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Supply Chain Project Manager

Royersford, Pennsylvania, 19468, United States
March 02, 2011

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David P. Freeburn

*** ****** ***** C 267-***-****

Royersford, PA 19468 O 484-***-****

Summary of Qualifications

Skilled Project Manager and Financial Business Partner. Offering a diverse

blend of expertise in the areas of Business Systems, Business Process

Improvement, Finance, and Engineering in the Pharmaceutical, Software, and

Manufacturing industries. Successfully communicate and interface

effectively with multiple departments and employees from executive to

support staff. Background includes technical and consulting support to

corporate, division, and site operations.

Areas of Expertise:

. Financial Analysis

. Business Planning

. Budgeting

. Capital Planning

. Return on Investment Analysis (ROI)

. Project & Program Management

. Lean Six Sigma

. SAP Finance & Procurement

. MS Office Suite

. Software Implementation

Professional Experience

Pfizer / Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA 1997 - 2010

Finance Business Partner - Quality & Supply Chain

(2008 - 2010)

Provided a broad range of financial support to senior corporate management

in the Global Quality & Compliance and Supply Chain organizations including

financial planning and forecasting for a $60M annual budget.

. Developed reporting process utilizing Hyperion Essbase in response to

a Quality management business need to capture "Global Cost of Quality"

across domestic and international locations.

. Collaborated with Quality leadership team to reduce expenditures by


. Advised and instructed Quality personnel on financial justification of

Lean Six Sigma projects and other cost improvement program submissions

including "Lean Labs."

o Initiative resulted in laboratory efficiency savings of

approximately 30%.

. Served as Quality Representative on the capital planning committee.

. Provided financial support for a $30M supply chain program to improve

product tracking & traceability.

Manager Quality Administration

(1998 - 2008)

Responsible for financial planning activities, monitoring of compliance

activities, as well as project management and support services for the

Global Quality organization. Provided support for tracking of operational


. Coordinated preparation of several management reports tracking key

quality, regulatory, and compliance issues for senior management.

. Performed process mapping and developed guidelines to streamline the

data collection process.

o Resulted in 30% reduction in preparation time.

. Performed flow charting of business processes within the quality and

supply chain organization resulting in improved efficiencies such as

elimination of redundant reporting of information.

. Project/Program Manager for implementation of a multi-site Laboratory

Information Management System.

o Overall project management for (LIMS), including project

funding, liaising with IT and Quality leads, requirements

development, documentation, assignment of resources for core

team and sites, validation effort, and audit response.

Manager, Industrial Engineering

(1997 - 1998)

Provided industrial engineering and financial support for the International

Division, including: product cost analysis, evaluation of plant expansions,

consolidations and other initiatives to rationalize the overall

effectiveness of supply chain operations.

. Examined cost ramifications and return on investment of plant

expansions and consolidations.

. Performed detailed Product cost analysis including transfer pricing

across multiple manufacturing sites.

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Largotim North America, Moorestown, NJ 1996 - 1997


Provided consulting, training, project management, and support services for

the implementation of comprehensive enterprise software (QAD) supporting

manufacturing, distribution, and financial operations at client sites.

SPS Technologies, Inc., Jenkintown, PA Aerospace and Specialty Products

Manufacturer 1978 - 1996

Director Corporate Manufacturing Services, Purchasing, Capital

Expenditures, & Facilities (1986 - 1996)

Responsible for central manufacturing support services for all locations.

Directed a staff of 12.

Corporate Services & Process Improvement

. Key member of a project team responsible for start-up of a new $6M

manufacturing facility.

. Incorporated cellular manufacturing and lean concepts into the

production process to minimize work-in-process and improve work flow.

Facility was operational in 9 months, ahead of schedule.

. Managed corporate-wide cost and productivity improvement program

achieving annual savings of $5M.

. Consulted with all locations to advocate for the implementation of

Lean concepts across the organization.

o Setup of work cells and investing in equipment with enhanced

capabilities such as preset tooling to allow for single minute

exchange of dies.


. Prepared financial justification, approval, documentation of

functional requirements, issuing requests for quotations (RFQ's), and

purchase orders.

. Maintained active vendor relationships to ensure awareness of emerging

technologies and processes.

. Negotiated corporate purchasing agreements for: manufacturing

equipment, computers and software.

Capital & Asset Management

. Managed a $20M capital program: budgeting, planning, purchasing,

expenditure tracking, and auditing.

. Subject matter expert for Return on Investment (ROI) analysis for cost

improvement and capital programs.

Facilities Management

. Implemented an Energy management system, achieving a 20% reduction in

energy costs.

. Partnered with casualty insurance company as well as the corporate law

department to develop risk reduction plans for domestic and

international company locations.

. Reduced the facilities operating budget by 25% while maintaining

existing service levels by partnering with vendors and maintenance

staff to improve efficiencies.

Project, Applications, Proposal, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing

Engineering (1978 - 1986)

Progressed in engineering positions of increasing responsibility across a

broad range of company divisions including precision parts fabrication,

development of automated warehouse material handling systems, and assembly

line automation equipment.


MBA, Computer & Informational Systems

Temple University Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA


BS, Mechanical Engineering

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Professional Development

Project Management Certificate Villanova University


Master Certificate in Six Sigma Villanova University


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Villanova University


Professional Memberships

Project Management Institute (PMI)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Association for Operations Management (APICS)

Technology Professionals Networking Group (TPNG)

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