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Manager Management

Beacon, New York, 12508, United States
November 27, 2017

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Steven J. Pavlovic

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Beacon, NY **508


Management Professional

A highly accomplished senior leadership professional with extensive experience in automation, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and maintenance in the Food and Beverage industries while being committed to fostering a culture of excellence with teamwork focused on quality, compliance, productivity, efficiency and profit.


Systems Selection

Project Management

Design for Automation

Systems Integration

Lean Manufacturing

Personnel Supervision


Set-Up Time Reduction

Inventory Optimization

Equipment Justification

Process Improvement

Training & Development

WMS/ERP Implementation

Production Planning

Plant Layout

Professional Experience

Barrie House Coffee Company Elmsford, NY September 2012 – July 2017

Director of Operations 2013 - 2017

Complete P&L ownership of a multi-location coffee roasting, packaging and warehousing business through effective departmental management of shipping, receiving, warehouse, production planning, maintenance, E-commerce, roasting plant and four unique packaging environments

Lead manufacturing, facilities, maintenance, staffing and software improvements/upgrades through Project Management

oDesign and installation oversight of an upgraded Nitrogen Bulk Application, backup generator and compressor systems to improve energy efficiencies and expand manufacturing capabilities

oDesigned and acted as General Contractor on three separate construction projects which expanded production environments by 32,000 square feet, one of which contained a negative pressure environment to accommodate production of sugar based products

oPurchased and implemented Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that was directly responsible for an annual savings of $115,000 through downtime reduction, inventory management and overtime elimination

Operations Manager 2013

Led the creation of a new operating group to accommodate state of the art automation through defining responsibilities, developing standardized operating procedures, setting goals, encouraging autonomy, and motivating performance throughout the warehouse, four production environments across two facilities

Established the change planning function by leading design change implementations and model changeovers while maintaining continuous production, identifying barriers to flow, developing administrative processes, and action plans to eliminate operational down time, measure and minimize material loss resulting in $280,000 savings annually

oCoordinated the transition to a more durable, cross-compatible and cost effective air valve resulting in an annual savings of $109,000 in addition to standardizing the valve supply across 11 unique machine applications

oRedesigned conveyor flow on four machine centers to allow for a three minute packaging queue to address the average amount of downtime required to clear the top six most common faults that stopped production. This resulted in a downtime reduction of 17%

Supply Chain and Process Improvement Manager 2012- 2013

Responsible for overseeing all purchasing and inventory functions including contract negotiation and lead vendor communications

oDeveloped and applied algorithm models for the trending and seasonal patterns.

Managed WIP and RAW warehouse operations with 37 employees. The new warehouse was set up to maintain an inventory of 2,200 part numbers preparatory to plant layout changes

oEstablished new operating procedures and job-specific training programs

oApplied: Gemba Walks, 5S, daily 10 minute employee exchange meetings; addressing startup issues and procedure improvements

oDeveloped a database for identifying the multiple part locations for each item and applied to it 2,200 parts. The use of this database was expanded and is now used for all 4,100 WIP and RAW parts

Prestige Industries North Bergen, NJ November 2010 – September 2012

Plant Manager

Implemented lean manufacturing in flagship location that enabled single unit mixed model production while setting up a new facility during live production

oIntroduced Kanban replenishment system, while applying Lean, Kaizen, and 5S to reduce floor inventory by 40%, labor hours by 21%, and manufacturing cycle time by 36%

oInstalled and implemented overhead laundry distribution system responsible for increasing productivity and automating process’ that eliminated production errors altogether

oOversaw the closure of two facilities in which the work volume was absorbed by new location through expanding operations and logistics

C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. Newburgh, NY April 2002 – November 2010

Systems Automation Manager - Automated Division of C&S 2007 - 2010

Promoted to oversee final stages of Beta site construction and complete integration to traditional picking and warehouse functions

Responsible for initial staffing, purchasing, inventory, maintenance and lead conduit for all automated to traditional warehouse communications

oRedesigned and simplified cost centers, work centers, routings, and bills of materials utilizing group technology aligned with value stream operations and reduce lot sizes, inventory, and posting requirements

oExecuted Value Stream Mapping and TAKT time calculation, operating procedures, parameters, and work instructions along with implementing additional robotics, fixtures, and layouts to reduce floor inventory by 75%, labor hours by 19%, and manufacturing cycle time by 20%

oImplemented advanced traffic management pattern that resulted in a time savings of 25 seconds per cycle, ultimately resulting in an increase of throughput by 14%

Shift Manager 2004 - 2007

Responsible for all aspects of shipping, receiving, cross dock, OS&D and staff management within a 210,000 square foot facility

oRedesigned staffing model to accommodate a two shift, three day per week work schedule for 175 support associates

oAssisted in the implementation of Red Prarie engineered labor standards which were responsible for decreasing staff size by 10% and increasing productivity by 18% using an incentive based payment model

Warehouse Supervisor 2002 - 2004

Assigned daily work assignments for as many as fifty hourly employees per shift and oversaw operations within the designated areas

Led a team of management professionals in implementing performance improvement plans

oDeveloped Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for product selection using voice directed system

oDesigned and implemented Best Practices for assembling and shipping outbound loads through deep dive analysis of all involved positions


University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ – Masters of Business Administration 2017

University of Alabama at Birmingham- Birmingham, AL – Bachelors of Nursing 2001


6-Sigma Black Belt – Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc

Lean Demand Flow Technology (DFT) – High Impact Coaching & Strategies, Inc

Value Analysis – Value Analysis, Inc.

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