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Director of Supply Chain Management

Oradell, New Jersey, United States
November 28, 2017

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Douglas Pedalino

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Strong background in managing global supply chain operations with comprehensive experience in eCommerce transportation, logistics fulfillment, including international ocean freight, domestic truck load, LTL and small parcel. Highly organized and results-oriented. Lead countless initiatives demonstrating strong project management skills that have resulted in reduced operating expenses > $100M through Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement efforts and negotiations. Extensive experience in Omni-channel capabilities.

Alex Brands, Inc.

Director, Supply Chain Management, Fairfield, NJ (November 2015 – Present)

Led end-to-end logistics, fulfillment, transportation, and supply chain management operations globally.

Reduced Amazon p.o. cancellation rate from > 50% to < 1% by deploying Lean Six Sigma Principles.

Led Global Ocean and Domestic Transportation RFP’s and initiatives resulting in > $3.0M in savings.

Leveraged Carrier base resulting in reduced freight spend and improved service across multiple DC’s.

Managed eCommerce projects with 3PL fulfillment operations resulting in 44% growth over 2 year period.

Toys “Я” Us

Director, eCommerce Transportation, Wayne, NJ (May 2012 – August 2015)

Manage eCommerce transportation and fulfillment operations for $1B digital on-line business.

Oversaw Parcel RFP negotiation that appeared in Wall Street Journal article (4/28/15) with $6.2M savings.

Responsible for budgeting and fully optimizing $125M total cost of shipping dotcom P&L.

Effectively grew Omni Channel sales network globally resulting in 300% increase over a 3 year period.

Project lead for numerous website development enhancements including on-line returns & economy freight.

Director, Distribution Operations, Wayne, NJ (March 2011 – April 2012)

Promoted to role responsible for overseeing 9 Retail DC’s, 5 eCommerce FC’s and 1Apparel 3pl. operation.

Oversaw Apparel West Coast 3PL setup with fulfillment operation supporting $1B apparel business.

Lead DC Asset Protection Team exceeding quality and safety standards (OSHA Recordable 4.7 vs. 5.5 PY)

Obtained Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and rolled out process improvement initiatives at all 10 retail DC’s.

Director, Babies "Я" Us Logistics, Wayne, NJ (June 2009 – February 2011)

Expanded home delivery service offering to all RUs brick and mortar stores in the entire country.

Cross functional project lead responsible for successful P&G Drymax launch and being first to market.

Ben Franklin award for creating new revenue stream by storing Pepsi in underutilized Midlothian, TX DC.

Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Director, Domestic Transportation and DC Bypass, North Bergen, NJ (October 2008 – May 2009)

Responsible for small parcel transportation for retail and outlet store network consisting of over 500 stores.

Managed parcel savings for Lucky Brands, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade and DKNY of $1.9MM in 6 months.

Avon Products, Inc.

Senior Manager, Outbound Transportation, North America, Rye, NY (January 2008 – September 2008)

Effectively managed Transportation team of 50 associates across North America responsible for outbound domestic surface and small parcel with $135MM annual budget.

Lead Strategic Sourcing Initiative (SSI) resulting in radical reduction in operating expenses of $2MM.

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Avon Products, Inc.

Senior Manager, Domestic Transportation, North America, Rye, NY (November 2005 – December 2007)

Managed Logistics Transportation team of 10 associates responsible for inbound line-haul, intermodal and LTL domestic surface and Hazmat / CTPAT compliance with $100MM annual budget.

Strategic Sourcing Initiative (SSI) lead for Global Transportation RFP leading to $11M in annual savings.

Coordinated 2nd Annual Avon Logistics Conference with 150 Provider Attendees at Mohegan Sun – 07/07.

Manager, International Logistics, Rye, NY (August 2003 – October 2005)

Managed Logistics team of 10 associates that were responsible for import and export operations.

Negotiated Intl. and Domestic air, ocean carrier rate reductions resulting in $5M cost savings.

Designed and implemented Acuitive Solutions web-based airfreight quotation system - $3M in cost savings.

Toys “Я” Us

Distribution Center Manager, Pine Brook, NJ (January 2003- July 2003)

Effectively managed warehouse operations of 140k sq. ft. Toys “Я” Us/ Imaginarium DC with staff of 50.

Coordinate the receipt, storage and shipping of merchandise to 37 Imaginarium freestanding stores.

Logistics Operations Manager, Paramus, NJ (2002-2003)

Managed operations related to distribution, transportation and inventory management for new corporate venture, “Toy Box”, establishing shops in supermarket chains. Chair supply chain leadership committee.

Successfully created supply chain operational processes to support rollout to 50 Albertson grocery stores.

Logistics Expediting Manager, Paramus, NJ (2000-2002)

Structured new corporate Logistics Expediting department. Supervised six management associates.

Achieved strategic initiative of driving in-stock items from 80% to 95% resulting in increased sales of $10MM on advertised, key and hot items, 10% below $140MM domestic transportation budget.

Manager of Purchasing Administration, Paramus, NJ (1993-2000).

Managed Purchasing staff of 30 managers and associates creating Vendor Compliance Program in Asia.

Active role in Asia Consolidation transition from ACS to USC (now DHL) reduced operation expense $5M

Electronic Data Interchange Supervisor, Rochelle Park, NJ (1991-1993)

Supervised EDI Support Group and managed 1,000 Trading Partner accounts.

Published and maintained EDI standard operating procedures.

Store Manager, Totowa/Paramus, NJ (1987-1991).

Managed 100’s of Associates in front-end operations, merchandising and receiving for #1 store in chain.


MBA Courses

Villanova University - Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and launch to Logistics Supply Chain (April 2012).

Penn State / Lehigh University Lean Six Sigma for continuous improvement certifications (Jan. / March 2011).

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ (1983-1987).

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