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Manager Project Management

Location:
Easton, Pennsylvania, 18045, United States
Posted:
November 29, 2017

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ROBERT J. BOSAK

**** **** ***** ***** ******, PA 18045 610-***-**** email: ac3jbz@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Proven Corporate Finance Professional with 20 years of experience in financial analysis and planning. High performer with rare combination of superior analytic skills along with excellent communication/presentation skills. Fast learner with the ability to adapt quickly to new concepts/environments. Areas of expertise include:

Results Reporting Budget Development

Financial Modeling Variance Analysis

Project Management Presentation Skills

Financial Systems Analysis Strong Computer Skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment Manager (CPFR) – Global Operations

Crayola LLC, Easton, PA 2011-Present

Promoted in May 2011 to Manager in Operations Division into a newly created role which provides a critical link between key customer accounts and Crayola Operations.

Manage key retail programs (Back to School, Holiday Promotions, Retail Planogram Resets) to insure that product is produced and shipped on-time to meet the timelines associated with setting the programs in-store for several of Crayola’s largest customers.

Provide analysis and recommendations that enable the business to make better, more profitable decisions with respect to forecasting, inventory management, trade spending, and logistics.

Partner with Sales Team, internal and external cross-functional partners to validate and refine business building financial models to improve ROI, margin, and inventory turns.

Senior Financial Analyst - Manufacturing and Marketing Support

Crayola LLC, Easton, PA 2006-2010

Joined Crayola LLC (formerly Binney & Smith) in March 2006 to provide finance support to the Crayon manufacturing cell as well as the Marketing organization.

Develop budget, report actuals, and perform ROI analysis for capital investments for the Crayon manufacturing cell, Crayola’s largest product line.

Provide finance support to two of Crayola’s Marketing Platform teams. Responsibilities include developing cost estimates for new products, budget development, and tracking revenue and expenses versus plan.

Develop cost estimates for special merchandising displays and make recommendations to senior-level management based on profit margin and expected sales of the displays.

Senior Financial Analyst - Profitability and Standard Costing

AT&T Business Services, Bedminster, NJ 2004 - 2005

Strategic member of cross-functional team that developed a model that produced P&L statements at the product, segment, and

customer level for AT&T Business Services (ABS). This functionality enabled ABS to analyze financials at a detailed level.

Developed cost allocation methodologies that use activity based drivers to assign expenses at the product, segment, and customer levels.

Review methodology with Senior-Level Management periodically to optimize the model and to obtain approval across the entire organization.

Perform monthly bookclose functions, budget development, and budget to actuals variance explanations for product-level financials.

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Finance Manager - EyeProfit Team

AT&T Consumer Services, Morristown, NJ 2001 - 2003

Promoted to Finance Manager in Consumer Finance organization to assist with the development of a more complex Customer Profitability Model (EyeProfit) due to my prior experience with profitability modeling. This web-based tool provided managers with detailed financial and operational data in a timely manner in order to make better business decisions. Served as key member of project team from Proof of Concept Stage through full implementation. Managed 3 Financial Analysts.

Developed and maintained cost assignment methodology. Worked with partners across AT&T Consumer Services (ACS) to determine appropriate drivers of expense and designed algorithms to assign expenses down to the customer level.

Performed detailed quality assurance testing once system was implemented and continued to perform monthly reconciliation checks against official ACS financial systems to validate the integrity of the system.

Trained over 100 ACS associates on the use of and the capabilities of the EyeProfit system. Also, conducted one on one awareness sessions with Senior-level managers to inform them on the capabilities and uses of the system.

Business Analyst - Database Marketing

AT&T Consumer Services, Basking Ridge, NJ 1998 - 2000

Promoted from Associate Finance Manager to support customer profitability modeling project in Database Marketing organization. This project was AT&T Consumer Services first attempt at customer level profitability reporting. Managed one Analyst.

Developed statistical and rule-based models that calculate profitability at the individual customer level for AT&T’s Long Distance, Local, Wireless, and Internet businesses.

Helped maximize profit by educating Marketing organizations on the strategic and tactical uses of the Customer

Profitability models.

Determined the financial impact of different business strategies. AT&T implemented a $3 minimum surcharge to low usage customers as a result of a $300M cost savings opportunity that was identified with the help of the profitability model.

Provided ad hoc data analyses for Marketing managers who used information to make funding decisions regarding several

marketing campaigns.

Associate Finance Manager - Access Financial Organization

AT&T Network Services Division, Bedminster, NJ 1993 - 1997

Hired by AT&T after completing Graduate School. Provided stronger analytical capabilities than prior college hires that had Finance/MBA backgrounds.

Developed expense budgets, reported actuals, and explained variances for nationwide access charges (AT&T’s single largest expense item).

Mechanized expense reporting process using data analysis and spreadsheet techniques; resulted in a 50% reduction in cycle time.

EDUCATION

MS, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Penn State University, 1993

Focus: Quantitative Business Analysis

GPA = 4.0/4.0

BS, Mathematics, Penn State University, 1991

Focus: Applied Mathematics

GPA = 3.81/4.0

Master’s Certificate, Project Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1999

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook, Access, Oracle, SAS, Crystal, Cognos, Oracle BI and SAP Reporting



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