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Supply Chain Program Manager

Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
April 05, 2018

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Executive Summary

Results-focused professional offering 15 years of progressive leadership experience in Supply Chain & Operations Management. Solution-driven manager who consistently exceeds goals and performs under pressure, in fast paced changing environments. Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Military Veteran (Israeli Air Force, ranked Captain). Dual citizenship: American and Israeli.

Professional Experience

IAP – Cape Canaveral, FL November 2015 to November 2017

Program Manager, Aviation & Engineering Services

Management of versatile portfolio of programs in the Aviation line of business. Continued leadership of the Repair & Return program after the sale of the business from DRS to IAP, offering a true end-to-end return management solution to foreign Governments in the US market. Member of an exclusive BD team, focused on innovation and high-tech offerings in the commercial world to be implemented in the defense sector.

Led the transition and integration process from DRS to IAP quickly and seamlessly, without negatively impact the operation of the program.

Selected to participate in the exclusive Forum for Growth program, a cross-functional team of 12 high performance individuals, chartered by the CEO with developing and leading a process by which IAP may diversify its revenue and/or profit streams with high-growth, high-margin innovative offerings in the fields of drones, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and more.

Managed a team of 7 electronics technicians, based out of Ft. Hood TX, in support of the Aircraft Survivability Equipment Trainer program utilized by the Army and its Foreign Military Sales clients, as a critical part of the Army’s mobile Opposing Force training system, to effectively train large force aircrews against any array of ground-based threats, including anti-aircraft artillery and infrared surface-to-air missiles.

Managed a depot level repair service program for the US Air-Force complex integrated power supplies from the avionics automated test station equipment, meeting Turnaround time of 15 days for Surge/MICAP requirements and 45 days for routine requirements.

Active member of BD red teams, responding to RFI and RFP documents in the military aviation contracting world, in support of the US government and its allies.

DRS Technologies – Herndon, VA November 2007 - October 2015

Repair & Return Program Manager, Aviation & Logistics Line of Business

Leadership and management of a $108M direct commercial contracts providing Repair/Replace and Return support services to a foreign government. Overseeing all aspects of supplier’s selection and negotiations, customer support and interface, parts management, as well as business development.

Developed and implemented corrective plans of action to continuously reduce customer specified Turn Around Times and increase On Time Delivery rate.

Monitored the program’s budget, ensuring financial well-being of the program by analyzing cost effectiveness and exercising cost control.

Identified and selected more than 220 sources of repairs for thousands of parts and part numbers, emphasis on diminished parts manufacturers, negotiated repair pricing and contracts. Maintained a 3% or less cost escalation on a year-to-year basis.

Organized, designed and launched a 24/7 web based Program Asset Tracking application, enhancing asset tracking ability as well as measurement and reporting capabilities.

Developed and implemented an Executive “dashboard”, providing visual analysis of program Key Performance Indexes.

Increased operational profit margin from 2% to 9% over the course of the program.

Executed a performance improvement initiative which resulted in a follow-up sole source contract award.

Israel Defense Forces, Air-Force, Material Directorate September 2005- July 2007

Maintenance Work Planning Engineer

Responsible for inventory management, maintenance planning & scheduling operations for all IAF repairable weapons systems. Applied and developed multi-echelon inventory models for peace and war times. Produced IAF Maintenance work plans to depot centers in Israel, Europe, and the U.S.A, monthly. Provided statistical analysis of strategic demand plans, including what-if scenario modeling and decision support of different demand plan options. Head user of Oracle ERP maintenance module - in charge of system analysis and acceptance tests.

Led a Performance Based Logistics initiative to outsource foreign military sales Repair & Return maintenance program. Reducing overseas average TAT by 40%.

Performed cost/benefit analysis tests on repairable items in order to determine effectiveness of purchase versus repair.

Prepared simulations & Pareto analysis to understand the impact of supply variation on IAF operational availability, maximizing resource allocation towards key weapon systems.

Established and maintained logistics performance indicator reports. Conducted semi-annual management reviews at IAF headquarters, ensuring progress toward established readiness goals for war time.

Provided logistic training sessions and development activities to IAF Item Managers, improving maintenance planning skills.

Israel Defense Forces, Air-Force, Aerial Maintenance Unit – Israel February 2003-September 2005

Production Control & Planning Engineer

Responsible for planning aircraft work plans and job-shop coordination in IAF major depot center. Took initiative to introduce “Lean Maintenance and Logistics” tools, such as Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, 5S and Standard work principles, fostering efficiency across the board by reducing cost and eliminating waste.

Deployed and implemented critical chain project management methodology according to the Theory of Constraints on key air-craft overhaul projects, improving on-time-delivery back to the squadrons by 20%.

Key member of strategic KAIZEN teams, such as overhaul of F-100 engines and F-15/16 landing gears maintenance. Reducing “Aircraft On Ground” instances by 10%.

Redesigned unit’s warehouse facility layout, its processes and transportation procedures to expedite transfer of inoperable parts to the MRO shops, cutting lead time by 40%.

Developed and implemented scheduling algorithm for mechanical aircraft systems and repairable components based on reliability parameters (MTBF), propelling shop’s delivery metric from 75% to 90%.

Directed a staff of 4 web application developers, from concept through testing. Produced user manuals, trained users and developed procedures to integrate the applications throughout the unit, cultivating “paperless” working environment.

Led a cross-functional team, establishing a MS-SharePoint knowledge management platform designed to preserve and integrate the unit’s core documents and knowledge with that of the entire Air Force.

Provided coaching and guidance to Industrial Engineering students on year-end projects.

Created and conducted numerous extracurricular volunteer seminars and workshops for employees.

Awarded Unit’s Commander Outstanding Officer Award for 2005.

Education & Training

Six Sigma – Lean Black Belt Professional, July 2016

MSI - Management and Strategy Institute

Master Certificate – Supply Chain Management: Manufacturing Planning & Control, July 2013

Michigan State University – The Eli Broad College of Business

MBA: Management of Technology-Based Firms, Dec 2007

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science: Industrial Engineering & Management, July 2002

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Technical Skills: MS Office suit including Access & MS-Project, Oracle ERP, Pentagon 2000, Salesforce CRM.

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