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Supply Chain Sales

Whittier, California, United States
April 25, 2018

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Bridget Wirtz Page * of *


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~ EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ~ Performance-driven operations executive possessing a breadth of expertise in managing multi-site operations, international supply chain management/distribution, business development, financial/P&L management, product development, ecommerce and business planning. Adept in championing high-impact strategies that drive growth and maximize revenue via the development of supply chain, multi-channel distribution and operational strategies designed to enhance competitiveness, spearhead growth, reduce costs, increase revenues, and achieve bottom-line growth and profit yields. Expertise in orchestrating dramatic operational, quality, productivity and performance improvements, while formulating strategies to increase revenue, bolster long-term value and grow business model.

• Operations Management

• Productivity Enhancement

• Strategic Planning/Forecasting

• Expense & Cost Control

• Supply Chain Management

• Team Management/Training

• Process Improvement

• Business Analysis

• Intl. Distribution Operations

• Capital/Facility Budgeting

• Project Management

• Transportation Management


Sugarfina Inc. Los Angeles, CA 2016 - 2017

VICE PRESIDENT, Distribution Operations

Directed and oversaw all aspects of distribution and supply chain operations, to include areas such as production, sales and service, allocation, distribution, vendor compliance, e-commerce, facilities/capacity planning and fulfillment across multiple distribution centers servicing high-end department store, mass chain, grocery, specialty boutiques, hotels, and international distributors. Collaborated with CEO, COO, sales, retail operations, planning, finance, marketing, merchandising, and visual.

• Redesigned the layout of multiple distribution facilities/centers to increase throughput and safety; implemented distribution center policies, procedures, work rules and a new safety training program.

• Acquired and retained a state-of-the-art food grade production co-packer partner to take on additional volume and projected growth, and a food grade 3PL to handle all inbound receipts to resolve critical space capacity issues.

• Built and launched the new sales service department to support sales and retail operations; partnered in creating forecasts and inventory turns for labor and capacity planning requirements.

• Negotiated contracts for freight, equipment purchasing, facility improvements, packaging and overhead expenses.

• Installed security measures such as cameras, increased guards, building access cards, and bag checks to deter theft. HQ Brands LLC Los Angeles, CA 2015 - 2016


Managed all aspects of operations for areas including supply chain, human resources, IT, planning and production, inventory control, allocation and distribution, vendor compliance, chargebacks, capacity planning and direct fulfillment for high-end department stores, mass chain, specialty boutiques, hotels, e-commerce, and international distributors.

• Directed the sourcing and negotiation of the new company headquarters and distribution center; identified and led initiatives to improve inventory tracking of contractor minimums, replenishment and seasonal re-order business.

• Led the negotiation of contracts, capital equipment purchases, facility improvements, packaging and overhead expenses; initiated and lead ERP, e-commerce and WMS replacement projects.

• Partnered in creating the North American division’s budget, capital expenditure processes and strategic planning/forecasting for next 5 years; negotiated new insurance rates and added employee benefits.

• Renegotiated lower costs on all freight, packaging, office supplies, cell phones and corporate utility bills.

• Created employee handbook, travel/entertainment policy, safety programs, and forecasting tools to maximize cash flow; negotiated new 3PL rates and attained a new processing facility resulting in a 20% reduction in CPU. Dylan’s Candy Bar Los Angeles, CA 2013 - 2014


Directed all aspects of supply chain and distribution, IT/IS, planning and production, inventory control, customer service, vendor compliance, capacity planning, and direct fulfillment for retail stores, high-end department stores, specialty boutiques, hotels and e-commerce in collaboration with executive management and all internal departments. Bridget Wirtz Page 2 of 2

• Negotiated all freight contracts, equipment purchasing, facility improvements, packaging and overhead expenses.

• Created and signed a contract with a new DC partner saving the company over $400K in the first year.

• Negotiated and acquired new small parcel contracts saving 23% over the prior year spend and new packaging for retail stores resulting in annual savings of over $30K.

• Spearheaded the selection, purchasing and implementation of new ERP, WMS, planning software and POS systems.

• Designed the layout, racking requirements, equipment and space planning for new distribution center. Hudson Jeans Commerce, CA 2012 - 2013


Directed all aspects of operations, to include all operational, distribution, supply chain and financial performance, team management, overhead cost control, vendor compliance, capacity planning and production efficiency/safety and fulfillment for high- end department stores, 300+ specialty boutiques and e-commerce; international distributors in Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, Dubai, Korea, and China.

• Led the negotiation of all freight contracts, equipment purchasing, facility improvements, packaging and overhead expenses., while driving operations performance to achieve/exceed budgets and key performance indicators.

• Developed/monitored budget/cost controls; renegotiated freight costs resulting in 35% savings compared to prior year.

• Sourced, leased and coordinated the relocation of company’s fabric and trim facility saving $65K annually.

• Initiated chargeback process to hold 3PL and contractor base accountable; recovered $100K+ annually.

• Created budget, capital expenditure and project plan for board approval to bring the distribution process in house in 2014; projected to save $250K annually, while meeting flexible capacity requirements and improving order fulfillment. James Perse Enterprises Vernon, CA 2010 - 2012

VICE PRESIDENT, Distribution & Sales Service

Managed and led all aspects of distribution operations, sales, capacity planning and order fulfillment for 24 retail/e-commerce stores, high-end department stores and 500+ specialty boutiques via international distributors in the UK, Australia, Japan, Dubai and Canada. Managed Sales Service department supporting bi-coastal sales and planning teams, while managing the negotiation of freight contracts, equipment purchasing, facility improvements, packaging and overhead expenses.

• Reduced temp labor and overtime costs by 75% within the first 6 months while maintaining same throughput.

• Decreased physical inventory time from 9+ days to less than 2 days.

• Renegotiated and lowered operational expenses in areas such as freight, office and packaging supplies; reduced chargebacks 25% via implementation of a departmental vendor compliance education program.

• Sourced, leased and coordinated the relocation of the company’s operational headquarters. Lucky Brand Jeans (Liz Claiborne) Vernon, CA 2001 - 2010 VICE PRESIDENT, Distribution & Sales Service (2005-2010) DIRECTOR, Supply Chain Operations (2003-2005)/DIRECTOR, Distribution (2001-2003) Directed all supply chain operational processes including order processing, distribution, capacity planning and order fulfillment for 240 retail stores, major high-end department stores, 250+ specialty and international accounts. Managed Sales Service that supported bi-coastal based sales teams and oversaw freight contracts, equipment purchasing, facility improvements, packaging and overhead expenses.

• Defined and implemented metrics to measure planning performance, maintain accuracy of planning data, and implement/improve all supply planning processes/systems.

• Created teams composed of subject matter experts to optimize fulfillment and supply chain management.

• Proactively identified and coordinated corporate, distribution and supply chain cost reduction initiatives that focused on creating greater efficiencies, managing costs and streamlining daily operations.

• Reduced cost per unit (CPU) year-over-year and maintained lowest CPU in the Liz Claiborne distribution network for 8 years, with budget savings averaging 20% per year.

• Renegotiated freight and packaging contracts resulting in a 15% rate reduction, while realizing a total expense savings of $550K (18% of budget) in 2009.

• Initiated pre-pack and DC bypass program; created direct ship programs for international trading partners/customers.

• Designed retail carton consolidation methodology for existing WMS system; planned multi-channel distribution labor to balance retail and wholesale needs without fluctuations in payroll or productivity. EDUCATION

Associate of Arts ~ Marymount California University, Palos Verdes, CA Business Administration ~ California State University, Long Beach

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