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Senior Operations and Supply Chain Manager

United States
February 06, 2018

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Noah Schwarzfeld

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Plantation, Florida 33322




Dedicated Senior Operations and Supply Chain Manager and effective leader who excels at using proven business methods to successfully reduce costs, streamline operations and increase productivity. Assertive and enthusiastic, with extensive knowledge of process optimization and an unsurpassed work ethic.

Professional Experience

Kira Labs, Inc.

Senior Operations and Supply Chain Manager, August 2016 – December 2017

Negotiate contracts and terms with 25 vendors resulting in over $250,000 in savings leading to stronger relationships with our business partners

Execute and renew bi-lateral contracts with top vendors including UPS, USPS, Berlin Packaging, Andler

Developed Vendor Management Integration tool to monitor and track vendor’s performance to ensure supplier commitments and deliveries that support material requirements planning (MRP) allowing cross functional relationships with business units allowing us to communicate and maintain the supply chain

Ensure all vendor contracts met the standard of the organization and are consistent with the request for proposals

Follow up with vendors to ensure the on time in full delivery of the goods met actual delivery date

Expertly supported and managed day-to-day purchasing operations

Integrate functional strategies, utilizing business expertise to reach financial and operational objectives

Plan, deploy, and lead all Lean activities that will produce significant cost savings though productivity, quality, waste reduction improvements, and improving business processes.

Manage 45 employees with six direct reports across multiple departments including compounding, shop floor/production, fulfillment, shipping/receiving

Improve production output enabling company’s throughput to be 920,000 units in Q4 of 2016 while maintaining an on time in full delivery metric of over 97%

Identification of slow moving inventory for Sales Department to use to create new SKU’s, resulting in generation of new sales and reduction of inventory on hand

Implemented a 5S auditing system to improve plant organization and housekeeping

Successful implementation of ERP to streamline process and information across entire organization

Set challenging cross-functional objectives that support the organizational goals and strategies

Represent product areas of risk and proposed mitigations to executive leadership

Develop plans for managing/retaining talent inside organization and for improving leadership strength

Mentor individuals to set personal objectives and grow within the organization along their desired career path

Manage and supervise firm operations daily including purchases, supply chains, manufacturing, resourcing, and distribution

Operations and Supply Chain Manager, January 2013 – August 2016

Consistently championed the most cost-effective solutions negotiating contracts with new and existing suppliers; efforts played a vital role in saving company $250K in 2014 and $300K in 2015

Implemented inventory reduction program resulting in savings of $150,000 in five months (December 2015 through April 2016)

Strategically sourced new vendors and managed existing vendor relationships for all indirect materials services and fixed assets

Instituted reliable forecasts through demand planning, which has helped improve the accuracy of revenue forecasts, align inventory levels through high and low periods of demand to support company profitability

Managed 25 employees across multiple departments including compounding, shop floor/production, fulfillment, shipping/receiving

Streamlined the scheduling process as well as maximized capacity planning utilization which has allowed the shop floor to consistently produce between 30,000 units per day

Operations Manager, January 2012 – January 2013

Negotiated contracts with 15 suppliers (components, raw materials, inbound and outbound logistics), which resulted in over $100,000 in savings

Implemented the use of third party logistics software that integrated with e-commerce platforms to ensure 95% success delivery rate

Established relationships with new global markets to increase company and brand awareness in countries such as Russia, Norway, Germany and Latin America.

Managed 15 people and encouraged cross training and peer mentoring, and created team cohesion by involving staff in rollouts and strategic planning.

Increased sales from $426,400 to $1,006,335 on ecommerce brands - an increase of 58%.

Operations Supervisor, November 2010 – January 2012

Used Google Analytics to target markets to increase sales and order volume by reducing customer acquisition cost reducing cost per click

Managed 236 SKU's over 8 different websites on e-commerce platforms such as Volusion, Magento and WordPress

Accessible Home Health Care

Digital Marketing Analyst, August 2009 – October 2010

Managed projects including organic optimization, paid search marketing, blog implementation and link building

Developed insightful, thorough recommendations to improve technical, design, content, on-page and off-page optimization elements

Analyzed client websites to support franchisees growth opportunities

Designed and delivered training classes to various customer groups


University of Central Florida

Master of Business Administration

May 2009

University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

May 2006


APICS Certification

Expected August 2018


Microsoft Office – Proficient in Excel (vLookups, hLookups, Pivot Tables, Index Function)

cGMP, 5S and Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing Practices

ERP Implementation – Trek Global

WMS Implementation – 3PL Central

Project Management Tools – Smartsheets

Flowchart Tools – SmartDraw

FileMaker Pro 14

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