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Manager Supply Chain

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, 15044, United States
February 20, 2018

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David M. Vargo 412.***.****

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Gibsonia, PA 15044

Professional Summary

Senior finance professional with expertise in:

financial management, business planning, accounting, reporting, and strategic transactions.

Effective leader with demonstrated ability to manage all business and financial activities, meet large-scale deliverables, and ensure enterprise success. Collaborate with cross-functional resources to build consensus, manage complex issues, and produce excellent results. Methodically assess situations and offer strategic recommendations to improve performance. Apply global business acumen and leadership skills to cultivate and manage high-performing teams that provide outstanding advisory service.

Strengths include:

Financial Analysis & Reporting Team Direction & Motivation Financial Due Diligence

Process Reengineering Strategic Planning Cross-Functional Collaboration

Professional Experience


Director - Finance

(Director FP&A) – Tasked with building and leading a formal FP&A team for Armada.

(Director of Corporate Services) – Led all aspects of the treasury and cash management function. Responsible for managing the working capital financing facility while advising on capital strategy formulation. Additional responsibility for: Corporate G&A, Leases, Capital, Insurance, and Tax.

(Director of Finance) – Led the finance team for Darden Direct Logistics and was a member of the executive leadership team accountable for the overall results of the business unit.

Select Accomplishments:

Co-led 40+ member Darden business unit. Achieved significant improvement in client relationship via controls, visibility, and accountability within the partnership.

Rebuilt finance staff after a significant level of turnover.

Created an organizational wide pro-forma process focusing on pricing and resource strategy.

Led a refinance under a new credit facility and a recapitalization due to exiting an external equity partner.

Executed an entity restructuring plan that eliminated 8 legal entities under a phased approach.

Finance lead on overall evaluation of financial processes and organizational structure.

H.J. HEINZ COMPANY 2011-2013

Senior Manager - Group Leader (Business Planning - Heinz North America- Foodservice)

Led all aspects of the forecasting process for a $1.5B Foodservice business. Partnered with Sales and Marketing to help develop the strategic initiatives to drive the business. Identified risks to delivering the target and developed contingency plans to mitigate those risks. Led the planning team that was responsible for all business units.

Select Accomplishments:

Collaborated with product managers to develop line strategies, establish pricing, and provide analysis for new product launches.

Finance Lead on Innovation/Transformation Projects (Dip & Squeeze, Snap & Squeeze, Proprietary Triage, etc.).

Simplified and improved commercial finance activities including pricing, bid and contract management.

Coordinated process to develop and deliver monthly reporting package and presentation to leadership team.

Participated in various activities (Recruiting, Intern Program, Finance Leadership Development Program Champion, etc.).

H.J. HEINZ COMPANY 2008-2011

Manager – Financial Planning (Heinz World Headquarters)

Responsible for the global consolidation of Business Unit Strategic Plans, Annual Operating Plans, and Forecasts.

Select Accomplishments:

Developed new insights and new ways of analyzing and understanding the company's performance.

Created strong working relationships with Business Unit finance teams around the world and various WHQ functions including Strategy, Investor Relations, Accounting & Reporting, Tax, and Treasury.

Developed and expanded the 'Business Unit Owner' organizational structure within the WHQ Financial Planning and Analysis group.

Key contributor for all executive presentations (Office of the Chairman, Board of Directors, External Investor Communication, etc.).

H.J. HEINZ COMPANY 2003-2008

Senior Accountant - Principal Accountant (Heinz World Headquarters)

SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting, SOX/Internal Controls, Numerous Acquisition/Divestiture Projects, FP&A.

DELOITTE 2000-2003

Audit Lead on large scale engagements (Manufacturing, Retail, and Healthcare)

Education & Professional Credentials


MBA - Concentration in Finance


CPA Exam - Certification


BSBA- Accounting

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