Peter I. Mulé
Senior Business Leader Who Excels In Business Planning & Reducing Costs
Collaborative finance professional, strong leadership skills, strength in understanding business processes and drivers of profitability. Proven capacity to manage within a matrix organization.
Recognize gaps in plans and procedures. Known for being highly-motivated, innovative, and team-oriented. Core Competencies include:
Strategic & Operational Planning
Profit & Loss Analysis
Strong Communication Skills
DUPONT, St Louis, MO 2000 – March, 2018
Global Finance Manager – Protein Business (2011 – 2018)
Served as financial lead in $1B B2B business unit. Prepare business analysis for business leadership monthly, reviewing results against near term forecasts, budget and prior year. Lead financial management of strategic long-term business objectives and budget process. Support team on new capital requests, new product introductions, pricing, and profitability decisions.
Developed process for new product business reviews that was adopted across business unit platform.
Prepared detail analysis of plant closings along with cost reduction alternatives, improving profit 30%.
Supported separation and sale of $50M food safety business by preparing financial modeling and due diligence.
Director – Financial Planning and Analysis (2005 – 2011)
Supervised 5-member team with responsibilities for all business reporting for The Solae Company to parent (DuPont). Prepared corporate 5-year strategic plan and annual budget. Managed forecasting process for financial statements each month. Prepared and presented business analysis for current reporting. Handled all communications with JV partners on period results and analysis. Assumed business unit finance support while managing the corporate roll.
Reduced annual budget process from 7-months to 3 by sharing corporate objectives with field operations, reducing management review time, improving data collection tools, and review documents.
Implemented DuPont S&OP process ("DIBM") - 5 key steps –1-Product Review, 2-Demand Review, 3-Supply Review, 4-Integrated Reconciliation, 5-Management Business Review, allowing for organization to maintain one forecasting system.
Assigned for 2-years to cover for regional director of Asia Pacific region during transition while role was being eliminated. Promoted/ hired senior finance roles in 3 legal entities, allowing for smooth transition.
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Regional Director of Finance (2000 – 2005)
Oversaw all financial activities in South America and Mexico, along with management support for North America Protein and 2 global businesses with total revenue of $600M. Reported to Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to position: Regional Controller for LA and staff in 5 countries. Managed all general accounting, treasury and administrative activities in foreign subsidiaries. Additionally, directed budgeting, forecasting, management support in areas of pricing strategies and implementation, cost analysis, and controls.
Reviewed business processes in Germany Lecithin business, leading to administrative savings of $800K.
Managed implementation of global policies for SOX compliance in Latin America, meeting DuPont reporting requirements.
Led due diligence team in 2002 for formation of The Solae Company from 3 entities, creating $1.2B joint venture business unit.
ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
INTERSTATE BRANDS CORP. (Continental Baking Co.), Kansas City, MO
Director of Financial Controls, St. Louis, MO
Manager Financial Planning and Analysis, St. Louis, MO
Plant Controller, Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN
Manager of Accounting, Indianapolis, IN
Accounting Supervisor, Davenport, IA
Financial Management Trainee, Waterloo, IA
Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, DeKalb, IL
Bachelor of Science (BS), Accounting
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
CPA, State of Missouri