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Supply Chain Financial Analyst

Lisle, Illinois, United States
March 20, 2019

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Juergen A. Halle

**W*** Campton Woods Drive

Elburn, Illinois60119

630-***-**** (cell)


A practical strategist with a diverse background in finance, strategy, supply-chain, operations, consulting, marketing and business development. Excellent leadership, teamwork, communication and presentation skills and the ability to work at all levels of the organization effectively. Particular strengths include the ability to think at a strategic level but also execute and deliver tangible results as well as motivate people and create enthusiasm.


JAH Advisors

Principal (2015-Present) Chicago, IL

§Helping consumer-focused businesses optimize & capture quantifiable business improvements

§Serving as a part-time CEO/CFO/CPO for organizations that don’t have the resources or size to hire a full-time resource

§Assisted a private equity firm to optimize the performance of several restaurant brands & locations as VP of Financial Planning & Analysis

Caspian Royal Fish & Caviar Chicago, IL

Chief Financial Officer (2015- 2016)

§Start-up venture that will raise Russian Sturgeon in an aquaculture environmentally-friendly location and harvest the caviar utilizing a no-kill harvesting method

ConAgra Foods/Lamb Weston Naperville, IL

Senior Director International Finance (2013-2014) Senior Director Supply Chain Optimization & Strategy (2007-2013)

§Managed the overall profitability of Lamb Weston’s $600 million revenue International Business Unit which experienced 15% growth in profitability during my tenure

§Responsible for pricing, margin management & hedging for our key international customers & markets

§Responsible for annual operating plan & quarterly forecasting updates to senior management

§Responsible for creating, analyzing and leveraging supply chain opportunities within the $3 billion Lamb Weston business unit that take advantage of scale and presence in the marketplace with emphasis on implementing logistics strategies and incorporating 21st century buying techniques

§Led automated storage & retrieval project(ASRS) that will save $10+ million in annual recurring costs— CEO stated it was ConAgra’s largest strategic project in 2014-2015 and industry-changing technology

§Led SKU rationalization effort that has reduced operating complexity within the plant operations by reducing SKU’s by 20%

McDonald’sCorporation Oak Brook, IL

Senior Director World-Wide Supply Chain—Financial Strategy (2005- 2007) Director of Strategy & Business Development (2002-2004)

§CFO for Global Supply Chain responsible for ensuring that McDonald’s $18+ billion supply-chain provides predictable and competitive prices for our system by utilizing 21st century sourcing strategies—results to date have led to over $105 million in savings for food & paper for our restaurants in 18 months

§Global team lead for McDonald’s Logistics and Supply Chain Integration Technology project that provides a restaurant sales information through our supply-chain which will generate over $130 million in benefits

§Led the completion of pricing protocols that outline McDonald’s business relationship with its top 12 global suppliers (covering approx. 60% of all spend)



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R.R. Donnelley Logistics Services Willowbrook, IL

Director of Strategy & Business Development (2000-2002)

§Managed the profitability for $480 million package delivery business subsidiary of R.R. Donnelley (NYSE: DNY). Efforts resulted in a turn-around of $1 million per month in losses to a $300k per month in positive contribution margin

§Created strategic alliances that generated over $2 million in cost savings and over $20 million in revenue

Booz-Allen & Hamilton Chicago, IL

Associate (1997-2000)

§Identified new value-added service offerings for consumer packaged goods company and helped to gain an understanding of their customer needs to enable them to provide world-class customer service and improved supply-chain capabilities

§Identified $150 million in short-term cost savings for a Fortune 100 telecommunications client through business process re-engineering in a three-month engagement

§Identified over $400 million in purchase price savings for a heavy-manufacturing client involved in a merger within a four-week time frame

§Assisted a $41 billion oil & gas client with post-merger integration issues such as implementing synergies, streamlining financial operations and implementing shared-service model between business units

Ameritech Hoffman Estates, IL

Finance Manager - Cost Management (1995-1997)

Implemented Activity Based Costing Methodology (ABM) within a network organization and market business unit covering approximately $200 million in expenses

General American Transportation Corporation (GATX) Chicago, IL

Senior Financial Analyst (1993-1995)

Managed and analyzed operational expenses for major rail car service repair centers, including budget and strategic plan for $115 million of annual expenses & developed $40 million plan for Mexico start-up facility

Arthur Andersen Chicago, IL

Senior Auditor (1989-1993)

Audited year-end financial statements and regulated cost allocation statements. Supervised 2-12 staff members, evaluated internal controls and management practices, and recommended improvements.


J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management- Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Master of Business Administration degree, June 1997. Majors in Finance, Marketing and Management Strategy. Graduated with Dean’s List Honors

Indiana University Bloomington, IN

Bachelor of Science degree, December 1988. Major in Accounting


State of Illinois Certified Public Accountant, 1992-present

§Conversational in German

§Skilled in using all Microsoft office products (Excel, Word, Access and Powerpoint)

§Completed Executive Six Sigma training

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