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Plant Manager / Director of Operations

Coamo, Coamo, 00769, Puerto Rico
October 18, 2016

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Julio E. Rosa


Mobile: 787-***-**** 956-***-****

Salinas, PR.

Profile - Strategic Thinker

An accomplished plant manager and director of operations, exemplifying quality leadership and dedication to field of manufacturing operations, industrial environment, and field production operation. I have led world-class companies to great successes with my abilities to:

●Streamline operations, maximize productivity, reduce cost and overhead, and increase profitability

●Establish and maintain strong business relationships with professionals of all levels

●Hone teamwork and service levels to obtain outstanding results in every goal of the operation

Embracing over 22 years of experience, I possess excellent communication skills with fluency in both English and Spanish, and an adaptability to span changing and fast-paced work environments to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.

Skills– Sales Focused

●Proven administrator: chosen to relocate to Mexico from Pennsylvania to oversee five major divisions including Steering, Brakes, Motor Electricals, and Distributors, totaling 1100 employees

●Leadership: to facilitate yearly quality improvement plans, leveraging skills in managing customer complaints and labor claims monthly budget analysis

●Strategic thinking: to spearhead future state improvement plan monthly meeting, as well as conducting performance appraisals on direct report each year

●Financial manager: responsible to provide oversight in managing budget of more than $80M

Achievement Analysis – Results Driven

●Annual cost saving projects of $4M in Continuous Improvement. Including Lean, Sig Sigma, Kaizen events and 5S implementation. Established safety awareness programs, productivity and quality documentations standards at Cardone Industries.

●Minimized annual operational costs by $100K through design of new cleaning process at AAMCO Transmission

●Substantially decreased labor costs by 15% with Cherry Creek Systems through the establishment and implementation of Lean production system

●Improved on-schedule shipping performance by 95% with Cherry Creek Systems and Cardone Industries

Career Highlights

Garden State Growers

Eastern USA Greenhouse

Sr Director Operations 2015 – 2016

Selected Responsibilities

● Direct operations in four different locations, New Jersey(2), Pennsylvania and Virginia

● Implementation of LEAN Methodologies

● Sets challenging cross-functional goals that support the organizational goals and strategies.

●Researched and developed new strategies to achieve company goals and objectives

●Developed plans for managing/retaining talent inside organization and for improving leadership strength.

●Developed operational functions essential for increasing firm’s productivity such as product promotion and placement – Evaluated and established standards and guideline that were to be followed by all production departments.

●Monitored company policies and developed new operational procedures for firm in order to increase efficiency.

Cardone Industries, Inc. / Tridonex Industries, Matamoros, Mexico

A world-leading remanufacturer in the auto parts aftermarket industry

Plant Manager 2008 – 2015


●Recipient of multiple awards including:

●Presidential Citation Award

●Outstanding Leadership Award

●Training Servant Leadership

●Accomplished Clear Director Training, Hartman Kinsel

●Chosen employee to relocate to position of management of 1,100 employees

Selected Responsibilities

●Deliver outstanding leadership in spearheading two plants measuring 195,000 sq. ft. each

●Directly supervise staff of 12 members comprised of: 2 process control engineers, 2 quality managers, 2 production planners, and 6 production managers

●Provide expert oversight in managing budget worth more than $80M

●Administer tasks including ongoing development of divisional direct report staff members, development of training needs, execution of functional plan, KPI’s and improvement of annual budget in collaboration with finance manager

●Apply best management practices in establishing production line capacities, Lean Manufacturing, numerous shifts, and production levels between shifts and flow days

●Manage and coordinate: performance improvement plan meeting, monthly one-on-one with direct staff performance management system, quarterly snapshot review with vice president, and monthly metrics presentation to the Executive Team

AAMCO Transmission, Puerto Rico

Transmission auto rebuilders

Operation Director 2006 - 2007


●Minimized annual operational costs by $100K

●Generated significant cuts in purchasing costs through contract sourcing and negotiation with new suppliers

●Successfully implemented regulations and SOPs concerning quality, security, and safety

Selected Responsibilities

●Oversaw entire production operation for manufacturer and distributor aftermarket automotive parts, along with production of scheduling and forecasting, quality, purchasing, shipping, receiving, inventory, and safety

●Led staff of more than 75 employees and 6 supervisors

●Applied outstanding communication skills with customer-base (Western Auto, Pep Boys, Centro Piezas, and Gandia Distributors), delivering recommendations and solutions for special orders

●Thoroughly prepared and created reports on productivity, purchasing, workforce turnover, and expenses associated to operations and equipment maintenance

Cherry Creek Systems, Colorado Springs, CO

Greenhouse Equipment Specialists

Director of Manufacturing 2004 - 2006

Reported to the Vice President as the Greenhouse Equipment Director in irrigation manufacturing systems.


●Implemented SOP, Warehouse Management System, Operational Product Charts audits, and OSHA regulations

●Decreased labor costs by 15%

●Improved on-schedule shipping performance by 95%

Selected Responsibilities

●Led staff of 120 employees and 4 supervisors

●Managed the daily operations of company including research, development, and prototype solving

●Led planning and execution of processes and systems focused on reducing cost without sacrificing product and service quality

●Directed time tracking equipment such as Tower Boom, ECO-Conveyers, and ECHO

●Coordinated safety standard organization

Cardone Industries, Philadelphia, PA

A world-leading remanufacturer in the auto parts aftermarket industry

Steering & Caliper Area Manager 1990 - 2004

Awards and Honors

●Excellent attendance

●Productivity Award

Selected Responsibilities

●Led a staff of 70 employees and 4 supervisors

●Prepared weekly and monthly operating report based on KPI’s

●Continuous Improvement towards the quality of the product

●Established safety awareness programs, productivity and quality documentations standards

●Monitored and evaluated employee performance and implemented corrective actions

Education and Certifications

University of Puerto Rico, Bachelor of Business Administration

Management and Strategy Institute

●Project Management Qualified (PMQ) Certification

●Six Sigma Lean Professional Certification

●Strategy Organizational Leadership Certification

●Lean Black Belt Professional Certification

●Total Quality Management (TQMP) Certification

●5S Concept Certified (5SC)

SCS Business and Technical Institute, Production Systems Certification

Texas Computer Tech, Computer OEM & Repair Certification

Professional Development


●Cardone Management Course

●Customer Service Relations

●Total Quality Management (QES)

●OSHA 1910.157.NFPA 10

●Red Cross of Puerto Rico, First and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitations

●ISO 9001

●Labor Relations and local legislations

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