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Supply Chain Customer Service

Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, 17301, United States
April 21, 2017

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Charles Stroda C.P.S.M.

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Procurement Executive with a collaborative approach for design and implementation of a strategic global sourcing function. Self-motivated, results oriented leader who brings a wide range of experience in the development, employment and monitoring of supply base rationalization, low cost country sourcing, strategic supplier development and relationship management. Experienced in strategic transformation with proven strength in driving top and bottom line performance. Strong ability to recruit and develop high performing teams. Seeking a leadership role within an organization committed to excellence and value creation through best-in-class procurement.


Dynamic Leader

Financial Analyst

Risk Manager

Powerful Negotiator

Revenue Generator


Significantly reduced costs, $100 million in bottom line savings over the past six years, accomplished by increasing productivity, consolidating suppliers, establishing a preferred supplier network and negotiating favorable contract pricing.

Reduced supplier quality complaints by 50% and increased supplier on time delivery which raised sales service rates by 5% from 93% to 98%.

Hired and trained high performing teams which exceeded expectations.

Led the successful implementation of multiple ERP systems which streamlined processes, reduced waste, increased analytics and performance.

Led M&A integrations followed by implementation of $30 million in Supply Chain synergies.

Transformed department from mostly tactical to highly strategic resulting in a greater impact.


Hillandale Farms Incorporated, Spring Grove, PA, 2016 - Present

Senior Manager - Supply Chain

Responsible for optimizing the Supply Chain function for the third largest Shelled Egg Processor in the United States. Manage the Order Processing, Customer Service, Logistics, Invoicing and Accounts Receivable departments.

Designed and implemented a new customer order process which reduced inefficiencies and waste

Implemented a new employee performance review process focused on external and internal customer service

Increased cube utilization of the company fleet from 70% to 85% by re-engineering routes and creating backhauls

Re-organized the Accounts Receivable department resulting in a 25% head count reduction

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Snyder's-Lance Incorporated, Hanover, PA/Charlotte, NC 1998 - 2016

Vice President of Procurement

Led Strategic Procurement for the second largest Bakery and Snack Food Company in the United States. Responsible for managing an annual spend of $700 Million of direct and $500 Million of indirect purchases. Categories included all commodities, ingredients, packaging, MRO, services and contract manufacturing required by the company.

Implemented over $100 million in annual bottom line savings significantly increasing earnings per share

Developed and implemented Supply Chain synergies across multiple business units leading to value creation

Integrated three separate procurement departments into one centralized strategic function and increased level of strategic versus tactical activity

Worked collaboratively across functions to develop strategies leading to best in class results

Establish new policies, procedures and performance metrics increasing compliance to standards and increasing department contributions to overall company goals

Director of Procurement 1998 - 2010

Led the Strategic Procurement, Planning and Transportation for a medium sized Snack Food Company. Managed an annual spend of $400 million of direct and $300 Million of indirect purchases. Categories included all commodities, ingredients, packaging, MRO, services, contract manufacturing and contract packaging required by the company.

Average $15 million in cost-savings implementations per year

Directed a material planning function which contributed to a 99% customer order fill rate

Reduced raw material inventories by 5% annually while supporting double digit sales growth per year

Lead the manufacturing vertical in the design and implementation of a new enterprise resource system

Develop and Implement KPI’s and performance scorecards to drive process and talent improvements

Utilized sourcing tools such as RFI’s and RFP’s with a focus on total cost of ownership

AJC International, Atlanta, GA 1994 - 1998

Large International Food Distribution Company sourcing from over 20 countries and selling to over 100 countries

Procurement Manager – Contract Manufacturing

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Hanover Foods Corporation, Hanover, PA 1992 - 1994

Medium sized manufacturer of Consumer Products specializing in Vegetables and Snack foods

Packaging Buyer

Pet Incorporated, St. Louis, MO 1986 - 1992

Large CPG Company now part of General Mills

Senior Buyer – Ingredients and Indirect

Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Mo 1984 - 1986

Largest Pet Food Manufacturer in the United States now part of Nestle

Commodity Buyer


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics

Certified Professional in Supply Management

Strategic Supply Chain Excellence Training (4-month program)

Karras Negotiating Skills

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