Charles Stroda C.P.S.M.
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.
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
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
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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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