Clinton Abbott Director of Distribution
Livermore, CA 925-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn
Results-driven Executive with deep experience in operational management and procurement in the highly competitive product development environment. Innovate and implement streamlined processes to boost business and operational efficiency and drive achievement of ambitious organizational goals. Craft strategic solutions to improve and maintain program effectiveness including tactical improvements to better navigate evolving business landscapes. Proven ability to leverage strategic advantages across business lines to capitalize on shared competencies and best utilize limited resources. Collaborative communicator continually focused on building relationships across organizational lines.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Data Analysis & Forecasting
Allergy Research Group LLC 1996 - 2019
General Manager (2004 – 2019)
Spearheaded operational leadership for all facets of the business including strategic planning, procurement, account management, payroll, production, and vendor relations. Optimized production schedules to capitalize on shared efficiencies and catapult output to record levels. Positioned the company for success by leading strategic initiatives across all areas of the business. Orchestrated the seamless relocation of operations, with no disruption to normal business, including the construction of a 30,000 square foot facility.
Dramatically reduced acquired company’s payroll expenses from $800K to $225K annually by closing a redundant distribution facility and consolidating production personnel.
Slashed finished goods costs by 50% by sourcing better pricing options for raw materials.
Eliminated out of stock issues, while increasing output by 500%, through restructuring of the production schedule.
Captured significant operational savings by co-locating production and distribution centers, thereby eliminating all costs to transfer goods between facilities.
Remodeled existing 9,000 square foot office space into a high-end, modern corporate showcase featuring training rooms for internal and external customers. Delivered completed project on-time and under budget.
Operations Manager (2001 – 2003)
Directed all facets of daily operations for a struggling business division plagued with heavy debts following a company takeover. Managed and developed a diverse cross-functional team to transform the organization back to profitable status. Streamlined materials purchase, procurement processes, and scheduling production.
Drove complete repayment of a massive operational debt in just two years.
Executed a strategic reduction-in-force and department dissolutions to rescue the company from bankruptcy.
Successfully returned the business to cash-generating operations and secured extended payment terms with valued vendor partners.
Improved order fulfillment output by 75% by orchestrating the move of production operations to a new facility.
Warehouse Manager (2001)
Inventory Manager (1996 – 2000)
EDUCATION & LICENSURE
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – California State University - Sacramento: Sacramento, CA
Certifications in Management and Supervision & Professional Selling Skills