Greensboro, North Carolina
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Dynamic Global Supply Chain Professional with 20+ years of industry experience. Demonstrated expertise working as a catalyst to turn around or significantly improve existing supply chains and find opportunities for organic revenue growth. Over 15 years of P&L ownership with proven management experience covering sales, finance, product development, strategic sourcing, procurement, distribution and logistics.
Instrumental in taking Maidenform from bankruptcy to IPO by moving all internal production in South America to the Far East thus retuning over 30 BP to the GM. Ran the supply chain for Jockey and took them from a loss to profitability in two years by realigning the sourcing strategy and overall supply chain with product coming from India, China and Honduras. Joined VF at a transitional time of management turnover and built a cohesive team in less than a year.
Circa of America, LLC (Private Equity owned) · San Francisco, CA · 7/2018 to present
Manage all global and local operations and manufacturing including Global Sourcing, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Procurement, Logistics, Distribution, Compliance and IT. Reduced manufacturing variances from negative $700,000 per quarter to breakeven within 3 months by instituting lean techniques, piece work auditing and minimum standards of performance in line with daily KPIs. Moving 100% of sourced production out of China to Vietnam, Mexico and Cambodia to reduce geopolitical risk. Revamped entire warehousing operation increasing service rates by 22%. Reduced procurement vendors to increase purchasing power with YTD savings eclipsing $380,000. Generated additional growth opportunity by identifying and signing 3 new licenses to diversify product mix, open new lines of distribution with potentially revenue increase of 35%.
Chainworx, LLC. · Greensboro, NC · 3/2016 to 7/2018
Consulting with companies to bridge the gaps in their current operations and setting up new supply chains in untapped markets. Collaborating on a $10MM start up with new disruptive technology. Working on allergen limiting technology for home furnishings and apparel. Creating a new supply chain utilizing the latest technology that will allow for cost effective manufacturing of custom goods in the USA. Lead team to find new white space for organic growth within their existing channels of distribution by opening up an off-price label for a leading brand manufacturer.
VF · Panama City, Panama · 5/2013 – 3/2016
Fortune 500 Apparel Company $12B in revenue
Vice President of Sourcing / Procurement for the Americas
Managed finished goods sourcing for the Western hemisphere securing ~ $350 million in merchandise. Expanded Western hemisphere FOB by over 20% within three years and developed a strategic plan to reach over $1 billion over five years. Maintained offices in six Central/South American countries for procurement and quality assurance. Directed $650 million in materials procurement for internal manufacturing facilities with a staff of 80 associates. Handled mill negotiations to secure long-term contracts to meet internal manufacturing needs while maintaining high quality standards.
Addressed fabric supply chain issues that would have resulted in price increases, lower quality and delivery delays. Re-aligned sourcing strategy, meeting with mills to renegotiate long-term contracts to guarantee price and delivery. Saved $17 million in annual cost.
Designed a state of the art decoration facility in Northern Mexico reducing the overall foot print of the supply chain and worked with the vendors to hold VMI goods thus creating a cash to cash model that was exceedingly short.
Saved over $4MM annually by standardizing t-shirts that were being purchased by various divisions where possible and optimizing the logistics for each division.
Worked via multi channels within VF to place Red Kap product in Vans stores on end cap with sales through of over 9% per week. Found natural synergies within Smartwool and The North Face to partner on BOGO promotions that boosted sales by 2.5% for both entities.
JOCKEY INTERNATIONAL · Kenosha, Wisconsin · 2/2006 – 5/2013
Vice President of Global Production, Distribution, Engineering, Logistics and Procurement
Supported five company brands procuring over $1 billion for wholesale and licensed goods. Led international team of 128 associates supplying mens and womens apparel, footwear, accessories and product extensions. Secured new vendors and improved costing systems to save $18 million annually. Managed six global locations to ensure product quality, scheduling and delivery.
Worked with Design, Product Development and Sales to open up a new segment for Jockey in the intimate apparel arena. Worked on cutting edge technology to incorporate a nonmetal wire into this product. Frist year sales were over $425,000.
Revamped company’s sourcing strategy to expand competition and reduce pricing. Re-sourced 80% of production for annual savings of $12.8 million.
Diversified product sourcing to reduce reliance on internal manufacturing for supply. Established Western Hemisphere Sourcing department resulting in the closure of two internal factories saving $6.3 million while increasing supply.
Reduced product lead-time from 81 days to 10 days to allow rapid adjustment for marketplace demand shifts. Lowered safety stock requirements saving $3.3 million in inventory cost.
Increased service rates from low 80s to 97% by improving visibility into the entire supply chain for fabric, trims and overall capacities.
MAIDENFORM · Bayonne, New Jersey · 2/1998 – 2/2006
Intimate Apparel Company
Senior Vice President of Global Operations
Secured finished goods production for $650 million in internal and sourced products for four company brands. Managed team of over 4,500 associates sourcing women’s intimate apparel, shapewear, accessories, and product extensions. Led company from bankruptcy to solvency. Re-sourced all internal production to the Far East in less than 14 months prior to going public. Directed 10 global offices maintaining product quality, delivery schedules and shipping. Worked with Design, Merchandising and customers to secure products to fit merchandise needs. Controlled pre-production costing, product development, capital cost and global distribution and logistics expenses for US. Complete ownership of P&L for Ireland and Canada.
Sought new products via a collaboration with the best Sourcing vendors and Maidenform Merchandising and Design and created a new global brand (Wonderbra) that generated global sales in excess of $225M annually.
Redesigned distribution center processes to streamline operations and reduce staff from 800 to 350. Updated warehouse management system improving service levels from 60% to 90% while saving $8 million in cost. Prepared company to go public. Developed Global Sourcing Department in Hong Kong to out-source internal Western Hemisphere facility production to Far East contractors within 14 months. Saved $4.6 million in FOB expenses with no decline in service rates.
Updated manufacturing processes to increase efficiency, reduce staff, and improve quality. Redesigned facilities for modular manufacturing to increase operator efficiency from 65% to over 90%. Improved service rates from 70% to 90% restoring operations planning schedule and saving over $3 million in cost.
Streamlined Warehouse Management system to increase efficiency. Introduced new WMS software system integrated with SAP for operations and finance control developing annual savings of $1.5 million.
Director of Operations, Sara Lee Corporation, Burlington, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Operations
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
General Sewing Data Certification
JCIT Demand Flow Manufacturing Certification
Design Experiment Parameters Certification
American Apparel and Footwear Association
Americas Apparel Producers’ Network
Global Supply Chain Council