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Director/VP Supply Chain

United States
February 23, 2020

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Jon Mosher

St. Louis, MO Metro Area


VP of Supply Chain

Operations Management / Inventory Management / Shipping & Freight Management

Forecasting / Third-Party Logistics (3PL) / Purchasing & Materials Management

Warehouse Management Systems / Procurement / Distribution Center Operations

Six Sigma / Demand Planning / Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) / Inventory Control / Supply Management / Global Logistics / SAP / Supply Chain Operations

Accomplished Supply Chain Management, Procurement, and Operations executive with more than 20 years of global experience. Uses exceptional communication and leadership skills in challenging environments across several industries. Deep experience in agriculture-related goods and services with three Fortune 300 corporations. Solid experience in planning, implementing, and executing strategies resulting in greater customer confidence and strengthened business results.

Integrated an acquired company into the global supply chain program driving $14.5M in annual savings.

Developed a comprehensive Global Logistics Strategy, driving savings exceeding $10M in the first year of the program.

Managed a 125-member cross-functional team with a $17M budget in the design, development, and deployment of an SAP integration blueprint enabling over $9 billion in revenue.

MBA - Business Administration and Management, The University of Iowa.

BS - Business Administration and Management, William Penn College, Iowa.

Certifications: Certified Supply Chain Professional; Six Sigma Black Belt Training; Dale Carnegie Leadership Training; Karrass Effective Negotiating.

Career History

Global Logistics Strategic Initiatives Lead

Bayer Crop Science

06/2016 - Present

Shapes agriculture through breakthrough innovation in agriculture, crop protection, and seeds.

Led team of 125+ with budget responsibility exceeding $17M in directing all logistics, including transportation, warehousing, master data, reporting, and international trade and compliance initiatives.

Produced $10M in first-year savings by leading data analysis and cross-functional collaboration in developing a comprehensive Global Logistics Strategy.

Developed and implemented SAP integration blueprint enabling over $9 billion in revenue.

Led Transportation Management System (TMS) implementation project in 70 countries, saving $13.4M annually with 8% CO2 reduction and more than 70% improvement in global standardization.

Implemented “Last Mile Visibility” project enabling accurate and timely tracking of more than 75% of global shipments.

Led team of 125 people with $18M budget to design, develop, and deploy integrated processes and tools in US & Canada, with targeted logistics savings of $7.5M, projected to deliver $51M+ in overall value.


Gridiron Excavation LLC

08/2015 – 04/2016

Established and managed company providing excavation services.

Managed all corporate finance & accounting functions and equipment sourcing and negotiation. Developed proposals for contracts and supervised fieldwork. Drove revenues to $25K per month in first eight months.

Global Director of Supply Chain Management

Koch Agronomic Services

02/2012 -07/2015

An American multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas with subsidiaries in a wide variety of business segments spanning 60 countries with 120,000 employees. With annual revenues of $110B, Koch is the second-largest privately held company in the United States after Cargill.

Directed global supply chain activities for procurement, production planning, warehousing, inventory management, forecasting, logistics, packaging, and customer service with total budget responsibility of $100M.

Reorganized activities to eliminate two offices, saving $250K per year.

Created and implemented a paperless order management process that eliminated $250K in annual costs.

Re-negotiated contract to source a key raw material and developed a new sourcing strategy, producing savings exceeding $8.9M annually and reduced monthly at-risk inventory from $2M to less than $200K in finished goods.

Introduced KPIs and scorecards to the supply chain process.

Renegotiated rates with formulators, achieving $200K in annual savings, and rationalized the number of US formulators eliminating $500K in costs.

Introduced a consignment sales program producing $1.6M in new annual incremental revenue.

Developed strategy to transition EMEA sales demand from U.S. to European production and led vendor and site selection, start-up, distribution, and tax activities, saving more than $660K annually.

Collaborated with R&D team & Toller to develop corrective processes for an off-specification product, saving $1M in inventory write-offs, eliminating landfill waste, and meeting customer expectations.

Led a finished goods inventory rework project achieving $1M in savings and cutting $300K in packaging costs.

Cargill Inc

06/1995 – 01/2012

An American privately held global corporation, the largest privately held corporation in the US in terms of revenue, combines new technologies and insights providing agriculture-related services and products to food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries.

SAP TMS Implementation Manager, 10/2010 – 01/2012. Led a 50-member team in managing a major project to prepare the company for TMS implementation. Identified and managed risks and issues, defined and executed mitigation actions, and defined and executed change management plan.

Project was delivered on-time and budget, creating $12.5M in savings in close collaboration with other project teams to ensure project alignment.

Scoped design functionality into future transportation management software versions to ensure future compatibility.

Led identification and transition of transportation opportunities across multiple business units to the Cargill Transportation and Logistics function.

Motor Carrier Rate Manager, 01/2008 – 09/2010. Managed $650M freight spend for motor carrier and intermodal transportation for 11 business units in Canada, Mexico, and US.

Implemented a new fuel surcharge program and renegotiated motor carrier rates producing $17M annual savings and maintained 99% on-time delivery standards.

Key player in changing dedicated fleet design and negotiating more favorable rates, resulting in $150K annual savings.

Earlier Career with Cargill:

Global Process Designer, 04/2007 – 12/2007. Identified efficiency opportunities for global transportation, logistics, and warehouse operations with projected $300M annual savings. Facilitated workshops to present ideas to global senior leadership.

Dedicated Transportation Manager, 01/2004 – 03/2007. Managed $50M motor carrier transportation operations across 12 facilities, spanning people management, hours of service compliance, equipment sourcing, and operations. Renegotiated 3rd party logistics provider contracts producing $1.5M annual savings.

Transportation Manager, 01/2001 – 12/2003. Managed $21M motor carrier and rail transportation freight operations for 8 plants, including 630 railcars.

Supervisor of Inbound Logistics, 08/1999 – 12/2000. $45M budget responsibility for 11 recycling yards.

Transportation Specialist, 06/1995 – 07/1999. Managed 3000 railcars and plant switching operations and led plant transportation team in cost reduction efforts.

Professional Memberships: Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Serves on St Louis Round Table to provide guidance and coaching and secure business sponsorships for local activities. Participant in 2018 Round Table Leadership Conference and Track Chair for 2019 & 2020 National Conference.

Recent Awards: Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award (2018); JDA Real Results Award – Best Time to Value (2017); Monsanto IT Value Award – Customer Centricity (2017); Monsanto Global ES&H Award (2017); Monsanto GSC One Team Award for EME Implementation (2017).

Additional Key Skills

Metrics / 6 Sigma / Lean / Employee Engagement / Certification / C / Continuous Improvement Engineering / Focus / Cost Effective / Hiring / Root Cause / Project Management / Organizational Structure / Organizational Leadership / Logistics Management / Standard Work / Creative / Ability To Lead / Motivated / Influence / Motivate / Influence / Competitive / Hands On / Delivering / Insight Self Motivated / Inspiring / Motivation / Passion / Creative Thinking / Decision Making / Management Skills / Meet Deadlines / Lead By Example

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