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Operations Manager

Portland, OR
May 16, 2020

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Professional Objective

I am looking for a challenging opportunity that will enable me to utilize proven leadership and operational skills. I consistently bring value, in part by championing innovative thinking.

Career History

pFriem Family Brewers– Hood River, OR 8/19 – Present

Sr. Operations Manager

Lead an exceptionally talented operational team for the brewery judged as “Medium Sized Brewery of the Year” in 2018. Unwavering dedication to absolute quality production in support of internal and external customer satisfaction.

Production and Materials Management:

Spearhead a data driven, cross-departmental integration team driving forecasting and production cadences.

Supervision of logistics including reorganization of outbound freight for 3% overall savings.

Negotiated new supply agreements and streamlined materials acquisition to decrease forecasted costs 7%.

Project Management:

Administer two concurrent construction projects: a new 24,000 sq ft of warehouse, fulfillment & production and a large-scale expansion of existing facility including planning for new equipment installation.

Developed location mapping for new warehouse and updated fulfillment methodology.

Safety and Plant Management:

Safety Committee chairman. Introduced interactive Work Safe programs in conjunction with SAIF to meet OSHA standards.

Initiated, staffed and ongoing oversight of full service, in-house, maintenance department.

Administrative Management:

Map CapEx expenditures, review P&Ls and determine departmental budgets.

Set and consistently re-engage interim and long-term strategic goals with departmental leads.

Direct staff development plans, mentor and constantly advocate for individual growth.

Herb Pharm – Williams, OR 8/17 – 7/19

Operations Manager

Managed and directed a terrific 130 person staff through an accelerated growth period while upholding a 40-year reputation as the industry leading provider of the finest herbal supplements. Facilitated dynamic process improvement and maintained quality standards in a strictly controlled FDA, UL and Organic Certifier audited environment.

Production and Materials Management:

Facilitated operational developments that led to135% finished goods inventory expansion.

Worked within Amazon guidelines to reconfigure unit packaging for estimated $80,000 yearly savings.

Project Management:

Acquisition, installation and commissioning of multiple pieces of new equipment for processing, filling, sanitation, shipping and warehouse.

Planned and designed new 72,000 sq ft production facility to begin construction late 2020.

Administrative Management:

Established new teams with sales, marketing, QA and HR.

Responsible for hiring all production staff. Fostered an open, happy, supportive and positive workplace.

Green Man Brewery – Asheville, NC 9/11 – 8/17

Director of Operations – “Everything but brewing”

Work with a great team to build a local 700 BBL/yr brewery into a respected 25,000+ BBL/yr regional brand.

Product, Supply Chain and Materials Management:

Decreased packaging costs 54% and increased per barrel profit 11% over final 5 years with the brewery.

Project Management:

Operational planning, design and oversight of new, ground-up, 20,000 sq ft packaging hall and tasting room.

Acquisition and installation of tanks, bottling lines, keg wash/fill system, labelers, case erection, depal, etc.

Administrative Management:

Installation and transition of two software platforms.

Hired all production employees and conduct periodic training for all brewery and tasting room staff.

Safety and Plant Management:

Maintained strict OSHA standards in brewery, cellar & packaging and adopted BA safety training program.

Communications and Marketing Management:

Directed brand and package design maturation and marketing materials.

Next Generation Distributors / Green Man Brewery – Asheville, NC 9/10 –9/11

Operations Manager

Managed small distribution for Green Man and select other beer and soda portfolios.

Managed forecasting, ordering, warehouse, inventories, scheduling, routing and fleet performance.

Expanded retailer base 450%

Asheville Brew Cruise – Asheville, NC 2/10 –9/10

Guide / Craft Beer Educator

Delighted and educated tour goers about process, raw materials, styles and craft lore.

Sunshine Advance Corp. – Palm Beach Gardens, FL 5/06 – 12/09

Project Manager

Managed creative and logistics functions and work teams for niche focused email marketing firm.

Designed and instituted new concept production models and reporting tools. Redesigned work flow units.

Improved ROI projections 77% and increased overall volumes 141% in 24 months.

New England Tech – West Palm Beach, FL 3/04 – 5/06


Taught the Business Management Program and General Education courses including: Public Speaking and Presentation, Business Communications, Business English, Accounting and Microsoft Office Suite.

Developed new course outlines and integrated updated materials.

Overall test scores for second quarter students improved 66% during my tenure.


Master Professional Studies in Applied Communications

University of Denver – Online Program

Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications

University of Washington -Seattle, WA

Lean Black Belt Six Sigma Certification


PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor

Extensive World-wide Travel

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