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Director of Operations

Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Salary:
175000
Posted:
May 20, 2020

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JAMES M. MORGAN, II

Harrisburg, NC · addcob@r.postjobfree.com

Telephone: 952-***-****

Over fifteen years of operations management and team-building experience in fast paced manufacturing environments, with proven accomplishments in production, PCQI, SQF, HAACP, LEAN, 6 Sigma, Organic Audit Compliance, Logistics, JIT, Kanban, reducing costs, increasing profits, improving product quality, productivity, and workflow.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

15+ years of operations, project, purchasing and lean management in a fast paced Manufacturing environment.

Perfect 10 year audit record to include (SQF Level 3, HAACP, GFSI, PCQI, & Kraft-Heinz).

Directed complete overhaul of Safety & PM Program within first 14 months of hire date (S&D).

$250K saved due to reduction in lost time/workers comp accidents – result of safety overhaul.

Go-to executive leader when results or deadlines must be met.

Analytical problem solver and strategic thinker with a global mindset.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DIRECTOR of OPERATIONS 2014 – Present

S&D COFFEE & TEA Concord, NC

500 Million P&L responsibility for tea & liquid extracts operation reporting directly to VP

Multi-Facility responsibilities for tea & liquids divisions which includes 8-figure expansion project

550 Indirect Reports, along with 9 Direct Reports spread across two major company divisions (Liquid Extract & Tea)

Proven track record of wide ranging success (Safety, Audit Compliance, Budget, Capacity Analysis & Throughput)

Directed expansion in key departments to coincide with business growth (+22% Year Over Year)

Ongoing cross-functional primary contact with Commodities to ensure all export/import compliance concerns are addressed proactively all in support of “FARM TO CUP” mission

Extensive international traveler to witness/verify overseas RAINFOREST ALLIANCE compliance with transatlantic suppliers

OPERATIONS MGR. 2012 to 2014

DIANNE’S FINE DESSERTS Le Center, Minnesota

The Ultimate Expression Of A Fine Dessert

325 Indirect reports – 6 Direct reports including Sanitation

300 Million P&L responsibility for production operations

Developed new procedures and processes to increase throughput and reduce downtime by 21%.

Reduced startup time and costs by 30%, while maintaining over 90% schedule accuracy.

Streamlined planning process by consolidating supply chain groups, resulting in a savings of $1M.

Responsible for entire plant budget, cost-out, and safety initiatives.

Cut the time required to manufacture product without sacrificing quality and achieving quantity specifications.

Delivered process improvement initiatives in conjunction with Lean protocols to drive change, maximize efficiency / production output, and to plan for future expansion.

Leveraged strategic planning skills to establish product line capital goals and prepare operating budgets within budgetary parameters; meet productivity targets.

Collaborate with departmental leaders to promote a culture of excellence and ensure employees receive the necessary training to produce high quality work in a safe environment.

PLANT MGR./MASTER PLANNER & LEAN TRAINER – PET FOOD RENDERING 2010 to 2012

SANIMAX CORPORATION St. Paul, Minnesota

Reclaim - Renew - Return

Promoted to hold full responsibility for P&L (200 Million Budget), plant quality, cost and delivery from raw material suppliers to Tier 1&2 customers within 250K square foot plant with union workforce.

350 Indirect reports – 3 Direct reports and manager of entire plant, 3 shifts for a 24/6 processing operation.

Champion for 5S implementation, plant gross margin improvement goal (7% to 10%), and cost saving prioritization projects.

Integral part of project team (including VP’s & GM’s) to facilitate successful launch of $13 Million Sanimax Continuous Improvement Program (S.C.I.P).

Green Belt & Lean 6 Sigma Champion

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR - MANUFACTURING/RECYCLING DIVISION 2005 to 2010

GOPHER RESOURCE CORPORATION Eagan, Minnesota

An ISO 14001 environmentally friendly recycler of lead-bearing waste and producer of ISO 9000 quality products.

Appointed Lead Supervisor on training, equipment upgrades, process and product modifications.

Extensive training on LEAN, 6 Sigma, Kaizen, Mini-Tab, Quality, and Safety procedures.

Directed Green Belt project team that increased company profit margin by 8%. Multiple Green Belt projects completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Directed Waste Water Treatment Facility with strict adherence to Dakota County/state codes and specifications.

Revamped safety procedures plant-wide, resulting in high marks and praise from OSHA inspectors.

Led team on subordinate conflict management and dealing effectively with union member issues.

Slashed production downtime by 25% while increasing daily throughput by 11%.

Volunteered as champion for total plant conversion to LEAN 6 Sigma.

SENIOR LAB ANALYST – R&D LABORATORY 2000 to 2005

ECOLAB (SCHUMAN CAMPUS) Eagan, Minnesota

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services.

Managed lab budget of $330,000 and implemented changes aimed at reducing overall operating cost. Reduced lab materials cost by 4 %.

Selected as integral part of team performing lab bench work on massively successful “RAIN-X” product in 2004.

Dr. Altony Miralles - Creator of RAIN-X, led the project (handpicked me) and is still my mentor today.

Selected as integral part of team performing lab bench work on highly successful “Oxonia Active” product which debuted at 2004 Orlando Clean Show.

Promoted to position of Lab Trainer then Senior Lab Analyst within 16 months of hire date.

Selected as member of Ecolab’s Management Training program for manufacturing, taking place at flagship plant in Joliet, IL 2002.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMIN. – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (KELLER GRADUATE SCHOOL)

(2020 Spring Completion)

BACHELOR OF ARTS - ECONOMICS (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - BIOLOGY (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA)

MANAGEMENT TRAINING CERTIFICATION – ECOLAB FLAGSHIP PLANT (JOLIET, IL)

GREEN BELT, 6 SIGMA, LEAN, OSHA, CERTIFIED - MANUFACTURERS ALLIANCE (PLYMOUTH, MN)



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