Name: Tomislav Bestvina
Address: ** *** ***, ***** **** Hill, Wexford, Ireland EIR CODE: Y35K7D3
A highly motivated and experienced Warehouse Manager with a proven track record of successfully leading and implementing process improvements and change across all areas of Warehousing and Logistics in matrix structured teams in global FMCG multinational companies. Experienced in Inventory, Distribution, Project & Budget Management, Warehousing, Customer Service, People Management etc.
2020 – 2020 Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt DCM Learning
2018 – 2018 MROM – Optimizing & Inventory Cost Reduction MCP Group Limerick/Ireland
2018 – 2018 MROM – Materials, Repairs & Operations Management Spare Parts, City & Guilds Birmingham/England
2006 – 2008 Customs and Trade, Degree. Ministry of Finance, Rep. Croatia
1995 – 1999 Economist Degree, Secondary Economic School, Rep. Croatia
05/20– Present Danone Early Life Nutrition, Wexford, Co. Wexford
Danone, a world leading food company built on four business lines: Essential Dairy and Plant-based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition, and Advanced Medical Nutrition
Job Title: Logistic 3PL Manager
Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain/Inbound Manager ( in absence of SCM ) and managing a team of 50 Ops. across the business
Managing a budget of €7 million across 2 categories (3PL Warehouse (4m), Shunting (3m)
Managing supplier performance and escalating potential issues.
Identifying and delivering projects for continuous improvement withing my area of responsibilities
Leading Quality audit regards to 3PL and being held accountable for the outcome.
Compliance with internal policies, procedures to be aligned with 3PL (SOP’s, Food Defence)
Providing strategic and analytical support
Development of KPI’s to track improvements of budget vs actual spend
Reduced spend by 30% in demurrage cost
Reorganised the material ordering over the weekend
Lead Internal warehouse capacity analysis, created KPI’s which helped to implement Kanban for High running material
Cost reduction regards to weekend opening (OT eliminated)
Pallets in/out control from 3PL warehouse at multiple location (3 facilities retainer cca 20 000 pallets) keeping level of pallets withing retainer, forecast and escalating issues.
Increased fill rates for shunting deliveries from 3PL Warehouse up to 98%
2019 – 2019 Sawyers Food Supply, Freeport, Grand Bahamas
Sawyer’s Food Supply partners with restaurants, professional chefs and local businesses to provide foodservice products in the Islands of the Bahamas.
Job Title: Warehouse, Project Inventory, Distribution Manager
Reporting to the CEO, originally supposed to take ownership of wholesale business (Warehousing, Inventory and Distribution of Food – Meat, Groceries and Produce)
Due to Hurricane Dorian scope of operation has changed, Restoring the business was priority and my responsibilities changed, I picked up all operations regarding facility cleaning and leading people to achieve the same
Originally meant to set up new warehouse from empty facility of 50 000 sqft, due to hurricane and devastation all refrigeration components were damaged so we rented the building to Samaritans Purse and Convoy of Hope (International non-government organizations) to maintain the revenue/income, I was first point of contact and support.
Managed the stock that was not damaged in the storm and rebuild the sales (wholesale)
Liaise with suppliers for inbound shipments of equipment (for warehouse and Store) and stock for wholesale.
Leading a team of 75 people in multiple disciplines
Rebuild the fleet, Liaise with Service Providers for purchasing new and repairing damaged vehicles.
Established and maintained the inventory record of savaged stock
Restored the wholesale of perishables to keep the revenue, sales were at 80% benchmarked prior to hurricane.
Optimized the deliveries, before one order was per one delivery, I implemented cut off point and organized multiple customers per delivery (improved the fill rates)
Lead for acquiring the new customers
AOB regards to Operations
2018 – 2019 Foxford Wolen Mills, Foxford, Ireland
A treasure trove of world-famous fabrics, alongside some of the finest homeware and giftware Ireland has to offer. Also, on display are unique, bespoke items personally sourced by Foxford from all over the world.
A fantastical mixture of old and new, quirky and quality that creates a shopping experience you will never forget.
Job Title: Retail Warehouse Manager
Creating the Warehouse layout - Locations, inbound and outbound areas, ABC parts (critical, slow- and fast-moving parts)
Implementing the system - part numbers against the parts.
(Upload of the locations and into the system (Meridian)
Review transport service providers and facilitate necessary changes
Manage, coach and lead a team of Warehouse operatives, stock control administration and company driver.
Implement and facilitate process in place for distribution of parts to woollen mills shops nationwide
Manage the web distribution of parts (USA, Australia, New Zealand, EU etc.)
General Warehouse Duties
Identified and presented the identical multiple SKU’s in Warehouse Management System WMS
Created and implemented new warehouse layout
Introduced Kanban for fast running parts
Identified and segregated obsolete stock
2018 – 20189 Rexel Supply Chain Solutions, At Allergan Pharmaceuticals site Westport, Ireland
Rexel is a leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world. Our mission is to offer our customers worldwide innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the comfort, security and energy performance of installations, infrastructure, and buildings.
Job Title: Engineering Stores Coordinator/Manager
Operations monthly review on Projects progress and Stores management to Senior Management
Lead the project of VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory)
Coaching peers and leading Stores, Accountable for stock levels and availability of spare parts
Lead for stock accuracy, agreed level is 99.97%
Managing of all direct inbound deliveries
Lead in project of Stores ownership transfer from Allergan to RISS
People management of 45 people plus Stores operatives
Identifying and running of continuous improvement
Implemented VMI, Established key stakeholders
Identified stock levels per each consignment regards to VMI
Established Kanban (1-month worth of stock on site, 1 week worth of stock each consignment and safety stock in Limerick of 3 Months supply) Lead for purchasing of material related to VMI.
Successful competition of several project across the business
2017 – 2018 Hey Backup, Dun Laoghaire, South Dublin, Ireland
We are an award-winning marketing agency based in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin. Founded in 1993, we remain independently owned by working directors.
We specialise in experiential, event and shopper marketing, providing a full-service offering to our clients. Our team of 25 colleagues work across account management, research, strategy, design, production, content development, digital & social media.
Job Title: Warehouse Manager
Logistics planning for goods inwards / outwards.
Preparation of documentation and reports for couriers and customers.
Liaising with couriers, suppliers and retail outlets managing product demonstrations.
Co-ordination of schedules and demonstrations nationwide for all Tesco Stores, SuperValu, Nestle, Lavazza, Lindt, Dove, Berocca, Bulmers, Strong Roots, Rudds and many others.
Management and maintenance of warehouse storage and transport areas.
Ensuring staff compliant with procedures. - Organising staff rotas.
Effectively & routinely encouraging teamwork through team meetings
Negotiation with supply & service providers
Implemented new procedures and layout in the warehouse
Sourced new supplier with better rates for consumables – cost savings up to 20%
Created Kanban for one specific account (Lavazza coffee) which improved the efficiency
Carried out the move of warehouse, distribution & logistics operations from one location to larger premises. This involved the organisation & packing of all supplies, consumables, merchandising & office equipment and the necessary unpacking space allocation and storage in the new location while ensuring that the necessary operations of the company remain fluid and efficient at one of the busiest times of the year.
2016 – 2017
Gymnastics Instructor, Kids in Motion, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
2016 – 2017
Fitness Instructor, Ballina, Co. Mayo
2015 – 2016
General Operative, A&N Tempany, Ballina, Co. Mayo
2015 – 2016
Kitchen Porter, Belleek Castle, Ballina, Co. Mayo
2008 – 2015 Customs Department, Ministry of Finance, Rep. Croatia
Job Title: Deputy Manager
Import / export document control, adherence and clearance.
Data management and development.
Input and reporting using systems (NCTS, HRAIS, CICSX).
Supervised invoicing, sealing and stamping of all consignments.
Investigation and prevention of custom violations, material and human.
Managed and supervised customs clearance team.
Conducted surveillance and inspection ensuring compliance with custom laws.
Reporting and participating at regular management meetings.
Ensure staff meetings, training and performance success.
Effectively deal with any day to day issues arising.
People management over 100 customs officers
Working days and nights (12 hours shift)
2006 – 2008 Student Customs Officer, Ministry of Finance, Rep. Croatia
Attaining Degree to ensure full compliance with all regulations.
Learning of laws pertaining to country and customs.
Ability to manage on all levels, both business and personal.
2017 – 2018 Benetton Croatia, Osijek, Croatia
Job Title: Logistic Team lead
Logistic planning for goods inwards / outwards.
Preparation of documentation and reports for customs and customers.
Liaising with customs office ensuring permissions and exemptions accurate.
Co-ordination of schedules and reporting for 54 inner companies.
Managing and maintaining warehouse transport area.
Ensuring staff compliance with procedures.
Organising staff rotas.
Effectively encourage teamwork through team meetings, routinely.
Computer Packages: Microsoft Office: MS Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Project ERP Systems: SAP, M3, Meridian, Takedan, WMS
Languages: Fluent English, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian Oral and verbal
Marital Arts, Fitness training and Nutrition
Available on request