Director of Strategy at Bimbo Bakeries USA
July 2008 - May 2010
(Formerly George Weston Bakeries)
Promoted to join a new centralized corporate leadership structure and charged with strategic guidance of a challenged $600 million baked goods brand in conjunction with the leaders of marketing, operations, sales and finance. Directly supported EVP and C-level staff in strategic projects spanning the $4 billion US business.
Director, Supply Chain at George Weston Bakeries
July 2006 - July 2008
Accountable for supply chain transformation and continuous process improvement of a $600 million baked goods business with 4 internal manufacturing facilities, 10 co-packers, 7 major distribution centers, over 200 sales depots and 2,000 routes delivering daily to more than 10,000 retail outlets in the eastern US. Managed 3 direct reports and had responsibility for sales & operations planning, process improvement and supply chain process reengineering.
Manager, Strategic Planning at George Weston Bakeries
June 2004 - July 2006
Strategic advisor to the VP/GM of a $300 million business unit. Developed proposals and supporting analyses for manufacturing asset restructuring projects, supply chain process improvement, and brand pricing and promotion strategy. With VP/GM, delivered proposals to the CEO and other Board-level leaders. Built models and provided analytical support to members of the sales, marketing, finance and manufacturing teams for labor union negotiations, capital projects, supply chain performance, category profitability analysis and pricing strategy.
Manager, Business Development at Emenity
June 2003 - August 2003
Proposed, analyzed and drove the development of various revenue models for the emerging Wi Fi Hot Spot market through external partnerships with hardware, software and service providers for consumption in public spaces around New York City.
Solution Planner at Agilent Technologies
November 1999 - May 2002
Accountable for identifying and communicating customer needs in the $200 million wireless base station power amplifier manufacturing test market. Managed key customer relationships, developed product and solution roadmaps, and provided sales development support in North America, Europe and Asia.
Product Manager at Hewlett-Packard
May 1998 - November 1999
Responsible for product marketing and planning for a $250 million RF signal generator test equipment business. Delivered product training and sales development visits on three continents.
Customer Service Engineer at Hewlett-Packard
June 1997 - May 1998
Wrote Customer Service Plans for RF signal generators, designed and delivered application support and training, and joined new product development teams to ensure product usability and serviceability.
Director, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems at Bimbo Bakeries USA
Asked to join the changing Business Intelligence Solutions group to drive alignment between applications development and the strategic and business objectives of the manufacturing and supply chain logistics organizations for the $4B US business. Managed an applications development team, along with two business analysts.