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Manalapan, New Jersey 07726 (908) 432-1594

Resourceful Distribution and Logistics Executive with extensive experience overseeing multiple international sites, ensuring timely fulfillment of customer orders, and focusing on cost-effective operations. PROJECT MANAGEMENT FORECASTING STRATEGIC PLANNING WAREHOUSE DESIGN GLOBAL FREIGHT FORWARDING OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY PROCESS IMPROVEMENT BUDGETING LABOR MANAGEMENT

Demonstrated ability to analyze processes, programs and procedures to determine opportunities for workflow optimization, expense reduction, and shipment expedition. Reliable and personable leader committed to fostering high levels of workplace accountability, productivity and morale while ensuring compliance with corporate regulations and objectives. Results-oriented leader possessing exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills.

November 1998 Present Vice President of Distribution Promoted from Director of Distribution to oversee shipping of more than 11.5 million units per year to independent optometrists, specialty retailers, company-owned stores, department stores, and internet resellers on behalf of this $200 million division of HVHC Inc., the largest American-owned eyewear company worldwide. Direct operational functionality of 165,000 square feet of warehouse space in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. Manage three warehouse managers and 155+ hourly employees. Hand-picked as Project Manager for a 67,000 square foot distribution portion of a new 140,000 square foot facility in Texas; traveled biweekly to meet with lead project manager, consultants, construction manager, integrators and others while maintaining VP of Distribution responsibilities. Attained C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) certification for Viva, which speeds international freight through customs to ensure customer demands are met in a timely manner. Key member of HVHCs domestic transportation team that negotiated a $17 million UPS contract with significantly reduced air and ground rates as well as $250,000 of consulting work. Formulated KPIs and initiated cross-training in the NJ distribution center; benefits were realized the week after Hurricane Sandy when only 25% of employees reported yet productivity was maintained. Streamlined international freight forwarding by replacing a disparate global system with a centrally controlled system that delivered finished goods from 41 factories in five countries into one freight forward for first year savings of $350,000. Credited with instituting a fast mover slotting program into the warehouse : created a U shape picking area for the top 250 skus that enabled one person to work in the area with a UPH (units per hour) three times higher than established KPI. Delivered $77,000 in net savings by modifying shape and design of shipment packs to decrease weight by 53% for annual reduction of 75,000 pounds in air freight while also improving stocking efficiency. Reduced packing staff by two full time employees by reconfiguring the packing area from a linear, multiindividual work station system with limited packing carton storage to a U shaped area with multiple teams back to back and enough packing cartons for an entire day. Seamlessly implemented the Global Freight Forwarding Program by proactively orchestrating with production departments and office management of independent operating companies to ensure consistency, compliance and accountability while implementing new procedures. Entrusted to direct purchase of a new facility for Viva Canada as Director of Distribution; making all decisions including choosing the location, the specific facility and contractors.

Manalapan, New Jersey 07726 (908) 432-1594 Page 2 of 2 Vice President of Distribution (continued) Integral member of management team while serving as Director of Distribution that installed Manhattan Associates PKMS Warehouse Management System; reconfigured the 100,000 square foot NJ Distribution Center to optimize benefits of system for 25% higher productivity. Led reconfiguration of global warehouses for increased capacity and units picked while in director role. Collaborated with financial auditors, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Manhattan Associates while employed as Director of Distribution to initiate a cycle count program in the NJ warehouse that eliminated need for biannual inventories with 48,000 cycle counts per year and 99.7% inventory accuracy.

TOMMY HILFIGER Edison, New Jersey

April 1997 November 1998 Director of Retail Distribution Managed shipment of 35,000 units per day to 63 company stores and eight specialty stores for this sportswear manufacturer. Directed warehousing and distribution operations of a 200,000 square foot facility in a 3 rd party union environment with $155 million sales volume. Enabled 20% reduction in staff by establishing productivity standards for pickers and packers that led to elimination of 10 full time employees for $225,000 annual savings. Improved inventory accuracy by instituting inbound and outbound quality assurance programs for $36,000 annual savings on a $75 million inventory. Overhauled a poor performing 3rd party business partner by implementing professional standards, codes of conduct and accountability metrics.

BROWNSTONE STUDIO Secaucus, New Jersey

August 1994 April 1997 Director of Operations Oversaw receiving, pick / pack, inventory control, scheduling, staffing, quality control, purchasing, personnel administration, and facility maintenance at this direct mail clothing manufacturer. Held accountability for $80 million sales volume and a 156,000 square foot facility. Controlled $7.3 million budget, managed 85 staff and reported directly to company President. Overcame significant challenges during bankruptcy; laid of 50% of staff while continuing to ensure timely shipment of customer orders through creative scheduling and planning. Improved workplace culture from negative and adversary due to anti-management union and severe cash shortage by holding monthly meetings, enhancing relations with union members, instilling accountability, and convincing management to fund warehouse updates for improved productivity and morale. Maximized velocity picking and reduced staffing by redesigning warehouse floor for optimal efficiency.

KNITWAVES, INC. Moonachie, New Jersey

February 1993 August 1994 Warehouse / Distribution Manager Managed shipment of 4.5 million units annually valued at $45 million with customer base including major department stores and specialty stores on behalf of this childrens apparel manufacturer. Supervised four staff. Partnered with CFO to convince company owner to reduce antiquated inventory by demonstrating high storage expenses.

BARBIZON LINGERIE Pine Brook, New Jersey

May 1989 February 1993 Warehouse / Distribution Manager Entrusted to oversee a 70,000 square foot warehouse / distribution center for this lingerie manufacturer and wholesaler. Managed 45 employees and $50 million in annual shipments. Increased staff accountability by initiating product sheets with results posted to foster healthy competition.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing Training includes: AMA, Dale Carnegie and Manhattan Associates Proficient using Microsoft Office, AS 400 and Manhattan Associates PKMS.