EXECUTIVE, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
accomplished and focused global supply chain operations executive with
20 years of expertise in orchestrating all phases of business
development and operations from entrepreneurial start-up to mergers to
restructuring of operations.
- Innovative problem
solver and forward thinker proven to proactively create business
solutions for more efficient, effective and compliant supply chain
- Identifies and eliminates costly and
time-consuming inefficiencies in inventory procurement, storage and
distribution by streamlining practices and outsourcing functions, maximizing
- Proven leader with extensive
knowledge and adept management skills necessary to construct successful
teams, mentor staff and communicate effectively with internal and
Firm believer in the
competitive advantage of outsourcing
supply chain services and functions to properly managed third party
& Acquisition ·
Profit Growth ·
Supply Chain Systems (ERP,PLM,WMS,SCM) · Cost Reduction
Procurement · Information
Technology Implementation ·
Import/Export Vendor Relations · Internet
Trading Processes ·
Key Business Development
· Strategic Supply
Chain Management · Global
Supply Chain Development ·
Cross Functional Team Leadership · Customs Compliance
Risk Mitigation ·
Logistics Management · Product
INC. Ronkonkoma, New York · 2010-Present
held international vitamin and nutritional supplement manufacturer with sales,
manufacturing, packaging and distribution facilities in the U.S. and Canada,
Europe and China.
Trade Compliance Director
Newly created position within the
company’s Global Procurement division. Responsibilities include ensuring
corporate import/export compliance with various Customs and Health agency
regulations in the US, EU and Canada and creating compliant procedures and
processes for the company’s raw material imports and export of finished goods.
- Stabilized US imports by creating Customs and FDA
compliant operational procedures, training associates, and managing
Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders.
- Created a compliant FOB import program in support of
Global Procurement initiatives, converting overseas vendors from delivered
duty paid terms.
- Served as interim Export manager, tightening export
procedures and controlling the process for acquiring export health
certificates from NOAA and USDA.
- Enrolled in CBP’s ACE portal, allowing the company to
benefit from the Periodic Monthly Statement duty payment program and to
better audit its imports.
company serving US Distributors, Wholesalers and Retailers of consumer products
with product sourcing, procurement,
manufacturing, import logistics, regulatory compliance and domestic
President, Supply Chain Operations
Served as a founder of company.
Instrumental as international trade process architect providing
conception, design and development support for internet trading
platform. Named co-inventor with 4 patents for supply chain business
processes developed to streamline global trading through information
technology processes. Managed logistics as Chief Logistics Officer in
addition to regular duties. Ensured compliance and communications with US
- Collaborated with IT
group to develop and implement online processes for new internet
trading platform with retailer/wholesaler buyer interface, online
landed-duty paid-delivered price quotation process and online
international logistics interface.
- Built core supply chain
management team and managed new supply chain departments to support 7
business functions - Product Development, Product Management, Customer
Service, Import/Export Logistics Operations, Customs and Other
Government Agency Compliance, U.S. Distribution, and Foreign
- Led the Supply Chain
Operations processing of $50M in gross sales.
- Merged 2 acquired apparel firms
successfully into supply chain operations.
Sankyo, inc, Montvale, New
International leader in
pharmaceutical innovation. Formerly Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation.
Logistics and Materials Management
Led Rx pharmaceutical supply
chain operations management. Collaborated with executive launch team
for new products manufactured in Europe.
Developed supply forecasts, facilitated procurement policies,
negotiated manufacturer contracts, developed import programs and
out-sourced warehousing and distribution. Directed cross-functional
teams to ensure successful supply chain from foreign manufacturers to
and developed import department and Customs compliance program that was
100% on-time and error free on import entries of new products – built
department from conception including selecting Forwarder/Customs Broker
team, developing SOPs, building contract relationships with
pharmaceutical manufacturers in Finland, Japan and US, and negotiating
improved terms of sale for further control and cost savings.
capital inventory by ½ and reduced on-hand inventories from over 12
months to 5 months-on-hand by creating and implementing new inventory
reporting and purchase approval processes and generating demand
forecasts from cross-functional strategy team
problem resolution time by 80% through restructuring vendor
responsibility procedures, creating continuous improvement program and
renegotiating service agreements.
logistics integration team and collaborated with Merger Consultants to
transfer Daiichi manufacturing and supply chain operations to Sankyo
corporation, New York, New York ·
international trade company.
start-up operations and managed technical and operational staff.
Selected and negotiated out-sourced business providers. Led team
assigned to design and built E-Commerce website. Coordinated and
oversaw filing of corporate securities registrations as Chief Operating
- Spearheaded development of new
e-commerce website driving project from demonstration site constructed
by outsourced technical services to full production site by in-house
technical team – created unique online import/export process that
managed Trade for small businesses.
& Company inc, Jersey
City, New Jersey · 1992-1998
Direct marketer of Trade compliance publications, software and seminars to US Importers and
President Marketing Operations
- Developed print, electronic and
seminar compliance products and services for U.S. Importers and
Exporters yielding over $80MM in gross sales.
Named author of 12 copyrights.
- Led a development team which
created NAFTA-related compliance solutions which increased company
revenues six-fold and earned the company the Department of Commerce’s
“E” and “E-STAR” awards for support of U.S. exporters.
of Business Administration in International Finance and Economics
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck,
of Arts in Government and History
Customs Broker License
Specialist, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association
Department of Business (2002-2008)
N.J. Board of Education (1994 - 1998)
District Export Council Member
three terms (1994 – 2002)