Principal Engineer, Global Engineering @ Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide
Executive M.B.A. @
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark
Highly experienced Leader with broad knowledge of and proven successes in Operational Excellence Lean/Six Sigma business process improvements, Project Management, Product Development, Strategic Supplier Development and Relationship Management, Component and Systems Design and Engineering, Quality and Compliance practices (cGMP, OTCs, Class I, Class II Medical Devices). Strong business acumen. Effective teamwork and collaboration skills. Prudent risk-taking. High
Highly experienced Leader with broad knowledge of and proven successes in Operational Excellence Lean/Six Sigma business process improvements, Project Management, Product Development, Strategic Supplier Development and Relationship Management, Component and Systems Design and Engineering, Quality and Compliance practices (cGMP, OTCs, Class I, Class II Medical Devices). Strong business acumen. Effective teamwork and collaboration skills. Prudent risk-taking. High personal integrity.
Manager, Supplier Excellence, J&J Supply Chain Procurement Execution @ Lead successful development, deployment, and implementation of Enterprise Supply Chain Procurement Supplier Excellence strategy and associated policies, programs, and initiatives, in a highly regulated environment, to improve supplier performance, business processes and practices, for the purpose of reducing costs, mitigating quality and compliance risks, driving continuous improvements, and enabling supplier value creation. Collaborate with and train internal and external associates on core sets of process excellence, project management, quality, and business principles and practices, to achieve business results and enable transformative cultural change and robust management system improvements at supplier sites. Develop and manage a portfolio of strategic supplier development and critical related projects, ensuring portfolio sufficiency and effectiveness, and alignment with supply chain strategies, goals, and objectives. Implement and share best practices for crossed-segment supplier development approach, performance measurement, risk assessment, change management, and prioritization across the organization.
o Drove strategic partner development program with key strategic suppliers, culminating in a comprehensive and transformative change—turnaround level performance—at supplier sites.
o Reduced select strategic supplier non-conformances by greater than 50% YOY; improved supplier delivery performance by greater than 10 percentage points; reduced lead-time by 30%. Helped improve supply reliability and flexibility/responsiveness, and reduce quality and compliance risks. Won NA Eagle Award.
o Initiated and developed framework for Sourcing / Engineering Design-to-Value risk-based, stage-gate process, enabling new business capabilities / Launch Excellence within the Consumer Sector. From January 2011 to Present (4 years 11 months) Principal Engineer, Global Engineering @ Managed new product package development activities for various franchises within Consumer segment, including trend analysis, engineering and design, component sourcing support, product/process validation, and commercialization. Incorporated project management principles and Smart Project Execution and Delivery stage-gate and governance process to deliver results. Employed Design Excellence principles and practices, including QFD, dFMEA, pFMEA, Design-for-Manufacturing, and Design-for-Quality to de-risk and drive efficiency in product development value stream. Initiated and developed business partnership with new and existing suppliers to help drive product innovations and accelerate new product development.
o Created and launched innovative products within cost hurdles, on time, and right the first time. Helped drive brand sales to second best growing brand in the industry. Strengthened the brand.
o Reduced tooling lead-time and costs for component sourcing by greater than 40%, enabling first-mover-advantage in driving sales and meeting customer commitments. From March 2008 to January 2011 (2 years 11 months) Packaging Systems Engineer @ Managed capital and related projects, from concept, feasibility, business case, design, engineering, to commercialization and contingency planning. Responsibilities included project management, resource planning, engineering and design, within the framework of BP capital-value-process. Applied risk and change management for processes, across different functional areas and levels of the organization–including risk identification, evaluation, and mitigation, stakeholder analysis and management, and communication plans–to achieve optimal results. Drove team accountability and delivered team recommendations to senior management. Created and met all project milestones and financial commitments. Identified and managed project priorities and cross-project dependencies. Optimized existing systems to improve cost and production efficiency, using Lean/Six Sigma processes and tools.
o Successfully commercialized packaging line upgrades to improve capacity and operational efficiency.
o Optimized product transit integrity for intermodal shipment—rail, road, and sea—including logistic network optimization across operations in North and Latin Americas, delivering 12% gain in operating cost efficiency. From September 2004 to March 2008 (3 years 7 months) Greater New York City AreaMechanical Development Engineer @ Applied engineering expertise to identify and develop new products and manufacturing processes on a global scale. Managed all phases of new gadget development in Lavatorycare and Floorcare categories within the constraints of required quality, scope, budget, and time, from concept to commercialization, leading to full-scale production at the site. Employed Design Excellence principles and practices, including QFD, dFMEA, pFMEA, Design-for-Manufacturing, and Design-for-Quality. Designed, engineered, and troubleshot gadgets, including robotics and injection molded devices.
o Improved global R&D capability by initiating, developing, and implementing a Computer-Aided Design/Engineering and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, a first of its kind within Reckitt Benckiser R&D.
o Reduced product development cycle time and cost. Enhanced creativity efforts in-house. Improved product quality.
o Saved $500,000 annually on product development cost— tooling and prototypes. Reduced gadget development cycle time by 30-40%. From November 2002 to September 2004 (1 year 11 months) Greater New York City AreaSenior Technical Services Engineer @ Led project team in launching new products, within budget and time constraints, for speed-to-market, including project management, external manufacturer and equipment selection, process development and deployment, process validation, and systems improvements. Conducted data analytics and in-depth root cause analysis; formulated appropriate performance improvement strategies, including facilitating change management practices to get buy-in. Optimized and troubleshot manufacturing systems to reduce process variations and cycle times, using Lean/Six Sigma processes and tools. Conducted system audits at third-party manufacturing and supplier sites to assess conformance to regulatory, safety, technical, and quality requirements. Managed capital budgeting process, including material, equipment, and human resource requirements.
o Led project team in successful greenfield start-ups of two specialized manufacturing operations that resulted in incremental annual sales of $40MM and $12MM for each product line. From January 2001 to November 2002 (1 year 11 months) Greater New York City AreaManagement Associate @ From March 1997 to January 2001 (3 years 11 months) Greater New York City Area
Master of Science (M.S.), Mechanical Engineering @ New Jersey Institute of TechnologyExecutive M.B.A., Finance @ Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-NewarkMarine Engineering Systems @ United States Merchant Marine Academy Lamson PMP is skilled in: Procurement, Engineering, Product Development, Program Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Process Improvement, Manufacturing, Project Management, Leadership, Strategy, Business Process Improvement, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement
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