High School Diploma, General Studies @
I LO St. Zeromskiego Kielce
Seasoned manager with 18 years of international experience, proven leadership and influential skills, who has worked his way up from entry level, giving him a highly detailed understanding of manufacturing, logistics, planning, purchasing, warehousing and transport. Experienced, creative and innovative manager, not afraid to take a risk, successfully delivered many projects spanning from short term one-man projects
Seasoned manager with 18 years of international experience, proven leadership and influential skills, who has worked his way up from entry level, giving him a highly detailed understanding of manufacturing, logistics, planning, purchasing, warehousing and transport. Experienced, creative and innovative manager, not afraid to take a risk, successfully delivered many projects spanning from short term one-man projects to major cross functional projects across company. Achieved substantial cost reductions and increased productivity. Skilled in identifying and resolving bottlenecks and improving processes to optimize internal operations and delivering outstanding customer service.
- Distribution network configuration and optimization
- Warehousing and transportation sourcing
- Supplier development and management
- Business processes re-engineering
- Sales and Operational Planning
- Supply Chain optimization
- Continuous improvement
- Lean Manufacturing
- Change Management
- Project Management
Interim Plant Manager @ From September 2015 to Present (4 months) District Brno-Country, Czech RepublicCo Owner @ From May 2015 to Present (8 months) Warsaw, Masovian District, PolandAssociate @ From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Warsaw, Masovian District, PolandManaging Director and Owner @ From June 2013 to Present (2 years 7 months) Warsaw, Masovian District, PolandInterim Logistics Manager @ From January 2015 to August 2015 (8 months) Interim Plant Manager @ From April 2014 to December 2014 (9 months) District Brno-Country, Czech RepublicPurchasing and Logistics Manager @ Direct sales and operation planning, build relationship with strategic partners. Achieve inventory level reduction by 27% and product availability on level 99%.
Create and implement strategy of setting up sourcing and logistics solutions for Key Customers strongly bond customers and ensure their loyalty.
Increase order in full and on time delivery from 97.3% to 99%.
Rationalise transport management. Implement KPI and bonus system. Negotiate 12% annual saving in transportation while improving delivery performance that increased from 97% to 98.5%.
Perform re-engineering of materials flow and documents flow processes. Reduce logistics costs by 18% and increase productivity by 25%. From September 2008 to May 2013 (4 years 9 months) Warsaw Area, PolandSAP Implementation Project Manager @ Managed SAP implementation project, awarded as "Best Practice" in Europe.
Managed the process of reconstruction and reorganization of internal processes.
Devised an effective education, training and skills upgrading program for 600 people.
Led change management process aimed at helping personnel to accept and embrace changes in their daily work environment and a smooth transition period. From April 2011 to October 2012 (1 year 7 months) Warsaw Area, PolandGroup Logistics and Third-Party Logistics Provider Manager @ Opened first European Distribution Centre equipped with advanced order picking technology.
Effective management of budget and quality performance of distribution and contract execution with the logistics partner and carriers.
Global Road, Sea and Air transport procurement. Achieved 5% cost reduction and increased service level.
Relocated Logistics function from Belgium to Poland without impact on customer service. This improved the efficiency of cooperation with key partners. From October 2007 to August 2008 (11 months) Warsaw Area, PolandGlobal Logistics Development Manager @ Developed and executed Global Logistics Strategy: re-designing Inbound/Outbound network of the company and increasing order fulfilment process.
Leadership and development of sourcing operation. Achieved 8% spend reduction during first year.
Performed full scale Logistics Operations Audit in Europe and CIS regions. Recommendations led to increased productivity by 30%, warehouse utilization increased by 35%, inventory accuracy achieved 99.5%. From January 2004 to September 2007 (3 years 9 months) Brussels Area, BelgiumDistribution Centre Manager @ Conducted selection and negotiations with 3PL and transport companies. Achieved 15% transport cost savings, warehouse handling cost reduction by 20% and increasing delivery performance by 60%.
Designed and successfully implemented in-house Warehouse Management System. Reduced outbound process time and inbound process time.
Managing storage and distribution of temperature sensitive products in coordination with partners, plants and affiliates.
Collaborated with manufacturers to design new packaging to increase transport capacity utilization. We achieved 30% transport costs reduction.
Established and managed new 12,000 pallet A-Class distribution centre for Central and Eastern Europe. From October 1999 to December 2003 (4 years 3 months) Warehouse Manager @ Established key performance indicators (KPI’s).
Developed bar code system that increasing inventory accuracy from 93% to 99.9%.
Implemented Good Manufacturing Practices. From August 1998 to September 1999 (1 year 2 months) Freight Operations Specialist @ Negotiated freight rate reductions of up to 30%.
Improved on-time delivery performance by 20%.
Implemented “Supplier Manual” for suppliers and reduced total transport time by 50%. From April 1997 to July 1998 (1 year 4 months) Warsaw Area, Poland
Master's in Business Management, Logistics and Marketing @ Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice From 1991 to 1997 High School Diploma, General Studies @ I LO St. Zeromskiego Kielce From 1987 to 1991 Sebastian Owczarek is skilled in: Change Management, Management, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehouse Management, Logistics Management, Inventory Management, Demand Planning, Purchasing, Project Management, Inventory Control, Operations Management, Negotiation
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