Director of US Operations & Finance @ Madecasse Chocolate & Vanilla
Supply Chain Manager @ Bahlsen
Decisive, results-driven, and accomplished operations professional providing visionary leadership in driving significant purchasing cost savings, product innovation, market penetration, and margin improvement. Experience directing both production/packaging lines and marketing/product development initiatives for diverse environments. Excellent interpersonal skills – comfortable and effective in front of large groups and presenting to senior management/boards of directors. Internationally traveled and culturally
Decisive, results-driven, and accomplished operations professional providing visionary leadership in driving significant purchasing cost savings, product innovation, market penetration, and margin improvement. Experience directing both production/packaging lines and marketing/product development initiatives for diverse environments. Excellent interpersonal skills – comfortable and effective in front of large groups and presenting to senior management/boards of directors. Internationally traveled and culturally sensitive. Track record for consistently undercutting purchasing budget and maintaining vendor relations.
Supply Chain Manager @ Import management, Procurement, Logistics, Inventory Control From March 2015 to Present (6 months) Purchasing Manager @ Contract commodities both domestic and import for private labels. Negotiate contracts for dried fruits, nuts and confections. Sourcing innovative food items for such private labels as Market Basket, Blue Marble, Trader Joes, Nature's Promise, Publix. Growing partnerships with domestic organic and natural growers of over 100 commodities including almonds, walnuts, pistachios and raisins. Sourcing new innovative commodities weekly, including exotic berries, confections, GMO Free, all natural and organic fruits and nuts. Import organic and natural commodities from Europe and Asia, including China, Turkey. From January 2012 to March 2015 (3 years 3 months) Purchasing Manager @ Leader in raw produce fresh pressed juice cleanses with nationwide sales and three facilities.; Oversees all purchasing, inventory, and material management of three facilities. Leading re-organizational structure of Item Master and Purchasing SOPs. Materials Manager of two 10,000sf warehouses including capital investments, perishables and safety stock. Accomplishments: Create and implement Purchasing Standards of Operations. Cost analysis and purchase of capital investment equipment for new CA facility. Update vendor Payment Terms from Credit Card and Net14 to Net30. Initiate creation of Item Master to include SKU system, COG analysis and Safety Stock inventory. From September 2010 to January 2012 (1 year 5 months) Operations Manager @ Specialty Food organization that pioneered the flavored peanut butter category, with sales in 10,000 stores across the US, UK and Canada.; Oversees all production, inventory, purchasing, and the ERP system of a successful $6 million company. Charged with correcting operational issues that negatively affect production, profit, and morale. Manage and control activities with over five co-packers, two 80,000sf warehouses, and over 50 vendors. Work directly with the CEO to direct operations-manufacturing, materials management, quotations, financial reporting, information systems, and sales/marketing. Accomplishments: Assisted in taking a $2.5 million company to a $6 million company in under four years. Create working Production Schedule to help configure monthly sales and production costs/profits. Decrease production to customer lead time, ultimately increasing accounts receivables from 60 days to 10 days. Establish open stock availability when incorporating production schedules for immediate delivery and FOB options. Manage inventory level to maintain sustainable sales amount. Project manager of Implementation of Sage X3 ERP integration in 2009. From November 2006 to September 2010 (3 years 11 months) Purchasing Manager @ Manage and facilitate all facets of supply chain management activities. Strong experience with sourcing for new and creative products, ingredients and packaging materials. Negotiates costs of goods across thousands of SKUs to decrease overhead and increase profitability. Maintain manageable budget by negotiating payment terms with various vendors. Accomplishments: Manage $3 million annual purchasing budget. Provide cost-benefit analysis and ROI in order to choose the best or most profitable option. Work directly with CEOs of over 50 vendors. Identify and recommend alternate suppliers. From November 2006 to September 2010 (3 years 11 months) Project Manager @ Promoted to direct development and implementation projects for new consumer packaged goods, working with co-packers, sales & marketing, quality assurance, and specialized design firms, to meet sales and budgetary objectives. Presented detailed project summaries to CEO and conducted post-production analyses to determine areas for improvement. Accomplishments: Oversaw FDA required microanalysis for Category II testing to include Salmonella and E Coli of multiple facilities. Negotiated pricing of co-packers and high quality ingredients to fall under budget while sustaining product integrity. Developed production time line from conception to completion to retail shelf with a successful 10% reduction in production time. Brides.com Online and Local Print From November 2006 to September 2010 (3 years 11 months) Marketing & Promotions Assistant @ National website plus companion magazines in 16 local markets for more and better wedding ideas that point to local service providers.; Provided direct support to the Marketing and Promotions Manager in implementing quarterly marketing campaigns, and communicating these effectively internally and to our reseller channel. Liaise with the Creative Director, PR department, printers and other marketing suppliers to ensure agreed briefs are met. Organized all related logistics, staff and promotional materials for the advertising sales staff. From March 2006 to September 2006 (7 months)
CPIM @ Weber UniversityMolecular Biology @ Montclair State University Bryanne Cypress is skilled in: Purchasing, Demand Planning, Demand Management, MRP, Microsoft Office, Logistics, Inventory Management, Pricing, Production Planning, Supply, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain, Sales Plan, Procurement, Contract Negotiation, Retail, Management, Negotiation, Sourcing, Materials Management, FMCG
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