Strong leaderwho blends strategic thinking with tactical execution to deliver results A talent for achieving milestone objectives and leading cross functional teams from product development to manufacturing and launch.Analytical problem solver with a proven ability to motivate and work effectively with persons from many diverse cultures. Extremely organized and proficient in working with limited resources, handling multiple priorities, identifying and addressing risks.A wealth of experience in product and process engineering, business planning and development, and in sales and account management.Especially skilled at contract negotiation with the customer to avoid profit erosion.
Skilled process improvement specialist and team trainer. Able to interact effectively with management at all levels.
·Increased customer satisfaction and sales by offering surprise and delight features to an automotive interior console.Recruited to serve as program manager, program was at risk of being cancelled due to interference fit issues which threatened to compromise the product.Issues resolved by creatively redesigning the product.Avoided profit erosion by skillfully negotiating an increase in price for the improved product.Exceeded sales volume expectations by 2500 units annually - $125,000 annual revenue increase.Managed production schedules from launch through product obsolescence.
·Redesigned OE headlamps for accessory customer.With minimal engineering, developed a unique product derivative of an OE headlamp.Increased selling price by 300% over OE product.Incremental sales of 5000 units.Incremental revenue of $1.1M.Negotiated last chance buy at program end.