James Miranda

James Miranda

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Vice President - Finance

Tempur-Pedic

Global manufacturer & distributor of premium pressure-relieving bedding products with annual Sales over $1.1B. 

Tempur-Pedic International, Inc. (NYSE: TPX) manufactures and distributes premium mattresses and pillows made from its proprietary TEMPUR® pressure-relieving material. It is the worldwide leader in specialty sleep, the fastest growing segment of the estimated $13 billion global mattress market. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced sleep surfaces that help improve the quality of life for people around the world. The Company's products are currently sold in over 70 countries under the TEMPUR® and Tempur-Pedic® brand names. World headquarters for Tempur-Pedic International is in Lexington, KY.

Vice President – Divisional CFO –Member of Executive Committee responsible for financial reporting & control, strategic planning, sales forecasting, business analytics, credit & collections management and business development/integration

  • Key participant in Retail Partner expansion, business development and acquisition analysis driving incremental Revenue.
  • Implemented Business Flash process providing leading performance indicators enabling proactive decision making driving delivery of Operating Income targets
  • Designed, implemented & led weekly Business Reviews with the CEO and Corporate Executive Team
  • Launched a Strategic Cost Containment initiative resulting in several new programs driving over $10 million in savings
  • Established Key Performance Indicators and re-engineered the internal management reporting process encompassing all aspects of the business with a keen focus on Top Line performance
  • Designed & implemented a Proactive Account Management program focused on the Order to Cash cycle process resulting in Credit Line increases & decreases and reduced 90 day past due Accounts Receivable by over $10M.
Aug 2002 - Dec 2007

Vice President - Business Planning & Analysis

Citigroup

Citigroup (NYSE: C) & Citicards is the preeminent provider of consumer lending products catering to retail based merchants and Gas/Oil companies. Preeminent provider of consumer lending products catering to retail based merchants with annual Sales over $2.2B.

Vice President of Finance – Business Planning & Analysis

Provide business leadership & direction driving operational performance by working in partnership with finance professionals across the Credit Card organization and with cross functional business partners (internal & external). Identified and resolved strategic issues facing the business, addressed day-to-day business issues and analyzed program results suggesting new pricing strategies.

  • Key member of the Due Diligence team supporting the purchase and integration of the Credit & Financial Products business ($30 billion in loans/receivables) from Sears Roebuck & Company.
  • Key member of strategic initiative team driving $60M of incremental revenue from new product introduction
  • Directed the Annual Operating Plan & monthly business forecasting across 50+ client portfolios & led the Strategic planning process. Designed a streamlined reporting process to include a balanced scorecard methodology.
  • Prepared analytics and partnered with functional business leads to identify revenue growth opportunities driving incremental new account acquisitions, customer retention and development of new products including implementation.
  • Prepared presentations (Monthly CEO reviews, Board meetings, external analyst presentations, bank meetings, rating agency presentations, investor relations, etc) for senior staff as well as delivered presentations at monthly Senior Staff meetings & department wide town hall meetings.
Jun 1999 - Aug 2002

Director of Finance/Business Controller

Unilever

Uniliver (NYSE: UN) is a leading global manufacturer & distributor category leading iconic Home and Personal Care Brands. Global manufacturer & distributor category leading iconic Brands with annual Sales over $4.3B.

Director of Finance/Business Controller

Provide decision support and financial insight as part of Business Leadership Team, play an active part in the development portfolio management strategy, monitoring of performance against objectives, evaluation of new business opportunities, and cost management initiatives.

  • Coordinated the activities of Brand Finance team as well as Marketing Services, Research & Development, Supply Chain and Sales financial support, ensuring quality of deliverables and setting business priorities/objectives.
  • Led divestiture analysis of two brands resulting in simplification to the business & margin improvement, supply chain and capacity management/planning, brand/marketing focus, asset management, focused portfolio on growth brands.
  • Introduced the AXE brand to the North American markets driving incremental sales in excess of $50M in year 1
  • Participated in a SKU Proliferation study identifying slow moving and high velocity products resulting in Margin improvement of 35 bps and re-investment opportunities & Brand support funding
  • Key owner of Sales & Operating Plan process in collaboration with Sales, Supply Chain, Marketing and R&D
  • Evaluated and quantified business risk/opportunity profile, and identified plans to close gaps. Key role in business planning, evaluating alternatives, challenging assumptions, and ensuring coherence of final plan submission to ensure alignment with strategic & operational objectives.
Apr 1997 - Jun 1999

Manager - Financial Reporting, Planning & Analysis

http://www.3com.com

3Com (NASDAQ: COMS) acquired US Robotics and is a leading global provider of enterprise and small-business networking solutions. Leading global provider of enterprise and small-business networking solutions with annual Sales over $2.4B.

Manager, Financial Reporting, Planning & Analysis

Directed local and remote team, performed all aspects of Close process, management reporting, annual planning, capital investment analysis, development of policies & procedures, systems implementation, financial training and worldwide deployment of SAP.

  • Led integration of financial systems (SAP/PeopleSoft/Hyperion/Essbase) supporting acquisition of US Robotics
  • Conducted operating reviews with Senior Executive Staff, developed and executed operating expense, resource utilization, capital investments and strategic plans.
  • Facilitated negotiations of several vendor agreements resulting in $10 million in annualized savings.

Education

Education
Jan 2002 - Dec 2002

Certificate

http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/execed/programs/MGMT03/index.htm

The KMI curriculum draws from the "Best of an MBA." The program provides a thorough understanding of the functional areas of business management through a review of both fundamental concepts and the latest thinking and tools. Areas of focus include managerial skills, such as how to structure an organization, how to measure and monitor performance, and how to identify and implement the best practices within functional areas of business.

2000 - 2000

Certificate Program

http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/execed/programs/LEAD03/index.htm
Certificate, Strategic Management

Key areas of focus include:- Analysis of when to make, buy, or ally - Creating and managing value-adding alliances - Common pitfalls in alliance failures - Negotiating before, during, and after alliance agreements have been signed - Anticipating critical legal, financial, and operational issues in alliances - Managing complex, multiple alliance situations within organizations

Skills

Skills

Financial Modeling & Business Analysis

Significant experience in preparing detailed financial models

M&A - Due Diligence

Led several Due Diligence teams - both on Sell side and Buy Side

Top Secret/SCI

US Air Force - OSI