Raffaele Varano

Raffaele Varano

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Supply chain & Operations manager

Primary Consulting Firm

Support on short term missions and temporary project aimed to razionalize supply chain network, reduce/optimize cost, audit supply chain and renew organization.

Looking for new challenges and projects.

May 2010 - Present

Chief Operation Officer

BPInnoplastics

One of the first Italian companies among plastic material compounders.

Main responsibilities: P&L, Sales, Purchase, Industrial strategy, Supply chain supervision.

Focused on turn-around and commercial/suppliers network update.

Working capital reduction

Production plant optimization, increasing flexibility and capacity.

Business analysis and customer-mix change.

Strategic three years plan.

Jan 2007 - Jul 2009

Supply Chain Director WW

Rhodia EP

Direct Responsibility for the following functions: Customer service, Forecast, demand management, Scheduling, Planning, MRP, Transports, Logistic on the three European sites (Italy, France, Poland). Shared Stock goals definition of the production sites based in Brazil, China, Korea and Canada. Building of common KPI's.

Coordinator and owner of all actions and  plans to optimize Cash and working capital

Mar 2002 - Dec 2006

Supply chain Director Europe

Rhodia EP
Direct Responsibility for the following functions: Customer service, Forecast, demand management, Scheduling, Planning, MRP, Transports, Logistic on the three European sites (Italy, France, Poland).
Jan 2001 - Feb 2002

Assistant to Europe Director

Rhodia EP
Report to the European Director and in charge of specific projects as : " Best in Quality" : customer claims reduction, SAP roll out Manager , SAP implementation on the Italian site
Jan 1999 - Jan 2001

Productivity manager

Rhodia

Responsible of purchase and procurement teams in Europe and manager for all projects linked to cost reduction and productivity (outsourcing, make or buy…)

Jan 1997 - Jan 1999

Demand manager Europe

Rhodia

Responsible for the activities of Order entry, Forecast, Planning, Stock levels

Jan 1994 - Jan 1997

Product manager

Nyltech
Responsible of POM business unit - In charge of P&L for SNIATAL ( Acetal co-monomer tecnoploymer). T/O around 4 ME. Supervision and control of purchase , logistic and sales dedicated.
Jan 1991 - Jan 1994

Export sales manager

Snia Tecnopolimeri
Commercial Responsible for France, Spain and european distributors mainly located in the Scandinavian Area, Portugal and Greece.
Nov 1986 - Jan 1991

Technical assistance and development

Snia Tecnopolimeri
Post sales technical assistant and development products responsible for Scandinavian, French and Spanish markets

Education

Education
2004 - 2009

Various

World Class Manufactoring –  LyonStar variability and 6 sigma approach –  Lyon

Financial for non Financials - Lyon

Product manager - Milan

1980 - 1985

P.Carcano

Skills

Skills

Operations Set-up

Balance beetween commercial, financial and operational targets to meet Company target. Medium term overview and scenario simulation to prevent productions failures and catch all market opportunities. Razionalization of Fixed cost to avoid overcost not really justified.

BENCHMARK of Supply chain network

detailed tools to review  Supply chain performances and define action plan to catch opportunities

SOIP Sales Operational and Inventory Planning

Definition of a short term SOIP and a medium term planning to manage Stock values, assets saturation and sales forecast

CTQ's definition and values definition

Definition of customer needs, customer values and customer perception. Allign offer to cuspomer need, avoid overservice.

KPI's and Balance score cards

Set-up and use of main tools to monitor activity and improuvement action plan.