Work History

Work History
Dec 2013 - Present

Senior Supply Chain Planner

Newell Rubbermaid
  • Manage global demand and supply plans for six different product lines generating $200M annual sales across multiple customer and sales channels
  • Cross-functional collaboration with internal stakeholders and external contract manufacturers to develop production and purchase plans for assigned product families supporting financial, inventory, and service level objectives.
  • Monitor and execute 18 month SKU level demand plan using analytical and statistical tools, translate and apply key business inputs from sales, brand, and channel marketing teams to a achieve a consensus plan reflective of sales trends, promotional volumes, phased integration plans of new and old items as well other relevant insights shaping the business.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives focused on refinement of existing processes and tools to maximize productivity and resource efficiencies.
May 2010 - Dec 2013

Program Manager, Sales Operations

Delta AirLines, Inc.

Program Manager, B2B Marketing & Strategy

Identification and management of mature, targeted initiatives aimed at improving Delta’s Business-to-Business (B2B) customer products and services via use of market research programs and related insight development efforts. Provide analytical support to further shape and define strategies and recommendations to enable effective cross-functional decision making for impactful changes improving both relationships and sales performance. Key project included the assessment and synopsis of Delta's annual Global Customer survey to sales and account leadership teams helping support departmental budget plans and decisions.Promotion within Delta's Sales Operations department, new team structure.

Program Manager, Sales Planning & Technology

Development and execution of strategies on initiatives for distributing and providing enhanced customer service experiences through technology solutions supporting sales channel programs. Lead preparation and delivery of communications, plans, and resources regarding process and program transformations with the primary objective to increase engagement of the commercial field teams and maximize sales revenue and market share performance. Key project included the functional design and implementation of customer insight reporting for Delta’s $15B global corporate and agency accounts.

Jul 2010 - Jul 2010

Senior Consultant, Supply Chain Advisory Services

Ernst & Young, LLP

Ernst & Young (EY) is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Ernst & Young is a global organization of member firms in more than 140 countries.  Its global headquarters are based in London, UK and the U.S. As of 2009, it is ranked by Forbes magazine the largest private company in the United States.

EY has four main service lines and share of revenues in 2010:

  • Assurance (47%): comprises mainly Financial Audit (core assurance).
  • Advisory Services (17%): consisting of four subservice lines: Actuarial, IT Risk and Assurance, Risk, and Performance Improvement.
  • Tax Services (27%): includes Business Tax Compliance, Human Capital, Indirect Tax, International Tax Services, Tax Accounting & Risk Advisory Services, Transaction Tax.
  • Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) (9%): includes commercial, financial, real estate and tax due diligence, mergers & acquisitions, valuation & business modeling, corporate restructuring and integration services.
Advisory, Performance Improvement

To achieve their potential, businesses need to continuously achieve and sustain performance improvement in a rapidly changing environment. As one of our performance improvement advisors, you’ll help many of the world’s leading businesses and government departments tackle their most pressing issues. Often working directly with leaders of major organizations, you’ll work in multidisciplinary teams that bring diverse perspectives to every challenge. You’ll have the opportunity to build your skills in one of our focused competency groups. These include: finance, customer, supply chain, IT Advisory, people and organization, strategic direction, and program management. You’ll also have the opportunity to team with professionals from other parts of the organization, especially those in Risk. We’ll help you achieve your potential by supporting your professional development and giving you experience on a diverse range of clients and projects.

Supply Chain and Operations

Supply chain and operations professionals provide insights into supply chain transformation. They cover sourcing, procurement, inbound logistics, engineering, manufacturing, final assembly, and product service and delivery. This team focuses on helping clients run their supply chains effectively in order to improve their business performance.

Jul 2007 - Jul 2010

Management Consultant, Supply Chain

Accenture, LTD

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.

Demand Planning Consultant

    Global  Consumer Products Client

  • Developed category demand and supply planning capabilities to support business model changes for sales & operations planning (S&OP) process efficiencies
  • Managed divisional sales forecasts to drive consensus and 25% aggregate improvement in forecast accuracy for six core merchandising areas
  • Led forecast modeling of 1K select category SKUs for promotional and long lead planning resulting in $3M improvement of inventory
  • Supported global, offshore analytics team in India with generation and integration of historical sales demand into ad-hoc planning tools and resources
  • Aided in maintenance and development of KPI performance reporting and demand forecasting models used in department merchant reviews

Business Process Model Consultant

    Global Electronics Manufacturing Client

  • Conducted cross-functional interviews with business stakeholders to evaluate end-to-end business operations; Identified gaps and opportunities of 15% process improvement, 40% FTE reduction, $3M cost savings with global resource teams in US and China
  • Performed customer segmentation analysis addressing $1.6B commercial revenue resulting in process recommendations reducing customer order lead times by 10 days
  • Assisted in development of key client reporting presentations for c-suite review of current and future state business transformation recommendations

Demand Planning Consultant

      Domestic Grocery & Retail Client

  • Involved in all phases of JDA enterprise planning solution implementation impacting 65% total inventory volume and +15M SKUs across 200 stores and 12 DC locations
  • Collaborated with multiple business functions in blueprinting and design identifying business requirements and process gaps to develop functional capability enhancement
  • Key contributor on the development of seasonal demand model improving forecast accuracy at distribution and store levels by 6% and 20% respectively
  • Created handbooks and quick reference guides to support end-user training and change management processes; Conducted demonstration sessions to improve proficiency
  • Developed analytics and quantitative baseline reporting for operational benchmarking measuring $140M inventory reduction and ½; turn improvement in key business category areas

Sourcing & Procurement Analyst

    Global Consumer Products Client

  • Analyzed +$125M cross-category distribution of direct material spend to develop sourcing strategy and benchmark reporting measures
  • Identified $8M material cost and category sourcing opportunities achieved through contract negations and supplier rationalization initiatives
  • Managed market research efforts establishing collaborative partnership with external retail provider offering value management services (VAO/VAS) and indirect material savings
Jul 2006 - Jul 2007

Operational Commodity Buyer

Johnson Controls
  • Managed +$57M direct material commodity account supporting operations of 8-9 programs resulting in cumulative cost savings/avoidance goals of $1.5M
  • Assessed freight distribution and supplier packaging yielding consolidated transportation savings of $845M
  • Negotiated $500M direct material savings through sourcing, market analysis, and process evaluation
  • Led direct source optimization initiative across six US manufacturing facilities, resulting in approximately $250M in cross-channel distribution savings
May 2005 - Jul 2006

Material Project Manager, Supply Chain

General Dynamics
  • Managed coordination of $4.7M material program requirements supporting manufacturing and engineering programs across five domestic site locations
  • Analyzed inventory distribution improving material planning, in-stock allocation, and network delivery performance by 30%
  • Maintained project planning schedules, spare part allocation requests, budget tracking, order expedition, identification of supply risk, and status reporting for senior leadership teams

Education

Education
Aug 2001 - Aug 2005

Bachelor of Arts

Michigan State University

Summary

Passionate and results driven supply chain and operations management professional, with +5 years of progressive experience and cross-functional expertise in strategic sourcing, inventory planning, and corporate process and operations strategy across various industry verticals both domestically and internationally – Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Retail. Highly skilled in establishing customer relationships and developing strategic process recommendations while identifying cost effective approaches for improving service delivery and customer retention.Seeking opportunities in balanced, customer oriented and sustainable work environments where I can leverage my expertise and skills to continually develop both myself as well as my peers.

Memberships

  • APICS The Association for Operations Management (Atlanta Chapter)
  • Michigan State University Alumni Association & Program Mentor
  • Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Alumni Association

References

References

Bryce Roebke

“I have known Matt personally and professionally for the past 5 years. Matt consistently explores new opportunities to expand his skill sets, and develop a wide range of core competencies and effective approach strategies and best practices that he uses to address a problem-solving task. I've seen his professionalism and his willingness to accept new roles and responsibilities provide tremendous value to numerous projects where a less versatile resource may have failed. Matt can be viewed as a tremendous asset to any team”

Luke Fochtman

“I had the opportunity to collaborate with Matt on various projects and case studies during our senior year at MSU, where we both were studying in Supply Chain Management. I was always impressed with his insightful, timely, and high quality contributions to the group, where he brought a unique and creative perspective to the table. For an undergrad program, I found this unique as few students showed such a deep understanding of course content and were able to effectively articulate the same. Definitely the kind of person you want on your team; I would welcome the opportunity to work with Matt again, in either a professional or academic setting.”

Guy McCumber

“I had the pleasure of working with Matt as part of the Management Consulting workgroup at Accenture. I wholeheartedly recommend Matt as a person with a continually growing skillset and a deep knowledge of the strategic, tactical, and operational aspects of supply chain management. But his greatest asset is his ability to understand clients' needs. If you need a driven, intelligent, and hardworking team member, then be sure to consider Matt.”

LeeAnn Sanderson-Hulse

“Matt is extremely dedicated and hard working and he consistently meets and exceeds expectations. He is a very quick learner and a self starter. Matt is very thorough and is good at paying attention to detail. He is very organized, efficient and diligent with his work He never has to be reminded to complete a task. I would recommend Matt without hesitation.”