Phillip Taylor

Phillip Taylor


Effective and accomplished as a manager, I am a versatile, experienced and hands-on inventory professional with proven success in a wide variety of management roles in diverse industries. Skilled in intergrating cross departmental functions to achieve strategic goals. An effective leader and cost-effective problem-solver. Proven results in training, teambuilding, product development,marketing/sales support and the continuous improvement of key manufacturing processes. Proven track record in creating an organized, effective and accurate workforce and manufacturing system.Selected Professional Accomplishments Production/Inventory Management   

-As production manager - controlled the Bills of Materials (BOM's), scheduling, workflow, and Work in Progress and labor costs of 66 personnel through 7 diverse workshops producing 3 distinct product lines.

-Worked with leads to coordinate the implementation of capital equipment with production requirements looking towards best use practices. 

-Coordinated with leads to ensure a timely and successful MRP/MRPII/Planning and work/labor tracking (SAP) computer system upgrade with minimum disruption.

-As inventory manager - liaised with departmental leads to implement the tools and measures necessary to improve productivity and customer satisfaction. Achieved a delivery success rate in excess of 95% (from 11%) in less than 1 year.

- Analyzed data and formulated plans to reduce inventory holdings and waste to an acceptable level whilst still achieving delivery time (reduced inventory holdings by $2MM).

-As scheduler - planned, produced and distributed works orders and schedules for all 7 workshops.


-As an inventory control instructor in  the Navy I worked to turn my students into effective stores accountants/logisticians able to immediately settle into their positions wherever they are sent.

-As a Senior Instructor I was given the opportunity to write many of the test and advancement papers to bring them in line with the ever changing requirements of the fleet.

-As a manager consider it my duty to develop and encourage my staff to look to advance themselves in the company and feel this to be of paramount importance to the retention of staff.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Jul 2009

Restaurant Senior Assistant Manager

Taco Bell

Primary responsibility 

Assist General Manager in day to day running of restaurant.

Act as deputy for General Manager in their absence.

Exercise cash and shift accountability.

Set Schedules for team members.

Train new team members and develop team members for next higher position.

Order, record and control inventory using FIFO system.   

Laid off in July 2009                                                                                     

May 1997 - May 2001

Production/Inventory Manager

Factory producing stainless steel milling and sifting machines for the dry powder and pharmaceutical industries.

Production Manager, Inventory Manager, Scheduling Manager.

Primary responsibilities- using all the facilities and KPI's available to ensure customer satisfaction was gauranteed whilst maintaining labor costs and stock turn around to a minimum.

Coordinate accurate cycle counts.

Communicate via video conferencing and reports/spreadsheets with offsite engineering department and offsite executives to ensure all parties were aware of the status and any potential problems with each contract currently under manufacture.

Jun 1975 - Jun 1997

Chief Petty Officer Stores Accountant

Royal Navy

Senior logistics expert onboard the ship.

Primary responsibilities - Controlling over 27000 line items with a value in excess of $100MM, and ensuring the ship had accurate records for each and every part. A ship's effectiveness depends on being able to keep running and must have good support.

Supervised staff and prepared and encouraged them for the next step up the ladder.

As an instructor - taught new students the basics required for them to become an asset to their next ship.

As a Senior Instructor had the opportunity and privilege to write and distribute new testing and examination papers for the advancement of Navy Logisticians.

Secondary responsibility - to act as Officer of the Day when in harbor and have complete responsibility for the day to day running of the ship and to take the lead in any fire,damage control or medical emergency.