Supply Chain Management | Operations Manager | Product Development
Silk Forest, Inc.
Privately held manufacturer & wholesaler of custom silk trees and plants
Managed all aspects of operations for a privately held company providing design, custom manufacturing and wholesale distribution of high-end silk trees and silk greenery for commercial accounts (interior designers and home builders) throughout the Front Range.
§Partnered with strategic suppliers and customers to innovate new product designs.
§Oversaw all facets of domestic manufacturing, assembly, and warehousing operations, coordinating product flow across multiple locations.
§Hired, trained, managed, and motivated a staff of 5-10. Evaluated work processes and delegated work efficiently across full time and contract staff.
§Managed supplier relations and contract negotiations. Sourced silk products through importers in California, and natural products from California, Florida, and Minnesota.
§Supported consistent growth in production, averaging 30% year over year.
§Continually refined manufacturing processes to accommodate changing sales volume, by charting and analyzing work flow, establishing training materials and performance metrics.
§Established Recycling Program for cardboard, packing materials and office waste.