Leveraging substantial hands-on experience within manufacturing environments, I prove valuable as an executive-level finance manager. Specializing in positive change, accounting management, and Lean Manufacturing Principles, I offer 15+ years of measurable achievement optimizing internal procedures to maximize cash flow and drive efficiency levels. In one instance, I advanced gross margins from negative status to positive 10% by identifying the root cause of throughput inefficiencies. Integrating Theories of Constraint to realign efforts, I enabled the facility to achieve the lowest lead time and rank second in quality. My core strengths span: Budgeting, Forecasting, Vendor Management, Technology Integration, Process Optimization, Recruiting, Production Planning, Systems Development, Theory of Constraints (TOC), Cost Containment, System/Needs Analysis, Inventory Management, & Data Mining Excelling in cash flow management, value stream analysis, production improvements, and inventory control, I provide solutions to improve cost control through operational enhancements. Selected highlights throughout my career include the following: ▪ Decreased month-end closing process from 15 days to 5 days by integrating journal entry and net income reporting standards to realign account reconciliation and data accuracy. ▪ Appointed to manage procurement activities for a company recovering from Ch. 11 bankruptcy; maintained raw material intake by improving relationships, regaining 90% of vendors within the first four months. ▪ Vital in boosting gross margins from negative 5% to 12%+ within six months by orchestrating a platform to measure month-to-date sales, active orders, lead times, and projected vs. actual margins per value stream. ▪ Advanced on-time delivery rates from an average 85% to 97%+ by configuring MRP system specifications to align sub and final assembly lines, avoiding scheduling failures and enabling higher lead times.