Spearheaded a remarkable transformation by streamlining our direct suppliers from 387 to a lean and agile 27. This involved fostering unprecedented collaboration within our supply chain, enabling us to maintain an impressive 20% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) despite the disruptive forces of the COVID-19 pandemic and our significant reliance on chips for printed circuit board production. As the Lead of Global Procurement, I played a pivotal role in ensuring the company’s resilience and continued success.
Managed a complex project involving the outsourcing of our production to Jabil Baja, while simultaneously overseeing the transition of suppliers. This intricate process culminated in the Danish site achieving a remarkable 30% increase in output, a pivotal achievement that paved the way for the final handover and closure.
Developed IKEA’s Operations Strategy Playbook, a comprehensive guide that empowered the company to assert control over mass customization within select plants.
Spearheaded a dynamic LEAN optimization project within the production facilities. The result was a finely-tuned operation that maximized the utilization of the machinery and workforce, ultimately boosting productivity and profitability.
Embarked on a journey to benchmark indirect costs across all plants, employing benchmarking strategies to identify opportunities for improvement.
Took charge of a procurement optimization and supplier integration initiative that yielded impressive results. Through meticulous planning and execution, we achieved substantial inventory reductions while elevating service levels to an impressive 95%, enhancing the competitiveness and financial resilience.
Oversaw a comprehensive program management effort to expand a key site. This involved orchestrating a complex array of tasks, ensuring seamless growth and expansion.
Undertook a detailed supply chain and warehouse mapping and optimization project for the
E-commerce platform, enhancing the ability to meet customer demands efficiently and reliably.
Delved into the intricacies of the supply chain, optimizing the processes involved in securing pelts and streamlining operations
2020 – 2023 | Candela Medical, Sr. Director External Operations & Lead of Global Procurement