"Director Operations Manufacturing Printing in Orange County CA Resume Jay Simmonds"
JAY G. SIMMONDS COSTA MESA, CA 92626 714 884 5673 mobile email@example.com OBJECTIVE: Operations role to provide maximum high impact results To secure an operational position where I can utilize my experience and expertise to help a company achieve its goals of lowering costs and increasing productivity while maintaining or improving quality. EXPERTISE Fifteen years of successful financial and operational results with an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business working in Fortune 100 and 200 companies as well as startups. EXPERIENCE Elite Signs & Graphics, Inc./Home Run Media Group, Owner/Head of Operations/ 2007-May 2013 Huntington Beach, CA Developed a locally owned and globally connected, custom sign and display company providing complete planning, design, creation and installation of customer projects. . Responsible for all manufacturing, engineering, human resources, finance, procurement, planning and scheduling, logistics and information systems. Grew company from 0 sales in 2007 to $750k annually in 2011. (Achieving productivity gains improvements from $81,981/person in 2008, $144,743/person in 2011) Successfully merged company at the end of 2009 resulting in 15% cost savings (gross margin increasing from 55% in 2009 to 63.6% in 2011) and 25% reductions in turn times (20 working days in 2009 to 15 working days) First American Title, Finance and Operational Manager 2005-2007 Santa Ana, CA A Fortune 200 company and one of the largest title insurers in the nation with direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad, providing comprehensive title insurance coverage and professional services for purchases, construction, refinances or equity loans. Reported directly to the Southern California Regional Vice President. Worked closely with County managers to develop and implement performance metrics. Provided critical financial and operational analysis and direction for cost reduction activities. Coordinated with other departments to reach cost planning targets. (Succeeded in Net pre-tax retention increasing from 18.0% to 31.4%) Analyzed and developed a budget and outsourcing plan to move work to India. (Resulting in Orders/person increasing from 14.8 to 18.1) Designed a new compensation plan for Sales and Title Report teams. (Division revenue increased from $194m to $330m) Established metrics for Escrow county managers to judge performance of their staff. CFO for Virtual Escrow Division. Analyzed monthly operating performance and profit projections for reporting and developing action items. American Racing Equipment, Finance/Operations Analyst 2001-2004 Compton, CA United States largest aftermarket supplier of custom wheels with facilities located in Compton, CA and Mexico Reported directly to the Southern California Controller. Work closely with all departments within American Racing to coordinate special projects assigned by upper management as they relate to accounting and finance. Provide critical financial analysis to upper management assisting with strategic decisions. Responsible for visibility, productivity, budget, and pro-forma forecast reports to the Director of Operations. Developed new cost model for new manufacturing plant located in Mexico. Reducing annual operating cost from $150 million to $50 million. (67% reduction in operating cost and met objective of reducing operating budget by $100 million) Assumed controller position for 6 months. Ran accounting department consisting of four people. Assigned direction of strategic improvement projects. Analyze and interpret monthly variances and trends between budgets, actual and prior results in developing projections and forecasts. OTHER EXPERIENCE Independent Consultant 2000 Consulted for a US subsidiary to a French company performing analysis on their manufacturing processes. Develop, analyze, and implement recommendations to improve efficiencies in the manufacturing processes. Also helped develop shop floor metrics and provide support with the interpretation and actions necessary to improve those metrics. Co-implemented a material handling process that succeeded in a saving approximately $450,000 dollars per year. Designed new work-cell layouts that accomplished average cycle-time reductions of 20%. (3min:42sec/part down to 2min:57sec) Boeing Commercial Airplane Group 1996-2000 Everett, WA One of three operating groups within The Boeing Company with major operations facilities located in Everett and Renton, WA and Long Beach, CA. Industrial/Finance/Cost Analyst Team lead in representation and support for all levels of management and cross-functional teams. Coordinating various top level manufacturing items, regularly coordinating the actions between internal customers and continually analyzing current processes in order to improve the operating flow and cost of the commodities. Responsible for visibility and productivity reports along with monthly Work Center evaluations to management. Team lead in the implementation of a change in manufacturing from a batch production system to a “Pull” production system. Achieving an average cycle-time reduction of 80% over three years. (from 50hrs/part to 10hrs/part) Lead team to change how costs were collected on the manufacturing floor resulting in real-time data collection. Created and tracked $50 million dollar manufacturing budget for multiple business areas at both the cell and administration level. Counseled on headcount forecasting for the manufacturing department (35% of divisions HC). EDUCATION 2005 MBA, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California 1996 BA, Business Administration: Finance, Minor: Economics, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & BOARD MEMBERSHIPS 2007-2009 Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce 2006-Present Director of Networking from 2007-2011 Marshall School of Business Alumni Board Board Member of the Year 2009 COMPETENCIES Innovative and results driven leader focused on achieving exceptional results in highly competitive environments that demand continuous improvement. Experienced in driving product, process and customer service improvements while building partnerships with key business decision makers. Consistently increased production, reduced operating costs while improving product quality by utilizing World Class Manufacturing Concepts (lean manufacturing, six sigma, theory of constraints, etc.) to optimize manufacturing processes and supply chain networks. PERSONAL INTERESTS Family activities, men’s softball team, manage the church co-ed softball team, assistant coach to son’s baseball team. Trained in Kanban, logistics, Kaizen, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Pull production. Sigma Chi Alumni, enjoy playing poker, enjoy sports in general, specifically baseball and college football.