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					                     Curriculum Vitae - David A. Hiscox

                                   Mobile: 07771 945992
                           email: david@dahiscox.freeserve.co.uk


                                             Profile

    An experienced manufacturing professional who has held Director positions for the last
11 years. Specialises in radically upgrading manufacturing operations and their supply chains
and is successful in delivering excellent customer service and profits for the business.

                                           Key Skills

       Able to rapidly analyse manufacturing operations to highlight and implement
        performance improvements across the supply chain
       Challenges established customs and practices throughout the business
       Possesses strong leadership skills to build good relationships with people at all levels
        and provides focus to get the best out of management teams
       Reduces cost base through productivity gains, materials and resource management
        and champions ‘lean’ best practice
       Uses overall business knowledge to contribute to strategic planning processes

                                        Career History

HORATIO MYER & CO Ltd – now part of Hilding Anders AB - (2004 – 2008)
One of the UK’s leading bed companies.          (£42M turnover; >500 employees)

Production Director – responsible to MD for the Production and Distribution Operations

       Led the production integration of Slumberland and Dunlopillo products into the
        Huntingdon site following the closure of the Hilding Anders (UK) Oldham site
       Managed improvements in customer service by controlling ‘on time’ and ‘in full’
        delivery performance, reduced leadtimes and introduced backlog management
       Enabled a number of cost-saving initiatives including quality, material utilisation,
        process simplification, manpower reduction, layout changes and stock reduction
       Developed and restructured the operations management team from a traditional and
        relatively unskilled performance into a professional approach
       Made significant contribution to profit (quadrupled 2004 - 7 to >9% PBT) with
        associated increase in cash position to ~£10M in 2007

PRESIDENT OFFICE FURNITURE Ltd - (2000 - 2003)              (£23M turnover; 260 employees)

Operations Director- responsible to MD for the Manufacturing Operation
       Board representative on Group team to install ERP software giving improvements in
        customer service (50 to >90%), reduction in stock (15%) and leadtime (~10 days)
       Improved productivity and reduced people costs by £800K
       Refocused the capital plan to invest £1.2M in new machinery and release 25% space
       Introduced 3 new product ranges and implemented value engineering cost savings
        (e.g. 20% saving in production costs for one product group)



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INTERNATIONAL FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES (GB) Ltd - (1997 - 2000)
Part of IFF Inc - Global leader in Fragrance markets ($1.5bn turnover; 4400 employees)

Managing Director (1998 - 2000)                           (>£75M turnover; 275 employees)

       Increased operating profits for the Aroma Chemicals business by >30% in 1999
       Masterminded and implemented a major restructuring programme that saved £1M
        annual operating costs and absorbed a production volume increase of 20%
       Introduced Sales & Operations planning to support high levels of customer service,
        inventory control and consistent leadtime
       Prepared the Aroma Chemicals operation for SAP implementation

Operations Director - Aroma Chemicals (1997)              (>£50M turnover; 165 employees)
       Improved on-time delivery performance to >95% from ~60%
       Promoted to Managing Director within 6 months

PROJECT OFFICE FURNITURE PLC - (1993 - 1997)              (£35M turnover; 440 employees)

Manager - Business Excellence Programme (1996 - 1997)
Responsible to MD for leading the company towards European Quality Award status, plus
facilitating Executive Team performance improvement and managing Cost of Quality

Works Manager (1995 - 1996)
       Realised £0.5M pa cost savings by introducing lean manufacturing techniques
       Managed the factory labour cost reduction including union consultation and selection
        processes for redundancies

Project Manager - Leadtime Reduction (1993 - 1995)
Responsible to MD for managing key supply chain projects through multi-disciplinary teams
       Cut "order-to-installation" leadtime for office furniture by 25% whilst enhancing
        delivery performance and overall accuracy of the client installation

ICI PAINTS (1979 - 1993)
£1.6bn International Business - World Leader in surface coatings, 3500 employees

UK Operations Development Manager (1991 - 1993)
       Successfully implemented MRPII/JIT in several plants with significant operational
        benefits including manufacturing leadtime reduction and inventory savings of £2M
       Provided in-house consultancy to enable Works Managers to implement self-
        financing working practices agreements covering 1200 employees

Production Manager / Deputy Works Manager - Stowmarket (1987-1991)
       Refocused production leading to major enhancement in customer service, quality and
        cost reduction across 3 manufacturing plants. Headcount reduction from 600 to 450

Earlier formative positions in ICI Paints (1979-1987) include:
Product Development; Technical Support; Site Shift Management; Process Development

ATOMIC WEAPONS ESTABLISHMENT, Aldermaston (1975-1979)                      Research Scientist

Qualifications:
University of Liverpool - BSc (Hons) 2.1 Chemistry (1972), PhD Physical Chemistry (1976)
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Personal:       Date of birth: 27 February 1952           Married
Interests:      Travelling, playing golf, learning to sail and to speak Spanish

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