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KEVIN D. HARRIS

Ridgewood, NJ 07450 | 201-312-1395

kevindharris@verizon.net https://www.linkedin.com/in/KevinHarrisProfile


GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN LEADER


Strategic thinking supply chain and logistics professional with extensive experience in the food and beverage, oil and gas, chemical, medical, OTC, household goods, FMCG and CPG industries. Highly diverse background includes global logistics, procurement, operations, manufacturing, customer service, inventory management, supply/demand planning, cold-chain, warehousing, transportation & distribution management. Key strengths are critical thinking, adaptability, digital competency, negotiation, project management, strategic planning, leadership, conflict resolution, and consensus and team building.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Innophos, Inc. 2019-PRESENT

Procurement Sr. Director, Cranbury, NJ 9/19-PRESENT

Lead the procurement organization and define and implement the procurement strategy for the company. Accountable for the management of ~$250M-270M in spend per year. Identify and implement productivity and service improvement initiatives across the procurement area. Responsible for the long-term development and management of key supplier/sourcing relationships and leading the purchasing team to optimize value through cost reduction, innovation, avoidance of supply disruption, risk mitigation, and growth throughout the supplier relationship life cycle.

  • Lead a diverse, global 25-member team across multiple regions, including Mexico and China.

  • Responsible for global-based efforts to drive strategic sourcing initiatives, resulting in $8mm in sustainable, annualized savings and $2.25mm in working capital improvement in first 12 months.

  • Provide leadership to category managers to develop and improve large spend category strategies and major business processes such as business continuity and supplier selection to deliver annual improvements in total cost, quality, and service.


BP Lubricants USA Inc. / acro sERVICE CORP. 2019-2019

Project Services Team Lead (Consultant), Wayne, NJ 3/19-9/19

Provided subject matter expertise in the key supply chain functional areas. Acted as a change agent supporting and enabling the execution of change initiatives across the supply chain / value chain inclusive of Procurement, the sales order process, Planning, Manufacturing, HSS&E, Logistics, and Distribution within the Supply Chain. Provided Project / Change Management support to one or all of the Supply Chain’s business partners. Interfaced with all functions within the Supply Chain and with the businesses to ensure seamless integration of key change initiatives.

  • Led activities associated with ongoing Supply Chain organizational redesign.

  • Managed the transfer of knowledge and accountabilities related to current restructuring.

  • Led new product launch activities for the Americas region.


SYSCO CORPORATION 2018-2019

Senior Director, Global Logistics Center of Excellence, Houston, TX 1/18-3/19

Directed 1) successful execution of all technology supporting the logistics business unit with an annual transportation spend of $650+mm; 2) strategy for optimal technology tools to meet objectives, including AI, ML, RPA, etc.; 3) supply chain analytics and optimization to drive results for logistics; 4) administrative functional support including freight payment, freight claims, regulatory, risk, and governance within the Logistics business unit.

· Quickly identified and improved Sysco’s pallet reimbursement program for carriers, yielding over $1.6mm in annual savings.

· Led the selection, negotiation, and implementation of the FourKites advanced visibility platform, resulting in over $3.4mm in total annualized savings.

· Created and implemented predictive analytics strategic vision within the CoE team.

· Drove significant, measurable improvements in employee engagement (per “Sysco Speaks” annual employee survey) for four teams, with 27 indirect professional reports.


BP Lubricants USA Inc. 2008-2018

Americas Logistics Procurement Manager, Wayne, NJ 2/14-1/18

Oversaw all Logistics sourcing activities for BP Lubricants in the Americas region. The overall budget for Lubricants Logistics is estimated at $500 MM per annum globally and $160 MM in the Americas Envelope. Provided direct and indirect leadership to a team of ten Logistics Managers.

· Engaged and challenged internal customers, built supplier relationships, negotiated commercial terms to deliver best value solutions, and measured/reported the value/savings delivered, averaging over $6mm per annum.

· Partnered with key business stakeholders to drive procurement activity, running on-line RFx activity through e-Sourcing Tools (e.g., Ariba).

· Led the development of the supply chain network to re-brand and support over 1500 new BP gas stations in Mexico.

· Led the implementation of the global Supplier Performance Management (SPM) strategy in the Americas region.

· Achieved immediate impact through identification and leadership of supplier replacement project yielding annual savings in excess of $865 K.


Supply Chain Retail Team Manager, Bentonville, AR 9/11-1/14

Managed the supply chain team supporting all retail accounts, including Wal*Mart, AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys, O’Reilly, NAPA, etc. Led, developed, and implemented “Best in Class” processes that effectively interfaced Castrol’s Supply Chain with Major Retailers’ Supply Chains. Oversaw total Supply Chain performance for the largest segment of the Americas region’s business.

· Led a cross-functional team (consisting of representatives from Supply Chain, Sales, Finance, and Customer Care) to reduce chargebacks from largest customer by over $400K per annum.

· Managed a project team in re-engineering entire floor pallet display program. Initiative reduced lead-time by over one week and costs by over $1MM (30%) annually.


Supply Chain and Customer Solutions Manager, Wayne, NJ 4/08-8/11

Managed the supply chain for all global OEM accounts, including Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Ford, Subaru, Jaguar, Daimler Chrysler, Komatsu and Caterpillar, as well as for all accounts in the Air, Industrial, Marine and Energy sectors. Oversaw all supply chain needs for these combined $1.3 B segments of the business.

· Developed and led a $10 MM capital improvement project to expand manufacturing and distribution capabilities in the Americas region, yielding over $4 MM in annual cost savings and working capital reductions and improved customer service.

· Developed direct shipment service capabilities with key customer account, yielding over $200 K in reduced costs annually and increased service performance and customer satisfaction, resulting in an improved customer relationship and significant sales growth.

· On-boarded, developed, and motivated two successful professionals in support of the AIME and Growth segments of the business.


Prestige Brands International, Irvington, NY 2007-2008

Director of Contract Manufacturing 8/07-4/08

Managed external third-party contract manufacturing ($150+ MM global spend) to assure that all costs, delivery, quality, and related objectives were met.

· Institutionalized a structured COGS reduction program with major suppliers, in collaboration with New Product Development, Marketing, and Sales, in order to achieve savings in excess of $500 K within the first six months.

· Ensured that supply agreements were in place for 80% of the supplier base within six months.

· Initiated operations strategic plan to reduce overall supplier base by 50% within first eight months.

· Reviewed supplier qualification and rating process to identify overall improvements, including implementation of supplier scorecard and organization of annual supplier day within the first eight months.


ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE


sTRYKER oRTHOPAEDICS, a Division of Stryker Corporation, Mahwah, NJ

Director of Global Sourcing

Director of Logistics


Mars, Inc. (M&M/Mars / Masterfoods USA), Los Angeles, CA

National Customer Supply Chain Manager, Masterfoods USA

Customer Logistics Services Manager, Masterbrands Division

Purchasing Manager, Masterbrands and M&M/Mars Divisions

Inbound Logistics Manager, Kal Kan Pet Care Division

Export Logistics Supervisor, Kal Kan Pet Care Division

Unit Liaison Supervisor, North American Logistics Services Division (NALS)


Thomas J. Lipton Company, a Division ofUnilever, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Production Team Supervisor, Flemington, NJ

Warehouse Team Supervisor, Flemington, NJ


Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc., Greenwich, CT

Warehouse Supervisor, Parsippany, NJ

Distribution Scheduling Supervisor, Greenwich, CT

Dispatch Supervisor, Elmsford, NY

Consulting Assistant, Syracuse, NY


Education


Dual Bachelor of Science – Transportation and Distribution Management and Marketing

Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York)


AFFILIATIONS


Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Organization


Technical Skills/FUNCTIONAL Knowledge


MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio, Outlook, Smartsheet), e-Sourcing (Ariba), Hyperion, Cognos/i-Source, Windchill, Showcase, Manugistics, Salesforce, SharePoint, SQL, Tableau, 1010, Chainalytics / FMIC, DAT, SMC3, DocuSign, Carrier411, FourKites, PC Miler, MapPoint, Modeling (JDA, Llamasoft, Manhattan Associates), ERP (SAP, Oracle, JDE), MRP, DRP, EDI, VMI, CRP, CPFR, S&OP / SOP / SIOP / iS&OP / MIOE / IBP, B2B, B2C, WMS, TMS, OMS, P2P, OTC, JIT, KPI, IVC, RFx, RFI, RFQ, RFP, SQM, SPM, SRM, YCO, PPV, RPA, AI, ML, Lean Manufacturing, End to End (E2E) Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Strategic Sourcing, 7 Step Strategic Procurement Process, Business Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement, Supply Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Bilingual (Conversa

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