Andrew D. Schneider

Award-Winning Sales & Operations Planning Professional

Demand

"Companies say they are in dire need of competent supply and demand planners, but the requirements of that position today are so varied that you wonder whether a single person exists who can do the job. It calls for strong math and statistical skills, obviously, but a good planner must also be able to communicate well across the multiple “silos” of an organization. The right candidate will have a deep understanding of the requirements of manufacturing, logistics, marketing, sales and finance. Then there’s the necessity of reaching outside company walls to suppliers and customers, to ensure that all parties are in agreement about what the demand forecast should be. Who are these freakishly talented individuals? And where can they be found?" - Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Supply

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Florida

Minor: Business Administration Secondary Studies: Health Science

Certification in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

International industry speaker on Sales & Operations Planning and Colorado APICS S&OP Council member

Graduate of the Warrington College: Florida Leadership Academy and the UF Leader / Scholar Program  (Year-long leadership development exclusive to the top 100 University of Florida business students)

Active, professional member of APICS – The Association for Operations Management

WORK EXPERIENCE·
Senior Demand Planner and Supply Chain Analyst, Crocs, Inc.

o Sales & operations planning (S&OP) process architect & owner of seasonal product forecasting and demand tracking & analysis for all consumer products, brands, and business units within the Americas.

o Focal point for developing, communicating, and executing strategy to meet revenue, margin and inventory goals and collaborating with supply planners to meet delivery targets and manage constraints.

o  Lead internal trainer for supply chain management education – in-house courses, APICS certifications.

Integrated Business Planning Demand Process Manager, Exactech, Inc.

o Process directorship of executive sales & operations planning and tactical demand planning / forecasting

o Responsible for coordinating all statistical & collaborative planning activities, to maintain the achieved world-class forecasting accuracy levels (+85%, by business unit) and ensure cyclical intelligence updates

o Leadership role in the annual budgeting / FP&A process, business case development/validation, and executive financial projections (inventory receipts, cash flows by business unit, currency hedging)

o Daily influence with Sales & Marketing, Engineering & Development, Materials Management, Finance, and Senior Leadership, affording broad businesses perspective and effective communication refinement

Senior Forecast & Product Lifecycle Analyst, Exactech, Inc.

o  Implemented, managed, & administered a corporate demand planning solution - both software & enhanced internal processes - resulting in improved forecasting efficiency/accuracy (↑14-30%), higher service levels (98%), and substantial inventory carrying cost reductions ($1.5M first yr. 1 avoidance)

o  Awarded the highly prestigious APICS Corporate Award of Excellence for significant contributions & performance excellence in the field of operations management (sole recipient)

o  Defined new forecasting analytic reports, metrics, and KPIs. Organized & lead weekly cross-functional integrated business planning (IBP) meetings. Defined policies & training related to demand management

Product lifecycle management responsibilities including product development team inclusion, portfolio Stage Gate development & tracking analytics, product phase-in/out transition execution oversight

o  Defined organization-wide product / customer classification methodologies, calculations for improved economic ordering quantities and safety stock levels, and procedures for product transition mgmt.

o  Led & managed cross-functional teams for projects such as ERP master data management, meeting efficiency, sales & operations planning education, and end to-end supply chain improvement analysis

Sales Representative, Bradco Supply Corp.

o Performed in-branch commercial & residential building construction materials sales & customer service activities. Pilot participant in corporate mgmt. training program (from nationwide recruiting eval.)

o Recommended and supervised several company projects, resulting in increased branch cost savings and improved customer retention through new communication mediums for staff, enhanced warehouse layout / organization, updated sales staff trainings, and enhanced direct-sales marketing strategies

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL SKILLS·

Knowledgeable & experienced in MS Office; advanced Excel user. MS SharePoint admin.

QAD, JD E1 & SAP ERP software. Demand Works Smoothie SP & SAP APO forecasting software. SAP Business Objects, IBM Cognos, Epicor, CyberQuery & CorVu B.I. / Reporting software. NxTrend wholesale distribution software. SQL Server and ETL applications.

Basic business correspondence proficiency in the Spanish language (5+ years study)

Mind Leaders (Skillsoft) supplemental online training certificates in business management, advanced MS Office, effective business communication, Six Sigma, Crystal Reports (8 & XI)

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