General Manager (Operations)

Jean T. Bowen

92 Lost Creek Road

Allentown, PA 18109

(610) 978-8465

GENERAL MANAGEMENT •  OPERATIONS

Production  • Inventory Control  •  Manufacturing  •  Purchasing  •  HR

·       Innovative, strategic management executive with excellent general and profit and loss management..

·       Superb ability to increase market share, drive revenue and beat competition.

·       Strong organizational and communications skills.

·       Analytical, decisive and expert contract negotiator.

·       Able to set and attain ambitious goals.

·       Execptional interpersonal and mangement skills.

·       Technically proficient in most computer applications.

·       Areas of expertise include:

·       Strategic Planning

·       Customer Service

·       Business Development

·       Human Resources

·       Production Standards

·       Staff Development

·       Contract Negotiations

·       Quality Improvement

·       Purchasing

·       Policy  Development

·       Materials  Management

·       Cost Reduction Revenue Gains

·       Financial Affairs

·       Time Management

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

MMS Storage – Allentown, PA

1975 – Present

VP / GENERAL MANAGER

(1996 – Present)

PRODUCTION CONTROL SCHEDULER

(1976 – 1981)

GENERAL MANAGER

(1995 – 1996)

DISPATCHER

(1975 – 1976)

PRODUCTION CONTROL MANAGER

(1981 – 1995)

Industry leader in the field of refuse handling equipment manufacturing. Lead production for over $40 million in sals each year. Regularly promoted within the company.

·       Delivered strong and consistent income gains through effective management, purchasing, contract negotiations, production functions and operating cost reductions.

·       Negotiated five union contracts, with average wage increases averaging 2%–3% per year.

·       Reduced inventory by 50% through use of MRP systems.

·       Boosted monthly production by 60%.

·       Negotiated contracts with suppliers and cut 45% off costs.

·       Supervise workforce of 400 office staff and union workers.

·       Conduct monthly meetings for all managers.

·       Generate $5 million to $6 million revenue each month.

·       Participate in new product development of new products; bring product to market on time.

·       Led $3 million capital improvement initiatives.

CERTIFICATION

American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS)

MRP Systems Training

EDUCATION

B.S., Administration, Pennsylvania State University

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