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RAYMOND M. WRAZEN 18 Highland Drive ? East Aurora, New York USA 14052 ? 716-949-9953 ? wrazenra@gmail.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/raymondwrazen SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE Supply Chain Manager with invaluable knowledge of managing projects, resources and staff in an effective and efficient manner. Highly focused with a comprehensive understanding of logistics, procurement and the supply chain. Strong experience in a hands-on operational role. Demonstrated ability to build consensus, develop and implement strategies, drive projects and lead cross-functional teams. Consistently drive innovation and process improvement. Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Cognos. CORE COMPETENCIES: ? Demand Planning ? Inventory Planning Forecasting ? Cross-functional Team Leader ? Problem Solving ? Project Management ? Team Development Leadership ? Manufacturing Strategy ? Presentation Skills ? Quantitative Analysis ? Sales Operations Planning ? Process Improvement ? Customer Service EMPLOYMENT HISTORY FISHER-PRICE, INC., East Aurora, New York Senior Manager Planning and Inventory (7/1/2002 — 1/3/2014) ? Led and mentored brand demand planning team, which supports annual sales volume of $ 1.4 billion dollars. ? Managed the build plan across 5 owned manufacturing plants and 30+ vendors. ? Managed end-of-lifecycle product management for both finished goods and component inventory. ? Supported quick response fill rate of over 90%. Ensured product availability for account advertising and promotional plans. ? Balanced inventory to meet sales targets and monthly inventory goals. ? Managed new product introductions to support account planogram set requirements. ? Project managed promotional assembly team which includes Sales, Sales support, packaging and purchasing. ? Managed material requisitions for promotional assembly projects, which supports annual sales volume of $20 million dollars. ? Drove long-term capacity and supply strategies for key components. ? Led task force for reduction of lead-time. ? Performed product capacity analysis and review for worldwide support. Initiated duplicate tooling approvals. ? Performed finished goods and material obsolescence review and disposition. ? Provided logistics quarterly volume analysis to balance shipping container requirements and contract warehousing space. ? Demand Planned and managed inventory for Fisher-Price on line direct to consumer business. ? Consistently drove innovation and process improvement through root cause analysis. Drove reduction in demand volatility to stabilize production plan achieved with a 14% reduction in year over year demand changes. Manager Product Availability and Account Allocations (2/1/1990 – 6/30/2002) ? Managed Fisher-Price demand planning and account allocation team. Approved account ad plans, ensuring alignment with budget and operational goals. ? Allocated key product to support planned account advertising and quick response requirements. ? Projected inventory shortages to ensure adequate customer response, working closely with the Sales Management team. ? Lead in department ad hoc reporting and systems requirements. Oversaw accurate database management. Customer Service Supervisor (1/1/1988 – 1/31/1990) ? Managed all aspects of the regional account customer service team including hiring, scheduling and performance. ? Managed account orders and fill rate. ? Led department management reporting. EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts degree, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York MEMBERSHIP APICS Buffalo Chapter., Buffalo, New York INTERESTS SCORE Buffalo-Niagara., Buffalo, New York Certified Mentor (11/1/2013 — Present) ? Conduct one on one new business mentoring sessions ? Advise on writing a business plan ? Advise on how to obtain business funding ? Assist at SCORE business workshops Aurora Arsenal Soccer Club., East Aurora, New York President (1/1/2007 — Present) ? Ensure that the Aurora Arsenal Soccer Club (AASC) operations are managed in a timely and efficient manner ? Ensure that all positions required to run the AASC are staffed ? Appoint committees as required to carry out AASC business ? Work with the board to develop a dynamic strategic roadmap for the AASC ? Preside at all meetings of the AASC, and establish the agenda ? Act as principal representative of the AASC ? Negotiate agreements and contracts with Town of Aurora and key suppliers for the AASC ? Have signature authority, in addition to the Treasurer for the Club Previous Positions (1/1/1998 — Present) ? Head coach House, Travel and Adult Women teams ? Vice President ? Registrar ? Co-Director of Coaching
Areas of Expertise
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Operations
  • Product Development & Manufacturing

Industry Experience
  • Other Services (except public admin.)
  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Transportation & Warehousing

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