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Christopher Wise

Director of Finance and Operations

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Christofer is a proactive and results-oriented leader known for his ability to navigate complex business environments and deliver impactful solutions. His extensive experience across finance, operations, and supply chain management equips him with a holistic understanding of organizational dynamics. Christofer's track record of success in leading supply chain and logistics operations, driving continuous improvement initiatives, and spearheading new product introductions underscores his strategic vision and operational excellence. With a focus on efficiency, customer experience, and sustainability, Christofer is well-positioned to drive meaningful change and contribute to organizational success.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout his career, Christofer has achieved notable accomplishments, demonstrating his proficiency in supply chain operations, financial management, and process optimization. At ESCA\PNJ\Eclipse Companies, he improved inventory accuracy by 67% and reduced slow and obsolete inventory by $600K while implementing 5S and Six Sigma methodologies, resulting in lower freight costs and reduced spending in manufacturing. Similarly, at Teknatool USA, Inc., Christofer managed sales growth of 30% YoY and implemented lean concepts, resulting in a 30% throughput increase in operational flow.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

  • Remote Roles: Willing to discuss remote opportunities based on role requirements and organizational needs.

  • Compensation Seeking: Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and role responsibilities.

  • Position Seeking: Director-level roles in operations management, supply chain optimization, or related fields.

Work Experience

Director of Finance and Operations ESCA\PNJ\Eclipse Companies - Hatfield, PA August 2023 to Present

  • Managed a $10MM+ budget for three business entities and three revenue streams, overseeing various departments including Field Service, Accounting, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Procurement.

ERP Transition Manager / Global Supply Chain (Contract) IMS Trading Company - Audubon, PA August 2022 to June 2023

  • Led the transition from Epicor ERP to SAP B1 ERP system, managing a team of five project leads and implementing demand planning and forecasting processes.

Vice President of Distribution & Operations Teknatool USA, Inc. - Clearwater, FL April 2018 to June 2021

  • Directed distribution and supply chain strategies, achieving a 30% YoY sales growth and implementing lean concepts for a 30% throughput increase in operational flow.

Director of Operations / Procurement HelloFresh - Linden, NJ June 2014 to January 2018

  • Managed operational control of 75K warehouse operation, achieving significant sales growth and implementing process improvements resulting in a 35% reduction in work in progress (WIP).

District Manager Distribution The Home Depot - Charlotte, NC November 2012 to June 2014

  • Directly managed operational control over seven large distribution centers, achieving a 30% productivity increase and improving inventory accuracy to greater than 98%.

Procurement and Inventory Manager Georgia-Pacific, LLC - Savannah, GA November 2011 to November 2012

  • Reduced plant inventory from $14 million to $10 million through inventory controls and implemented supplier review processes, improving quality and service metrics.

Director ERP Supply Chain Naval Supply Systems Command - Mechanicsburg, PA May 2010 to November 2011

  • Led a project team in transitioning business systems to SAP ERP, achieving cost savings of $2M and managing the transition of 10 wholesale sites with no interruptions.

Director Supply, Storage, & Distribution Defense Logistics Agency - Richmond, VA June 2007 to May 2010

  • Implemented an S&OP program, improved material availability by 15%, and reduced costs by 10% while managing external vendors to reduce backorders by 20%.

Supply Chain Fellow The Home Depot - Atlanta, GA June 2006 to June 2007

  • Participated in all aspects of retail supply operations, including inventory management, transportation, and international logistics.

  • MBA in Business Administration from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

  • B.S. in Management Science from University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

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