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ARIEL GATEWOOD

Newark, NJ 07013 973-623-9309 973-222-1929

sigmapsi2@aol.com

OPERATIONS
Strategic Planning & Scheduling Leadership & Team Building Budget Management

Results-driven professional with extensive experience and outstanding accomplishments overseeing profitable production and daily operations within time- and budget-critical environments for billion-dollar corporations. Successfully manage quality-driven production and distribution operations, utilizing strategic planning, production scheduling and control, inventory/materials management, project management, warehousing distribution, budgeting/finance, human resource affairs and capital improvements. Pioneer for productivity and performance improvement initiatives, including GMP standards. Participative leadership style with excellent skills in crossfunctional team building to maintain quality performance. CORE COMPETENCIES Innovative Leadership Change Management Efficiency Improvements Multimillion-Dollar Budget Control Production Scheduling & Monitoring PPE Policy Optimization Recruitment & Training Benchmarking Analyses Technical Proficiency

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FERRO CORPORATION, SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ 11/2010-1/2014 Production Supervisor Responsible for the safety and efficiency of daily manufacturing activities and processes during shift, Supervise and train operator assigned to the processing of raw materials into intermediates and finished, under ISO controlled procedure.. Scheduling and assigning resources to processes to effectively meet delivery requirements. Ensure that processes are running according to current standards. Addressing attendance and performances concerns, and issue annual reviews. Conducting shift changeover meetings, ensuring key information is passed on. Effectively working with maintenance to ensure equipment downtime is minimum. GIVAUDAN, East Hanover, NJ 8/2006 10/2009 Production Supervisor / Shift Manager Leader in specialty chemicals industry with 10,000 global staff members and $4B in annual revenue. Orchestrate production operations with accountability for safety, quality, productivity, and cleanliness, managing 4 group leaders and 30 hands-on staff members. Coordinate scheduling and production of compounding liquids for Fortune 500 food companies. Interface between all levels of management and production to meet key requirements, communicating standards, policies, and changes to workforce. Administer all technical systems, technologies, machines, and equipment, maintaining top levels of performance and availability. Sustain compliance with good manufacturing principles (GMP). Leverage subject matter expertise to deliver robust and comprehensive training to staff spanning safety, quality, productivity, and operations to sustain streamlined production and compliance. Played key role in facilitating start-up of new equipment utilized to fill one-gallon containers. Expertly build and sustain strong employee relations at initial hiring stage and beyond.
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INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES, Dayton, NJ 7/2004 1/2006 Production Supervisor/ Shift Manager Established specialty chemicals company with annual revenues of $3.9B. Performed in a diverse and challenging management role with full accountability for a five-technology production environment, a $1M budget, and a production team of 26. Oversaw the delivery of unparalleled quality and quantity results; expertly monitored status and budgets of major accounts to ensure on-time order completion. Prepared and presented monthly performance reports to senior management detailing operating expenses, overtime, and accomplishments. Tracked order volume, analyzed workflow, and generated weekly forecasts to determine staffing needs; scheduled staff and monitored production schedules. Developed and administered departmental, payroll and equipment maintenance budget. Ensured a direct line of communication to staff to promptly identify, address, and resolve arising problems. Recruited, trained, and motivated staff; performed progress analysis and annual staff evaluations. Worked closely with management, internal department managers, and various customers and suppliers to facilitate production improvements. Devised and executed performance-enhancing procedures across two departments increasing production rates by an impressive 9%. Evaluated, restructured, and improved PPE policies. Recognized by management for consistently achieving and surpassing targets and expectations. Contributed to launching warehouse redesign, participating in planning meetings to evaluate potential gains/risks of operating several departments on a 24/7 basis. Conducted assessments on new equipment and processes, performed benchmarking analyses, and recommended improvements to increase productivity. Developed a strong team by communicating pertinent information to enhance job satisfaction and performance. SCHERING PLOUGH, Kenilworth, NJ 2001 2002 Packaging Supervisor Established company with $8.3B in net sales, 30,500 employees and customers in 125+ countries. Led team in packaging operations for high-volume distribution center, consistently achieving high-level productivity and efficiencies in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Managed and inspected line cleaning and changeovers. Supervised and trained staff; delegated duties, monitored daily performance, and conducted annual performance reviews. Surpassed demanding packaging targets on a consistent basis, uniting, and motivating staff to reliably deliver optimized outcomes. Achieved high level of operational safety, enhancing staff knowledge and skills in safe work practices via quality training and verifying adherence with GMP, company, and OHSA guidelines. Reconciled orders to achieve zero discrepancies, ensuring strict adherence to GMP guidelines during all phases of order production. ANHEUSER BUSCH, Newark, NJ 1992 2001 Line Manager Company established in 1852, specializing in beer brewing, packaging, and adventure park facilities. Trained, coached, and managed cohesive team in busy packing department. Oversaw scheduling, staff productivity, and workflow improvements to achieve and exceed departmental targets. Coordinated product and packaging changeovers and organized maintenance of equipment. Expertly completed multiple administrative functions; monitored production coding, process, and material loss, hold product; and maintained records for line operation, occurrence trends, staff time, and attendance.
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Sourced and secured a committed, capable team, and facilitated skills development through quality training and coaching, spawning optimized production and workplace efficiencies. Exceeded departmental targets and high-quality product in a safe and efficient manner. Promoted workplace health and safety, facilitating periodic safety meetings to convey company policies, quality standards, and OSHA guidelines. Earlier success includes role as Distribution Center Manager for Revlon Incorporated with accountability for 100member production team delivering 1,400 daily orders with $100M annual inventory.

EDUCATION
Master of Science Degree in Management, 2005 NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NEWARK, NJ Technical Proficiencies: SAP, WMS, and MS Office Suite in Windows