Director, Supply Chain
September 2013 to April 2020
San Antonio, Texas
Manager, Supply Chain
September 2009 to January 2013
San Antonio, TX
Back Yard Burgers
Vice President, Supply Chain, Backyard Burgers
January 2008 to August 2009
Promoted to oversee all aspects of supply chain operations for a group purchasing organization (GPO), I manage the purchasing and contracting function and control a $600M spend for the operation of 800+ restaurants producing billions in sales. Leading a team of six category and logistics managers, I ensure the attainment of objectives in contract negotiation, project management,... Promoted to oversee all aspects of supply chain operations for a group purchasing organization (GPO), I manage the purchasing and contracting function and control a $600M spend for the operation of 800+ restaurants producing billions in sales. Leading a team of six category and logistics managers, I ensure the attainment of objectives in contract negotiation, project management, execution of supplier agreements, and overall contract compliance while also engaging strategies to secure optimal pricing, minimize risk, and sustain ideal inventories. Highlights of my contributions include:• Establishing a new GPO and guiding the transition from two to 40+ suppliers, all within a 24-month period.• Spurring an $800K cost reduction in the first year following creation of GPO freight purchasing program, followed by annual savings of $100K to $600K.• Steering the startup of an additional distribution center in Newnan, GA and managing the resulting change to existing distribution lines and 3PL agreements.• Navigating the complexities of a scalable launch of a retail condiments line to retail outlets..
What company does Derek Waldrep work for?
Derek Waldrep works for Whataburger
What is Derek Waldrep's role at Whataburger?
Derek Waldrep is Director, Supply Chain
💼 Past Experience
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Derek Waldrep has a BA from Faulkner University in Business. He has also received an education in Strategic Leadership from the Army War College and the Conflict and Development Program at Harvard University. Derek Waldrep has also worked as a Business Development Manager and a worldwide shoe sales representative.
💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills
Derek Waldrep has extensive experience in the supply chain and restaurant industry. He has been managing supply chains for food and packaging companies and increased profits for these companies through innovative planning, execution, and management.As a Director, Supply Chain at Whataburger, Derek Waldrep led the company's transition from two to 40+ suppliers. He also furthered Whataburger's $800K cost reduction in the first year following its creation. Derek Waldrep is also a Director, Supply Chain at Backyard Burgers, where he managed the company's supply chain function for $135M and 150-store brand.As a Manager, Supply Chain at Backyard Burgers, Derek Waldrep interacted with over 150 suppliers and negotiated secured best terms for commodity-based agreements. He was also able to achieve significant improvement in operational efficiencies by consolidating 17 distribution centers.Derek Waldrep's experience in the restaurant industry gives him the skills and knowledge to manage a supply chain for a restaurant. He is able to Fox feedback and identify problems early so that these can be fixed, and he has experience in managing relationships with 3PL providers.Derek Waldrep is experienced in strategic planning and executing projects. He is able to problem solve and utilize collaboration skills to achieve common goals. Derek Waldrep has a strong understanding of the restaurant business and is able to anticipate challenges and solutions.
Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Judging (J)
3 year(s), 11 month(s)
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