Head of Global Supply Chain Projects @ Philip Morris International
Analyst Business Development @ Philip Morris International
Accomplished and versatile senior manager with years of progressively increasing responsibilities and a proven track record of delivering quantifiable results. Results-oriented leader with the ability to leverage a wide range of functional expertise to lead new or existing business units into profitable growth. Strategic and analytical, able to redesign and optimize global business processes while building cohesive
Accomplished and versatile senior manager with years of progressively increasing responsibilities and a proven track record of delivering quantifiable results. Results-oriented leader with the ability to leverage a wide range of functional expertise to lead new or existing business units into profitable growth. Strategic and analytical, able to redesign and optimize global business processes while building cohesive and productive working relationships with personnel across all corporate levels. Excellent communicator with international exposure to different operational environments.
Specialties: Inventory Management, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Valuation Techniques, Distribution Strategy, Competitive Analysis, Multi-functional People Management, Tobacco Excise Taxation
Manager Business Integration @ Manage the global process for controlling company-wide finished goods inventories, responsible for all optimization tools and processes related to this inventory.
Contributed to a 20% reduction in inventory related working capital, through the implementation of inventory reduction programs across more than 50 markets.
Scoped an additional 15% working capital reduction opportunity by developing and executing a pilot phase for next-generation inventory management process in several key markets.
Pioneered this innovative approach, including evaluation of a more advanced inventory optimization tool and the development of the required governance structure and organizational set-up.
Functional owner of global Supply Chain KPI Planning reporting, including definition and reporting systems. From April 2011 to Present (4 Jahre 9 Monate) Lausanne und Umgebung, SchweizManager OTP & Supply Chain @ Launched a new business unit for entry into the fine-cut tobacco (Other Tobacco Products) market, maintaining full P&L responsibility; defined competitive pricing and brand portfolio strategy.
Designed a comprehensive optimal distribution plan including numerical vs. volume weighted point-of-sales coverage and definition of in-call mission.
Generated $7 million of operating income and 10 point market share growth for the new business unit in the first year of operation, driven by the successful launch of 6 new brand variants.
Built a high-performing team from scratch; recruited and interviewed top candidates and made all hiring decisions; evaluated performance and developed individual and team goals.
Managed both the Supply Chain team and the Procurement team tasked with all functions related to local spend.
Drove distribution cost savings by renegotiating a five year distribution contract with the local partner, resulting in a reduction in distribution fees by 20% on a $30 million annual spend and cut other local procurement spending by 5%. From April 2009 to März 2011 (2 Jahre) Madrid und Umgebung, SpanienManager Business Development @ Served as the Head of the Business Development Group and as a member of the local Management Team.
Led the short and long-term strategic planning process including pricing strategy, contingency plans, and competitive analysis, including preparation of what-if scenarios.
Managed tracking and reporting of domestic business performance to the global HQ and external parties, including Investor Relations communication.
Recognized as key internal advisor for brand portfolio development as well as tobacco excise tax restructuring efforts; contributed to an 11% improvement in the operating margin for the affiliate and a stabilization of the company’s market share during the period. From Januar 2006 to März 2009 (3 Jahre 3 Monate) Madrid und Umgebung, SpanienManager Business Development & Planning @ Co-led the successful $500 million acquisition of Papastratos, Greece, including company valuation, preparation of the filing for EU regulatory approval, and development of post-acquisition integration plans.
Served as part of the team that negotiated the deal with the consortium of family majority owners.
Facilitated the IPO process leading to a buy-out of minority shareholders as part of the acquisition process.
Managed activities related to EU Regional Planning such as directing and consolidating the three-year strategic plan and tracking and reporting on performance metrics.
Prepared comprehensive internal presentations for regional and global management and external presentations for Investor Relations. From Juli 2001 to Dezember 2005 (4 Jahre 6 Monate) Lausanne und Umgebung, SchweizAnalyst Business Development @ Identified viable business development opportunities by screening possible acquisition targets and evaluating other partnership ventures including distribution and licensing agreements. From Dezember 1998 to Juni 2001 (2 Jahre 7 Monate) Lausanne und Umgebung, SchweizFinancial Analyst @ From 1995 to 1998 (3 Jahre)
MBA, Master in Business Administration @ IESE Business School From 1993 to 1995 Bachelor, Business Administration & Commercial Law @ Copenhagen Business School From 1990 to 1993 John Helms is skilled in: Management, Business Strategy, Strategy, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Competitive Analysis, Supply Chain, FMCG, Project Planning, Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Team Management, Marketing Management, Business Development, Business Planning, Forecasting
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