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Senior Manager - AMXL at Amazon

Rod Hicks's Email Addresses & Phone Numbers

Rod Hicks's Work Experience

Amazon

Senior Manager - AMXL

Dakota Supply Group

Vice President Operations

2019 to 2020

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Best Buy

Senior Director, Geek Squad Parts and Strategic Planning

November 2014 to August 2018

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Rod Hicks's Education

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Master of Business Administration - MBA, Business Administration and Management, General

California State University, Fresno

Bachelor's degree, Business Administration, Accounting

California State University-Fresno

Bachelors of Science, Business Administration, Accounting

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About Rod Hicks's Current Company

Best Buy

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About Rod Hicks

💼 Past Experience

Rod Hicks's work experience:Vice President Operations at Dakota Supply Group from 2019 to 2020 (1 year) in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area. Develop and implement innovative strategies for operational transformation in a $400MM, 33-location distribution company. Lead Operations, Supply Chain and Safety teams, driving Continuous process improvements, distribution and supply chain efficiencies and enhancing the customer and team member experience. Coordinate budget process for Operations, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Pricing teams.• Created and implemented transformational supply chain program moving from fragmented distribution to a hub and spoke model. Reduced inventory by -8% while increasing sales +15% in test markets. Drove significant operational efficiencies and created continuous improvement plans for long-term growth.• Built high-functioning Operations, Procurement, Pricing and Supply Chain teams, enabling transition to centralized distribution, identifying transformational opportunities and reducing lead times to exceed customer expectations.• Chaired branch Safety teams, ensuring processes developed and followed in all locations. • Coordinated centralized fleet optimization, ensuring quality of vehicles on the road and streamlining lease process.Senior Director - Geek Squad Procurement and Operations at Best Buy from 2014 to 2019 (5 years) in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area. Held concurrent responsibilities across supply chain and business functions. BUSINESS LEAD – ENTERPRISE CRM IMPLEMENTATION (2017 to Present) SENIOR DIRECTOR, GEEK SQUAD SUPPLY CHAIN AND PLANNING (2014 to Present)Serve in a multifaceted leadership role revolving around strategy development and execution, product distribution, vendor and supplier relations, contract negotiations, and driving continuous process improvement. Develop and lead a performance-driven team of 98 in daily operations. Champion operational excellence in a 100K square foot distribution center. Demonstrate aptitude in remote and onsite team leadership and multi-site operations management. Champion business transformation and change management to drive profitability and efficiencies.• Successfully devised and developed system and process for new service offerings that generated $25M+ in annual sales. • Defined initial business strategy, solicited $65M in funding, and secured enterprise alignment on a top priority project for corporate’s 2020 goal.Driven transformational change in both B2B and B2C channels as well as stood up new channels driving over $25MM in annual sales.• Achieved $2M in annual savings and substantial operational improvements by transitioning supply chain efforts from centralized distribution to regional procurement.• Collaborated with senior leadership to define and execute innovative strategies that resulted in an 18% reduction in product turn-time and +400bp increase in fill rates.• Strategically negotiated large-scale contracts with such noteworthy entities as Apple and Samsung; focused on achieving win-win terms. Achieved $4M in Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) and freight savings.• Managed warehouse distribution operations for repair parts, driving $1MM in cost reductions through improved processes and utilization. Senior Director - Integration; Director of Factory Direct and Local Sourcing at Advance Auto Parts from 2013 to 2014 (1 year) in


🎓 Education

Company Background:Rod Hicks is currently the Managing Director of a business development consulting firm. He is also the owner and founder of his own business, which he started in 2010. Rod is a graduate of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business where he earned his MBA and Business Administration and Management degrees. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno.


💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Rod Hicks has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from The University of North Dakota. He has currently been a Senior Manager - AMXL at Amazon. From 2014 to 2018, Hicks was a Vice President Operations at Dakota Supply Group. In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing innovative strategies for operational transformation in a $400MM, 33-location distribution company. In addition, Hicks was also responsible for lead operations, supply chain and safety teams, driving continuous process improvements, distribution and supply chain efficiencies, and enhancing the customer and team member experience. Hicks also coordinated the budget process for Operations, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Pricing teams. Hicks is also a strategic advisor to Best Buy, and has experience in remote and onsite team leadership and multi-site operations management.Hicks is also a senior advisor to Advance Auto Parts, and has experience in sourcing function for local, 1-hr delivery customers and for a piece of dot.com sales. In 2013, he was promoted to the Senior Director - Integration; Director of Factory Direct and Local Sourcing at Advan Auto Parts. In this role, Hicks is responsible for lead operations, supply chain and safety teams, driving continuous process improvement, distribution and supply chain efficiencies, and Enhance the customer and team member experience. Hicks has also been promoted to the Senior Director - Factory Direct and Local Sourcing at Starbucks.


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