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Roger Korey

Vice President of Operations @ Alexis Bittar

C-Level IT and Operations Executive

Greater New York City Area

Ranked #630 out of 12,599 for Vice President of Operations in New York

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Alexis Bittar

Vice President of Operations

February 2015 to Present

Brooklyn, NYC

Independent Consultant

Senior Operations and Information Technology Consultant

December 2011 to Present

NYC Metropolitan area

Townley, Inc

Chief Operating Officer

May 2010 to March 2011

New York, NY

Roger Korey's Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management


Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management


Saint Peter's University


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About Roger Korey's Current Company

Alexis Bittar

I was asked by Senior Management to join the company as their VP of Operations after 21 months of consulting work on various operational and information technology initiatives. Key responsibilities include managing the Brooklyn manufacturing facility along with the Information Technology, Customer Service, distribution/logistics and facility management teams.

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Roger Korey works for Alexis Bittar

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Roger Korey is Vice President of Operations

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Roger Korey works in the Apparel & Fashion industry.

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About Roger Korey

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Extensive IT, operations and supply chain experience in global wholesale and retail fashion apparel, footwear, jewelry and consumer product organizations  Delivery background, someone who thinks strategically but knows how to get things done  Proven results in optimizing business performance in global organizations  Significant success working directly with Asian and European offices and third party business partners  Hands on process optimization background, from design phase through to liquidation  Effective project management and change management skills  Strong record of success in reducing costs while improving service levels  Strong business and technology problem solving skills Well developed influencing and communication skills that build strong and successful relationships throughout the organization  A natural leader with proven mentoring skills at all levels. ERP evaluations involving Simparel, RLM, Infor/Lawson M3, Intentia Movex, SAP, CGS Blue Cherry. Implementation of the Simparel Unified Global ERP Solution, and the RLM FashionManager ERP Solution along with Lawson and JDEdwards financials. Integration of various ERP solutions to both 3PL and Company Owned Warehouse Management Systems including PkMS Retail system experience with STS/NSB (Epicor), STR, KWI, Retail Pro. Specialties: * Apparel, Footwear, Accessory, Children's Cosmetics * IT, Operations, Logistics, Distribution, Supply Chain * Global business experience including China/Asia. * Strong business and technology problem solving skills * ERP, retail system, financial system, WMS, EDI selection and management * business process optimization * Project Management * Change Management * Successful relationship building with all levels of the organization. * Proven mentoring skills at all levels.Vice President of Operations @ I was asked by Senior Management to join the company as their VP of Operations after 21 months of consulting work on various operational and information technology initiatives. Key responsibilities include managing the Brooklyn manufacturing facility along with the Information Technology, Customer Service, distribution/logistics and facility management teams. From February 2015 to Present (8 months) Brooklyn, NYCSenior Operations and Information Technology Consultant @ ** May 2013 - Present. Optimizing People, Processes and Technology. Working with the team at Alexis Bittar LLC, a growing fashion jewelry company located in Brooklyn, NY. Managing their IT, Customer Service and Warehouse/Distribution staff and functions. Recently completed the move of their manufacturing and warehousing teams from DUMBO to Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Currently working on combining our Web Fulfillment operation into our Industry City warehouse location, which will be complete in February. Finalizing contracts to begin the construction of our new permanent space in Industry City. ** October 2012 to January 2013 Consulting at a growing children's playclothes and accessory company to implement Simparel Global ERP, provide guidance for process optimization and to achieve 3pl integration. ** December 2011 thru August 2012 Provided consulting services to Yigal Azrouel/Cut25 in NYC. Reported to the CEO, managed the IT and operations functions and staff. Successfully managed the transition to shipping from Bergen Logistics 3PL. Served as project manager to successfully implement the RLM FashionManager ERP replacing the MBI ERP solution. Project included integration of RLM ERP and Bergen Logistics WMS systems. From December 2011 to Present (3 years 10 months) NYC Metropolitan areaChief Operating Officer @ Was asked to assume the COO role managing operations, information technology, import, logistics, production, customer service; along with management of the Shenzhen, China production office. Townley is a leading provider of licensed children's cosmetics and gift sets. Focus was on optimizing operations and production processes, including production calendar, testing and quality control, expanding use of the Simparel ERP system. * achieved significant financail turnaround in 2010 * reduced ocean freight expense by 30% * Worked directly with Townley and Simparel staff to expand use of Simparel ERP system to include capture and analysis of costing information, use of forecasted allocation system to optimize customer deliveries, achieved full customer EDI compliance, enhanced reporting portfolio, * improved supply chain visibility via interface to the CoMetrics Integrated Supply Chain Solution. * Reduced ASN chargebacks * worked closely with the Managing Director of the Shenzhen, China production office to expand sourcing options, improve quality control, improve production order tracking, reduce testing costs and optimize staffing. From May 2010 to March 2011 (11 months) New York, NYEVP of Systems and Operations @ Provided C-Level consulting, IT and Operational expertise, and business development. Working with the CoMetrics team on the business development and the design and implementation of our CoMetrics Integrated Supply Chain Management Solution. Established partnerships with owners and senior management of a distressed children's cosmetics company to develop a strategy to rapidly reverse negative financial results. * Led/performed successful implementation of the Simparel ERP system, achieved go live in 10 weeks. Worked directly with both Townley and Simparel staff to configure and implement the system. * Hired the CFO/COO position: and the Managing Director of the Shenzhen, China production office. * Optimized design and operational procedures. * Improved inbound inventory flow versus customer demand. * Completed conversion to new logistics provider. * combined to California 3pl's into one facility. * Key developer of the CoMetrics Integrated Supply Chain Managment Solution. * Assisted start-up home furnishings company with ERP selection. From August 2009 to August 2010 (1 year 1 month) New York, NYChief Information Officer @ CIO for a NYC based $ 250 million knitware and woven importer. Key focus on pre-production and production processes and automation, including implementation of collaborative RFQ management solution with the company's Asia vendors, NY Corporate office and 2 China production offices. * Managed staff in NYC, South Carolina, Dongguan, China. * Managed technical projects for company relocation, completed on time and 15% under budget. * Served as interface between NY and China users, and the development staff in South Carolina on all issues related to ERP system. * Selected and implemented SAGE MAS 500 financial and accounting system. * Led ERP evaluation of Lawson M3/Movex versus CGS Blue Cherry * Implemented Cognos/TM1 data warehouse for financial data analysis. * Consolidated IT resources, achieved $300,000 savings. * Led process optimization focused on design, technical design and supply chain. * Manged the implementation of an application to manage production cost bids, sample requests and fabric development requests. Conducted training on this new system with China staff and factories. * Optimized Gerber WebPDM usage, including China staff and factories. From January 2008 to April 2009 (1 year 4 months) New York, NYCIO Consultant @ Provided CIO level guidance to Hampshire Group, Ltd, a $325 Million global apparel company based in NYC. Was asked to join the company as CIO in January of 2008 by the CEO. From September 2007 to January 2008 (5 months) NY, NYSenior Partner @ Consulting company with over 150 years combined experience in providing technology solutions for the fashion industry. Key services include fractional CIO, audit, compliance and security services, retail sales analysis, financial supply chain services, network outsourcing and technology services. From January 2005 to September 2007 (2 years 9 months) Chief Information Officer & VP Logistics @ Senior IT executive for US subsidiary of German luxury apparel company. Key focus on integration of new technologies with optimized existing technologies, to support growing retail and wholesale business. Hands on process design, ERP selection experience. Also VP Logistics for 3 years. * Improved profits via global ERP process and system improvements, warehouse automation (PkMS), supply chain optimization and retail system (STS) improvements. * Developed value-added strategy that aligned IT with business needs and improved service levels. * US Project Manager for ERP evaluation of Intentia Movex and SAP, focused on global improvement of business results. * Role expanded to include VP of Logistics in 2001 following successful implementation of WMS.Oversaw distribution services, improved supply chain between Escada AG and Escada USA, improved inventory accuracy to .01% variance. * Achieved 30% expense reductions while improving customer satisfaction with logistics/distribution area. From November 1999 to May 2004 (4 years 7 months) NJ/NYVP Application Systems @ Responsible for developing and supporting all application systems for rapidly expanding global fashion leader, supporting retail, wholesale and licensing businesses. Managed staff of 25. Extensive international business experience, including projects completed in Asia and Europe. Gained in depth knowledge of all phases of fashion cycle, from initiation of concept thru final liquidation of product. * Strong record of promotion based on outstanding performance, original role had been Project Leader. * Managed 23 person staff delivering project management, programming and system support to 900+ global users. Focus included design, production, merchandising, sales, financial, retail and distribution systems. * Extensive project work in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea involving improvements to the RLM ERP system. * Led project to select and implement new retail systems for both retail and outlet divisions. Selected STS back office and STR POS.Completed on time and within budget. * Redesigned distribution processes and systems, and reduced charge backs by $2 Million annually. * Reduced operating expenses by expanding EDI use/compliance. * Implemented JD Edwards financial systems worldwide. * Improved product delivery performance by implementing production tracking and shipment tracking systems. From October 1992 to November 1999 (7 years 2 months) NY/NYDirector of IT @ Managed the day to day operations of all IT systems, implemented the Baxter Travenol laboratory and healthcare information systems. From 1987 to 1989 (2 years)

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