Logistics Consultant - Richard Vales


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Logistics consultant


  • 20+ years’ experience in logistics, BS in Communications
  • 4+ years of experience in beverage logistics
  • Reduced $500M spend to $450M in 7 months
  • He sounds confident, articulate, intelligent and heavily recommended by his peers


Procurement/Purchasing - Logistics - Supply Chain - Cost Down Planning - Vendor Relations & Negotiations - Strategic Sourcing - Outsourcing - Risk Management - 7S-Sourcing Methodologies - Enterprise Agreements - Direct & Indirect capabilities - Staff Supervision - Budget Administration



  • Reduced the SG&A/COGS of $350M by 11% or $31.8M or roughly $740,000 profit increase per month.
  • Packaging reduction in label, shrink and corrugated providers that amounted $2-3M annual savings.
  • $100M logistical spend right sized with strategic partners through competitive bids that provided $5M annual savings.
  • Transformed the transportation and Logistical spend by incorporating Intermodal, Rail and compliance on international shipments.




Earning approximately $250K.

High-level Procurement, Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing Consultancy

Extensive experience in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Outsourcing, Change Management and Supply Chain coupled with broad understanding and experience in Direct and Indirect Procurement.

  • Expertise in IT, S&OP, BPO, Logistics, Warehousing, Distribution, E-Commerce, Oracle Financials, Peoplesoft, JDA E3, Raw Materials, Packaging, Ingredients, Marketing, HR, Real Estate, Transportation, Corporate Services, Energy and MRO across several industries such as Consumer goods, (FMCG) (FDA), Manufacturing (GMP) and Technology.
  • Turnaround, M&A, Transformational and Start Up experience.



Earning $229K, 50% bonus. Laid off.

World's largest retailer brand and manufacturer and distributor, with business in 60+ countries, with $3.3B annual revenue.

Collaborative senior procurement and supply chain executive with a demonstrated record of delivering superior results globally, providing significant P&L support in Consumer Products and Retail.

  • Senior Level Procurement experience in designing strategic supply chain program to leverage local and global volumes in 10 countries, direct spend is $1.5B & indirect $350M in cost of goods, capital equipment and services.
  • Collaborated with companywide process owners to reduce global indirect spend $32M over past 41 months by piloting multiple spend and demand management initiatives for global indirect operations and corporate services.
  • Implemented supplier partnership programs that provided competitive advantage while ensuring premium quality supply and a reduction of total systems costs by utilizing open book and cost unbundling strategies.
  • Developed a streamlined supply chain process by utilizing a DSD (Direct Store Delivery) model with 3PL provider. This provided a transparent and competitive rate for each shipment that was tied to SLA's for greater customer satisfaction.
  • Specialized in procuring materials, outsourcing & BPO, general and administrative areas, packaging, ingredients, commodities, IT, Indirect materials, capital equipment, E-Commerce, Real Estate and strategic consulting activities.
  • Operations experience in 3rd party fulfillment/manufacturing, demand planning, international logistics, manufacturing, transportation, finance, marketing, risk management, consumer affairs and recycling with profit and loss accountability.



Global Multi-channel B2C retailer Home Shopping Network with 3.5B in sales revenue

  • Led efforts to develop corporate strategy “best practices” for commodity purchasing/supply chain.
  • Developed partnership for International logistics, freight forwarding, ocean freight and customs. Also domestic distribution and transportation, inclusive of in-bound and out-bound and parcel shipments.
  • Collaborated with Marketing to determine outsourcing solution and contract terms to ensure continued savings year over year. Partnered with them on all packaging and new designs for new product development and introduction.
  • Led and negotiated all contracts for the 4 fulfillment centers and built appropriate key performance indicators into the contracts for assurances.
  • Worked with Legal on all Licensing Agreements inclusive of all Marketing, Agency Agreements and Contracts.
  • Teamed with IT to competitively bid all hardware/software or service agreements were inline with long term strategy and built in Termination for convenient clauses to ensure we could adjust quickly to customer needs -cost effectively.



A global OEM leader in automotive retail solutions and distributor of highly engineered products globally.

  • Oversaw global sourcing, strategic planning, forecasting, and contract negotiations for multi-plant operations. Piloted initiatives to consolidate commodities and suppliers and streamlining supply chain operations.
  • Established strategic sourcing supply chain operations in Mexico, Czech Republic, and India.
  • Reduced spend $6M by outsourcing products for $20M M&A initiative in China.



  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • BS in Communications



  • Six Sigma
  • Institute of Supply Management
  • National Contract Managers Association
  • Eagle Scout

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