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Nathan Cox

Senior Manufacturing Operations / Project Manager

Experienced individual who enjoys exploiting strengths and enjoys learning new skills and industries.

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Experienced  Manager

In my 15+ years of experience in manufacturing, I have worked in many different industries and environments, to include the military.  From maintenance supervision to operations management, I’ve been able to impact my areas of responsibility through planning, sourcing equipment and materials, competitive bidding practices, and project management software and CAD usage.

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Exceptional Team Leader

I'm able to communicate my thoughts and suggestions clearly and effectively to my team. I lead with enthusiasm and show respect toward all others. My team can easily rely on me for help or advice whenever they need to. I have directed daily production runs for various manufacturing operations. Additionally, I managed production staffing and materials for line operations that included supervising multiple union technicians operating high-speed robotic toothpaste filling equipment to hand-made premium spirits.

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Creative Problem Solver

In my professional and personal lives, I'm very open minded to doing and learning new things. Hence, I'm always looking for creative new ways to be efficient in my work and to organize the work environment. For example, by being creative in sourcing equipment inexpensively, getting it rebuilt, and re-purposing people within department rather than laying off, we were able to save time and money. I also worked with a supplier to design a piece of equipment for a solid/liquid straining process that cut labor and improved safety.

About Me

Dynamic Senior Operations Manager with more than 15 years of manufacturing experience. I've demonstrated management expertise in military, union, and corporate environments. Furthermore, I have proven spirits, food and beverage industry experience for Fortune 500 corporations including Colgate-Palmolive and Kraft. I am skilled at improving beverage and spirits manufacturing efficiency to increase productivity and improve safety, while reducing cost. Additionally, I have solid management expertise managing upwards of 35 people and controlling a $3 million budget.

Education

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    United States Military Academy

    Bachelor of Science in General Engineering

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Experience

  • Ext

    2015 - CURRENT

    Consultant

    NAC Spirits Consulting, LLC

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    2011 - 2015

    Project Manager

    Sazerac Company, Inc

  • Background

    2006 - 2011

    Operations Manager

    Buffalo Trace Distillery

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    2004 - 2006

    Operations Team Leader

    Colgate-Palmolive

Skills

  • Transitions
  • Integrate
  • Test
  • Failure Analysis
  • ISO 9000
  • Purchasing
  • Operations Manager
  • Budgeting / Forecasting
  • Cost Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Team Leadership / Motivation
  • QA / QC
  • Process Improvement
  • Product Quality
  • Engineering
  • Department Goals
  • Policy Development
  • Procedures / Processes
  • Food Safety
  • Government Compliance
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Production Forecasting
  • Performance Management
  • Coaching / Mentoring
  • 5S / Lean Methodologies
  • Materials Planning
  • Logistics
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Global Sourcing
  • AutoCAD
  • New Product Development
  • Product Launching