Mark Hellwig

Mark Hellwig

Global Operations Executive Seeking New Opportunity

Greater Chicago Area
Consumer Goods

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Mark Hellwig's Overview


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Mark Hellwig's Summary

Highly accomplished results oriented Executive with a history of domestic and international success in the consumer products industry. Proven experience with strategy development, operations excellence, contingency planning and turn around experience in multiple companies. Unique career experiences combining direct operations with a consulting background providing a skillset to quickly identify opportunities and deliver positive results in profits, service, cost reduction and increased market share. Skilled leadership experience in global operations, talent management, supply chain, global sourcing, and customer service that drive a world class organization. Recognized for visionary leadership, insightful business analysis, strategic planning, and change management able to put forth concepts into action and motivate others to obtain profitable results

Mark Hellwig's Experience

SVP Operations/COO

Dorell Fabrics

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Retail industry

April 2013March 2014 (1 year) Fountain Valley, CA

Oversee global operations including Financial Planning, Customer Service, Global Sourcing, Quality, Supplier Management, Demand Planning, Human Resources, and Supply Chain management.

Vice Supply Chain


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; LZB; Furniture industry

October 2007January 2013 (5 years 4 months) Monroe, MI

Lead team of six direct reports and one hundred thirty indirect reports with responsibility for the total supply chain operations including: Procurement, Logistics, Demand Planning, Production Planning, Offshore Quality, Distribution and Global Sourcing. Annual purchases exceeded $400M sourced from South America, Asia, Europe and North America through a combination of contract manufacturers, distributors/convertors and direct suppliers. Managed $65M balance sheet and annual logistics expenses of $50M with P&L responsibility for a $50M distribution network.

Corporate Vice President Global Cover Sourcing


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; LZB; Furniture industry

June 2006October 2007 (1 year 5 months) Monroe, MI

Lead a teamof 3 direct reports and 12 indirect reports with accountability for global sourcing of raw material including leather, fabric, and vinyl covers for all with annual purchases in excess of $250M. Assumed additional responsibility for the China sourcing operation ensuring supply, quality and logistics of all China sourced raw materials, WIP and finished goods.

Vice President Supply Chain

Quaker Fabric

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Textiles industry

October 1998March 2006 (7 years 6 months) Fall River, MA

Recruited into the organization by the CEO to turn around a $90M operation. Achieved trunaround in 3 years increasing sales to over $350M and triple stock price. Lead a staff of five directors, nine departments, and seventy staff members. Oversaw global raw material sourcing and finished goods in excess of $160M per year sourced from Asia, Turkey, Europe, Canada and the U.S.

Director Supply Chain

Solo Cup Company

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Consumer Goods industry

19931998 (5 years) Highland Park, IL

Lead a staff of eight department heads and forty-seven corporate staff members overseeing the implementation of the long-range supply chain plan to reduce "vendor to shelf" cycle time and achieve "perfect order" goals of customers.

Vice president

Deloitte/Garr Consulting

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

19901995 (5 years) Marietta GA

Established and headed up a practice unit that sold, developed, and implemented various long-range business strategies for major consumer, retail, and manufacturing clients in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America. Major focus on the sourcing and distribution sides of the supply chain.
• Projects included: logistics network strategies, operations improvement programs, capacity studies, sales & distribution channel strategies, transportation planning, facility layout & design, logistics systems requirements definition and implementation. A sample of clients serviced include: Kmart, Venture, TJX Corp, Macy’s, Woolworth of Canada, Solo Cup Co., Cargill, B.A.T, Commercial Mexicanna, Electra, Thoms Foods, Chadwick’s and AAFES


Ernst & Whinney

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

19881990 (2 years) Washington DC

Managed large and small Transportation Cost Reductions projects for companies such as Burlington Industries (downsizing), Farmland Industries (long range plan), TNT Contract Logistics (network planning)



Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; MANU; Computer Software industry

19841988 (4 years) Rockville MD

Defined requirements and assisted in the development of decision support software applications supporting the logistics operations area. Implementations that I helped sell, install, and support, are still currently used in major retail and wholesale grocery chains, as well as, McDonald's and other foodservice distributors.

Rate Analyst


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MON; Farming industry

19801982 (2 years)

Mark Hellwig's Projects

  • Low Cost Country Manufacturing /Supply Chain Strategy

    • August 2010 to Present
    Team Members: Mark Hellwig

    Project moved high labor manufacturing cost into a low cost greenfield operation that I led. Projected delivers $20 million annually in labor and customs duty davings.

Mark Hellwig's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)

Mark Hellwig's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • Toyota Kada

Mark Hellwig's Skills & Expertise

  1. Supply Chain
  2. Supply Chain Management
  3. Global Sourcing
  4. Logistics
  5. Production Planning
  6. Strategic Planning
  7. P&L Management
  8. International Logistics
  9. Procurement
  10. Supply Management
  11. Demand Planning
  12. Demand Forecasting
  13. Lean Manufacturing
  14. Continuous Improvement
  15. Talent Management
  16. Team Leadership
  17. S&OP implementation
  18. Manufacturing
  19. Lean Operations
  20. Supplier Negotiation
  21. Low Cost Country Sourcing
  22. Operations Management
  23. Full P&L Responsibility
  24. WMS Implementations
  25. Global Operations
  26. Leadership
  27. Supply Chain Optimization
  28. Sourcing
  29. APS
  30. Pricing
  31. Warehousing
  32. Inventory Management
  33. Supplier Development
  34. New Product Implementations
  35. Operational Excellence
  36. Inventory Control
  37. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  38. Retail
  39. Asset Managment
  40. Strategy
  41. Strategic Sourcing
  42. Change Management
  43. Supply Chain Operations
  44. Warehouse Management
  45. Logistics Management
  46. Income Statement
  47. Transportation
  48. Purchasing
  49. Management Consulting
  50. Budget Process

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Mark Hellwig's Education

University of Missouri-Columbia

Bachelor of Science (BS), Business Logistics


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