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ROSS FELDSTEIN 
2199 Avalon Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, (cell) 847-668-7197, (email) RFeldstein3@comcast.net 
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS 
Results-oriented, analytical business professional with strong financial reporting and business operations 
experience. Strong problem solving, communication, organization, and listening skills. 
Thorough, resourceful, self-motivated, quick learner who adapts easily to challenging situations. 
Excellent rapport with all levels of management and colleagues and known for being a team player. 
Experience in various aspects of the wireless telecommunications, defense, and pharmaceutical 
industries, particularly in the following areas: 
- Supply Chain Management: Materials Management, Procurement, Subcontracts and 
Supplier Quality 
- Business Operations: Forecasting, Inventory/Materials Management & Sell-Through 
- Product: Product and Program Management 
- Strategy and Planning: Long Range Planning and Reporting, Market Share and 
Competitive Analysis 
- Distribution: Distribution Channel Development, Contract Negotiations 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
ABBVIE 2014 to Present 
Inventory Planner Manager– Supply Chain, North Chicago, IL 
Work collaboratively with Purchasing to identify, develop, monitor, and control resources to meet 
product goals and objectives. Manage inventory forecast, determine raw material and commodity/code 
needs and proper inventory levels, and continuously communicate cross-functionally with Receiving, 
Quality, Labs, Purchasing, Transportation, and Manufacturing, Coordinate with test labs and Quality to 
establish and track delivery dates for raw materials or manufactured products on test. Create 
performance reports to monitor, measure and address supplier performance. Prepare monthly inventory 
reports. Identify and report large Purchase Price Variance (PPV) and resolve with Purchasing. Lead 
planning and implementation of new systems projects. Train new Inventory Planners. 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN 2009 to 2014 
Supply Chain Program Planner – Electrical Systems, Rolling Meadows, IL 
Ensure supply chain management requirements identified during a proposal or program execution phase 
of a program are being addressed. Work with the Proposal and Program Teams to evaluate material and 
equipment requirements throughout the life of a program. Proficient in using SAP. 
• Estimate material costs, manpower requirements, and program risks for procurement proposals 
• Ensure cost targets and supplier activities meet program objectives through effective proposal 
leadership and negotiations 
• Execute new programs and initiatives which include forecast and coordination for key events, new 
product launches, and network redesigns. 
• Define bid and proposal requirements, schedules and budgets, and strategies related to materials, 
procurement and subcontracts management. 
• Provide direction to sub-contracts and buyers related to program execution, including supplier 
selection, cost, schedule, and establish material milestones.
ROSS FELDSTEIN Page 2 
• Resolve critical program material issues, including DMS (Diminishing Material Sources) and other 
related activities that are critical to the product line, through coordination with suppliers, Operations, and 
Engineering. 
MOTOROLA, INC. 1995 to 2008 
Product Line Manager – Mobile Devices, Libertyville, IL (2006 – 2008) 
Managed the definition, design, building, testing, and launching of mobile phones. Lead spokesperson 
for product and operation reviews. Owner and subject matter expert of mobile phones throughout their 
product life cycle, including refreshes and end-of-life strategies. Developed and presented business cases 
to senior management for cost, unit volume, and pricing reviews. 
 Generated over $500 million in revenue by successfully introducing five new mobile phones, including 
location based services, on time and within a budget of $25 million. 
 Saved $30 million in cost savings through effective leadership and management of excess and 
obsolescence materials. 
 Saved an additional $10 million in cost savings by leading a cost reduction team who implemented a 
parts reduction and reuse program. 
 Set a performance benchmark by obtaining customer acceptance within a single product submission. 
Global Business Operations Manager – Mobile Devices, Libertyville, IL (2001 – 2006) 
Evaluated, analyzed, and developed business processes and methodologies to implement and enhance 
cost effective operating procedures. Audited existing procedures for effectiveness and compliance. 
Investigated and developed solutions to operational business needs. Ensured business operations support 
for overall strategic plan. Analyzed and tracked key business metrics (product costs, manufacturing 
margins, conversion costs, product sell through, finished goods inventory, and material on hand). 
 Maximized gross margin and unit volume, ensured sound end –of-life product build plans and effective 
distribution strategies by making recommendations during weekly meetings with the Corporate VP of 
Product Development 
 Traveled internationally to present product roadmaps and product cost projections to regional pricing, 
finance, product, and supply chain teams at the quarterly pricing meetings. 
 Developed parts and material allocation plan for new product launches in cases where a parts shortage 
exists. 
 Provided product data and analysis to support the global pricing team on customer deals that required 
special pricing exceptions for strategic or competitive reasons. 
Strategic Business Manager – Mobile Devices, Libertyville, IL (1998 – 2001) 
Created and built a model for determining the size of the global mobile phone and subscriber markets 
based on primary and secondary market research data, “grass roots” field data, FCC import data, and 
patent information data. Tracked and calculated unit and profit pool market shares by handset 
manufacturer. 
 Presented and reported key business barometers like market share, shipments, sell through, average 
selling price, and competitive information to the regional General Managers and COO of the 
corporation on a monthly basis. Updated and provided data for the Board of Directors meetings and 
quarterly earnings releases.
ROSS FELDSTEIN Page 3 
 Obtained consensus on all key business barometer data and review data collection methodologies by 
leading semi-annual regional Long Range Planning and Strategy sessions 
Channel Development Manager – Paging Subscriber Division, Boynton Beach, FL (1996 – 1998) 
Researched, located, and established new Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) partnering 
opportunities which included price negotiations, creating software requirements with developers and 
customers, and working with Fulfillment and Marketing for packaging needs. Managed the launch of 
new products into multiple channels of distribution. 
 Managed an off-site telemarketing center for lead generation, technical support, and credit card sales. 
 Launched the new Air Apparent™ for Windows NT™ Site Alert™ product through biggest channels 
of distribution. 
 Increased the general awareness for the Air Apparent product by coordinating the filming of a hospital 
application which aired on the television show “Millennium” in September 1997. 
Business Planner – Paging Subscriber Division, Boynton Beach, FL (1995 -1996) 
Developed accurate rolling forecasts for all parts and kits of pagers and pager products. Ensured all 
materials were available to fulfill placed orders. Maintained 4-weeks of material inventory through 
coordination with Purchasing Department and the Distribution Center. Cross-checked current inventory 
levels with the forecast, managed all material overages and shortages, and adjusted the forecast when 
necessary. Negotiated all customer contracts. 
 Successfully negotiated pager crystal schedule sharing with Motorola-Taiwan. 
 Reduced pager crystal inventory levels over 40% from 2.5 million to 1.3 million. 
 Increased customer satisfaction by over 70% by moving inventory and reducing backorders. Achieved 
a 95% order delivery within 24 hours by developing parts forecasting models to ensure that proper 
parts are in stock. 
 Increased sales by over 75% by negotiating new contract pricing. 
 Achieved 60% cost savings while increasing quality and reducing cycle time by identifying and 
qualifying new paging accessories suppliers. 
EDUCATION 
Kellogg Management Institute Certificate 
Kellogg School of Management 
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, IL 
M.B.A. Finance emphasis 
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL 
B.B.A. Finance 
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City, Iowa

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  • 1. ROSS FELDSTEIN 2199 Avalon Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, (cell) 847-668-7197, (email) RFeldstein3@comcast.net SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Results-oriented, analytical business professional with strong financial reporting and business operations experience. Strong problem solving, communication, organization, and listening skills. Thorough, resourceful, self-motivated, quick learner who adapts easily to challenging situations. Excellent rapport with all levels of management and colleagues and known for being a team player. Experience in various aspects of the wireless telecommunications, defense, and pharmaceutical industries, particularly in the following areas: - Supply Chain Management: Materials Management, Procurement, Subcontracts and Supplier Quality - Business Operations: Forecasting, Inventory/Materials Management & Sell-Through - Product: Product and Program Management - Strategy and Planning: Long Range Planning and Reporting, Market Share and Competitive Analysis - Distribution: Distribution Channel Development, Contract Negotiations PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ABBVIE 2014 to Present Inventory Planner Manager– Supply Chain, North Chicago, IL Work collaboratively with Purchasing to identify, develop, monitor, and control resources to meet product goals and objectives. Manage inventory forecast, determine raw material and commodity/code needs and proper inventory levels, and continuously communicate cross-functionally with Receiving, Quality, Labs, Purchasing, Transportation, and Manufacturing, Coordinate with test labs and Quality to establish and track delivery dates for raw materials or manufactured products on test. Create performance reports to monitor, measure and address supplier performance. Prepare monthly inventory reports. Identify and report large Purchase Price Variance (PPV) and resolve with Purchasing. Lead planning and implementation of new systems projects. Train new Inventory Planners. NORTHROP GRUMMAN 2009 to 2014 Supply Chain Program Planner – Electrical Systems, Rolling Meadows, IL Ensure supply chain management requirements identified during a proposal or program execution phase of a program are being addressed. Work with the Proposal and Program Teams to evaluate material and equipment requirements throughout the life of a program. Proficient in using SAP. • Estimate material costs, manpower requirements, and program risks for procurement proposals • Ensure cost targets and supplier activities meet program objectives through effective proposal leadership and negotiations • Execute new programs and initiatives which include forecast and coordination for key events, new product launches, and network redesigns. • Define bid and proposal requirements, schedules and budgets, and strategies related to materials, procurement and subcontracts management. • Provide direction to sub-contracts and buyers related to program execution, including supplier selection, cost, schedule, and establish material milestones.
  • 2. ROSS FELDSTEIN Page 2 • Resolve critical program material issues, including DMS (Diminishing Material Sources) and other related activities that are critical to the product line, through coordination with suppliers, Operations, and Engineering. MOTOROLA, INC. 1995 to 2008 Product Line Manager – Mobile Devices, Libertyville, IL (2006 – 2008) Managed the definition, design, building, testing, and launching of mobile phones. Lead spokesperson for product and operation reviews. Owner and subject matter expert of mobile phones throughout their product life cycle, including refreshes and end-of-life strategies. Developed and presented business cases to senior management for cost, unit volume, and pricing reviews.  Generated over $500 million in revenue by successfully introducing five new mobile phones, including location based services, on time and within a budget of $25 million.  Saved $30 million in cost savings through effective leadership and management of excess and obsolescence materials.  Saved an additional $10 million in cost savings by leading a cost reduction team who implemented a parts reduction and reuse program.  Set a performance benchmark by obtaining customer acceptance within a single product submission. Global Business Operations Manager – Mobile Devices, Libertyville, IL (2001 – 2006) Evaluated, analyzed, and developed business processes and methodologies to implement and enhance cost effective operating procedures. Audited existing procedures for effectiveness and compliance. Investigated and developed solutions to operational business needs. Ensured business operations support for overall strategic plan. Analyzed and tracked key business metrics (product costs, manufacturing margins, conversion costs, product sell through, finished goods inventory, and material on hand).  Maximized gross margin and unit volume, ensured sound end –of-life product build plans and effective distribution strategies by making recommendations during weekly meetings with the Corporate VP of Product Development  Traveled internationally to present product roadmaps and product cost projections to regional pricing, finance, product, and supply chain teams at the quarterly pricing meetings.  Developed parts and material allocation plan for new product launches in cases where a parts shortage exists.  Provided product data and analysis to support the global pricing team on customer deals that required special pricing exceptions for strategic or competitive reasons. Strategic Business Manager – Mobile Devices, Libertyville, IL (1998 – 2001) Created and built a model for determining the size of the global mobile phone and subscriber markets based on primary and secondary market research data, “grass roots” field data, FCC import data, and patent information data. Tracked and calculated unit and profit pool market shares by handset manufacturer.  Presented and reported key business barometers like market share, shipments, sell through, average selling price, and competitive information to the regional General Managers and COO of the corporation on a monthly basis. Updated and provided data for the Board of Directors meetings and quarterly earnings releases.
  • 3. ROSS FELDSTEIN Page 3  Obtained consensus on all key business barometer data and review data collection methodologies by leading semi-annual regional Long Range Planning and Strategy sessions Channel Development Manager – Paging Subscriber Division, Boynton Beach, FL (1996 – 1998) Researched, located, and established new Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) partnering opportunities which included price negotiations, creating software requirements with developers and customers, and working with Fulfillment and Marketing for packaging needs. Managed the launch of new products into multiple channels of distribution.  Managed an off-site telemarketing center for lead generation, technical support, and credit card sales.  Launched the new Air Apparent™ for Windows NT™ Site Alert™ product through biggest channels of distribution.  Increased the general awareness for the Air Apparent product by coordinating the filming of a hospital application which aired on the television show “Millennium” in September 1997. Business Planner – Paging Subscriber Division, Boynton Beach, FL (1995 -1996) Developed accurate rolling forecasts for all parts and kits of pagers and pager products. Ensured all materials were available to fulfill placed orders. Maintained 4-weeks of material inventory through coordination with Purchasing Department and the Distribution Center. Cross-checked current inventory levels with the forecast, managed all material overages and shortages, and adjusted the forecast when necessary. Negotiated all customer contracts.  Successfully negotiated pager crystal schedule sharing with Motorola-Taiwan.  Reduced pager crystal inventory levels over 40% from 2.5 million to 1.3 million.  Increased customer satisfaction by over 70% by moving inventory and reducing backorders. Achieved a 95% order delivery within 24 hours by developing parts forecasting models to ensure that proper parts are in stock.  Increased sales by over 75% by negotiating new contract pricing.  Achieved 60% cost savings while increasing quality and reducing cycle time by identifying and qualifying new paging accessories suppliers. EDUCATION Kellogg Management Institute Certificate Kellogg School of Management NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, IL M.B.A. Finance emphasis LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL B.B.A. Finance UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City, Iowa