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Dennis C Groves Mequon, WI 53092 Phone: 262 302 0397/262 242 0792 Email: email@example.com SENIOR-LEVEL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL Extensive International Finance Experience – US Citizen Top performing business leader with demonstrated ability to crystallize strategic vision and execute business objectives. Outstanding planning, execution, organizational development, team leadership, and decision making abilities. . Trusted advisor to senior leadership in evaluation of current methodology and deployment of changes and improvements. Highly adaptable with proven success in intense and demanding environments experiencing rapid change as a result of business expansion, internal growth, process improvement, acquisition and divestiture. Substantial depth and experience in: Operational Infrastructure Integration, Financial Planning Systems and Cost Reduction Initiatives Areas of expertise: Operational Leadership Presentations Strategic Sourcing Change Management Infrastructure Design & General Accounting Strategic Planning Development P &L Project Management Process Improvement IFRS FMCG Industry Financial Planning & Analysis Feasibility Analysis Business Expansion Team Leadership Sales & Marketing Analysis Revitalization & Turnaround Cost Containment International Finance PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Highly progressive and rewarding career in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) (CPG) industry which includes many aspect of a business evolution: internal growth, international expansion, capability projects, mergers & acquisitions along with turnaround & revitalization. Controller, Business Capability Program (BCP), SABMILLER PLC. , London, United Kingdom (2011-Present) (LSE: SAB) is one of the world's largest brewers, representing six of the world’s top fifty beer brands and one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world. The head office is in London and the company is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. The company has brewing interests and distribution agreements on six continents and presence in 75 countries, with 70,000 employees. Company reports of $26.4B in revenue. Controllership of a portfolio of business transformation projects totaling $1.3B and encompassing the global design and implementation of systems and processes to improve efficiency and quality of information and enhance collaboration across finance, HR, procurement, manufacturing and supply chain. This is currently considered to be the largest SAP project in the world. Financial Consultant, Trinity Procurement GMBH, Zug, Switzerland (2010) Seconded to the newly formed global procurement company to prepare the strategic plan, annual budget, and implement a risk management process. MILLERCOORS LLC. , FORMERLY MILLER BREWING COMPANY, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2003 to 2010 Company formed in 2008 out of the joint venture between Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company and is a subsidiary of SABMiller Plc. Reporting $6B in revenues with 6000 employees. Director G & A Synergies (2008-2010) Director Commercial Planning (2006-2008) Group Director Sales and Marketing Finance (2005-2006) Corporate Controller (2003-2005) Dennis C Groves- Page Two PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Recent outputs required partnering with senior level executives in the strategic planning and execution of business objectives including: Change Management/Operational Leadership: Aligned organizational structure and developed detailed process enhancements. Led change management initiatives including both financial and operational oversight. Performed productivity, cost and other financial analysis. Built, mentored and guided large teams comprised of both direct reports and cross-functional members. Commercial Planning: Embedded the planning processes into core business function. Decentralized the budgeting process and shifted responsibility to applicable business unit leader through significant change management efforts, including redesigned process, tools, artifacts, training and ongoing support. Operational Infrastructure Integration: Helped drive successful integration of company's new acquisition as well as subsequent joint venture. Collaborated with senior executives to determine organizational goals, timelines, and deliverables; Assembled and implemented plan to achieve objectives; Managed a cross-functional team of business professionals; Drove plan execution, ensuring realization of established benchmarks; Created scorecard and communication tools to measure cohesiveness. Marketing Strategy: Led a cross-functional team in highly complex critical project which involved strategic market positioning designed to address company's growth and evolution. Process included all aspects of marketing/branding transformation strategy including the examination various marketing drivers. as well as marketing/promotion budgets and their related effectiveness. Property Management Strategy: Built a team consisting of members from legal, procurement, finance and an outside consulting firm for the development of a comprehensive real estate strategy. Identified redundant properties with a disposal/alternate use strategy. Analyzed occupancy cost and implemented expense reduction measures. Created and deployed a process map which resulted in hiring a Real Estate Director and implementing a related governance structure. NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Successful implementation of reporting and governance frameworks for highly complex transformation program. Responsible area contributed $70M to a reported $410M in annual savings since 2008 through effective leadership, development and execution of numerous efficiency driven process improvements. Made substantial impact to productivity and performance in areas including: Commercial & Planning, Financial Reporting, Sales & Marketing, Resource Utilization & Allocation, Overhead Expenses, and Property Management. Reengineered Commercial Planning process was voted "Best in Class” by the distributor network. Delivered highly efficient budgeting process, aligned accountability and achieved buy-in from functional leadership. EARLIER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: South African Breweries Ltd, South Africa (1984 – 2003) Founded in 1895, the South African Breweries Ltd (SAB Ltd) is the original brewing company. SAB Ltd has since become one of South Africa’s leading companies as well as Africa’s largest brewer. Various Senior Financial Positions Directed all aspects of the finance function including: strategic planning, team leadership, budgeting, financial planning & analysis. Led finance operations at two of the largest breweries in South Africa. Recognized for ability to institute best practices, along with delivery of operational cohesion. Gained comprehensive business operations leadership experience. Selected as part of the team to direct global expansion efforts in the U.S. related acquisition of Miller Brewing Company. Dennis C Groves- Page Three EDUCATION & TRAINING: MBA in Accounting, School of Business Leadership UNISA, South Africa Bachelors of Accounting Science, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa Executive Development Program, London Business School Marketing Metrics, The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania Systems Experience, SAP, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Microsoft Suite
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