Adrian Parkhideh

Vice President, Go To Market Strategy

Chicago, IL

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Experienced Vice President of Strategy with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry in multiple streams. Strong business development professional skilled in Operations Management, Freight, Pricing Strategy, Strategic Sourcing, and Warehouse Operations.

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Emerge
Supply Chain Visibility
FourKites
project44
Supply Chain Guru
PepsiCo
Ryder
3rd Party Transportation
OCR Software
Work experience
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Apr 2021 - Present

project44

Vice President, Go To Market Strategy

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Oct 2018 - Apr 2021

Emerge

Vice President, Customer Strategy

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Oct 2017 - Oct 2018

10-4 Systems

Director, Customer Strategy

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Jan 2016 - Oct 2017

10-4 Systems

Director Of Operations

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Nov 2014 - Jan 2016

PepsiCo

Network Optimization Manager, Frito-Lay Transportation

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Jun 2011 - Nov 2014

PepsiCo

Pepsi Logistics - Systems Resource Manager

• Designed and implemented new brokerage TMS, finance system, and various portals for new external brokerage start up business • System administrator for Pepsi Logistics JDA/I2 Transportation Management System to seamlessly support 60,000 shipments totaling $56M in transportation spend • Designed and implemented Intermodal Compliance report and KPI that lead to an average savings of $22,000 per period • Lead inbound intermodal conversion network wide resulting in $680K in incremental savings • Implementation of new finance system allows for paperless work flow, improve processing efficiency by 50% • Increased carriers operations EDI by 55.55% and financial EDI by 154% in under six months greatly improving productivity • Wrote extensive training material and process flows for new systems role out to internal operations, external customers, and procured carrier base • New TMS vetting, design, training, and seamless implementation to an extensive and diverse user group

Mar 2009 - May 2011

Ryder Integrated Logistics and Transportation Solutions

Account Lead - West Coast Operations

• Managed $18.5MM in annual procured transportation • Lead research and development of bundled dedicated solution saving $175,000 plus annually in transportation costs by optimizing local transportation network • Identified specific lanes enabling DPSG to ship intermodal direct to end customers to reducing OTR costs by $500 per load • Implemented multiple ISO process documents to streamline reporting, daily operations, and reduce costs • Proficient in data large amounts of data analysis into a presentable format for upper management • Lead illustration on White Glove Tracking process rolled out to Ryder field personnel to be more proactive with DPSG’s white glove customers • Utilized DPSG dedicated fleet to transfer product between adjacent warehouses to reduce stop-over charges by $3,000 • 75% reduction in Truck Order Not Used charges at Universal Warehouse • Visited various Ryder sites implementing best practice solution to streamline daily operations while still managing my home based operation.

May 2008 - Mar 2009

Ryder Integrated Logistics and Transportation Solutions

Shipment Management Coordinator

• Responsible for managing Ryder’s procured carrier base for outbound freight from three of Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up’s bottling facilities and a national distribution center • Developed process documentation published for daily account procedures and duties meeting ISO 9000 requirements • Developed basic Excel macro’s streamlining daily reports and activities for DPSU account • Forecasting for Hewlett Packard’s “holiday blitz” to large retailers such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy • Choosing most effective method to ship product while still meeting customer’s expectations, combining LTL and parcel shipments onto TL and/or hub loads

Education

2002 - 2006

BS, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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