Azad Ur Rahman, Finance Expert in Atlanta, GA, United States
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Azad Ur Rahman

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Location
Atlanta, GA, United States
Toptal Member Since
December 9, 2022

Azad is a former Deloitte strategy and operations consultant with experience leading large strategic and transformational programs for Fortune 500 clients. Upon leaving Deloitte in 2017, Azad founded Alana Consulting. He leads a team there to deliver projects in cost reduction, margin improvement, spend management, supply chain analytics, post-merger integration support, value capture, and program management, including M&A integration, technology implementation, and more.

Case Studies

Work Experience

Lead Consulting Partner

2021 - 2022
Cedar Fair
  • Executed the cost reduction program, direct and indirect, across a newly formed centralized procurement organization.
  • Conducted the operating model assessment to centralize the procurement function across 13 parks.
  • Delivered over $15 million in run rate savings across various indirect and direct categories.
  • Developed and delivered two comprehensive 3-day training programs for sourcing and procurement, as well as for analytics.
Focus areas: Business Intelligence (BI), Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Program Management, Operating Models, Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Business Strategy, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft PowerPoint, Cost Management, Sourcing, Request for x (RFx), Negotiation, Scenario Analysis, Award-winning, Modeling, Price Analysis, Evaluation, Spend Management, Analytics, Cost Analysis, Data Visualization, Data Modeling, Project Management Office (PMO), Procure to Pay, Global Sourcing, Logistics & Supply Chain, Supply Chain Operations, Data Analytics, Excel Expert, Project Management, Pitch Deck Consultant, Supply Chain, Presentations, Change Management, QlikView, Training & Training Content Development, Opportunity Identification, Opportunity Assessments, Management Consulting, Business Operations, Strategy, Vendor Management, Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Business Services, Sales Forecasting, Logistics, Warehouse Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Third-party Logistics, Sourcing & Procurement, Ariba Procurement

Lead Consulting Partner

2020 - 2020
Impossible Foods
  • Led the manufacturing team through the design, implementation, and training phases of transitioning to the SAP S/4HANA ERP environment.
  • Streamlined and improved business processes ahead of a forthcoming public offering.
  • Delivered over $5 million in value across various functions and opportunities.
Focus areas: Program Management, Opportunity Identification, Opportunity Assessments, SAP ERP, SAP HANA, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft PowerPoint, Cost Analysis, Analytics, Data Visualization, Logistics & Supply Chain, Supply Chain Operations, Data Analytics, Excel Expert, Manufacturing Operations, Project Management, Supply Chain, Presentations, Business Intelligence (BI), Process Improvement, Procurement, Management Consulting, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Business Operations, Strategy, Vendor Management, Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Business Services, Sales Forecasting, Logistics, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Third-party Logistics, Sourcing & Procurement, Ariba Procurement

Lead Consulting Partner

2020 - 2020
Delta Air Lines
  • Executed strategic sourcing, demand management, and a value engineering program for the food category.
  • Developed a comprehensive standard taxonomy and subcategory classification.
  • Delivered over $10 million in run rate savings in the food category.
Focus areas: Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Value Engineering, Strategic Sourcing, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Cost Management, Sourcing, Request for x (RFx), Negotiation, Scenario Analysis, Award-winning, Modeling, Price Analysis, Evaluation, Spend Management, Analytics, Cost Analysis, Data Modeling, Global Sourcing, Logistics & Supply Chain, Supply Chain Operations, Data Analytics, Excel Expert, Project Management, Supply Chain, Business Management, Presentations, Business Intelligence (BI), Procurement, Opportunity Assessments, Management Consulting, Business Operations, Strategy, Vendor Management, Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Services, Sales Forecasting, Logistics, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Third-party Logistics, Sourcing & Procurement, Ariba Procurement

Lead Consulting Partner

2018 - 2019
Dairy Farmers of America
  • Managed and executed strategic sourcing, rapid sourcing, and value engineering programs.
  • Delivered over $30 million in run rate savings across various direct and indirect categories.
  • Supported the spend data and data analytics requirements for the post-bankruptcy program office.
Focus areas: Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Bankruptcy, Process Improvement, Operational Efficiency Improvement, Business Strategy, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Cost Management, Sourcing, Request for x (RFx), Negotiation, Scenario Analysis, Award-winning, Modeling, Price Analysis, Evaluation, Spend Management, Analytics, Cost Analysis, Data Visualization, Data Modeling, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Project Management Office (PMO), Procure to Pay, Coupa, Global Sourcing, Logistics & Supply Chain, Supply Chain Operations, Data Analytics, Excel Expert, Financial Modeling, Project Management, Pitch Deck Consultant, Supply Chain, Business Management, Statistical Modeling, Presentations, Business Intelligence (BI), Change Management, Value Engineering, Procurement, Operating Models, Training & Training Content Development, Opportunity Identification, Management Consulting, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Statistics, Business Operations, Strategy, Vendor Management, Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Services, Sales Forecasting, Logistics, Warehouse Management, Warehouse Operations, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Third-party Logistics, Sourcing & Procurement, Ariba Procurement

Strategy and Operations Engagement Manager

2010 - 2017
Deloitte
  • Managed a post-merger integration office (IMO) across three regions and multiple functions for a big specialty chemical manufacturer. Led an integration synergy program of 100+ project opportunities to deliver over $75 million in run rate savings.
  • Centralized a procurement function across multiple business units of a global transportation service provider. Headed a strategic sourcing execution phase across multiple indirect categories to deliver $25 million in savings.
  • Led multiple workstreams for the procurement synergy identification engagement for a global consumer, food service, and packaging manufacturer in a merger scenario focused on indirect spend categories to deliver $50 million in run rate savings.
Focus areas: Supply Chain Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Global Sourcing, Logistics & Supply Chain, Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Manufacturing Operations, Program Management, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Cost Management, Sourcing, Request for x (RFx), Negotiation, Scenario Analysis, Award-winning, Modeling, Price Analysis, Evaluation, Spend Management, Analytics, Cost Analysis, Data Modeling, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), M&A (Buy-side), Integration, Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Procure to Pay, SAP ERP, Coupa, SAP Ariba, Strategic Sourcing, Excel Expert, Financial Modeling, Project Management, Supply Chain, Business Management, MATLAB, Statistical Modeling, Executive Presentations, Presentations, Data Analysis, Business Intelligence (BI), Change Management, Process Improvement, QlikView, Operational Efficiency Improvement, Business Strategy, Surveys, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Pitch Deck Consultant, Bankruptcy, Value Engineering, Procurement, Operating Models, Training & Training Content Development, Opportunity Identification, Opportunity Assessments, SAP HANA, Management Consulting, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Forecasting, Business Models, Statistics, Business Operations, Strategy, Vendor Management, Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Services, Sales Forecasting, Logistics, Warehouse Management, eCommerce, Warehouse Operations, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Third-party Logistics, eCommerce Fulfillment, Sourcing & Procurement

Finance

Cost Management, Price Analysis, Cost Reduction & Optimization (Cost-down), Financial Modeling, Data Analysis, Business Intelligence (BI), Forecasting, M&A (Buy-side), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Data & Analysis Software

Tableau, Microsoft Access, MATLAB

Industry Expertise

Logistics

Other

Microsoft Power BI, Sourcing, Request for x (RFx), Negotiation, Modeling, Evaluation, Spend Management, Cost Analysis, Data Visualization, Data Modeling, Project Management Office (PMO), Program Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Global Sourcing, Logistics & Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Operations, Data Analytics, Strategic Sourcing, Excel Expert, Project Management, Pitch Deck Consultant, Supply Chain, Business Management, Executive Presentations, Presentations, Change Management, Business Strategy, Procurement, Management Consulting, Vendor Management, Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Award-winning, Scenario Analysis, Third-party Logistics, Analytics, Sourcing & Procurement, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Procure to Pay, Coupa, SAP Ariba, Manufacturing Operations, Statistical Modeling, QlikView, Process Improvement, Operational Efficiency Improvement, Surveys, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Business Models, Statistics, Business Operations, Strategy, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Services, Integration, Management, Sales Forecasting, Warehouse Management, eCommerce, Warehouse Operations, Amazon FBA, eCommerce Fulfillment, Ariba Procurement, SAP ERP, Bankruptcy, Value Engineering, Operating Models, Training & Training Content Development, Opportunity Identification, Opportunity Assessments, SAP HANA

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