Serhiy P. Bulat, Finance Expert in Kiev, Ukraine
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Serhiy P. Bulat

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Location
Kiev, Ukraine
Toptal Member Since
June 6, 2022

Serhiy is a management consultant with nearly 20 years of experience managing large organizations working with international companies such as P&G, Deloitte, Lafarge, Alexander Proudfoot, and USAID. Specializing in world-class management practices, Lean Six Sigma systems implementation, complex operations optimization, performance and profit enhancement, cost reduction, troubleshooting, crisis and change management. Serhiy is willing to share his experience to help businesses grow.

Career Highlights

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Vinnytsia National Technical University
Master's Degree
Vinnytsia National Technical University

Certification Highlights

Lean Project Management
Procter & Gamble

Case Studies

Work Experience

Strategy and Operational Excellence Projects Manager

2019 - PRESENT
Freelance Consulting
  • Managed U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects to support enterprises that suffered from the war in Ukraine by developing and implementing the recovery strategy.
  • Conducted a project in maintenance systems transformation and team coaching for an Alexander's Proudfoot metallurgical client.
  • Reviewed a world-class manufacturing system and supported TPM (trusted platform module) block implementation at an international manufacturer.
Focus areas: Consulting, Lean Six Sigma, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Change Management, Business Transformation, Profit Maximization, Business Strategy, Operating Models, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Target Operating Models, Management Consulting, Process Improvement, Financial Forecasting, Cost-benefit Analysis

Manufacturing Director

2018 - 2019
Veres Group
  • Transformed a management system and implemented operation KPIs tracking and analysis.
  • Hired and trained three plant managers and reshaped the organization design for all the entities within the manufacturing function.
  • Audited the quality management system and implemented lean manufacturing processes at crucial assets.
Focus areas: Operations Management, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Lean Six Sigma, Safety, Production & Quality, Analysis, Operating Models, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Process Improvement, Financial Forecasting

General Manager Ukraine

2015 - 2016
Milkiland
  • Rolled out a new product line, managed a cost reduction project that delivered USD$1 million in savings, and implemented and audited the hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) system.
  • Managed an organizational crisis reducing financial debt by USD$2 million. Outlined strategic and tactical business plans and launched cost reduction initiatives.
  • Improved the sales and marketing systems, reviewed and optimized the distribution configuration and the organization's legal structure, implemented standardized purchasing and control processes, and managed team stabilization and development.
Focus areas: General Management, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Profit & Loss (P&L), Organizational Design, Business Strategy, Operating Models, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Target Operating Models, P&L Management, Financial Forecasting

Manufacturing Director and Process and Hard Cheese Plant Manager

2013 - 2014
Bel Group
  • Transformed the profit loss of EUR€1 million in 2013 into a profit enhancement of +700,000 in 2014.
  • Managed manufacturing site operations strategy and safety, improved quality systems, and implemented daily, weekly, and monthly KPIs reviews at Gemba.
  • Developed and deployed lean manufacturing systems and implemented autonomous maintenance (AM) from steps one to three.
Focus areas: Operations Management, Safety, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Production & Quality, Business Strategy, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Target Operating Models, Process Improvement

Plant General Manager

2011 - 2012
Lafarge Cement
  • Developed and deployed plant strategy vision, mission, KPIs, and action plan.
  • Led the system improvement process to enhance customer service by managing claims, analyzing noncomplete orders' root cause, implementing a follow-up system, and introducing new products.
  • Enhanced productivity by lowering an 850 people plant by 200 people and optimized costs reducing the budget by 20%.
Focus areas: Operations Management, Safety, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Target Operating Models, P&L Management, Financial Forecasting

Manufacturing Excellence Director

2009 - 2011
Wimm-Bill-Dann
  • Developed business improvement cases to deliver USD$15 million in savings, alignment, and initiation with significant stakeholders.
  • Crafted and started implementing a continuous improvement system to deliver short and long-term value.
  • Led a team of four in conducting 32 manufacturing site organizational structuring and processes standardization to achieve a radical change in the efficiency of operations.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Cost Reduction & Optimization, Business Transformation, Change Management, Supply Chain, Operating Models, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Target Operating Models, Process Improvement, Financial Forecasting, Cost-benefit Analysis

Operations Excellence Manager

2008 - 2009
Deloitte
  • Handled networking, opportunity development, account management, and USD$1 million in sales.
  • Built loyal customer relationships, identified opportunities, and solved problems as a key account manager. Collaborated on three additional sales projects for other streams.
  • Oversaw team development in required areas of expertise.
Focus areas: Consulting, Operations Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Key Account Management, Project Management, Business Transformation, Change Management, Operating Models, Target Operating Models, Management Consulting, Process Improvement, Cost-benefit Analysis

SAP Business Transformation Project Manager

2007 - 2008
Procter & Gamble
  • Oversaw the SAP system implementation and assumed responsibilities for project management and plant business transformation in all business functions.
  • Provided business processes descriptions with critical customers and procedures alignment with all involved parties and IT contractors.
  • Handled SAP implementation with zero business interruptions and a smooth handover to operations.
Focus areas: SAP, Project Management, Business Transformation, Six Sigma, Change Management, Training & Training Content Development, Operating Models, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Process Improvement

Production Manager

2006 - 2007
Procter & Gamble
  • Managed production, achieving quality and volume indicators while reducing production losses.
  • Led a team of 84 employees handling training and people development.
  • Implemented lean systems practices, provided technical and process support for all global lines, and rolled out new production capacities.
Focus areas: Lean Manufacturing, People Management, Quality Management, Safety, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

Process Engineer, Technical Startup Leader

2004 - 2005
Procter & Gamble
  • Managed the Greenfield production facility startup in Germany and Ukraine. Handled safety and quality, set up manufacturing execution system (MES), and implemented world-class manufacturing (WCM) and Lean Six Sigma principles.
  • Started three production lines in a new facility in Ukraine.
  • Improved the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of newly installed equipment from 65% to 90%.
  • Drove people development, education, and training.
Focus areas: Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Quality Management, Startups, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
2001 - 2003

Master's Degree in Finance

Vinnytsia National Technical University - Vinnytsia, Ukraine

1997 - 2002

Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Vinnytsia National Technical University - Vinnytsia, Ukraine

JUNE 2008 - PRESENT

Operational Excellence Consulting Tools

Deloitte

FEBRUARY 2007 - PRESENT

Business Transformation and Six Sigma

Procter & Gamble

MAY 2005 - PRESENT

Lean Project Management

Procter & Gamble

Finance

Cost Reduction & Optimization, Profit & Loss (P&L), Cost Benchmarking, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Cost-benefit Analysis, Accounting, Taxation

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel 2016

Other

Word 2016, Modeling, Analysis, Training & Training Content Development, Process Optimization, P&L Management, Management, Business Transformation, Change Management, Project Management, Lean Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, Projects, Lean, Process Design, Process Mapping, Process Control, Change Leadership, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Board Presentations, Consulting, Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Quality Management, People Management, Safety, Supply Chain Optimization, General Management, Organizational Design, Profit Maximization, Headcount Management, Strategy, Business Strategy, Operating Models, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Target Operating Models, Management Consulting, Process Improvement, Cost Reduction, Microsoft Visio, Engineering, English, Lecturing, Design, Finance, B2B Lead Generation, Startups, Six Sigma, Key Account Management, Financial Forecasting, SAP, Proficy, Drawing, Production & Quality

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