Serhiy P. Bulat, Management Consulting Expert in Kiev, Ukraine
Serhiy P. Bulat

Management Consulting Expert in Kiev, Ukraine

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.
Serhiy is now available for hire


Case studies



  • 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
  • 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
  • General Manager Ukraine

    2015 - 2016
    • 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
  • 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
  • Manufacturing Excellence Director

    2009 - 2011
    • 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
  • Operations Excellence Manager

    2008 - 2009
    • 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
  • 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)


  • Master's Degree in Finance
    2001 - 2003
    Vinnytsia National Technical University - Vinnytsia, Ukraine
  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering
    1997 - 2002
    Vinnytsia National Technical University - Vinnytsia, Ukraine


  • Operational Excellence Consulting Tools
    JUNE 2008 - PRESENT
  • Business Transformation and Six Sigma
    Procter & Gamble
  • Lean Project Management
    MAY 2005 - PRESENT
    Procter & Gamble

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