Delivers process and technology solutions

Michael Wright has 20+ years in consulting, primarily in retail/CPG, with a focus on process and technology best practices in performance management, merchandise, financial and operational planning, merchandising and supply chain. Mr. Wright also spent 10 years leading enterprise retail systems development.

Experience

  • Global CPG Company – Asia Pacific
    • Managed the agile deployment of Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) in 10 subsidiaries (across 13 countries), realizing indirect spend savings of hundreds of $millions.  Delivered process improvements across 60+ sub-categories (inc. Travel, Technology, Marketing, Brand Building, Facilities). Responsible for requirements gathering, design, deployment, change management, user training and capability building
  • Retek (Oracle Retail) – VP Development/VP Sourcing
    • Built and managed teams of up to 200 employees delivering multiple releases of Retek’s merchandising, merchandise and assortment planning, replenishment, forecasting, and related solutions. Suite deployed in multiple retail verticals – Grocery, Fashion, Specialty, and Department Stores. Accountable for P&L, hiring, staff development, delivery, and support. Built product line supporting Retek valuation of $400m at time of Oracle acquisition. Managed 3rd party relationships with partners such as Accenture, to aid delivery of customer funded development initiatives
  • Comshare – Director
    • Consulted on and implemented merchandise planning at multiple retailers

Specialization

  • Omni Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Merchandise Planning
  • Store Operation Planning
  • Demand Management

Expertise

  • System Implementation
  • Business Operations
  • Process Re-engineering
  • Development & Configuration
  • Change Management

Clients Include

  • Nordstrom
  • Tiffany’s
  • Dayton Hudson
  • Sainsbury
  • Gap
  • Best Buy

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