George Benaroya

Global, Profitable, Growth

Enabled by Finance

Visited clients in over 180 countries to enable companies

to sell more units, at a higher price, which were produced at a lower cost.

Consistent career progression within world-class multinationals in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, including Procter & Gamble, Tetra Pak and Nivea.

Leverages financial analysis, operations and global business expertise to build infrastructures and drive growth, margin improvement, and business turnaround – often within tumultuous conditions.

Solid cross-functional experience in operations and headquarters.

 

Broad, strategic thinker who grasps the implications of critical issues and quickly formulates and implements action plans. Interfaces comfortably in multicultural settings with diverse internal/external stakeholder groups to foster consensus for direction, vision and organizational alignment.

Growth 

Visited clients in 180 countries

to enable Global, Profitable, Growth

Visited: Light Blue; Pending: Grey

 

Expertise:

Pricing

Distribution:

North America,  Latin America, Europe

 Asia 

Africa

 M&A

Integration

  • 20 years enabling uninterrupted 15% annual growth by setting up the correct infrastructures in the US, China, Russia, Japan, Brazil and other international markets.

  • Developed and deployed strategic plans, distribution models and the right pricing strategy.​

  • Frontline experience on price management in the US, Japan, Latin America & Europe.

  • In 2014, deployed a system to track revenue, inventory and Distributor’s margin in 130 countries.​

  • Accountable for the evaluation and recommendation to the Board of 11 equity, M&A and factory investment projects.​

  • Started and closed legal entities and operations in Emerging Markets.​

Profitability 

 
  • Perfected the selection and implementation of Global Distribution Centers in Mexico and China, ensuring compliance with transfer pricing policies while reducing cost by 50%, minimizing taxes and repatriating funds when competitors were unable to.

  • ​Reduced manufacturing cost at clients thus driving significant customer loyalty in very competitive spaces (China, Europe, and Latin America).

Expertise:

Manufacturing Cost

Footprint

 

SG&A

 

Outsourcing

 

Inventory

 

Logistics

Cash

Expertise:

Receivables,

 

Payables,

 

Foreign Exchange

 

Cash Management,

 

Hedging

 
  • Working capital: decreased account receivables by 90% through direct debit, deployed credit card payments to suppliers with a 2% rebate.

  • Foreign Exchange: Initiated a successful pricing and hedging process, which consistently eliminated foreignexchange risk on the dollar, euro, ruble, peso and five other currencies.

Operations

Expertise:

Systems Implementation,

 

Forecasting,

 

Reporting,

 

Change 

Management

 
  • Shared Services: Improved the accounting, closing, receivables and payable processes of Shared Service teams; implemented the Hackett methodology, consistently reducing SG&A by 26%.

  • SAP: Led a complex SAP implementation into global spaces with a lead role in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.