Raoul Gruenberg

Proven Executive: Best Practices + Worldwide Vertical Expertise

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menu Summary

Even though I am a garmento by trade, I’ll always be a marketeer at heart. I have a passion for exceeding customers’ expectations; problem solving; and setting up companies and team members for success not failure.

Currently, I’m a consultant and private label marketing specialist for companies focused on apparel, footwear, and/or accessories which means that I hit the deck running enthusiastically bringing to them an optimal strategy, dynamic structure, and winning culture for profitably growing their businesses.

I have a knack for being a very strong administrator who is very well grounded in all aspects of running a fast paced, complex business, whether B2B or B2C; managing others so they feel like a partner not a employee or vendor; always keeping my cool under pressure; and being someone you can rely on.

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Raoul Gruenberg possesses a wealth of skills, background, and expertise with a strong work ethic; previously holding executive positions as a Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Operations, General Merchandising Manager, and Vice President of Sales. You will not find anyone else who can do a better job than Raoul; you will be thrilled with the results.

Raoul_Gruenberg@yahoo.com
310.994.3022

work Experience

President of Consulting Group

Green Mountain & Associates

October 2006 - Present

Consulting group seeks to increase profit line, reduce operating expenses, and grow product sales for clientele consisting of apparel, footwear, and/or accessories brands, retailers, manufacturers, and factories worldwide.

WHY AM I DIFFERENT?:
You know how businesses are always looking for higher operating margins; I CAN SOLVE THIS!
I do this by exploiting trends; focusing on demand products; matching design with production cost effective feasibilities; and reducing top line dilution.
I am naturally curious: digging into the bones of the business; looking for ways to improve the supply chain; and training the team on how to do their jobs better and to learn from their mistakes.
ACTIVITIES:
Advising well established diversified China group as to opening a US based liaison office.
Worked with a well established leading clothing company to source, develop, and produce trend right merchandise in new growth apparel categories.
Hired independent sales reps to increase distribution of re-launched active casual sportswear brand.
Collaborated with private equity, bankers, investors, and companies to acquire, invest in, or joint venture with established profitable or emerging growth apparel, footwear, accessories or consumer companies.
Solicited new customers for a well established group of jeanswear factories in China.
Designed, developed, and produced jeanswear for a branded better leisure sportswear clothing company.
Helped the owner of a branded urban clothing company dissolve his business by profitably selling his existing inventory.
Solved operating problems for an emerging branded better young contemporary clothing company.


Domains of experience:

Big Box
Omni Channel
eCommerce
Supply Chain
cpg
Supply Chain Optimization
Retail
in-store commerce
Supply Chain Operations
IOT
In-store Marketing
Procurement
Internet of Things
Logistics
CPG Industry
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Leadership
Operations Management
Team Building
Supply Chain Management
Logistics Management
Warehouse Management
Creative Merchandising
Trend Researching
Manufacturing
Retailing
Wholsaleing
New Business Development
Social Networking
Marketing Strategy
Brand Building
Brand Licensing
Sales Management
Entrepreneurship
Business Strategy
Managerial Finance
Business Planning
Budgeting
Global Sourcing
Purchasing
C-TPAT
MS Office
Global Compliance
General Administration
Global Human Resources Management
IT Management
ERP
EDI
Negotiations
Legal Issues
Apparel
General Insurance Issues
Copyright, trademark, patent protection
Footwear
Jeanswear
Accessories
Action Sports
Denim
Budgets
Income Statement
Negotiation
Brand Management
Start-ups
stars Convetit Experience
Since 09/2017

Participating on a Discovery Board on

eCommerce
Digital Marketing
CPG Industry
Trends

07/2017 - 08/2017

Participated on a Discovery Board on

Product Lifecycle Management
PLM
Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 / IoT

06/2016

Participated on a Sprint on

Safety Management Systems
Suply Chain Management
China Manufacturing
Smart Phone & Tablet
WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE

Recent Open Board Activity:

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Answered a question on the "Consumer Goods, FMCG, Packaged Goods" Open Board

FMCG
CPG Industry
cpg
Consumer Products
Consumables
Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
Fast Moving Consumer Goods Business Development
Home Products
Connected home
Digital Assistants
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Answered a question on the "Technologies and Innovation in Supply Chain" Open Board

Manufacturing
Customer Service
Operations Management
Supply Chain Management
Contract Negotiation
Coaching
Supply Chain
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Answered a question on the "Technologies and Innovation in Online Communities" Open Board

Online Communities
Social Networking
Social Media Marketing
Collaboration
Online collaboration
Online Reputation Management
Marketing Strategy
Marketing Communications
E-commerce
Retail
Medical Devices
Analytics
Organizational Development
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Answered a question on the "Technologies and Innovation in Supply Chain" Open Board

Manufacturing
Customer Service
Operations Management
Supply Chain Management
Contract Negotiation
Coaching
Supply Chain
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Answered a question on the "Technologies and Innovation in Supply Chain" Open Board

Manufacturing
Customer Service
Operations Management
Supply Chain Management
Contract Negotiation
Coaching
Supply Chain