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George Morrison - Vice President Supply Chain Management, The Mosaic Company

George Morrison is a contemporary business transformation and information technology leader with expertise leading business teams in diverse industries such as consumer products, life sciences and performance materials to profitably grow their business. George’s career reflects a demonstrated track record leading large scale cross-functional transformations, improving integrated systems, capabilities of international supply chains, operations and logistics. He brings a deep understanding of technology, risk management, profitability levers and their impact on customer experience and growth. As a hands-on leader and change agent, he has led diverse teams to deliver double digit improvements in customer service, inventory turns and YOY cost reductions.

 

George has deep background and understanding of corporate governance through his roles at Mallinckrodt, IPS/PE and through experience as a voluntary board member of the St. Louis University Center for Supply Chain Excellence.

 

George was most recently a Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Planning and Logistics at Mattel, a fortune 500 global children’s entertainment company with over $4.5B in sales and over 50% of its business outside the US. He was accountable for all aspects of global demand and supply planning, sales and operations planning, customer service, distribution and logistics. George re-aligned the global organization, and significantly reduced logistics costs and improved customer service for all of Mattel customers’ globally, by leading cross-functional teams in a demand driven supply network and logistics transformation. Employee engagement scores also exceeded benchmarks as a result of this enterprise wide effort. He was a key member of Global Product Development and Supply, Sustainability and information Technology committees.

 

George was the Vice President Global Supply Chain and Centers of Excellence, at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals LLC, a $3.5B global Generics and Specialty pharmaceutical Company. He was accountable for all core supply chain and logistics performance metrics. George led several enterprise-wide initiatives which transformed the complex international supply chains to increase agility and reduce costs delivering top quartile supply chain results on all key performance metrics. George was a member/participant of internal committee’s including the Operating Committee and the Digital Innovation Center of Excellence.

 

George’s career spans roles of increasing responsibility with Avery Dennison, Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell International and IPS Corporation where he served as Vice President Global Supply Chain and Information Technology, and participated regularly in board meetings.

George has received several awards during his career including standards of leadership for business results, supply chain innovation and business process improvement.

George received Master of Science degrees in Management & Public Policy, Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from MIT, Cambridge, MA.