Jakub Ogórek

COO at Stock Spirits Group

Jakub Ogórek is the Group Operations Director at Stock Spirits Group. Prior to their current position, they worked as a Finance and Business Consultant at Dr Gerard Sp. z o.o from June 2016 to September 2016. Jakub was also the Finance & Optimization Director CEE, Russia & Baltics (Integrated Supply Chain Cluster Controller) at AkzoNobel Decorative Paints from April 2008 to January 2016.

At AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, they oversaw continuous process improvement in production and logistics operations, covering lean principles implementation. Jakub cultivated financial business partnerships for supply chain across the region and served as a member of the regional management team, including analyses of potential acquisition targets. Jakub successfully led the preparation and execution of investment processes.

Jakub supervised procurement operations, encompassing managing relationships, evaluating contract performance, making changes/corrections as appropriate, and closing out contracts. Jakub was accountable for heading regional / project teams with four direct and five indirect reports.

During their time at AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, they presented the supply chain cost budget for six consecutive years worth €25M. Jakub also managed to reduce material utilisation losses to plan and deliver 1% savings on raw and packaging materials (€1M). In addition, they boosted production cost within Russian plant, leading to decrease costs from €0.318/L to €0.20/L, whilst maintaining volume flat from 2011 to 2014.

Jakub developed a local team of financial controllers and FP&A support from ground up, enabling execution of financial and non-financial results in line with budgets. Jakub also planned and implemented processes in logistics, covering transport and warehousing in EMEA and provided effective cost control and savings of 1.2% (nominal savings of €1M per annum). Lastly, they spearheaded a project with a budget of €22M and secured costs saving of €6.6M annually (€1.2M in CZ, EBITDA improvement 9%, €4.2M in PL, EBITDA improvement 4%, €1.2M in HU, and EBITDA improvement 10%).

Jakub Ogórek has a Master's in finance and banking from Cracow University of Economics as well as a European Master of Business Sciences from ESC Le Havre.

Jakub Ogórek works with Marco Alberizzi - Managing Director, Italy, Małgorzata Jaworska - CIO, and Marek Sypek - Managing Director, Poland. Jakub Ogórek reports to Jean-Christophe Coutures, CEO.


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