- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
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- United States
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- B.B.A., Accountancy, University of Notre Dame
- Certified Professional in Supply Management
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Illinois CPA Society
- Institute of Supply Management
- Performance Improvement
- Supply Chain Optimization
Bill Stotzer is a Managing Director in the Business Transformation practice, specializing in strategic sourcing, procurement, supply chain and cash flow optimization. Mr. Stotzer has over 20 years experience in finance functions and corporate strategic planning and has worked across a wide range of industries, including retail, wholesale, consumer products and manufacturing.
Mr. Stotzer has led procurement and sourcing optimization projects that generated category savings after completing the spend and opportunity assessment across a wide range of product and services categories. He has assisted companies implement technology tools to drive increased productivity and assisted clients transition their operating model to improve organizational effectiveness. Mr. Stotzer advises executive management teams on sustainable solutions in procurement and supply chain that continue to drive value after the project is completed.
Mr. Stotzer has a proven track record of delivering value for his clients. His experience includes a strategic sourcing assessment of a $60 billion retailer, identifying $350 million of savings opportunities on an indirect spend baseline of $5 billion. Savings categories included freight, transportation, fixture and displays, professional services, facilities construction and maintenance. He led the transformation initiative of information technology cost reduction for a $50 billion retailer, where he negotiated new contracts with key vendors resulting in $38 million in annual savings across software maintenance, hardware, hardware maintenance, application development services, software maintenance services and IT project services. He led a procurement transformation initiative at a $35 billion foodservice wholesale distributor, including an assessment of direct product sourcing, and implementation with the project resulting in strategic sourcing savings for 30 categories representing $1.7 billion in spend, and 12% average savings.
In addition, Mr. Stotzer led the assessment and implementation of cost savings for a $150 million food manufacturing company, where he led the cost reduction effort for corrugated, folding carton and flexible packaging products, protein products and other ingredients, generating 8.5% overall cost savings over a six month period. He also led the assessment and implementation of logistics, chemicals, coatings, industrial oils and MRO supplies for a $11 billion global aluminum manufacturing company. The assessment identified savings of 7%-10% across the categories and the implementation resulted in savings at the high end of the range and included logistics for dry van and flatbed carriers along with global chemical, coatings and lubricating oils.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Stotzer was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”). Prior to joining A&M, he was a senior manager with BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stotzer was responsible for M&A activity as VP Corporate Development for a $300 million regional staffing company. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of a start-up pharmacy benefits management company and CFO of a start-up electric medical records software company.
Mr. Stotzer holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and Indiana, a Certified Professional in Supply Management, and a Project Management Professional. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society and the Institute for Supply Management.