Sae Song is a proven leadership, data, and process expert with 20+ years of experience ranging from his own entrepreneurial start-up to large $1B+ corporations. He has consistently led high-profile, complex corporate projects across various industries including publishing, luxury goods, consumer packaged goods, and cosmetics. He has held various management roles within supply chain, sales planning, and sales operations functions.
Sae started his career at Delmar Thomson Learning in Educational Sales where he exceeded aggressive annual sales goals. After pursuing his MBA, he created his own company that designed and manufactured shoulder bags. He then spent time at Luxottica where he forecast and monitored millions of pieces of product across thousands of SKUs for wholesale inventory. He led initiatives that decreased lead time delivery by 50% (10 days) and decreased net forecast error by 6%.
As the Head of the Sales Planning department at illy caffe, Sae demonstrated his analytical and project management skills. Working closely with supply chain, he was an integral contributor to the forecasting process as he created various models to help project monthly and yearly forecasts. He led monthly business reviews that highlighted business trends, risks, and opportunities. Currently, Sae is streamlining processes and leading projects at a world-renowned cosmetics company known for their commitment to responsible beauty.
Sae has a strong understanding of processes, project management, forecasting, reporting, and data visualization. He’s an influential communicator equipped with a background in analytics and sales. He earned a bachelor’s degree from S.U.N.Y. Albany and a master’s degree from the Deming Scholars Program at Fordham University.