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Name: Mitch
Position: Manager, Supply Chain Operations
Year Started at Rain Bird: 1987
Rain Bird Location: Azusa, CA
Education: BS Accounting/Economics – Claremont Men’s College; MBA – Cal Poly Pomona

Why work at Rain Bird?

I have had the opportunity to work with incredible people with varied educational and cultural backgrounds.  Over my career at Rain Bird I have been given a lot of opportunities to work in different areas to enhance my skills.

How has working for Rain Bird benefited your career growth?

I have had the opportunity to do many different jobs during my career at Rain Bird.  I have been in accounting, manufacturing, distribution/warehousing, operations, international customer service, marketing, international credit and international travel.  I have really enjoyed being a part of different parts of the company.

What are the most important traits to be successful at Rain Bird?

You need to have the ability to multi-task and think quickly on your feet.

Career Path at Rain Bird:

  • Corporate Accounting Manager
  • Director of Finance & Administration, International
  • Distribution Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Operations Project Manager - Corporate
  • Manager, Supply Chain Operations

What are your top areas of responsibility or key activities for your current role?

  1. Fiscal responsibility for the Distribution Centers
  2. Customer Service – External & Internal
  3. Safety
  4. Corporate Demand Planning Process
  5. Corporate MRP Standardization across all of the Plants
  6. Leadership – developing people for future career opportunities