Josh Davis, Principal
Josh specializes in operational turnarounds, multi-asset transformations and operational due diligence services. Working throughout Australia, Asia, Europe, MENA and North America over the last 15-years, his industry experiences include agriculture, construction, energy, hospitality, industrial, materials and mining.
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Embedded within the sales and marketing team, delivered $16M of annualized EBITDA by developing and implementing a revised commercial excellence strategy, including a segmented pricing tool, simplification of the sales structure, new performance management system, improved data analytical capabilities and targeted sales training.
Representing the owner’s team, embedded performance improvement teams within the critical path work packages to focus all stakeholders on work package readiness, construction work rate and upcoming critical path activities. After 2 months, piping productivity had increased by 35% as a result of the new construction management system.
Representing the civil contractor, implemented a frontline management system, engineering readiness approach and critical path reduction process that resulted in 3 months being saved on the critical path as productivity increased by 25% in the field.
Working alongside the COO, identified opportunities to increase field technician productivity by improving the dispatch system along with a new performance management system for 200+ technicians. After 3 months, technician productivity had increased 20% resulting in $6M of annualized cost savings.
Working on behalf of the sponsor, conducted operational due diligence on a proposed merger of two U.S. based hospitality products suppliers. In 4 weeks our team identified $9.0M in cost savings within logistics, warehousing and SG&A.
Engaged by the CEO, identified opportunities to increase asset performance across 500+ locations in Australia, Africa, North American and South America. After 9 months of leading the team, increased asset productivity by 10% – 25% across the entire portfolio resulting in $25M of EBITDA gains after the first 12 months.
Engaged by the CFO to identify commercial and operational opportunities that did not require capital expenditure. The result was $7.5M of annualized EBITDA gains by developing a new customer segmentation model with tiered service levels, simplifying the sales & operations planning system and increasing back-office productivity.
After the loss of the key customer due to service level breaches, developed a strategy for & advised the management team on their sales and operations planning function.
Engaged by the Mine Manager, delivered $4.5M in annualized EBITDA by reducing breakdowns by 23% through improved maintenance planning, amendments to the maintenance strategy, field force productivity and frontline performance management systems and improved alignment with operations, including management.