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Procurement, Supply Chain, Materials, Operations

Location:
Seattle, Washington, 98204, United States
Salary:
75,000
Posted:
April 20, 2010
Email:
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Contact Info:
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RICHARD JIMENEZ
**** **** *** **** #****, Everett, WA 98204
Home: 425.***.**** Cell: 425-***-****
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CPM, APICS-CPIM, SIX SIGMA-BLACK BELT…
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$475M + Savings~ $225M Annual Spend ~ $51M P&L~ $2.5B Revenue~ 400% Profits
SENIOR PROCUREMENT
SUPPLY CHAIN / MATERIALS / OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE
STRATEGIC SOURCING / GLOBAL PROCUREMENT / PROCUREMENT REVITALIZATION / PROJECT MANAGEMENT / HIGH-TECH LEAN MANUFACTURING / LOGISTICS / LEADERSHIP / SUSTAINABILITY
“Innovative Executive with over 20 Years Experience Spearheading Supply Chain Enterprise-Level Strategies, Organizational Initiatives, Operations & Objectives, overlooked by others…”
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Accomplished Executive offering more than twenty five years of professional experience in the design, development and deployment of global business strategies and multi-national supply chain implementations… Developing and implementing strategic sourcing, tactical procurement, contract management strategies, project management programs, and policies. Collaborate with global business leadership to improve supply sources, landed costs, and other processes to meet corporate requirements. Formulate process optimization plans, manage supplier relationships and implement best practices. Strategies have consistently and successfully delivered a positive impact of total cost, revenue generation and profitability. Excellent communication, motivation, team building, and mentoring skills… Areas of expertise include:

 Assessment & Qualification
 Change Management
 Contracts Negotiations
 Continuous Improvement Strategies
 Cost Containment & Reduction
 Data & Root Cause Analysis
 e-Commerce / e-Auction tools
 FAR, DFAR, ITAR
 Focused Factory
 Global Sourcing
 Global Transportation Logistics
 Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
 Implementation & Optimization
 Inventory/Production Control
 Just-In-Time (JIT)
 Lean Manufacturing
 Logistics
 Operations Management
 Materials Management
 Mentoring & Leadership
 New Product Introduction
 P&L Control / Budgeting
 Purchasing / Procurement Technologies
 Point-of-Use Inventory
 Project/Program Management
 Quality Management System ISO 9001-2000
 SAP / MRP / MPS /ERP
 Lean Six-Sigma
 Spend Analysis
 Strategic Sourcing
 Strategic Master Planning
 Supply Chain Management
 Supplier Development
 Team Building
 Team Leadership
 Theory of Constraints
 Third Party Warehousing (3PL)
 Total Quality Management (TQM)
 Value Steam Mapping
 Vendor Managed Inventory


HIGHLIGHTS OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Strategic Outsourcing / Project Management
 Executing senior level procurement experience in designing strategic supply chain programs to leverage local and global volumes, accountable for $2.5 Billion in revenue and $225 Million in materials and services.
 Extensive international supply chain experience in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Mexico and in rapid growth/changing emerging markets.
 Instrumental in leading implementation of supplier partnership programs that provided competitive advantage while ensuring premium quality supply and a reduction of total system costs by utilizing open book and cost unbundling strategies.
 Specialized in procuring materials, outsourcing, numerous commodities, indirect material, capital equipment, E-Commerce, fleet and strategic consulting activities.
 Instrumental in leading implementations of E-sourcing technologies for auctions, bidding, contract management, spend analysis and approvals, project management, and key metric reporting.
Cost Saving
 Re-engineered procurement and supply chain functions to improve customer focus and competitive advantage. Resulting in the development of cost savings initiatives, commodities hedging and forecasting programs with a career saving of $475 Million.
Operations Management
 Instrumental in leading the plant roll out of several new systems of supply chain management, enterprise resource planning and logistics supply programs that decreased WIP by 50%, Increased on time shipments from 70% to 98.6%, increased business by $300 Million.
 Successfully implemented ISO 9001-2000 and TQM processes across various business units. Developed and implemented supplier quality system training utilizing tools such as FMEA, APQP, and PAPP.
Lean Manufacturing
 Implemented lean manufacturing processes; supplier-managed inventory, value stream mapping, defined standard work elements, simplified processes, implemented 5S and TPM, implemented material point-of-use kanbans, focus factory and by implementing a production control methodologies with a finite capacity planning model.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT 2008 – Present
KOCER CONSULTING & ENGINEERING L.L.C. – Seattle, WA
Executing management services to clients by providing “hands-on” business consulting; in the areas of: supply chain management, supplier development programs, global sourcing programs, contracts, make versus buy decisions, cost modeling, operations, project management, lean manufacturing, kaizen, events, performance metrics, plant layouts, quality, distribution and logistics.

Selected Consultative Projects:

Strategic Advisor to Corporate VP of Operations – Retained to provide strategic supply chain management, and purchasing support, by indentifying and analyzing areas for improvement.
 Accomplished supplier selection and rationalization processes and procedures to support lean manufacturing supply chain initiatives, negotiation of long term agreements, leverage of spend across the supply chain enterprise, reduction in total cost of ownership, and developed supplier continuous improvement program, resulting in a significant cost savings of $240,000.

Strategic Advisor to President/CEO – Providing professional consulting support, by developing and implementing improvements to supply chain and purchasing practices, receiving, inventory control, distribution operations, and planning for future operational support.
 Revamped inventory management by installing an automated storage and retrieval systems.
 Developed and implemented a successful distribution and logistics flow with (3PL) third party logistics providers.
 Instrumental in streamlining work flow processes in; supply chain, purchasing, receiving, inventory, and distribution.
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OPERATIONS PROJECT MANAGER 2007 – 2008
B/E AEROSPACE – Marysville, WA
Managed strategic, tactical, operational and decision support aspects – process approach in project / program management, process mapping, process design/reengineering, quality documentation, process/quality auditing for United Airlines programs 747, 757, 767 and 777 in operations, providing business and leadership management on multi $51M aerospace integration programs from initiation through delivery.... Provides senior management with regular progress updates and facilitates timely decision-making at all levels to ensure scheduled dates and commitments are met – Directed: 7 direct, 125 indirect reports. Promoted from previous positions: Materials Manager and Production Control Manager reporting to the Vice President of Operations…

Selected Achievements:
 Assumed responsibility for regional plant implementation, applications integrations, support, and training (J. D. Edwards Software) of Enterprise Resource Planning system. Process improvements estimated at more than $7Million in savings.
 Instrumental in the support of new product introduction, by applying material / process improvements of 15% - 40%, resulting in improved quality; client cost reduction and improved efficiencies.
 Led aggressive engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, customer service, reengineering, and change process improving productively by 20% and, cycle-times by 60%.
 Uniquely qualified by the ability to translate vision into strategy, actions and results – overall operational performance and profitability via continuous improvements in productivity, efficiency and accuracy.
 Awarded the position of Production Control Manager, providing the leadership and operational knowledge to ensure timely materials availability to production shop floor by effective management of resources coupled with development and effective execution of MRP / MPS manufacturing plans…
 Delivering productivity improvement of 17% resulting in customer on time shipments, served as a six sigma champion to the operating manufacturing business unit…
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CORPORATE PURCHASING MANAGER 2005 – 2006
KB HOME – Las Vegas, NV
Developed and executed strategic sourcing plans for leading residential home construction provider with annual sales of $11 Billion. Responsibility for Nevada revenues of $2.5 Billion with procurement responsibility of well over $225 Million, supporting 50 KB Home communities throughout Nevada... Directed and supervised purchasing group of 25 (Purchasing Agents, Purchasing Assists, Planners, Legal, Insurance and Administrative Support)

Selected Achievements:
 Reduced materials cost by 18% by negotiating and establishing continuous improvement / process improvement programs with key supply partners (Milgard Windows and Doors, Capital Cabinets -MasterBrand, KB Framers) resulting in a cost saving of $405,000.
 Implementation of a purchasing departmental cost saving incentive program for FY-06 with a projected cost saving of $22 Million.
 Regional corporate responsibility of global enterprise systems (J. D. Edwards Enterprise One/E1) planning, development, implementation, applications integrations, support, and training across all functions.

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CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT & FLEET MANAGEMENT 2003 – 2005
STS/UTILIQUEST L.L.C. – Atlanta, GA
Spearheaded corporate purchasing and fleet management; responsibilities for the development of centralizing purchasing and fleet management, policies, procedures, vehicle acquisition, registrations and disposals supporting a nationwide fleet of 5000 vehicles with corporate asset management responsibilities of $200 Million , annual procurement spend of $25 Million – reported to the Chief Financial Officer.

Selected Achievements:
 Negotiated a large Fleet Procurement agreement with Daimler-Chrysler that captured combined cost savings of $7.6 Million per year with a total 5 year cost saving over $38 Million for Fleet vehicles.
 Developed strategic suppliers and negotiated contract agreements to reduce the number of vendors from 165+ to a group of 25 core supply partners resulting in cost savings of $1.5 Million.
 Strategically negotiated a 28% cost reduction in phone service contracts that consistently decreased annual overhead expenditures by approximately $350,000.
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CORPORATE STRATEGIC SOURCING MANAGER 2001 – 2003
LITHONIA LIGHTING (Acuity Brands Company) – Conyers, GA
Recruited to manage sourcing for global leader manufacturing the largest lighting equipment supply for commercial, industrial, outdoor, and residential applications... Oversaw multiple commodities for six electronic cost centers across (9) domestic and international facilities with $55 Million budget. Challenged to develop and implement innovative global sourcing strategies to sustain operational support to steer quality production; identified and drove opportunities for commodity expansion.

Selected Achievements:
 Developed and implemented powerful strategies that captured combined savings of over $7 Million for electrical hardware, and PC boards though e-Auction tools “e-Breviate”.
 Accomplished Q6 Black Belt Six-Sigma Certification — applied Six-Sigma methodology to manage and improve project results—exceeded productivity and performance figures.
 Appointed sourcing project team leader to develop global supply partners in China and Mexico that resulted in a combined savings of over $15 Million.
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CORPORATE STRATEGIC SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 1990 – 2001
HERMAN MILLER, INC. – Zeeland, MI
Appointed to forefront corporate procurement of $73 Million in raw materials for regional manufacturing and distribution facility of global Fortune 500 Company producing $1.8 Billion in office furniture... Planned and coordinated production schedules, and oversaw inventory investment. Trained and supervised cross-functional staff of eight. Prior role as Materials Manager encompassed directing procurement for over $15 Million in raw materials, and MRO capital equipment for facility in Dayton, NJ.

Selected Achievements:
 Instrumental for leading the following commodities: Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Titanium Machining, Die Casting, Dies, Chemical, Paints, Finishes, Copper, Plastics, Glass, Fiberglass, Casegoods-Wood, Fabrics, Leather, Hardware, Electronics, Harnesses, Packaging and many more………
 Instrumental in leading the plant roll out of several new systems including, Baan/I2Rhythm (manufacturing planning software system), and Top Tier e-procurement SAP portal supply chain system.
 Catalyst for aggressively enabling the use of logistic warehousing standards to simplifying the process, eliminating unneeded reconfiguration and reducing warehousing of finish goods product, bringing a total cost avoidance savings of $1.7 Million.
 Developed sourcing strategies and led negotiation teams that successfully reduced the cost of direct materials by over $30 Million. Savings were achieved by leveraging a sound understanding of the supply market, aggressive negotiations and effective market intelligence.
 Developed and implemented a corporate wide Supplier Development Program, resulting in seven key areas of performance: Quality, Delivery and Replenishment, Total Cost, Technology Enabled, Service and Support, Social Responsibility, Applied Continuous Improvement.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY (Raytheon Company) – Carlsbad, CA
Earlier experiences include Production & Materials Manager for a Fortune 100 Aerospace defense contractor and Industrial Corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in defense systems and defense and commercial...

Directed a diversified group of union production team members & salaried personal throughout all stages of manufacturing operations including materials, purchasing and scheduling... Manufacturing a wide array of aerospace components, cables, harnesses, printed circuit board assemblies, mechanical assemblies, automated high –precision assembly, optoelectronic, RF, wireless, Infrared, lasers and microelectronic systems.
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UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES

Branch of Military: United States Navy Clearance Held: Top Secret Honorable Discharge

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business Administration (BA) • San Diego State University – San Diego, CA
Studied in Computer Science • Mesa College – San Diego, CA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


APQP - Advanced Product Quality Planning, CPM - Certified Purchasing Manager, CPIM / APICS - Certified in Production Inventory Management, Executive Management Training, FMEA - Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, PAPP - Parts Approval Process, Project Management Training, Quality Management System - ISO 9001-2000, Six Sigma- Certified Black Belt, TQM - Total Quality Management , Training Instructor, Value Engineering


COMPUTER COMPETENCIES

Microsoft Office 97-2003, 2007 & 2010: Certified in (Expert / Advanced): MS Project, MS Excel MS Visio, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS FrontPage, MS Outlook, CAD - Computer Automated Design, Lotus Notes, Primavera, Pro-E, WEB Design


ERP / MRP / MPS SYSTEMS


Ariba System, Ask-Manman Manufacturing System, Bann /I2 Technologies-Rhythm Manufacturing System, e-Breviate System, JD Edwards- AS 400 System, Oracle 11i System, Macola System, Microsoft Dynamics-Navision ERP System, ROI System, SAP/SCM System.