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Management Manager

Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501, United States
March 22, 2011

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**** ******** ***** . **** *****, Iowa 50501

630-***-**** .


Highly accomplished, results-oriented, with more than 10 years of

demonstrated success in analyzing, coordinating, and executing strategic

purchasing, warehouse operations, procurement, and sourcing procedures for

multibillion dollar pharmaceutical and consumer goods corporations. Well-

equipped with MBA and extensive background in category management, supplier

selection and relationship management, quality and cost control, and cGMP,

DEA, OSHA, DOT, FDA, USDA standards.

1. Experience in directing large-scale operations and delivering on-time,

top-quality performance, sustainable revenue improvements, and millions

in direct cost savings.

1. Lead and motivate high-performance teams, uniting all parties on common

tactics and goals.

1. Proven scheduling, organizational, guidance, and negotiation skills;

demonstrated through skillful purchasing and inventory management of $230

million+ annually.

2. Experience working in processing a plant using various equipment.

3. Experience leading and management of central storerooms that stocks

operations support items.

4. Experience in the hedging of natural gas and participating in

curtailment programs.

5. Experience in the purchase of large scale manufacturing packaging,

filling and material handling equipment.

6. Developed sourcing strategy to reduce the number of suppliers and

provide leverage.

Material, Equipment, Supply, Service Procurement . Contract Bidding,

Negotiations, Management . Budget Management . Team Leadership & Motivation

. Supplier Development . Strategic Planning Inventory Management .

Vendor/Supplier Relations . Third Party Distribution . Continuous Process

Improvement . Chemicals, Packaging and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients



Dodge, Iowa/St. Joseph, Missouri . 2008-Present

Manager Capital, Construction and MRO

Lead the indirect team for Capital, construction and MRO in the planned

execution of supplier selection and development of contracts, bid packages

to support the on-going business strategies. Responsible for $230-260

million annually spend for all USA Vetmedia locations.

Associate Director / Director of Purchasing & Warehousing

Provided decisive leadership and direction for purchasing operations

totaling $175-$200 million annually. Planned and executed supplier

selection and development, contracts, quality and cost control, and goods

receipt/distribution. Solicit bids, negotiated prices, and administer

contracts. Forecast costs, availability, and sustainability of materials,

equipment, supplies, and services. Supervised and motivated 5 direct and 39

indirect reports, promoting maximum productivity, efficiency, and quality.

Oversaw storage and distribution of raw materials and packaging to regional

manufacturing sites, distribution centers, third party packagers,

international affiliates, and customer locations. Monitored and maintained

compliance with cGMP, DEA, OSHA, DOT, FDA CVM guidelines.

Specific Accomplishments:

1. Led team in generating $3 million annual savings through strategic

negotiations and overall efficiency/productivity improvements.

1. Spearheaded multiple process improvement initiatives; optimizing

operations while obtaining management buy-in for process implementation.


EDDIE WADE . Page 2 .

3. Established strategic vendor/supplier relationships and increased number

of dual source suppliers; developing performance-based, low-cost

solutions and negotiating win-win agreements.

3. Formulated and instituted strategic vision, policies, and best practices

for procurement and Warehouse functions.

3. Led group transformation from tactical to strategic purchasing;

resulting in increased productivity and cost savings

3. Sourced transportation to reduce shipping cost.

3. Performed value-engineering analyses to support ongoing performance

improvement and cost reduction.

MORTON GROVE PHARMACEUTICAL, Morton Grove, Illinois . 2007-2008

Senior Buyer

Held full accountability for planning, controlling, and directing

purchasing activities for Manufacturing, Research and Development

Department, consistently ensuring compliance with MGP standard operating

procedures, GMPs, and FDA/DEA requirements. Developed and implemented

strategic buying policies and procedures. Assessed supply/inventory

options to determine best sourcing solutions. Identified and qualified new

suppliers, raw materials, component, and packaging supplies. Negotiated

pricing, contracts, and SLAs. Analyzed and prioritized APIs for submission

to quality and regulatory groups for qualification.

Specific Accomplishments:

1. Key contributor to new project development, skillfully compiling and

tracking critical supplier information.

1. Introduced proactive management techniques to strengthen focus on cost

avoidance and elimination within each sourcing process.

1. Conducted high powered contract negotiations to drive achievement of

corporate growth and savings initiatives; including establishment of

fleet program and lower price for 9 active pharmaceutical ingredients


1. Delivered 26% reduction in copier costs by negotiating new copier

contracts for all facility equipment and service agreements.

UNILEVER, Rolling Meadows, Illinois . 2000-2007

Material Planner / Buyer

Directed procurement and contract/pricing negotiation for raw materials,

chemicals, laboratory suppliers and packaging. Negotiated onsite security

contracts. Executed materials and packaging management and forecasting; and

vendor negotiations/selection. Prepared and evaluated RFPs. Ensured and

maintained adequate stock inventory levels to consistently meet operational


Specific Accomplishments:

1. Defined and directed standard purchasing procedures and departmental

work processes, goals, objectives, and success factors.

1. Devised and implemented strategic and tactical action plans utilizing a

business approach to focus on improving operational performance, reducing

costs, and driving profitability.

1. Produced 15% savings on service contracts.

1. Negotiated and selected new facilities service provider, resulting in

20% cost reduction.

1. Developed source agreements that contributed to increased profits by

standardizing contracts and improving purchasing programs.


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Additional career history with Unilever includes roles as Pilot Laboratory

Supervisor; and Senior Quality Assurance Technician (Prior to 2000).


Master of Business Administration

Bachelor of General Studies

Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, Illinois


Institute of Supply Management

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