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Supply Chain Project Manager

Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254, United States
May 23, 2010

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Darrin Batchelor CPM

**** *. ***** ***** *****, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

602-***-**** ?


An accomplished supply chain professional with a range of experience from

start-up to multi-national corporations in various industry sectors.

Dynamic departmental and cross-functional team leadership with the ability

to review and redefine business procurement and manufacturing operations;

created systems and processes that are innovative, results-driven and

directly impact profitability. Demonstrated success with programs that

range from production planning through implementation of global strategic

sourcing restructuring initiatives with financial results that

significantly improve the bottom line. Extensive experience and expertise


Project/Cross Functional Leadership Supply Chain Strategic

Planning & Development

Win-Win Contract Negotiations Distribution/Logistics

Supplier Management/Partnership Cost Reduction Modeling

ERP/MRP System Implementation Inventory Analysis & Control

Outsourcing Capability Assessment Performance Metrics

Global Sourcing Start-up Operations

Quality Assurance Manufacturing/Production


Process Mapping, Value Stream, Kaizen Six Sigma Green Belt/Lean



. Developed strategic sourcing process including tactical support in the

areas of supplier audits, financial analysis, cost modeling, and

supplier agreements for a new solar energy start-up company.

. Provided cross functional team leadership in all aspects of supply

chain management assuring adherence to stakeholder requirements.

. Negotiated and implemented $1.5 billion in supplier agreements with a

documented 50% cost reduction vendor commitment over 5 years.

. Managed the annual materials spend budget of a public electric utility

in excess of $50 million dollars and capital construction projects of

over $400 million dollars. Negotiated a $15 million dollar settlement

of disputed change orders against plant construction project, avoiding

costly litigation.

. Implemented an ERP/MRP system to rapidly drive efficiencies in

production planning and procurement. Reduced transactional purchasing

by 25%.

. Evaluated, negotiated and implemented numerous domestic and

international sourcing decisions. Results included a $450,000 savings

on a $2.5 million dollar account and a $400,000 saving on a $2 million

dollar account.

. Drove a demand-driven replenishment methodology in a manufacturing

environment and transitioned 65% of all parts to a "Pull" ordering

system; Kanban, Sequence-delivery.

. Reduced inventory by over $4 million dollars by conducting "ABC"

analysis of parts, pricing and delivery and negotiating consignments

of inventory with offshore suppliers.

. Planned, laid out and managed the installation of a new manufacturing

machining department including negotiation with UAW in the

reclassification of employees.


Stirling Energy Systems, Scottsdale, AZ

August 2008 - Present

Director, North American Supply Chain

As part of the start-up management team, responsible for the initial

development of the strategic sourcing process and the tactical

implementation of all procurement procedures and tools for this solar

energy company start-up. Provided leadership to cross functional teams

through the sourcing process by defining business needs, setting long term

business goals, and development of the sourcing strategy that fulfilled all

stakeholder requirements.

Public Services Company of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM December

2005 - July 2008

Sourcing Manager

Responsible for all sourcing and contracting activity for the power

generation division of this public utility. Annual material and contracted

service spend in excess of $50M. Capital construction projects budgeted at

over $400M. Key contributions include; successful construction of a new

power plant and major environmental upgrade projects ($138M and $310M

respectively), and implementation of Strategic Sourcing process.

General Technology Corporation, Albuquerque, NM February

2005 - December 2005

Director, Supply Chain

As part of this Crane owned company I provided oversight on all aspects of

strategic sourcing, procurement and logistics in a contract manufacturing

environment. Direct reports included: master scheduling, production

control, project estimation and quoting, strategic sourcing, production

procurement, MRO procurement, shipping, receiving, and warehouse. Key

accomplishment was the implementation of an ERP/MRP system. Utilized e-

commerce tools to effectively drive strategic sourcing of 30% of the

commodity base realizing an immediate 10% in cost reduction.

John Deere, Dubuque, IA March

1998 - February 2005

Held various positions of increasing responsibility.

Materials Manager November 2001

- February 2005

Managed the efficient performance of the supply chain supporting the build

to demand production of G-Series Backhoes including purchasing, master

scheduling (MRP) and material management functions. Scope of

responsibilities includes 9 direct reports managing 150+ suppliers and

$300M+ annual purchases.

Human Resources Administrator November

2000 - October 2001

As part of the management rotational training program I served as the Human

Resources Administrator for the Supply Management Division. I developed

and managed the recruiting, hiring, staffing, and career development

policies for this 200+ person organization.

Production Supervisor and Project Manager

March 1998 - October 2000

Managed the planning, layout, and development of a new CNC machining

department. This included the installation of all machines (including a

new $3.1M G&L machining center), negotiating necessary changes to work

classifications with the UAW, and developing relationships with local trade


US Army September 1987

- March 1998

Armor Officer

Started as an Infantry Private and worked my way to the rank of Captain.

Honorable Discharge.


Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO United States Military

Academy, West Point, NY

Masters of Engineering, Industrial Engineering Bachelor of

Science, Operations Research

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