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Manager Management

Cloverdale, Indiana, 46120, United States
August 30, 2017

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Scott Allen – CPSM – Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management


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Cloverdale, IN. 46120

Cell Phone: 765-***-****



Experienced Purchasing Manager with Planning and Scheduling Skills: Manager of supply chain functions and continuous improvement, experience in all aspects and stages of the supply chain, preparing RFQ/RFP, supplier selection, commodity management, strategic negotiations, cost reduction, defining requirements and MRP systems planning.


CPSM – Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management

Institute in Supply Management

Central Indiana I.E.C.

Indianapolis, Indiana


Certificate of Completion – Journeymen’s License

Licensed Electrical Contractor/Master’s License

Top 1% in class


Purchasing Manager Heartland Automotive

March 2017 – Present

• Forecasted levels of demand for services and products and kept a constant check on stock levels

• Conducted research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery, and quality

• Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers

• Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers

• Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided

• Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities

• Develop an ongoing purchasing strategy and communicating that to the buying team

• Training and supervising the work of the buying team

• Conducting meetings and strategic planning with plant management team

Master Scheduler l Firestone/Bridgestone Building Products

January 2016 – March 2017

• Worked with Strategic Purchasing/suppliers and the production units to ensure that component and production lead times are challenged and reduced to the lowest possible level in keeping with agreed distribution strategies

• Maintain and improve inventory to allow forecasts to be accurately translated into manufacturing production schedules in support of Company’s business objectives

• Interface with assigned Manufacturing production units to ensure the implementation and use of the policy driven, most efficient, and cost effective manufacturing strategies by product type

Material Requirements Planning Controller (Buyer) l Rolls-Royce NA

April 2012 – January 2016

• Responded to demand changes by providing customer requirements in line with the company Commitment Acceptance process

• Ensured supplier delivery commitments are reflected in MRP system (SAP), respond to supplier inquires and management adherence of production.

• Exception Messages to ensure delivery to plan, including new parts introduction in line with all the relevant processes including use of the “Supply Chain Proforma”.

• Ensured process compliance using of company standard systems, processes and reports to resolve potential delivery hazards.

• Led business reviews with suppliers for requirements being met considering on Quality, total cost and delivery.

Industrial Buyer l Sealed Air Corporation – Cryovac Division

April 2008 – April 2012

• Buyer/planner: capital equipment, direct materials, raw materials, repair parts and facility support services for the rotational food packaging industry.

• Negotiated cost savings for 85% for products and materials with negotiating long term fixed pricing contracts of 1-5 years.

• Duties included: establish and maintain long-term relationships with buyers, engineers and maintenance personnel in target market industries.

• Engaged in negotiations with vendors (some globally) in the plastics industry to create complex deals and assisted plant in the identification of niche projects that met their specific requirements.

• Managed and/or provided training and guidance to Purchasing and Inventory personnel consisting of (2) Maintenance Storeroom Clerks, (1) Materials Supervisor, (1) Inventory Manager and (1) Shipping Clerk.

• Accompanied vendors and clients during visits to the plant for inspections of products, process, and advising them on the suitability and value of the current product on hand.

• Employed system and process changes to SAP programs, including training, Master Data, Buyer Messages, Packaging Rebates, Business Warehouse, Outline Agreements, etc.

• Coordinated with shippers and warehouse regarding shipping order details, trade terms (Inco Terms), routing, schedules, methods of transportation, export declaration and invoicing, etc. Managed daily spend procurement card with a 400,000 dollar monthly limit. Established contracts with many vendors to include but not limited to: Dow Chemical, Ineos-Nova, Mitsui Chemical, McMaster-Carr, Motion Industries, Concept Packaging, Next Generation, and many more.

• Proficient with SAP, Word, and Excel.


Industrial Electrician – Cryovac/Sealed Air Corporation, Indianapolis, IN.

• Troubleshooting, installation, inspection, demolition, of all facets of the electrical field.

• Managed multiple electrical projects – functioned as an individual contributor as well as in a supervisory role.

• Oversight of Motor Controls and management of Three-Phase power systems.

• Operated powered vehicles to include Raymond lifts, and forked lifts.

Owner/Manager of Trinity Staffing, Inc. (1996 – 2000)

• Supplied Respiratory Therapists and Nursing personnel to local hospitals on an hourly basis - managed 80 employees on a daily basis to include scheduling, payroll, training, and employee development.


U.S. Army 6 years active duty – Expert Field Medical Badge, 2 Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Ribbon (Iraq War – Desert Storm), 2 letters of Appreciation (U.S. Army)


Operator Training – Aerial Platforms

CPR and Lifesaving Training

10 Hour OSHA training

Journeyman Electrician

Master Electrician

Lean Six Sigma (Yellow Belt)

CPSM – Certified Professional in Supply Management

Member of the ISM(Institute of Supply Management)

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