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Supply Chain Manager

Sullivan, Missouri, United States
January 17, 2018

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Matthew Theissen, B.A., Finance, M.A., Purchasing 636-***-**** St. Louis, MO

Background Summary

De-risked key programs by developing strategic stakeholders and long-term partnerships goals.

Managed life-cycle activities for highly visibilities projects, saving $750,000 in total delivered cost.

Executed project planning from initiations to project closing for all new products.

Managed detailed project tracking using appropriate tools to report at specific mild stones.

Interacted with senior leadership and stakeholders on Value Stream Mapping initiatives.

Coordinated testing on project locally or internationally for process improvement or managed review process of contracts to improve delivery and pricing for a savings of $150,000

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Core Competency

Implementing corrective actions (8D, 5-Why) improving delivery time and quality up to 10%.

Slashing lead time for key purchased electrical components by up to 6 weeks, saving $1.1M.

Introduced 7-Step of Strategy Sourcing with 5 Forces Model to improve long term pricing, 8%.

Drastically reducing supply base by up to 50 suppliers in 12 months, saving $250,000.

Team building skills used to persuaded staff what necessary tools were needed for inventory.

Improving relationships with key suppliers resulting in 30% less inventory through JIT deliveries.

World-class Procurement & Supply Chain Leadership


Horizon Industries, Tyler TX

(A leading manufacturer of napkins and nonwoven products, with 100% on time delivery and 99% quality rating, employing primarily blind and visually impaired associates.)

Instituted best practices of “3 days early and 0 days late” reducing inventory $270,000.

Saved $75,000 in procurement costs through suppliers’ performance improvement.

Mitigated stock-out risks through supplier consolidation that also saved $120,000 in inventory.

Negotiated vendor-stocking contracts with offshore suppliers, cutting inventory $310,000.

Improved departments communications with presentation skills training for 3 key associates.

Partnered by communicating necessary requirements with IT on upgrading forecast reporting tools resolving issues or conflicts before escalation for new ERP system within team.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER [10/14 - 12/15]

Sourcing Solutions, St. Louis, MO

(A sourcing project management company engaging small and midsize companies to improve supply chain delivery.)

Applied demand sensing and shaping techniques improving ROI 6% in 9 months.

Consolidated project scope using business cases to improve project performance.

Renegotiated total procurement costs down with existing suppliers 8%, using Getting to Yes!

Applied 7-step strategy process with 5 Forces Model to improve long term pricing.

Lead a team of 3 to improve and deliver intercompany process improvements.

oLeft in favor of a higher level of responsibility and career growth.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER [09/13 - 10/14]

GKN Aerospace, St. Louis, MO

(A $10 billion company that builds highly engineered aerospace and drivetrain components in 15 countries)

Developed strategic supplier scorecard for process improvements of monthly metric tracking.

Established vision for purchasing department with key outside stakeholders thru collaboration that maintained project goals allowing the team to stay focus and upbeat even in adverse situations.

Led purchasing department’s VAVE discussions, reviewing 15 projects, saving $250,000.

Managed and coached 10 direct and 2 indirect Buyers.

Developed skills training programs for 3 employees reducing internal errors by 15%.

oDue to financial difficulties, the company had laid off a lot of employees.

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Parker Hannifin Corporation, Sporlan Division, Washington, MO

(A 7 plant, $300M Division of a $13B diversified global leader and manufacturer of motion and control technologies with 312 manufacturing operations in 43 countries)

Consulted with internal and external business partners to define and clarify business cases that lead to budgets and statement of work for project development plan.

Improved RPPM, OTD and cost by average 10% by resolving chronic supplier issues.

Cut inventory $350,000 by renegotiating lead times for key purchased components.

Eliminated 35 out of 350 suppliers over 3 years, cutting inventory 10%

Provided better forecasting to suppliers by working with Operations, cutting inventory $750,000.

Participated in several Kaizen team events, improving average OTD from key suppliers 75% to 94%.

Partnered proactively with suppliers in developing new products with Marketing, saving $95,000 in cost.

Streamlined Procure to Pay for 5 sites reducing receiving errors $55,000 annually.

Proactively advanced a mature product VAVE initiative that allowed continued sales of $5M.

oLeft to assume a higher level of responsibility.

MATERIALS BUYER [01/05 - 11/06]

Hubbell Power System, Aiken, SC

(A $3.5 billion company that designs, manufactures and sells electrical and electronic products for non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications)

Negotiated strategic pricing for corrugated products reducing procurement cost $480,000.

Collaborated with engineering to identify all UL materials polices and reduce materials cost 10%.

Improved inventory turns from 8 to 10 by developing closer and long-term partnerships with suppliers.

Partnered with Planning, improving OTD to customers from 82% to 95%.

oLeft to join a highly-respected global organization, well-known for its Lean program.

BUYER PLANNER [08/01 - 12/04]

Global Technical Solutions, St. Louis, MO

(Contract employment agency during graduate school)

Negotiated pricing for national and international contracts to reduce cost by $123,000.

Used expert team building skills to be liaison between department and project along with outside customer information.

Education & Training

Webster University MA - Purchasing/Business Strategy 2004

Saint Louis University BS/BA - Finance/Accounting 1989

Charted Institute of Purchasing & Supply Certification 2 out of 4 classes completed

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