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Management Professional Experience

Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
January 20, 2018

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Terre Haute, IN 47805

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A results oriented degreed professional with over twenty five years purchasing, inventory management and supervisory experience. Dedicated to cost reduction, quality, and maintaining high service levels. Ability to communicate well with internal departments and all levels of management.


TRW AUTOMOTIVE, Marshall, IL 2015-Present

Global manufacturer of electronic automotive equipment

Material Analyst/Planner (2015-Present)

Responsible for forecasting, purchasing, logistics and inventory of $22 million of electronic components.

● Responsible for TRW braking unit material planning.

● Monitor supplier performance and capacity.

● Maintain SAP data relevant to production scheduling.

● Use SAP to generate spot buys and blanket orders as needed.

● Use Excel spread sheets to create production trackers which predict

when shortages will occur. (Pivot tables & V-lookups).

● Coordinate with Engineering and Manufacturing to schedule prototype

and pre- production builds.

● Responsible for reducing inbound and outbound premium freight.

TAGLEEF INDUSTRIES, Terre Haute, IN 2001-2015 2001-

Industry leader in the polypropylene packaging industry

Material Planner (Nov 2008-Oct 2015)

Responsible for forecasting, purchasing, logistics and inventory of over $12 million

of polypropylene per month.

Maintain and update MRP system for forecasting.

Use SAP ERP system for inventory, planning and purchasing.

Work closely with railroad (CSX) to maintain optimum inventories on site and at offsite lease yards.

Work with Director of Procurement to insure target inventory levels for maximum cost savings depending on market conditions.

Buyer (Nov 2002 –Nov 2008)

Responsible for negotiating contracts and procuring products and services for 4

Plants in Terre Haute, IN and a plant in Covington, VA.

Use Baan MRP system to buy raw materials, packaging and storeroom items.

Assisted in negotiations for packaging, filtration products, temporary employment services, and food vending services contracts.

COLUMBIA HOUSE, Terre Haute, IN 1988 - 2001

Industry leader in the direct mailing of music, video, and DVD products.

Buyer and Inventory Analyst (1995-2001)

Responsible for negotiating contracts, procuring, and maintaining $10 million inventory of forms, envelopes, and other related products for facilities in Terre Haute, IN, Bloomington, IN, Toronto, Canada, and Colorado City, CO. Used Peoplesoft, Odyssey, and Formos purchasing and inventory systems.

Saved over $700,000 from 1998-2001 by developing alternate sources of supplies.

Developed custom Excel spreadsheets, which utilized forecasts, warehouse capacity and waste levels to obtain the optimum amount of product to be ordered.


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management – May 1982

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Concentration: Materials Management & Production Management

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