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Purchasing Manager

Placentia, California, 92870, United States
January 24, 2018

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Placentia, CA 92870

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Zodiac Aerospace – Carson, CA

**/** – 10/17: Purchasing Manager, with staff of thirteen, reporting to VP of Supply Chain

Managing $85MM+ spend on direct and indirect

Reduced inventory from $48MM to $41.5MM in 11 months by use of purchase cycle classifications

Maintained supplier OTD = 93%, DPPM < 6%, with less than 3 suppliers actively on PIP at all times

Reduced supplier base from 420 to 342 suppliers, while maintaining, < 6 suppliers actively on PIP

Successfully participated in passing Procurement Department audits for (2) AS9100C accreditations and prepared/improved procedures and demonstrated risk management by use of questionnaires resulting in specific plan, do, check, act timeline logs

Supported subcontract managers at local BU and domestic sites with data mining and negotiations

HITCO Carbon Composites – Gardena, CA

8/13 – 9/15: Purchasing Manager, with staff of four, reporting to Director of Supply Chain

Managed $65MM+ spend on direct and indirect

Improved department efficiency by increasing SAP reorder point auto requisitions from 31% to 46%

Reduced department headcount by 33% and increased productivity by implementing desktop training manuals and crossover training, while identifying employee personal development plans

Minimized CIA Suppliers < 14 by managing cash disbursements during $7MM/112 days past due payables average (cash flow challenged) and weekly communication updates to Supplier base

Assisted Quality Department by assuming management of the 14 month neglected Approved Supplier List and yielded zero findings/observations with latest AS9100C audit

B&B Specialties, Inc. / GS Aerospace – Anaheim, CA

7/11 – 8/13: Procurement & Supply Chain Manager, with staff of one, reporting to Chief Operating Officer

Originated contract Terms and Conditions, Nondisclosure Agreements, and Master Sales Agreements

Achieved Acquisition Savings = $112K

oRaw Material Master Sales Agreements = $48K (2% reduction)

oTooling = $64K (28% reduction), while eliminating 17 days from average lead time

oScrap recovery sales revenue increased by 39%, while additionally removing (selling) $112K of obsolete raw material inventory

Delivered additional Working Capital by increasing Supplier Payable Terms 30 days on 21 suppliers = $208K

Introduced inventory control resulting in a 19% reduction of raw material through use of Just In Time

Accelerated purchase order entry to 3-5 day turnaround

Launched/maintained metric visibility, enabling improved Supplier and inventories management

oSupplier OTD >/= 70% expectation (actual = 93% average)

oSupplier Quality >/= 70% expectation (actual = 92% average) Enforced the use of CARs/chargebacks

oTooling Cycle Counts = 95% Target (actual = 94% average) Increasing ERP accuracy, resulting in decreased cost avoidance

Alcoa Fastening Systems – Carson, CA and City of Industry, CA (Two facility locations)

6/08 –6/11: Purchasing Manager, with staff of four, reporting to Director of Procurement

Managed $32MM spend on indirect and CapEx (Excludes raw materials)

Improved Working Capital by increasing Supplier Payable Terms 30 days for $1.1MM of spend

Successfully participated in passing Procurement Department audits for FAA, Boeing (Rate Readiness) and Airbus (IPCA) accreditations

Achieved Acquisition Savings (P&L/Indirect Cost Savings) = $2.8MM

o2008 – Carson = $547K, COI = $126K

o2009 – Carson = $492K, COI = $268K

o2010 – Carson = $916K, COI = $475K

Implemented various consignment, annual blanket purchase order, and vendor managed inventory programs contributing to increased raw material inventory turns

oCarson = 11.6 to 13.2

oCity of Industry = 7.8 to 8.9

Introduced employee recognition program, reducing absenteeism lost labor hours by 2% (x>192 hrs)

GE Aviation (Formerly Smiths Aerospace Mechanical Systems) – Duarte, CA

6/05 – 5/08: Purchasing Manager, with staff of nine, reporting to Director of Procurement

Orchestrated (2) Kaizen events for continuous improvement of RFQ through purchase order and purchase order through invoice reconciliation procedures, increasing department efficiency by 12%

Maintained metric visibility, which led to departmental time management improvements

oPurchase Order Requisition Past Due (Reduced from 90+ days to <30 days average)

oSupplier Past Due (Reduced from $2.5MM to $252K in 2007)

oPurchase Order Volume by Buyer (Smoothed out supplier responsibilities among buyers)

Led efforts toward execution of 5 year cost savings ($875K) from purchase of NAS (Boeing ADCN) in lieu of BAC parts

Executed Subcontract Management responsibilities including product development through supplier participation, as well as resolution of numerous issues with cooperation of Subcontract Integrated Project Team

Facilitated strategy planning, execution, and project tracking for Wolverhampton TRAS programs (CF34-8, CF34-10, BR710, etc) migration, exceeding $900K/annual savings

Key contributor to LCE (China) offload effort, projected to deliver over $750K of annualized savings

Kennametal Corporation - Placentia, CA

12/97 - 6/05: Materials Manager, with staff of five, reporting to Operations Manager

Established and maintained inventory process controls, resulting in a 33% reduction of raw material

Compiled quarterly/yearly forecasting spreadsheets to increase inventory trends visibility

Negotiated with international suppliers resulting in reduced inventory costs in excess of $132K through consignment contracts

Executed several successful lean manufacturing projects with structured process stream mapping techniques and Single Minute Exchange Die studies

Constructed item masters, routers, and bill of materials for new products; revised standards to improve accuracy of profit margins (Adjustments of negative margin increased bottom line by 1%)


Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (California State University, Fullerton)


SAP, Visual, Oracle, Procomm/ManFACT, ASK MANMAN, SYS 36, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, MS Access, and Lotus Notes

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