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Supply Chain Specialist

Portland, Oregon, United States
January 30, 2018

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Jeffrey Hart

Portland, OR


supply chain specialist

Maximizing production capacity by driving top-notch purchasing solutions, inventory management and supply chain objectives to enhance client relations and increase overall profitability

Resourceful and quality-focused manager offering strong qualifications in project management, strategic sourcing/procurement and materials requirements for industry leading organizations. Adept at negotiating supply contracts that enable company to achieve margin goals, business development and production needs. Impressive track record of attaining immediate and significant improvements in costs, budget control, production scheduling and inventory levels. Easily assimilate to new environments and technologies to quickly identify capital improvement project opportunities that resonate well with key stakeholders, business units and customers.

Added-Value Offered

KPI’s Production Planning Dynamic Leadership Multisite Manufacturing Process Reengineering

Supply Chain Methodologies Quality Improvements Employee & Project Oversight Quality Control & Testing

Contract Negotiations Business Growth Client Engagements Low-Cost Sourcing Product Flow

Logistics Work Flow Optimization Risk Mitigation Problem Resolution Materials Management Vendor Relations

Technological Proficiency: MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), SAP, ORACLE, AS400 and ERP

Professional Career History

CENTRAL GARDEN & PET – Chilton, WI 2012 – 2016

Production Analyst

Coordinated and executed all aspects of production planning, forecasting, employee/client relations and logistics for a high-volume distribution company specializing in lawn, garden and pet supplies. Instrumental in fulfilling customer requests by driving production capacity, scheduling and workflow efficiency throughout tenure. Oversaw a team of 15 employees, providing hands-on training, performance reviews and professional development opportunities.

Notable reputation for procuring materials and maximizing inventory levels to meet customer demands.

Instituted supply plans that improved on-time delivery, KPI’s, production output and cost effectiveness.

Positioned company for continued growth and profitability through the development of strong plant leadership staff, customer-focused approach and quality improvements.

Directed monthly Supply Review meetings to deliver an overview of all MRP processes, purchase order requests and inventory requirements.

Interfaced with business unit managers and supervisors to identify production runs, integrate new products and review bill of materials (BOM).

TDINDUSTRIES – Austin, TX 2008 - 2010

Senior Project Manager

Drove project management operations through direction of budget control, production planning, competitive pricing and scheduling goals for a premier construction and facilities company of HVAC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing services. Maintained accountability for conducting pre/continuing planning meetings to discuss contract terms, schedules and special requirements of the project.

Facilitated and led project scope for 12 projects ranging from $800K to $1.5 million.

Played a vital role in reviewing and assigning manning levels, schedule of values for contract billings, final estimates, shop drawings and margin/budget goals for designated project.

Drastically increased gross margins 15% by restructuring Unit Pricing and establishing on-site material storage.

Grew production efficiency 20% through implementation of Best-Known Practices, corrective actions, training initiatives and root cause analysis techniques.

Sustained partnerships with project managers, plumbers, electricians and welders to inspect work sites, resolve project issues and complete performance reviews.

APPLIED MATERIALS – Austin, TX 2007 – 2008

Senior Project Manager - Etch

Full scope of responsibility included parts build-out, production unit planning, business development and project coordination for a global leader in engineering solutions for semiconductor, displays and solar photovoltaic industries.

Spearheaded the management of purchase requisitions, orders, cost schedules and regulatory compliance.

Outsourced product modifications to international contractors and manufacturers to ensure on-time delivery.

Excelled at aligning business objectives with project scope through materials process improvements, risk mitigation, project management tools and capital allocation requests.

Worked effectively with key stakeholders, multifunctional design, sales, purchasing and accounting teams to achieve project criteria from conception to implementation.

S&S CYCLE INC. – Viola, WI 2004 – 2006

Purchasing Engineer

Provided direction and leadership for new product development, supplier management and purchasing functions for an engineer and manufacturer of performance motorcycle parts for V-Twin motorcycles. Redesigned and automated business processes during full containment implementation; realized immediate cost savings and improvements to planning, product flow and inventory tracking. Charged with driving the organization to becoming a low-cost producer.

Known for developing a Vendor Managed Inventory program that saved $300K annually and increased inventory turns from 2.8 to 4.7.

Initiated sourcing of raw materials for new product development and created vendor report cards to quantify future purchases.

Crafted standardized purchasing and master scheduling processes, elevating company’s buying power and saving more than $500K in purchasing costs annually.

Proactively decreased new product cycle time 45% through continuous improvement efforts with engineers and supply chain professionals.

Served as SAP lead for plant, managing capital and raw materials budgets, quality assurance and pricing strategies.

Early Career History

MATERIALS MANAGER – Levolor Home Fashions, Westminster, CA

Education & Credentials


Master of Business Administration


Bachelor of Science, Finance


Completed Coursework for Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

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