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Manager Management

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
November 29, 2017

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Professional Summary

Goal driven purchasing professional with a successful track record in developing short and long-term strategies in the areas of steel purchasing, fiscal management of purchasing budgets, IT management, and people leadership. Over 20 years of accomplishment recognized through promotion to positions of increasing responsibility for a multi-national corporation. Strengths include negotiation, problem solving, and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes

Professional Management Experience

Canam Steel Corporation

Point of Rocks, MD Purchasing Manager Feb 2013 – Nov 2017

Jacksonville, FL IT Manager, Purchasing Manager Nov 2000-Feb 2013

Managerial Accomplishments

Provide sound fiscal management of an annual purchasing budget of over $50 million dollars.

Manage all steel and non-steel purchasing for multiple sites of an international corporation which fabricates customized construction products, including structural steel, joists and bridges.

Manage purchasing assistants, other employees, and sub-contractors.

Part of a multi-company task force which worked with a major steel producer to improve its computerized systems.

Oversaw the entire IT network at both the Jacksonville and Deerfield Beach sites.

Coordinated and executed set up and oversight of 3 drafting satellite sites, including purchasing, installation, and IT training.

Purchasing Responsibilities

Procure goods and services, prepare purchase orders and/or supply contracts within established policies and procedures, verify purchase order details, and document vendor performance.

Monitor inventory levels of supplies, review min/max levels, assess vendor capabilities and past performance, recommend adjustments, and collect supplier performance data.

Keep track of POs in Oracle system making sure invoices are paid and supplier commitments respected.

Keep the procurement team, plant personnel, and central management abreast of changing market and supplier conditions.

Inspect, address, and rectify product quality issues as they arise.

Communicate specifications, commercial terms/conditions, to Vendors/Suppliers/Mills, shippers, and personnel.

Assist in resolving procurement issues with vendors/suppliers and departments/sites.

Coordinate the resolution of problems or issues with appropriate administrative and accounting personnel.

Provide information to central management, regional management, plant management, and internal customers to control costs and identify savings opportunities in the procurement of goods and services. Included in this is a monthly inventory overflow report for all American manufacturing sites of the company.

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Review the status of shipment orders and make expediting adjustments, as needed, to insure timely receipt of goods purchased and proper order application.

Resolve discrepancies primarily pertaining to specifications, weight settlement, order requirements, other clarifications and disputes with vendors/suppliers and mill personnel. In a professional manner to maintain sound and effective relationships.

Stay proficient in procurement systems, company information systems, and other applicable business applications.

Implement the standardization and continual improvement of the procurement process using Lean guidelines.

IT Responsibilities

Networking, server management, routers, firewalls, storage, security, and change management.

Procuring all IT, telecommunication, and security equipment, as well as maintaining all computers in multiple sites.

Perform updates and upgrades to computer driven equipment in the plant and various PLCs.

Ensure printers and wide format printers up to date and operational.

Problem management for up to 5 satellite offices.

Stay abreast of the latest in systems and IT technology.

Related Experience

Le Groupe Canam Manac, St-Georges, Quebec - Computer Technician help desk, 3 years

Les Ordinateurs PMC, St-Georges, Quebec - Computer Technician help desk and sales, 3 years

Education and Training

Lean Manager training in-house February 2016

Lean White Belt training in-house October 2014

Dale Carnegie Manager training September 2013

Managerial Leadership Certificate, University December 2011

of North Florida Division of Continuing Education

Associate Degree – Electronics, CEGEP Limoilou Spring 1990


Bilingual in English and French

Advanced computer proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, Strumis Inventory and purchasing modules, proprietary MRP system.

Oracle Power User

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