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Supply Chain Manager

Akron, Ohio, 44314, United States
January 11, 2018

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Sabrael Saikumar Akron, OH ***** 330-***-**** LinkedIn

Solutions-oriented and business-focused operations management professional experienced in leading diverse business efforts in global supply chain, procurement, distribution, marketing, customer service and large project management. Lead contributor to bottom- and top-line growth through targeted review of existing business practices and the successful implementation of strategies designed to increase efficiency, drive cost savings and increase revenues. Drive operational and performance initiatives, cost reductions, and internal controls through the analysis of critical business requirements, identifying deficiencies, and developing solutions to enhance competitiveness, optimize inventory and increase customer satisfaction.

Supply Chain Management

Competitive Analysis

Root Cause Analysis

Contract Negotiation

Strategic LCR Sourcing

Continuous Improvement

Kaizen Lean Six Sigma

Project/Program Management


Business Process Improvement

Marketing Management

Team Leadership

PHILIPS HEALTHCARE, Highland Heights, OH 2017 – Present

Supply Chain Project Manager

Manage all supply chain and purchasing projects. Collaborate with internal teams, design engineers (DE) and supplier quality engineers (SQE) to ensure against costly line down situations at the plant. Problem solve on existing line downs to identify root cause and establish recovery countermeasures. Develop material shortage reports and meet with team on a daily basis to review timeline changes and new critical items. Represent the buyers in cross-functional team meetings and contribute to projects run by other teams.

Saved over $7.5 million in potential losses by reviewing supply chain efficiencies by visiting supplier in Mexico to understand supply chain process, collaborate with engineering teams, and implement logistical workarounds to impending issues. Secured product in 20 days eliminating a 3-month delay and potential long term line shut down.

MATCO TOOLS, Stow, OH 2011 – 2017

Programs Manager, 2015 - 2017

Responsible for daily oversight in a hybrid Purchasing/Marketing role collaborating cross functionally with Purchasing, Marketing, Sales and Finance Departments. Managed a team of three Program Analysts to review promotional materials, social media, and online promotions. Gathered data to complete competitive analyses and define/implement new promotional plans strategies. Maintained P & L responsibilities of $1 million.

Collaborated with Chief Financial Officer and finance team to define new projects to enhance return on investment (ROI) for the company.

Improved corporate promotional sales revenue by 11.6%, representing 60% of Matco’s total revenue; and consistently maintained a double digit growth year over year (YOY.)

Used problem solving tools to identify personal and team KPI misses; performed root cause and countermeasure analysis; presented to the executive leadership team on a monthly basis.

Program Manager, Repairs (USCAN) 2013 – 2015

Maintained dual responsibility as Senior Buyer and the Repairs Program Manager. Role was created to lay out Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), define repair project scope and improve customer/distributor satisfaction ratings. Responsible for development and oversight of US and Canadian repair centers supporting a broad range of tools and equipment including Matco MT Series pneumatic power tools and Infinium Brand cordless power tools. Oversaw a contingent workforce of two assignment professionals.

Improved Distributor Satisfaction scores from 46.3% (June 2013) to 73.4% (December 2014).

Streamlined existing repair processes and created new SOPs, facilitating Kaizen events for process improvements. Saved $500K/year by sourcing repairs to a low cost region (LCF), overhauling offsite and shipping product back.

Developed and executed supplier continuous improvement plans.

Spearheaded a cross-functional development project with technology partner to create a web-based tool to track daily repairs, creating total transparency, giving distributors and online resolution option.

Owned Matco Tool Repair Tracking system and defined the KPIs for the repair centers to align with the business needs. Reviewed all the projects with repair centers and the suppliers on a monthly basis. Reviewed KPIs with the repair center to keep them on track.

Senior Buyer, 2011 – 2014

Managed large variety of direct materials from Asian suppliers including the company’s largest and most strategic supplier. Collaborated with Marketing Department and suppliers to develop strategic promotional plans. Negotiated price discounts in support of promotional plans. Worked closely with and mentored Purchasing Specialist to manage assigned products/supplies. Reviewed and placed purchase orders. Maintained JD Edward system item planning parameters.

Led the Supplier Scorecard project which reviewed supplier performance; developed and implemented action plans for improvement. Still in use today.

Focused on strategic management of assigned suppliers with focus on continuous improvement and execution against key business metrics including inventory turns, customer order fill rates, and purchase price variance (PPV).

Generated $500K rebate dollars (2014) through successful negotiation of annual suppliers’ sales rebate agreements.

Member of the Policy Deployment Team (Six Sigma Project) for repairs which improved customer satisfaction scores on repair turnaround time.

O'REILLY AUTOMOTIVE INC, Springfield, MO 2009 – 2011


Managed inventory and priority stocking for 23 Distribution Centers. Initialized forecast based on demand and placed daily orders as necessary. Managed supplier relationships. Researched and identified inventory discrepancies to resolve accounts payable issues.

Collaborated with suppliers on future promotions by advance notification and negotiated promotional discounts.

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with emphasis in Supply Chain Management Missouri State University

Bachelors in Science (Industrial Chemistry) MK University, India

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt in progress

Microsoft Office: Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint; BI WEBI; SAP; JD Edwards; Lawson; IBM AS400

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