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Manager Supply Chain

Noblesville, Indiana, United States
February 12, 2018

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**** **** ***** **. 317-***-****

Noblesville, Indiana 46062


Senior Purchasing Professional with a 20+ year track record of outstanding negotiation skills, significant cost savings and ability to partner with operations to identify and meet business needs. Expert in procurement planning and organizational skills. Innovative leader who identifies changes in procurement processes to improve performance, capitalize on opportunities, and facilitate profitable change.

Areas of strength include:

Supply Chain Management

Contracts Management

Packaging Programs

MS Office Suite

Capital Spending Projects

Materials Management

CAPE Simulation

Cost Containment

Strategic Planning

Metal Component Sourcing

Automotive Knowledge


Six Sigma Strategies

Initial Black Belt Training


3PL Consignment

International Negotiations





Achieved average annualized cost savings over purchasing career is in excess of $750K.

Due Diligence Auditing of approved vendors as required by Government agencies.

Negotiated/created national contracts for the plasma industry that resulted in $500K annualized savings.

Developed intra-corporate forums with both the parent and intermediate company that consolidated national and international agreements. Result: Overall savings of all three entities by $375K annually.

Reduced packaging costs through testing of new items, sourcing, Internet negotiations and constant review of new technology. Result: $150K annual savings.

Designed and implemented new corrugation in conjunction with flexible packaging designs for new filling equipment. Result: Reduction in lead-time and maximized efficiency. Cost savings $500K+.

National Convention Vendor Management resulting in an average profit of $100,000 annually.

3PL cost savings on international shipments resulting in $125,000 cost savings.


Corporate Procurement Manager 2012 - 2018

J.D. Byrider, Inc.

Responsible for the creation and maintenance of procurement department on direct and indirect spend items for all corporate locations. Created an approved vendor program and eliminated non-approved programs. Performed all vendor Due Diligence Audits for compliance. Achieved cost savings of $1.9 million annually, through contract negotiations and consolidation of services. Also, responsible for the vendor maintenance of both the corporate locations but also the 140-location franchise group throughout the U.S. Directed the annual Vendor Exposition for the franchise group at the National Convention and made it a profit center by an average of $100,000. Reported directly to the CFO on all Finance matters that pertained to procurement and insurance for the organization.

District Purchasing Manager 2011 - 2012

HD Supply, Inc.

Oversee the procurement and rental functions for 12 locations in the Midwest of a much larger multi-billion dollar industrial contractor supply organization. Lead a team of six responsible for over 12,000 active SKU’s as well as service contracts for the region. Member of the transition team for the Oracle implementation. Tasked with making the ERP implementation as seamless as possible for all branches. Key business partner in the planning process for securing new buildings for existing and new locations. Continuously leading the team in negotiating inside the terms of the existing contracts to significantly reduce stocking inventory and return aged items, receiving near full credit for them. Partner with the sourcing team to renew annualized major contracts with suppliers for goods and services. Critical 1SPM metric improved from 88% to 96% during tenure.


Materials Manager 2010 - 2011

DQE, Inc.

Responsible for all aspects of procurement, sourcing, logistics and inventory control for a haz-mat preparedness company. Able to source and establish long term agreements with existing Suppliers and initiated formalized RFQ/RFP system with major vendors for medical/surgical items. Grew the international sourcing by 40% and consolidated the cost of brokerage fees on larger containers sourced from Chinese ports of call. Maintained the receiving staff and improved overall metrics on the department by 47%. Improved on-time delivery with key vendors by 29% and initiated ACH payments with key suppliers to reduce A/P’s workload. Reviewed and audited all vendor charges and utilized a template to reduce cost and increase inventory turns by 20%. Improved the reporting structure via Great Plains by using a customized excel extract program that highlight the 1200 plus raw materials purchased on a percentage of OPQ as compared to lead-time. Cost savings YTD are $78,000.

Reason for Leaving: Significant market share losses resulted in a large restructuring, causing elimination of my position.

Purchasing/Logistics Manager 2009- 2010

Clark Products, Inc.

Oversaw procurement functions for several locations as well as setting up the logistical and inventory control program for all inbound and outbound loads of materials and good for a redistribution network. Maintained and assisted in the implementation of a new computerized MRP system with EDI capabilities. Maintained inventory and reduced SKU’s on $25,000,000 of Jan/San and Foodservice products. Contracted key items and developed consignment programs in response to the restrictive economy to improve turns and reduce cash-flow exposure. Trained office staff on purchasing practices and procedures and made suggestions to Corporate CFO on new contracted payables agreements. Cost savings attained $127,000.

Reason for Leaving: Company went out of business.

Independent Contractor: Purchasing Professional/Manager 2005 - 2008

Responsible for leading and working in the purchasing departments for a several companies. Managed a staff that purchased all indirect and direct items for multiple locations.

- Contracted new programs for a full-service cafeteria and vending in multiple sites.

- Established new payable programs via Finance and A/P on tracking payments via payable terms and EDI.

- Negotiated contracts with both new and existing vendors that saved the company over $100,000 yearly.

- Assisted in redesigning both types of invoices the client company uses and saved $55,000 annually.

- Negotiate with existing suppliers on new payable terms and contracts for Steel & MRO SKU’s.

- Reorganized the State’s purchasing procedures to reflect more of a private industry purchasing procedure.

- Responsible for leading a new Purchasing Dept. for a Japanese Tier 1 O.E.M. facility. Managed a staff of five.

- Established a roundtable for discussions between different departments to resolve issues for JIT shipments.

- Benchmarked E-procurement tools to develop ordering portals for domestic and international suppliers.

-Initiated an inventory control program with warehouse management to identify slow turns and obsolete items.

-Maintained and improved relationships with vendors and established new ordering policies and cost savings via better

SKU ordering and strategic packaging reductions.

Reason for Leaving: Assignments were completed

Purchasing/ Supply Chain Manager


Responsible for overseeing the procurement function at a multi-plant operation including MRP implementation for inventory control, elimination and improvement.

-Successfully negotiated domestic and international contracts on commodity items for food industry.

- Oversaw packaging and key raw materials for new start-up items from sales and marketing.

- Created strategic sourcing opportunities with newly acquired entity to ensure seamless transition into corporate procurement systems.

- Implemented new packaging, MRO and capital allocations programs for new process equipment to reduce cost.

- Worked to reduce inventory by 23% and increase turns from five to ten turns a year on all critical path spend items.

Reason for Leaving: Company was sold, position was eliminated


Corporate Purchasing/Supply Chain Manager

AVENTIS BIO-SERVICES, INC., Indianapolis, IN 2001 – 2003

Develop purchasing department from the ground up. Worked with several departments on newly required regulations by the GHA (German Health Authority) for compliance with world-class Medical and Manufacturing principles.

- Successfully eliminated “Wildcat” purchasing from 80+ nationwide locations and eliminated non-approved suppliers.

- Negotiated with existing vendors for new multi-year agreements, that included payable discounts and incentive rebates.

- Consolidated via Strategic Sourcing National and Regional Supply and Med-Surg. contracts for further cost savings.

- Consolidated packaging and improved medical sample shippers that further improved efficiency and cost savings. - Computerized integration with the external GHX (Global Health Exchange) for on-line ordering utilizing SAP via EDI. E-procurement via several portals including Staples and Ariba. Reduced inventory by 3rd party consignment.

- Was required to implement an inventory control protocol on outdated med. supplies to comply w/FDA and GHA.

- Partnered with corporate A/P for consolidation of invoices and automated bill payment via the internet.

- Successfully negotiated contracts with 3rd party and LTL carriers to reduce transportation costs by 42%.

Reason for Leaving: Company was sold, position was eliminated.

Corporate Purchasing Manager

RED GOLD, INC., Orestes, IN 1996 – 2001

Responsible for all aspects of purchasing for ingredients, packaging items and MRO items. Major focus was on technology and capital equipment purchases as well as facilitating their transition into the manufacturing facilities. Directed three Material Mgrs.

- Drew on the synergies of three manufacturing facilities to coordinate purchasing functions as one entity.

- Initiated all costing activities from the materials management department and assisted in acquisition of capital equipment purchases.

- Formalized the MRO Dept. Created Min./Max parameters with in-house stores and Annualized Contracts.

- Implemented new packaging designs for capital expenditures during AFE process with Sr. management.

- Managed pricing, sourcing and scheduling of shipments of raw material on co-pack with main customers.

Reason for Leaving: Promotional Opportunity


UNIVERSAL FLAVORS, Indianapolis, IN 1994 – 1996

Responsible for maintaining over 2700 active raw ingredients in five locations throughout the U.S. and was the purchasing liaison for the integration of new MRP System.


UNITED MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, Indianapolis, IN 1992 – 1994

Purchased a wide variety of electrical components for several new startup ventures.


B.S. Business, Indiana University;

Graduate Certificate in Public Management, IUPUI

CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) I.S.M.

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