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Manager Customer Service

Trevor, Wisconsin, 53179, United States
February 13, 2018

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Kevin M. Skalecki

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262-***-****(H), 847-***-****(C),


Executive Operations/ Director of Purchasing with 25+ years’ experience in the packaging industry and ISO environment and 11+ years in the pharmaceutical industry. Proven ability to utilize best business practices to maintain a working partnership between suppliers and customers while driving cost down. Strong leadership skills in identifying and developing sourcing strategies domestically and globally in order to optimize total cost savings.

Work Experience

Colbert Packaging, Inc 2011-current

Producer of Pharmaceutical and commercial folding cartons

Director of Corporate Purchasing

Collected from Customers for obsolete raw materials $209K(2015)

Collected from a Supplier for defective raw materials $150K(2014)

Increased the collection of credits from all suppliers by 500% ~$230K/per year avg.

Produced $3.4MM in cost savings (2012-2017) Estimated 2018 savings $580K

Reduced inventory levels on raw materials by 50%

Lead and completed 4 major projects which contributed to Cost Savings

Negotiated and Executed short and long term supply contracts

Applied risk management strategies to effectively impact spend categories and overall business goals while reducing total cost of ownership.

Develop, recommend and implement sourcing strategies through KPI’s

Applied lean practices to reduce cost

Reduced TCO on all major capital expenditures

Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2009-2011

Producer of Generic Liquid Pharmaceutical Drugs including schedule III-V products.

Senior Purchasing Manager/DEA Specialist

Implemented and executed lean cost savings initiatives achieving $2.2MM in savings for 2010

Achieved 25% of $8MM cost savings stretch goal for Q1 2011

Negotiated long term supplier agreements driving continual cost savings for 2011-2013

Lead and managed cross functional teams in identifying and executing Total Cost Objectives reduction opportunities.

Responsible for maintaining API an Excipient long term contracts

Coached and mentored personnel to become more valuable assets to the company

Managed DEA audit and received the best DEA closing report in MGP history

Improved ARCOS process resulting in full DEA electronic reporting compliance

Petitioned and granted two quota increases for controlled substances by the Federal DEA Branch which has never been achieved by MGP in the past 25 years.

Identified and implemented improvement opportunities in the DEA Security monitoring system bringing the facility in complete DEA guideline compliance.

Middlebrook Improvements, Inc, Antioch, IL 2004-2009

A Business Management Consulting Company.

ASSIGNMENT 2 Project Manager North America Procurement/Amcor 2007-2009

Responsible for achieving fiscal year end cost savings goals across 92 business units in North America by leveraging their synergies over 21 categories of raw materials. Created project reports, financial spreadsheets and conducted meetings for the Presidents, CEO’s, CIO’s and CFO’s. Directly reported the savings results to the corporate CEO in Australia. Responsible for developing a global RFP for IT hardware purchases. Extensive work done with the vertical integration of business units throughout US, Mexico and Canada.

ASSIGNMENT 1--Consulting General Manager/ McGrath Press 2004-2007

Responsible for the entire operation of a commercial printing company including Human Resources, Plant Operations, Customer Service, Accounting, Estimating, Scheduling and Profit and Loss. Established a new 401K Program for employees. Improved the employee’s health benefits program. Crossed trained all personnel to enhance company functionality.

Maintained financial goals to making 2005 the most profitable in the company’s 25-year history.

Improved production flow to erase a four-week deficit on deliveries to being two weeks ahead on deliveries.

Reduced raw material inventory buy 50%.

Increased cash flow by decreasing the inventory of raw materials to 10 days and reducing WIP by 80%.

Catalent /fka Cardinal Health Inc. Woodstock, IL 1996 - 2004

$650M world leader in blow/fill/seal manufacturing and packaging of pharmaceutical solutions. Catalent aseptically produces ophthalmologic and respiratory therapy drugs in a Class 100 environment.

Purchasing Manager / PTS Global Sourcing Leader (1999- 2004)

Responsible for $120MM spend and 4 people. Controlled $50MM in carton spend. Instituted inventory control programs for packaging and cartons. Leader for Cardinal PTS Strategic Global Sourcing Group with a spend of $4.2B.

Leveraged the procurement volume for PTS Sourcing Group to recognize costs savings of 650MM.

Vertically integrated the Woodstock site within the Cardinal organization saving 30% on carton packaging.

Reduce production changeovers by consolidating sizes of packaging and standardizing inner packs.

Established corporate contracts for the PTS Group for raw materials and MRO materials.

Implementation and training of the new JDE ERP system.

Formed a global organized Cardinal Health affiliated companies.

Purchasing Manager –Automatic Liquid Packaging ($180MM) (1996 -1999)

Responsible for $80MM spend with Responsible for 6 direct reports and over 25 indirect reports. Established and implement policies and procedures for the purchasing and materials control departments. Instrumental in achieving ISO 9001 status for the company. Conducted internal and external quality audits of suppliers.

Achieved continual annual cost savings of 15%.

Negotiated cost savings contracts for chemicals, API and resins, which created over a 10% reduction in costs.

Developed partnerships with major suppliers of packaging and cartons to reduce inventories by 40%.

Designed packaging for major customers

Instituted an extensive supplier-rating program reducing the rejection rate below 1% of raw materials received.


University of Wisconsin Green Bay Green Bay, WI

Business Administration.

Bay Port High School Green Bay, WI

Received Chancellor Scholarship.

Community Leadership -- Volunteered at the local food pantry

Worked with charitable organizations

Kevin M. Skalecki


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