Julie Zurbriggen Duke
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
Quality driven, 18 year experienced Procurement Manager specializing in material management, supplier performance, inventory control, LEAN supply planning, strong forecasting and analysis skills. Successful leadership abilities in optimizing cost saving initiatives with skills inclusive of performing financial analysis to influence procurement decisions and extensive knowledge in formal bidding and negotiations functions.
Memberships and Affiliations
CPPM, Certified Purchasing Professional Management, American Purchasing Society 2006
ISM, Member Institute for Supply Chain Management
NAPM, Programs Vice Chair 2006- 2007
June 2006- Present
Great Plains Coca-Cola- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Direct Reports of three Buyers- Created this Procurement Department, trained and supervised ensuring optimal performance and compliance with company goals and objectives.
Purchase all raw materials for 2 production plants, promotional materials, IS supplies, company assets, full goods beverage items and all equipment for vending operations. Inventory valued at $20 million, average purchase order valued $400,000.
Lead, oversee and execute a multi-channel disposition plan for excess inventory which resulted in total waste avoidance.
Initiate, manage and negotiate all inbound logistics for Oklahoma and surrounding territories.
Manage all capital request for funds (RFAs) for the entire Great Plains Marketing Unit, including all projects for Buildings and Grounds, Fleet, Information Technology, Security, Sales Equipment and all other asset purchases and maintenance contracts for the company.
Lead communication for all new product innovations, pricing, item set up/ slotting and distribution to all surrounding territories.
Pursue and maintain all vendor relations from set up, to procure to pay.
Lead analysis, development and implementation of company cost saving initiatives.
Guide negotiations and buying decisions, while maintaining a JIT inventory.
Lead sourcing events and development of category strategy for all categories of spending within the global supply chain.
Collaborate with Senior Supply Chain Managers all over the country to collectively deliver improved results within the Supply Chain. Detail daily sales reports to improve forecasting techniques and continuous improvements with product launches.
Accomplishments at Great Plains include:
Single Source Project Manager- Program allowed other surrounding bottlers to purchase truckloads of product from Great Plains rather than multiple suppliers, which enables them to cut their inventories by 70%. The program also allowed significant freight savings for all parties involved.
SMEG Group Leader- “Subject Matter Expert Group”- Program idea designed by owner, Bob Browne, implemented by a group of individuals from several operational departments at Great Plains which researched inventory and ultimately decreased the company’s product shrink (waste) from $350,000 per period to $100,000 per period.
Recognized as a Continuous Improvement Leader 2011 - 2017
Recognized company MVP for Logistics and Communications 2009
Board Member Women’s LINC (Business Resource Group) 2016-2017
April 1999 – June 2006
Private Label Buyer
Associated Wholesale Grocers- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Purchased and assigned transportation on all DSD (direct store deliveries).
Responsible for management of inventory on all private label brands for 163 store membership which involved slotting of merchandise.
Organized and issued all ad reimbursement allowances with suppliers and brokers.
Interface with transportation on follow up of all purchase orders and deliveries.
Responsible for all sales reporting, procurement service levels and ad reports distributed to all 5 divisions on a weekly basis.
Coordinate bi-annual trade show including theme ideas, promotional materials and member complaints communicated at the show for immediate follow up.
Monitor and maintain all inventory levels to meet an imperative 98% service level and report and execute any issues regarding recalls, dating issues and any complaints.
American Purchasing Society, Certification: CPPM, Improving Purchasing Performance 2006
Rider High School, Wichita Falls, Texas 1995 Graduate
Microsoft Certified, Productivity Point, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2000
Internal Training and Systems Experience
Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, Margin Minder, Outlook
MIDAS, AS400, Supply Chain Management Systems, Lawson, Warehouse Management Systems, SAP