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Production Planner Scheduler/ Sr. Buyer

Cleveland, OH
March 09, 2018

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Laura A.


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Parma, OH 44129


Production Control Manager

Production Planner/Scheduler

Master Scheduler

Sr. Buyer

Knowledgeable, energetic and resourceful professional seeks position where extensive experience will be fully utilized to produce profitable results.

Summary of Qualifications

Personal integrity and professional orientation provide the foundation for outstanding performance through:

Diverse Experience – Strong background in Production Manufacturing to include: Purchasing, Materials Management, Production Scheduling, Planning, Floor Supervision and Sales.

Work Ethic – A strong track record of stable, reliable contributions to organizational goals.

Organized – Superior aptitude for details. Able to manage numerous tasks simultaneously.

Team Player – Willing and able to provide leadership as required

Relates productively – to management, co-workers and general public

Works well – under structure, pressure and deadlines.

Education & Training

Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland, OH

Associates Degree – Business Administration

Professional Development

ISO 9000 – 9001 Training

OSHA Training

LUTC Seminars for Insurance, Sales Techniques, and products

Honors & Awards

Pacesetter Awards (Two) – Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Leaders Conference Qualification Award (Two) – Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Salesperson of the Month (Nine consecutive months) – Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Professional Highlights

Meyer Products Cleveland, Ohio 09/2017 –


Responsible for Purchasing parts for Production Mfg., Assembly and Service. Expedite late orders, negotiate price and delivery and requesting quotes.

Assess demand for categories of responsibility

Issue purchase orders to suppliers

Issue acknowledgements

Work with suppliers to ensure goods are delivered timely and accurately

Identify and develop new suppliers

Negotiate Pricing

Work with the inventory management team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products

Alacriant Outcomes Solutions Streetsboro, Ohio 01/2017 – Sept. 2017

Contract Position

Buyer / Material Coordinator

Oversee all Purchasing Functions. Buyer and Planner of Raw Materials ( Steel, Armor, Titanium etc. ) and all other Purchased parts and components for plant production Responsible for correct and lean inventory and cycle counts. Responsible for on time deliveries and excellent quality of product from Suppliers.

Philips Medical Highland Hts., Ohio 06/2016 – Dec. 2016

Contract Temp position – Buyer/Planner

Responsible for Purchasing parts for Production Mfg. and Service. Expedite late orders, negotiate price and delivery and requesting quotes.

Cleveland Range Cleveland, Ohio 7/07 – 06 /2016

Facility closed

Sr. Production Planner/Scheduler III/Purchasing Planner/Buyer/Floor Supervisor

Major manufacturing company specializing in commercial cooking appliances to include: Convotherm ovens, Kettles, Steamers and Rotisserie and Pizza ovens.

Work closely with Production Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Sales and Customer Service Representatives and Plant Supervisors to coordinate plant floor requirements. Plan and Schedule expedited and future requirements by creating work orders to production floor. Proficient with MRP and ERP. Proficient using SBC and QAD/QPS software systems. Solid understanding and experience of Fabrication process to include Precision Machining, Laser, Shear, Punch and Form along with Tig, Mig and Spot Welding. Plan and Schedule Welding, Polishing and Accessories Departments which includes Kitting, Stands and Carts. Also Plan and Schedule Service Parts Department. Proficient in Lean Manufacturing, JIT Guidelines and Cost savings. Solid experience with 5S. Solid working knowledge with Kanban.

Proficient in streamlining costs and minimizing obsolete and slow moving inventory.

Skilled Negotiator

Assist in leading operations to meet quotas every month throughout tenure.

Proficient in QAD and QPS Systems

Detail Oriented

Excellent communication skills

Skilled Motivational Leader

Working experience with 6 Sigma and Lean Mfg.

General Motors Stamping Plant (Parma, OH) 04/06 – 07/07

LLP Supervisor

Contract Position

Supervised Truck, Rail and Service parts department. Supervised traffic to include all expedited and scheduled shipments to GM assembly plants.

RB&W Manufacturing Kent, OH 6/04-2/06

Tier 1 manufacturing company specializing in fasteners (nuts and bolts) for automotive industry. Customers included General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.

Master Scheduler

Prepared weekly production schedules for primary operations in cold forge. Compiled information from Sales and Customer Service to expedite jobs throughout secondary’s (wash, tapping, extrusions, sorting) to out-process operations, quality control and into finished goods.

Materials Manager

Directed all material management functions and oversaw administrative staff including buyers, out processing coordinator and clerical for QS 9000, ISO 9002, and ISO 14001 registered company. Oversaw warehouse operations to include shipping & receiving, and hourly floor personnel. Proficient using Symix.

Responsible for purchase of outsourced product (US and overseas).

Prepares weekly reports for inventory of raw materials, W.I.P., and finished goods.

Detail Oriented

Excellent communication skills

Team Leader with exceptional Motivational skills

Presrite Inc. Cleveland, Oh 2001-2004

Production Control Supervisor/Master Scheduler

Oversaw all aspects of forging and machining of gears for manufacturer with 300 employees and customers nationwide. Customers included Caterpillar and John Deere. Created Master Production Schedule for plant. Interacted daily with Forge Supervisor, Die Shop Manager, Machine Shop Manager, and Shipping Manager to ensure timely production and shipping of product. Conducted weekly production meetings. Demonstrated knowledge in fabrication of raw materials.

Solid experience with MRP and OEM.

Proficient using Excel, Word and Syteline.

Led operations to meet quotas every month throughout tenure.

Erico Products Inc. Solon, Oh 1999-2001

Master Scheduler/Material Planner/Buyer/Expediter/Inventory Control Management

Full charge responsibility for scheduling, buying and planning for all Electrical Rail Division manufacturing jobs. Company served construction and railroad industries with customers worldwide. Ensured compliance with JIT guidelines in purchase of finished goods and raw materials, including steel, copper, and electrical component parts.

Skilled and proficient working in AS/400 environment for MacPac.

Ensured compliance with ISO-9001 protocols.

Expedited overseas shipments including materials and finished goods.

Solid experience negotiating contracts with vendors worldwide.

Proficient in steam-lining costs and minimizing obsolete and slow moving inventory.

Successfully sold life and health insurance, variable annuities, mutual funds, securities property and casualty insurance to individuals and small groups. Developed own telemarketing and mailings, and trained new sales representatives.

Excellent References Available Upon Request

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