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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 02895, United States
May 23, 2018

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Robert G. Plante

Procurement & Inventory Management Professional

10+ years’ successful experience leading high-impacting inventory management initiatives.

Accomplished, goal-focused, and dedicated leader skilled in procurement and logistics operational management. Talent for process analysis, redesign, and implementation with proven history of improving bottom-line factors. Skilled in strategic operational planning, training and development, as well as supply/inventory management. Collaborative communicator continually focused on building relationships and promoting synergy across business lines drive positive change, cohesive, comprehensive business practices and enhanced profitability. Eligible to reactivate Top Secret Security Clearance. Technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Lotus, SAP R/3, Oracle, Kronos Time Management, AutoCAD, PDM Windchill, Global Workforce, eCAPA, Maximo, GrandPM, and Primo.

Areas of Expertise

Logistics & Inventory Management

Strategic Analysis & Planning

Leadership & Development

Training & Facilitation

Continuous Improvement

Relationship Management

Process Management


Problem Resolution

Contract Negotiations

Professional Experience

Aspen Aerogels, East Providence, RI

MRO Storeroom Manager, 2014 - 2018

Oversaw maintenance, repair, and operational procurement ensuring alignment with organizational objectives. Provided strategic development and execution of continuous improvement strategies supporting a 24/7 manufacturing facility. Analyzed processes to identify gaps and areas of improvement focused on enhanced performance within the Storeroom Maintenance segment.

Slashed downtime by 30%+ through the creation and deployment of an inventory control system.

Reduced stock by ~5% through collaborative efforts to identify critical spares and the establishment of min/max stock levels.

Achieved 100% return on assets by coordinating and tracking component repairs.

Initiated the correction of imbalances while preventing shortages and maximizing uptime through the comprehensive research and reconciliation of transactional activities.

Boston Scientific Corporation, Coventry, RI

Facilities & Maintenance Engineer II, 2011 - 2013

Served as the primary source for daily maintenance and storeroom operations in support of sterilization for $2B+ major medical devices annually. Held accountable for spare parts sourcing, strategic price negotiation, and inventory management. Oversaw the procurement of OEM parts and suppliers. Managed the preparation, expenditure approval, and allocation of the maintenance storeroom budgets and forecasts.

Saved $200K+ by sourcing contractors for a roof replacement.

Instrumental in the creation of BPO’s supporting preventative maintenance and reliability programs.

Spearheaded a reduction in paper towel usage and expenditures leading to $3.5K+ in annual savings.

H.C. Starck, Inc, Newton, MA

Customer Service Representative, 2011 - 2011

Engaged with sales representatives and customers throughout the U.S. ensuring the creation of positive experiences. Provided inventory management across global locations. Processed and tracked orders.

Championed on-time delivery of inventory through the provision of comprehensive inventory tracking for international sites.

Stimulated a 70% reduction in order errors through the development of shared spreadsheets.

Lowe's, Plainville, MA

Customer Service Associate, 2010 - 2011

Liaised with customers to aid with purchases within the Tool and Hardware departments. Demonstrated tool utilization and performance. Performed lock re-keying. Selected hardware for projects.

Generated a 21% increase in sales by delivery quality customer serves and product expertise.

H.C. Starck, Inc., Newton, MA

SAP Operational Support Coordinator, 2004 - 2009

Led the coordination of maintenance storeroom activities as well as the allocation of resources required to meet operational objectives for a leading supplier of tantalum, niobium, tungsten and molybdenum products and powders. Partnered cross-functionally to develop and implement strategies focused on enhanced performance and cost reduction.

Decreased Spare Parts Inventory by 30% through the development of a collaborative plan, implementing SAP software system utilized in sharing spare part inventory across various sites.

Established a weekly surveillance program leading to a 50% increase in closed work orders.

Instituted a $25K+ annual savings by monitoring outside sales and adjusting material quantity based on production schedules


Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

Professional & Community Involvement

Member of the Association of Facilities Engineers

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