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Purchasing/Supply Chain Manager

Portland, Oregon, United States
May 25, 2018

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Ken Hamilton


Strategic Sourcing Vendor Negotiations Supplier Management Contract Management

Cost Reductions Lean Manufacturing Category Management Planning

Collaborative Autonomous

Technical Skills: SAP, Oracle, QAD, Procuri/Ariba, Excel, Microsoft Office


Bachelor of Science in Business and Management

Concordia University


Purchasing/ Supply Chain Contractor-Portland Products Division

ESCO Corporation Dec. 2016- Present

ESCO Inc.-Engaged in Design, Development, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales of Ground Engaging Tools and devices for Mining, Construction and Energy Companies.

Project Management of various Procurement Projects improving supply chain

Locate, evaluate, negotiate and selection of suppliers and potential suppliers.

Implementation of continuous improvement cost out solutions throughout the entire Supply chain resulting in costs savings of over $300k in 2018

Delivers world class sourcing and category management on a Global basis on steel, casting and packaging commodities driving cost out while improving quality, on time delivery and safety for customers world wide

Sourcing Specialist

Sodexo (Contract) August 2016 – Dec 2016

Sodexo is a French food services and facilities Management Company headquartered in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux and is a world leader in Quality of Life services.

Developed a standardize system for RFP, RFI and RFQ contracts for various national and local food service providers. Responsible for distributing contract information and ordering to General Managers, Kitchen chef’s and other personnel as deemed by the company.

Create Purchase orders. Ensure purchase orders are fulfilled while staying within budget and client wishes. Created menus that are seasonal, local, cost-efficient

And varied for all diet types with options ranging from appetizers to buffet either breakfast and/or dinner service. Contract for 90 days to cover reorganization within Purchasing on a National basis.

Consultant-Professional Services for WMS DC PS

Nike (Contract) 11/2015-7/2016

Nike Inc. - Design, Development, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales of Footwear, Apparel, Equipment, Accessories and Services.

Managed/provided leadership to cross functional International teams to define scope, identify solutions and assess risks for RFI, RFP and RFQ for warehousing and distribution centers worldwide while driving project (s) to successful resolution.

Responsible for contracts and coordination of Professional Services relating to WMS (Warehouse Management Systems for all 23 Nike distribution centers globally.

Position was on a contract basis originally for 5 months extended to seven to meet needs of Corporation and Projection Implementation.

Strategic NPI Buyer- Contractor

Eaton Corporation/Sure Power (Contract) 5/2014-8/2015

Eaton Corporation- Transportation Group-Controls and Power Conversion Division

Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, reliably, safely and sustainably.

Managed the NPI procurement requirements globally via RFP/ RFQ creating contracts for forth coming production items.

Using Agile methodologies managed conception, production and NPI Introduction of manufactured and purchased finished goods.

Contract Development, implementation and oversight for Global Inverter product which increased from $1.1 to almost $10.0 million in 2015.

Provided procurement leadership to cross functional teams for Creation/Implementation of sourcing strategies for production.

Research, develop, implemented strategic spend commodities from released requisitions based upon a lean manufacturing system using an SAP/ ERP System. Manage special projects from inception to end of life. Contracted for nine months which was renewed for an additional 7 months to August 2015.

Strategic Senior Commodity Buyer/Supervisor

Cornell Pump 6/2013-5/2014

Cornell Pump provides high quality pumps, parts and service internationally for leading industries such as Food processing, Mining, Agriculture, Municipal, Automotive and Industrial markets.

Supplier negotiation, selection and evaluation of high tech raw materials, such as castings, close aerospace tolerance metals and machine parts sourced on a global level.

Single point of contact for raw materials for NPI process with vendor management/relationships with proactive resolution.

Managed the NPI procurement requirements while providing procurement leadership to cross functional teams interfacing with other project components.

Creation, implementation of supplier kan ban programs decreasing inventory 20% while improving cash flow and Purchase order process.

Position was relocated to Texas.

Lead/Senior Buyer- Corporate & Contract Administration

PacifiCorp 10/2010-1/2013

PacifiCorp is one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, providing 1.7 million customers with reliable, efficient energy. PacifiCorp has more than 10,400 megawatts of generation capacity from coal, hydro, renewable wind power, and gas-fired combustion turbines, solar and geothermal throughout six western states.

Communicated cross capability of coordination, scheduling of work and procurement with other project managers as necessary large corporate wide projects. (Facilities new/remodel, Smart products, Radio Frequency Replacement Project at $250 million plus.

Purchase via contracts requirements for Wind Generation, construction facilities (new & remodel) including service and professional requirements.

Created inventory management program that reduced costs $900k. Manage special projects (Mobile Radio Replacement, Digital Microwave Replacement Programs and their spare parts). Converted to this position from Contractor 10/2010 to 11/2011 then to Buyer-Career in November 2011, finally Sr. Buyer 11/2011 to 1/2013.

Care of Elder Parents 12/2008-10/2010

Within a 60day period both parents became critically ill needing medical attention and personal care.

Supply Chain/ Purchasing Manager

Craft Brewers Alliance 7/2007-11/2008

Company is second largest microbrewery in the United States located in Portland, Oregon and World leader in the Hefeweizen/Wheat beer category.

Commodity Management of raw materials ( various grains, hops, labels, bottling and packaging)

Focus on continuous improvement while applying best in class methods for on time delivery of raw materials.

Drive sourcing initiatives to increase supply chain flexibility.

Created cost reduction program that reduced raw material costs $360K since Sept 07. Manage special projects (repack programs saving over $100k since inception. Developed and implemented a combined supply chain program that incorporated purchasing, production planning, scheduling, shipping and distributor systems using lean manufacturing system based upon TPS (Toyota Production System) and Budweiser Replenishment Program Leading to cost savings of over $370k in 9 months. Set up metrics system to lower material lead-time and to track progress. Project Manager for new products introduced into club stores and general market place. Position was relocated out of country due to Inbev takeover of Budweiser

Floor Supervisor

Cutting Edge Concepts/Ovations 1/2001-7/2007

Company is a major Food Service Company in North America currently providing Food Service, Catering, concessions for the Rose Quarter, PIR (Portland International Raceway) Hillsboro Hops and the amphitheater in Vancouver, Washington.

Provided training and supervision to non-profits groups and employees of 25+ per event

Worked with Site Managers on various projects with a high degree of collaboration and flexibility. Reducing perishable and dry goods waste at PIR

Managed Purchasing and supply movement of perishable goods throughout the various locations.

Developed and implemented process and procedures to streamline compliance

Set up metrics for key process improvement (KPI) such as labor costs and Purchase Price variance

Position is event driven, started part-time going full time July 2005..Recruited to Widmer Brothers Brewing in July 2007.

Purchasing/Supply Chain Supervisor

JAE Oregon Inc., Tualatin, OR 1/2001 to 6/2005

Company is a world leader in the design and production of high performance connectors to various global manufacturing related industries requiring high precision process control.

Managed Resins, Close tolerance (aerospace) and metal commodities and processes both internally and externally from inception to end of life.

Managed NPI process for company from concept to production and then end of life of various products within resins, plating, close tolerance machine and metal commodities.

Created cost reduction program within Plastics commodity that reduced raw material costs $2.87M since 2001. Lowered past due deliveries from over 425 to less than 26/yr. Negotiated cost savings program with off shore metals supplier which generated annual savings of $250,000. Left Company in June 2005 to the above position.

Purchasing/Supply Chain Manager

Yoshida Group, Portland, OR 6/97 to 4/2000

Yoshida group is a conglomerate manufacturing company for food, apparel, supply/logistics recreational, property development and management.

Managed various commodities for food manufacturing.

Implemented/creation of global supply chain team of Yoshida Group’s conglomerate of companies. (corrugated, ship/rec logstics)

On the implementation team for QAD/ERP as super user in Purchasing, Production, Inventory Control and Quality Modules.

Negotiated with suppliers on contracts ranging from $5K to $20M

Researched and identified material usage candidates for inventory programs Min/Max and Kanban.

Lead negotiator for 25+ vendors supplying approximately 500 components

Manager for special projects and NPI activities providing over $2 million a year in revenue. Developed and implemented purchasing, and other Supply Chain systems using lean manufacturing systems based upon TPS (Toyota Production System). Set up metrics system to lower material lead-time and track progress. Project Manager for new products introduced into club stores for Food Corporation. Recruited to above position after Yoshida Foods was purchased by Heinz Corp.

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