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Chemical Engineering Manager

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
September 13, 2018

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Shower Zhang

*** ***** *********, ****#**, Clayton MO 63105


Tel: 314-***-****


MBA with Bachelor degree of chemical engineering, with more than 10 years of experience in many manufacturing fields, such as Chemical/Agriculture & Automotive, etc.

CPP (Certified Professional Purchasing) with direct experience and expertise in supply chain, purchasing, logistics, scheduling, production, inventory management and labor relations.

More than 15 year experience in Production Planning, ERP implementation, improve supply chain processes & capacity planning, specializing international logistics and planning.

Working knowledge in financial planning and analysis, JIT, Lean Manufacturing & APICS, Six Sigma, Kanban

Excellent skills in ERP system, especially in SAP, MRP, AS400, EDI and Salesfoce, etc.


Senior Global Planning Manager August 2008 - Present

Novus International, Inc.

Responsible for Novus AIMS (Automated Inventory Management System) and Project Orbit. The system automate inventory replenishment and purchasing system for liquid products

Established Novus S&OP Process and Forecasting system, and facility monthly Global and World Area S&OP meetings which optimized Novus inventory and planning process

Lead global inventory planning for over 30 stocking points around the world. Established MRP process in Novus and trained planning team

BPO for Inventory Management and Demand Planning in SAP Data Governors team. Part of SAP implementation team, and led Demand Planning implementations

Working with cross functional teams include Manufacturing, Procurement, Logistics, Global Product Development and Finance team for new product launch, sku rationalization and daily production and inventory planning.

Major Accomplishments

●Project Orbit won the AFIA (American Feed Ingredient Association) IT innovation award in 2011

●Implemented global and world area S&OP process, which reduced $4.3 million expired inventory write off in 2014

●Improved efficiency of inventory management, which results $98 million inventory reduction globally in two years

Director of North American Warehouses August, 2006 – July, 2008

Gecom Corporation

Responsible for Shipping, Receiving, Customer Service, Logistics, Customs and Packaging and safety to support 4 Gecom Divisions, with annual budget of $25 million

Manage 184 hourly associates (through out a three shift operation) & 21 salary employees

Sourcing and negotiating global logistics providers (domestic and oversea), customs brokerage and packaging supplier. Established Gecom Logistic process

Managed oversea materials ordering flow to meeting inventory target (Suppliers at China, Japan, Thailand and Korean)

Create container tracking and inventory control system to reduce usage of alternative containers and improve productivities.

Re-lay out warehouse and pick location to maximize utilize space and improve efficiency.

Major Accomplishments

●Execute combined plant reporting system for excess and obsolete dunnage and packaging materials for use by other plants or disposal, cost saving $366K in eight month

●Establish and evaluate efficiency of milk run and LTL routing, which complete cost saving of $600K in eight months.

●Implement warehouse manage procedures, eliminated 20% of overtime

Corporate Production Control Director Sept 2001 – August 2006

The Narmco Group

Responsible for all material to support eight manufacturing facilities at U.S. and Canada

Led capacity planning, operating plans, build ahead programs and build out programs for all plants based upon current and future customer volumes and requirements.

Direct responsibility for inventory management for monthly inventory of $45,000,000.

Supervised scheduled shipments vs. material availability for Ford, FCSD, & DCX Assembly Plants. Handled Supply Chain process, led and monitored cost reduction activities

Developed master scheduling & planning system in JIT environment and inventory level and materials budget, based on hourly run rate, assembly plant requirements and logistics

Established department goals and objectives, as well as Corp procedures

Sourced supplier and carriers for logistics and packaging, negotiate contracts and responsible of department cost and budget.

Coordinated with Purchasing Department and TierII Suppliers with raw materials schedule

Analyzed production capacity and established of inbound and outbound materials flow

Oversaw of create BOM and maintain integrity of database

Major Accomplishments

●Maintained daily/weekly customer requirements as needed to the assembly plants. (DCX, Ford, GM, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru, etc)

●Developed and executed plan to cross-train staff in every job function within department.

●Facilitated each plant with build ahead and build out plans as the customer needs change.

Materials Manager Oct 1997 – Sept 2001

CMC Division, Norampac Corp.

●Developed a just-in-time (JIT) strategy of make-on-demand for low turnover stock items, reduce lead-time and overtime expenses

●Developed and incorporated a simple performance measurement (SPC) system

●Simplified and streamline MRP and production planning, resulting in 30% inventory reduction

●Responsible for logistic & shipping department and coordinate shipment delivery to distribution centers for major retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Zeller, Sears, etc.

●Ensured production meet company standards and daily schedule

●Coordinating production activities, such as safety, quality.

Major Accomplishments

●Constraint management enabled the plant to recover funds for release conditions over agreed upon volumes from the customers.

●40% reduction in out-sourced purchasing annualized at over $2,200,000

●Improve efficiency by 20% and reduce 30% of inventory

Purchasing Manager August 1995 -- July 1997

Beijing office, Wego Chemical & Mineral Corp

●Sourced suppliers in China and Asian Pacific ram for headquarters, negotiate contract

●Responsible of importing and exporting shipment and customs documentation

●Controlled production and costing for three factories in China

●Coordinated purchasing and sales activities between factories and headquarters

●Planned and analysis plants capacity

Major Accomplishments

●Develop and maintain on time delivery schedule, supply from Asian to U.S.

●Reduce purchasing cost by 9% for saving $11,850,000/year

●Reduce inventory level by 15% at its three joint venture factories

Chemical Engineer July 1989 -- July 1995

Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry

Initiated set up of the technology in Guangxi Organic Chemical Factory, coordinated team consisted of 16 persons.

Scheduled production, controlled material and inventory

Designed a pilot plant for Shandong organic chemical factory

Major Accomplishments

●National chemical design award

●Published the book “the research U.S. Chemical market”


Post M.B.A., Operations Management Sep. 2001 -- April 2002

York University

M.B.A., Operations Management Sep. 1994 -- July 1997

Beijing University

Bachelor degree in Chemical engineering Sep. 1985 -- July 1989

Wuxi University of Light Industry


Certificated Professional Purchasing (CPP) from American Purchasing Society.

FITT (International Business Training)

MMOG, Six Sigma Training, APICS, MRP, SAP, JIT, SalesForce

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