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Manager Supply Chain

Lake Forest, California, United States
August 13, 2018

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Purchasing Procurement Sourcing Supply Chain Operations Production Analysis / Planning

Logistics Operations Strategic Analysis / Planning Trends Tracking Multi-Team Building / Training

Lean Methodology Kanban Cost-Effective Budget Management Cost Reductions Process Improvements

Ambitious self-starter who exhibits proven experience in domestic / international manufacturing, supply chain operations, procurement, logistics, production planning, ITAR, and MRO optimization in alignment with a global company’s vision, value, and goals, and trains, mentors, and leads teams by example and with integrity to deliver services excellence. Top performer who contributes sharp analytical abilities and superior attention-to-detail while demonstrating expertise in evaluating multi-industry trends and collaborating with channel partners / suppliers to aggressively negotiate contracts. Out-of-the-box thinker who seamlessly liaises among C-level executives, domestic / international business professionals, sales / financial teams, partners / suppliers, customers, and regulatory agencies while driving lucrative results for multiple brands.


Wavestream, San Dimas, CA 2017 - Present

Supply Chain Manager

Focused on lean manufacturing methodology. To include cellular manufacturing, kan-ban, and outside processing kitting. Interface among cross-functional company leadership for all cost down efforts of NPI / NPD and legacy production assemblies.

Price Variance (PPV) of materials to $600,000+ (2017)

Managed eight employees. Buyers, Planners, and Shipping & Receiving staff.

Managed daily MRP message reporting activities

Manage supplier base that included electronics, sheet metal, machining, cable assemblies, and plastics

Implemented turnkey solutions for Printed Circuit Board Assemblies.

Negotiated long term agreements with tier I suppliers

Successfully sourced PCB through LCR vs. SPI.

Created an environment with team building & collaboration

VTI Instruments AMETEK, Irvine, CA 2013 – 2017

Purchasing Manager

Capitalize on the opportunity to train, mentor, and manage a top-performing team of domestic and international buyers in acquiring purchased components, MRO, and capital purchases, including ensuring adequate supplies of purchased materials while minimizing inventories. Interface among Sales and Engineering Departments for all cost down efforts of new and existing products. Initiate domestic and international Kanban inventory programs for diverse commodities.

Increased companywide Purchase Price Variance (PPV) of materials to $500,000+.

Implemented turnkey solutions with cable assemblies and Printed Circuit Board Assemblies.

Coordinated efforts with Director of Operations to implement budgets, forecasting, and sustaining KPIs.

Courtney Waterproofing, Inc., Irvine, CA 2007 – 2013

Purchasing Manager

Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge and dynamic business acumen toward directing high-level implementation of a new commercial roofing division with up to $30 million in revenue without additional departmental infrastructure. Managed warehouse and logistics personnel to receive and handle all inbound and outbound freight, as well as facilities MRO and fleet vehicle MRO. Coordinated efforts with Operations Manager and Owner to exceed revenue objectives and increase overall profitability while facilitating a team-oriented leadership style emphasizing active employee involvement.

Successfully grew the company’s revenue from $15 to $30 million.

Consistently met and / or exceeded material budgets by a minimum of 10%.

Reduced supplier base by 25% within the first 12 months as Purchasing Manager.

Streamlined materials management systems and procurement processes for increased sales and efficiency.

Started up a new commercial roofing division by initiating Lean production methodology and estimating budgeting software and worked to bring Min. / Max. and Kanban inventories to optimize core business success.

Accurate Metal Fabricators, Inc., Seal Beach, CA 2000 – 2007

Operations Manager – Integration Division (2007)

Strategically steered a 12-member team with full profit / loss responsibility, including continually communicating delivery, capacity, and pricing with senior management while focusing on processes that emphasized cost management, quality control, and on-time delivery. Performed make vs. buy analysis. Led procurement, inventory, and logistics control.

Expertly reported, monitored, and controlled high-volume manufacturing initiatives.

Collaborated with channel partner suppliers to achieve lucrative contracts and negotiations.

Corporate Supply Chain Manager (2005 – 2007)

Maximized bottom-line performance by directing 8 commodity-based buyers from multiple California and Nevada facilities, including managing materials for 5 sites, implementing and controlling supply chain operations, integrating supply and demand management across all sites, and integrating pull system management within and across all sites.

Actively supported Quality Manager’s efforts to ISO-certify both a corporate facility and new acquisition.

Reduced inventory levels among all sites by 10% by implementing Kanban, VMI, and consignment programs.



Accurate Metal Fabricators, Inc., Seal Beach, CA (continued) 2000 – 2007

Purchasing & Facilities Manager (2003 – 2005)

Contributed sharp analytical abilities toward gathering and evaluating high-volume data and delivering sound recommendations designed to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness of procurement and materials management. Directed a results-focused team engaged in procurement and facilities functions, including promoting effective training.

Implemented an effective reduction in procurement costs.

Successfully managed lucrative contracts and supplier negotiations.

Consistently met and / or exceeded material budgets by a minimum of 10%.

Senior Buyer (2002 – 2003)

Led targeted sourcing initiatives and provided market information on critical industry trends for senior-level management review, along with issuing purchase orders with follow ups to assure receipt of commodities and resolution of damaged goods problems. Exhibited solid multitasking proficiencies toward handling issues with billing or payment.

Introduced and supported new product implementation to grow business results in competitive markets.

Aggressively negotiated material contracts, coordinated RFQ processes, and awarded bids to manufacturers.

Buyer (2000 – 2002)

Met and / or exceeded standard cost measurements by developing a consistent track record as a results-driven company Buyer. Developed and implemented short- and long-term cost-savings strategies which was instrumental in driving success.

Effectively handled all purchasing and distribution planning.

Successfully stabilized supply chains to ensure product quality.


Bachelor of Arts Studies Irvine Valley College California State University, Fullerton

Accounting Computer Science Business Administration Studies Riverside Junior College

Certificate of Achievement in Purchasing (Honors Graduate) Coastline College

Microsoft Office Suite Sage Epicor Vantage ManFact Master Builders Timberline SYSPRO SAP Navision

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