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Supply Chain Manager

Location:
Livonia, Michigan, United States
Posted:
August 18, 2018

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ELIZABETH SCHAFER

Livonia, Michigan

248-***-**** ac6p1g@r.postjobfree.com linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-schafer SUPPLY CHAIN, PROCESS AND SYSTEMS EXECUTIVE

Experienced leader dedicated to continual process and systems improvement. 20+ years of increasing responsibility and advancement within Lear Corporation and IAC in global procurement and operations leadership. Recognized as a champion problem solver and driver of change to improve efficiency and profits. SKILLS EXPERTISE

Procurement and Strategic Sourcing System Evaluation, Design, & Implementation Supplier Management & Quoting Spend Analytics

System Integration and Simplification Global Supply Chain Operations Continual Process Improvement ERP Migration and Implementation Systems and Procedures to Enhance Compliance Risk Management Program Management Advanced & Program Purchasing

EXPERIENCE

INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS (IAC), Southfield, Michigan 2004 - 2018 IAC is a $6 billion global supplier of automotive components and systems headquartered in Luxembourg. The company has 60 manufacturing and operations locations in 20 countries. Formerly owned by Lear Corporation. SENIOR GLOBAL DIRECTOR, PROCUREMENT BUSINESS SYSTEMS PROCEDURES 2015 – 2018 Accountable for global procurement systems that manage $4.17 billion in annual spend; on-going system and process evaluation, improvement and standardization; training and documentation; global spend analytics; and process/procedures to ensure compliance and mitigate risk in supply chain.

• Led design and implementation of one global procurement system and electronic purchase order replication into numerous legacy MRP/ERP systems (including 22 QAD sites, 10 SAP sites and 4 AS400 based legacy systems in 19 countries), generating 180,000+ purchase orders annually

• Established global spend analytics capability through the implementation of one corporate supplier master system, standardization of supplier management, and mapping to central payables for approximately 25,000 suppliers globally; resulted in improved payment terms and cash flow

Directed the globalization and implementation of corporate “Change Management Process” from initial business award to program end of life, eliminated manual processes and decentralized use of spreadsheets

GLOBAL DIRECTOR, BUSINESS SYSTEMS PROCEDURES 2010 – 2015 Drove continual evaluation, design and implementation of North America, China, and India system requirements and processes to improve procurement and supply chain operations; role expanded to include Europe in 2011.

• Evaluated current processes and systems at each site globally to gain insight and understanding of unique business needs to communicate effectively when implementing one global standard

• Led design and implementation of one Global PO system with electronic PO replication into various decentralized ERP systems in North America, China and India; included new interfaces, supplier database standardization, common processes, and training documentation

• Where PO integration was not possible, managed PO replication for 10 locations in 18 months, enabling centralized control over all direct material purchases; resulted in improved financial reporting, tax reporting, and supplier quality control

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MANAGER, PURCHASING, BUSINESS SYSTEMS and PROCESSES 2007 - 2010 Oversight for new procurement systems, procedures and process improvements.

• Key contributor on team assigned to evaluate current corporate systems (survey internal customers on system requirements, provide scripted demos to software providers, coordinate teams for rating various software providers against the business requirements, and evaluate costs of new systems) and provided recommendations to executive management to enhance or replace existing systems

• Redesigned and implemented new on-line quoting system, eliminating need for Excel spreadsheets

• Trained employees globally to implement a standardized process for creating purchase orders LEAR CORPORATION, Southfield, Michigan 2007 - 1994 MANAGER, PURCHASING, BUSINESS SYSTEMS and PROCESSES 2004 - 2007 Oversight for new procurement systems, procedures and process improvements.

• Key contributor on team assigned to evaluate current corporate systems (survey internal customers on system requirements, provide scripted demos to software providers, coordinate teams for rating various software providers against the business requirements, and evaluate costs of new systems) and provided recommendations to executive management to enhance or replace existing systems

• Redesigned and implemented new on-line quoting system, eliminating need for Excel spreadsheets

• Trained employees globally to implement a standardized process for creating purchase orders MANAGER, PURCHASING 2003 – 2004

$1.5 billion annual procurement of fabric, vinyl, trim covers/assemblies, and die-cut foam.

• Exceeded annual $19 million savings target by more than $5 million

• Contributed to the increase of minority annual buy in trim covers by approximately $35 million in 2005

• Established the first Affordable Cost Standard to be used as a formula to determine best price for seat trim covers and components

• Served on Procurement Steering Committee, provided feedback for improving existing systems SENIOR BUYER 1999 – 2003

$300 million in annual procurement of armrest, headrest and other soft trim assemblies.

• Nominated for the Michigan Minority Business Development Council Buyer of the Year by two suppliers

• Exceeded cost savings targets, minority sourcing growth goals, and supply base reduction targets; mentored joint venture minority partners

• Served on Procurement Steering Committee, provided feedback to improve existing systems DIVISIONAL BUYER 1996 - 1999

Liaison between customer business unit and centralized corporate purchasing.

• Collaborated to make needed changes in role of divisional purchasing liaisons, including taking on day to day design changes by quoting suppliers directly; resulted in improved quote turnaround time

• Participated as a team member to define the business requirements to build a homegrown centralized requisition/purchase order system

PROGRAM TIMING LAUNCH COORDINATOR 1994 - 1996

Managed tooling and part changes for 1996 Ford Taurus produced at two different manufacturing facilities.

• Relocated to the Lear Atlanta manufacturing plant to coordinate major launch milestone builds, BOM teardowns and corrections, and implementation of design changes FERNDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT, Ferndale, Michigan 1989 - 1994 SYSTEMS ANALYST

EDUCATION

Master Business Administration (MBA) – International Business, September 2018 Walsh College

Northwood University, Midland, Michigan

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Automotive Supply Chain Management



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