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Manager Supply Chain

Marion, Ohio, United States
August 17, 2018

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Jeff Smith *** Chaumont Drive, Marion, Ohio 43302 419-***-****

Professional Profile

Supply Chain and Logistics professional, with a positive track record in all facets of planning, purchasing, managing, and leading in a lean management environment


The Ohio State University

2000, Associate of Arts Degree

Dean’s List each quarter


Sika Corporation, Marion, Ohio

Import Specialist/Buyer, 2011 - present

Plan and oversee all import functions for the Marion facility from 25 foreign suppliers. Manage the purchase and delivery of $4-5 million of stock monthly while meeting company net working capital goals and on-time shipping objectives, primarily as a Tier 1 automotive supplier in the US and Mexico. Successfully managed the growth of imported items from 100 to nearly 400 in 5+ years. Developed ground-breaking sales and forecast charts and data analysis with all business units, with regular meetings to share trends and cultivate strategic paths. Partnered with major freight forwarders and customs brokers to provide efficient supply chain information portals.

Sika Corporation, Marion, Ohio

Warehouse Logistics Manager, October 2005 – October 2011

Oversaw the dynamic growth of the Marion warehouse from 80,000 square feet to 200,000 square feet in 2 locations. Managed 4 direct reports who supervised up to 30 employees in shipping, receiving, and plant supply roles. Diligently maintained inventory accuracy and shipping objectives while the company grew via sales growth and acquisitions. Led the SAP Conversion Team for Logistics during the blueprint phase up thru implementation and go-live of SAP, while teaching and training key users. Balanced the SAP transition with the new warehouse start-up, helping the Marion Warehouse win Team of the Year in 2010 while also earning Sika Employee of the Year.

Statewide Home Mortgage, Tiffin, Ohio

Office Manager, August 2003 – October 2005

Managed a team of 7 professionals whose main purpose was to acquire home financing for interested parties. Developed KPI’s and office protocol to improve company efficiency. Met all state and local training and certification guidelines.

Drypers Corporation, Marion, Ohio

March 1991 – June 2003

Started as an entry-level warehouse clerk, involving myself in a variety of tasks and responsibilities. Offered Warehouse Shift Supervisor position within 6 months, followed by a progression to Warehouse Manager within 18 months. Helped lead the company thru an aggressive growth campaign (from a regional diaper supplier to a national supplier) that increased the warehouse and shipping volume ten-fold in 5 years. Developed cost-saving and efficiency improvements in customer service, freight costs, and recycling, to name a few. I was assigned the production planning team, providing leadership and guidance as the plant capacity doubled. Led the Marion facility team in the implementation of the WMS/bar-code system. Coordinated the needs of the facility with the corporate objectives and the platform provider. Given corporate responsibilities as the national supply system grew, working with US and Puerto Rico facilities to improve distribution efficiencies.

Baja Boats, Bucyrus, Ohio

Warehouse Manager, February 1989 – October 1990

Initial goals were to reduce warehouse loss and improve inventory accuracy while leading a team of 20 associates. Short-terms goals were met within 4 months, with a 20% gain in inventory accuracy and a closed warehouse security system. Maintained these goals as the plant expanded and our team took on other plant responsibilities and personnel. Laid off, along with 40 other managers and supervisors, during a recession in the luxury boat industry.

U-Brand Corporation, Upper Sandusky, Ohio

August 1978 – February 1989

Started as an entry-level clerk with a variety of tasks and responsibilities. Moved to Human Resources within a year, assisting with hiring, benefits, and employee activities. Accepted the Warehouse Manager role in 1983 during an implementation of a new enterprise system. Assisted in the start-up while improving warehouse efficiency, organization, and accuracy. Achieved record accuracy levels, allowing our facility to trust the system for year-end counts. Responsible for all inbound and outbound activity, as well as operational supply chain systems within the f


United Way Chairperson at U-Brand Corporation for 5 years (1979 to 1983)

Worked with Marion Harding High School on Jobs for Ohio Graduates program for 4 years. Earned Employer of the Year award in 1998.

Marion Community Credit Union Audit Board member (2000-2001)

Organized Upward Basketball program for youth in Bucyrus in 2004. Involved in all capacities of service and leadership for 12 years

Sika Corporation Employee of the Year in 2010

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