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Manager Supply Chain

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
August 23, 2018

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Thomas P. Bradley

Windsor, Ontario N*G *Z* • 519-***-****

Director of Purchasing

Strategic Planning / Global Ventures / Profit Optimization

Process Improvement / Diverse Products and Services

Dynamic, motivated professional with 28+ -years’ experience developing and directing strategic purchasing policies and various project management initiatives in ever-changing environments. Intuitive leader with acute business insight and expertise in developing and executing successful business plans; excel at aligning core business, revenue, and growth goals to enhance project outcomes.

Areas of Expertise:

Strategic Planning and Implementation

Cost Reduction and Avoidance

Vendor Management

Customer Relations

Contract Development / Negotiations

Budget Administration / Management

Supplier Development

Operations Analysis / Process Redesign

Global Procurement

Team Building and Leadership

Professional Experience

Capsonic Automotive and Aerospace – Auburn Hills, Michigan

Director of Purchasing (2012 to Present)

Oversee $25M in annual purchases while managing cost containment activities and successfully meet cost reduction target objectives. Lead projects of varying complexity including those focused on cost reduction strategies, process improvements, and controls.

Selected Contributions:

Create and implement global business plan ensuring corporate business objectives are met.

Substantially improve global sourcing strategies through successful restructure of processes.

Led process improvement initiative resulting in 30% reduction in supply base.

Identify and mitigate risks in projects to effectively manage cost containment.

Develop, introduce, and launch successful new processes for purchasing organization, staff, and procedures.

General Motors Corporation – Warren, Michigan

Commodity Team Leader - Senior Buyer Global Purchasing/Supply Chain (2007 to 2012)

Directed over $300M in APV procurement activities for a global automotive manufacturer of molded Headliners and Rear Shelves while developing and successfully executing global business plan to meet business objectives.

Selected Contributions:

Played integral role in developing and managing strategies for changing global market conditions.

Successfully benchmarked global sources, managed cost containment activities, and ensured adequate resources were available to facilitate the execution of timely purchases

Created and presented commodity strategies, prepared budget performance measures, and successfully benchmarked global sources.

Effectively developed relationships with cross functional groups; Sales, Engineering, Program Management, Finance, and Cost Management.

Quality Safety Systems (QSS) – Tecumseh, Ontario

Advanced Supply Chain Manager (2003 to 2007)

Created, developed, and implemented procurement strategies for industry leader in the manufacturing of seat belts and safety restraint systems with $175M in annual spending. Formed strategic alliances with suppliers in North America and Asia, focused on long-term goals and results.

Selected Contributions:

Managed department of 14 employees with diverse functions from production, component and tooling purchasing, MRO purchasing, logistics, warehousing, and supplier development.

Exceeded APR targets of $1.5M for 2005 fiscal year.

Implemented a Minority Business program resulting in increased spend over $1M.

Developed localization plan to resource and relocate $24M in purchases from Japan to other locations including Canada, Mexico and China.

Kautex a Division of Textron – Troy, Michigan

Senior Buyer (2000 to 2003)

Managed sourcing strategies, negotiation, development of purchase contracts, and successfully transitioned programs between Europe, Mexico, United States, and Canada for market leader in fuel tank, fuel filler and washer systems manufacturing.

Selected Contributions:

Launched 100% of procurement activities for 31 OEM programs for Daimler Chrysler, Mercedes Benz, General Motors, Ford, VW, and Mitsubishi.

Successfully managed $100M of material negotiations for 5 manufacturing facilities in North America and 4 locations in Europe.

Negotiated and implemented VA/VE initiatives generating over $10M of direct supplier cost reductions.

Supervised and mentored 4 Buyers.

Generated $1.5M in annual rebates for production tooling and equipment by implementing a rebate program.

Additional experience as Senior Buyer (1997 to 2000) with the Gates Rubber Company; Buyer (1990-1997) with Siemens Automotive LTD.

Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Business Administration Baker College – Flint, Michigan

Magna Cum Laude

Supply Chain Management Professional C.M.P. Ontario Institute of Purchasing Management Association - Toronto, Canada

Certified Purchasing Manager, C.P.M. Institute of Supply Management – Tempe, Arizona

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