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Manager Microsoft Office

Olathe, Kansas, United States
August 29, 2018

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Michael L. Glassford

***** *. ***** **.

Olathe, Kansas 66061

913-***-**** (C)


First follow Christ through all things in my life. Exemplify professional experiences

through my work, leadership, and relationships. To be an aggressive leader and team player of a larger developed organization where my extensive experience will ensure I lead by example creating success for all those on the team.


20 years of leadership experience with Purchasing in manufacturing and distribution environment with multiple size domestic and globally based companies.

20 years of strategic sourcing experience, direct purchasing experience, project procurement, project field procurement, and materials management.

Experienced in negotiating terms/condition, claims, inventory control, superior problem solving, and developing long term relationships.

Team oriented advocate, while using my “leadership by example” skills to motivate.

Excellent communication skills, delegating, and maximizing partnerships both internally and externally while exploring NEW “think outside the box” ideas.

FAITH minded attitude while impacting others as I share my experiences.


Grace Church 03/17 – Present

Local Outreach & Mission Trip Director

FAITH Painting LLC 10/09 - 03/17

OWNER/President/CEO – Started from the ground up and developed a very successful painting company throughout the Kansas City metro area. Managed and maintained all facets of the business from managing 20+ employees to purchasing all materials/equipment, quoting, negotiating, invoicing, scheduling, to maintaining relationships through sharing the love of Christ through the work we did. Grew the business from Zero to a Million Dollars in sales in less than 7 years with a growing profit margin with a 30+ % increase in profit every year.

SMH Systems Material Handling, Olathe, KS 4/06 to 10/08

* $800 million dollar a year manufacturing/distribution (global) company

PURCHASING MANAGER - Position reports directly to the Director of Materials and the President. Primarily responsible for: Overseeing all of the daily function for the purchasing department (12 buyers); Developed cost savings through efficiencies and materials; and Developed a Global Strategy for procurement that maximizes relationships with domestic and international suppliers creating the companies largest savings in a ten year span.


Implemented target goals for the purchasing department consisting of Fill Rates, Inventory Turns, PPV, Dead Inventory Returns, and Back-Orders.

Reduced company wide customer back-orders 38% in 6 months.

Negotiated discount payment terms with key suppliers which netted a savings of over $350K the first year with key International and Domestic suppliers.

Maintained an overall inventory level of $21 million dollars while SMH doubled in size of distribution.

Negotiated a global packaging program that saved over $400K per year in materials alone and improved packaging efficiencies over 15%.

Improved Inventory Turns from 2.7 per year to 3.6 turns per year in 8 months.

Netted a complete savings of over $1.5 million dollars in 11 months.

SELEX SYSTEMI INTAGRACI INC., Shawnee, KS 12/03 to 4/06

* Mid-sized manufacturing company of Traditional Navaids for FAA and USAF

SENIOR PURCHASING MANAGER - Reported directly to the Vice President of Operations. Managed the daily functions of the purchasing department (4-6 buyers); Implemented strategic sourcing programs with approved suppliers both domestic and international. Negotiated terms with the top 20 suppliers netting a 100k rebate yearly.


Reduced the supplier database by 15%.

Aggressively negotiated 25% savings in less than one year on hardware alone..

Developed Kan-Ban program for ALL kits provided by Selex creating an efficiency savings of over 15% and reducing inventory by 15% as well.

Developed a “key” sub-contract supplier, which netted a savings of over $300K per year with both International and Domestic suppliers.

Reduced overall material cost by over 10%.

Won Employee of the Month twice in first 6 months of employment.


* Mid-sized manufacturing automotive conveyor company dealing with the Big 3

PURCHASING / INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER - Reported directly to the President. Primary responsibilities were to direct the purchasing department in all acquisitions from material purchases to sub-contracts to contractual negotiations.


Negotiated contractual savings with key suppliers of 20-30%.

Developed the purchasing procedures for the entire company.

Key contributor to setting up and implementing ISO-9000 in only 10 months.

Managed all materials from “cradle to grave” while overseeing a department ranging from one to three.


2008 Associates degree - Business (MCC 2008)

2006 CPM Certified Purchasing Manager Certificate

2005 American Purchasing Society Member (since 2005)

2000 Millwright Journeyman Certification - (CTC)

1998 ISO-9000 Quality Auditor Certificate


Proficient in MicroSoft Office/Outlook – Word/Excel, JD Edwards, AS400, Syspro, Fourthshift, MRP/ERP, Kan-Ban, JIT, Power Point, Seagate Crystal Reports, Access, CADD 1

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