Jeremiah James Da Ré
Accomplished and Proven Supply Chain Management Leader, with extensive experience as Purchasing Manager, Senior Buyer, Strategic Planner and Cost Analyst; who is adept in leading efforts to Reduce Costs, Improve Quality, Increase Efficiencies, and Maximize Organizational Profit.
Experience includes Leadership and Practice in Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Finance, Manufacturing Systems, and Safety. Thorough understanding and Development of Purchasing Protocols which include Supplier Relations, RFQ/RFP processes, Contract Negotiations, and Working Capital, and Inventory Reductions.
Recognized as a highly motivated and business focused Supply Chain Professional that infuses positive attitude with innovative solutions to achieve operating objectives; Skilled in building consensus, resolving conflict, and negotiating expectations in order to achieve defined business outcomes. Demonstrates solid conceptual and analytical thinking in combination with strong P&L orientation.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE JULY 2001 – MAY 2003 WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Major: Political Science
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AUGUST 1996 – MAY 2000 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Major: Transferred to Wake Forest
Skills & Abilities
Budgeting and Forecasting
Lean Six Sigma/JIT/Kanban
P&L Management and Reporting
Supply Chain Operations
Working Capital Management
SENIOR BUYER OLON INDUSTRIES INC. (06/2017 - 07/2018)
Identified synergies throughout the organization to leverage cost reductions for all commodities.
Restructure current processes and Implemented Standard Operating Procedures.
Setup all Items and BOM’s in ERP/MRP Microsoft Dynamics Navision.
Created forecasting models for Raw Materials, supply chain shifted from Domestic to International.
PURCHASING MANAGER LEGGETT & PLATT INC. (11/2015 – 06/2017)
Lead and provide guidance and support to all procurement and production planning employees to ensure manufacturing is able to operate at optimal levels.
Establish 12-13 week customer forecasts for all Raw Materials purchased internationally, in order to eliminate Production Constraints.
Maintain all Supplier score carding defined by Key performance Indicators.
Audit Domestic and International Suppliers to ensure Quality Standards and Expectations are in Compliance.
Implementation of ERP/MRP system change from SAP to Microsoft Dynamics.
REGIONAL PROCUREMENT MANAGER MULTI PACK SOLUTIONS (05/2014 – 08/2015)
Same responsibilities as listed below, Chesapeake Pharmaceutical merged with MPS (Multi Packaging Solutions)
Title changed to match the MPS hierarchy.
PURCHASING MANAGER CHESAPEAKE PHARMACEUTICAL PKG. (07/2009 – 05/2014)
Manage and evaluate performance for 10 direct reports for various departments, (Purchasing, Planning, Customer Service, Reception, and Electronic Prepress).
Responsible for overseeing and purchasing of raw materials, operation supplies, maintenance, and IT contracts.
Negotiate vendor supply agreements for multiple facilities to maximize savings through discovery of synergies.
Created and Implemented Vendor managed inventories, Kanban, and JIT
Reduced aged inventory by 64% through the use of FIFO
MIS Owner for ERP modules, Purchasing/Materials and Planning for organization transition from Oracle to Radius business management system.
Create and manage North America items standard coding structure for Raw Materials and Bill of Materials in Radius ERP.
Liaison for accounting department to establish new Purchasing and Accounting procedures.
Establish and Maintain pricing structure in ERP system for legacy Chesapeake sites, (5 facilities).
Create and Implement standard ERP training for Purchasing/Materials and Planning for all legacy Chesapeake sites. Additionally provided ongoing support to all sites in relation to the modules of responsibility.
Prepare and evaluate individual and packaged estimates for sales force, also provided cost effective alternates on materials to reduce overall price and increase competitiveness.
Increase Order proficiency by 75% by eliminating redundant tasks.
COST ANALYST CHESAPEAKE PHARMACEUTICAL PKG. (09/2006 – 07/2009)
Review Production orders to ensure all labor, materials, and tasks are captured accurately into the ERP system. Evaluate and explain any cost differences based on Estimated Cost Projections.
Prepare all orders for Invoicing, based on customer terms and special rebate programs.
Establish and generate reports to reflect overall profit, and cost variances to CFO.
Create and Maintain metrics (KPI’s) to determine individual customer profitability. Including waste, scrap, substitutions, and spoilage costs.