Crenshaw, MS ****1
September 24, 2018
To whom it may concern:
I was glad to see your job opportunity posted because I have all the qualifications you are seeking. I have extensive manufacturing and sales experience and feel that I would be a good fit for this position.
Currently I am the Plant Manager of Carlisle Construction Materials in Senatobia, MS, where I assume the responsibilities for the overall performance of the plant. I joined Carlisle in 2008 which I immediately took responsibilities of the plant’s everyday operations. In this position I was able to utilize my experience and remove inefficiencies from some of the production methods, improving productivity, and reducing cost. Because of my multi shift responsibilities, my average workday is about 10 hours long. So, I am no stranger to long hours and hard work. Because of unfair promotion opportunities at Carlisle, it has left me no other choice than to explore other options.
I have over 27 years of Plant Management experience and feel very strongly that if given an opportunity, I could be a great asset to your company. This seems to be both a rewarding and challenging opportunity for which I feel I am uniquely qualified. Attached is a copy of my resume, which I would like used in consideration for this position.
My references are available upon request and thank you for the opportunity to submit my resume for consideration.
CHRISTOPHER P. SIMPSON
1319 Hwy 3, Crenshaw, MS 38621 662-***-****
To become affiliated with a manufacturing company, which rewards excellent job performance with advancement opportunities.
JUNE 1989 – MAY 1990
FEATHER TANK OPERATOR, pillowtex corporation
Responsible for the day to day operation and all maintenance aspects for a state-of-the-art feather and down product processing tank.
MAY 1990 – MAY 1991
QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR/INVENTORY CLERK, pillowtex corporation
Responsible for the development and implementation of specifications for the construction of feather and down comforters.
Audited finished products to insure compliance with customer specifications.
Responsible for monitoring inventory levels for all feather and down raw materials, as well as determining and analyzing feather and or down mixture percentages to ensure meeting customer specifications.
MAY 1991 – JANUARY 1998
SUPERVISOR/DEPARTMENT MANAGER, pillowtex fieldcrest cannon corp.
Supervised 35 people in three areas. Insured order completion by customer cancels dates. Made changes in production process to maximize productivity.
Ensured that the department met production and quality goals. Trained all new hires. Responsible for compliance with union contract for department personnel.
JANUARY 1998 – OCTOBER 2000
ASSISTANT PLANT MANAGER, pillowtex fieldcrest cannon corp.
Managed four departments with over 100 employees and supervisors on two shifts. Developed staffing solutions and procedures to maximize productivity. Monitors quality standards on finished products. Responsible for maintaining raw material inventory levels for feather products. Meet department per unit cost goals.
OCTOBER 2000 – OCTOBER 2008
PLANT MANAGER, legget & platt/advanced Urethane tech
Managed over 100 employees, supervisors and managers on two shifts. Responsible for all aspects of the Plant daily operations from production, shipping and receiving, and transportation. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining inventory levels on all raw materials and finished goods. Developed processes in these areas to maximize productivity, improve efficiencies, create cost saving and reduce cost. Responsible for meeting and exceeding all quality/service requirements for all customers.
Assume the responsibility of Branch Manager in his absence.
OCTOBER 2008 – JUNE 2010
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, carlisle construction material
Supervised 40 peoples in five areas. Insured order completion by production schedules. Adjusted production processes to maximize productivity.
Ensured that all areas met production and quality goals. Trained all new hires.
Responsible for all safety and lean training for all employees.
JUNE 2010 – NOVEMBER 2012
PRODUCTION MANAGER, carlisle construction material
Supervised 84 peoples across five shifts. Responsible for coordinating the production schedules based on customer demand.
Responsible for managing inventory levels, staffing of all shifts, ensuring production and quality goals are met on all shifts daily.
Responsible for meeting and complying with all safety regulations and assuring that all employees are training in every government mandated category.
NOVEMBER 2012 – FEBRUARY 2016
OPERATION MANAGER, carlisle construction material
Responsible for 100 employees over five shifts and six different departments with managers and supervisors on each shift.
Responsible for developing and enhancing production and quality process and procedures to assure maximal productivity while improving the quality of our products to meet customer specifications.
Responsible for managing the inbound and outbound shipments to assure we meet customers required delivery dates.
Responsible for establishing safety programs, procedures, audits, and inspections to assure that we are in complaints with all government industrial and environmental safety requirements.
Responsible for scheduling maintenance on all extrusion lines to insure proper preventative measures were taken to avoid equipment downtime or failure.
FEBRUARY 2016 – PRESENT
PLANT MANAGER, carlisle construction material
Managed over 140 employees, supervisors and managers on five shifts in a 24/7 Extrusion Operation. Responsible for all aspects of the Plant daily operations from production, shipping and receiving, maintenance, and transportation. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining inventory levels on all raw materials and finished goods. Developed processes in these areas to maximize productivity, improve efficiencies, create cost saving and reduce cost. Responsible for meeting and exceeding all quality/service requirements for all customers.
Work with Sales and R&D to identify and create products that meet customer wants and needs.
Responsible for all OSHA, EPA, EEOC, and SWPP requirements being met.
AUGUST 1985 – MAY 1989
DIPLOMA, rosa fort high school Tunica, ms
AUGUST 1989 – MAY 1991
AAB, shelby state community college memphis, tn
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Visio, and Power Point
Tier I and II
ISO 9000, 9001, and 14001
Disc, 360, Servant Leadership Training
Microsoft SharePoint, Dropbox, and Okta
Lean Principles, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen Facilitator Certification
Warehouse Management Systems
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Member of Tunica Church of God
Tunica County Men Association
YOU (Youth Unlimited)
Adult Recreation Association
Volunteer Little League/ Basketball and Football
Member of TEAM CJ/Non-Profit Organization for Cerebral Palsy Awareness
Tate County Board of Economic Development
Mississippi Railroad Authority
Mississippi Economic Counsel