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Manager Purchasing

El Cerrito, CA
October 17, 2018

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Production/Facilities/Purchasing Manager


Phone: 415-***-****


Address: **** ****** ******

Richmond, CA 94805

Professional Profile

A capable production, facilities and purchasing manager with a proven record of success. Experienced in using lean manufacturing to reduce costs and streamline production processes. A hands-on problem solver who can diagnose and repair manufacturing equipment as needed. A solution oriented leader who is able to encourage team members to succeed at their common goal. A highly experienced procurement manager with a demonstrated ability to significantly reduce materials costs by standardizing processes, negotiating favorable terms and streamlining supplier channels. Skills

Production Management

Demonstrated excellent soft management


Able to work with and encourage

different personalities to achieve a

common goal.

Engineering Liaison

Coordinates with Engineering to purchase

materials on time and on or under


Adept at reading and interpreting



Successfully reduced inventory overhead

by implementing just-in-time purchasing


Analyzed costs on an ongoing basis and

relayed changes to maintain profitability.

Oversaw raw materials and hardware

inventory valued at $500k.

Guided Kanban process to help facilitate

just in time purchasing.

Facilities Management

Capable at troubleshooting and repairing

equipment in a production environment.

Oversaw all building maintenance and

upgrades to a 10,000 sq ft plant

OSHA Compliance

Authored and conducted monthly walk

through inspections to assure compliance.

Conducted required ongoing employee

training and testing.

Work Experience

PURCHASING & FACILITIES MANAGER - Wooden Window Inc. - Oakland, CA - Jan 2010 - Sep 2018

Worked closely with Engineering to manage all aspects of purchasing, strategic planning, supplier selection, consolidation, qualification, sourcing and cost reduction.

Established flow of all raw materials: lumber, glass, custom and standard hardware. Outsourced custom fabricated and machined hardware and components as needed. Managed a supply base of over 250 vendors with an annual budget of two million dollars.

Reduced in house inventory by 40% by implementing just-in-time purchasing strategy.

Initiated and managed a Kanban system for hardware, fittings and electrical components.

Supervised management of facility. Monitored employee and building OSHA compliance. PRODUCTION MANAGER - Melissa Joy Manning - Berkeley, CA - Dec 2006 - Dec 2009

Hired and trained new employees. Authored annual employee reviews.

Purchased materials, equipment and tools for production. Monitored production costs. Measurably reduced inventory overhead.


Utilized MRP database for purchasing, production scheduling, planning and reporting.

Developed and maintained vendor relationships to improve the quality of purchases and reduce material lead times.

Identified areas for process improvement and cost savings. Implemented process changes. Created daily logs and dashboard reports in Excel to monitor and improve performance metrics over time. PRODUCTION MANAGER AND IMPORT-EXPORT COORDINATOR - Tabra International - Novato, CA - Mar 2002

– Nov 2006

Supervised direct and indirect manufacturing, shipping, receiving, and stock maintenance operations.

Hired, trained and supervised an in-house production team of twelve full-time employees

Managed an MRP database to track inventory control, purchasing, shop order production, bills of materials and finished product cost analysis.

Purchased all raw materials tools and consumables for manufacturing.

Oversaw all equipment allocation and repair. Maintained facility OSHA compliance. Education

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN - San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas - 1990-1992 Interests:

MIG welding, automotive fabrication and restoration 2

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