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Manager Purchasing

Kansas City, MO
October 21, 2018

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Kansas City, NE 64117



Manager of pressroom department operations, corporate purchasing, estimating, scheduling and MRO purchases.

Performance-driven career with high-volume, fast-paced operations. Success in manufacturing, operations and production processes with objectives and strategies to achieve financial results. Qualifications in team building, project management and purchasing. Consistent success in revenue growth, profit improvement and cost reduction. Keen problem-solving, planning and organizational leadership skills.


Adient. Riverside, Missouri 9/2015 to present

Support production and quality manufacturing for GM and Ford – seat builders Malibu and Ford trucks

Henry Wurst, Inc. North Kansas City, Mo. 64117

Family owned multi plant communications organization with printing as the core business with performance and measurable operating and financial results.

Pressroom Manager –Henry Wurst, Inc. North Kansas City 2009-2015

Promoted to this position in 2009. Sheetfed and web presses.

Harris 5 unit M 1000

Harris 8 unit M 1000

Komori Lithron 640 40” 6 unit with coater

Heidleberg Die Cutter 40”

Company facing for customer related opportunities and issues.

Managed staff of 35, Machines, Material Handling, Receiving, Materials and Processes including team building

Made Decisions and Solving Problems Analyze information relative to efficiency and standard reporting results and choose the best solution and solve problems.

Inspecting Equipment, Material, or Processes Inspected equipment or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

Getting Information Observed, received, and otherwise obtained information from all relevant sources.

Driver of CTP and color calibration

Increased productivity – created grade card for press performance and key indicators

Process flow, chart roadblocks, and implement team improvement training.

Cost justified new presses and additional equipment

Driver of training

Corporate Manager of Purchasing and Process Control Henry Wurst, Inc. 1995 to 2009

Promoted from Pressroom Lead to Purchasing Manager responsible for materials and outsourced services. Qualified and certify vendors. Develop grade card for logging vendor performance. Managed Estimating department responsible for establishing cost based manufacturing plans with 6 employees along with purchasing department of 4 employees.

$23 million budget for multiple facilities

Increased buying power by combining all company purchases to leverage our negotiating power.

Introduced new estimating system to facility and sales staff.

Managed production and scheduling for pressroom and bindery.

Promoted to this position in 1995 .

Web Pressman – Henry Wurst, Inc. 1975-1995

Started 1975as press maintenance associate cleaning and minor repair and product changeover setup of press equipment on 3rd shift. Quickly moved to press “fly person” taking product from the end of the press.

Moved to press feeder, responsible for material flow,

2nd pressmen responsible for color, register, fold and quality of product – back up 1st pressman

1st pressman responsible for production, quality, training and other requirements.

Always meeting or exceeding customer custom color, quality expectations including schedule.

Including press teardown and new press installations (Harris 5 unit M1000, Harris 8 unit M1000, Hantcho 5 unit Mark 5). Participation in annual minor overhauls consisting of minor machine repairs, upgrades and new rollers up to major repairs and upgrades. Assisted with install of GMI (now AVT) color and register systems.


UMKC Block School of Business Mini MBA Program

Karass School of Negotiation

Additional: Forklift, Microsoft Office

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