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Materials / Purchasing Manager

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33327, United States
November 02, 2018

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Joseph A Bruno

**** ****** ****** ***** ****** Fl 33327

Cell 305-***-****


Professional Skills

Leadership Strong Multi-Tasking Skills Lean Management Analytical Approach to Resolution Budget Development Vendor Relations Procurement Logistics

Professional Experience

2013-Present Pompano Beach FL

Decimal Engineering

Purchasing Manager

Key Responsibilities:

Evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, and delivery speed. Purchase aluminum, cold rolled, hot rolled P&O, copper, stainless, galvannealed, galvanized sheet stock & bar stock.

Interview vendors and visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services, and prices ensuring Decimal’s cost, quality and delivery objectives are met. Attend meetings, trade shows, and conferences to learn about new industry trends and make contacts with suppliers. Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable prices. Negotiate contracts on behalf of Decimal Engineering. Work out agreements with suppliers, such as when products will be delivered, blanket orders. Meet with staff and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action. Evaluate and monitor contracts to be sure that vendors and supplies comply with the terms and conditions of the contract and to determine the need for changes.

Maintain and review records of items bought, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories. Developed KPI’s and supplier scorecards to evaluate, monitor and report supplier performance. 2003-2013 Weston FL


Materials Manager

Key Responsibilities:

Interact with Executive Management to develop and format an Expenditure and Manufacturing plan that supports the Sales and Financial needs of the organization. Recruit, Lead, Motivate and Train a diverse staff to effectively maintain a commitment to continuously improving interdepartmental communication and the achievement of stated requirements of organization. Duties:

Manage and Direct daily activities in Purchasing, Planning (raw material, outside processes & final assembly), Warehouse, Shipping and Receiving.

Review and Communicate to Executive Management performance related to daily/weekly revenue plans to include, capacity planning, scheduling material and associated cost elements. Coordinate Manufacturing and Assembly activities in multiple departments. Interact and Participate with Engineering and Quality on New Product Development. Collaborate with Sales, Quality, Engineering and production to include product realization, contract review, MRB and process improvement process improvement.


Negotiated with several vendors for cost reductions and improvement of Quality. Implemented and Maintained an Inventory Control System (20,000 plus skews) that for four consecutive external audits had an absolute deviation less that 2%. This ultimately led to a waiver of the need for future audits. This was achieved by implementing standard system/inventory audits and implementing receiving best practices. Reduced Lead-Times on Core Products to an Industry leading one week ARO. Maintained zero past dues on Core Products with multiple Key Customers. Increased Inventory turns on Core Products by 30%. Developed and Maintained Structured Bill of Material criteria that resulted in Part Number Simplification and Process Controls.

2000-2003 Miami, FL

TOTAL FOOD SERVICE DIRECTION - Fine Host - Aramark Carnival Cruise Lines, Foodservice Director

Overall management in a multi faceted corporate dining facility, serving over 9000 covers a week. Built volume to over $1,300,000

Directed and motivated a staff of 18 including 2 supervisors and an administrative assistant. Oversaw menu planning, inventory controls, ordering and day to day operations of the unit. Responsible for all Financials aspects dealing with a profit or loss food service operation to include sales development, food and labor cost, unit merchandising and promotions. Met food cost of 32%

Maintained a 28% labor cost

Oversaw vending operation for 2500 Carnival employees 1998–1999 Miami, FL


Supervision of 6 employees in a multi faceted account serving 700 employees. Responsible for Financials, Payroll, Unit Merchandising, Customer & Client Relations.

Implementation of internal communication network to include electronic distribution of weekly menus, promotions and health & nutritional information.

Oversaw 300k renovation project. Serving full fare of daily menu by setting up satellite kitchen at another account. Development of catering menu using customer surveys and hosting a Catering Expo to introduce new & trendier items. Catering sales have increased by 125%.

1996–1998 Miami, FL

TOTAL FOOD SERVICE DIRECTION, FINE HOST CORPORATION Carnival Cruise Lines, Executive Chef – Corporate Dining Facility Supervision of 9 back of the house employees and one supervisor in a multi faceted account serving 2500 employees including; daycare, electronic ordering

Delivery service, executive dining, internal & external company catering, coffee pantry service. Responsible for Inventory Control, computerized purchasing, receiving and cost controls. Development of cycle menu and culturally diverse Promotions as well as daily “On Exhibition” Specials. Unit Merchandising and Customer & Client Relations.

Electronic distribution of weekly menus, promotions, health & nutritional information. Increased unit profitability by 296% and sales by 21.4 % over first year, compared to previous five years of operation.

1998 sales exceeded $800,000.00

Experience Continued


A background of experience preparing for a career in food management. Details upon request. Education

American Institute. Lmt 2010

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Masters: Hospitality Management, 1995 Canterbury University Online Computer Literate,Microsoft; Excel; Word; Powerpoint and Outlook.

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