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Purchasing, Supply Chain Management

Madison, WI, 53716
October 31, 2018

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Steven R. Glojek

Madison, Wisconsin 53716 608-***-**** Procurement & Logistics Leader

Driven, motivated, and tenacious procurement and logistics leader with extensive experience buying, selling, and controlling inventory for hundreds of products. Collaborate with international production teams to coordinate delivery schedules. Apply lean principles to the warehouse/inventory operations. Strategically lead, train, and guide large teams. Proven expertise in:

Inventory & Logistics

Warehouse Operations

International Partnerships

Supplier/Vendor Chain Management

Advanced Problem Solving

Importing Goods

Audio/Visual Equipment Sales

Manufacturing Operations

Procurement/Purchasing Strategy

Motivational Team Leadership

Product Development

ERP Systems


Music Production & Recording

Madison Media Institute, Madison, Wisconsin

Occupational Music Careers

Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Full Compass Systems – Madison, Wisconsin

Procurement Supervisor, August 2012 to October 2018 Collaboratively lead and grow a team of 7 procurement specialists in to a team of 12. Actively re- structure the department to promote the future growth and promotion of high potential individuals. Oversee purchasing activities for 700+ brands comprised of 120,000+ SKUs. Key Contributions:

Draft and release a proven plan for finished goods import processes, including cost estimation. Slash import taxes and freight costs.

Partner with Asian manufacturing teams to develop comprehensive quality control procedures. Decrease customer quality returns significantly.

Motivate, train, and mentor team members in all aspects of their professional development. Promote employees due to stellar performance.

Assertively negotiate contracts with supplier/vendor partners. Realize a substantial cost avoidance/savings on each contract after negotiation ceases. Steven R. Glojek Page 2

Full Compass Systems/FDW Corporation/VU – Madison, Wisconsin Project Specialist, May 2011 to August 2012

Partnered with staff and the Vice President of Procurement and Merchandising to improve processes, procedures, and standardized work. Closely tracked purchasing inventory and overall performance. Effectively managed key, multi-million dollar accounts, up to $8 million. Key Contributions:

Streamlined and integrated a process that linked the newly developed merchandising team with the procurement team.

Key subject matter expert during the procedure review for the new ERP system. Increased efficiency and productivity by consolidating and automating processes. Full Compass Systems – Madison, Wisconsin

Product Planning & Control Specialist, January 2007 to May 2011 Efficiently managed and devised strategy for key distribution accounts, both domestic and overseas. Critical part of the development team for an in-house brand of consumer electronics. Key Contributions:

Developed key product strategies for importing or in-house manufacturing. Analyzed cost, quality control, packaging, and logistics. Reduced or eliminated costs when possible.

Forged strong relationships with international business partners. Enhanced the efficiency and reduced the burden of the importing process.

Purchaser, January 2002 to January 2007

Procured all domestic finished goods that were related to audio, video, lighting, and musical instruments. Assertively negotiated contracts and other pricing agreements. Key Contributions:

Simultaneously led and managed 100s of vendor accounts. Closely monitored their delivery and financial performance.

Recognized as a top-performer in the areas of inventory management and vendor relations. Earned the right to manage and lead strategy for the most lucrative accounts. Receiving Lead, January 2000 to January 2002

Controlled the daily workflow of the Receiving and Returns department while constantly searching for ways to reduce costs, inventory on-hand, and turnover. Key Contributions:

Pivotal team member and subject matter expert during the development of a Vendor Performance Review Process. Incorporated all aspects of the team’s requirements.

Regularly analyzed and brainstormed ways to streamline and simplify processes. Set up metrics that monitored progress to pre-determined goals.

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