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Supply Chain

Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
November 01, 2018

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Thomas A. Rodriguez

Portsmouth, OH *****740-***-**** •

Engaging and motivating professional with executive-level ability and exceptional leadership experience in Operations, Sales, Supply Chain Management, and Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing principles.

Key Qualifications:

Transformational leader, able to develop valuable professional relationships through a commitment to trust and transparency. Outstanding manager, coach, and mentor with a remarkable ability to uncover root causes and train teams to discover previously unrealized solutions with focus on values and culture. Goal-driven team builder with exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven capacity to positively influence senior leaders, physicians, teams, and other professionals. Imaginative and enthusiastic individual with experience using meaningful data and metrics to drive positive change and vitalize the bottom line. Innovative professional with a clear sense of purpose and urgency when faced with diverse situational challenges; inspired by big challenges with a passion for helping others succeed through shared learning and teamwork.

Professional Experience

Menardi Filters – Nederman Corporation – Trenton, SC

Strategic Sourcing Manager, May 2017 to Present

Create strong foundation for success as key member of management team with oversight of P/L including budget, standard costs adjustment, and capex spending. Provide insightful vision and guidance for direct reports in purchasing, planning, materials, management, and warehouse. Maximize productivity and provide vital structure by establishing distribution center with readily available inventory for key customers; directed warehouse restructuring and relocation of materials. Exhibit exceptional ability to marshal appropriate resources by drafting contracts for costs, delivery, terms, and quality. Affirm capacity to excel by embracing responsibilities as North American manager for special filtration projects. As product manager, instrumental in supporting sales for two vendors who are also customers.

Selected Contributions:

* Projected savings of 5% to 7% of cost on 1.1 MUSD through innovative consolidation of maintenance, repair, and operations spend.

* Exercised detailed analysis and judgment to facilitate $230K savings on active projects.

* Project lead in restructure of AX ERP system designed to refine product classifications.

* Reduced textile fabrics and metals inventory by $900K within four months through inventive operations restructure (KanBan, VMI, set Min/Max levels).

* Contributed to increased cash flow by improving from 40 avg days (2017) paid to 53 days (YTD) paid by restructuring payment terms on $8.3MUSD year to date by increasing .

* Project lead on establishment of inspection process of product line transfer.

GenTox, Inc. - Medical Lab Representative Company ( – Portsmouth, OH

Owner, January 2016 to May 2017

Displayed insightful vision and exceptional business acumen while establishing operating budget and sales channels in hard goods, services, and B2B; crafted contract requirements for goods and services. Ensured adherence to all rules, laws, and procedures.

Selected Contributions:

* Slashed costs on hard products by 28%, leading to $37K savings in first year.

* Expertly managed five direct reports.

ABB – Discrete Automation (DMMG) ( – Greenville, SC

Global Category Manager, November 2011 to December 2015

Oversaw 120 active projects with $250M in annual global spend across five product groups and 45 factories through use of experience and knowledge in global markets and commodity futures. Developed and implemented focused strategy across entire business unit; provided ongoing strategic guidance to four commodity teams with multiple employees within Americas, Asia, India, and Europe. Reduced value-added portion of material purchases in close partnership with suppliers. Created environment for durable success by establishing key performance indicators; ensured teams observed strategy and met targets. Established budget for iron and aluminum commodities across all five product groups. Exhibited calm, clear-headed leadership by ensuring suppliers align with business strategies and procedures

Selected Contributions:

* Captured substantial savings through cost reductions of 3.5% to 6.8% from 2012 to 2015; increased emerging market spend; and reduced supply base.

* Increased corporate stature through establishment of new emerging market source in Vietnam.

* Employed refined relationship-building skills and collaborative mindset through contract negotiations focused on establishing equitable pricing structures with suppliers.

* Exhibited superior attention to detail while assisting in supplier audits to ensure corporate compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

* Implemented lean principles to assist suppliers in reduction of operating costs.

ABB - Baldor Electric – District Office – Greater Cincinnati Area, OH

Sales Engineer, April 2008 to November 2011

Enhanced clarity of mission by providing customers with electrical and mechanical engineering support. Generated additional $7M in revenues, year-over-year from 2008 to 2011. Developed customer base comprised of engineering firms, original equipment manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and end users. Serviced variety of industries including power generation, petro-chemical, mining, forestry, and paper.

Selected Contributions:

* Exercised sound judgment and discretion in development of pricing structure for several key suppliers and industry groups.

* Employed balanced, disciplined leadership to manage accounts from initial quote, through production, shipping, and invoicing.

Additional Experience as Account Manager, OSCO Industries, Portsmouth, OH; Correctional Lieutenant, Department of Corrections, Lucasville, OH; Private / Sergeant, Telecommunications, Department of Defense, United States Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Educational Background

MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance

University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH

Associate of Applied Science, Health, and Human Services

Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH

Courses, Certifications, and Training

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified: MSI #16979536 • Continuous Improvement (CIPS) • eSourcing • Sourcing Execution • TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) • Gate Modeling • Analysis and Reduction of Casting Defects • Intro to Metal Casting • Raw Material and Price Development • Purchasing Chessboard • Conflict Minerals • Intro to Metal Casting • Better Cost Management • Casting Defects Report Writing • TQM Instructor • Microsoft Office Suite • Lotus Notes • Outlook • SAP • Microsoft Dynamics AX

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