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Manager Purchasing

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
November 06, 2018

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James Carter

Purchasing Agent

Shreveport, LA ***19


Business professional desiring to utilize my commodity, and forecasting skill sets, while servicing required materials, purchasing, and project management needs. I've worked in the casting's, tubing/ pipe, electronics, plastic, metal forging, plate, and engineering service business for 23 plus years. Document yearly hard savings (see attachments) and project management services and recoveries. Dedicated to exceeding value-add expectations in all job assignments and responsibilities including the identification and utilization of hidden leveraged opportunities. Driven to reduce total cost and provide excellent management services. Customer delight driven. Work Experience

Purchasing Agent

ISTAP Corporation

September 2007 to March 2013

Engineering, contracting, firm serving the construction / energy, food production, waste removal, and steel production industries.

* Budget management and forecasting for future bid estimation, quote packaged (RFQ / short-listed) required items specified by the customer, project design, or construction engineering. Establish project working budgets supporting targeted profits and tracking both hard or soft cost avoidances.

* System: Stand alone PC based system utilizing CICS MRP and MS project management. Purchasing Agent

Dresser/Consolidated Valve/GE Industries

November 2000 to July 2007

Oversee three buyers and one data entry clerk.

* Manage expenditures against budget and forecast projections to utilize in future price considerations. Establish project working budgets for new designs including production and sourcing requirements. Work closely with sales, product design and production to determine best economical metal forming processes.

* Responsible for purchasing $37 million in castings from both domestic and international sources utilizing casting processes such as no-bake, investment, green-sand, and cold set methods cast from multi-impression and one off pattern equipment. Purchase barstock or forges finished machine components and other direct and indirect materials and services including new product development.

* Annual sales of $143 million.

* Participant of offshore sourcing strategy which was established in both with Chinese, Belgium, Korean and Taiwanese suppliers.

* Source services of either rough cast are fully machined and tested investment and sand castings, forgings, barstock machine components, stampings, tooling and loose assemblies.

* Original domestic expenditure of over $32 million to provide parts complete has been reduced to

$8.7 million.

* Yearly documented domestic savings exceeded $687k for over 5 years beginning in Y2001.

* Domestic supply strategy is to establish kanban or consignment programs with key suppliers facilitating 'Pay as we Pull' and 'Supplier Buyer' programs thereby reducing inventory from 19 to 12 million and freeing up critical purchasing man-hours.

* MRP / CICS system / began Oracle implementation (Valve Industry). Other processes utilized were, PPAP, NACE, First Article, Consignment, Pay as You Pull, stocking and verification methods options. America Purchasing Manager

Carbone Loraine

November 1997 to October 2000

Tier 2 QS9000 and ISO 9002 approved electronic systems components supplier.

* Matrix directed purchasing function of 7 different US and 1 Mexican operation and represent materials product development requirements.

* Direct responsibility for purchasing staff of 3 buyers securing copper wire and powder, graphite, thermoplastic feedstock for electric motor brush assemblies.

* Established resident MRO supplier thus eliminating non-essential support inventory.

* Mapics AS400 - Electronic / Auto Industry

Purchasing / Sourcing Manager

Peerless Pump

February 1996 to October 1997

Provide matrix directed purchasing management function assisting 12 buyer planners in 5 US locations including direct responsibility for 3 buyers purchasing over $80 million of both domestic and offshore finished castings and support components.

* Reduced inventory by $8 million through point of use replenishment and supplier buyback with an estimated yearly savings of over $113k.

* Established functioning Corporate Commodity Sourcing Counsels focused to uncover synergies in product usage thus launching leverage buyouts.

* US savings totaled $2.03 million

* HP 3000 - MRP

Materials / Purchasing Manager


February 1995 to January 1996

An ISO 9001 rotary compressor manufacture for room air-conditioners ranging up to 22k BTU's.

* Annual expenditures of 32 million of which 60% was secured offshore.

* All components and assemblies required extensive UL approval and life cycle testing. Department of 3 buyers purchases sheet-metal feedstock for Nu-Cor application and other compressor 'pump' parts from 12 qualified Pacific Rim suppliers.

* Sourced and established supply chain for hermetic motors from both Daewoo Korea (49 frame) and Rotomatica (39 frame) in Slovenia.

* Responsibilities included knowledge of duty schedules, draw back, and complex contractual issues such as patent rights and epidemic product failure analysis including required UL / FMEA product failure reviews.

* Assisted in the establishment of a resident FTZ (Foreign Trade Zone) thus eliminating costly production delays and product tool changes.

* Yearly savings in triple digits with doubling inventory turns from 5 to 11.

* System: HP3000 MRP, MFG PRO QAD.

Purchasing Manager

Goulds Pumps - Ashland, PA

1990 to 1994

Responsible for 3 buyers, one purchasing clerk insuring the correct placement of $28 million buy of pumps components including feedstock for captured stainless steel foundry.

* 25% of purchases made from offshore Korean sources.

* Supply base reduced 24% with annual savings in the 3 digit range.

* System: Stand-alone PC based MRP.

Senior Buyer

C.S. Engineers

1982 to 1990

Project based construction and engineering firm constructing government builds, libraries, sewage treatment plants, Hershey Chocolate facilities and hospitals.

* Projects ranged up to $23 million.

Senior Buyer


1978 to 1982

Provide purchasing services for Gould's Pump Distributor and local machine shop reworking centrifugal, PD pumps, and four throw compressors for Creole International.

* Purchase and assist in the construction of skidded field units with large gas drivers and gear reducers with single, duel and 4-throw compressors.


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Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX

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Harrisburg Community College - Harrisburg, PA

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