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Manager Supply Chain

Louisville, Ohio, United States
November 07, 2018

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Canton, OH 44721




High-performing purchasing / supply chain management professional with expertise in developing and supporting successful, high ROI projects and solutions. Consistently recognized by management for the ability to improve organizational effectiveness, being a high level strategist and leading efficiencies that align business processes and resources to maximize cost savings, performance, ethics and sustain strategic flexibility while creating a competitive advantage for the organization. Proven project management skills utilized in driving profitable and cost effective collaboration between cross-functional teams and critical business functions. Widely recognized as an articulate communicator with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.


• Strategic Sourcing and Planning • Materials Management • Inventory Analysis

• Project Management • Team Leadership • Budget Oversight • P & L Accountability

• ERP / MRP Systems: (BPICS, Futures III, MAPICS, QAD, E21, Onbase, Millennium,

Mayer, Maximo, Syteline, AS400 Jobescope, Microsoft 365 Great Plains and Papersave).


Purchasing Manager 2018 – Present

The Zidian Group, Boardman, OH

Responsible for all commercial aspects of the purchasing department, including Domestic and Imported finished goods, reporting to the Director of Central Purchasing.

Domestics – Manage pricing and promotions with supply chain. Code credit memos and vendor deducts.

Inventory management - Maintain MRP demand. Utilize JIT methodology. Review sales forecast and inventory turns.

Manage procurement employees – Category buyer. Hire, train and mentor additional buyers. Track KPI’s.

Imports – Track containers, maintain import documents including 10+2, BOL, duty, freight, and invoices. Daily Skype calls with broker and customs partners.

Manufacturing Purchasing – Source new raw materials as needed and maintain qualification through internal quality program.

Vendor Management - Negotiate spot buy and market contract pricing, including discount T&C’s. Maintain all landed and standard cost. Execute NDA’s. Conduct supplier performance and category reviews on an annual basis. Negotiate vendor agreements and revise contracts as needed. Analyze vendor proposals. Ensure product specs and compliance are being maintained. Foster vendor relationships

Track Cost Savings / Cost Avoidance KPI’s.

Purchasing Manager 2017 – 2018

National Inventors Hall of Fame, North Canton, OH

Manage all aspects of sourcing and procurement for the organization, reporting to the Senior Purchasing Manager.

Supplier Development and Evaluations.

Product development with internal department Stakeholders. (Marketing, Sales, Business Relations, Fundraising, Museum/Exhibits/Store and Inductees).

Manage and order MRP Demand in conjunction with the Supply Chain department.


Vanguard test materials for Curriculum Module support.

Execute NDA’s, Supplier contracts and Consulting Agreements.

Cost Savings / Cost Avoidance KPI’s.

Negotiate Discount Payment Terms and Conditions.

Commodity Manager – USPS-NGDV Program - Contract 2016 – 2017

VT Hackney Inc. – Kidron Div., Kidron, OH

Project team member, solely managing all commercial commodity aspects of procurement for the USPS program, reporting to the VP of Purchasing.

Sourcing of Suppliers. Purchasing both Direct and Indirect Materials, including automotive prototype and production tooling.

Execute NDA’s.

Maintain compliance of internal and external SOP’s and Government guidelines and applicable laws including FMVSS and NAICS data.

Cost Savings / Cost Avoidance KPI’s.

Negotiate Terms and Conditions.

Responsible for weekly and monthly status reports due to the USPS.

Senior Buyer 2011 – 2015

The Timken Company / TimkenSteel, Canton, OH

Responsible for all commercial aspects of direct material purchases. Leader of Continuous Improvement commodity teams, establishing and carrying out all commodity strategies. Responsible for supplier contracts, business goals, creating and managing commodity forecast. Stakeholder of commodity inflation guidance cost mapping and market conditions. Ensure supplier qualifications and maintain approved status, including auditing to company standards. Ensure material availability based on BP/MP forecasts while meeting targets. Analyze internal customer's forecast and purchase patterns to identify optimum inventory planning and supplies inventory guidelines. Manage (MRP) execution. Approve work orders, desktop reqs and purchase orders. Shareholder of raw material specifications. Responsible for managing supplier managed accounts. Shareholder of supplier accounts receivable / payable, receiving error corrections.

Maintain Sox and Conflict Material compliance for all commodities.

Tracked annual cost savings tied to department goals averaging 2-4%, equaling 2 MM in annual savings.

Certified as an ISO internal auditor – complete annual assignments.

Department Quality Rep – maintains all standards and change management.

Completed various classes and certifications such as - TSI, ASM, QS and currently working on CPSM.

Annual Spend 50-65 MM

Plant Manager 2010 – 2011

Premier Pallet & Recycling, Navarre, OH

Provide strategic direction and leadership to daily operations of pallet recycling facility including 30+ employees. Oversee the generation of maximum profitability and ensure full production schedules were met while simultaneously performing safety, quality, cost, and inventory management within operating budget constraints. Ensure all health and safety regulations are followed to maintain safe work environment. Review production costs and product quality, and modify production and inventory control programs to maintain and improve profitable operation of facility.

Created and implemented new preventative maintenance program for plant equipment. Resulted in the reduction of equipment down time.

Participate in sales activities including managing sales calls and developing new business through networking.

Developed and implemented new employee handbook and attendance tracking system.


Purchasing Manager 2008 – 2010

Biery Cheese Company, Louisville, OH

Delivered oversight and leadership to purchasing department for the procurement of indirect and direct raw materials and supplies in support of the manufacturing. Participated in negotiations strategy development, analyzed supplier contracts, business goals, and market conditions. Ensured material availability based on forecasts which meet or exceeded targets. Analyzed customer's forecast and purchase patterns to identify optimum inventory planning. Managed material

requirement planning (MRP) execution. Revised schedule according to work order specifications, established priorities and availability of materials.

Implemented inventory control best practices for off-site raw materials warehouse.

Led new packaging design / development with customer and supplier base.

Participated in implementation of ERP system within the facility.

Purchasing – Buyer / Planner / Warehouse Supervisor 2004 – 2008

Shearers Foods, Brewster, OH

Planned and directed materials management activities. Procured indirect and direct materials including packaging and supplies. Developed, implemented, and maintained the inventory control process. Managed flow of raw materials and finished goods to include documentation of transactions, and developed inventory systems to maximize inventory.

Researched vendors for materials, equipment, and supplies. Collaborated and negotiated to determine product availability and terms of sales.

Reduced several on-hand raw materials inventories 23% during first year with organization.

Managed safety stock calculations and developed forecasting analysis tool.

Conducted supplier performance / cost analysis.

MAC – Major Account Coordinator (Buyer / Planner / Customer Service) 2003 – 2004

Collins & Aikman, Canton, OH

Completed internal Kaizan College program of Lean Manufacturing and Development.

Production Team Leader / Supervisor 1999 – 2003

Heinz Frozen Foods Company, Massillon, OH


Bachelor of Arts, Business Management

Malone University, Canton, OH

Associate of Applied Science, Occupational Studies, Recreation / Business Management

Erie Community College, Orchard Park, NY

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