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Location:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 48304, United States
Posted:
November 19, 2018

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TODD K. KOKKO

CORE COMPETENCIES

Strong and experienced professional with expertise in cost analysis, purchasing, engineering and program management within the automotive industry.

Skilled at reviewing supplier contracts, analyzing supplier part data, performing negotiations, and identifying cost savings.

Excellent analytical abilities and strong Access and Excel skills such as performing pivot tables, vlookups, formulas and manipulating very large volumes of data.

Extremely detail oriented, strong communication skills, and the ability to work well on a team or as an individual contributor.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FMLA January 2017 – Present

FCA, Auburn Hills, MI August 2013 – December 2016

Cost Analyst MOPAR (Contract)

Held responsibility for all supplier ECON requests for Mopar and averaged over a 60% reduction of increased piece price request from what was originally asked by the suppliers.

Identified a $1.2M cost saving for GM that was settled at just over $400k.

Taught and trained Buyers on the process of ECON requests and understanding costs.

Responsible for every zero cost Engineering Change Notice for MOPAR, which improved both response time and finding CN’s where cost savings should have happened.

Ford, Dearborn, MI September 2012 – March 2013

Purchasing Program Management (Contract)

Performed a short term contract role to assist with launch of the Ford Fusion.

Held responsibility for all CD Open To Go, purchasing issues, CPA Agreement Timing, and PO Timing.

Worked as a liaison between Manufacturing and Purchasing to achieve program timing on all components required for builds.

Acted as Purchasing Launch Team lead and worked to assure all cost/timing related issues were addressed promptly and led team meetings to assure resolution on all issues.

Federal-Mogul, Southfield, MI June 2011 – August 2011

Senior Buyer (Contract)

Performed short term assignment to lead new sourcing of aftermarket chassis components.

Entered and maintained contracts within the purchasing systems, and tracked and implemented all approved engineering changes.

Worked with supply base to improve production designs with MOOG components.

Acted as lead for the Lower Control Arm business.

Tenneco, Monroe, MI October 2010 – June 2011

Senior Buyer (Contract)

Performed short term assignment to resource a troubled supplier to a diversified global supply base.

The project involved working with 640 skews that were resourced and resulted in a $1.4M annual save. The supply base included 3 in India, 1 in China and 1 in North America and included many components that would have 3-4 different packaging concepts (ie. bulk, single box, blister pack, and color retail box).

American Axle Manufacturing, Detroit, MI September 2008 – April 2009

Senior Global Forgings Commodity Manager, CVO (Contract)

Led contract negotiation with supplier quotes, quoted new business, and managed cost targets for engineering changes.

Directed the Tech Review meetings to assure the smooth coordination between engineering and the supply base.

Entered and maintained contracts within the purchasing systems.

Tracked and implemented all approved engineering changes.

Handled newly sourced vehicle program parts and all cost targets were met.

Performed sourcing of large forgings, castings, stampings, and the machining aspects of the components.

GETRAG, Sterling Heights, MI December 2007 – September 2008

Senior Commodity Buyer

Commodity buyer for Electronics, Castings, Stampings and Wire Harness Asy’s sourcing new components, while maintaining all launch cost targets.

Directed reviews between engineering, supplier quality and the suppliers to assure a smooth launch of each component.

Handled newly sourced vehicle program parts and ensured that all cost targets were met.

Chrysler, Auburn Hills, MI August 2007 – December 2007

Senior Commodity Buyer (Contract)

Contract Buyer for Chrysler’s P&S Powertrain group.

Performed contract negotiation with supplier quotes, quoted new business, and managed cost targets for engineering changes.

Directed tech review meetings to assure smooth coordination between engineering and supply base.

Entered and maintained contracts within Chrysler’s purchasing system, and tracked and implemented engineering changes.

Over the course of 6 months, a $7M cost savings was booked.

General Motors, Warren, MI March 2005 – July 2007

Senior Commodity Buyer (Contract)

Contract Buyer for General Motors Exterior Moldings group.

Performed contract negotiation with supplier quotes, quoted new business, and managed cost targets for engineering changes.

Directed tech review meetings to assure smooth coordination between engineering and supply base.

Entered and maintained contracts within GM’s GPS system and tracked and implemented engineering changes within GM’s E-Squared system.

Exceeded all targets based on Buyer’s overall commodity each year, and exceeded a $6M cost reduction target.

RCO ENGINEERING, Plymouth MI July 2001 – January 2005

Senior Account Manager / Program Manager

Held responsibility for all Chrysler and Ford Programs for the JCI account with set targets for both total business and margin, as well as for Lear Asia OEM, Elesys NA, and Brose Automotive.

Responsible from initial customer contact to part delivery, as well as overseeing testing activity after assembly of components.

Leader of customer driven cross functional team and managed the timelines and action planning.

Set up and established purchasing processes for satellite business location in Plymouth, and supervised purchasing administrative staff.

LEAR CORPORATION, GM Division, Madison Heights, MI December 1997 – May 2001

Senior Engineer

Held responsibility for Saturn LS seats and interior components that were launched utilizing the European Opal front seat hardware with all new foam, trim and plastics.

Managed two Product Engineers and a summer intern.

Improved production assembly processes which resulted in a reduction of three assembly stations.

Implemented wire harness revision and avoided a significant warranty issue.

Recognized for reducing the overall interior warranty by 40%.

Successfully managed ten C / O vehicle seat systems (GM C-Cars, G-Cars, H-Cars, W-Cars), and coordinated and implemented component revisions in three Lear Seat Assembly plants.

Improved warranty concerns and effectively eliminated and resolved all warranty issues.

Coordinated supplier inventory as each car line was nearing job last.

Recognized as only supplier that was on time for a last minute special edition of the Buick Rivera the “Silver Arrow”.

Implemented cross-functional teams to handle common changes to multiple assembly plants.

Held responsibility for all mid-sized car program validation planning, as well as validation test scheduling to assure that full customer expectations were met.

Coordinated FMVSS testing requirements and assured compliance.

Developed validation matrices for interior programs and developed the accelerated testing process for a lift gate program, which was a first for Lear.

Part of the team for the first successful Six Sigma project implementation at Lear, and process controls developed were used as an example presentation to the rest of the company.

Chrysler, Auburn Hills, MI January 1995 – December 1997

BIW Specialist / Launch Coordinator (Contract)

Held responsibility for the design and release of BIW hardware, PUR Foam, Black Out Paint and all vehicle labeling. The position transitioned into the Resident Launch Coordinator for the launch of the 1998 LH.

Singularly responsible for changing Vehicle Build's Group and the Assembly Plant Manager’s opinion of BIW Hardware support from the worst to one of the best.

Part of the team that won the 1998 LH, a Motor Trend Car of the Year award.

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI April 1989 – December 1994

Program Manager - Chassis Engineer

Held responsibility for all Chassis Systems assuring synergy between component sections.

Played a key role in removing roadblocks and problem areas, tracking high impact open issues, and facilitating closure.

Program Manager and Launch Manager for 1989, 1990, 1991 & 1992 Aerostar.



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