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Sr.Buyer, Purchasing Mgr.

Bartlett, IL
November 19, 2018

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Steve Piotrowski

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Bartlett, IL *0103

Home: 630-***-****

Cell: 630-***-****


SUMMARY: Thirty-five years of progressive experience with knowledge in purchasing,

Material/Inventory Management, Operation, Marketing, Forecast/Planning,

Project Management, International Procurement, and Quality Assurance areas.

Hard worker with numerous achievements who is flexible and task oriented.

Developed Inventory/Purchasing Computer Systems. Extensive understanding

of numerous commodities in manufacturing (metals ferrous and non-ferrous,

packaging, electronics, etc.) with overseas experience. Superb ability to interact

at all levels within an organization. Negotiation skills are well exemplified by

many supplier partnerships formed.

Software Applications: Microsoft Excel, Vista, Epicor, AS400, Custom Design System, TMC, Job Boss and Plex.


Nov. 2015-Sept.2018 Tella Tool Lombard, IL

Sr. Buyer

Responsibilities were to quote, source, buying and contract all Machined parts, Metal Fabricated Parts, Hardware, Outside Processing, MRO, Packaging and some Raw Materials.

Shipping and Receiving Reported to me.

Since June I was scheduling the shop and prioritizing the Tool Room while working with Engineering and Quaility.

April 2015-Nov. 2015 Acme Industrial Co. Carpentersville, IL

Master Scheduler

Monitor and schedule shop work centers with emphasis on machine load vs. capacity.

Work with the production floor regarding production issues, capacities and restraints.

Monitor promise dates and initiate priorities.

Develop monthly forecasts and incorporate into master schedule.

Maintain inventory levels to meet company objectives.

Identify opportunities to improve process and methods.

Sept.-April 2 Aerotek-Aryzta (Temp.)

2015 Procurement Specialist Chicago, IL

This was a temporary position, was hired to write 70-80 Indirect Supplier contracts

and put them on the Marketplace, I was able to negotiated 72 new contracts and

put them on the Marketplace in 10 weeks

Currently I am working in Procurement in packaging to help analyze, costs in

different Packaging products.

June 9-Sept 1 Aerotek-Senior Flexonics (Temp.) Bartlett, IL

Sr. Buyer Reported to Purchasing Manager

This was a temporary position, was hired to forecast and buy Tubes, Packaging

Fasteners, MRO and Machined parts.

2012-2014 Burhke Industries Arlington Heights, IL

Sr. Buyer Reported to Purchasing Manager

Hired in Purchasing and Inventory Control to help in the following areas:

Forecast and contract raw materials for both Illinois and Mexico plants.

Forecast and contract hardware for both Illinois and Mexico plants.

Set up and contract trucking for product going to Mexico.

Quote and select vendors for proto type orders.

Handle and turn around rejected material in a timely manner.

Work with estimating to stream line quoting raw materials.

Help implement a cost reduction system.

2011-2012 Ultratech, Inc. Bloomingdale, IL

Buyer Reported to President

Handled all Purchasing responsibilities, buying and contracting

raw materials-hardware-outside services and packaging.

2008-2011 Bi-Link Specialty Metals Bloomingdale, IL

Materials Manager Reported to President (6 Direct reports - 20 Indirect)

I was hired at Bi-Link as a Senior Buyer. Within the first two months, was

promoted to Purchasing Manager. Three months after the promotion, responsibilities of the position were expanded; the Scheduling Department

began reporting to me. Within the next six months, Shipping and Receiving

began reporting to me. Subsequently, I was promoted to Materials Manager

of Bi-Link Illinois.

My fast-paced, rapidly accelerating career at Bi-Link was due to my ability to forecast suppliers, reduce inventory, increase inventory turns, schedule the shop based on customer forecasts, increase productivity in the shipping department, and ship the product on time.

1988-2008 Wisconsin Tool and Stamping Schiller Park, IL

Director of Purchasing Reported to President (5 Direct reports - 4 Indirect)

Responsible for daily inventory for the entire corporation, valued at $20,000,000.

Improved inventory turns from 6 times annually to over 22 times annually.

Responsible for just in time delivery schedules through support from vendor base. This was developed through years of continued relationships used to dev systems workable to the company.

Responsible for negotiating all contracts for all products supplied to the company. This includes raw materials, outside processing, trucking, components, and all product to run the facility.

Developed cost reductions resulting in over $10,000,000 in cost savings to the company.

Worked directly with the sales department to help develop products that would reduce cost and develop long term relationships with the customers.

Customer Service Manager

Handled all aspects of customer service including, order entry, sales, production, quality and delivery.

Responsible for the management of four customer service representatives.

Help grow the sales from $10,000,000 to $30,000,000 in a two year time period.

1978-1988 Sola Electric Elk Grove Village, IL

Positions held:

1985-1988 Purchasing Manager

1982-1985 Master Scheduler

1978-1982 Inventory Control Planner

REFERENCES: References available upon request.

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