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Supply Chain Manager

Plano, Texas, United States
November 23, 2018

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Eric Prince

Plano, Texas ***** 903-***-**** cell

Qualification Summary

DIRECTOR Supply Chain Procurement Operations

Results-oriented executive with 20+ years’ experience. Expertise in supply chain, purchasing, materials, and operations management, contract negotiations, sourcing, supplier quality, KPI's, process flow mapping, standard operating procedure documentation, root cause analysis and process improvement. Proven ability in direct sourcing, inventory management, managing multiple complex projects simultaneously as well as building and leading high-performing cross-functional teams. Demonstrated skill in developing supplier relationships, reducing costs, improving sales and profits, developing and improving purchasing programs to meet corporate objectives. Strong domestic and international sourcing and negotiation skills.

Areas of Expertise:

ERP Process Flow Mapping NPI Negotiations EDI Inventory Mgt OPS Mgt Procedure Development Process Improvement Project Management Purchasing Start-Up Operations Supply Chain

Katerra Inc.-Director of Materials Process Integration 07-17 to 08-18

-Map the end to end process flow for 3 divisions which culminated in the documenting and writing of over 70 Standard Operating Procedures as well as their process flows used for the integration of our new acquisitions along with KPI’s.

-Project Managed numerous process and lean improvements of which we reduced change order redundancies, increased efficiencies resulting in savings of $750K.

-Led the implementation of the MS-Dynamics CRM 365 for the sales lead to opportunity to close process. Increased efficiency by 150% and saved weekly reporting time by 6 hours a week.

-Implemented the internal software purchase request system saving 5 minutes per requisition, and reduced reporting time by 80%.

-Drive and support quality compliance through CAPA, Root Cause Analysis and 8D disciplines

-Created, directed, coached and mentored International Purchasing Team

-SAP-ERP implementation purchasing team leader.

-ISO Supply chain implementation champion for our Scottsdale, Arizona facility.

Riverwood Solutions-Director of Supply Chain (Consulting sister company of Katerra Inc.) 03-15 to 07-17

Optical Cabling Systems -VP of Supply Chain 05-14 to 03-15

Responsible for all aspects of Supply Chain, Materials, Purchasing, Warehousing, Shipping and Receiving and 1MIL inventory.

Set up various material management improvements, reorder points, 2 bin system and replenishment system

-Increased inventory turn from 5 to 12 as well as achieved inventory accuracy of 99.9%

-Negotiated numerous supplier contracts resulted in significant cost savings in excess of $250K.

-Created materials management training and VMI programs and a cycle count program.

Enfora, a Novatel Mobile Wireless Company-Director of Supply Chain 3-12 to 10-13

Identified, selected and developed new suppliers for cost, quality, and OTD. Developed supplier initiatives to improve performance along with managing lean procurement initiatives. Managed $25 MIL inventory, the Supply Chain and NPI relationship with Asian contract manufacturers as well as price negotiations resulting in cost reductions of $600K in 1 quarter and over $1.5MIL in 18 months. Sourced strategically and negotiated all contracts for all NPI products. Led the purchasing and sourcing team to drive cost reduction, savings and COG’s, improve margins and achieved a 99% inventory accuracy.

Global Supply Chain Solutions, LLC. Program Manager of Supply Chain 7-10 to 3-12

Led team from NPI development to manufacturing for ClearView BarMaster RFID project. Coordinated and managed all aspects in bringing product to market on time, including sourcing, engineering, document control, quality, materials, purchasing and fulfillment. Resulting in 15% cost reduction for a savings of $150K.

Creation Technologies Director Supply Chain 4-09 to 7-10

Supported world class lean procurement practices, including VMI, consignment, and Kanban. Managed engineering, program management, and suppliers to meet (NPI) new product introduction milestones. Monitored and analyzed key performance measurements including slow and obsolete inventories. Managed staff of 10 including all planning, purchasing, shipping, receiving, and stockroom.

Managed annual expenditures of $30 million and improved inventory turns from 5 to 9. Streamlined the receiving process.

TXP Corporation Director of Materials 4-07 to 4-09

Internationally sourced and managed categories of various commodities. Implemented intuitive ERP / MRP system. Initiated and managed metrics for incoming quality, cycle counting, inventory, shipments, revenue, and others. Managed and supported all international operations for outsourced assemblies as well as Capital Expenditures. Reduced supplier base by 20%, achieved 99.8% inventory accuracy, reduced material cost by 15% resulting in savings more than $175K per year.

D4D Technologies Materials Manager 10 5 to 04-07

Managed procurement of NPI, reduced cost by 40% resulting in projected savings of $7.5 MIL

Sanmina – SCI NPI/Veritcal Integration Mgr. 06-03 to 10-05

Vertically integrated $14.5 Mil of material resulting in increased margins

ELP Sales, Inc. VP-Owner Supply Chain Operations. 12-99 to 6-03

Vice President (Owner) of Operations-Materials / Supply Chain and Operations


Central Missouri State University: Business-French

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office: Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Dynamics 365-CRM

ERP systems: Oracle, BAAN, SAP, Business Works, Macola, Intuitive ERP,

Language Skills

English (native fluency)

French and Spanish (speaking)

Professional Affiliations


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