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Manager Project

Naperville, IL, 60565
November 29, 2018

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Steven a. Bankemper

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Naperville, IL 60565



Results oriented manufacturing professional with 20+ years of progressive experience in procurement and management of materials direct, indirect, people and projects within a breadth of cultures, commodities, and industries.


Cost Management

Contract Negotiations

Vendor Relationships

Vendor Management

Inventory Management

Program / Project Management

Project Engineering

Internal Quality Systems auditor

Policies and Procedures

Quality Control / Assurance

Lean Manufacturing

Six Sigma Black Belt

Change Management

Team Leadership

Operations Management



Mechanical commodities

Contract Manufacturing


Castings, Forgings, Stampings

Electronics recycling

Professional Experience

Purchasing Manager, 2015 – 2016

Opto International, Wood Dale, IL

Privately held Retail fixture manufacturer

Manage and develop a team approach standardizing processes, tracking, reporting and controlling total costs.

National Operations Manager, 2014 – 2015

Vintage Tech Recyclers, Plainfield IL

Privately held electronic equipment recycler

Manage and develop a team approach and total cost analysis for this 6-site electronics recycling company standardizing processes, tracking, reporting and controlling total costs.

Directed, monitored and reported on department manager’s performance against corporate goals.

Managed Indirect spend Facility operations, Building leases, equipment leases, Equipment and spare parts purchases, Fleet agreements, Fuel, conveyors, balers etc.

Ensured that product quality, yield, operating costs and process efficiencies were met.

Drove continuous improvement initiatives throughout each facility using lean manufacturing concepts and techniques.

Ensured compliance to all regulatory requirements (ISO 14001, E-stewards, R2, OSAS 18001).

Monitored and controlled labor and capital expenditures to ensure budgets, schedules and performance matrix were met.

Developed and implement SOP across all facilities

Commodity Manager, 2010 - 2014

Sloan Valve Company, Franklin Park IL

Privately held global manufacturer of commercial plumbing products.

Manage direct and implement strategies for assigned commodities. Responsible for reducing total cost year-over-year through supplier consolidations, supplier development & management. Was key in sourcing and working with suppliers on the new product development process. Develop negotiation strategies for global, regional and local supply chains.

Managed, directed, and implemented strategies for assigned commodities for 200 M Dollar Company.

Responsible for raw materials, metals, machined parts, chemicals, stampings, plastics, metal fabricated parts, castings, fasteners, forgings and hardware.

Managed strategic partners for Y/Y total cost savings, conducted business reviews and execute supply contracts/agreements.

Managed hedging of strategic metals with strategic partners.

Worked with new product/project and sustaining engineering on cost reduction programs.

Managed supply base reduction/optimization.

The Morey Corporation, Woodridge, IL 1989 - 2010

Commodity Manager/NPI Buyer, 2003 – 2010

Developed and implemented total cost savings for electronic and mechanical components, including supplier development, supplier selection, and business strategy reviews.

Executed supplier evaluation tools for analysis and selection of suppliers for supplier consolidation.

Implemented quarterly tool/asset condition reporting with suppliers.

Sourced and executed new product and material plans.

Test Technician Manager, 2002 – 2003

Improved first time test yield utilizing Six Sigma techniques, root cause analysis and corrective action.

Implemented defect data collection for trend analysis.

Utilized Six Sigma methodologies for process improvements.

Project Engineer, 1999 – 2003

Managed new product introduction process with focus on developing and maintaining customer relationships.

Identified, communicated and resolved technical issues for new products and new business to ensure a smooth and timely product transition from quotation through production release.

Ensured that customer technical information was documented, controlled, distributed and effectively implemented.

Resolved discrepant or contradictory technical requirements.

Interfaced with customers and Operations team to establish a new, robust, controlled manufacturing process.

Project Manager, 1996 – 1999

Implemented customer focused product introductions, developed and maintained customer relationships and addressed commercial issues.

Ensured project timelines and budgets were maintained and communicated to all involved parties.

Worked with Project Management team to develop project plan formats and establish roles and responsibilities for Project Managers and Project Engineers.

Created/managed project plans and reported in regularly cadenced meetings.

Managed the planning and building of quick-turn prototypes in support of proof of concept/design.

Inventory Control Manger, 1989 – 1993

Designed and implemented inventory control strategies and processes.

Implemented PRMS (ERP) software.

Reduced scrap and loss due to handling, protection and storage.

Established accountability and reporting for material consumption and loss.

Operations Manager, 1993 – 1996

Rollyson Building Products, Chicago, IL

Privately held manufacturer and distributor of residential windows and siding.

Managed, directed and implement strategies for all Illinois locations. Improving customer satisfaction and reducing total costs by developing and implementing forecasting models for our key accounts.

Managed four distribution locations in the Chicagoland area.

Negotiated warehouse and driver union contracts.

Developed and monitored performance to operating budgets.

Developed and implemented forecasting models for material orders.

Established reorder point ordering.

Reduced out of stock lead time to less than one week on 98% of all orders.

Improved on-time delivery to over 99% for major customers.

Reduced scrap by 70%.

Implemented cycle count program.

Improved inventory accuracy by 50% and warehouse efficiencies by 50% (layout based on demand).


USAF – Electronics Weather Equipment Tech Training, Ground Radio Tech Training

Pima Community College – Arizona General studies in business

College of DuPage – Illinois General studies in business

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