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Manager Supply Chain

Greenville, NC
November 29, 2018

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Kenneth E. Davis

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Ayden, NC *****


CAREER OBJECTIVE: To secure a challenging position that will capitalize on my expertise in material planning, procurement, supply chain management, and lean manufacturing while utilizing my multitude of skills and experience.


More than 25 years experience as a Planner and Purchasing Agent

Effective liaison with operations, engineering, and purchasing departments to attain production goals

Efficiently managed analyses of changing material demand patterns

Special emphasis on due diligence, lean manufacturing, and deadline adherence

Proficient in Supply Chain and Six Sigma methodologies

Superb multitasking and strategic planning skills

Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Material Planner

Planned activities for Marrota, Electronics, Fire Ex, and Bus Line departments

Tracked data and other statistical information to ensure fewer stock outs

Process purchase order receipts to stock and determine location changes

Significantly reduced back orders thru heavy expediting

Trouble shooter for inventory discrepancies and shortage reports

Coordinated special shipments for Boeing, Sikorsky Helicopters, and Airbus Operations Buyer/Manager

Purchased liquor and tobacco for supply warehouse and duty free stores

Expedited purchase orders and managed the logistics of shipments and deliveries from the UK, Miami, Kentucky, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia

Monitored customs program to assure EJE and broker; received all customs invoices and related documents to clear goods

Researched and suggested new products that increased earnings

Supervised team members

Site Manager

Managed detergent division and supervised staff at Church & Dwight, Co.

Achieved cost savings and reduced supply chain on indirect material and MRO supplies

Monitored Tool Crib inventory and usage on $1.2M and over 5400 items

Cultivated new vendors


Upgraded the purchasing department to establish new inventory levels through the analysis of sales projections and sales history

Corrected shortage of raw materials and machine parts without overstocking the warehouse (JIT)

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Purchasing Agent

Purchased machine parts, chemicals, and supplies for dairy facility

Saved thousands of dollars monthly by replacing old motors with new energy efficient models

Worked in conjunction with mechanics and engineers to develop more efficient parts

Evaluated vendor performance and developed new suppliers

Used cost reduction strategies such as financial project planning, blanket agreements, and code budgeting, invoice discrepancies

Supervised staff members


Kenny’s Kitchen NC, Owner, Ayden, NC 7/13 - Present Processing Associate, Sanderson Farms, Kinston, NC 2/12 - 5/13 Kidde Aerospace & Defense, Material Planner, Wilson, NC 7/08 - 3/10 Community Care Associate, Corine’s Care Management, Snow Hill, NC 1/08 - 7/08 NACCO Material Handling Group, Material Planner, Greenville, NC 11/06 - 5/07 Account Manager, Healthcare Services Group, Inc., Bensalem, Pa 1/06 - 11/06 Buyer/Planner, Honeywell Engines & Systems, Rocky Mount, NC 11/05 - 1/06 EJE Retail, LCC, Operations Buyer/Manager, Elizabeth, NJ 2003 - 2005 Turtle & Hughes, Site Manager, Linden, NJ 2002 - 2003 Emco Industrial Plastics, Site Manager, Cedar Grove, NJ 2000 - 2002 Parmalat USA/Farmland, Purchasing Agent, Wallington, NJ 1996 - 2000 EDUCATION

B.S. in Organizational Management and Marketing, Felician College, Lodi, NJ (2002) VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Youth basketball coach, Ayden Parks and Recreation Department, Ayden, NC (2005- present); Boys & Girls Club, Ayden, NC (2007-present); Center for Food Action, Hackensack, NJ (2003 - 2005).

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