Donald L. Gifford
909-***-**** – email@example.com
Purchasing and Planning
Analytical, articulate, and results-driven Procurement Manager with progressive growth and experience in the coordination and execution of sound purchasing and inventory management functions within machine and manufacturing environments. Proven expertise in utilizing fact-based, process-oriented approach towards reaching aggressive goals in support of cost, profit, customer service and organizational objectives. Resourceful team leader with the skill to leverage exceptional cross-functional behavior competencies and the capacity to multitask in a fast-paced environment, manage competing priorities with ease and make quick, effective decisions.
Summary of Qualifications
Purchasing · Vendor Management · Inventory Control · ERP/MRP ·
Production Planning · Tooling · Negotiations · Asset Control · Kanban · Process Improvement · Outside Processing · Raw Material · Microsoft Office · MRO · JIT · Supply Chain Metrics · SIOP ·TIPQA · Oracle · SAP
Hands-on leadership experience across a range of procurement functions including contract negotiation, vendor relationship management, and supplier sourcing strategies.
Proven performer experienced in implementing cost saving techniques and in managing strategic procurement policies in diverse industries.
Skilled in the analysis of material usage, inventory levels and product lead times to determine inventory plans and purchasing strategies. Experienced with Direct and Indirect buying.
Production Planner for Raw material and all MRP production.
Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Automotive, Dental, Micro Machining, Super Alloy Machining, Biotech, Life Sciences, Electronics.
EMD MILLIPORE SIGMA, Temecula, CA. (2015 to 2019)
Review MRP on a daily basis and determine what planned orders should be converted into purchase requisitions, and then into purchase orders per MRP worldwide. Review and update open purchase orders with supplier to ensure there are no shortages. Review invoices with accounts payable and correct if necessary. Review pack slips with receiving and correct if necessary. RTV to supplier when necessary. Send RFQ’s to suppliers . Review min / max inventory levels and maintain inventory levels. Ensure quality item are delivered on time expedite when necessary. Ensure supplier sends all requited paperwork with item. Update supply chain metrics as required using Microsoft Office.
GKN AEROSPACE, El Cajon, CA. (2012 to 2015)
Plan and procure all chemicals including adhesive, paints, primers that have shelf life. Plan and procure all tooling including fixtures, assemblies, and prints for RFQ. Plan and procure all spare parts for air craft engines.
Provide leadership and oversight of all purchasing functions related to the procurement of MRO, janitorial, raw material, and machine repair parts, components, and services. Maintain optimal and computerized inventory levels through the efficient processing of purchase orders, coordinating material delivery and expedite requests, optimal inventory control methods, and effective vendor sourcing and relationship management strategies.
Approval responsibility for invoices, RTV, RFQs, and purchase orders, ensuring accuracy to mitigate financial risk associated with vendor non-payment. Production planning ERP.
Microsoft Office, MTO ERP/MRP.
Plan Requisitions, BOM’s, Inventory, Expedite, throughout manufacturing.
Communicate with accounts payable, Quality, Vendors.
Supply Chain Metrics.
Sales and OPS (SIOP)
TINA (Truth in Negotiations Act)
SORENSON ENGINEERING, Yucaipa, CA. (2006-2012)
Provide leadership and oversight of all purchasing functions related to the procurement of MRO, janitorial, raw material, and machine repair parts, components, and services. Maintain optimal and computerized inventory levels through the efficient processing of purchase orders, coordinating material delivery and expedite requests, optimal inventory control methods, and effective vendor sourcing and relationship management strategies. Supervise a staff of four employees.
Approval responsibility for invoices, RFQs, and purchase orders, ensuring accuracy to mitigate financial risk associated with vendor non-payment. Production planning ERP.
Tooling Coordinator/Tooling, Outside Processing, MRO Buyer (2005-2006)
Set up and maintained a computerized tooling inventory system for the tracking and procurement of tooling, janitorial, MRO and company supplies and hardware. Trained tooling coordinators on all computer programs and processes.
CAPO INDUSTRIES INC., Chino, CA. (2002-2005)
TOOL CRIB SUPERVISOR/ BUYER
Led the planning, setup, and construction of tool crib area including the sourcing of storage cabinets and implementation of security procedures to monitor and track the issue and return of tools and equipment. Coordinated material requisitioning, stock replenishment, inventory control, delivery, and receipt, and vendor management functions. Set-up and replenish tooling vending machine. Supervisor of 4 employees.
PURITAN BENNETT, NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT, MALLINKRODT, TYCO INTERNATIONAL, Carlsbad, CA. (1987-2002)
TOOL CRIB - TOOL BUYER
Directly responsible for the management of day-to-day tool crib functions and inventory transactions including receiving, storage, issue, records management, inventory audits and replenishment. Performed all purchasing functions for the procurement of all tooling, office, janitorial, MRO, and general office supplies.
Analyzed processes and procedures for the department to identify and recommend streamlined and technically advanced process improvements.
Career includes an honorable five-year service with the United States Navy (1982 to 1987).
Navision Financials MRP · Kennametal’s ATMs · Kennametal’s Tool Boss · ASK Manman
MS Excel · MS Word · MS Outlook · SAP · MAS90 · Purchasing Plus · Epicor MRP
Pansophic · Kennametal’s TLM · CNC Pro · Parlec · Oracle · Presetter · Tool Vending Machines · Manugistics Planning, and ERP/MRP