Florence, SC *9051
-Strong experience in Strategic Sourcing, as well as Tactical Purchasing.
-Highly motivated, hardworking procurement professional.
-Project management transition skills.
-Strong negotiation skills and a deep knowledge of supply chain dynamics.
-Effective knowledge of JIT, VMI, Consignment Contracts and programs.
-Sourcing domestically and globally over a broad range of commodities.
-Effective in cost reduction programs.
Wellman Advanced Materials, Johnsonville, SC 2018–Current
MRO Specialist –
-Lead position on all Capital Project Spending.
-Evaluates new/incumbent suppliers to ensure they meet quality/pricing criteria.
-Develops strategies for key suppliers.
-Works cross functionally to develop cost down programs internally/externally.
-Contribute to Supply Chain goals through quarterly KPI meetings.
-Identify and move/sell obsolete MRO inventory. (YTD $52K+).
-Works closely with purchasing, facilities and operations.
Husqvarna Outdoor Products, Orangeburg, SC 2013–2017
Outdoor Product Industry, producing retail and commercial lawn tractors.
Procurement Specialist –
-Lead position eight month off site tool/molds relocation project.
-Integrated eighteen suppliers into Consigned inventory VMI or JIT programs.
-Created off book value appx. $3.5MM. with incumbent suppliers.
-Tool Database: track molds/dies/fixtures (appx 3K) at twenty-two locations.
-Lead Weekly Tool Update held with corporate and tactical participation.
-Created visibility for tools/molds added for capacity, repaired or PM’d.
-Managed supplier delivery issues implemented plans to improve supplier OTD.
-Wrote and monitored vendors via SCARS, supplier visits, consolidation, etc.
-Developed SIPOC diagrams to stakeholders to open process bottlenecks.
-Designed process flow charts showing current and future state dept. conditions.
Titeflex Aerospace, Laconia NH 2011-2012
Fluid Transfer Systems for the Airline Industry.
Senior Buyer –
-MRP and purchasing with fifteen suppliers, (US, China) $6MM.
-Solicited and evaluated proposals, negotiate pricing, quality and terms.
-Sourced Nadcap approved, ISO/AS Certified-broad range of machined parts.
-Assuring the commodity is delivered on time, with quality, and optimal cost.
-Effectively managing multiple sourcing projects-machined/stamped parts.
-Leveraged tubing suppliers to maintain standing inventory and price guarantees.
-Tubing suppliers included: titanium, aluminum, stainless steel.
Barry Controls Inc, Hopkinton MA. 2007-2011
Anti-Vibration Industry for Defense, Truck and Rail.
-Developed sourcing strategies identifying potential sources globally.
-Managed risk mitigation through parallel source selection.
-Developed cost analysis to contract negotiations.
-Effectively managed a supplier portfolio of over twenty-five suppliers.
-Sourced, metal castings, stamped & machined parts, spinning, forgings.
-Including sintered metal, springs, tooling. Appx: $16MM spend annually.
-Contracted added value processes: anodizing, phosphating, passivation, plating.
-Experience sourcing in Mexico, China, Canada, USA, Europe.
-Credited with company cost savings in excess of $1MM
-Reported to the VP of Operations with internal and external market conditions. -Performed supplier audits for heavy truck and auto industries as a team off site.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Newington NH 2004-2007
Temperature Control Division producing state of the art chillers for the medical and
-Worked closely with engineering, Asian and European contacts.
-Practical Process Improvement (PPI) and Lean Manufacturing training.
-Customer driven quality, supplier negotiations.
-Emphasis on MRP, tactical purchasing: appx $8MM annually, sixteen suppliers.
-Sourcing lead for new products cost reduction efforts to improve gross margins.
-Purchasing: PCB’s wire harnesses, Mexico and China, stampings, sheet steel.
-Coordinated value added processes: painting, metal coating, etc.
-Cross functional team approach to LCR sourcing.
-Team leader in daily production meetings to improve plant wide shortages.
-Work closely with finance to correct and process invoice discrepancies.
-Attended quarterly cost reviews to accurately value inventory.
Waterpik Technologies Rochester NH 1999-2005
Heating Division producing heating systems for home and commercial applications.
-MRP buying for six product lines, appx. $6 million annual inventory.
-Completed multi-sourcing projects covering: cast iron and bronze castings.
-Including stamped metal and plastic components, wire harnesses, etc.
-Projects encompassed tooling, machining, financial, freight and delivery terms. -Total project maintenance to ensure prudent inventory transition levels.
-Implemented visual pull signals, vendor managed inventories.
-Constantly seeking to develop high quality global suppliers.
-Heavy use of competitive bidding, and leveraging.
Watts Industries Andover MA 1993-1999
-Heavy emphasis on import buy/sell program, (e.g) Watts Brass & Tubular.
-Imported: ball valves, plumbing fixtures, flanges, fittings, etc.
-Responsible for twenty-eight suppliers ($15mm/annually).
-Product price negotiator.
-Coordinator of shipments to national warehouse facilities.
-Broker interface, import freight rate negotiation, term and duty.
-Stocking programs to schedule and release to Watts production facilities.
International Contract Administrator-
-Contributed to many contract and price negotiations.
-New Product sourcing and development (Asia/Europe).
-Supporting domestic production requirements from these global theaters.
-Established (with Sales and Engineering) product specs.
-Created shipping schedules, & lead time agreements through blanket orders.
-Completed, prepared and analyzed RFI’s and RFQ’s.
-Reported to senior management.
Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH 1993 (GPA 3.4 out of 4.0)
Bachelor of Science – Business Studies/Accounting
Manufacturing Lean Training with Thermo.
Seminars 2015-16: Completed two (2) Gung-Ho sessions.
Flight of the Buffalo (Awarded the Goose for Employee Empowerment).
One (1) session each: Coaching for Improvement, Developing Others,
Crucial Conservations, Dysfunctions of a Team