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Purchasing Manager

Douglasville, GA
April 28, 2014

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SUMMARY: More than 25 years of progressively increasing general, project

and operations management responsibilities to include Production Scheduling

and Customer Service. Extensive experience developing and implementing

Inventory Control, Purchasing, and Management systems. I have worked with

the following programs: Microsoft Office, Paradox, Peachtree, JD Edwards,

Quick Books, Syspro, EZSpec and Logic report writer, as well as custom

production and distribution systems.

HIGHLIGHTS: Developed, designed and implemented numerous quality control

programs, production verification systems, waste control and handling

systems, plant layout and traffic flow patterns for new and existing

operations, as well as plant safety and security plans.


PSP & DIGITAL 2012 - 2013

System Development & Strategic Planning

Contracted position to develop a customized ERP system, review and analyze

potential CAPEX expenditures, execute Inventory Consignment agreements and

institute best business practices across multiple departmental interfaces.

. Developed Estimating, Purchasing, Consignment, Inventory module


. Initiated four Inventory Consignment stocking program agreements,

resulting in a reduction of 20% in cost of material over six inventory


. Implemented Purchasing and Receiving process controls allowing for

greater management visibility and authority.

. Initiated blue tooth capable, bar code driven, receiving and inventory

reconciliation program.

. Developed internally facing customer inventory program completely

integrated within current shipping and project management module

ALERE 2011-2012

Purchasing, Inventory & Control Manager

This was a contracted position to support the Director of Operations during

the transition and consolidation of two divisions. Responsibilities

included all areas of order processing, purchasing, inventory and control


. Responsible for maintenance and control of Item Master, Extended Item

Master and Branch Plant Inventories utilizing a variety of reporting

and operational controls to insure minimal back orders

. Supervision of 10 full time warehouse employees including shipping,

receiving and production functions for two divisions serviced by the

Distribution Center

. Participate in standing and ad hock committees as required to meet

changing requirements and goals of departments serviced by

Distribution Center.

PSP & DIGITAL 2006-2010

Operations Manager

. Managed all aspects of the company including production, purchasing,

production planning maintenance, vendor relations, inventory control,

shipping and receiving.

. Initiated cost reduction program through out the company resulting 3%

reduction in labor to sales, 25% reduction in film cost, 15%

reduction in screen ink cost and 21% reduction in digital ink cost.

. P & L responsibility resulting in creating a sustainable improvement

in gross margin and net profit.

Purchasing/Inventory Control Manager

. Manage and direct all purchasing activities of the company including

inventory, supplies, capex and special purchases

. Design and manage inventory control program

. Investigate and incorporate new suppliers into PSP growth strategy

OCTANORM USA, INC. 2001-2006

Operations Manager

. Managed all aspects of production, purchasing, quality control,

customer service, security, inventory and maintenance

. Managed building expansion, doubling previous footprint

. Developed domestic vendor program, resulting in 41% reduction in

imports and 32% reduction in landed cost of inventory

. Managed production of 63% growth in sales with 19% increase in labor


. Improved shipping accuracy to 99.45%


Production Manager

. Managed all aspects of production (scheduling, review and approval of

all work, purchasing and inventory)

. Hiring and employee supervision

. Implemented plant scheduling system utilizing Logic systems software

. Managed relocation effort that doubled capacity

. Increased production by 25%

Account Manager

. Performed all aspects customer service responsibility including ;

. Communication between customer, administration and production,

. Order entry

. Purchasing of outside services

. Account review and billing


. McPherson College 1970-1972

. Management Development Program - Georgia State 1987

. G.A.T.F.- Executive Technology Program - University of Pittsburgh 1987

. Project Management Program - Georgia State 1986

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