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Manager Supply Chain

Pflugerville, Texas, United States
December 27, 2015

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David H. Szakovits

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Ballistic Material Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Lean Champion with proven success in optimizing supply chain, building world-class supply chain organizations, and meeting project goals under budget and ahead of schedule.

Accomplished change agent with solid history of introducing initiatives and innovations that establish operational excellence, improve lead times, and reduce inventory on hand. Experienced in purchasing, materials management, and 3PL contracting for appliance, food, and consumer goods packaging industries. Results-driven leader skilled in collaborating across functions and all organizational levels.


Purchasing & Procurement

Contract Negotiations

Performance, Processes Metrics

Contract Manufacturing

Food Manufacturing

MRP, MPS & DRP Planning

Sales Operation & Planning

Appliance Industry/Steel Buying

Inventory Control

Lean Manufacturing

Consumer Goods Packaging

Project Management

Firm Period Reduction

Plumbing Supply Wholesale/Dist.

Master Scheduling

Change Agent

Lot Control Management

Pay on Consumption


MICHAEL ANGELO’S FOODS – Austin, TX 2014 – Present

Procurement Manager

Manage a Procurement Team including MRP releasing, purchasing of all raw ingredients and packaging materials. Lead team utilizing ERP, MRP and MPS modules, for food manufacturer.

Negotiated contracts savings of $3.1 Million annualized by hedging key commodities and introducing dual sourcing Suppliers to leverage cost savings.

Reviewing and updating procurement SOP’s.

TYSON FOODS – Glen Allen, VA 2010 – 2014

Complex Materials/Purchasing Manager

Manage production, MRO inventories, and purchasing of all raw ingredients, packaging materials, & maintenance supplies. Lead team utilizing SAP, MRP and MPS modules, for food manufacturer with customers including Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Kroger, and Wendy’s.

Reduced work in process (WIP) 62% by decreasing inventory obsolescence and days on hand.

Decreased MRO inventory by 38% through reduction in obsolescence and days of supply (DOS), as well as migration to local supply base.

Awarded as Most Improved Materials Department out of 85 divisions in FY 2011

JONES STEPHENS CORPORATION – Moody, AL: filed chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009 2008 – 2009

Materials/Inventory Manager - Lean Champion

Managed entire materials organization for Plumbing Supply wholesale and distributor; encompassing procurement, sourcing, warehouse management, logistics, and distribution for multiple distribution centers. Ensured organization met 99.5% production availability by managing $27M daily inventory and 3.9 days of supply (DOS), $7M daily consignment inventory, and 22K SKUs.

Lowered sourcing cost by 4% despite extremely inflationary economic environment through supplier sourcing/selection initiative to migrate to single source supplier.

Reduced working capital by 26%, while still maintaining a 99.7% 24-hour fill rate by implementing ABC inventory classification model.

Delivered 60% reduction in warehouse overtime over prior year by conducting Lean events and purchasing capital equipment with less than one-year ROI.

Opened new distribution center on time and within budget while maintaining 94% fill rate during first month of operation.

Project Lead for new distribution center and Materials Department Lead in the implementation of a new ERP system launched in a primary and secondary Distribution Centers.

Improved lead time for final customer by ~2 days, while reducing workforce by ~8% and improving inventory accuracy by spearheading implementation of new ERP system in primary and secondary distribution centers.

CARGILL – Sidney, OH 2004 – 2008

Materials/Inventory Manager – Dressing, Sauces & Oil Division

Established and managed world-class supply chain organization for food processing manufacturer with customers including McDonalds, Wendy’s, Yum Foods and Wal-Mart. Managed production planning, scheduling, raw materials inventory control, purchasing, and finished goods shipping. Resigned when business unit shut down.


Reduced monthly obsolescence by $80K+ each month by building and leading SOP teams to lower lead times and inventory with S&P 100 companies.

Cut inventory shrink from 8.7% to 3.3%, saving $2.4M, by developing processes to control product ship/shelf life.

Boosted internal and external customer service levels by increasing product availability by 24% reaching 98.7% total availability via sales, operations, and planning meetings.


Supply Chain Project Manager (1998 – 2004)

Promoted to lead project to reduce WIP across entire company for one of the world’s leading high volume appliance manufacturers. Developed corrective actions for multiple supply chain issues through extensive data analysis.

Reduced WIP by $85M+ and DOS inventory by $7M+ by implementing integrated supplier management (ISM) process with 172 Tier 1 suppliers three years ahead of schedule. ISM process included consignment inventory, supplier managed inventory, pay on consumption inventory, advance shipping notices, and electronic communications (EDI).

Delivered $1.3M in inventory and manpower savings as Lean Champion sponsor developing new picking procedures for raw parts delivery to assembly lines. Recognized with Gold Award for Lean Championship Team.

Achieved and maintained 3.9 DOS inventory, while managing 3,200 raw SKUs, $13M in raw inventory, and $7M in consignment inventory by contributing to development of software for consignment pay on consumption inventory.

Saved $4M+ in AP goals by extending payment terms to supply base.

Built and led award-winning Lean manufacturing teams by facilitating consignment inventory training.

Orchestrated supply base to reach 100% electronic communications.

Secure, negotiate, and implement contracts of logistics third party providers.

Analyze data to develop corrective actions including resolution of accounts payable issues.

Elimination of annual physical inventory and annual $4M savings.

Recognized as company expert in ERP system materials modules.

Raw Steel Buyer (1996 – 1998)

Procured the Divisions raw steel requirements for both hot & cold rolled steel along with procuring slit steel per drawings.

Negotiated contracts on pricing with fortune 100 companies on pay terms and open market as needed.

Early Whirlpool Career: Logistics Planner • Cost Accountant • Logistics Advisor

Education and Training

University of Toledo – Toledo, OH

Bachelor’s Degree Program in Cost Accounting and Corporate Finance

Professional Development Seminars

APICS Conferences and Web Events w LEAN Manufacturing Workshops

Honors, Affiliations and Volunteer Service

Most Improved Materials Department Award w Lean Championship Team: Gold Award

APICS w Eagle Scout w American Heart Association w American Red Cross w Cancer Society

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite: Word w Excel w PowerPoint w Access w Outlook

ERP Systems: SAP w JD Edwards w Adage w Enterprise 21 (E-21)

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