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Management Supply Chain

United States
October 18, 2016

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Janine Roberts

Cedar Falls, IA ***** 319-***-****

Strategic Purchasing/Supplier Management

In depth purchasing experience within dynamic manufacturing environments. Expertise in supply management encompassing all aspects of cost, planning and strategic sourcing of critical components and assemblies representing specific commodity segments. Specialized in Electrical, Operator Cabs and Drive Train commodity segments within the Crane industry as well as overall supplier relationship management.

Highly committed team advocate with broad experience on project teams including new product development programs promoting cross functional collaboration and ownership. Comfortably embrace cultural diversity associated with global teams and virtual settings. Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills contribute to accomplished results in developing supplier relationships, meeting cost targets, and managing supplier performance within a global supply chain.

Professional Experiences

Terex Corporation NA Cranes Division 2013 Present

Waverly, Iowa, 50677

Senior Buyer – Strategic purchasing

Manage 123 Suppliers within a global supply chain across Europe, North America, and Asia

Accountable for $34.5M annual spend

Control three major Commodities: Power Train, Operator Cabs, and Electrical

Significant Accomplishments

Achieved team 2015 cost reduction goal of $1.3M in spend over previous year

Successfully negotiated dedicated inventory agreements providing reduced lead times and 25% cost savings

Coordinated supply base and implemented Standard Cab Project – new standard cab is common across four RT Crane models, achieving a cost reduction of $1,976 per cab corresponding to a 30.8% savings

Maintained a consistent record for meeting and exceeding KPI goals year over year

Ashley Industrial Molding 2010 2013

Compression molding manufacturer

Oelwein, Iowa 50662

Senior Buyer

Ashely Industrial molding is a tier one supplier to John Deere.


Purchasing responsibility 1.4M in spend which covered raw material, hardware and non-inventory production and maintenance supplies

Coordinated material deliveries to meet production schedule and managed MRP exception reports to meet 95% on time delivery to customer want date.

Managed the non-conforming material and warranty process and policies

Prepared and presented supplier quality and delivery performance metrics

Resolve unmatched invoicing issues

Executed cycle count activities to support inventory accuracy

Performed quality and Safety audits

Significant Accomplishments

Implemented visual replenishment programs for high volume, low dollar parts which freed up floor space and reduced inventory and administrative cost.

Rockwell Automation 1991 2010

Leading manufacturer of industrial automation products

Sumner, Iowa 50674



Materials requirement purchasing, planning and scheduling using SAP MRP and ERP data management

Managed Customer expedite to meet new requirements

Distribution and fill rate management of finished goods inventory

Coordinated production readiness and material ramp-up activities in support of new product lunches

Support inventory accuracy through root cause analysis and correction to cycle count variances

Lean process improvements management

Risk management

Significant Accomplishments

Trained to become a certified SAP Superuser. Subsequent key role in conversion to SAP contributed to the facility’s global recognition for most successful conversion among three facilities converting simultaneously.

Successfully organized and executed the response to an unexpected product stop ship and recall, by coordinating activates and communication between suppliers, customers, engineering, production and distribution networks. Customer confidence was restored, schedule was recovered, and financial liability minimized.

Led Lean activities, Kaizen events, utilized 5S and line balancing methods to streamline operations to increase output, reduced lead times and administrative costs


Master of Business Administration (MBA ), Kaplan University, Cedar Falls, IA

(completed concurrently during full time employment as Senior Buyer with Terex)

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (BS), Kaplan University, Cedar Falls, IA

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 4.00 GPA

(completed concurrently during full time employment as Senior Buyer with Ashley)


APICS Certified CPIM

Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certified

Certified Internal Process Auditor

CPSM – Certified

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