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Material Program Manager, Sales & Operations Planning Manager

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
October 26, 2016

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To facilitate the economic growth, increase in market share and operational fluidity of a world-class manufacturing/distribution organization through the utilization of my skills and experiences as well as through the empowerment of others within the organization.


2008-Present Raytheon Technical Services Indianapolis, Indiana

Material Program Manager


Responsible for supply chain budgetary as well as schedule performance for all assigned programs.

Meet or exceed contractual deliverable commitments with our customers.

Facilitate positive customer as well as supplier relationships within the context of SCM.

Collaborate with fellow CBT members of program’s Integrated Product Team to ensure program goals/objectives are

achieved ensuring our customer’s expectations are met or exceeded.

Manage supply chain performance as it pertains to RTSC Earned Value Management System.

Facilitated the Pre-Award Services Lead role on several pursuits.


Reduced the period of performance of a financially handicapped RAMS A program by six months by

accelerating material deliveries resulting in a $180K reduction in support costs to the program.

Achieved a $160K overall material budget reduction on the high profile CIED program.

Collaborated with SAP-APEX/PRISM leads in refining the supplier return process (ADSUBCON) which yielded

faster turnaround time of required material.

2006 – 2008 Valspar Industrial Coatings Indianapolis, Indiana

Supply Chain Manager


Meet service, inventory investment as well as cost objectives within the scope of demand, materials and production planning for a 3 plant Midwestern division.

8 million gallons annual sales volume with an average raw material inventory of $9.5 million.

Service 3 diverse business groups representing approximately 60% “make-to-stock”.

Systemic inventory integrity of all materials, planning parameters as well as overall material efficiency.

Facilitate sales and operations planning process.

Manage the performance of M.R.P. Controllers, Inventory Control Coordinator as well as Administrative Support aligned to planning for each site within the division.

Active participant in the new product introduction process.

Creation and implementation of manufacturing and inventory control optimization initiatives.


Facilitated a 40% improvement in production schedule adherence which yielded a significant improvement in

on-time delivery performance to our customers.

Improved the physical inventory process which yielded a 60% reduction in loss production due to plant shutdown

associated with the event.

Improved internal customer relations with our CSR/Marketing group through effective communication as well as

consistent performance to delivery commitments.

2002 – 2006 Knauf Insulation, GmbH Shelbyville, Indiana

Corporate Manager, Material Requirements Planning


18 month rolling production/inventory plan for all saleable product groups in North America.

Identify and communicate issues affecting our performance to plan to Senior Management as well as provide recommendations for resolution.

Manage the effectiveness of all manufacturing and inventory planning parameters in order to achieve targeted order fulfillment goals within a desirable profitability model.

Manage the performance of all M.R.P. Controllers responsible for the production planning and inventory control of 4 North American manufacturing facilities.

Manage the overall performance of five 3rd party warehouse service providers.

Manage vendor performance of procured finished goods materials.

SAP “Super User/Team Leader” for PP/MM modules.

Team Leader of our Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) team.

Ensure departmental compliance with defined corporate missions and objectives as well as ISO certification criteria.


40% reduction in annual outside warehouse logistics costs.

15% improvement in customer order fulfillment due to material availability resulting in increased sales opportunity.

22% reduction in service complaints associated with 3PL warehouse service providers.

Successful implementation and ongoing continuous improvement of our S&OP process which yielded a

Successful SAP implementation as it pertained to my responsibilities as the PP (Production Planning) & MM (Material Master)..

Successful introduction of 2 North American distribution centers which facilitated a 50% reduction in delivery lead-time to our customers.

2001 – 2002 Knauf Insulation, GmbH Shelbyville, Indiana

M.R.P. Controller


Facilitate on time material availability, for all assigned finished good products, through the effective management of production planning and inventory control activities.

Communicate with customers the status of required finished goods as well as future production/material issues in order to proactively manage targeted order fulfillment goals.

Facilitate the purchasing of procured finished goods material within defined contractual parameters in order to meet and/or exceed our customer’s expectations.

Maintain the master data of all assigned materials in terms of M.R.P. planning parameters, routings, required work centers, lead-time, relevant vendor information and various administrative data.


Successful creation and implementation of a production and inventory control plan, which met our targeted order fulfillment goals, for our new manufacturing facility in Shasta Lake, CA.

Successful introduction and management, in terms of order fulfillment planning, of two new product groups.

2000 – 2001 Rolls Royce Corporation Indianapolis, Indiana

M.R.P. Controller


Facilitate on time material availability, for all assigned products, through the effective management of production planning and inventory control activities.

Manage appropriate inventory levels of all required raw materials and components necessary for production schedule compliance.

Communicate with customers the status of current finished goods material availability as well as future production/material issues in order to proactively manage order fulfillment.

Maintain the master data of all assigned product groups in terms of M.R.P. planning parameters, routings, work centers, relevant vendor information and various administrative data.

Communicate to Operations Director productivity performance data as well as reporting potential production problems that would prevent successful achievement of the plan.


Facilitated the fluid outsourcing of materials previously produced in-house in a manner that met or exceeded our customer’s expectations in terms of on-time delivery.

Achieved order fulfillment targeted monthly goals during the last 4 months of employment.

1999 – 2000 S.M.C. Pneumatics Indianapolis, Indiana

Production Group Superintendent


Execution of daily production plans through the supervision and empowerment of 20 team-members.

Facilitate the fluid movement of required non-finished goods material necessary for the execution of daily production activities.

Perform routine quality audits for the purpose of ensuring customer satisfaction, as it pertained to product quality and on-time availability, as well as ISO 9001 compliance.

Interaction with marketing, engineering and production scheduling in order to proactively prepare for the requirements of the marketplace.


Implemented a successful cross-training program that increased overall production capacity by 18%.

Facilitated a 27% reduction in production defect claims within a fiscal year utilizing SPC tools for root cause identification, the implementation of new process flows as well as the establishment of performance goals.

Facilitated the training of all manufacturing personnel on the factory’s new E.R.P. (PeopleSoft) software system which pertained to production and inventory control activities.

1997 – 1999 S.M.C. Pneumatics Indianapolis, Indiana

Production and Inventory Control Specialist


Plan production activities for all assigned product families.

Effectively managed production capacities for a matrix of product aligned routings.

Managed the inventory control and purchasing activities for all responsible materials based on targeted order fulfillment goals as well as appropriate inventory levels.

Ability to understand/discuss technical documentation, as it pertained to non-standard production activities, which were required for the accurate production planning of these non-standard products.


Effectively maintained order fulfillment goals for all assigned product groups through accurate production/inventory control planning and communication.

Effectively managed dynamic customer forecasts within an aggressive “make-to-order” production environment.

Reduced the factory’s “dead-stock” inventory through visibility of targeted materials as well as a successful rework and scrap program.

1992 – 1997 TeamCare Pharmaceuticals Services Indianapolis, Indiana

Materials Management Coordinator


Manage the activities of the purchasing, distribution and MediCare Part B billing departments.

Facilitate the performance, development and empowerment of 25 production associates.

Perform all vendor contract negotiations.


Reduced the overall Cost of Goods Sold by 18% within a fiscal year.

Improved customer satisfaction, in terms of delivery and quality, through the collection of data, establishment of control limits and implementation of corrective action plans to achieve stated goals.

Improved inventory accuracy through the implementation of a cycle count program.

Directed the implementation and continuous improvement of a new corporate division.


1991 – 1995 Indiana University Indianapolis, Indiana

B.S. Business Management

1981 – 1983 Vincennes University Vincennes, Indiana

A.S. Computer Programming Technology


SAP PP (Production Planning) & MM (Material Master) modules

Oracle 11i Purchasing, Inventory Control & Production Planning modules

PeopleSoft Production planning & inventory control modules

AS400 Applications Custom PP, MM, and select SD/FI application transactions

Microsoft Applications: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, VISO, Outlook

Lotus Application: Notes, Approach, 123 & Symphony

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