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Manager Team Leader

Strongsville, Ohio, United States
October 01, 2016

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Strongsville, OH 44149



Purchasing professional with 20 years of progressive experience in strategic sourcing and contract management.

Expertise in strategy development.

Maintaining a stellar reputation for quality and efficiency in stake holder satisfaction, communication, and problem resolution.

Proven ability to manage multiple commodities and contracts while maximizing cost reduction.

Demonstrated success in team building and development.

Significant experience sourcing multiple commodities including chemicals, steel, and metal parts.

Experience in chemical, automotive, medical, aerospace, and consumer product industries.


Mactac, North America; Sr. Procurement Manager 2014-Present

Stow, OH

Responsible for management of $70M total raw material spend.

Develop & maintain Raw Material Cost Model to monitor impact of market changes.

Managed Multiple Projects concurrently resulting in annualized savings of 1.7M.

Developed Commodity Strategies for Water-Based Adhesives and Polypropylene Film.

Managed a team of 3 Direct Reports

Created Supplier Selection Criteria and Supplier Assessment.

Active in New Product Development sourcing.

OMG Americas, Inc; Purchasing Manager – Americas 2007-2014

Westlake, OH

Overall responsibility for approximately $40M Raw Material Spend and Technical Center MRO Spend

Developed Material-Based Strategies to provide better Market Knowledge and improve department effectiveness.

Optimized Supply Base to align with Material Strategies.

Average annual Cost Reduction of $750K

Implemented Monthly Cost Forecasting Process for key raw materials and cost drivers.

Developed process and reporting for Annual Purchasing Spend Plan and Cost-Reduction Tracking.

Developed Supplier Assessment and Classification Process.

Handled departmental responsibilities on all internal and external ISO and Responsible Care Audits.

State Industrial Products; Director of Supply Chain 2005-2006

Cleveland, OH

Managed team of up to 18 associates in Sourcing, Materials, and Production Scheduling across two divisions.

Overall P&L Responsibility for approximately $36M Spend.

Prepared and reported on Budgets for all Supply Chain teams.

Drove team to achieve Cost Reduction goals using Total Cost of Ownership model.

Worked closely with Marketing and R&D Management to assure Strategic Alignment.

Established departmental Metrics and Goals.

Drove team to achievement of corporate goals including Cost and Inventory Reduction, Increased Fill Rate, and Back Order Reduction.

Wellman Products Group; Sourcing Manager 2003-2005

Medina, OH

Responsible for $45M direct materials spend for Wellman globally.

Managed team of three Direct Reports and one Dotted-Line Report.

Developed and Implemented Commodity Powder Forecast and sourcing plan resulting in $320K Cost Avoidance in 2003 and $223K Cost Avoidance YTD 2004.

Responsible for $1.45M Cost Reductions

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Wellman Products Group, Cont.

Developed and Implemented Cost Tracking Database for Reductions/Increases.

Developed and Implemented Supplier On-Time Delivery system and Supplier Report Card.

Managed Payment Term Extension Project moving payment terms from NET 30 to NET 60.

Implemented Inventory Consignment Program with three key suppliers.

Supply Chain representative on all New Product Introduction teams.

Completed Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training.

ISO/TS16949 Internal Auditor

Developed MRP–based 90-Day Statistical Rolling Forecast Tool.

Developed and Implemented Rated Supplier Profile Process.

MTD Products; Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Development 1999-2003

Cleveland, OH

Managed $104M parts commodities, including castings, forgings, powder metal, pulleys, hardware, stampings, electrical components, tires, and belts.

Team Leader for the out-source of all Wire Rod and Tubing fabrication out of Willard production facility resulting in cost savings of $300K.

Team Leader for Material Cost Reduction Project resulting in cost savings of $5.2M.

Initiated and negotiated settlement on $400K warranty claim.

Managed cross-functional team to search globally for, identify, and develop a strategic supplier of Electronic Control Modules.

Managed cross-functional team to search globally for, identify, and develop a strategic supplier of Hardware

Managed cross-functional, inter-company team to improve blade delivery and address process vulnerability.

Managed completion of a resource project to minimize supplier vulnerability.

Mentored supply management personnel in database development, SWOT analyses, and sourcing strategy.

Responsible for Cost Savings totaling $4M.

Developed and implemented complete commodity strategy for Powder Metal, resulting in 63% supply base reduction and 50% supplier delivery improvement.

Developed commodity mini-strategies for Castings, Blades, and Tires.

Key team member developing Preliminary and Final Supplier Assessments to help qualify potential suppliers.

Managed the transfer of tooling and machinery out of closing casting supplier with minimal cost impact to MTD.

Managed transition of 485 parts from exiting hardware supplier to new strategic hardware supplier over 10 weeks, resulting in cost savings of $244K.

DePuy Inc.; Buyer/Planner 1996- 1999

Warsaw, IN

Core Development Team Leader on all sterilization case product development projects.

Initiated various negotiations and product re-designs resulting in annual cost savings of $487,235.

Reduced core supply base 40%.

Coordinated one on one training and supplier seminar, which increased supply base annual quality performance rating 10.7 %.

Improved on-time delivery percentage from 77.1% to 92.8%.

Managed the consolidation of 1200 parts to single supplier systematically over nine months, resulting in annual cost savings of $180,000.

Coordinated the addition of 700 sterilization case blue prints into document control system to improve design control and adhere to CE requirements.

Re-structured sterilization case development process, reduced lead-time 58%.

Initiated and negotiated long-term cost reduction program for all sterilization cases.

GE Aircraft Controls; Buyer/Contract Administrator 1994-1996

Fort Wayne, IN


Bachelor of Science in Business - Marketing, 1988-1996, Indiana University.

Certified Purchasing Manager, 1999.

Government Subcontract Management and Federal Acquisition Regulation Training, 1999.

Project Management Certificate Program, 2002, Baldwin-Wallace College.

Green Belt Certification Training, 2003.

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