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Supply Chain Professional, Buyer/Purchasing

Independence, Ohio, United States
October 01, 2016

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Ann M. Svoboda

**** ********* **** ● Independence, Ohio 44131 ● 216-***-**** ●


Experienced Supply Chain Professional with 20 years of continued career progression accompanied by key accomplishments in highly competitive industries. Well-developed business and supply chain understanding attained through diverse assignments in logistics, sales, and business analysis.

Core Competencies:

● Customer Service ● Purchasing/Vendor Management

● Procurement & Inventory Control ● Operations Management

● Distribution & Transportation ● Shipping & Receiving

● Budgeting & Cost Reduction ● MRP/ERP Knowledge


Joy Global, Inc., Solon, Ohio 2009 - Present

Buyer/Inventory Analyst

Procure assigned commodities to assure best quality, price and delivery

Negotiate contracts and agreements that provide best possible terms for the company

Manage annual inventory purchases of $20M

Monitor customer backorders to provide efficient customer service

Expedite part shortages with vendors and internal suppliers

Analyze excess/obsolete parts for rework or conversion to a salable part

Rockwell Automation, Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio 2008 - 2009

Buyer (Contract Position)

Managed $7 - $60 million in spend across 7,000+ SKU’s depending on commodity role

Supply chain performance focused on on-time delivery performance and shorter, optimized lead times

Initiated and completed request for quotations, part sets ups, end of life planning for SKU’s, material allocation negotiations and conducted open market searches to meet gaps in supply chain in times of crisis and critical shortages

Work to achieve invoice resolution where needed, created PO's and confirmed delivery dates

Automation Tool & Die, Inc., Brunswick, Ohio 2006 - 2008

Logistics Manager

Management of customer and vendor relationships to increase loyalty and service opportunities

Reduced freight costs by 40% within one year

Work with warehouse staff and inventory management to expedite order processes and fulfillment

Reduced labor costs in the warehouse by 50%

Implemented first time cycle count program for $2.2M of inventory

Control receiving, shipping, inventory control and the internal flow of goods

Northern Stamping, Valley View, Ohio 2005 - 2006 Shipping/Inventory Control Manager (Closed one of three facilities)

Control receiving, shipping, inventory control and the internal flow of goods

Analyze logistical processes and implement operational improvements for cost savings

Discovered and implemented new applications for existing MRP System

Lead a team of 10-15 employees

Ann M. Svoboda

6681 Kingscote Park ● Independence, Ohio 44131 ● 216-***-**** ●

Heads and Threads Int’l, Middleburg Heights, Ohio October 2004 to April 2005

Inside Sales/Shipping (Contract Position)

Contributed to financial success of branch. (Billing, Inventory Control, AP & AR)

Generated new business along with the maintenance of existing accounts.

Coordinated the efforts of purchasing to ensure timely delivery.

Implemented Marketing Strategies to increase new business.

RB&W Manufacturing, Kent, Ohio June 2002 to August 2004

Inside Sales & Customer Service Manager (Location Closed)

Managed $20M Inside Sales & Customer Service Department

Successfully Managed team of 8 employees

Solicited new clients, increasing sales volume with existing client base and analysis of production reports to ensure timely sales order processing and delivery.

Analyzed customer service call activity, handled customer inquiries and addressed escalated customer call issues.

Materials Coordinator/Shipping Manager

Introduced program to save company $100K in shipping & processing costs

Increased On-Time Delivery from 18% to 100% within eight months

Coordinated finished goods shipment and delivery for both domestic and international sales through self-developed relationships with international sourcing companies and freight forwarders.


Bachelor of Science, Finance - Baldwin Wallace College

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