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Procurement Professional

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
October 02, 2016

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**** * **** ****** **** Allis, WI 53227



Conscientious, keen professional with over 17 years’ experience as Manager, Sr. Buyer, Materials Manager, Buyer/ Planner; significant background in procurement, purchasing, vendor relations, inventory management, and supply agreements. Articulate communicator and team player; establishes favorable rapport amid individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds; excellent sourcing and negotiation skills and team building abilities. Adept problem-solver; excellent analytical, planning, and decision-making capabilities to direct multi-site operations. Efficient self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills that contribute to superb multitasking ability. Proficient using 1 Shift, Macola, Verticent, SAP, M2M and Microsoft Word, Sharepoint, CSCN, Excel; internet savvy. AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Bid Analysis

Kanban Systems

Component Analysis



Inventory Replenishment

Lean Manufacturing


Product Tracking

Contract Negotiation

VMI Programs

Review Market Trends

PO Placement

Order Expediting

PPV Avoidance

Price Reductions

Staff Development

Regional Product Distribution

Continuous Improvements

MRP, Materials & Planning Systems

Supply Strategies

Supplier Source Cards

Supplier Identification Selection and



Eaton – Cooper Power Systems Division October 2015 – August 2016 Contract Planner/Scheduler/Purchasing – Waukesha, WI Eaton/Cooper is a flexible manufacture for rapidly changing for marketing conditions and remove cost by driving safety, lean continuous improvement methodology.

Review requisition, place purchase orders, issue change notices, review exception messages and follow-up and expedite delivery of materials or services as necessary to ensure adherence to production schedules and delivery to meet supplier on time delivery goals.

Schedule sales orders as required, release production orders aligned to demonstrated available capacity and customer requirements

Review production orders for material assurance and exception messages, sequence and serialize order for center and reconcile production orders to achieve on time delivery

Maintain Material Master records for assigned materials; Ensure accurate PIR records and source lists to promptly reconcile supplier invoices for payment

Interact with suppliers to communicate delivery expectations, forecasts, design changes, lead time management, and material expedites or delays as well as drive cost reduction material opportunities. Involve strategic sourcing to align negotiations, new suppliers selection, and supply chain strategy.

Cycle count and reconcile SAP inventory including support of physical inventory to ensure inventory accuracy within goal.

Review and maintain in eternal/external Kanban replenishment, vendor managed programs, scheduling agreements and blanket orders

Provide reporting as well as delivery annual cost reduction/process improvements goals to support operations

Most of the cores were for military applications Sr. Buyer – New Berlin, WI

Tekra is a manufacture of and full service distributor of high performance plastics films and adhesives. Industry leader with state of the art coating and converting capabilities and have more than 75 years of technical expertise supporting the graphics industry.

Procurement of Polycarbonates, Vinyle, Styrene and Coated Products

Analyze MRP and create PO's accordingly

Expedite PO's when necessary

Respond back to sales and customer service on all quotations

Negotiate and source on all quotes to get the best competitive price

Expedite all overseas containers for on time delivery

Responsible for sourcing new suppliers

Manage and analyzed all inventory levels, reorder points, safety stock, MOQ's, CNH Industrial (Case New Holland) December 2013 – November 2014 Contract Materials Planner, Sturtevant, WI

CNH Industrial is a global leader in the capital goods sector that, through its various business, designs produces and sells agricultural and construction equipment tractors, trucks and specialty vehicles to a broad portfolio of powertrain applications. CNH Industrial builds 40 tractors a day in the Sturtevant facility. Commodity – Gears, Castings, Bearings, Solenoids, Rotors, Hitches, Values, Cylinders, Shafts, Air Reservoirs, Axles, Tie Rod, Housings and Isolators

Coordinate with European suppliers to assure on time delivery to firmed orders

Plan and analyze weekly MRP

Estimate and maintain appropriate stock levels based off of forecast and schedule changes

Manage and analyze 2 week shortage report for any potential line down situations and down time to the line

Update Materials manager, production manager and logistics throughout the day on potential parts at risk

Responsible for excess inventory

Managed freight cost for inbound material utilizing least cost for diverted containers and air shipments

Responsible for no part shortages for the supermarket totes.

Responsible for escalating all level 2 and 3 supplier related issues on CNH Corporate Sharepoint tool for all upper Material Managers to view and react in a timely fashion to resolve all line down part situations.

Quality coordinate all engineering ECO, PAPP and DFS changes

NPI coordinator for all new prototype launches

Responsible for line down shortages and stock loss shortages

Responsible for placing SAP PO's over $10,000.00 and issuing SPOT buy PO's to suppliers

Participate in Kaizens for cost savings – Saved CNH half million on reworking obsolete axles Motive Equipment March 2012 – September 2013

Purchasing Manager, Milwaukee, WI

Motive Equipment is a 20 million manufacturing company that supplies and designs air conditioning units, heating elements, toilets/top covers, inverters, visors, drain values, fans, refrigerators and tool boxes to the railroad industry. Motive Equipment is a QRM (Quick Response Manufacture).

Managed all sourcing, negotiating, RFQ's for materials, parts and services from preferred suppliers and new suppliers within reestablished time frames and within appropriate cost saving parameters saving the company over $240K.

Established and maintained appropriate Purchase Order formats to support each item in an accurate manner and in conformance with applicable policies and procedures within purchasing.

Managed all commodities: electrical components, sheet metal, inverters, castings, forging, motors/drives, enclosures, wire and cable assemblies and hydraulic equipment.

Managed and analyzed all inventory levels, reorder points, safety stock, MOQ's, cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy.

Analyzed forecast daily against sales orders, hard orders, forecast orders for all of Motive's military applications and NPI and repairs to meet all operational and organizational requirements.

Analyzed market trends, pricing, industry developments and best practices for the organization.

Worked to reduce inventory by 50% making the company lean.

Implemented 2 VMI programs for their cartons and hardware.

Worked with the NPI team to schedule and launch new product developments.

Coordinated all ECN changes to suppliers in the appropriate time frame.

Managed and reviewed all business systems data integrity for materials and building related items.

Managed, monitored and communicated supplier performance results (Supplier Score Cards) to improve in key areas such as; on-time delivery and quality.

ABB Inc. Milwaukee, WI

Contract Buyer/Planner LV Drives October 2011 – January 2012

Support LV Drives Production related to ABB's military applications customer on time delivery, inventory turns and logistical costs.

Place and manage orders for production and R&D materials - appraise production of any part shortages, provide daily communication until the shortage is resolved, and analyze shortage to implement corrective action.

Under Direction of supply chain and LVD operations, set and manage inventory turns plan to meet agreed upon objectives, implement the plan, and monitor performance to plan and initiate changes as necessary.

Develop and maintain agreements with vendors to ensure that all logistical details from forecast to payment are identified, the vendor has sufficient material and capacity to meet ABB requirements and that overall ABB financial liability is identified.

Under direction of supply chain and LVD operations, measure vendor performance, and provide regular feedback to vendors and sourcing.

American Fluorescent, Waukegan, IL September 2010 – August 2011 Senior Buyer

Managed purchasing operations of a fluorescent lighting company that used the latest lamping, state-of-the-art ballast, and topnotch design engineering to provide technologically advanced lighting products; negotiated agreement with supplier that saved company $220K.

Provided quotes and terms for supplier to incur freight costs; coordinated deliveries with supplier to facilitate and expedite on-time delivery.

Purchased product; sourced and negotiated fair market pricing and consolidated sockets with one main overseas supplier.

Monitored suppliers for on-time delivery (scorecard) in performance; sought new suppliers to manage product line and obtain favorable discounts.

NPI coordinator for all new prototype.

Worked with operations and engineering to resolve quality issues.

Reduced the amount of inventory by $90,000 from 2010 to 2011. BEI ELECTRONICS, Franksville, WI December 2008 – May 2010 Senior Buyer

BEI is a contract manufacture of printed circuit board assemblies. Procurement of all parts in customer manufacturing of printed circuit boards used in military operations, hydraulic, and automation.

Responsible for commodity buying of printed circuit boards and all electrical components, relays, diodes, resistors, connectors, switches, capacitors and made to order parts.

Run daily MRP to analysis new buys, cancellations and expedites.

Implemented purchasing policies and procedures; promoted to team lead due to effectively teaching and training employees.

Sourced and negotiated materials from approved supplier based on corporate standards and criteria.

Analyzes reorder point, safety stock and MOQ.

Collaborated with engineering and customers to manage specifications and changes on bill of material.

Issued corrective actions and returns and expedited all material smoothly through supply chain.

Reduced the amount of obsolete inventory and exciting inventory by $150,000 from 2008 – 2010. MEC Midwest, Milwaukee, WI October 2006 – December 2008 Materials Manager & Purchasing

MEC is a contract manufacture of printed circuit board assemblies. Procurement of all parts in customer manufacturing of printed circuit boards used in military operations, hydraulic, and automation.

Responsible sourcing and negotiating for commodity buying of printed circuit boards and all electrical components, relays, diodes, resistors, connectors, switches, capacitors and made to order parts.

Directed all procurement activities associated with customers printed circuit boards used in military applications, recreational watercrafts, and automation.

Participated in Kaizen events to keep business operations functioning as lean manufacturing company.

NPI coordinator to assist engineering, marketing and appropriate suppliers to ensure on new

Monitored specifications and changes to bill of material.

Received and studied updates on market trends, lead-time, and life of par

Reduced the amount of obsolete inventory and exciting inventory by $130,000 from 2006 – 2008.

Inventory levels were monitored daily by reviewing customers MRP. Marsh Electronics March 2000- October 2006

Product Manager & Purchasing

Marsh Electronics is a distributor of all electrical components.

Responsibilities included monitoring product lines, placing orders, quoting, expediting back orders and brokering sales.

Responsible for commodity buying of all electrical components, relays, diodes, resistors, connectors, switches, capacitors and made to order parts.

Obtain quotes from suppliers and negotiating pricing for all new parts and already exciting parts

Maintain all inventory and stock rotations to maintain cost effective inventory levels.

Review all customer MRPS and place orders or return over supplement orders.

Monitor and maintain assigned product lines while also watching inventory spikes.

Inventory levels were monitored daily by reviewing customers MRP. Education and Training

4 years of classes towards a Health Education Degree at UW Lacrosse 4 year at UW LaCross

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