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Manager Management

Wichita, Kansas, United States
October 09, 2016

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Purchasing & Materials Manager

Experienced procurement, process improvement and materials manager with nearly 20 years developing and supervising production quality assurance systems in a variety of industries. Expert in providing production quality solutions that cut costs and increase effectiveness of logistics and purchasing operations. Proven leader who is recognized for high quality assurance strategies, team building ability and job mentoring capacity.

Areas of Expertise & Specialization

Cost Savings & Cost Avoidance Strategy

Client Management

Contract Negotiations

Inventory Control

Logistics Management

MRP Planning

Purchasing Requirements

Six Sigma Green Belt

Supplier Analysis & Selection

Supplier Development

Supply Chain Logistics

Professional Experience Highlights

Electromech Technologies, Wichita, Kansas

Materials Manager, FEB 2016 – MAY 2016 – Reason for leaving: Position was eliminated due to economic position of company.

Responsible for key materials purchasing and costing with direct reporting responsibilities with 5 different Buyers and 2 Costing Estimators.

Proven Success: Achieved over $80K in bill of material cost savings within the first 60 days and helped reach a cost avoidance figure of over $500K that was negotiated away to support unwanted inventory on order during short tenure.

Wescon Plastics, LLC, Wichita, Kansas – Reason for leaving: Third private equity President was replacing all staff members.

Supply Chain Manager, APR 2013 – FEB 2016

Directed supply chain related activities including purchasing requirements and MRP planning.

Managed inventory control, shipping and receiving with 7 direct reports in Warehouse management.

Proven Success: Led the implementation of IQMS ERP system in less than 9 months. Implemented serialized bar coding inventory system, which increased inventory turns from less than 4 to 7.2 in the 1st year. Reduced inventory in excess of $1M in year 2. Reduced $150K in costs of raw material and MRO spend over the last 12 months.

Weckworth Manufacturing, Inc., Wichita, Kansas

Materials Manager, JUL 2010 – APR 2013 – Reason for leaving: Economic future of the company was poor.

Managed the sourcing, MRP planning, contractual negotiations and program management of all aspects of the company’s purchasing needs in military and commercial textile manufacturing.

Led Materials Department with purchasing, receiving, warehouse storage and distribution efforts.

Directed reports included 2 managers and 7 support staff.

Responsible for the creation and implementation of a uniform process of efficient flow of material, that promotes timely delivery, cost reduction and supplier development.

Developed, implement and communicate policy and procedure to personnel to ensure adherence of regulatory guidelines and quality assurance.

Proven Success: Reduced inventory over $400K the first year through cycle counting, bar code scanning, and vendor management through review and adherence to MRP. In 2012, purchasing team saved over $375K in material cost to the estimate through pricing negotiations, research and implementation of alternate materials. Implemented vendor management process and achieved an overall Vendor performance of 98.5% in 2012.

K&L Body & Paint, Wichita, Kansas

Office Manager, AUG 2009 – JUL 2010 – Reason for leaving: This was a temporary position outside of normal career path.

Managed the daily requirements of the office, which included customer relations, generation of repair quotes, sourcing of parts, scheduling of work and all associated accounting requirements.

GKN Aerospace Precision Machining, Inc., Wellington, Kansas

Purchasing & Logistics Manager, JAN 2009 – JUL 2009 – Reason for leaving: Aerospace severe economic downturn.

Supported this machining organization through the management of the Supply Chain Department with direct reports of 1 Manager and 7 other individuals that include Buyers, Planners, Expeditors and Receiving personnel.

Created uniform process of efficient material flow, as well as the new ordering fulfillment process.

Designed and implement uniform processes and procedures to maximize the company’s purchasing power.

Managed and improved planning of parts using MRP and forecasting tools.

Ensured that efficient processes are in place to sustain vendor relationships and performance.

Provided direction to ensure that vendor contracts are appropriately managed to support operations.

Proven Success: Renegotiated aluminum extrusion contract reducing costs in excess of $350K. Started the process of RFQ on the entire BOM (4,000 titanium, aluminum machined parts and supporting hardware) to produce the Boeing 787 Section 41 floor grid for Precision Machining. Upon my departure, quotes were being returned with a 30 to 40% reduction in the current BOM. Current BOM included 18 suppliers to support the BOM; target was to conclude with 6 to 8.

Envision Inc., Wichita, Kansas

Purchasing & Logistics Manager, DEC 2006 – DEC 2008 – Reason for leaving: Seeking higher level position and responsibility

Managed Purchasing Department, which included the coordination of 3 Purchasing Agents.

Led sourcing efforts, MRP planning, production planning, contractual negotiations and program management of all aspects of the company’s purchasing needs.

Directed 20 logistics personnel on 3 shifts, duties included processing of customer orders, shipping and receiving, and inventory control contained within two local warehouses.

Built a key network of suppliers utilizing all functions of the business and ensured interpretation of pricing and conditions from supplier proposals create a competitive advantage for the commodity and industry.

Developed, monitored and ensured the company goals and metrics meet and/or exceed expectations

Monitored supplier obligations, project schedules, delivery performance and contractual obligations.

Ensure the company’s freight costs remain competitive throughout the numerous Envision sites.

Contributed to the management team in regard to New Product Development within the development cycle and execution phases.

Proven Success: In coordination with branding, marketing and sales efforts, I assisted with the modification of the company’s retail packaging; a project that reduced the number of required packaging sku’s and saved the company over $875K. Reduced raw film cost through price negotiations and new vendor selection, a projected savings exceeding 10% of BOM. Aided in the development and implementation of a bar code scanning system into the Envision warehouse that produced accuracy and trace ability of their inventory. Reduced Envision’s overall freight costs by $150K per year through RFQ’s and pricing negotiations. Negotiated and implemented contracts for their entire BOM, which reduced their annual, cost more than $1M a year.

Bombardier Aerospace, Inc., Wichita, Kansas – JUN 1997 – DEC 2006 – Reason for leaving: Recruited by previous manager who went to Envision.

Purchasing Team Leader,

Responsible for the management of 13 system-purchasing agents. Material Logistics Supervisor of all major systems on Learjet products (Engines, Nacelles, Thrust Reversers, Avionics, Main landing gear, Cabin Control and Management Systems).

Managed inflow of production hardware, assemblies, system components and vendor cost recovery VCAR process.

Tracked and managed the quality aspect of components. Management of green certification of aircraft budgets as they relate to Material Logistics.

Proven Success: Developed and negotiated the first North American wide Bombardier Purchasing Credit Card Bank Agreement at Bombardier’s Montreal, Quebec headquarters. The new system targeted the elimination of non-value added Purchasing activity and process improvement. Estimated savings were over $5M per year. In process improvement throughout North America with potential rebates of $75M per year.

Purchasing Supervisor For Raw Material/Rotobin,

Managed 15 agents and was responsible for the procurement of aircraft production raw material, rotobin and electrical components for sub-assembly.

Monitored non-aircraft related products and services, including all capital acquisitions, computer hardware and software.

Responsible for the sourcing, procurement, contractual negotiation and program management of non-product (MRO) supplies, major service related suppliers, capital equipment acquisitions and independent labor agreements for the six Learjet facilities throughout the United States.

Proven Success: Negotiated eight contracts and outsourced the majority of the facility maintenance department at the Wichita Learjet site with an estimated cost savings of over $900K per year. Negotiated and implemented the first global contract (Aircraft Aluminum Extrusion) within Bombardier Aerospace. Savings estimated at $10M over five years.

Material Logistics Traffic & Customs Supervisor,

Directed 3 agents and all incoming and outgoing freight for Bombardier Learjet in North America.

Managed the selection of our primary carriers and developed customs of standards control system.

Proven Success: Supervised the negotiation, execution and program management of ten new long-term contracts averaging an overall savings to the company of fifteen percent plus per year. Two contracts encompassed the entire Bombardier Aerospace Group with an estimated savings of $3M per year.

Purchasing Specialist/Senior Buyer (Models 40, 45 & 60),

Led sourcing, MRP planning, contractual negotiations and program management of Avionic, Flight Management and Flight Control related systems.

Responsible for just-in-time delivery, high quality parts, competitive pricing, product improvements and bill of material cost and efficiency reductions.

Proven Success: Reduced the Model 40/45 bill of material by $45,000 per ship through pricing negotiations, cost avoidance and product improvement, constituting a $2.5M per year savings at their current build rate.

Education & Credentials

Bachelors Degree, Petroleum Geology, Wichita State University

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