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Purchasing Manager

Orange, California, United States
January 05, 2017

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Herbert C. Cooley

**** *. ****** *** #**

Orange, CA. 92867

PH 714-***-****


Professional Summary- Highly qualified Purchasing Professional with a strong background supporting high tech, top quality manufacturing organizations. Proven record of meeting inventory objectives and cost savings. Hands on leader with production management experience. Cross-functional expertise utilized to improve processes and add value to strategic goals.

oQUALIFICATIONS 20 years of strong and diverse experience, Purchasing, Material Management, 5 years of Outside/Inside/Sales Experience Ensured Suppliers Manufacturing processes are clearly defined and controlled.

oAll critical processes are validated to ensure consistency and compliance with specifications Reviewed Suppliers processes for compliance ISO 9001/AS9100

oExperienced with Mill and Distribution procurement in the raw material arena.

oManaged PPV by reviewing all contracts when variance occurs

oImplemented OTD review weekly and offenders managed

o Management experience encompasses SIOP team member, recruiting, budgets, quoting, planning, inventory contract review, procurement, and business plan development

oSkilled and knowledgeable in machined parts, drawings(B/P’s), manufacturing processes, MRO, JIT, and contract purchasing

oPossess negotiating skills-receive quality product for an economic price

oProficient on the AS400/JDE/SAP/GERP/GLOBAL SHOP systems in purchasing, MRP/ERP, MPS, Level Loading Planning, Purchasing, Inventory Control and Receiving Managed all aspects of materials-procedures, purchasing, receiving, shipping, inventory control, warehouse, production planning, and scheduling

o M/S Communication tools, Excel, Word, Outlook, Visio, Power Point

Outside Sales

May 2015 – November 2016 (1 year 6 months)

My territory is Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino Counties.

Steel Unlimited distributes steel A36, A572-50, A633, A514(T1), A588, AR235, AR400, AR500, SA516-70, 1040, 1045, 4130, 4140, 4340, HY80, HY100, AP12H-50 MIL-SPECS, 304 SS, 316 SS in plate size ranges of up to 30" Plate, Widths up to 124" Lengths up to 540" .

Steel Unlimited has Flame, Plasma, Laser, Water Jet Capabilities.

Steel Unlimited has CNC and Conventional Machining Capabilities.

We also have Processing Capabilities-Heat treating, Stress Relieving, Galvanizing, etc.

We can Blanchard Grind through 196" diagonal x 80" high, Edge grind through 37" x 30' long.

We Form, Roll, Shear, plate, sheet, angle, channel, beam, tube, bar, and pipe.

Press brake forming 4" up to 12', plate rolling 1" up to 10', bar and angle rolling up to 6" x 6" x 1/2".

My responsibilities are to maintain the customers we have and while doing so we gain more. We have approximately 6000 customers.

Goals for Sales per month are $45,000

Supply Line & Planning Manager

Advanced Ground System Engineering, LLC

June 2011 – May 2014 (4 years)

OTD improved from 85% to 92% Company goal 90%

Managed all Steel buys reduced cost by 10%

Reduced Suppliers and Created Contract to reduce costs ($32K)

Implemented status reporting

Implemented use of Global Shop Purchasing

Created Roles and Responsibilities

Coordinated and Managed Long Term Agreements

Pull and Pushing of incoming materials

Maintained Incoming Budgets

Report of Dollars received Coordinated with Accounting

Invoices versus Receipts to manage incoming dollars

Reviewed and Managed Purchasing Authority

Promoted from Purchasing Manager to Supply Line and Planning Manager

Managed and Monitored ASL

Supply Manager Procurement Agent

Spirit AeroSystems

August 2010 – June 2011 (11 months)

Responsible for all machined parts on A350XWB for Airbus Coordinated with Quality GRAMS/CAM

Review Technical and Production Readiness

GERP Global ERP Trained SAP Easy Access Trained

WAR Room participant

Create MOA's

New Product development team member

Monitor delays and create gap analysis to mitigate

Coordinated material readiness strategy buy negotiating material buys prior to drawing release

Value Stream Leader Business Unit Manager

Circor Aerospace

August 2004 – July 2009 (5 years)

Promoted to Value Stream Leader Machine Shop (Machine Shop Supervisor)

Managed a staff of 23 (hiring, training, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining) •

Supplier Liaison for Engineering, Quality, & Accounting issues

Communicated Companies Goals and Objectives to over 200 Suppliers

Streamlined processes and procurement

Procured and Managed machined parts

Procured and Managed Steel and Brass raw material

Created Vendor Score Card for Senior Buyers and Buyers

Teamed with Inventory Supervisor to reduce cycle count variance

Identified purchased parts for LTA’s to reduce costs Material changes to reduce costs

Customer awareness program implemented when delays affected delivery

Materials utilized and Purchased Hastelloy, Inconels, Haynes 25, A286, 13-8, Stellite 6, Titanium, 17-4, Aluminum, Brass, etc.

Implemented Emailing of drawings to suppliers to control revision levels

Managed the procurement of all machined parts ABL program $600,000 dollars

Crossed trained in product managers’, material manager’s positions.

Member of MRB team

Completed Green Belt Training (Lean concepts)classes at Cal State Riverside

Purchasing Lean Leader ( Hands on) • Reviewed and Authorized purchase orders

Problem Solver

Purchasing and Inventory Control Manager


January 2002 – January 2004 (2 years 1 month)

Responsible for accurately coordinating the complete change of drawings and part numbers with suppliers

Managed assemblies and all suppliers’ inventory Initiated kitting of all assemblies

Due to the above being accomplished expediting has ceased

Reduced transportation cost by 10%

Implemented quality process

Changed material on machined parts and processing to reduce cost

Implemented new Bill of Material (BOM)

Implemented drawings sent with all purchase orders to reduce revision errors

Created an objective of “no shipping errors in 2003”

Initiated an annual contract with suppliers in stamping and machining to reduce cost

Created assembly scenario for Sales to streamline and improve productivity

Managed and decreased inventory by developing VMI

Purchased all raw materials

Created contracts for raw materials and reduced cost by 8%

Corporate Buyer

Copper and Brass Sales, Fullerton

January 2000 – January 2002 (2 years 1 month)

Responsible for 80 distribution points

Responsible for 50 million pounds of Brass

Tasked to handle brass rod from 12-1-00 through 4-01-01; liquidated 780,000#s in excess inventory, created $380,000 dollars of purchase price variance, and added $1 million to bottom line

Responsible for aluminum extrusions and brass tubing valued at $8-10 million

Ensured inventory levels consistent with economic indicators

Materials Manager

B/E Global Services Group

January 1997 – January 2000 (3 years 1 month)

Developed, implemented, and achieved 1999 purchasing goals. Meeting budgetary and 10% reduction in costs

Reallocated staff of 18 associates to improve work order efficiency. Streamlined process to reduce paperwork and inventory shortages. Enhanced entire materials management system.

Created, controlled, and monitored budgets

First Project Boeing $300K, 4 week lead-time shipped on time, and within budget

Assisted in D1-9000 approval

Implemented D1-9000 procedures in Materials Department

Appointed production Control Administrator as MRB central focal point to ensure product is moved efficiently from MRB

Participated in Supplier Improvement Program

Reviewed and authorized all raw material purchases

Purchasing Supervisor, Buyer, Inside Sales

Roller Bearing Company

January 1984 – January 1997 (13 years 1 month)

Responsible for the procurement of all machined parts, manufacturing processes, equipment and raw materials. (Aluminum, Inconel, Maraging steel, Stainless Steel, Steel, Brass, Forgings, Investment castings)

Master contracts for Stainless and Aluminum implemented with a reduction in cost of 5%

Negotiated service agreements with a reduction in cost of 15%

Directed all aspects of MRO purchases

Developed and maintain budgets

Coordinate MIS training for employees

Prepared and review bids for all jobs

Interfaced daily with quality control, engineering, manufacturing and management

Scheduled work orders for start and completion dates

Purchased all outside processing, raw materials and equipment

Coordinated MRO purchasing

Analyzed bids to determine feasibility Interacted with customers on a daily basis, resolved concerns and problems

Prepared quotes and entered sales orders

California State University Dominguez-APICS Classes 3 completed

Coastline Community College-Associates, Purchasing

Green Belt UC Riverside 2007

Certificate in Purchasing, Coastline Community College, Deans List

TQM completed 80 hours of intensive training Essentials in Management

Lean History and Concepts Value Stream Mapping

Problem Solver

Quality Leader

Dale Carnegie Effective Communication and Human Relations

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