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Supply Chain Manager

Redwood City, California, United States
January 25, 2017

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Maria Scott, MBA, CSCP, CPIM

Half Moon Bay, CA **019

515-***-**** •

Supply Chain Manager

Master Scheduling

Purchasing / Estimation

Pharmaceutical cGMP

Analytical, results-driven supply chain professional with experience in the highly regulated pharmaceutical and food processing industries. Possess a proven track record of achieving key business results and reducing cycle time in some of the most demanding manufacturing environments. Ensure compliance with strict regulatory requirements, including cGMP, FDA regulations. Develop strong lines of communication with diverse, cross-functional teams. Expertise working with a wide range of ERP packages. Lead new system implementations, meeting quality and on-time delivery goals. Known for dynamic experience revolutionizing supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry. Core competencies include:

Production Planning • Finite Scheduling • Capacity Management • Lean Principles • Cross-Functional Leadership • Continuous Process Improvement • Cycle Time Reduction • Inventory Control • Forecasting • Vendor Management

Professional Experience

EKC DuPont, Hayward, CA 9/2015–9/2016

Manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the semi-conductor industry.

Global Supply Chain Manager

Develop, integrate, and execute the supply chain strategy and plan in support of the business and functional strategies, meet customer needs through integrated processes, systems, and use of technology. Represent the supply chain capabilities from 0 – 3 months to 5 year horizons. Understand and make decisions based upon knowledge of upper quartile performance and the relationship and impact to the supply chain.

Understand appropriate models necessary for supply chain optimization and recommend actions to Business Team.

Manage the activities, performance, and development of 8 direct report supply chain professionals.

Manage global finished goods distribution. With the Global Demand Manager, define and communicate order acceptance and handling policies that balance customer requirements with supply chain capabilities.

Develop and maintain policies and procedures for safety stock, lead-time, MTO /MTS strategies, schedule changes, and appropriate approvals to meet customer delivery requirements within policies / procedures and in compliance with regulations for hazardous chemical manufacture, distribution, and export.

GENENTECH (On Contract through Aerotek), South San Francisco, CA 08/2012–08/2015

Leading biopharmaceutical supplier with expertise in research and global manufacturing operations.

Non-Production Processing Coordinator

Manage a full range of clinical and commercial non-production processes within a dynamic production schedule. Establish strong working relationships with cross-functional, multi-location teams to anticipate and meet resource needs. Utilize SAP software to schedule plant resources. Identify and mitigate variances and develop contingency and risk plans. Implement process improvement initiatives.

Took complete responsibility for site-wide glass and non-production processing within six months.

Developed automatic SAP processes, streamlining the scheduling process and creating efficiencies. Reducing scheduling time by up to four hours per week.

Ensured on-time completion of special processing requirements and improved accuracy.

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Professional Experience (Continued)

Received formal recognition for coordinating activities in support of expedited FDA submission.

BOEHRINGER-INGELHEIM VETMEDICA, INC. (Formerly Pfizer), Fort Dodge, IA 12/2008–05/2012

Veterinary division of BI Pharma, producing FDA compliant pharmaceutical and biologic medicines.

Supply Manager, Small Vial Parenterals

Managed the supply process for 95 parenteral and solid dose pharmaceutical and media products in an FDA regulated environment. Led forecasting, raw material planning, production scheduling, packaging, and contract processing for the full supply chain. Managed ERP systems. Developed highly efficient scheduling and contract processing strategies. Collaborated with a cross-functional team of up to 15.

Applied Lean methodologies, reducing media scheduling time by 75% and saving $660 per week.

Successfully reduced the inventory of ProHeart SKU 25% while improving on-time delivery.

Built strong lines of communication to streamline resource management through a difficult buy-out.

Collaborated with team leaders to schedule 1,800+ batches annually, minimizing overtime.

Implemented an effective capacity management system within six months.

Maximized resources in a severely constrained environment while maintaining cGMP compliance.

TATE & LYLE, INC., Fort Dodge, IA 07/2007–11/2008

Manufacturer of renewable food-grade corn products and ethanol, a renewable alternative energy source.

Purchasing Agent

Sourced materials and services to support the construction of a new $290M wet mill corn processing facility. Utilized SAP to generate vendor quotes. Evaluated total cost of ownership and delivery timelines to meet strict budgets and quality standards. Supervised subcontractors and managed AP/AR.

Managed procurement for the most complex products, while avoiding any construction delays.

Saved $1,500 per month by reducing Konex rental costs.

Introduced OfficeMax online ordering tool and established a scrap metal recycling program.

DATA 2 CORPORATION, St. Peters, MO 08/2004–08/2006

Manufacturer and printer of the world’s smallest barcode labels and commercial bonding solutions.

Cost Estimator

Developed accurate cost estimates and quotes for up to 10 projects per day. Completed production planning and provided ERP expertise. Gathered customer requirements. Implemented ERP and CRM technology. Improved communication between departments. Transformed quotes into job records.

Leveraged Great Plains ERP tool to reduce cost estimate cycle time by 60%.

Worked with ERP consulting firm to expand the customer requirements field, boosting order quality.

Led employee training on the new ERP system, significantly reducing quote lead-time.

JOHNSON CORPORATION / KADANT, Three Rivers, MI 04/1997–04/2004

Manufacturer of custom head transfer equipment for commercial and industrial fluid-handling applications.

Master Scheduler / Production Planner

Managed planning and outside service processes for 80% of the company’s components. Acted as the Master Scheduler and conducted S&OP for $1.5M in monthly sales. Sourced components through global supply chains and implemented J.D. Edwards and Visual Manufacturing tools. Managed ISO audits.

Streamlined outside production services, avoiding $800K in obsolete inventory write-offs.

Achieved 15% increase in client KPIs and greater process enhancement flexibility.

Won APICS Company of the Year twice while serving as chapter board member.

Implemented a finite scheduling system, eliminating overtime within 30 days.

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Education and Certification


Master of Business Administration


Bachelor of Science in Finance



Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite, various ERP systems including SAP, MAPICS, Prism, Microsoft Great Plains, Visual Manufacturing, J.D. Edwards, AutoCAD, Microsoft Customer Relationships Management (CRM) Software.

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