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Manager Supply Chain

Greenville, North Carolina, United States
January 31, 2017

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Kenneth E. Davis

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CAREER OBJECTIVE: To secure a challenging position that will capitalize on my expertise in material planning, purchasing or operations while utilizing my multitude of skills and experience.


More than 25 years experience as a Planner and Purchasing Agent

Effective liaison with operations, engineering, and purchasing departments to attain production goals

Efficiently managed analyses of changing material demand patterns

Special emphasis on due diligence, lean manufacturing, and deadline adherence

Proficient in Supply Chain and Six Sigma methodologies

Superb multitasking and strategic planning skills

Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills


Material Planner

Aggressive attention to detail when applying company policies, procedures and processes to materials planning goals and scheduling objectives that provide profitable results

Coordinated work order planning strategies with manufacturing to ensure the full utilization of equipment capacity and inventory

Managing and controlling materials flow to meet production demands and customer lead times

Significantly reduced back orders thru heavy expediting

Trouble shooter for inventory discrepancies and shortage reports

Operations Buyer/Manager

Purchased liquor and tobacco for duty free stores at Newark liberty Airport

Expedited purchase orders and managed the logistics of shipments and deliveries from the UK, Miami, Kentucky, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia

Monitored customs program to assure EJE and broker; received all customs invoices and related documents to clear goods

Researched and suggested new products that increased earnings

Site Manager

Managed detergent division and supervised staff at Church & Dwight, Co.

Achieved cost savings and reduced supply chain on indirect material and MRO supplies

Monitored Tool Crib inventory and usage on $1.2M and over 5400 items

Cultivated new vendors

Kenneth E. Davis


Upgraded the purchasing department to establish new inventory levels through the analysis of sales projections and sales history

Corrected shortage of raw materials and machine parts without overstocking the warehouse (JIT)

Purchasing Agent

Purchased machine parts, chemicals, and supplies for dairy facility

Saved thousands of dollars monthly by replacing old motors with new energy efficient models

Worked in conjunction with mechanics and engineers to develop more efficient parts

Evaluated vendor performance and developed new suppliers

Used cost reduction strategies such as financial project planning, blanket agreements, and code budgeting, invoice discrepancies

Supervised staff members


Kenny’s Kitchen NC, Owner, Ayden, NC 6/13-Present

Sanderson Farms, Evisceration Crew, Kinston, NC 2/12-5/13

Kidde Aerospace & Defense, Material Planner, Wilson, NC 7/08-3/10

NACCO Material Handling Group, Material Planner, Greenville, NC 11/06-5/07

EJE Retail, LCC, Operations Buyer/Manager, Elizabeth, NJ 2003-2005

Turtle & Hughes, Site Manager, Linden, NJ 2002-2003

Emco Industrial Plastics, Site Manager, Cedar Grove, NJ 2000-2002

Parmalat USA/Farmland, Purchasing Agent, Wallington, NJ 1996-2000


BS Organizational Management & Marketing, Felician College, Lodi, NJ (2002)

INTERESTS: Volunteer youth basketball coach - Ayden, NC (2005- present); Volunteer at Boys & Girls Club of Ayden, NC (2007-present) Center for Food Action Volunteer, Hackensack, NJ (2003-2005).

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