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Purchasing manager

Ansonia, CT, 06401
May 14, 2024

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Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager with an extensive Supply Chain background. Experienced in commodity and custom product in a lean manufacturing environment, as well as traditional platforms. Highly motivated and effective at helping a team achieve its organizational goals. Focused on driving improvement throughout the organization.


KITCHEN BRAINS LLC, Stratford CT 2022-2024


Managed department and translated Global Sourcing Strategy to attain maximum contribution of operating profit and objectives for Manufacturing O.E.M. Products

Manage Daily Functions of Procurement team to provide Manufacturing with raw material to meet sales demand

Responsible for Raw Material goals to optimize Operating Profit contribution from Procurement.

Negotiate Blanket Order agreements for electronic components with Foreign and Domestic Vendors

Set up Domestic stocking agreements to reduce lead times on parts from Asia

Initiated Kan Ban systems to reduce lead time inventory and space

Sourced new Vendors foreign and Domestic while reducing total cost of ownership by causing price tension

Introduced Lean Concepts to reduce stockroom space.

Reduced inventory by 400K in 2024

Developed vendor reduction plan to leverage volume for cost reductions

Managed daily direction of 3 Buyers

Participated in cross- functional teams for new product development

Eliminated waste by streamlining department Process’

Managed MRP settings to maximize material just in time delivery

EMERY WINSLOW SCALE CO. Seymour CT 2020-2022


Managed all Supply Chain activity for the Organization

Managed the complete Supply Chain function in a manufacturing environment consisting of custom and commodity product

Negotiated and created blanket orders for raw material to meet production goals and drive cost reduction

Managed inventory levels to optimum levels to elevate inventory turns and help deliver maximum operating profit

Directed the purchase and operation of all material going to 3ed party vendors for the manufacturing of custom parts

Set up stocking programs with suppliers to reduce lead time and freight cost. Reduced some suppliers to 1 day

Sourced new vendors for price tension and any ancillary benefits

Created Production orders in the ERP system to meet production plan

Loaded Master Production Schedule in ERP system based on sales history to drive production plan

Drove continuous improvement strategic plans with production and also with suppliers

Developed vendor reduction plan to reduce vendor base and leverage spend in category spending.

SEITZ CORP, Torrington, CT. 2019-2020


Managed complete Supply Chain function. Responsible for Purchasing, Planning, Shipping and Receiving

Negotiated and created blanket orders for raw material for production to drive cost reduction

Manage Global Resell product from order management to strategic inventory goals

Resolved lead time issues by creating Kan Ban system for key product lines

Identified and created process gaps to increase customer on time delivery

Increased Inventory turns by developing “plan for every part”

Identified new suppliers to create price tension and lead time reduction

Reduced supplier base to leverage spend in commodity items

Directed daily work of 7 direct reports concentrating on corporate strategy goals

Eliminated waste in all process’ to maximize profit through continuous improvement

Developed root cause counter measure system in Purchasing Department

Participated in cross functional teams on new products from development phase

Set up VMI program to maximize Purchasing focus on strategic programs


Directed and managed strategic procurement process for customers on an outsourced basis.

Directed the marketing of our services to potential clients

Negotiated service pricing with customers

Sourced all parts and services for clients domestically and globally

Managed cost cutting programs for clients through lead time reduction

Supply Chain consulting

Initiated lean principles with customers to reduce inventory and increase turns

Directed daily operations of business

Facilitated on time delivery with vendors to client

Reduced lead time for clients through sourcing new suppliers

Developed RMA process for clients

Sourced all components for new products for customers

Participated in project management with clients to bring product to market.

Developed KPI’s for Purchasing


Managed Supply Chain for the organization through a lean platform. Directed daily duties of all Purchasing and Planning personnel to contribute maximum operating profit and obtain total value from the supply base

Negotiated all blanket Orders for production and new products to support lean manufacturing

Developed new Process for identified gaps in lean system

Created strategic kan ban programs with vendors to reduce lead times to <5 days and increase turns

Created annual improvement plan for 2016

Created metrics to measure vendor performance

Identified and developed second sources to create price tension

Realized cost savings of 300K

Facilitated root cause countermeasures in the department

Headed Procurement effort on new product with cross functional team

Rationalized the supply base to leverage spend and other value-added services

Creates daily and weekly reporting on both financial performance and operating performance KPIs.

Developed visual concepts for ease of compliance to process along with standard work

Increased on time delivery from 72% to 97% to customer

SENSORSWITCH INC. Wallingford CT. 2005-2015


Managed department and translated Global Sourcing Strategy to attain maximum contribution of operating profit and objectives. Utilized World Class Manufacturing to obtain maximum total value from the supply base.

Managed negotiations of blanket pricing on components and services from vendors for Kan Ban system to drive lean manufacturing with an emphasis on cost reduction opportunities

Negotiated extended payment terms with vendors to increase working capital.

Installed Kan Ban system with suppliers to reduce inventory and increase turns through Kaizen events promoting single piece flow.

Identified and developed alternate sources of supply to create competitive tension among suppliers.

Negotiated and obtained supplier agreement forms to mitigate risk.

Rationalized the supply base to offer the best support and value-added services for the Supply chain objectives and strategies through all phases of the product life cycle.

Directed personnel on daily job functions to achieve goals of corporate deployment strategy and ensure deliverables were met to support manufacturing.

Partnered with cross-functional teams to drive new product introduction through sourcing new components

Core member of Oracle integration team

Drove the supply chain to eliminate gaps between goals and actual results through continuous improvement using root cause/countermeasure

Developed, lead and implemented sourcing and procurement processes for existing and new products

Ordered material to keep on time delivery at 97% or greater.

D.N.E.TECHNOLOGIES INC., Wallingford, CT. 1999-2005 SENIOR BUYER

Managed commodity base of electro-mechanical, passive and magnetic components to support production builds for aerospace, military and O.E.M. customer requirements. Functioned as Purchasing Manager during department restructuring.

Negotiated contract pricing to obtain optimum total cost.

Set up Kan Ban system to reduce inventory and increase turns.

Strategically sourced parts globally

Helped design and implement vendor rating system to measure vendor performance.

Selected to lead implementation of E-commerce program.

Managed department of all tactical and strategic functions

Extensive MRP knowledge from both the Planning and Purchasing function

Identified and developed new suppliers for new product development

Represented Sourcing for new products on new products development team


B.S. Business Management, 2001, SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, Fairfield, CT.

Diploma, Small Business Systems, 1982, COMPUTER PROCESSING INSTITUTE, Bridgeport CT. Attended, 1978, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, Massachusetts

N.A.P.M., completed 14 hours of continuing education

A.P.I.C.S. completed 2 courses

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