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Manager Supply Chain

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
September 27, 2019

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Ron Brack

**** **** ******* ****** *********, MD 21230 443-***-****

Senior Purchasing and Materials Manager with 30 years professional experience in diverse global industries.

Expertise in fleet management, category management, national and international product sourcing, contract negotiation,

product development, scheduling, and procurement gaining bottom line returns >$25million USD

KELLER FOUNDATIONS INC, Hanover, Maryland 2017 - 2019

Keller (UK FTSE 250 Company) is the largest independent geotechnical solution specialist in the world.

Category Manager – North America (Materials, Labor, Fuel & MRO)

●Responsible for North American Materials (Cement, Ready Mix & Aggregates), Labor, Fuel & MRO Categories

●Accountable for all North America contract negotiations, pricing and rebate programs for these categories

●Category spend >$160M per year

●Developed project engagement network resulting in cost reductions and increased profits

●2017 Savings = $875k, 2018 = $2.12M, 2019 = $2.8M (Forecasted)

BABCOCK INTERNATIONAL GROUP, Timonium, Maryland 2015 – 2016

Babcock (UK FTSE 100 Company) is the UK’s leading engineering support services organization.

Procurement Manager – East North America

●Responsible for East North America Supply Chain throughout US and Canada

●Accountable for all East North America contract negotiations, pricing and rebate programs

●Developed machine component and parts network resulting in cost reduction incentives on overall costs

●First year savings >$300k

GRAY & SON, INC. / MARYLAND PAVING, INC., Timonium, Maryland 2013 – 2015

Third generation, family owned infrastructure construction organization.

Purchasing Manager

●Responsible for Supply Chain Management for Gray & Son, Inc. – Excavating, Paving and Utility Contractor and Maryland Paving, Inc. – Asphalt Manufacturer in Maryland market

●In charge for all contract and pricing negotiations for both organizations. Total spend >$90mil yr.

●Proven cost saving of $200k by promoting Accounts Payable procedures

●Reduction in Supply Chain have brought forth efficient purchasing power initiatives

BABCOCK INTERNATIONAL GROUP, Timonium, Maryland 2012 – 2013

Babcock (UK FTSE 100 Company) is the UK’s leading engineering support services organization.

North American Supply Chain Manager

●Responsible for North American Supply Chain throughout United States and Canada

●Accountable for all North American contract negotiations

●Implemented procedures to promote efficiencies and cost savings in excess of $300k

●Clear and agreeable supplier KPI measurements implemented

●Member of North American Business Development & Implementation Team

LAFARGE NORTH AMERICA, Towson, Maryland 2004 – 2012

Lafarge are worldwide producers-cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, asphalt, and related products.

Eastern U.S. Business Unit Fleet Manager (2006 – 2012)

●Responsible for 400 units of heavy mobile equipment at 44 Lafarge sites in the Eastern U.S., Southern Canadian and Caribbean Aggregate product line

●National contract negotiations for purchases of machinery as well as support items

●Provider of all monthly KPI’s and Forecasting for Mobile Equipment throughout Eastern US Business

●Implemented efficiency measures; promoted the sale 150 pieces of equipment resulting in net returns to the organization in excess of $10mil in 5 year period.

Assistant Eastern U.S. ERP Implementation Project Manager (2005 – 2006)

●Implemented a new ERP computer system to 75 plants and 600 employees.

●Project was concerned with the change management of our associates.

●Skills involved gaining trust and respect with all levels of the product line manufacturing, operations directors, and vice-presidents.

●Demonstrated a “can do” and positive attitude which made this project a complete success

Eastern U.S. Regional Purchasing Manager (2004 – 2005)

●Regional contract negotiations for all areas of Ready Mix Concrete and Aggregate product lines which constituted $300k in savings over 12 month period

●Implemented purchasing processes allowing the Eastern Region to have a 94% compliance rate on all national contracts.

SAFENET, INC., Belcamp, MD 2003-2004

SafeNet is the fifth largest vendor in the security market and third largest of information security solutions in the world.

Master Production Planner / Senior Buyer

●Responsible for the successful management of SafeNet Enterprise Division Purchasing Department.

●Created and maintained policies and procedures; monitored supplier performance; negotiated national agreements and developed global and local procurement strategies.

●Logistical support for global order fulfillment include importing and exporting of goods as well as proper customs documentation

GAMES WORKSHOP, INC., Glen Burnie, MD 1999 – 2003

Games Workshop Group is a British miniature tabletop war-game manufacturing company.

North American Purchasing Manager

●Managed national and international planning and purchasing with Sage MRP system.

●Negotiated for all three of Games Workshop U.S.-based companies, which included manufacturing, retail, and America. Global purchasing equaled $25mil per year.

●Responsibilities included global product sourcing and global supplier agreements in North America, Canada, Mexico, Europe and China saving in excess of $1.5mil over 4 years

●Global Purchasing and Logistics team member facilitating global stock levels

●Opened 3PL location in Reno, Nevada saving $1mil per year.

●Nominated, in 2002, by Regional Manufacturing Institute, as one of top 40 business leaders under the age of 40.


●BS, Marketing, University of Phoenix

●AA, Business Administration, Catonsville Community College, Baltimore, MD


AMA- Purchasing Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Storm Water Pollution Prevention,

DBS Purchasing System, Microsoft Office 2013 and Access, Prism, Fourth Shift, Sage and Navision MRP Systems

OSHA Training: Bloodborne Pathogens, Accident Investigation, Hazard Communication,

Electrical Standards, Hazardous Energy Control, Office Hazards

MSHA Certified - Renewed 2012

Working At Heights, LOTOTO, Confined Spaces, and Arc Flash -Renewed 2011

Regional Manufacturers Institute, American Management Association, American Purchasing Society

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