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Sales Supply Chain

United States
October 07, 2019

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Tom Glines

**** ****** ****** *** *******, IL ***18 408-***-****(mobile)


Proactive, results-oriented individual with more than 20 years of hands on experience in Purchasing, Planning, Inventory Control, Supply Base Management, Supply Chain Management, of Aerospace, Automotive, Computer Electronic Components, Food Industry, Medical Device, Telecommunications, Optical Hardware, Software, Connectors, PCB, IC s, transformers, Memory, Power Supplies, Cable Assemblies, Precious Metals and Alloys, Resins, Mechanical Assemblies, Sheet Metal Casting, Ball bearing, Gearboxes. forgings, fasteners, Plastic Injection Molding, Hydraulic fitting, hoses, MRO, NPI, AP, IT, Outside Services, Capital Expenditures, Technical and administrative items, pharmaceutical, nutritional, diagnostic and Hospital Medical Products, Hazardous Waste Chemicals for FDA Regulations, and Order Processing for import export international shipments.

Self-directed, Self-motivated individual with the ability to interact with all levels of management; managing support of inventory accuracy, lean manufacturing, and decrease costs in excess inventory..



Inventory Reduction

Negotiation Strategies

Project Management

Lean Manufacturing

Purchasing Contracts

Supplier Performance Metrics

Food Industry Procurement

MRP Analysis


Experienced Sr. Buyer / Planner: Good understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management worlds.

Good presentation skills to effectively share the success and ideas.

Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational and time management skills.

Excellent communication skills to lead and support employees in a team environment.

Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to launch new products.

Develop/review highly complex contracts/licensing agreements for FAR, DFAR suppliers.

Develop negotiation strategies. Performs cost analysis as needed as part of negotiation strategy price reductions derived from changes resulting from continuous improvement projects.

Lead the management and transition activities related to strategic procurement to include the Six Sigma continuous improvement projects of price, quality, delivery, quantity, technology and lead-time.

Oversee implementation of corrective actions reports; develop long-range business/plans strategies for company improvement projects.

Proven track record to save company revenue in excess material.

International regions for Supply Chain Management include: Guadalajara & Monterrey Mexico, Penang & Johor Malaysia, Taipei Taiwan and China


LIVENATION Inventory Specialist 12/18 to present

Communicate in a timely, professional and informative manner both internally and externally

Discern between critical and non-critical issues in order to best serve our clients

Take ownership of client issues from beginning to end by working with teams across the organization

Partner with appropriate teams to communicate ideas and problem solve issues

Consistently stay up to date on the evolving features of the ticketing industry

Key Responsibilities:

Answer vender inquiries regarding ticket sales, order status, fulfillment

Answer peer inquiries regarding vender contact

Coordinate and fulfill web transactions to ensure prompt and accurate order processing

Resolve vendor fulfillment problems, investigate delivery/barcode issues, and work with technical team to find resolution

Ensure all electronic delivery orders have been filled and work with vendors to obtain tickets prior to the event

Responsible for thorough and accurate documentation of vender and peer interactions

Communicate effectively with peers and vendors both verbally and through email

Provide assistance to peers and management on daily tasks, special projects, and resolution of issues

Blistex SR BUYER Oakbrook IL 01/18 to 10/18


-. Prints purchase orders and email them to the supplier.

-. Contacts suppliers to follow up on late orders.

- Expedites delivery of critical orders, makes special arrangements for delivery, and communicates the expected delivery

- Enters Purchase Order confirmations and supporting documentation

- Maintains an up-to-date filing system and database on Purchase Orders, pricing and vendors to ensure immediate and accurate access to this information.

- Obtains Certificates of Analysis for the QC Department.

- Processes returns.

- Updates supplier pricing within MRP.

- Handles miscellaneous projects, mailings, etc.

-. Updates supplier address and contact information

Arrow Electronics Material Planner Itacsa il 02/15 to 8/ 17

- Understanding a customer's MRP for pipeline evaluation

- Analyzing a customer's buying patterns against forecasts

- Analyzing/adjusting product pipelines

- Evaluating a customer's forecast information and making recommendations

- Communicating with product management teams to support and relay customer requirements

- Managing inventory to financial goals

- Data compilation, comparison and analysis

- Entering and maintaining sales order and expediting product delivery

- Process purchase order change requests/schedules

Juno Lighting Group by Schneider Electric – Chicago, IL 09/2013 to 8/14

Providing innovative solutions to your lighting challenges.

Buyer -

Analyze MRP requirements and Engineering drawings for procurement of required goods and servic es for select group of products as required for production of Prototypes.

Negotiate with suppliers to obtain optimum quality, cost and service levels; maintain supplier data and performance.

Meet departmental objectives in productivity, delivery and inventory.

Provide purchasing representation as a member of cross functional teams.

Alberto Culver – Melrose Park, IL 01/2011 to 6/2013

Sold to Unilever Group - Innovative leader in consumer products in key markets around the world


Developed and maintained production schedules at the daily, weekly, and monthly time frames along with a distribution center inventory stocking plan that ensures enough labels, bottles and packaging and chemicals are a 100%

Managed factory production capacity, demand planning distribution center inventory targets, and seasonal sales promotions. Developed and maintained a production schedule that avoids overstocks as well as stock outs while coordinating raw material and packaging receipt with the production schedule.

Maximized plant capacities and efficiencies by proper batch sequencing and batch balancing with manufacturing plant management. Particularly with regard to customer promotions and working with Sales RVP’s, Sales Administration, and Supply Chain Demand Planning in the planning, execution, and fulfillment of Promotional demand using VMI.

Provided a scheduling solution for any material shortages, equipment downtime, batch reformulations or staffing imbalances.

Provided coordination and communication of all changes to the production schedule to supply chain partners, particularly in manufacturing, purchasing, distribution and sales. Maintain the integrity and timeliness of master data that is the basis of forecasting and production scheduling algorithms.

Analyzed scheduling performance and plan appropriate resolution in order to remain an on time complete shipper.

Analyzed inventory position and forecasted sales to allocate finished goods production for distribution to Company regional distribution centers.

Electroglas Systems – Hayward, CA 06/2010 to 09/2010

Provides advanced Wafer Probing Products, Software and Services.

Sr. Buyer – (consultant)

Placed and managed purchase orders based using Visual and SAP.

Managed Inventory for base wafer probe instruments.

Outsourced new vendors for competitive pricing

Safeway Corporation – Pleasanton, CA 05/ 2003 to 06/ 2009

An American supermarket chain; it is the second largest supermarket chain in North America

Sr. Buyer/Planner

Placed and managed purchase orders based on MRP demands.

Resolved material shortages, receiving and A/P problem issues. Created and maintained item master for purchased parts profile in MRP system (lead time, cost etc.)

Coordinated MRB supplier issues and corrective actions.

Coordinated change-order implementation with suppliers.

Reviewed PPV costs on a quarterly basis, Manage the business relationships with strategic supplier scorecards.

Developed technical expertise and market knowledge of assigned commodities.

Understanding and communicating lead times, capacities, technology and pricing trends to align best-possible supply base.

Conducted semi-annual or annual supplier business reviews and technology roadmap meetings.

Participated in supplier audits in assessing materials/capacity/production capabilities and overall business issues.

Developed contingency plans in addressing sole source issues.

Responsible for negotiating supplier contracts including: pricing, warranties, supplier flexibility inventory programs.

Solectron Corporation – Milpitas, CA 04/ 2000 -09/ 2003

$12B leading provider of manufacturing and supply-chain services to the world's premier electronics companies. Two-time award winner of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

Sr. Buyer/Planner

Placed and managed purchase orders based on MRP demands

Resolved material shortages.

Resolved receiving and A/P problem issues.

Create and maintain purchased parts profile in MRP system (lead time, cost, etc.)

Coordinate MRP supplier issues and corrective actions.

Coordinated change-order implementation with suppliers

Managed the business relationships with strategic suppliers.

Develop technical expertise and market knowledge of assigned commodities

Understand and communicate lead times, capacities, technology and pricing trends to align best-possible supply base.

Participated in supplier audits in assessing materials/capacity/production capabilities.


4TH Shift




JD Edwards

Windows 98

Baan IV

MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Windows 2000



Associates degree from West Valley CA

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