Purchasing professional with an outstanding track record in implementing strategies and programs resulting in significant cost savings of over $1M plus annually. I have been successful in resolving material issues, vendor consolidation, reducing costs, improving sales and profits. I am fluent in SAP, MRP, ISO and materials/purchasing systems. Along with my purchasing responsibilities I have managed manufacturing warehouses, shipping, receiving and logistic departments. My goal is to obtain gainful employment within a company that can benefit from my wide range of knowledge.
Ecoco Jax LLC, Jacksonville, FL April 2015-August 2019
(formerly known as Ecoco Inc, Chicago, IL)
Purchasing/Warehouse & Operations Manager
Lead in relocation team (Ecoco Jax LLC), purchased all materials, machine and office supplies.
Hired, trained, managed 25 employees at new location and managed 120 employees in Chicago.
Responsible for procurement of corrugated packaging, tape and stretch wrap.
Partnered with suppliers to ensure corrugated packing was printed and received in a timely and efficient manner.
Establish and maintained an ongoing supply of pallets.
Implemented a recycling policy for corrugated materials, paper, steel & plastic drums and wood pallets.
Liaison between sub-contractors and vendors for services such as: building repairs, pest control, electrical and plumbing issues as well as servicing of the vending machines.
Worked closely with the Port of Jacksonville to schedule inbound and outbound freight.
Performed quality control for monitoring approximately 200-250 containers per year from overseas areas such as Vietnam & China.
Worked with freight forwarders and custom clearing on all containers arriving at the Port of Jacksonville, Florida.
Maintained spread sheets of all inventories including but not limited to finished goods, raw material, chemicals & corrugated items.
Achieved cost savings of $1,000,000.00 + annually.
COMBINED SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY January 2009- March 2015
Universal Beauty Products, Glendale Heights, IL
Tox Pressotechnik, Warrenville, IL
Orsini Healthcare Elk Grove Village, IL
Purchasing/Corporate Buyer /Senior Buyer/Warehouse Manager
Responsible for procurement of raw materials from China.
Partnered with our suppliers to ensure corrugated packing was printed and received in a timely and efficient manner.
Reviewed MRP’s and CAD drawings of inventoried parts to request quotes from multiple vendors.
Purchased a range of steel such as A2, A36, A572, 4140 PH, 4130, AL6065 & M4.
Have knowledge in heat treating, black oxide, black anodize, jig grinding, wire cutting and water jet.
Setup and maintain over 1000 different parts for Tox TPM (Tox’s Tool & Die Shop).
Matched shipments against purchase orders, resolved backorder issues, posted invoices, batched checks and reconciled credit card statements.
Exceeded expectation on a challenge to find additional savings such as found a vendor to pick up old wooden posts at no cost, scrap metal pickup & recycling of paint and chemicals.
Develop and execute improvement plans to meet or exceed targeted inventory and service level goals.
Analyze and resolve performance gaps.
Manage supplier expectations and communications, track performance and provide timely feedback via documentation in compliance with FDA and ISO.
Lead plant supplier performance reviews and forums.
Support corporate supplier reviews and forums and champion critical local agenda items.
Established supplier selection process.
Developed proactive monitoring and measurement systems to forecast commodity pricing trends.
Work with various departments to maintain mutually agreeable capacity plans to support of production requirements.
Analyze procurement processes, identify problems, prioritize, coach and lead continuous improvement efforts.
Develop and maintain internal systems to ensure quality standards.
Initiated departmental cost reduction activities/lead time reduction efforts and set cumulative goals both internally and externally with suppliers.
EDUCATION - Northeastern Illinois University-Education