firstname.lastname@example.org H: 334-***-**** Opelika, AL 36830
Seasoned Purchasing Manager with 9+ years of progressive experience orchestrating global procurement functions focused on product/service quality, cost-eﬃciency, and eﬀectively addressing inventory requirements. Skilled project leader and logistics expert committed to timely and within-budget deliverables. Possess strong background boosting performance of high-traﬃc warehousing platforms.
Inventory Management (10 years)
Supervisory Experience (7 years)
Scheduling / Planning (8 years)
Capacity Management (3 years)
Quality Assurance (4 years)
Material Requirements Planning (8 years)
Production Scheduling (3 years)
Excellent problem solving skills
Logistics Management (6 years)
Material Management (8 years)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)/ PPAP (2 years)
MS Oﬃce Suite
ERPs - / SAP / AS400 / Maximo / MRO
Straehle + Hess Auburn, AL
01/2019 - Current
Developed and managed cost reduction and waste elimination policies. Negotiated and managed vendor contracts.
Facilitated eﬃcient purchasing and resource availability through monitoring and oversight of all company inventory. Coordinated the importation of items via ocean and air, including custom clearances.
Monitored weekly, monthly and quarterly achievement goals. Established a cross-functional team that exceeded benchmarked order management metrics and reduced the average purchasing cycle times time year-over-year.
Led initiative for new purchasing protocol proposal and implementation. Expedited distribution of materials to locations.
Worked with shipment companies to manage distribution. Located and veted vendors, established good relationships and negotiated contracts.
Managed team of 6 direct reports.
Established training programs.
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Opelika,
Sr. Buyer / Material Scheduler
11/2016 - 12/2018
Oversaw the purchasing department by supervising staﬀ on procurements and training new purchasing employees. Led sourcing projects to ensure the on-time delivery of purchase order materials.
Documented vital procurement information and updates in SAP. Diminished project gaps, ensuring smooth inventory workﬂow while reducing task duplication.
Created solutions in the areas of inventory, sales reporting, distribution and product upgrades that led to system improvements and streamlined processes.
Scheduled 22 diﬀerent Raw Material from around to world with no manufacturing interruptions.
Supervised ﬁnancial strategies and managed the maintenance inventory while identifying cost-eﬀective vendors and suppliers. Sourcing, RFQ, RFP process, supplier selection, contract review and price negotiation.
Work with A/P to set-up new vendors and monitoring Approved Supplier List (ASL).
Borbet of Alabama Auburn, AL
EDI Specialist & Logistic / Production
03/2014 - 11/2016
Compiled data on spreadsheets to devise forecasts for production planning by gathering input from production staﬀ and leaders. Developed production procedures by evaluating workﬂow, devising targeted plans and creating customer order schedules aligned with available materials and resources.
Devised weekly production plans in line with market demand. Supervised and guided materials planning and production teams to drive business objectives.
Formulate long- and short-term plans ranging from months to over a year with focus on quality and timely completion of objectives. Monitored records and ﬁles transmissions to customers to ensure smooth and error-free deliveries.
Source and Negotiate freight terms and condition.
Receive, Compare & Enter Customer Demand in ERP
Oversaw International Custom Clearance and Harmonized Tariﬀ Schedule
Oversee the Customer & Plant Capacity for BMW, Mercedes, Nissan & VW
Process EDI Transactions (X12M Supply Chain): 820, 850, 855, 860, 862, 856, 840
Borbet-Alabama Aurburn, AL
Purchasing Sr. Buyer / Material Planning
01/2011 - 02/2014
Negotiate Contracts, Vendor Analyst, Material Planning, Negotiate Capital Projects and Track Purchase Orders.
Assist accounting in resolving receiving and invoicing issues Monitor Weekly Aluminum FIFO on Inventory
Schedule Daily / Monthly Aluminum Trucking Deliveries (90 -100 Trucks Monthly)
Direct the E.O.M Inventory for Accounting
Create and Release Purchase Order for Contracted Yearly Aluminum Tonnage
Schedule Weekly Pick-ups and Deliveries
Vendor Audits/Analysis• Create and Implement Terms and Agreements Improved Tool Crib and Maintenance Crib inventory for correct lead time(s), pricing and vendor information.
Develop a cost-saving platform with supplier to help reduce freight cost Constructed a plan with UPS and Transgroup Transportation contacts that would cost save on overseas freight
Borbet-Alabama Auburn, AL
Maintenance Material Planner
05/2007 - 12/2010
Over-see and Issue of Material (tools/parts) to maintenance and production workers.
Receive inventory into the AS/400 - SAP ERP system. Monitor vendor performance and request countermeasures to delivery issues
Create Part Numbers and Assign Location
Daily Inventory Audits on MaintSmart for inventory control. Institute and Maintain the JIT ordering process for precise ordering Investigation, tracking and disposition of obsolete material. Monitor production parts on a continual basis to prevent the occurrence of a shortage
Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
Production Control, Cost and Vendor Analyst and Price Negotiations ATS Wheels of Alabama Auburn, AL
Night Shift Production Leader
11/2005 - 04/2007
Education and Training
Coordinate the paint department to help achieve company goals by supporting production workers in getting out parts. Orchestrate the wheel loading schedule to make sure that the correct wheel was painted
Maintain the Lean Manufactory standards set by the company Organized the reworked wheels to be repainted
Work with Foundry, Machining and Paint to identify and prevent defects Manage 4 direct reports and 30 indirect reports.
Oversaw night shift logistics and warehousing
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Master of Science in Logistics’ & Supply Chain Management 2018
South University Montgomery, AL
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
APIC's Certiﬁed Production Inventory Management (CPIM)