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Senior Category Manager

Phoenix, AZ
February 21, 2020

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Kimberly Reed – Page 1-480-***-****

Kimberly Reed

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Targets: Purchasing, Commodity and Materials Management Experienced: Commodity, Purchasing and Materials Manager. Documented record of success in capturing significant cost reductions. Extensive negotiation skills with global and U.S. vendors. Overview:

Highly skilled in managing procurement initiatives. Lead in budget and commodity strategy development for new programs. Key member of technical review and collaboration efforts with program managers, sales teams, internal and external customers with reporting functions to management. Strong background in coordinating procurement efforts on a global scale through interactions with purchasing departments in Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, and China. Well-versed in the latest purchasing systems, tools, procedures, processes, and best practices. Knowledge & Skill Areas:

Supplier Negotiation Process Materials Requirement Planning Cost Reduction & Avoidance

Inventory Management Regulatory Compliance Adherence Sourcing Strategies/Solutions

Supply Chain Optimization Standard Operating Procedures Risk Management Compliance

Logistics Management Supplier Corrective Actions Complex Contract Negotiations Professional Experience

ASSA ABLOY - ELECTROMECHANICAL SPECIALTIES & HIGH SECURITY - Phoenix, AZ (2014-2020) International manufacturer of high security door locks. Senior Category Manager

Directly responsible for onboarding and vetting new suppliers to support assembly of high security door locks. Manage categories of aluminum extrusions, wire assemblies, indirect spend, stamping and freight. Work jointly with engineers on developing specifications that could be supported by the industry and developing suppliers for unique technical requirements. Negotiate contracts and review technical requirements for R&D initiatives. Compile and report monthly metrics of PPV, supplier reductions, freight savings and spend and quarterly business reviews statuses, to support the companies' EBIT goals and strategies.

● Represent company in negotiations with over 200 global suppliers. Travel to qualify and conduct business reviews with suppliers including, but not limited to, Asia and Domestically.

● Responsible for purchasing budget of $90 million a year. Achieved $1 million in direct and indirect yearly savings.

● Example of cost savings - secured $300k yearly indirect savings. Consolidated UL listings.

● Key player in suppler selection to sustainable packaging. Replaced non biodegradable foam with corn starch foam.

● Co-developed the launch of E2OPEN supplier portal. Trained internal team and on boarded/trained suppliers.

● Served as key team member on new product launches. Launched new exit door line that achieved $1 million in sales in 6 months. (Site launches over 100 SKU’s a year).

● Developed virtual vendor management system for fastener supplier. Resulted in a strategic supplier relationship that reduced inventory and increased payment terms. HERAEUS MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC – Chandler, AZ (2004-2014)Multibillion-dollar precious metals company producing materials in a wide variety of products. Commodity Manager/Purchasing Specialist

Hired to locate and develop suppliers for raw materials and services used in the production of sputtering targets for the hard disk drive, semiconductor, and large area coating industries (commodities include but not limited to: PCBA and electronic components, cobalt, nickel, germanium, all precious metals, aluminum). Reviewed supplier qualifications, including new EICC compliance regulations. Responsible for Logistics Compliance to INCO terms, Costing and Harmonized Tariff Codes. Complete and file quarterly commodity reports to the Census Bureau. Kimberly Reed – Page 2-480-***-**** HERAEUS MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC – Chandler, AZ (2004-2014)Continued

■ Opened up market for Heraeus to support new aspect of industry previously not served. Located and developed a new gold refinery location in Switzerland that can support high purity product for the semiconductor industry.

■ Responsible for a purchasing budget of over $300 million dollars a year. Reviewed terms and strategically negotiated contracts.

■ Lead team representing change from horizontal to vertical layering of materials; timeline spanned from 2009 to 2012.

■ Example of cost saving efforts - Secured $150,000 in annual savings by reducing lease fees through negotiations with refineries and achieving quicker turns for metal. Additionally achieved year-over-year reduction of non-precious inventory.

■ Responsible for Materials Management - Including maintaining levels of raw material and consumables based on MRP (Materials Management Program).

■ Global sourcing within organization - Contributed over $300k savings per site by combining purchasing processes and consolidation strategy. Work with sourcing in company’s China and Germany, Singapore locations to combine purchasing to receive best cost based on increased volumes.

■ Purchasing procedures - Write and train on all purchasing procedures that conform to ISO requirements that have passed ISO Audits on a consistent basis.

■ Liaison with supplier quality teams internally and with supplier – Conduct supplier quality audits. Issue SCARs

(Supplier Corrective Actions) when needed. Work with supplier and internal quality teams to locate and correct the root cause of problems to both sites satisfaction technically and commercially. THREE FIVE SYSTEM – Phoenix, AZ (2000-2004)

Cellular phone display company, with sales of over $160 million per year. Commodity Manager / Senior Buyer

Accountable for purchasing up to $35 million in raw materials annually. Managed multiple commodities that included flexible circuits, PCBs, lightguides, and LEDs. Served as the New Program Buyer for all new programs sold by the company. Lead in selecting suppliers and negotiating specifications/pricing for each new part appropriate to commodities. Interacted with Manila and Beijing manufacturing facilities to address and resolve issues. Qualified and approved all domestic and global suppliers. Worked with Product Development on sourcing new materials to reduce costs and improve finished goods quality. Updated costs in MRP database, informing program managers and Sales of changes.

■ Achieved a 30% cost reduction - from 2003 to 2007 through supplier cost negotiations and a 10% cost reduction implemented for the first quarter of 2004.

■ Chairperson of Commodity Flex and Lighting teams - with responsibilities that included conducting annual supplier scorecard rating reviews, evaluating and compiling technology roadmaps, and updating costing structures for standard products.

■ Co-developed new technology of LCD displays - in a joint effort with engineers and project managers; collaborated with engineers on selecting appropriate suppliers for new programs. THORNWOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING – Phoenix, AZ (1989-2000) Multimillion-dollar manufacturer of wood wall units and bedroom Furniture Purchasing Manager, 1992-2000

Accounts Payable Clerk, 1989-1992

Promoted to oversee purchasing functions, including utilizing JIT structure and ordering/managing all raw materials (e.g. sheet stock, hardwood, glass, hardware, material handling equipment, electrical supplies, office supplies, shop supplies). Supervised employees in purchasing and inventory activities.

■ Achieved cost savings of over $50,000 annually - by leading major projects involving development and sourcing of laser-printed particle board for wall unit backing plates.

■ Initiated and maintained Contract Administration Plan - for controlling renegotiations, documentation, and evaluation of all contracts (including products and services). Kimberly Reed – Page 3-480-***-**** Professional Development

Bachelor of Arts in Communications


Professional Training

Dunn and Bradstreet Desktop Seminar - 2019

Fred Pryor Sales and Use Tax Seminar - 2018

Microsoft Excel 2010 Power Pivot training – 2013

Complying with Export Controls, U.S. Department of Commerce (Bureau of Industry and Security) – 2011 Fundamental of Purchasing – 2007

Leadership Advancement Program, Worldwide Program for Development Skills in Human Resources - 2006 Management Development- Houston Associates – 2006

Proman Computer Seminar – 2006

Fundamentals of Purchasing Seminar - 2006

Professional Affiliations

Member, Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) Technology Skills Summary

JDE, Scanmarket, Power BI, SAP, Smartsheet, Teamcenter, Qlickview, E2Open, Fourth Shift, Excel, Proman, Agile, Micro Soft Project Manager, Microsoft Word

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