A Purchasing & Inventory Control Specialist with a broad knowledge of manufacturing practices and procedures which will improve present efficiency. Experienced in sourcing, estimating, scheduling and purchasing, resulting in increased savings. Highly organized, detail oriented and dedicated with a positive attitude to encourage team.
Areas of Expertise:
Client and Vendor Relations
Operations & Inventory Control
Strong Problem Solver
Billing & Reconciliation
MS Office, Excel, and PowerPoint
Budgeting and Cost Control
1. Established a cross-referencing system to facilitate quicker retrieval of inventory items.
2. Implemented a just-in-time inventory system which eliminated numerous carrying costs.
3. Reduced process costs by 50% and a 20% reduction in plating costs through thorough sourcing and evaluation of
4. Designed and introduced a scheduling process which greatly improved the ability to accurately forecast completion dates.
5. Cost and co-ordinated the production of a pipe flattening project for the visible roofing structure of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre which was essential to the project being delivered on time and well within budget.
Purchasing, Production & Quality Control:
Source, negotiate, purchase and expedite orders per stock requirements and or per customers' specifications and blueprints.
Schedule all major purchases and sub-contracted orders to continually minimize costs
Validate incoming receipts and approved invoices to save the company from any fraudulent attempts
Prepare and plan production schedules from delivery requirements and forecasted estimates
Analyse capacity and priority requirements to establish realistic dates for the master schedule
Supervise shipping and receiving departments as well as inventory control personnel
Familiar with several quality control practices in manufacturing environments
Experienced with non-destructive inspection procedures and instruments
Customer Service & Communications:
Address all customer inquiries and prepare formal quotations as required by the customer
Maintain and update customer files so that information could be retrieved and investigated quickly
Establish solid supplier/customer relationships utilising effective people skills to make them feel value
OLYMPIC TOOL & DIE INC-PURCHASING OFFICER MAR/2016-PRESENT
ARMTEC LDP – Stores and Receiving Supervisor JUN/1996 –OCT/ 2015
HIGHLAND EQUIPMENT LTD – Inside Sales/Buyer FEB-NOV 1995
FUTURETEK-BATHURST TOOL LTD – Purchasing Agent MAR/1990 – FEB/1995
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Computerized Inventory Control and Distribution Certificate At Computer Technology Institute (Peel Board of Education)
Production and Inventory Management Diploma, in association with the Canadian Association for Production and Inventory Control Society (C.A.P.I.C.S.) at Humber and Sheridan Colleges
Supervisory Studies Certificate At Humber College
Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma (Grade 12) At Central Technical High School, accelerated from grades 9-11 and received a bursary for academic and technical achievements
MS Windows, Excel, Word and PowerPoint at Peel Board of Education
W.H.M.I.S. Train the Trainer Certificate from I.A.P.A.
Fork Lift Driver Safety Training Certificate from Materials Handling Institute
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Volunteer Work: Chairman of special events and souvenirs for the Central Technical High School Alumni
Enjoy drawing graphics, logos and carving soapstone
Minister Alpha and Lectors at St. Mary’s Church in Brampton
Like creating acronyms with positive results