Highly-effective and self-driven Supply Chain professional with 20 years’ experience managing large aerospace, automotive, chemical and refinery business. Senior-management for business operations, performing Director and Management functions organizing and leading work-teams. Experience spans from business, operations, quality-control, Contract Negotiation, Cost Savings, ERP systems & inventory management.
Proven track record in cost reductions, Excellent negotiation skills
Tracking inventory, costs control, customer contracts, subcontractors
Supplier Contracts & Inventory Reduction, Production and raw material Planning
Continuous improvement, quality communication & metric tracking, lean course certified.
Operations Purchasing Manager
Lisi Aerospace 5/2018 to 3/2020
Responsible for managing purchasing team for the west coast operations to effectively negotiate major contracts resulting in approx.: 1Mil savings annually. Key duties include management of supplier’s performance, inventory control, cost savings; supplier contracts, and actively meets our no material shortages goals each quarter.
Over achieved cost savings target with a total of $850,000
Effectively exceeded inventory reduction targets
Negotiated 75% of our new/existing contracts to achieve lower lead times and better price
Responsible for procurement department at 3 sites
Implemented Consignment inventory with top suppliers which resulted in positive results to PNL
Supply Chain Director
Ametek Aerospace & Defense 4/2015 to 5/2018
Responsible for maintaining low inventory with no impact to demand, implementing cost savings initiatives and implementing cycle counts and establishing ABC codes.
Lowered Inventory by $450,000 from forecast
Established "stock keep" agreements with vendors
No stock outs in the last quarter which resulted in over achieving our sales goal for the year
Negotiated new pricing with major suppliers with an estimated annual savings of $200,000
Implemented supplier quarterly reviews
Process Improvements such as Outside Process, MRP planning and Kan Ban
Heraeus Precious Metals 3/2013 to 4/2015
Key Duties included selecting top suppliers for the business and qualifying them. Negotiated and maintained long-term contracts and partnership agreements with Key Suppliers
Performs preliminary legal review and interfaces with legal personnel and Business Managers in the development of Supply Chain contracts
Manage supplier quality function including RTV and corrective actions. Analyze and improve current logistic systems effecting purchasing.
Manages Utility Contracts for 2 sites (Gas, Energy) – implemented block buys for cost savings.
Responsible for developing and implementing Cycle Count for CA site
Cosworth Motor Sports 2/2012 – 2/2013
Completely redeveloped current MRP system resulting in zero stock outs. Lowered inventory and increased in cash flow. Worked closely with Sales and marketing and obtained the highest profit margin.
Lead Strategic Negotiations to include better terms, lower prices and shorter lead times.
Quarterly Safety Stock reviews to minimize excess or obsolete inventory
Establish and maintain Min/Max, Safety Stock and lead times to support production schedules and system application data elements
Responsible for the creation of all new SKU’s in SAP
Assisted with New Product development
Purchasing & Inventory Manager
Henkel of America Semiconductor Adhesive Manufacture 2/2006 - 2/2012
Responsible for maintaining low inventory levels worldwide without impacting production.
Team Leader for Lean Manufacturing Project which increased productivity and earned cost savings for operations. Monitored and provided vendor delivery status to ensure timely receipt of materials to execute to the production schedule for all demand (Worldwide).
Reduced inventory excess in US plant by 30% without affecting on time delivery
Reduced lead-time with one of our largest suppliers resulting in saving of $600k
Participated in the reduction of slow and obsolete inventory totaling $800k
Master’s Degree in Business- Global Management Completed in 2002
University of Phoenix – New Mexico Campus
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Completed in1999
The University of Texas at El Paso
Time Management 2009, Lean Manufacturing 2009, People Leadership 2011, Effective Negotiations 2011, MRP Systems: SAP, JD Edwards, MAS 90/200. Microsoft Programs including: Word, PowerPoint, Pivot-tables, V-lookups and graphing.