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Sourcing Professional

Marietta, GA
April 19, 2020

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SUMMARY Experienced supply chain and logistics professional with 10+ years’ proven knowledge and experience in a wide array of responsibilities including buying, demand planning, strategic sourcing, procurement, inventory management, transportation, etc. Effective communicator and negotiator who builds authentic, trusted relationships with co-workers, clients, and vendors to create higher levels of engagement. Innovative, analytical thinker who finds ways to control costs, improve processes, and resolve problems. Collaborative team player who both shares knowledge and seeks input to produce high quality results.

KEY JDE, Ariba, JDA, MS Excel, SAP, Procurement Academy, Unity Enterprise, Truck

TECHNOLOGIES Tracker, Load Xpert, MS Office Suite, an iLog (MRP)


Cabot Corporation Alpharetta, GA

2018 – Present Buyer

●Reduced MRO spending by upwards of 10% through spot negotiated savings

●Increased working capital goal by 20% for FY19 at assigned facilities

●Execute purchase orders/sourcing activities for largest Carbon Black manufacturer

●Collaborate with internal customers and stakeholders to identify procurement objectives, plan milestones, and establish project budgets

●Identify most cost-efficient sourcing alternatives via bid solicitation methods (RFQs and RFPs)

●Analyze cost elements against supplier pricing to determine most competitive alternative

●Negotiating supplier contract terms/pricing to aid in selection and contract awarding

●Facilitate supplier management/setup, including safety compliance, F2F meetings/briefing, and issue resolution

●Evaluating suppliers against procurement goals ensuring purchasing compliance standards and timely execution are fulfilled

SiteOne Landscape Supply Roswell, GA

2015 – 2018 Demand Planner

●Project managed the migration of 4 Market Hubs into new JDA forecasting system

●Identified and tracked changing market trends and seasonality to aid in forecasting needs

●Reduced slow-moving and obsolete inventory by enforcing disposition

●Forecasted for purchase planning by collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data trends

Senior Purchasing Agent

●Executed purchase requirements based on forecasted/statistical sales

●Used ERP system to measure forecast accuracy to pinpoint purchasing resolutions

●Managed all purchasing from over 60 suppliers to reduced supply stock out/shortages and improved delivery times

WestRock Duluth, GA

2014 – 2015 Production Planner

●Planned/Scheduled production of 4 paper mills, with 5-7-day lead time working to maximize transportation cost savings and optimize box plant inventory levels

●Improved trim efficiency rate to 98% to maximizing paper machine production rates

●Communicated with stakeholders on production progress, and delays, increased on-time delivery from 70% to 90%

●Monitored and effectively utilized the receiving capabilities of box plants to maintain appropriate inventory levels

●Reviewed and analyzed forecasting projections within MRP system against, inventory lead times, safety stocks levels, against production line output

Georgia Pacific Atlanta, GA

2009 – 2014 Senior Supply Chain Analyst

●Reduced inventory carrying cost by $2MM with negotiated warehouse storage and handling prices

●Saved over $900K annually of inbound and outbound transportation expenses

●Perform cost/spend analysis for $11 million-dollar inventory storage program to identify cost savings opportunity

●Designed, developed and administered process improvements to mitigate risk to company and product exposure

●Facilitate strategic product placement plan for warehouse and converter facilities offering the technical services necessary for distribution and sale of product

●Drafted, negotiated, and reviewed contractual and technical data packages for optimal benefits and cost savings

●Gather and track warehouse performance data for evaluations of supplier quality requirements against Key Performance Indicators

Inside Sales Representative

●Increased sales by 25% securing advanced sales of new inbound material, and liquidating old inventory

●Increased inventory turns to reduce days in stock from 180 days to 90 days

●Handled orders within 24 hours, while coordinating with inventory for correct product selection

●Aided to increased revenue by proactively collecting payments as new orders released to customers

Transportation Coordinator

●Lowered freight rate by at least $25k annually to increase profit margins and reduce cost

●Condensed railcar demurrage 95% ($60,000 Annually) by creating and implementing process for prompt shipment and tracing

●Simplified the logistical movement for Harmon shipments via truck, rail, intermodal or export container

●Established network of Export and OTR carriers, maintaining insurance requirements and evaluating performance against KPI

●Organized load pickup to destination and aided in customer billing within 7 days of shipment

●Created and maintained an OTR and export carrier network adding 15+ haulers annually

FedEx Trade Networks Hapeville, GA

2008 – 2009 Export Documentation Representative

●Sent master bill of lading to steam line, and handled AES customs clearance

●Established freight cost with both inland trucker and air export carrier

●Coordinated cargo pickup and delivery with overseas freight forwarding agent

●Properly labeled and handled hazardous cargo shipments

●Completed documentation including harmonized codes for commodity transport

EDUCATION Clayton State University Morrow, GA

Bachelor of Business Administration

Major: Management Certification: Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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