James P Kennedy
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SUPPLY CHAIN, PURCHASING, SOURCING, NEGOTIATION, CASH FLOW IMPROVEMENT
MRP/ERP software for proficient cost analysis; raw materials, services, finished goods.
P&L $126-$450 million spend. Reduction on vendor minimums, product costs, increased payment terms
Improved margins; leveraged products consolidated to fewer vendors for dramatic operational efficiencies.
Partnered with organization’s departments; payables, receivables, operations for overhead costs reduction.
Lead and team member on custom equipment engineered projects, custom packaging and chemicals
Continuous updated software, compliance; projects, organization/vendors service level and margin growth
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Achieved significant Cash Flow/Capital Retention; lower vendor min orders & longer payment terms
Negotiated consolidation of vendors for operational cost savings in inventory, freight, labor
Initiated negotiation of greater incentive income with larger volume purchases from consolidation of vendors
Expanded competitive priced private label disposables, chemicals and hard goods with higher sales results
Project Manager/ COO “Fine Things 1897” IL,IN,MI,MO 2014- Present
Established Website/ marketing sites; “Eliza’s Attic”, “Fine Things 1897” www.elizasattic.com .
Fourteen FB Markets, Etsy EBay, Posh in store sales and brokered business, consignment,
Antique high quality Furniture, ceramics, crystal, silver plate, china, fine custom jewelry and home décor
Sales service to customers in thirty-six states
VP of Purchasing, Runge Paper Company, Inc, Elk Grove Village, IL 7/15/2013 – 6/5/ 2014
Executed increased payment terms;45-60 days and min order from full to half trucks with top
Lead organization private labels in customer packaging and chemicals, durable goods.
Consolidated products leveraged products from four hundred sources to ninety- eight vendors
Achieved tremendous cost savings, operational savings, improved inventory turns and margins
Capital retention through purchase agreements which extended vendor terms
Simon Lenau Systems/Bio Led Energy 1/12/2012-7/15/2013
Organized presentation of Lignin material as alternative fuel for Robbins Community Power LLC
This material is a carbon free which if used would have offered carbon pollution free emissions.
We also worked with several LED Commercial distribution companies to provide lower electrical
costs to municipalities and to corporate entities such as UPS Intermodal facility in Lagrange Highlands, IL.
All products were produced in U.S. with budgeted projected revenue for 2013 at $9 million at 7% net margin.
Aon Hewitt, Lincolnshire, IL Senior Benefits Advisor/ Medicare open enrollment (Oct-Dec) 8/11/2011- 1/10/2012
Working with large corporations to convert their retired employees to Medicare healthcare programs; Advantage
Supplemental plans and providing clients with thorough information for such health insurance plans.
First Group, Ningbo Haitian Industries, Lantian Steel, Norampac Broker Marketing Sales 07/22/2008 – 07/18/2011
Worked with sources distributors of finished steel, disposable safety health products and lignin material
Targeted sales combined were $20 million annually
Purchasing Manager/ VP of Purchasing, R3 Redistribution/ AW Mendenhall, Elk Grove Village, IL 9/26/96- 7/18/2008
Executed the selection of sources all lines of product purchased AW Mendenhall/ Redistribution of $250 million annually of inventory private label and custom products annually
B. A. Business/Political Science Lewis University, Romeoville,II,Chicago,Six Sigma Masters, Green Belt, program in 2009. By Six Sigma Master Program of Naperville, IL