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Manager Buyer

Chicopee, MA
May 25, 2020

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John S. Menard

*** ********* ***, ********, ** **020 – H 413-***-****, C 413-***-****,


Accomplished Buyer with over 17 years’ experience, mainly in a contract manufacturing environment. Qualified in contract creation and negotiation, vendor solicitation and retention, the planning and meeting of company objectives. Adept at crises management, trouble-shooting & problem solving. Able to work effectively in a dead-line driven environment. ISO 9001-2000 implementation committee; Document Controller.

Employment Experience

August, 2018 – Present Cardinal Health, Patient Recovery Chicopee, MA

Buyer II

Responsible for the procurement of raw materials for the manufacturing of medical devices with a focus on defibrillation Electrodes and Cardiology Chart Paper products.

Maintain 600+ part number, approved raw material inventory list, including setting up/deactivating part codes, setting min/max levels, lead-time information and updating material specifications using Agile Product Software.

Manage inventory levels in 75,000 sqft warehouse to ensure a continuous flow of WIP and raw materials to meet production requirements, while working to keep excess inventory costs down.

Work with Product Managers, Manufacturing and R&D in support of changes to current product specifications and testing & integration of new product lines.

Generate & maintain material reporting requirements outlined by Cardinal Corporate Supply Chain, and present findings weekly to site leadership team, emphasizing the development and drive of low-cost sourcing strategies.

Support Quality and Engineering Departments in processing Supplier Corrective Action Reports (SCAR), including return and replacement of product. Assist in disposition/scrap of Slow Moving Obsolete Off-Grade Goods (SMOOG).

December, 2016 – July, 2018 Permasteelisa North America Windsor, CT

Lead Buyer, Accessories Commodity Team

Supervised/trained a team of Junior Buyers in the procurement of metal and plastic accessories used in production and installation of Curtainwall systems.

Negotiated and created material supply contracts and on-site sub-contract work agreements. Conducted supplier site audits for existing and potential vendors.

Generated daily/weekly reports for presenting to project management and site leadership groups.

Attended weekly Project Review meetings, discussing over-all project status from a supply chain perspective.

May, 2012 – December, 2016 Permasteelisa North America Windsor, CT

Buyer II

Procured, and expedited delivery of, raw materials, goods and services for world-wide fabricator and installer of architectural building Curtain Wall systems.

Formulated request for quotes and issue purchase orders based on SAP/Nexus project-driven material demand.

Worked with suppliers and internal customers to resolve drawing and part specifications issues.

Collaborated with Quality Control to ensure material conformance specifications and quality guidelines are met.

Processed Non-conforming reports (NCR) for rejected purchased materials and negotiated with suppliers on material reworked/replacement/credits. Generated follow-up supplier corrective action reports (SCAR).

January, 2011 – October, 2011* Solutia, Incorporated Springfield, MA

Services Buyer - *Due to reduction in force

Worked with internal groups on the purchase of production/building equipment/supplies for the completion of projects to improve/augment infrastructure required to keep the flow of finish goods going on the Solutia Incorporated, Indian Orchard MA site.

Submitted RFQ/RFP to prospective suppliers/contractors for construction goods and services. Conducted work-site walk-through tours for contractors interested in bidding on projects on or around the facility.

Collected and evaluated submitted bid packages, and worked with internal customers to award contracts.

Site coordinator for American Express Corporate Card holders; collected receipts and statements, conducted audits to ensure that company policies were being adhered to and updated card holders on changes in the policy and regulations.

June, 2007 – December, 2010 Kollmorgen Electro-Optical Northampton, MA

Senior Buyer

Prepared bid packages and placed orders with machine shops and metal fabricators to produce mechanical items used in the manufacture of periscopes and radar systems for the United States Navy.

Coordinated shipments of sub-safe components requiring outside services to ensure that all parts maintained government-mandated critical tolerances. Working knowledge of US Government import/export regulations.

July, 2002 – June, 2007 EIS Wire & Cable South Hadley, MA


Procured raw materials, goods and services for 12-million in annual sales wire and cable extruder specializing in audio broadcast cable and under seas components.

Served on three-man committee that researched, implemented and monitored the ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management System. Documents and Records Controller.

Software Experience

Microsoft Office; Excel, Word & Power Point, SAP & Business Planning and Control System (BPCS) systems.


1995 - 1997 Bachelor of Science, Sport Management; University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

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