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Manager Plant

Crystal Lake, IL
August 10, 2020

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Motivated and Accomplished Professional Purchasing Manager of both direct and indirect spend responsibility, including market analysis and contracting. Also excelling in the attainment of inventory management, cost savings targets, and superb team building skills and personnel management.

Skills Toolbox:

Purchasing, purchasing management, raw material management, indirect material management, contracting, capital equipment acquisition, supplier development, supplier scorecard programs, supplier identification, supplier certification, team building, buyer management, goal setting, annual appraisals, powered equipment leasing, safety program adherence, budgeting, cost savings, results reporting, scheduling, contract preparation, new product identification, warranty adherence, contract adherence, consignment program development, vending machine programs, interviewing, contracted services, product returns and replacement, expediting, deadline adherence, goal completion, internal customer satisfaction, communication, government regulatory adherence, OSHA compliance, 5S, Lean manufacturing, ISO certification programs and audits, internal auditing, supplier auditing, packaging, returnable packaging, environmental compliance, raw material disposal, recycling, protective equipment, safety equipment, rubber chemical purchasing, ISO Certification Summary, OSHA Compliance, Green Belt Certified, Proven Leader, Veteran, SAP Experience, Negotiation Expert, Munitions Specialty, Contract Preparation, Team Player

403 Southwind Drive 563-***-****

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Magotteaux, Inc. 2020 – Current

Supply Chain Purchasing Manager – Pulaski, TN

-Negotiate for the supply of direct fabricated metal, cast wear parts, hardware and grinding components for Cement, Mining & Thermal Power Industry.

-Responsible for developing and maintaining a qualified supplier base while working to attain favorable sourcing strategies.

-Responsible for administering supplier scorecard results for selected supplier base of critical items.

-Identified and certified new sources of supply for both direct and indirect spend.

-Responsible for purchasing company scrap metal at lowest possible cost & associated inventory management.

-Manage plant buyers within the department as well as assigned commodities.

American Ordnance 2016 – 2019

Strategic Sourcing specialist – Middletown, IA

-Negotiated for the supply of direct components for selected munition programs, including propellants, primers, shell casings, and packaging.

-Managed store room procurement ($2 million monthly spend) as well as direct material sourcing for selected munitions programs.

-Responsible for developing and maintaining a qualified supplier base while working to attain favorable sourcing strategies and payment terms for the company.

-Served as the on-site expert for the stores property manager while developing inventory management programs which would benefit the company’s assets on the balance sheet.

-Responsible for administering supplier scorecard results for selected supplier base of critical items.

-Identified and certified new sources of supply for both direct and indirect spend.

-Oversaw pay term extension initiatives for all indirect suppliers.

American Ordnance is a prime government contractor to the US government responsible or producing certain types of munitions and maintaining and operating a Federal military installation and its infrastructure. As a supplier to the US government adherence to FARS and DFARS must be maintained. American Ordinance operates in a SAP environment for procurement, receiving, and accounts payables. Managed inventories for raw materials for government munitions contracts as well as disposal programs for outdated ordnance.

Significant accomplishments:

Introduced numerous consignment programs in the stores operation. Reduced on hand inventory by over $50,000 annually. (8%)

Initiated and developed vendor dispensing machine program plant wide for disposable safety items. This reduced low cost non value added po creation by over 2,000 purchase orders each year.

Negotiated repair program for X ray tubes which saved over $100,000 in new purchase requirements. (5%)

Contracted for the removal of outdated propellants which were still being accounted for financially. This reduced the assets on the financial records by over $500,000.

SSAB Steel/TMK/IPSCO Steel 2007 – 2016

Plant Purchasing Manager – Muscatine, IA SSAB Steel is the world’s leading manufacturer of lightweight high strength steel with over $7 billion dollars in sales worldwide. Managed 4 plant buyers at the Muscatine, IA production facility. Negotiated MRO, contracted services, and strategic sourcing initiatives directed by corporate purchasing. Managed the sourcing of both materials and contractor qualification for annual shutdown requirements which lasted up to 4 weeks in duration.

- Managed 4 plant purchasing buyers as well as assigned commodities. (Monthly MRO spend of $6-8 million)

- Directed strategic sourcing activities of all plant buyers. Administered annual performance appraisals and setting of goals and objectives for future performance periods.

- Responsible for assisting in monthly scrap purchases and associated inventory management. Monthly spend on scrap buy is @ $40 million. Directly responsible for 15-20% of scrap spend.

- Identified and approved new sources of supply for goods and services as well administering supplier metrics and improvement programs.

Significant Accomplishments:

Developed and implemented purchasing policies and procedures designed to keep North American facilities in line with global goals and objectives.

Worked directly on contracting for 3rd party permanent services required to run the plant as well as planned shutdown work.

Directly responsible for all heavy equipment leasing and maintenance contracts.

Initiated 3rd party safety compliance program which vetted all suppliers coming on site for safety and insurance compliance.

Reduced lubricants used for maintenance by $150,000 annually against a $900,000 spend. (16%)

Successful completion of “Green Belt” Training (7-10)

Initiated using an on line computer driven system to track rental equipment. System allowed on line requesting of rental equipment, once approved, and allowed the establishment of pre-determined pickup and delivery dates for equipment. This eliminated overruns of rental terms and the need to incur extra rental fees. Annual savings of $80,000. (13%)

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company 2000 – 2007

Plant Purchasing Manager – Albany, GA

-Contributed to and participated in the production facility’s growth as it increased its capacity from 2,500 tires per day to 25,000 tires per day by being responsible for all purchases including capital equipment, raw material acquisition, indirect purchases, and contracted services.

-Managed 3 plant buyers and storeroom operation which included a supervisor and 4 storeroom attendants. Scheduled raw material deliveries based on the monthly production schedule, partnered with engineering on identification of capable suppliers of capital equipment, acquisition and design. Responsible for all contracted maintenance requirements and outside services.

-Contracted for Capital equipment purchases as required.

-Initiated and monitored new sources for raw materials.

Significant Accomplishments:

Negotiated contract with a national repair service organization to repair storeroom parts and reduce required inventory in lieu of purchasing new parts. Annual savings - $100,000. (7%)

Sourced, identified, and certified new supplier of outside tire lube. Resulted in decreased usage levels by 50% and obtained a price reduction. Annualized savings - $200,000. (10%)

Worked on design team to create and implement new on line inventory management system. Reduced required on hand inventory by one day. Estimated annual savings of $300,000.

Negotiated forklift maintenance contract with national service provider for repairs and parts. Improved uptime and availability. Annual savings - $240,000 (6%)


Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH MBA program with a concentration in procurement management.

Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.

Military Service Served as Battalion munitions clerk requesting ordnance for the required range qualifications of the 13th Engineering battalion at Ft. Ord, CA. Responsible for requesting and receiving the proper ordnance from munitions supply depot, as well as arranging for the transportation, permits, delivery to the ranges, accountability of munitions, returning unused rounds, containers, spent cases, and filling out all necessary forms for proper and required record keeping.

Worked in the DPBO (Division Property Book Office) while in the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea sourcing and accounting for TOE’s to the assigned units.

Held Secret Security Clearance

Honorable discharge

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