Keith D Miller
Highly motivated, versatile, business management professional, looking for an opportunity in making difference in a business that is moving forward. Maintained a track record of achievements and proven ability to manage the vendor/supplier base to reduce lead time and cost where possible. Results driven and initiative to develop effective solutions for supply chain problems. Experienced buyer for DOD contracts. Contacts coast to coast with domestic steel mills, steel importers, all major US service centers, and foreign mills. Nucor: plate, coil and pipe & tube. SSAB: plate and coil. Arcelor Mittal: plate and coil. Bull Moose, Maruichi, Atlas Tube, Wheatland tube, Wieland copper.
Vendor Relations/Sourcing & Analysis
Cost Benefit/Financial Analysis
Long and short term strategic planning
Senior Buyer – Pressure Vessel, Electratherm, Value Add 2016-Present
Bitzer US, Flowery Branch, GA
Manage vendor relationships including; corrective action plans, tracking of perfect delivery performance requirements, and negotiation of cost savings and reduction.
Developed and implemented the purchasing strategy for all commodity based products; including, contractual agreements to stabilize pricing in a rising price environment
Implemented new VMI program to improve cost, efficiency, and accuracy of inventory usage.
Responsible for the negotiations for steel Coil, Plate, Pipe & Tube, Stainless Coil, Plate and Pipe and Copper Tubing & Plate.
Metals subject matter expert.
Responsible for creating and reporting detailed market analysis of the steel and copper commodity markets to ensure management has the tools needed to make informed long term plans.
Senior Buyer – Pipe & Tube 2008 – 2016
Kloeckner Metals, Roswell, GA
Responsible for maintaining inventory of seven nationwide service centers
Submitted direct purchase orders in excess of $60MM per year and facilitated the timely delivery, in compliance with service level standards
Facilitated, in collaboration with Accounts Payables, Controlling, and IT departments, the implementation of new Accounts Payable programs, which resulted in increased efficiency and cost savings for the company
New employee training and development responsibilities
Vice President/Branch Manager 2001 – 2008
SunTrust Bank, Stone Mountain GA
Responsible for the daily administration and efficient operation of the full-service branch
Managed a team of 7 employees including hiring, employee continuous development training, coaching, evaluations and, when needed, corrective action
Worked with internal lines of business to increase deposits/ assets and loan balances
Networked at both the local, as well as metro-Atlanta levels to improve the presence and reputation of the branch and company
University of St. Francis, Illinois, 1995-1997. Bachelor of Arts Psychology & Bachelor of Arts Industrial Organizational Psychology
Joliet Jr. College, Illinois, 1992-1995. Associates of Arts Business
SKILLS & AFFILIATIONS
SAP Software Solutions
Ariba Network Supplier Software
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