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Purchasing Manager Fabricated Products

Lee's Summit, MO
March 26, 2022

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Joseph Tiley, CPM

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Lees Summit, MO 64082

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Career Summary

Purchasing supply chain professional with a proven track record of accomplishments in cost savings, inventory control, and supplier development. Effective in strategy creation and application, knowledgeable in all facets of manufacturing and materials management including MRO. Strong interpersonal and communications skills utilized to lead cross-functional teams to achieve stretch goals. Customer oriented, quality driven and highly effective negotiation skills in domestic and international arenas. Experienced in electronics, mechanical, and electro-mechanical purchasing. Experienced in plastic injection molding, and also aluminum die casting and extrusions. Solid experience in packaging supplies.


Cost Savings of over $50M; Inventory Reduction of over $15M; Right-sized the supplier base from 2,500 to 325.


Brillient Corporation

5 S Coordinator/Project Manager 2019 – to Present

The 5S system is a lean manufacturing tool that improves workplace efficiency and operational effectiveness utilizing the 5S methodology; Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain.

Evaluate and develop e a systematic approach to bring order and direction to situations that needed direction.

Plan and Implement projects that will bring value to the organization.

Train employees on 5S principles

Audit lines and hold them accountable

DST Systems (Contract Position)

Senior Category Analyst 2017 – 2018

The Global Procurement team at DST partners with brokers and suppliers to provide a broad range of cost-effective solutions, including capital goods and services, IT enterprise software/hardware, HR services, marketing and travel, through proven best practices.

Demonstrated in-depth knowledge in procurement and sourcing strategy management and demonstrated a high skill level with extensive proficiency.

Worked independently and received minimal guidance on work assignments, in addition to leading complex projects and serving as a resource to colleagues with less experience.

Led Supplier Relationship Management with the supplier base including conducting scorecards and quarterly business reviews.

Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM$T)

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Supply Chain Management Center

Senior Commodity Manager 2008 – 2016

Honeywell FM&T is responsible for manufacturing and procuring nonnuclear components for nuclear weapons, including electronic, mechanical, and engineered material components for the NNSA. Honeywell operates the Supply Chain Management Center on behalf of NNSA.

Led the sourcing team in negotiations for contracts for Natural gas and Electricity

Served as a founding member of the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC), a unique organization within the Department of Energy’s contracting structure designed to establish common commodity acquisition instruments for NNSA’s supply chain. Spanning seven major contractors with an estimated spend exceeding $4B annually the SCMC is responsible for obtaining cost savings across all DOE/NNSA contracts. No similar example of federal prime contractor supply chain collaboration exists.

Personally identified and developed commodity opportunities for various good and services across multiple locations.

Led teams from multiple locations and developed MRO strategies that resulted in maximum benefits to Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Participated in team development of Strategic Sourcing Process, RFP and Agreement development, spend analytics, e-sourcing, e-catalogs,

Personally contributed significantly to the SCMC savings exceeding $150M.

Honeywell Aerospace (Contract Position)

Supplier Transition Program Manager 2006 - 2008

Honeywell Aerospace is a leading supplier of auxiliary power units, propulsion engines, environmental control systems, engine controls, repair and overhaul services, flight safety, communications, navigation, radar and surveillance systems, aircraft and airport lighting, management and technical services, systems and instruments, and aircraft wheels and brakes to aircraft manufacturers, airlines, aircraft operators, military services, and defense and space contractors.

Managed and directed buyers, master schedulers, production planners, supplier quality engineers, and sourcing analyst to establish schedules, resource requirements, and facilitate the “ramp up” and “ramp down” of production lines.

Coordinated all related MRO activities (material, logistics, operations, quality) between transition team and suppliers.

Responsible for inventory control and accurate cycle counts. Responsible for development, preparation, and presentation of periodic transition status.


Supply Chain Manager 2005 - 2006

Lantech is the originator of stretch wrapping technology and the world’s largest manufacturer of stretch wrap equipment with facilities in Louisville, KY and the Netherlands. Lantech’s global customer base includes Alcoa, Anheuser-Bush, Apple Computer, Best Buy, Johnson&Johnson, Kellogg, Kimberly Clark, PPG Industries, and 3M.

Developed low cost global supply sources for MRO resulting in savings of over $600 thousand.

Developed standardized policies and procedures for the procurement organization.

Developed Standard Work and training procedures for the procurement departments both the Netherlands and the US.

Coordinated finished goods shipment with local warehousing and truck and ocean freight transportation.

American Ordnance

Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager 2004 - 2005

American Ordnance LLC is a premier manufacturer and supplier of ammunition to the United States Military. Capabilities encompass a wide array of development, load, assemble and pack (LAP) requirements for medium to large caliber ammunition and explosives.

Led team of five and developed strategies for negotiations between the contractor, government, and third parties related to the contract.

Initiated Six Sigma project to improve Procurement Cycle time.

Leveraged and aggregated total spend for MRO indirect materials between two facilities, which resulted in savings of over 250K.

Developed a supplier relationship management program that encompassed supplier performance, quality, and on time delivery performance.

Thermotech – Hopkins, MN

Director of Purchasing 2002 – 2004

Thermotech is a technology driven contract manufacturing company specializing in precision plastic injection molding and assembly. Thermotech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Menasha Corporation with annual sales of $1.1 billion. Major markets include Automotive, Medical, Electronics, Small Engine, and Defense.

Developed low cost global supply sources resulting in savings of over $1 million.

Led initiatives for Menasha’s Supply Management Council leveraging the combined spend of 53 facilities in several MRO commodities resulting in savings of over $3 million.

Allowed key suppliers to piggy-back on existing national agreements, resulting in shared savings of $250 thousand.

Point to Point Business Development – Liberty, MO

Director of Supply Chain Management (Consultant) 2001 - 2002

Point to Point Business Development is an outsource procurement group that services the Industrial 1000 manufacturing companies providing supply chain management services including supplier management, storeroom management, and e-procurement services.

Negotiated national contracts for clients and implemented storeroom management programs for MRO commodities utilizing web based e-procurement programs

Established JIT programs, strategic sourcing initiatives, Kanban replenishment systems, and supplier evaluation programs.

Developed Asian supplier networks.

Wolverine Tube, Inc. - Huntsville, AL

Corporate Purchasing Manager 1999 – 2001

Wolverine Tube is world-class producer of copper tube, copper tube alloy, fabricated products, brazing alloys, bar, rod, and other products. Wolverine has facilities in the US, Canada, China, and Portugal.

Leveraged total combined spend from all the plants and placed International agreements for MRO (Corrugated, Health & Safety Products, Bearings, Power Transmission Products), UPS, Lubricants, Uniforms, Relocation Management, Travel, Forklifts, Fleet Leasing, Procurement Card, Office Supplies, Water Treatment Chemicals, Energy (Utilities), Returnable/Reusable Containers, and other MRO commodities. Annual achieved savings of $4 million.

Reduced MRO Inventories through standardization, sale of excess and obsolete inventories and supplier buy back.

Cross Functional Team Leader in projects involving standardization and new product development.

Implemented and conducted Reverse Auctions.

Cooper Lighting Division - Vicksburg, MS

Manager of Purchasing 1996 – 1999

Cooper Lighting is a leading provider of innovative, high quality lighting fixtures and related products to worldwide commercial, industrial, residential, and utility markets.

Developed low cost Asian suppliers

Implemented Supplier JIT Programs

Reduced Raw Material Inventories $5 Million

Initiated Supplier Certification Program

Reduced Cost by $5 Million (Cost Savings)

Cross Functional Team Leader for new product development

CERTIFICATIONS: Six Sigma Green Belt. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

EDUCATION: B.S. Business Management. Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA,

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