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Manager Supply Chain

Medina, IN, 47369
August 12, 2012

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Cell: 330-***-****


Versatile and resourceful Purchasing & Supply Chain Professional with extensive experience managing cost reduction programs, leveraging purchasing spend, rationalizing the supply base, and utilizing total cost of procurement. Solid background in controlling inventory, overseeing the supply chain, and handling global logistics. Able to see the big picture and focus on the important details. Capable of identifying issues and developing solutions to avoid major problems. Self-directed leader who can build, nurture and motivate high-performance teams. Combine sharp negotiating skills with contract management expertise to ensure business relationships flourish with clear understanding and communication. Committed to adding value and exceeding expectations through collaborative problem solving, disciplined decision-making, determination and persistence.


• Project Management • Strategic Planning • Supplier Development

• Lean Manufacturing • Commodity Management • Value Analysis

• Global Sourcing • Inventory Control • Logistics

• E-Commerce • Cost Reduction Strategies • Managing by Objectives

• ERP Implementation • MRP / DRP / PRP • Team Building

• Negotiations • TS 16949 / ISO 9000 • Staff Development


Mantaline Corporation, Mantua, OH 2010- present

Manufacturer of automotive EPDM, silicone and neoprene weather seals.

Strategic Purchasing Manager / Consultant

Coordinated functions related to raw materials and component pricing, supplier sourcing and evaluation, and supplier development activities. Employed total cost approach to analyze value chains and mitigated commodity price variances.

Key Accomplishments

Identified and implemented $1.5 million in raw material cost savings.

Conducted product trials and testing to specifications

Developed Supplier Performance and Development Process

Participated in existing and new product planning processes to ensure timely acquisition of material to meet PPAP and delivery requirements

Developed new products and economical sources of supply

Rowe Fine Furniture, Elliston, VA 2009-2010

Leading manufacturer of custom upholstery furniture including Rowe, Clayton Marcus and Robin Bruce brands.

Director of Supply Chain

Direct day-to-day procurement, tactical vendor relationships, contract negotiations, vendor scorecards and benchmarking, logistics, inventory control and performance reporting. Provide an uninterrupted flow of materials, supplies and services required for operations, maintain and improve product quality, establish and cultivate competent supplier relationships, set and measure standards for products and services procured at the lowest cost possible and minimize inventory investment and loss. Collaborate with cross-functional departments. Maintain low


level of purchasing administrative costs through continuous improvements with new technology, software and electronic commerce solutions.

Key Accomplishments

Identified and implemented $2 million in raw material cost savings.

Improved inventory turns from 6.8 to 13.2.

Participated in existing and new product planning processes to ensure timely acquisition of materials, improving profitability by 10%.

Deflecto Corporation, Fishers, IN 2008-2009

Manufacturer of plastic and metal components for office and hardware.

Director of Purchasing

Coordinated and managed all functions related to raw materials and component pricing, supplier sourcing and evaluation, and supplier development activities for global operations. Employed total cost approach to analyze value chains, performed make versus buy analysis, and mitigated commodity price variances. Served on Executive Committee and helped establish operating strategies in support of corporate objectives.

Key Accomplishments

Negotiated purchase agreements on commodities (both domestic and overseas suppliers) to ensure the achievement of quality, delivery and total cost objectives.

Utilized strategic sourcing while mitigating risks associated with the cost and supply of materials.

Participated in existing and new product planning processes to ensure timely material acquisition.

Recruited, coached and developed staff; monitored and continually improved individual capabilities to optimize performance and improve efficiencies, processes, and reduce overall costs.

Created and implemented a purchasing strategy to minimize total cost of external procurement.

Identified qualified long-term global suppliers and cultivated win/win relationships.

Spearheaded development and maintenance of business processes to support all purchasing activities and ensure compliance with global activities.

Nishikawa Standard Company, Topeka, IN 2005-2008

Manufacturer of automotive weather seals.

Corporate Purchasing Manager

Provided hands-on leadership for critical purchasing functions. Trained and managed staff and worked closely on a daily basis with corporate executives, plant and department managers, and multi-disciplined teams to continually improve on-time deliveries while reducing overall costs. Conducted monthly meetings with executive and plant staff to review budget versus actual results.

Key Accomplishments

Reorganized purchasing functions to leverage buying, reduce costs and improve responsiveness to manufacturing. Achieved first year annual savings of 5% on raw materials and MRO equaling $4.5 million.

Conceptualized and implemented procurement card program to save $1 million annually in administrative costs on low dollar indirect materials, travel and services.

Developed a Commodity Trend Report to track market updates on critical purchased materials used for strategic planning of commodity cost targets.

Ensured on-going compliance to TS16949 and APQP requirements.


Patriot Paint Company, Portland, IN 2004-2005

Manufacturer of water and solvent based industrial coatings and paints.

Operations Manager

Planned, organized, directed and supervised all operational activities. Oversaw all department functions including production, accounting, purchasing, quality control, maintenance, packaging, warehouse distribution, inventory, customer service and human resources.

Key Accomplishments

Project managed installation of bulk resin tanks resulting in 10% cost reduction in purchases and $500K in annual cost savings.

Managed a project that increased production capacity by 50% through automation, resulting in $1 million in annual cost savings.

Identified $500K in raw material cost reductions; reduced on-hand inventory by 25%; improved profitability by 10%.

Micromatic Textron, Berne, IN 2000-2004

Manufacturer of special assembly machines for the automotive industry, rotary actuators, and honing tools.

Division Purchasing Manager

Directed staff training and management. Worked closely with corporate executives, department managers, and multi-disciplined teams on continuous improvement initiatives with an emphasis on vendor reductions, consignment or Vendor Managed Inventories (VMI) of materials, and significant inventory reductions to support a lean manufacturing process.

Key Accomplishments

Converted purchasing into a Strategic Commodity Management environment to gain 10% annual savings.

Conceptualized and implemented electronic auctions into the existing sourcing process to win an average of 18% per auction over traditional sourcing methods.

Implemented P-cards for low-dollar, indirect material purchases reducing administrative costs by 50%.

Developed a Global Sourcing initiative that achieved 80% savings on targeted commodities.

Muncie Power Products, Muncie, IN 1997-2000

Manufacturer of power take off units and hydraulic systems for the commercial truck building industry.

Purchasing Manager

Developed a purchasing staff to support manufacturing and distribution. Facilitated ERP system implementation to support all operations. Led a team to obtain ISO 9001 certification.

Key Accomplishment

Negotiated stocking and supply agreements resulting in over $1 million in savings.

Amcast Automotive, Gas City, IN 1994-1997

Manufacturer of aluminum wheels for Ford, Chrysler, and GM.

Materials Coordinator

Managed the Purchasing, Inventory Control, Shipping and Receiving departments for a new plant start-up. Built the purchasing department from the ground up and served as part of the corporate purchasing council.

Key Accomplishments

Negotiated corporate agreements for transportation resulting in over $1 million of savings annually.

Established a tool crib with inventory control procedures resulting in 99% accuracy.



University of Atlanta – Mobile, AL

Masters Business Administration

BA Business Administration

Additional Course Study:

Certified OSHA 10 Hour Course

Supervisory Skills - Ball State University, Muncie, IN

8-D Team Oriented Problem Solving

Principles of Successful Purchasing - Wright State, Dayton, OH

ISO/TS Auditing & Implementation Training

Computer Applications - International Business College, Ft. Wayne, IN

Effective Executive Presentations - AMA


Win-Win Negotiations • Team Building • Managing by Objectives

Health & Safety Management • Bargaining With Suppliers • Advanced Contract Writing


C.P.M., Certified Purchasing Manager - Institute of Supply Management (ISM)

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