• A self-motivated individual who excels in team environments and responds well to challenges.
• A dedicated and flexible learner who strives for opportunities to develop and implement new skills.
• A creative thinker with very good communication, negotiation, and problem solving skills.
• Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Access Security Products, Oakville, ON July 2010 – Present
• Safe and vault manufacturer and distributor, catering to banking, jewelry, government, commercial and residential markets. Uses Business Vision software system.
• Purchasing: Purchasing all products and materials required in the manufacture of safes and vaults – including sheet metal, stainless steel, copper, concrete, sand, gravel, high-security locks, fasteners, consumables, electrical components, vault doors, and other accessories. Also responsible for purchasing fabricated/machined parts as per engineering drawings, and sourcing appropriate suppliers to for these various parts.
• Forecasting: Responsible for purchasing from overseas (Asia and Europe): Raw materials as well as finished goods for resale. Forecasting based on 6-month sales history is used to maintain a sufficient inventory to overcome long lead times and absorb sales fluctuations.
• Inventory Management: Maintaining an accurate inventory of purchased components, raw materials, fabricated parts, and finished goods. Coordinating inventory counts and adjustments where necessary. Receiving purchased goods into the computer system, receiving fabricated parts once manufactured and updating labour times to ensure costing accuracy.
• Production: Working with the production team to ensure there is an adequate material flow through the factory at all times and all ship dates are met. Leading outsourcing initiative when required.
• Logistics: Responsible for arranging ocean freight and land freight for all incoming shipments. This includes sourcing logistics partners with a cost and service consideration.
Colony Ratcliff Lumber, Gormley, ON June 2009 – May 2010
Purchaser/Inventory Control/Retail Store Management
• Building materials dealer catering to the residential construction market (part of the “Castle” buying group. Uses Dimensions Purchasing system.
• All purchasing is done based on sales history to prevent overstocking of out-of-season products. Responsibilities include:
o Lumber buying: Responsible for purchasing and maintaining target inventory levels of low grade SPF lumber, Plywood, Hardwood, Pressure treated, Pine, Cedar, etc.
o Building Materials buying: Responsible for purchasing and maintaining target inventory levels of Drywall, Insulation, Housewrap, Steel/Structural products, Hardware/Fasteners, Electrical Supplies, and all other products within the retail store.
• Inventory Control: My responsibilities in managing inventory include:
o Receiving all purchased materials into the computer system as they arrive on site. Verifying all vendor invoices as they arrive to have correct pricing, quantity, freight charges, payment terms, and buying group discounts.
o Analyzing and adjusting inventories to ensure accuracy while attempting to produce justification for inventory discrepancies. This includes supervision of periodical cycle counts in the lumber yard and inside the retail store, while documenting results.
o Leading the year-end physical inventory count – correcting item locations, managing groups as they conduct counts, checking for accuracy, and consolidating results.
Trailmobile Canada, Mississauga, ON May 2007 – January 2009 (Bankruptcy)
MRP Buyer/Materials Management
• ISO 9001-2000 manufacturing facility specializing in transport trailers, which used an in-house JIT MRP system, generating requirements from bill of material files.
• Responsible for purchasing various parts required for the production of Dry-Van transport trailers, as well as expediting these parts (from the U.S, Canada and overseas) to arrive on site in accordance with our “just in time” inventory system. These included Aluminum, Steel, Plywood/Lumber, Hardware, Insulation, etc.
• Worked closely with the production team to ensure there are no part shortage issues in addition to notifying of any delivery issues. Ordered parts as per engineering specifications, showed an ability to read and understand engineering drawings and aid vendors in the proper manufacture of these parts.
• Monitoring and maintaining target inventory levels for all commodities assigned. During peak production of 29-33 trailers per day, ON-HAND inventory target of $5 million.
• Forecasting of requirements purchased from overseas and creating status reports for upper management.
• Daily tasks included creating Purchase Orders, resolving invoicing issues, ensuring timely delivery for purchased parts, maintaining supplier evaluation files, requesting quotes as well as negotiating prices with over 60 suppliers.
PMAC: Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP)
Humber College Jan 2012 – Present
• Working towards PMAC Certified Supply Chain Management Professional accreditation
• Modules completed include: Supply chain management
Business and Economics Cross Disciplinary, BA
University of Western Ontario 1999 – 2003
• Courses included: Business Law, Economics, E-commerce, Java Programming, Financial Management, Marketing, Managerial Accounting, Statistics for Business & Economics.
• Software: Keyboarding (60 WPM), Windows ME/XP/2000/Vista, MS Office Suite, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS FrontPage, Adobe Photoshop, Business Vision 32, Invertech MRA, basic to intermediate HTML, MRP purchasing systems.
• Practical: Able to operate forklift, outdoor and indoor power tools.
Member of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC)
Member of Goodlife Fitness Health Club
Participant in the Newmarket basketball league