SUMMARY ••••• years experience in Purchasing and Materials Management in Automotive and Manufacturing Industries with proven negotiating and strong analytical skills. Experienced with VA/VE engineering, Global Sourcing, ISO Quality & Environmental policies, Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma Environments. I possess a diverse commodity background metals, steel/aluminum and processing, castings, machining, tool & die, chemical and plastics, capital expense equipment & natural gas. I have experience in both union and non-union facilities. I work well independently with minimal supervision and within cross functional team environments and matrix organizations. With a strong drive and focus to meet and excel in both business career and personal goals, I will prove an asset to my future employer.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Purchasing/Buyer Raw Materials ••••• - ••••• - Covalence Specialty Adhesives/Berry Plastics Company, Franklin, Kentucky - Commodity responsibilities for chemicals, adhesives, solvents, films, cloth with daily inventory average $4,•••••,••••• * Identified over $•••••,••••• in inventory errors. * Initiated VA programs for supplier managed bulk tank solvents. * Oversaw value engineered program by single sourcing of semi-finished printed, metalized films. * Initiated stocking & supplier warehousing to reduce on hand inventory and lead time. * Negotiated annualized $•••••,••••• in cost avoidance/price improvements. * Resolved quality issues with supplier corrective actions, recouped estimated $•••••,••••• loss.
Purchasing ••••• - ••••• - GM Bowling Green Assembly/Chemical Management. Commodities responsibilities: all Non-productive Chemicals at GM Corvette Plant. Support for PPGs technical programs with the GM Environmental Department. Served on the GM Environmental Cross Functional Committee. * Certified ISO••••• Internal Auditor, identify non-conformances & resolve with corrective actions. * Support for GMs HMCS, MSDS Program and GMR2 Reporting. * Initiate monthly invoice & coordinate accounts payable and receivable, annual sales & usage tracking. * Attended GM University Auburn Hills, MI - completed HMCS/MSDS Programs and ISO (DNV) Certification.
Plant Purchasing / Buyer ••••• - ••••• - Hayes-Lemmerz (former Motor Wheel) Bowling Green, KY. Responsibilities for plant MRO procurement, Tooling, Capital expense equipment. * Material scheduling & expediting to JIT & Lean Manufacturing strategies. * Identify annualized $•••••,••••• in cost saving-reduction programs: Consignments, value service and engineering. * Supplier performance evaluations and supplier corrective actions to ISO & QS•••••/••••• TS••••• & ISO••••• * Local Minority Development and reporting to automotive customers.
Corporate Purchasing Agent ••••• - ••••• - Motor Wheel Corporation, Okemos, Michigan (later transferred Bowling Green, KY) Commodities: Raw Steel/Aluminum, steel processing, E-Coat, polishing & chrome, capital expense equipment. * Global Sourcing brake castings and machining (Czech Republic, Malaysia, Indonesia, Germany, Mexico). * Negotiated long term agreement for 1st operation blanks vs coil steel, $3,•••••,•••••+ savings * Consistently met cost reduction goal of •••••% reduction annualized spend of $•••••MM. * JIT Scheduling & Expediting utilizing Lean Manufacturing Principles. * Evaluated quotations & cost analysis for future model year requirements * Served on Steel Development Committee, Minority Development Specialist, * Member International Purchasing Council for Global Sourcing (Castings & Machining, TopCoat).
Operations Manager ••••• - ••••• - Thomas Fabrication, Lansing, Michigan Responsibilities included daily operations, purchase all materials (all metals-ferrous, non-ferrous, SST copper, bronze), inventory management, cost estimating. Managed up to ••••• employees, personnel, payroll, production and material scheduling. * Instrumental in re-design of floor layout, job flow & cell machining operations. * Initiated supplier cost improvement & reductions to meet annualized •••••% reductions/avoidances * Capital expense equipment (Amada Turret Punch Presses, Houghton Presses, Zweiss CMM, GM Fanuc Welding Robot) * Installed and maintained MRPII systems integrated software (Made-To-Manage, Teksyn)
OEM Manufacturing Buyer ••••• - ••••• - Evans Process Equipment, Sunfield, Michigan Commodity purchasing for turn-key systems to the Feed & Grain Industry include steel - sheet, structural, pipe/tube, pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical, electronic and MRO requirements. * Cost Accounting and estimating new jobs. Wrote & Maintained Custom Inventory Control Software (FoxBASE) * Wired Programmable Logic Controllers to print on subcontract basis
* JIT and Kaizen Strategies * Materials Management & Control * Prototype Purchasing * Cost Estimating * Professional Supplier Integrity(APICS training) * Strong Team Commitment * International Purchasing Council * Minority Supplier Development * Steel Development Committee * Plasma and Laser Cutting Robotics * Natural Gas Futures Commodities * Chrome, Polish, EDP and Topcoat * ISO ••••• & QS••••• Quality Program * ISO••••• GM Certified Internal Auditor * Proficient Microsoft Office Suite * ERP, MRP JDEdwards, Oracle, AS•••••, BPCS, Made2Manage-TekSyn * Cost Reductions & Improvement
Education * Lorain County Community College, Ohio, Associates Degree, General Studies and Art/Design * Lansing Community College (Extension classes - MSU) Michigan, Drafting & Engineering, and Law Enforcement, GPA ••••• * ISO Certified GM Internal Auditor (•••••) ISO••••• & ISO••••• * GM University Classes (•••••) Cert Supplier Audits(•••••) * Robotics/Laser Seminars (GM/Fanuc Robotics) Turret Punch Press Training (Amada) Certified PPG Coatings Technology