OBJECTIVE: To obtain a challenging position in Purchasing/Logistics where my education, interpersonal skills and vast experience in Materials control can be utilized to enhance the development of an organization toward a progressive Lean/ERP environment.
EXPERIENCE: Industries: Defense/Aerospace, Telecommunications,
Medical Devices, Electronics
Products: Electro-mechanical components, stampings, injection molding, raw materials, packaging goods, MRO supplies
Software: Fourth Shift (ERP); Oracle (ERP); Adagio; Quickpro,
Mar. •••••Present INSULATED WIRE, INC., Danbury, CT
•••••Operations Manager (Precision Cable Assemblies)
•••••Directed the following functions for $•••••MM Defense-oriented
••••• Cable Manufacturer: Plant Management/Facilities, Production, Planning, •••••Purchasing, and acting H.R. role. Key Account Manager for second •••••largest customer (•••••% of total revenue). Project Manager for new •••••planning/inventory system implementation. Coordinated entire spectrum •••••of activities that resulted in the ISO•••••:••••• recertification. Negotiated •••••a rate reduction of •••••% for intl and •••••% for domestic shipments with •••••Fed- Ex. Increased shipments by •••••% (based on same backlog) from •••••the prior fiscal year. Introduced new supplier base and reduced •••••purchasing component costs by •••••%.
Oct. •••••Nov. ••••• BIOMET 3i, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Senior Buyer (Dental Implants/Instrumentation)
Responsible for all logistical purchasing duties of several commodities ($9MM+ annual spend rate) which included raw materials, machined components, stampings, labels, and other packaging goods. Duties included ordering/expediting parts via Oracle ERP system, maintaining system data integrity, handling vendor returns, manage supplier relations, controlling inventory and purchase price variances. Worked with PD on product introductions. Transitioned entire stock of packaging items due to company logo change and minimized inventory exposure. Implemented stocking program with label manufacturer that reduced transportation costs and eliminated stock-outs. Changed transportation methods on Oracle and reduced freight costs by •••••%. Reduced inventory by $•••••M through deferring/canceling orders.
Dec. •••••Sep. ••••• IMAGEWORKS LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Started a Marketing promotional company. Managed the start-up and systems implementation, handled accounts payables/receivables, pricing, and all other pertinent administrative duties. Company grew over •••••% in two years.
Aug. •••••Nov. ••••• S.V. MICROWAVE PRODUCTS, INC, W. Palm Beach, FL
•••••Materials Manager (RF/Microwave Connectors)
Directed a staff of five immediate reports for $•••••MM commodities manufacturer. Included Planning, Purchasing, Inventory, Shipping and Receiving, and Stockroom. Reorganized entire production control and purchasing department, policies, and practices. Implemented CRP and Shop-Floor Control Modules in Fourth Shift ERP system. Enhanced customer service responsiveness by upgrading MRP data integrity. Spearheaded inventory reduction $1MM in one year utilizing better forecast/vendor management tools. Reduced overall company delinquencies by •••••% through stronger backorder management. Established cycle-counting procedures, which increased inventory accuracy from •••••% to •••••%. Increased vendor on-time performance from •••••% to •••••% with the introduction of vendor metrics and ASL. Reduced purchasing order cycle-time by ••••• days. Negotiated •••••% cost reductions for several major component contracts. Absorbed two positions while sales doubled; moved and reorganized entire stockroom by commodity and part number sequence. Go-to-guy for all ERP manufacturing inquiries. Solely managed largest defense contract.
Oct. •••••Jul. ••••• RADIALL INCORPORATED, Stratford, CT•••••
Production Control Manager (RF/Microwave Connectors)
Managed a five person department which included: Production/Inventory Control, Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving for a $•••••MM high volume manufacturer that included purchased and manufactured make-to-stock finished goods. Changed purchasing policies and overhauled MRP planning parameters on BS••••• system software on AS••••• server. Increased credibility of department within organization by better communication and customer-service responsiveness. Managed all traditional purchasing duties including negotiation of annual blanket orders, supplier relations, and cost-reduction initiatives. Analyzed and alerted forecast trend changes in liaison with Sales department. Introduced shop-floor control board in tandem with a rough cut capacity schedule. Reduced finished goods component inventories from $•••••MM to $•••••MM while improving service levels from •••••% to •••••% on-time delivery. Instrumental in winning two preferred supplier awards for excellent customer service.
Nov. •••••Oct. ••••• ITT SEALECTRO, Mamaroneck, NY / New Britain, CT
Master Scheduler (RF/Microwave Connector/Cables)
Supervised two Junior Planners for make-to-stock product line, which utilized the AMES DATA 3 software on an IBM ••••• system. Responsible for establishing and maintaining the execution of the Master Production Schedule. Acted as liaison between Sales and Production in expedition of customer orders. Utilized rough-cut capacity planning for the monthly schedules, and shop floor control for the daily priorities. Directed weekly production meetings. Troubleshot for MRP problems. Reduced past-dues by •••••% over a period of eight months.
Apr. •••••Nov. ••••• OK INDUSTRIES, Yonkers, NY
•••••Senior Planner (Consumer Electronics)
Utilized MAPICS II software on IBM ••••• to schedule production of make-to-stock finished goods and service parts. Contributed to forecasting of end items. Worked closely with Marketing, Engineering and Sales in the successful introductions of new products. Upgraded BOMs, MRP and Item master system codes. Helped reduce past-dues by •••••% while backlog steadily increased. Assisted in physical inventories.
Jul. •••••Mar. ••••• STEWART STAMPING CORPORATION, Yonkers, NY
•••••Product Coordinator for Telephone Modular Plugs (5/•••••/•••••):
Responsible for manually scheduling production, purchasing, and maintaining inventory levels, as well as served in a Customer Service capacity.
•••••International Sales Specialist (9/••••• 5/•••••):
Assisted in analyzing information to develop the proper marketing strategies. Corresponded with international Sales Representatives. Prepared export documentation.
•••••Buyer (7/••••• - 9/•••••):
Controlled purchasing function for MRO items. Expedited raw material orders. •••••
EDUCATION: B.S•••••BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Concentrate in Marketing
Bryant College of Business Administration - •••••, Smithfield, RI
•••••C.P.I.M -Certified Production Inventory Management by the American •••••Production and Inventory Control Society •••••, Danbury CT
•••••Oliver Wight Master Scheduling certification •••••, Boston, MA;
Excel/Access Certifications; Supplier Partnership Strategies Certification; Financial Reporting Certification; exposure to Kanban/JIT/Lean methodologies
REFERENCES: Available Upon Request