Daniel Deems

  • Blue Springs, Missouri
Daniel Deems

General Manager/Operations Manager

Work History

Work History
2006 - Present

Supply Chain Manager/Process Improvement Analyst

RMF Steel Products Company

Currently oversees the supply chain customer fulfillment department for a steel products manufacturer.

►Created new parts inventory tracking identification system.

►Responsible for review of new machine schematic drawings, tracking full assembly progress, resulting in revision of hundreds of engineering plans.

►Overhauled mail system, reducing incoming mail by 90% in 6 months.

►As an inventory efficiency expert, reorganized and retooled company warehouse which reduced inventory errors and damaged parts, and increased speed of inventory verification and order fulfillment.

►Discovered problems with non- interchangeable parts from overseas vendor, saving company thousands.

►Overhauled outdated customer file system, catapulting efficiency by 650%.

►Always a team player, willing to do whatever is necessary.

►Hired to track and coordinate company expenses, resource management and engineering time on a multi-million dollar project involving patented new technology.

►Worked side-by-side with CFO and VPs to improve policies, procedures and increase efficiencies, reduce waste, and facilitate intra-department cooperation.

►Acted as a liaison between engineering, purchasing and manufacturing departments.

2000 - 2015

Co-Owner

Deems Custom Fescue Seed Combining

Co-Owner of a custom specialty combining business, which harvests KY-31 grass seed.

►Annually serviced over 30 clients per year.

►Over 3 years, increased customer base by over 100%.

2000 - 2015

Owner

Deems Custom Bobcat

Owner of a custom Bobcat service, clearing pastureland, fence rows, tree clearing, and grading.

►Completed up to 50 jobs annually.

2001 - 2004

Environmental Health Specialist

Johnson County Public Health Department 

Environmental Health Specialist for a major metropolitan health department.

►Appointed to committee that created Johnson County's first Crime Prevention through Environment Design Task Force(CPTED).

►Relied upon to lead special project to design and perform mock safety hazards, including weather emergencies and terrorist activity.

1999 - 2001

Assistant Marina Administrator

Jackson County Parks and Recreation

Assistant Administrator for a large public park marina.

►Managed 16 direct reports, setting priorities and monitoring objectives and completed projects.

►Developed and oversaw a $1.1M budget for 3 locations, while increasing departmental income by over 30%.

1995 - 1998

Supervisor, Nuisance Abatement Program

Wichita Sedgwick Public Health Department

Led the Nuisance Abatement Program for a large metropolitan city/county department. ►Hand-picked to help create county's first-of-its-kind task force.

►Appointed to city-wide Innovation Team and named to an elite multi-jurisdictional team.

►Received the“ Excellence in Work Performance” award, given to one out of 200+ employees for exemplary work in public service.

►Turned around long failing department by managing large base of 3rd party vendors, shifting program from being 100% reactive to 92% proactive.

►Led departmental relocation with absolutely no impact to customer experience.

Education

Education

Bachelor's Degree, Forestry, Fisheries, & Wildlife

University of Missouri-Columbia

Activities and Societies:  Student Council President - School of Forestry, Fisheries, & Wildlife

Master's Business Management

Baker University

Master's Degree, Business Management

Grade:  3.89 GPA

Skills

Skills

Open Communication              Strategy to Action                     Operation Reorganization    Project Management             Metrics Improvement              Internal Controls                       Vendor Management               Entrepreneurship                      Cost Control