FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Dearborn, MI1976-2000
Global vehicle and component manufacturer with annual sales of $165 Billion and 280,000 employees.
Global Purchasing Director, Transportation1998-2000
Directed $4.7 Billion global transportation procurement for both inbound parts and outbound vehicles.
·Achieved total cost savings of 6 - 15% per year by creating a Value Management module to identify and eliminate process inefficiencies, and through negotiation.
Director, Advance Purchasing and New Markets Planning1996-1998
Established trade pact-focused organization to manage the primary purchasing interfaces with global joint ventures ( ex. Thailand, Russia ) and affiliated companies ( ex. South Africa, Taiwan ).
·Designed and led the Global Market Testing and Complementation processes that identified the most appropriate components for local market sourcing and cross program profitability.
Global Purchasing Director, Indirect Materials1995-1996
Directed the activities of Ford’s $3.5 Billion global indirect purchasing organization.
·Improved the strategic focus of Ford purchasing personnel by creating, launching and managing an outsourced purchasing and financial settlement company ( IMPACT ).
Ford 2000 Transition Team – Facilities, Materials and Services1994
Major contributor to the highly acclaimed, strategic team that developed the principles, processes, roles and responsibilities and organizational structure for Ford’s global purchasing function.
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Manager, Metals, Engineering and Contract Personnel1994
Directed the $2.3 Billion annual procurement of all metals, engineering / prototype services and on-site agency personnel for Ford’s North American Automotive Operations.
·Designed and launched an outsourced purchasing company ( PeopleNet ) to manage agency personnel, consulting and training contracts for Ford and Tier #1 suppliers.
Manager, Information Technology, Construction and Equipment1991-1994
Managed the centralized procurement of Ford’s $2.1 Billion computer, communications, construction and contract labor requirements, as well as the sale of capital assets.
·Designed and launched an outsourced purchasing company ( SNAPP ) to buy Ford’s $800 Million computer hardware and software requirements at 10% lower total cost and with substantially higher internal customer satisfaction. Pioneered electronic order fulfillment tracking.
Manager, Supplier Quality, Relations and Analysis1990-1991
Developed, implemented and administered global supplier quality ( Q1 / Total Quality
Excellence ), Purchasing policies and procedures, and supply base management initiatives.
Manager, Procurement Planning Department1987-1990
Directed, developed and controlled procurement planning for domestic and foreign vehicle programs for Ford’s North American Automotive Operations.Managed 75-person department.
·Improved new program launch performance by establishing frequent, data-driven communications between Purchasing, Product Development, Operations and Tier #1 suppliers.
Purchasing Agent, Vehicle Components Sections1984-1987
Managed a 15 buyer group responsible for the $1.5 Billion annual buy for tires, seats, seat components, restraints, floor covering, insulation, locksets, moldings and weather strips.
Purchasing Supervisor, Mexico Programs1980-1984
Established Purchasing headquarters in Mexico and directed liaison operations between Mexico and U.S. in support of Ford’s Chihuahua Engine and Hermosillo Assembly projects.International service.
·Hired and trained purchasing and supplier development / supplier quality personnel.
·Assisted U.S. and European suppliers in the establishment of twenty-six joint ventures.
Procurement Analyst / Buyer, Advanced Engine Programs1976-1980