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Seasoned Supply Chain Professional with extensive experience in strategic sourcing and negotiations. Self-motivated professional with demonstrated skills in successfully developing and managingprocurement processes and vendor relationships in a lean manufacturing environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills complimented by a proven track record in delivering value to internal and external customers. MBA Degree. BS in Business Management Degree. Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM).


Supply Chain and Procurement
Contract & Price Negotiation • Forecasting & Trend Analysis • Leadership & Conflict Resolution • Process Improvements • Competitive Bid Analysis • Strategic Sourcing • Kanban • Planning & Scheduling  Problem Solving • Cost Savings & Cost Avoidance • Budgeting & Cost Controls • Project Management •  Supplier Rationalization • Strategic Supplier Relations • Value Stream Mapping • Staff Development & Training • Revenue and P&L • Lean Manufacturing

Work experience

Fight Simulator Operator / Technician

Raytheon Systems Company

Researched maintenance actions for equipment and maintained computers. Operated and maintained seven (7) flight simulators for pilot training.


Commodity Manager

Leggett & Platt, CVP

Managed all commodity groups for 8 physical locations including raw material and finished goods. Maintained existing contracts and managed supplier performance for critical supply base. Worked with upper level management in reporting of supply issues, total spend, cost containment, and on-going projects.

·Created and published an invoice discrepancy database for tracking invoice issues. Database reduced numerous emails from Corporate AP and provided the ability to trend issues.

·Developed program to track contracts, projects, categorized spend, supplier performance, and cost reductions.

·Trained new Buyers on procedures and policies. Provided guidance on sourcing and supply issues to existing Buyers.

·Sourced and qualified new supplier for the engines and generators commodity allowing one of our facilities to move away from an indirect competitor and achieved a 19% reduction in total costs.


Purchasing Manager

Doncasters / GCE Industries

Managed the procurement and sourcing of all commodities including raw material, MRO, subcontract operations, fabricated details, castings and forgings, and capital equipment. Developed and maintained metrics of key supplier performance, cost savings, supplier consolidation, and lead time reductions. Worked with all levels of management to determine and support the needs of production at the lowest total cost of ownership.

·Value Stream Mapped the current procurement process, measured the status of the department against Best Practices Model and wrote policies and procedures implemented into a Purchasing Manual to structure and streamline the procurement process.

·Achieved cost savings of $2,000,000 over a two year period through supplier consolidation, alternative products, new suppliers, and renegotiations of existing contracts.

·Participated as part of the leadership team in the implementation of a new ERP system and in the certification process achieving AS9100 certification.

·Set up Kanban and stocking programs with vendors which increased supplier on-time delivery performance 20% and lowered inventory 33% over a 1-year period.

·Developed a Supplier Assessment process to measure current and new suppliers’ capabilities and capacity to support the company’s lean manufacturing production requirements.


Senior Buyer

Cherry Aerospace

Managed and analyzed raw material requirements through the use of MPS and MRP. Prepared and processed RFQs, RFPs, requisitions, and purchase orders in support of operations. Participated with cross functional project and manufacturing teams on a daily basis. Maintained the lowest cost, highest quality and on-time delivery of commodities including raw material, MRO, capital equipment, chemicals, and contractor procurement. Managed supplier agreements within the VMI program.

·Negotiated and wrote purchasing agreements and contracts resulting in annual cost savings exceeding $1,000,000.

·Created a Microsoft Access database for the purchasing department to track and report cost savings, projects, expediting, supplier corrective action reports, raw material queries, product returns, and contracts.

·Collaborated as part of a cross functional team in the development of a revised supplier performance rating system.

·Participated as part of a team in a Kaizen event to streamline the receiving process.


Site / Purchasing Manager

Managed the proper staffing, evaluation process and development of purchasing team members. Developed metrics to define and measure key supplier performance indicators. Controlled financials to meet planned cost objectives by establishing goals and providing cost reduction and cost avoidance initiatives through strategic supplier development and process improvements. Managed vendor relationships including discount terms, lower margins, and technical support through appropriate measures, reviews and corrective actions. Negotiated and managed contracts including service contracts, leases, and commodity pricing.  

  • Implemented cost savings in the MRO commodity through product price variance, process improvements, and consolidation resulting in annual cost savings exceeding $240,000.
  • Developed and implemented vendor evaluation practices by determining appropriate vendors for evaluation using the 80/20 rule and those suppliers with the most potential impact.
  • Reorganized the procurement process of the MRO commodity with annual purchases exeeding $2.8 million with results of reduced inventory levels of 6.3% and increased number of inventory turns from 1.7 to 6.0.

Avionics Technician

Managed avionics maintenance of corporate aircraft, parts accountability, billable time, documentation, and equipment upkeep. Documented maintenance records, researched maintenance history and parts availability, and conducted inspections of documentation and maintenance records.


Avionics Technician

Managed avionics maintenance of corporate aircraft, parts accountability, billable time, documentation, and equipment upkeep. Documented maintenance records, researched maintenance history and parts availability, and conducted inspections of documentation and maintenance records.


Avionics Technician

United States Marine Corps

Managed a staff of 17, training programs, and classified aircraft parts. Managed the work flow, quality control, conflict resolution, review processes, inspection, parts tracking, documentation and error rate corrections.

  • Led work load reduction efforts for the avionics department by organizing and training the staff to maximize efforts and reduce waste resulting in work load reduction of 22%.
  • Developed and implemented an aircraft parts tracking procedure reducing lost or misplaced parts by 95%.

Warehouse Associate

Chattanooga Shooting Supply

Managed product packaging, documentation, inventory, invoicing and delivery, and ensured quality customer service.


Combat Engineer

United States Marine Corps

Led training exercises, planned projects, and implemented procedures. Supervised a staff of 30 in construction and demolition projects. Managed conflict resolution, instruction and training, and review processes.




Walden University

Bachelor of Science