• Wallkill NY

Joseph Mank

Purchasing Manager


Solid track record of achievements and a proven ability to manage a broad supplier base.  Efforts are focused on reducing lead time and costs wherever possible. Exemplary relationship building and problem solving skills that foster supplier trust and dependability.

Work experience

Work experience

Purchasing Commodity Manager (Indirect)

May 1999 - Present
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. - New York

Coordinate the purchase of goods, services and contracts on a best price/best quality basis using ERP system (SAP & proprietary), including Supply Planning, Account Management, and Contract Management. Commodity-specific items/services such as MRO equipment/supplies, outsourced printing, waste recycling/removal, stock footage management and licensing

  • Negotiate terms, pricing, quality requirements, delivery, and contracts
  • Maintain records of supplier contracts, agreements, goods ordered/received
  • Manage supplier relationships with an emphasis on building effective partnerships
  • Prepare and process purchase orders & invoices for purchases
  • Manage, develop and improve a commodity team of 3-5 people

PRODUCTION - Secured a major international contract for the annual production of over 20 million optical discs, with a production-driven rebate resulting in a return of $2 million over 5-years

PRINT - Coordinated an international print campaign of over 100 components from design to distribution

WASTESTREAM - Refined commodity processes and procedures, resulting in the elimination of redundant activities and fueling more efficiency and cost savings

Technical Writer (contract)

Dec 1998 - May 1999
Clear Point Consultants - Massachusettes

Coordinated production of internal publications with template conversion, macro development, and graphics. Developed a corporate style guide, procedures, templates, and style sheets

Senior Technical Writer

Sep 1996 - May 1998
Inland Paperboard and Packaging, Inc. - Indiana

Managed primary writing projects from initiation to execution including marketing and packaging design.  Developed formal documentation program including project planning, critical information gathering via interviews and research, audience and task analyses, developmental editing, and usability testing

SAP R/3 Project Coordinator (contract)

Mar 1995 - Sep 1996
MicroCommunications - Massachusettes

Performed analyses of existing workflow processes against those developed or revised during the SAP implementation; Designed, developed, and maintained Lotus Notes databases



Microsoft Office Suite, Project and Visio; Knowledge of ERP systems

Graphic Design

1984 - 1986
Greater Lawrence Technical School - Massachusetts