Richard Jimenez

Richard Jimenez




A highlyTalented and Accomplished Executive offering more than twenty five years of professional experience, equipped with a toolbox of ideas and successful track record of leading companies to business expansion, sales growth, operational efficiency, and significantly increased profitability. A proven team leader skilled in taking charge of every facet of operations with proven success in supply chain management, purchasing, materials, inventory control, scheduling, lean manufacturing, project management,strategic thinking, planning, and problem solving… Excellent communication, motivation, team building, and mentoring skills… Profit-oriented leader with a passion for challenge and commitment to enhancing cost effectiveness while exceeding company objectives. 

Knowledgeable of all aspects associated with Supply Chain Management, SAP, ERP, MRP implementations and the business functions that are associated with relevant technologies.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - May 2010

President - Executive Consultant


Executing consulting expertise in supply chain management, purchasing, materials, inventory control, logistics, lean enterprise transformations, value stream management, value engineering, continuous improvement, operational spend analyses, asset management and optimization to a wide variety of clients...

Professional Task:

uImplementation of company/region wide supply chain systems and leading edge procurement processes including e-Commerce, Purchasing Card, Commodity Teams, On-Line Inventory Consignment, etc.

uDeveloping and implementing a global supply chain management strategy.

uDeveloping a high quality and cost-effective supply base, driving cost reductions.

uAchieving planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles and practical experience.

uExpertise in reducing operating costs, increasing asset utilization, improving returns on investment and assets, manufacturing and distribution; aerospace, medical equipment, pharmaceutical, industrial and automotive.

uDeveloping Supplier Risk Assessments, Contract Management, and Performance Bridging policy, processes, tools.

uEstablishing a global logistics plan to ensure timely and cost-effective shipments on a worldwide basis.

uUtilizing high-level strategic thinking to solve multi-faceted problems through understanding of fundamental issues through the Operations organization.

Jul 2007 - Jul 2008

Operations Project Manager


Responsible for managing all aspects of operational project management for United Airlines 747, 757, 767 and 777 commercialaircraft, generating $51 million in annual revenue. Scope of activities include P&L management, strategic planning, process, mapping, process design/reengineering, quality documentation, and customer satisfaction. Providing regular progress updates to senior management and facilitating timely decision-making at all levels of operations (Project/Program Management, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Materials, Production Control, Scheduling, and Logistics) to ensure scheduled dates and commitments are met – reporting to the Vice President of Operations.

Previously promoted from positions of; Materials Manager and Production Control Manager…

Notable Accomplishments:

uImplemented lean manufacturing processes;supplier-managed inventory,value stream mapping, defined standard work elements, simplified processes, implemented 5S and TPM, implemented material point-of-use kanbans, focus factory and by implementing a production control methodologies with a finite capacity planning model.

uAssumed frontline role in communicating the operational message of operating strategies, urgency, accountability and focus to drive implementation of lean manufacturing principles on shop floor.

uDelivering productivity improvement of 17% resulting in customer on time shipments, served as a six sigma champion to the operating manufacturing business unit

uAchieved 90% of United Airlines program orders at or below budgeted cost level, an improvement of 80% within 3 months.

uIntroduced operational procedures such as resource & capacity planning, machine & tooling status reviews, quote review form and meeting, order reviews, project reviews, and close out reviews resulting in aforementioned cost and timing improvements.

Materials Manager(2007)

Notable Accomplishments:

uDeveloped strategic sourcing initiatives, savings, on-time delivery, quality and supplier performance scorecards. Managing and optimizing supplier performance, including continuous improvement, innovations, obsolescence and reduction in total cost of ownership.

uIncreased inventory accuracy from 65.7% to 97.6% through the practice and implementation of lean manufacturing methodologies and education of shop floor personnel…

Production Control Manager(2007)

Notable Accomplishments:

uAwarded the position of Production Control Manager, providing the leadership and operational knowledge to ensure timely materials availability to production shop floor by effective management of resources coupled with development and effective execution of MRP / MPS manufacturing plans…

uAssumed responsibility for regional plant implementation, applications integrations, support, and training (J. D. Edwards Software) of Enterprise Resource Planning system. Process improvements estimated at more than $7 million in savings.

May 2005 - Apr 2007

Corporate Manager of Purchasing


Directed the corporate purchasing team with procurement responsibility of well over $225 million, supporting 50 KB Home communities throughout southern Nevada and revenues of $2.5 billion… The purchasing team consisted of twenty five team members; Purchasing Agents, Purchasing Assists, Planners, Legal, Insurance and Administrative Support…

Notable Accomplishments:

uRegional corporate responsibility of global enterprise systems (J. D. Edwards Enterprise One/E1) planning, development, implementation, applications integrations, support, and training across all functions.

uImplementation of a purchasing departmental cost savings incentive program for FY-06 with a projected cost saving of $22 million.

uImproved construction lead times by 10 days, resulting in $10 million in savings…

uCreating and maintaining mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement.

uNegotiated rebates on a per home basis to $1400 over thirty KB Home communities.

Sep 2003 - Feb 2005

Corporate Director of Procurement & Fleet Management

STS/UTILIQUEST, L.L.C. (Dycom Corporation)

Spearheaded all facets of Corporate Procurement and Fleet Management (5,000 vehicles) for leader in underground Utility locating industry, Fiber, Gas and Water lines for commercial and government customers. Directed a staff of three in daily activities; identified and modified processes in Real Estate, Procurement, Contracts, and Asset Management.

Notable Accomplishments:

uNegotiated a large Fleet Procurement agreement with Daimler-Chrysler that captured combined savings of over $38 million for Fleet vehicles.

uDeveloped and implemented e-Commerce Web Sites for all MRO items resulting in a combined cost savings of over $700, 000 thousand.

uDeveloped strategic suppliers and negotiated contract agreements to reduce the number of vendors from 165+ to a group of 25 core partners resulting in cost savings due to reduced administrative costs as well as quantity price breaks.


Sep 1982 - Jun 1986

Bachelor of Arts Degree


GPA: 3.6 / 4.0

Sep 1980 - Jun 1982


GPA: 3.2 / 4.0



Computer Competencies

Expert / Advanced Skills in Microsoft Office 97-2003 & 2007: Access, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, CAD Computer Automated Design, Lotus Notes, Primavera, WEB Design

Enterprise Business Systems

Ariba System Software · Ask-Manman Manufacturing System Software · Bann /I2 Technologies-Rhythm Manufacturing System  Software  · Donlen Fleet System Software · e-Breviate System Software · GE Fleet System Software ·  Great Plains System  Software ·  JD Edwards- AS 400 System Software · Oracle System Software · Macola System Software · Microsoft Dynamics-Navision ERP System Software · ROI System Software · SAP/SCM System Software ·  Timberline System Software · Transman – Fleet System Software

Quality Management

Project/Program Management



Production Control

Inventory Control



Supply Chain Management



TQM - Total Quality Management

Herman Miller, Inc.

PAPP - Parts Approval Process

Herman Miller, Inc.

FMEA - Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

Herman Miller, Inc.

APQP - Advanced Product Quality Planning

Herman Miller, Inc.

APICS - CPIM - Certified in Production Inventory Management


CPM - Certified Purchasing Manager

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

Six Sigma-Black Belt

GE/Lithonia Lighting

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