Stu Ellish


A result oriented Supply Chain Professional with experiences managing a wide variety of processes and functions in a Manufacturing environment. Extensive Purchasing/Materials accomplishments. Known for being goal driven and having effective hands on approach at all levels. Operates well in a team environment that is focused on Quality, Customer Service and Financial results.

Core Competencies include:


Global Purchasing

Master Scheduling


Capacity Planning

Master Scheduling

Budget Creation and Control


Shipping & Receiving

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

Sr. Purchasing Analyst

Pratt & Whitney

A United Technology Company, Pratt & Whitney is a recognized leading producer of the world's most powerful jet engines,

Sr. Purchasing Analyst

  • Manage all aspects of the supplier relationships, including delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management, and customer satisfaction.
  • Manage purchase order execution and product delivery, including placement of on-time schedule agreements, billing adjustments / terminations mitigation and cost reduction goals execution while utilizing SAP purchasing and materials functional systems.
  • Reduce quality-related turn backs through weekly QCPC / MRP turn back meetings. Attend and support VCAB meetings to resolve quality issues.
  • Actively drive Supplier Gold by participating in supplier improvement activities, supplier program reviews and assisting Supplier Gold Specialists.
2000 - 2009

Materials Manager

Kongsberg Inc. (formerly Teleflex)

A high volume manufacturer of stainless steel hoses in a make-to-stock and make-to-order environment servicing the Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace and Marine Industries.

Materials / Purchasing Manager

  • Reduced inventory levels by 25% from $2 million to $1.5 million dollars through J.I.T. principles for both purchased and manufactured items in during 2009.
  • Cradle to grave responsibilities for purchase orders for a $25 million annual purchased inventory with over 400 SKU’s to support internal and external customers.
  • Negotiated supplier agreements to establish long term partnerships, including Vendor Managed Inventories (VMI) and consignment inventories while obtaining lower pricing and shorter lead times.
  • Increased supplier payment terms allowing for improved cash flow.
  • Sourced and implemented new suppliers to allow for competition and dual sourcing to ensure material availability and lower pricing.
  • Generated master schedules for seven departments utilizing machine loading techniques and rough cut capacity analysis to achieve customer service level goals.
  • Increased inventory turns by 100%.
1998 - 2000

ERP System User interface Consultant

Standard Motor Prods Inc., Electronics Division
  • Implemented corporate ERP system for varying levels in the organization.
  • Improved operational measurements and reporting.
  • Developed and implemented user training program.
1989 - 1998

Production and Inventory Manager

Standard Motor Prods Inc. , EIS Brake Division
  • Supervised a staff of seven people.
  • Developed and implemented a cycle count program.
  • Increased inventory accuracy to 99.2%.
  • Eliminated the annual physical inventory saving $50,000 annually.




My management style is to take a hands on approach at all levels of the organization as required to meet goals and objectives from upper management to shop floor personnel. I have the ability to work well at all levels of an organization while getting things done through a open and involved approach to problems, issues or change.

Buyer Responsibilities

I am able to utlize information obtained from the ERP system to create timely RFQ's, purchase orders, delivery reports allowing for a high level of on time quality delivered parts thus meeting the production needs of the shop to maximize sales on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.

Vendor Relationship

I have been able through out my career to establish a solid working relationship with a supply base allowing me to utlizie that relationship to obtain favorable results in regard to deliveries, costs and communication.

Microsoft Office Suite

I have obtained a strong knowledge and use of Microsoft Ofice suite of programs with a advacned level of knowledge with Excel and Word allowing me to utilize the tools for data analysis and communication.


One of my strengths is my ability to learn and then utilize the tools of an ERP system to maximize information to assist inthe decision making process. I have worked with several ERP systems and have experience most recently working with SAP.



SUNY @ Stonybrook