Directed various strategic activities of a $250M Purchasing organization that included the procurement and planning of production materials, MRO, and OEM products using SAP.
Leadership and Project Management
·Managed projects and corporate Cash Flow initiatives in a cross-functional team environment.
·Represented Purchasing in the S&OP process, ERP Systems upgrades, and Order-to-Cash Project.
·Managed and mentored Commodity Managers, Material Engineers, and Tactical Buyers.
·Managed Engineering Change Analyst Team to improve efficiencies in the change process.
·Strong collaboration with corporate organizations to leverage strategic value and resources.
·Implemented the Purchasing Diversity program to support minorities and women owned businesses.
Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
·Initiated Lean Manufacturing and managed the Supply Chain and Purchasing transition to a consumption based factory resulting in a material inventory reduction of more than $80M.
·Promote continuous use of six sigma methods. Performed Kaizen workshops to improve daily Buyer operations that improved performance, driving supplier delivery performance above 99.4%.
·Manage Operations Efficiency team that developed documented procedures to reduce inventory, optimize Kanban parameters, create planning parameters, track product costs, and optimize logistics.
Material Cost, Inventory Management, and Planning
·Use of Statistical Analysis to optimize planning volumes in conjunction with Lean Material Flow.
·Organization expert on “Elements of Cost”. Provided training and mentoring to domestic and European Commodity Managers on how to use in negotiations and material sourcing decisions.
·Directed material cost reduction efforts exceeding 10% productivity year-over-year. Leveraged skills in sourcing, manufacturing process changes, material changes, and strong negotiating.
·Managed $4M+ Supplier Capital Budget for purchased material to provide a high return.
Supplier Selection and Quality Management
·Managed Supplier Selection Process and performed Supplier Quality Evaluations and Audits.
·Maintained industry trend and benchmark data to support global sourcing decisions.
·Managed Supply Base transition of European production facilities to domestic and low cost regions.
· Experience sourcing materials in Far East, Latin America, Europe, Eastern Europe, and domestically.