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 Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

700 Magnolia Lane #0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000


xxx-xxx-xxxx or  xxx-xxx-xxxx


Professional Materials Manager / Production Planner

Material Procurement ~ Cost Control Optimization~ Best Efficiency Practices


Driven leader specializing in the Manufacturing sector eager to contribute broad-scope operations background toward supporting the employer in maximizing bottom-line performance.


Qualifications Profile


Ø  Strong analytical background with the ability to work independently on multiple research projects, including project planning and management, data analysis, production, procurement, quality assurance, warehouse management, inventory control, and customer service.   Additional core competencies include; Manufacturing Supervision, Quality Facilitation, TQM Training, 5S and Lean Manufacturing, as well as exceptional communication abilities.   

Ø  Possess high degree of expertise, specifically regarding procurement practices including inventory analysis, cost control quantification, and KPI indices to determine efficiency best practices.  

Ø  Excel in defining and implementing policies, procedures and operational systems that boost productivity, efficiency and quality of operations.

Ø  Utilize extensive knowledge of inventory control, distribution oversight, staff management, development of budgets, as well as purposeful communication with departments, vendors, and executive management.

Ø  Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard procurement methodologies. 

Ø  Proven ability to adapt strong technical skills to diverse organization needs.

Ø  Technology savvy and proficient in multiple software applications such as MS Office Suite, Project, and Outlook.


Functional Competencies


Ø  Play vital role in sustaining and growing business by delivering world-class customer service in consulting on and promptly responding to all order requirement issues.

Ø  Provide effective leadership and ensure the success of the overall procurement activities, while ensuring efficient utilization of resources in accordance with procurement and recruitment procedures.

Ø  Prepare comprehensive procurement plans taking into account strict adherence to deadlines, priorities, availability of financial resources, operational feasibility, procurement modalities, alternative scenarios.

Ø  Manage relevant procurement and contracting activities.

Ø  Establish and maintain procurement and contracting systems and processes that ensure effective program ability to source and deliver quality goods and services.

Ø  Employ rigorous standards to ensure fairness, integrity, transparency, effective competition and best value for money in procurement and contracting activities.

Ø  Prepare monthly reports on the status of the overall procurement process.

Ø  Coordinate shipping and delivery arrangements of purchased goods and equipment.

Ø  Successfully coordinate professional efforts with other factions for the purposes of research and development opportunities and knowledge sharing.

Ø  Communicate information to individuals and groups; deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Clearly and concisely convey written information orally or in writing to individuals or groups to ensure information is conveyed appropriately.

Ø  Provide strategic oversight for resource management matters including allocation of inventory and includes tactical support. Monitor supply chain on an ongoing basic to ensure supplies are efficiently and effectively appropriated.


Key Achievements

Ø  Reduced on hand raw materials by 40%, initiated JIT purchasing, and improved inventory turns to once a month.

Ø  Implemented receiving and shipping appointment scheduling, improving on time shipments by 10%.

Ø  Implemented lean practices in manufacturing regarding waste reduction, set up reduction time, and 5S, resulting in monthly savings of $75K.

Ø  Implemented waste tracking procedures resulting in monthly savings of $20-$25K.




Professional Career Track


Corporate Purchasing Manager, PMX Industries                                                                2008-Present


  Primary responsibilities included comprehensive Production Planning and Procurement of all raw materials for entire operation.  Specific functions included;

  Responsible for $125M in MRO and Raw Material spend for a 1,100,000 square feet ISO precision metal manufacturing facility with 325 employees, and annual sales of $200M. Supervise 2 Senior Buyers, 1 Outside Purchasing Buyer, and one administrative employee. Prepare annual departmental budget, administer ISO standards for department, negotiate best pricing, vendor sourcing, and contract agreements; reporting to the VP of Manufacturing.

  Re-negotiated vendor agreements, resulting in savings of $600K ytd.

  Initiated VMI programs, resulting in savings of $135K.


Contractor (Team Lead), Benchmark National                                                                          2006-2008


  Primary responsibilities included production of numerous products.

  Led quality inspection teams on assignments for automotive suppliers for an ISO 9001:2000 company.


Warehouse Distribution  Manager, Plus Mark (Division of American Greetings)                     2005-2005


  Primary responsibilities included production of numerous products related to four production lines (15-20 million units annually.)  Specific function included;

  Responsible for all receiving, material handling, and distribution for a 1,000,000 square feet paper converting facility with 900 employees, and annual sales of $220M.

  Supervised 5 salaried supervisors and 80-90 hourly associates.

  Led on-time shipment improvements, and safety and quality initiatives.

  Implemented 5S practices and strategies; focusing on good housekeeping practices.

  Established damage/return areas, rejected materials area, and handling procedures.

  Trained on Green Belt Six-Sigma Certification; focusing on DMAIC principles.


Materials Manager/Quality Manager, American Pad & Paper, LLC                                       2001-2005


  Responsible for all material purchases, receipts, handling, distribution, and production scheduling for a 260,000 square feet paper converting facility with 255 employees, and annual sales of $70M. Supervised 3 salaried Production Planners, salaried Purchasing Manager, 2 hourly administrative reports, Warehouse Manager, and 35 indirect warehousing employees.

  As a member of the Plant Steering Team, assisted in plant budget preparation, managing work order control, production planning, materials planning, raw and finished good inventories, and quality initiatives; reporting to the General Manager, and acting as back up in his absence.

  Designed procedures and training manual and taught Business Improvement Process (quality training/continuous improvement) to departmental teams.

  Implemented purchasing procedures to accomplish 24 inventory turns per year in raw materials, and 22 turns for finished goods.

  Achieved 98%+ customer fill rates.

  Authored quality manual and training procedures, tracked and analyzed root causes of product complaints, and implemented corrective action.


Finishing Department Supervisor, MacDermid Graphic Arts                                                     2000-2001


  Responsible for converting and shipping department for a 300,000 square feet ISO printing blanket converting facility with 275 employees, and annual sales of $120M; supervising 3 shifts of production and 18 employees; reporting to the Plant Manager.

  Improved on time shipments to 95%.

  Developed procedures for receiving and reworking returned product.


Earlier Experience


- Warehouse & Distribution Manager/Quality Facilitator, American Pad & Paper, LLC

- Production Planner/Scheduler, Mazer Corporation

- Production Coordinator/Customer Service Representative, Capper Inc.

- Department Supervisor, Mackay Envelope Company


Academic Credentials


n B.S. C Organizational Management, Tusculum College

n Green Belt Certification

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