Accomplished Supply Chain Management Executive eager to contribute solid domestic and international experience, exceptional customer relations expertise, and outstanding strategic sourcing talents toward supporting a dynamic organization in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Significant strengths in low-cost country sourcing (LCC), process re-engineering, quality assurance management, and budget compliance. Adept at sourcing, selecting, and managing suppliers, enforcing quality compliance, and fostering long-term relationships built on trust, reliability, and responsiveness. Proficiency in acquisition integration, and lean methods such as JIT (just-in-time), Six Sigma, and Kaizen. Expertly navigate contract/pricing negotiations. Strong blend of problem solving, organizational, prioritization, and analytical capabilities. Reputation for leadership through creativity, establishing a cooperative climate across multiple departments, and significant strengths in scenario planning.
Captured $10M in annual savings for Woco Group by skillfully renegotiating existing contracts and securing new LTAs (long-term agreements).
Slashed expenses in half for prototype and production tooling, translating to a $5M cost avoidance.
Championed operational enhancements to accelerate cash flow by $2M/year and boost customer quality rating from 65% to 100%.
Proactively eliminated quality defects and initiated lean manufacturing methods to dramatically generate $360K in annual savings at Sofanou and reduce costs by 11%.
Overhauled inventory control systems for GM Corp. to save $9M annually, reducing internal spoilage by 2% and Cost of Carry by $4.5M, while elevating inventory turns 40%.
Coordinated efforts to produce $1.9M per year in savings for Mitsubishi by negotiating year-over-year cost reductions, conducting VA/VE initiative workshops, and renegotiating payment terms.
Yielded $4.2M in annual savings for Oxford Automotive by leveraging substantial competitive intelligence, market awareness, product knowledge, and negotiating proficiency.
Drastically amended fiscal strategies and processes to garner $2.5M in long-term savings and $1M in short-term savings for Trumark
Woco Group, Warren, MI, 2006 to 2009
Director of Procurement and Quality NAFTA
Spearheaded full-scope purchasing and quality functions valued at $100M+ and spanning multiple NAFTA locations on behalf of $520M German-based acoustic solutions company.
Applied polished leadership abilities toward directing, motivating and managing staff base of 25.
Analyzed and developed annual budget, obtained approval from board of directors, and provided strategic direction and guidance for effectively establishing NAFTA supply base.
Adeptly decreased raw materials expenditures by 30% through payment terms restructuring and considerable negotiating capabilities.
Led development and enforcement of policies and procedures to achieve ISO/TS 16949 Certification within aggressive 6-month timeline.
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Professional Experience continued
Sofanou Inc./ Delfingen Group, Auburn Hills, MI, 2004 to 2006
- Demonstrated exemplary operations leadership expertise in planning, coordinating and steering efficient production activities at $100M French-based plastic extrusion company.
- Orchestrated and executed 25 successful zero-defect launches by conceiving, establishing, and deploying a novel APQP Management System which was eagerly adopted enterprise-wide.
Prior Background includes:
Material Analyst, Powertrain Division, General Motors Corporation, Pontiac, MI
Advanced Purchasing Buyer, Mitsubishi Climate Control Inc., Southfield, MI
Purchasing Manager, Trumark Inc., Lansing, MI; Oxford Automotive Inc., Troy, MI; Valeo, Auburn Hills, MI
Oversaw $450M annual budget for castings, machined products, and electronic control modules on behalf of $190B motor vehicle manufacturer (GM).
Relied upon by $32B heavy machine manufacturer (Mitsubishi) to oversee $36M budget for several HVAC system commodities to include non-ferrous metals.
Planned, coordinated and controlled plant procurement operations for $50M metal stamping manufacturer (Trumark).
Scrutinized, assessed, negotiated and finalized $400M in annual vendor negotiations for $1B metal stamping manufacturer (Oxford).
Executive Leadership Certificate, Cornell University (Johnson), Ithaca, NY, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kennedy Western University, Cheyenne, WY, 2006
Specialized Training: Six Sigma; Lean Manufacturing; American Purchasing Law; Steel Making, Eastern Michigan Center for Quality; General Motors; Bethlehem Steel
Member, Institute of Supply Management (ISM)
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a senior-level procurement capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I bring to you solid experience in procurement and supply chain management, outstanding expertise in strategic supplier sourcing and achieving cost savings, and an exemplary blend of talents in vendor relations, quality assurance, budgeting, relationship-building and negotiations. To complement these qualifications, I offer a steadfast commitment to driving continuous improvements through lean, JIT, Kaizen and Sig Sigma approaches.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a highly motivated professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior self-initiative, unparalleled resourcefulness, and well-honed leadership attributes. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of organization>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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