Quality-minded Buyer with > 15 years\' experience in aerospace supply chain management. Results-oriented, resourceful and effective in hi-volume, dynamic purchasing environments. Dedicated to exceeding expectations and bringing exceptional business results. Self-directed with demonstrated success in supply chain management and procurement leadership. Excellent problem solving, planning and team building abilities. Recognized for exemplary customer service skills.
Contacted location managers and department supervisors to access requirements. Managed purchased of complex fabricated, machined and subcontract parts totaling > $7.4M. Procured materials for special projects. Negotiated and finalized contracts. Preformed monthly reconciliation of open purchase orders. Monitored logistics for bottlenecks and to increase efficiency.
Created 2836 subcontract purchase orders in first 6 months of 2016.
Developed / managed JIT Kanban for > 30 part numbers, increasing supplier performance from 85% to 95%.
Negotiated a 5% cost reduction on radiographic inspection saving > $50K annually.
Partnered with engineering and supplier to develop new insulation for the Japanese military.
Played a key role in ISO 9001 audit preparation and selected by Purchasing Manager as supply chain representative / audit liaison.
Selected by Purchasing Manager to train 7 new buyers.
Worked closely with supplier to earn their NADCAP certification.
Maintained productive relationships with 28 vendors, saving a relationship with one vendor who maintained fixed pricing for over 15 years.
Wrote standard purchasing policies and procedures (SOP\'s) for entry of subcontract purchase orders for department reducing data entry from 15 minute to 10 minutes.
Solved divers supply chain problems in a timely manner.
Assessed areas of service concerns ad developed improvement plans to reduce lead time and inventory.
Worked with suppliers / inspection team to ensure FAIR parts met dimensions and certification requirements before parts went into production.
Participated in 5S and 8D projects.
Material Support Specialist II, 08/1995 to 09/2001 EatonCorporation, Aerospace Division – Beltsville, MD Rehired with promotion following a 3-month layoff. Ordered parts from purchasing contracts to meet production demand. Put and pulled parts into inventory locations to fill work order requirements.
Worked with supply chain management, quality and engineering to meet cost, quality and design requirements.
Created work orders to process parts to meet production demand.
Maintained a Kanban system for flex and coupling hardware.
Performed daily cycle counting of stock room to 95% accuracy.
Managed stock room and participated in annual physical inventory.
Optimized production scheduling to lower production costs by reducing the number of machine set up\'s.
Promoted to buyer in September 2001.
Receiving Clerk, 09/1983 to 06/1995 Eaton Corporation, Aerospace Division – Beltsville, MD Unloaded cargo from trucks, verified against orders, entered into computer system, and placed appropriately in warehouse. Laid off during organizational restructuring.
Operated trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts and other heavy machinery safely.
Verified computations against physical count of stock.
Received parts against purchase orders and stored goods and materials.
Tagged all inbound merchandise with receiving date.
Picked up incoming stock and delivered materials to designated locations.
Divided cargo received by account number and intended locations.
Cleaned ad maintained the warehouse and loading dock in compliance with OSHA safely standards.
Tracked time spent on assignments each day for productivity reporting.
High School Diploma: 1983 Arundel Senior High School - Gambrills, MD
Anti-Corruption series; Incentives and Benefits, Making The Deal happen, What I Bribery, Global data Protection, Records Accuracy and Management, Conflict of Interest, Ethics, Kaizen, Kanban, 5S, ITAR
Competencies include WDS and MFG PRO for MRP planning; Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook.
Volunteer participant in fund raisers for Sarah\'s House, Elizabeth House, Coats For Kids and The Wounded Warrior Project.