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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
LaSalle University , Expected in Bachelors of Science Degree : Business - GPA : Business
LaSalle University , Expected in Master of Science Degree : Business Management - GPA : Business Management Completed "Key Principals in Managing Senior People" Seminars Completed "Lean Manufacturing and Value Stream Mapping" Seminars Completed "Kepner-Tregoe Project Management" Seminars Completed three week strategic business modules for Senior Leadership development (ABF) AMA - Executive Leadership development seminars Winner - Chairman's National Award of Excellence - Spectrum Brands
Member of ISM Member ABA Member APS Member NCA Member GCA
Work History
Advantage Xpo - Director of Procurement & Project Management
Akron, OH, 02/2013 - Current
  • Responsible for procurement, strategic sourcing, contract manufacturing, logistics, project management and risk management for all in-direct and direct spend categories.
  • Initial successes include a comprehensive review and upgrade of the procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain and contract manufacturing processes, supplier strategy implementation and negotiations that have delivered $2.5MM in cost savings within the first 12 months.
  • Primary areas of focus have been spend analytics, new process implementation, global strategic sourcing implementation and global supplier management, operational metrics, KPI's, TCO model implementation, ownership of critical SLA based agreements, negotiation of critical contracts, enhanced collaboration processes with all stakeholders, leadership of cross-functional teams and SRM implementation.
  • Other early successes include development and execution of a new global supply chain strategy with alignment to all functional areas, working capital and SGNA reductions, forecast/MRP development and operational planning.
  • Have achieved a high level of cooperation and support from suppliers and internal stakeholders, as a positive, collaborative team leader.
AB MAURI FLEISCHMANNS - Director of NA Purchasing
City, STATE, 10/2005 - 01/2013
  • ABM Fleischmanns is a manufacturer and distributor of food ingredients within the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America markets.
  • Fleischmann's Yeast is a division of Associated British Foods, a diversified international food, ingredient and retail group with annual sales of $17 billion and 96,000 employees in 46 countries.
  • Provide strategy, execution and leadership for the global purchasing, strategic sourcing, and supply chain functions (Direct and In-Direct) within Fleischmann's Yeast and Baking Blends.
  • Scope of department spend categories include ingredients, ag commodities, flavors/colors, packaging, energy (electric and natural gas), logistics, critical contract manufacturing and global collaboration projects.
  • Managed supply chain optimization, and maximization of spend value through aggressive leveraging, negotiation, best practice process implementation, global supplier relationship building, purchasing team development and collaboration with leadership across many business units.
  • Recruit/Mentor/Coach direct and dotted line reports (supply chain manager, strategic sourcing manager, plant buyers, admin, etc).
  • Manage key domestic and global supplier relationships critical to the business.
  • Lead cross-functional teams and project management across multiple sites/countries Work closely with CFO to develop annual purchasing/supply chain budget and financial metrics.
  • Work closely with NPD team on new product and packaging development.
  • Implement new procurement, strategic sourcing and quality control programs.
  • Responsibility for global contract manufacturing and private label programs.
  • Develop working capitol reduction strategy and operational excellence KPI's Develop and implement global purchasing strategies.
  • Manage critical supplier relationships.
  • Negotiate multi-million dollar, complex contracts.
  • Deliver competitive advantage to the business.
  • Develop 3 year strategic sourcing plan by category (methodologies, KPI's, Goals).
  • Manage all aspects of commodity risk to the business, across multiple categories.
  • Assess E-procurement needs and utilize Scan Markets model where appropriate.
  • Member of ABF Global Procurement Council.
  • Share best practices in areas of supplier performance, low cost country sourcing and new technologies.
SPECTRUM BRANDS - Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager
City, STATE, 07/2002 - 10/2005
  • Spectrum Brands is a manufacturer of consumer goods, in the lawn and garden, insecticide, fertilizer categories, with sales to major retail outlets (WalMart, Lowes, Home Depot, in excess of $680 million annually).
  • Direct responsibility for $150 million in annual expenditures for, packaging, raw materials and finished goods.
  • Major categories of ownership include canvas fabrics, chemicals, flexible and rigid packaging, k-d furniture product line and contract manufacturing.
  • Extensive domestic and global sourcing and supplier development initiatives including (China, Trinidad, Mexico, EU, Morocco), etc.
  • Strategic planning responsibility for major aerosol/other commodity categories (urea, deet, citronella, anhydrous ammonia, propellants, valves/actuators, packaging, etc).
  • Margin enhancement and commodity risk leader in several areas of significant spend.
  • Extensive Asian travel/negotiation with potential suppliers, prospective agents, third party surveyors, container contracts.
  • Cradle to grave project ownership.
  • New product development and execution ownership (globally).
  • Develop specifications and performance expectations.
  • Owned private label process/programs.
  • Proven success's achieved in the first year (cost savings in excess of $2 million).
  • Leader of three teams (chemicals, flexible packaging, and rigid containers) designed to compress supplier base into an exclusive Strategic Alliance Partner, leverage volume and ultimately drive cost out of the system.
WHITNEY DESIGN CORPORATION - Director of Purchasing & Logistics February
City, STATE, 01/1998 - 04/2002
  • Whitney Design Corporation is a manufacturer/importer of consumer goods to major retail outlets (Wal-Mart, Target, Lowes) and specialty outlets exceeding $110 million, annually.
  • Direct responsibility for materials management, purchasing, logistics and distribution for Whitney Design (In-direct and Direct Spend).
  • Areas of focus include textiles, packaging development, TCO modeling, forecasting, supplier development, quality programs and global logistics, covering all product lines as supplied through domestic and international suppliers.
  • Manage direct reports (purchasing manager, supply chain analyst, operations admin, warehouse supervisor).
  • Achieved immediate cost savings of $930,000 by initiating changes in purchasing and third party warehouse strategies.
  • Responsible for all global sourcing programs with particular focus in Asia (China).
  • Spend categories include metals, fabrics, packaging, nylon, resin-based parts and finished goods.
  • Established obtainable cost savings goals and objectives for the department.
  • Lead cross functional product team with senior marketing staff to research new product potential and speed to market/inclusion in existing product lines.
  • Defined purchasing staffing requirements.
  • Analyzed current level of expertise versus business needs.
  • Worked closely with HR leader to make necessary adjustments.
  • Initiated MRP module.
  • Coordinated PC and Mainframe training for our team.
  • Initiated "make versus buy" analytics.
NESTLÉ CHOCOLATE & CONFECTIONS - Corporate Purchasing Manager
City, STATE, 08/1995 - 02/1998
  • The world's largest food company comprised of seven business divisions: Beverage, Confections & Snacks, FoodServices, Foreign Trade, Prepared Foods, Nutrition and PetCare.
  • Responsible for the purchasing and logistics functions within the Nestlé Chocolate & Confections division.
  • Areas of focus include contract negotiations for major agri commodities, new product development and supply chain optimization.
  • Co-developed and delivered products for new product formulations and packaging concepts/specifications with Marketing, R&D stakeholders and key strategic suppliers.
  • Lead all nut meat procurement for Nestle USA.
  • Managed multiple commodity categories (sugar, oils, cocoa, etc) Developed/implemented long term strategies for all key raw materials, ingredients and packaging for production of a very diverse product mix (Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Flipz, Treasures, Laffy-Taffy, Katydids).
  • Commodity risk assessment and strategic plan development to mitigate.
  • Member of the senior management team, leading multiple stakeholders on key projects.
  • Responsible for development, approval of all raw material annual budgets.
  • Extensive global supplier development (China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, EU) to seek opportunities for the business, and execute/deliver cradle to grave projects for same.
  • Conducted new product search and analyzed potential for inclusion to existing product line, qualifying sources and/or manufacturing viability.
  • Supervision of four, multi-site direct reports Managed domestic and international contract manufacturing programs.
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  • Director of Procurement & Project Management
  • Director of NA Purchasing
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