Supply Chain Management Specialist with over 17 years of manufacturing and governmental experience, including strategic purchasing, internal audit, negotiations, spend analysis, lean manufacturing, contract negotiation, RFP/RFQ/RFI's, master production scheduling, implementation and training of ERP software, improving net margin, developing inventory accuracy programs, working with all levels of the organization to improve overall internal and external customer satisfaction. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic business initiatives, facilitate cross-functional projects and develop a competent and self-directed staff. A solid, demonstrated history of working in both governmental administration and private sector industries.
Conducts, manages and maintains synchronization of a supply chain for obtaining goods and services for the company. Interfaces with internal and external customers and suppliers. Acts as an authorized agent of the company with responsibility for managing all supplier-related activities, with authority to commit company resources through contracts and agreements. Develops requests for quotations and proposals. Analyzes supplier responses. Negotiates and awards contracts. Manages post-award supplier activities. Interfaces with internal and external customers and suppliers. Manages inventory levels, simulations, modeling forecasting data and supplier performance. Monitors customer inventory demand and material assets to optimize total supply chain planning. Incorporates planning decisions from customers and suppliers to reduce material and product variability, and arrive at optimal solutions.
Administered all phases of centralized purchasing function in accordance with Kansas state statutes and local county charter resolutions and other applicable laws and policies for efficient and cost-effective annual purchase of goods and services. Processed large expenditures requiring written, sealed bids/proposals to be opened in a public format. Assisted the Purchasing Director in the coordination, administration and supervision of the department, including development of strategic, technology, and performance plans. Developed requests for proposals, and complex requests for bids/quotations. Prepared and reviewed specifications to obtain competitive bids/proposals. Analyzed bids and proposals to make recommendations to the Board of Bids and Contracts and Board of County Commissioners. Facilitated bid opening and Board of Bids and Contracts in a public setting. Approved purchase orders and contracts. Oversaw support staff and directed the maintenance of records and reports. Communicated with internal customers, vendors and contractors regarding county departmental purchasing objectives. Assumed additional responsibilities in the absence of the Purchasing Director. Approved expenditures and in excess of limit, subject to Board of County Commissioners and CFO. Provided training to county departments, buyers and vendors. Understood and applied contract law. Negotiated complex procurement packages. Strategically wrote and implemented processes and procedures manual for the Purchasing Division.
Managed all company activities associated with purchasing, scheduling, inventory, and warehousing and logistics functions. Led the internal resource for ERP system integration. Defined bills of materials and developed all data for ERP system. Managed a team of 64, including all buyers, shipping and receiving, and quality assurance and manufacturing hourly employees. Through analysis and research, led the team to 98% on-time shipments 6 years sequentially. Led the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics-AX2012 ERP Software, developing requirement specifications, data analysis and internal training. Sourced and developed strategic alliances with critical vendors to ensure material availability utilizing Just in Time (JIT). Reduced cost of all critical raw materials by developing internal forecasts and implemented purchasing contracts where appropriate. Created strategic alliances with key suppliers to reduce cost of raw materials, and implement JIT deliveries. Managed all four ICS manufacturing sites, including inventory, materials management, production scheduling, capacity planning and logistics. Implemented MRP and developed capacity planning procedures for Planning and Procurement group. Conducted bi-annual physical inventory and reconciliation of $1M in operating inventory. Effectively managed monthly inventory levels and finished good inventory, with 123 suppliers of over 2,000 component parts. Spearheaded $IM in annual savings through a warehouse reduction project, $250K in freight savings through a commodity freight utilization project, and $100K in annual salary savings through job consolidations. Managed and maintained all internal Human Resource functions for all direct reports, including OSHA compliance, FMLA, ADA, workers compensation claims, safety training and initiatives, and employee complaints. Established and executed all Performance Improvement Plans, incident and accident claims. Established, adjusted and adhered to performance measures related to an annual forecasted budget
Planned, organized, and directed all phases of critical, complex procurement packages to meet quality, price, and schedule objectives. Ensured compliance with procurement systems and maintained confidentiality of proprietary information by documenting purchase contracts in accordance with procedural and contractual requirements. Interfaced with multiple business and computer systems to resolve related invoices, payments, receiving quantities, procurement quality acceptance, and related issues.
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