lean manufacturing director resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) XXX-1000 - Cell: - - - -
Professional Summary

Experienced Purchasing Executive with top-notch leadership, program management and planning abilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills paired with organized nature and advanced problem-solving strengths. Improves policies, reduces waste and supports all business needs with efficient, high-quality materials.

  • Process development
  • Proficient in negotiating vendor pricing bids and contracts
  • Inventory Management
  • Contract negotiation
  • Excellent verbal/written communication
  • Ability to read/understand product drawings in both 2D and 3D formats
  • Profit and loss understanding
  • Strategic planning
  • Data analysis understanding
  • Operations Management
  • Board of directors support
  • SOP proficiency
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
Work History
01/2019 to Current
Lean Manufacturing Director Tenable Network Security Frankfort, KY,
  • Collaborate with company President to develop streamlined manufacturing process, which boosted productivity and decreased work force required to meet production requirements
  • Drove operational improvements which resulted in savings and improved profit margins through Lean Six Sigma processes
  • Directed teams to implement process improvements to achieve single piece flow through manufacturing
  • Set Standard Operating Procedures for manufacturing processes to achieve consistent output and conform to quality guidelines
  • Headed and set timeframes and goals with a group of employees to move entire work areas to different locations in plant to achieve increased productivity
  • Resolved production problems, improved operations and provided exceptional client support
2013 to 01/2019
Director of Procurement Wausau Tile, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Member of implementation team that collaborated with Sales and Production Department Supervisors to implement the XA Operating System, complete with Bill of Materials for all production items
  • Devised and executed annual purchasing plans and contracts
  • Collaborated with Production Engineers on developing specifications for products for procurement. Reviewed for most cost effective way to procure items to achieve desired requirements
  • Devised and executed cycle count inventory process on a monthly basis to replace annual inventory process, which saved two days of plant shutdown and offers more consistent inventory numbers through out the year
  • Generated weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports on purchasing operations
  • Sourced vendors, built relationships and negotiated prices
  • Wrote standard operating procedures for department
  • Used XA Operating System to authorize and monitor purchase orders and consumables
  • Implemented the Purchase Order Requisition system within XA to streamline the requisitioning process with Plant Supervisors
  • Decreased material expenses by 10% by managing tracking and supply in 2019
  • Oversaw $20,000,000 budget and all purchasing needs for the entire company
  • Directed team of four buyers in procurement department
2007 to 2013
Precast Concrete & Site Furnishings Division Manager Wausau Tile, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Managed national sales programs, supervised ten internal sales representatives and project managers
  • Directed work of three person clerical team maintaing accurate sales, inventory and order documentation
  • Ensured effective hiring, orientation, training, development and retention of sales staff
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual sales forecasts for a $40,000,000 division
  • Negotiated and closed agreements with large customers and analyzed performance metrics
  • Reviewed and and approved custom project quotes, reviewed actual costings from production floor with project managers
  • Directed project management team in setting profit goals and margins for standard items
  • Reviewed and analyzed department financial statements with Vice President
1987 to 2007
Site Furnishings Operations Manager Wausau Tile, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Worked directly with management and production departments to brainstorm, discuss production strategy and mitigate issues with custom precast concrete projects
  • Reviewed bid documents and completed material take offs from project drawings to provide quotes for customers
  • Created drawings in AutoCad software for customer approvals and mold construction
  • Supervised custom concrete projects from initial bid to completion and shipment
  • Responded to customer requests via telephone and email and effectively answered questions and inquiries
Expected in to to
: Business Education
North Central Technical College - Wausau, WI
  • Coursework Accounting, Supervisory Management and Autocad
Expected in 1986 to to
High School Diploma:
Mosinee High School - Mosinee, WI
  • Direceted the Site Furnishings Team in the development of the Target Corporation as a national account and with the teams hard work became their "Vendor of the Year".
  • Obtained and implemented the Federal GSA Contract for Wausau Tile
  • Collaborated with the accounting department to introduce the "Ariba" online ordering and invoicing system for the Target Corporation.
  • Implemented the quoting and final costing programs for the custom concrete department.
  • Directed the implementation of electronic "paperless" requistions for purchasing production items for all five Wausau Tile buildings
  • Member, Precast Concrete Institute, 2007 to 2013
  • ISO Internal Auditor Training
  • Currently in process of obtaining Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification

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School Attended

  • North Central Technical College
  • Mosinee High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lean Manufacturing Director
  • Director of Procurement
  • Precast Concrete & Site Furnishings Division Manager
  • Site Furnishings Operations Manager


  • High School Diploma

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