Dedicated team leader who excels at using proven methods to successfully cut costs and increase productivity. Seeking to apply management skills in planning, forecasting, and purchasing to drive long-term company growth.
Set up Bill of Materials for a custom made machine company. Set up and maintain all new SAP numbers for company. Relay any new make or buy parts to Purchasing and the Controller for rolling up of costs. Perform time study routings for all departments to reduce direct labor costs. Create daily work orders for two shifts. Determine daily Pick Releases for Shipping.
Material Planner, 02/2013 - 07/2013Sealy, Inc. - Trinity, NCPurchase raw materials using JIT practices. Perform daily cycle counts. Negotiate freight costs and discrepancies. Reduce and maintain stock levels to a five day level. Resolve quality issues with raw materials.
Operations Coordinator, 06/2006 - 12/2012Woodworkers Supply Co. - High Point, NCPerform all accounting duties, including managing accounts payable/receivables. Order all materials to stock for thirty manufacturing facilities using 1-12 month forecasts. Work as purchasing agent to expedite customer service needs. Coordinated sales reports with available inventory. Scheduled all shipments, ensuring on-time delivery. Reduced stock levels by 50% in one year by sending product directly to customer. Negotiated pricing and terms for customer contracts.
Production Services Manager, 12/2002 - 05/2006Mannington Laminate Floors - High Point, NCEstablish daily and weekly production schedules to production staff and update Company website on inventory levels. Perform Capacity Requirements Planning to validate the schedule against available capacity in key work centers and express in terms of workload required to perform in each of those work centers. Analyze product forecasts to ensure proper reorder points of packaging and raw materials. Communicate forecast demands to suppliers to ensure proper inventory and lead times are maintained through Letter of Commitments. Ensure all raw materials are purchased and available for production use as required. Interact with outside vendors for new products and to bring in backup suppliers. Generate purchase orders for the requisition of raw materials using the Lawson Accounting System. ISO(International Standards Organization) Auditor and part of the Management Review Team. Brought plant up from backorder status to 3-4 week inventory level within four months after starting position in December 2002. In first six months, helped plant become ISO 9001 certified for the first time with writing SOP's and reports. Was the SAP "Champion" for the plant during conversion to SAP.
Sales Pricing Analyst, 03/1997 - 07/2001Universal Furniture Limited - High Point, NCManage List, Promotional, and Criteria Pricing and determine appropriate commissions for each. Manage commission breakdowns and payout process for 100 sales reps. Calculate Gross Profit Margins using a mix which incorporates allowing for returns and allowances for Sales Management. Formulate a Sales and Operations twelve month product forecast to be used to determine what goes into production for 26 Far Eastern plants. Assist CFO with preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual budgets for all manufacturing units. Responsible for price variations of daily EDI transactions and determining the resolutions between internal and external customers. Manage orders rejected during order entry batch process, which involves resolving pricing issues and determination of commissions.
Production Control Operator, 06/1995 - 03/1997Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc. - Thomasville, NCCalculate MRP reports, which prepare the plant's production for upcoming weeks. Calculate monthly and yearly footages and efficiencies for each department in the plant. Calculate pieces per hour for three departments. Calculate direct labor hours, total hours, and overtime for eight departments. Calculate daily veneer footages and standard reports. Inventory flitch veneer. Charge out material to other plants. Set up panels on cost menu. Figure material requirements. Set up suites in system by structuring and routing parts. Scheduling production dates for each department of four servicing plants. Collaborate on quality reviews between plants. Environmental Coordinator for plant. Calculate monthly Hazardous Waste figures for the plant. Conduct monthly inspections of plant grounds.
1994High Point University - High Point, NC, USBachelor of ScienceMathematics