Management professional successful in establishing and maintaining relationships with internal and external business partners. Dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets. Extremely results-oriented and proactive in addressing and resolving problems.
Annual Savings of $3 Million due to supplier negotiations.
Implemented Joint CIT meetings with RCL Burco and key Signal Suppliers.
Successfully partnered with RCL Burco to develop an "On-Time Shipping Performance Matrix" to accurately measure shipping performance of key suppliers.
Developed and implemented the Savannah Signal Shop Visitor Safety Passport Program.
First-time visitors receive brochures preparing them for a visit to the shop detailing building layouts, safety exits and equipment, and other safety facts including proper attire.
Negotiated low vendor rates for switch machines, circuit controllers and various equipment remanufactured at the Savannah Signal Shop resulting in an average savings of 75% per item
Significantly reduce the amount of material written-off each year to RCL Burco as dead stock by roughly 87%.
Led warehouse team that had a 0% injury rate for 3.5 years in a row.
Reduced inventory while working on Nashville Division as Supply Chain Manager-Mechanical while maintaining enough material to support mechanical operations:
Nashville Locomotive Shop inventory reduction of 6%.
Birmingham Car Shop inventory reduction of 37%.
Evansville Car Shop inventory reduction of 25%.
Declared $96,000 of surplus material and disposed of 44%.
Reduced locomotives held for stock material by roughly 35%.
Introduced vertical lift module (VLM) carousel to CSX while in Nashville, TN as a space saving inventory control system for "open" storerooms (CSX has since purchased over 10 additional units at various locations).
Introduced and implemented min/max ordering system to Nashville Locomotive Shop. Clerks were manually typing each order prior to my arrival.
Procurement Manager - Signals, 10/2013 to Current CSX Transportation – Jacksonville, FL
Manages a $100M+ spend of various railroad wayside and crossing equipment, and engineering design services.
Negotiates and closes contracts in conjunction with all relevant CSX groups including Signals, Engineering Standards, Legal, and etc.
Obtains and analyzes supplier quotations, and awards business based on quality, service and lowest cost of ownership to CSX.
Communicates with internal business partners to identify critical materials and services required to support strategies in key performance areas.
Leads monthly Purchasing and Signals Strategy meetings to discuss the status of purchasing agreements; supplier concerns; and etc.
Meets with Signals leadership to review upcoming projects and material needs and/or concerns.
Focuses on strengthening key internal and external business partner relationships while identifying areas with the greatest need for development.
Meets regularly with suppliers to discuss performance in areas of communication, lead times, and customer service.
Identifies areas of improvement with suppliers and develops ways to correct issues, and prevent reoccurrences.
Ensures suppliers are acknowledged for excellent, customer service, savings initiatives, and partnering ability with CSX.
Established and lead joint continuous improvement team meetings aimed at improving services from external business partners.
Manages bi-annual reviews with key suppliers to discuss current issues.
Assigns corrective actions steps to prevent reoccurrences of issues.
Follows-up with suppliers and internal key personnel to insure issues have been resolved.
Supply Chain Manager - Signals, 05/2011 to 10/2013 CSX Transportation – Savannah, GA
Maximizes service by working in conjunction with internal business partners to ensure material availability and service goals are being met and exceeded.
Reviewed project schedules to determine projects awaiting material.
Expedited material when necessary to prevent production relays.
Coordinates purchasing activities including the identification, qualification, and development of new suppliers, the negotiation of pricing, and fostering an environment that ensures excellent vendor relations.
Researched and contacted new suppliers to discuss potential business opportunities with CSX.
Completed requests to have new suppliers setup in our Oracle system for ordering.
Submitted RFI's, RFP's and RFQ's to vendors for material and/or services.
Proactively works with third party service providers to establish, review, and improve material resource planning, resulting in a significant decrease in waste.
Analyzed items being declared dead stock by reviewing current and past usage, and sourcing of the material.
Temporarily resourced items until stock at service provider was depleted.
Work in conjunction with Project Managers to determine if material could be used on upcoming projects.
Ordered long lead time material using blanket purchase orders to significantly reduce production delays due to lack of material.
Provided suppliers with a shipping schedule for material ordered on blanket purchase orders.
Directly planned and coordinated the supply, distribution and logistics of material for 11 locomotive and freight car mechanical repair shops with over $1.7 million of inventory.
Reviewed various reports to determine material shortages.
Changed the method that material orders were being processed by converting to min/max auto ordering system.
Provided leadership and direction for a team of nine Purchasing & Materials clerical staff within the Nashville, TN division.
Set clear expectations regarding work performance and behavior by meeting with team and employees individually.
Established and implemented daily, weekly, bi-monthly and monthly task sheets for each clerical position.
Participated in production meetings with Mechanical team to forecast material needs based on inbound traffic and scheduled maintenance intervals of each locomotive.
Consistently met inventory dollar goals, managed inventory turns, managed obsolescent material, and managed surplus material disposal.
Reduced stock at all inventory locations under my leadership by declaring surplus and scrapping obsolete material.
Maintained a 90 day supply of most items based on historical data (taking into account seasonal items and projects).
Purchasing & Materials Management Trainee, 01/2007 to 03/2008 CSX Transportation – Selkirk, NY
Assisted manager in achieving and maintaining a frequency index of 0.0 by implementing a safety action plan.
Ensured employees completed safety training.
Conducted and participated in daily safety meetings.
Observed employees perform various job duties to determine if they were following all safe job procedures.
Collaborated with Mechanical counterparts to organize shop monthly Safety Awareness meetings.
Presented safety tips that related to employees home and work lives.
Provided employees with a platform to discuss safety concerns with the team that related to home and/or work.
Increased employee presentation in safety discussions by having employees complete safety presentations.
Ensured the accuracy of physical inventory to assure the timely fulfillment of customer orders, while maintaining inventory levels.
Ensured daily cycle counts were completed by employees.
Updated cycle count sheets for employees.
Reorganized material and created standardized labeling system for all Selkirk Car Shop material.
Reconciled inventory discrepancies by identifying the root cause, and making adjustments to prevent recurrences.
Completed cycle count adjustment counts to verify accuracy of employee counts.
Declared surplus material by reviewing historical usage data.
Removed and scrapped over 30 obsolete items from inventory,
Human Resources/Logistics Specialist, 02/2001 to 12/2009 Army National Guard - Smyrna, TN
Assisted soldiers with human resources issues including pay, promotion, and benefits.
Served as assistant Contracting Officer Representative and Field Operations Officer Pay Agent during deployment in Iraq.
Maintained the summary of accounts for all Bills of Material, fuel consumption and tool accountability and distribution, allowing the battalion to record accurate historical data and assisted in planning future operations during deployment in Iraq.
Ensured accountability and accuracy of over $200,000 in cash and contracts with no negative findings during deployment in Iraq.
Organized and maintained both manual and automated system files of issues, shipping, receiving, inspections, and the storage of all supplies and equipment.
Masters of Business Administration: 3 2012 University of Phoenix - Savannah, GA
Bachelors Of Science: Marketing, 12 2005 Virginia State University - Petersburg, VA Marketing
Analytical Skills, Change Implementations Skills, Continuous Improvement/Lean, Cost Management Skills, Customer Service Skills, Decision-Making Skills, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Inventory Control, Microsoft Office Skills, Negotiation Skills, Organizational Skills, Problem-Solving Skills, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Team Building/Leadership Skills, Vendor Partnerships.