Supply Chain Professional with a proven record of accomplishments in implementation of cost saving programs, standardization of procurement procedures and streamlining the supplier base. Strongly focused on continuous improvement with internal/external customer satisfaction and obtaining corporate goals through team dynamics. Strong knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/Kanban as well as a skilled negotiator who reflects diplomacy and strives for win-win results. This letter is to express my interest in the Purchasing Agent position listed on CareerBuilder.com. Based on my skills in buying raw material and equipment, I am confident that I would be a great addition to your team.
My resume that highlights my ability/knowledge/expertise in finished machine parts and Aircraft and Optic industries is enclosed. During my time at Zygo Corporation, I was able to implement cost savings, streamline the supply chain through means of negotiations and utilization of qualified supplier.
I am excited about the Purchasing Agent position and the ability to help your company succeed. Thank you in advance for your time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I would appreciate the opportunity to review my qualifications in more detail and will contact you next week.
Implementing Kanban Programs
Cost Reduction & Avoidance
Team Building & Leadership
Implementing Lean Projects
MRP & ERP
Production / Workplace Safety
Low Cost Sourcing (Landed)
Quality Standards ISO, QS & TS
Capital Equipment Purchasing
Vendor Managed Inventory
ZYGO CORPORATIONMiddlefield, CTPurchasing Manager01/2007 to Current
Report to Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting all corporate procurement activities.
Directed team including managers, buyers, Prepared and implemented strategies across ZYGO sites in the US and Canada.
Developed strategic and tactical initiatives including Lean Manufacturing, reverse bidding auctions, price negotiation, value engineering, new product development, kanban and low cost country sourcing, through out Asia including China, Taiwan Indonesia, Korea, India and Malaysia.
Maintained optimum inventory levels through kanban and inventory management processes.
Continually monitored supplier performance via supplier rating system.
Reduced supply base through performance evaluation and cost reduction programs.
Responsible for improvements to gross margins, cash flow, and material quality through successful management of $45M in annual material spend.
17.1M Product Cost Savings.
16M Spend (475 PN's) added to Kanban agreements.
2.5M Non Product Cost/Avoidance Savings.
Supplier Quality Rating Enhanced (79% to 91%).
11M Spend shifted to Asia supplier partner's.
VMI Items increased (1200 to 3184).
Supplier On-Time Delivery Improvement (73% to 93%).
Supply Base Reduced (453 from 990).
ZYGO CORPORATIONMiddlefield, CTSenior Purchasing Agent Director of Purchasing01/2005 to 01/2007
Report to , responsible for implementing supply chain to support business unit of annual spend of 20 million dollars.
Established "quick turn supplier program"
1.1M Product Cost Savings.
Supply base reduction (3 from 30).
Lead-time reduction (48 hours from 144 hours).
Supplier Quality Rating Enhanced (60% to 98%).
SLICKBAR PRODUCTS CORPSeymour, CTPurchasing Manager01/2003 to 01/2005
Report to the President and Plant Manager responsible for the procurement of material for oil spill equipment and vessels, corrosion control products, and hydraulic systems
Implemented Kanban program.
500K in cost savings.
Established preferred supplier program.
Established VMI Program.
Supplier On-Time Delivery Improvement (65% to 94%).
FAIRPRENE, INCFairfield, CTPurchasing Manager01/2000 to 01/2003
Reporting to Vice President of Finance, responsible for procurement of all goods and services for an engineered coated fabric and sheet rubber manufacturer.
Increased margins by 15%.
Developed new sources for fabrics.
Annual savings of $100K.
Reduced inventory by 25%.
Annual soft savings of $20K.
WITCO CORPORATIONGreenwich, CTPurchasing Agent01/1997 to 01/2000
Responsible for the procurement of all capital equipment and construction for all domestic plants
Reported to the Purchasing Manager and Vice President of Procurement.
Implemented E-Commerce for office supplies.
Established standard for twelve plants.
Implemented surplus equipment program.
WITCO CORPORATIONGreenwich, CTSenior Buyer01/1995 to 01/1997
This position reported to the Director and Manager of Purchasing and was responsible for the all corporate MRO buying.
B.S:Elective Studies1978University of BridgeportElective Studies
A.S:Business Administration1977University of BridgeportBusiness Administration
SAP Training * Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
* Lean Manufacturing * Total quality Management (TQM)