Experienced and detailed Program Manager who manages complex programs with lengthy timelines, detailed validation requirements and significant business contributions. Possess extensive program and project management knowledge of new product development in numerous industries, strategy development, and global supply chain. Performs effectively in a fast paced environment maintaining focus and priorities.
Global and strategic sourcing
Budgeting and forecasting
Purchasing Program Manager01/2012 to 01/2015Allison TransmissionIndianapolis, IN
Responsible for development of program scope, development budget, program timing and implementation for three high complexity, low volume, high revenue programs.
Hybrid Program (US Government): Successful launch of first generation utility and beverage sectors hybrid transmission Reduction in tooling spend from $15 million to $8.5 million Managed and reported purchasing initiatives and government compliance requirements for purchasing and supplier quality departments Member of development team for next generation mass transit hybrid transmission Off Highway Program Currently managing program budget, development cost, sourcing initiative, development & implementation schedules for 2 new high horse power transmissions Managed program budget, development cost, sourcing initiative and implementation schedule of new transmission upgrade kit used in hydraulic fracturing sector Managed re-sourcing initiatives 9.6M cost savings 137 numbers - carriers, piston housings, iron valve bodies, aluminum valve bodies, ring gears, bearings stators and pumps 4 global locations - U.S., India, Japan, & South Korea 12 - 18 months - project durations Controls System Program Successful program launch of fifth generation controls for all Allison transmissions Resourced manufacturing of transmission control module (TCM) Ramp down of fourth generation controls manufacturing Managed program budget, implementation schedule, and product approval process (PPAP) Member of development team for sixth generation controls.
Global Project Sourcing Manager01/2007 to 01/2011TechnicolorIndianapolis, IN
Management of global core teams to develop and launch advanced technology set-top boxes and gateways for Pay-TV operators and network service providers.
Development and presentation of market trend analysis for key product components.
Successfully managed 36 global satellite and cable projects with development budgets of $4-$10 million.
Developed model cost follow-up (MCFU) analysis tool for bill of material cost analysis and reporting Developed and implemented supply chain strategy for Technicolor Brazil facility.
Development of a local supply chain for mechanicals Optimization of inventory Training and expansion of local supply chain team Member of development team for new multi-unit residential and business video gateway.
Senior New Product Development Buyer01/2005 to 01/2007Gerber GearPortland, OR
Responsible for new product development budget; for a total of $10 million for 30 new military and retail lighting projects.
NDP buyer on military knife team, military multi-tool team, hydration team and lighting team sourcing and procuring steel, plastics, cold headed and fine blank components.
Re-positioned as the Sr.
NPD buyer for only the lighting category to develop a stronger and more stable domestic and international supply chain for military lighting projects.
Developed supply chain strategy for entry into southern China, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Electronics and metals - China Electronics - Thailand Textiles - Vietnam Managed and reported purchasing compliance requirements for selling product to the US government.
Raw Materials Buyer01/2003 to 01/2005Tyco HealthcareDeland, FL
Project leader for global outsource of strategic components.
Responsible for purchasing 2,500 raw materials with annual spend of $20 million to include resin, steel strip and aluminum.
Responsible for maintaining ISO 9000 certified suppliers to meet FDA requirements.
Successfully outsourced the cold heading department for $1.5 million in savings.
1.3 million in total piece part savings 120k in labor savings 80k in raw material savings Outsource also increased manufacturing space resulting in an additional 200k units per week being manufactured 25% reduction of raw materials inventory through development of VMI program for packaging, steel strip, and aluminum tubing.
MRO Buyer & Inventory Manager01/2000 to 01/2003StabilusGastonia, NC
Responsible for developing and implementing tracking and reporting systems for minority spending.
Implementation and training of SAP operating system in Mexico facility.
Responsible for contract negotiations of capital projects and corporate initiatives.
Participated in Kaizen events that included reduction in inventory, set-up time and downtime reduction.
2.5 million in cost savings in outsourcing strategic components.
40% reduction of MRO inventory.
Implementation of vending machines for inventory control and tracking of key MRO tooling and supplies VMI inventory in machines and point of use Development and implementation of minority supplier program.
Masters of ManagementUniversity of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science: Business Management & Global Supply Chain ManagementUniversity of PhoenixBusiness Management & Global Supply Chain Management