Supply-Chain professional driven to manage costs and establish strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with users, vendors and service providers.
Strategic Sourcing in best value country
Managed multiple sourcing strategies for castings, machined parts, and fabrications with best value country sources over 2 year span. $5 million in spend with 40% savings realized.
Managed multiple purchasing professionals in multiple locations across the US.
Senior Sourcing Manager August 2013 to CurrentV.P. of Purchasing & Logistics - Machinery & Technology Group
Senior executive leader July 2011 to August 2013Leggett & Platt, Inc - Carthage, MO
for the M&T Group which has global operations in Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Germany, UK, Mexico, China, and multiple locations across the United States with over $200 million in sales.
Partner with internal procurement teams to develop strategic sourcing strategies in support of domestic and global purchasing initiatives.
Oversee cost/price analysis to identify, negotiate and implement cost avoidance/reduction opportunities.
Central-led payment terms initiative resulting in a corporate DPO increase from 33 days to 38 days and $25 million increase in cash flow.
Lead ongoing development, growth and mentoring of the extended sourcing team and the activities of global and regional sourcing professionals worldwide.
Member of a core CPO team in developing corporate standard supplier manual and purchasing manual.
Work closely with plant operations leaders and their supply chain teams to achieve operational objectives - cost, quality, delivery, and inventory turnover.
Drive supplier quality improvement and accountability.
Manage seven procurement team members in 5 domestic branches.
International branches include multiple dotted-line reports.
Group Purchasing Manager December 2009 to July 2011Machinery & Technology Group Leggett & Platt, Inc - Carthage, MO
3.5 Billion in sales) Select and manage supply sources and negotiate purchase agreements Partner with internal procurement teams to develop strategic sourcing strategies in support of domestic and global purchasing initiatives Manage procurement functions for all branches in the group including oversight of A/P match exceptions Ensuring pricing and schedules remain on target for new product launches Oversee cost/price analysis to identify, negotiate and implement cost avoidance/reduction opportunities.
Drive supplier quality and on-time delivery and accountability to the group.
Master Scheduling &Purchasing Manager December 2007 to December 2009Able Mfg & Assembly, LLC - Joplin, MO
85 Million in sales) Responsible to integrate scheduling and purchasing functions to improve supply chain.
High-level responsibilities of forecasting demand and master scheduling functions, while managing purchasing functions.
Championed 2 strategic Able Improvement Teams - (Forecasting & Inventory Control).
Inventory Team Goal - reach 98% inventory accuracy - Goal Met - 98.3% accurate for yr.
Directly managed 12 employees.
Promoted team involvement through employee input in decision making processes when applicable.
Set operational pace with 30/60/90 day plans for production while ensuring purchasing department procures against that plan.
Master Scheduler March 2006 to December 2007Able Mfg. & Assembly, LLC
Responsible to use sales forecasting and sales plan to create master schedules for production.
Controlled demand in the MRP system.
CMS) Dealt directly with customers to accommodate schedule change requests.
Directly managed scheduling personnel and warehouse employees.
Implemented policy directives.
Ensured inventory levels were maintained within corporate guidelines.
Bachelor of Science : Business Administration General Business Studies, December 2012Missouri Southern State College - Joplin, MissouriBusiness Administration General Business Studies
Associate of Arts : Business Management, July 1995N.E.O. A&M College - Miami, OklahomaBusiness Management
ISM Member - Currently studying for CPSM certificate