CPIM certified Supply Chain Manager with over 30 years\' progressive experience leading and directing all facets of supply chain management. Excellent cross functional leader with a proven track record for growing and developing personnel. Tactful negotiator; able to establish and maintain solid supplier relationships. Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience with in-depth knowledge engineering services as manufacturing services, and financial budgets and costing. Thorough understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices, Customer Service Management, CFR FDA Regulations, pharma and medical device manufacturing in an ISO environment. Good communicator at all levels of the organization and with foreign and domestic suppliers. Lead Supply Chain Project Launches; Supply Chain Project Management; Project Management; Operations Interface; Cross Functional Interface; Change Control Management; Strategic Sourcing; Procurement; Contract Manufacturing Management; Contract Development and Negotiations; Supplier Relationship Management; Cross-Functional Team Building; Clinical Research Organization Advanced Sourcing (CRO); Life Cycle Management.
Cost reduction strategies
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
Project development and life cycle
Work flow planning
Microsoft Office Suite; Visio;
Microsoft Navision; ManMan;
Sr. Procurement Contracts Manager, 03/2016 to 12/2016 Nellson Nutraceuticals – Anaheim, CA
Responsible for $250 million annual Contracts with major Tier 1 Suppliers for Whey, Soy, Sweetener and Chocolate Contracts in an international setting.
Advanced Sourcing for new Suppliers in USA, Europe, and Asia.
Responsible for contracting with world class Clinical Research Organizations for microbiology and chemistry testing for facilities in the United States and Canada.
Handle dispute resolution between Supplier and Nellson Manufacturing, and Engineering as required.
Advanced Sourcing for Clinical Research Organizations including Tier 1 companies, such as Covance, Eurofins Lancaster, and Product Safety Labs for Research and Development Chemistry,.
and Microbiology Testing in conjuction with Quality Assurance.
Strategic Sourcing Manager, 09/2014 to 01/2016 Advanced Sterilization Products Johnson & Johnson – Irvine, CA
Innovation Manager, 01/2014 to 08/2014 Leave of Absence for Caretaking – Aliso Viejo
Leave of absence to Caregiving.
Director of Planning and Procurement, 07/2011 to 01/2014 Ossur – CA
Class I Medical Device Manufacturer).
Managed a department of 10 buyer/planners performing global planning and procurement, responsible for cross functional strategic sourcing leadership.
Was responsible for worldwide planning of high volume and high mix for commercial products in athletic, orthopedic and prosthetic product lines.
Provided worldwide strategic procurement of key medical device components and finished good for bracing, support and prosthetic product lines.
Performed long range planning and execution to support Americas, Europe.
and Asia demand.
Negotiated domestic and international, oversea and air, freight agreements with commercial carriers including UPS and FedEx; managed supplier relationships.
Managed service agreements including facilities maintenance and construction.
Accountable for creation and renewal of key manufacturing and operations supply contracts.
Sourced low-cost, high-quality suppliers in Southeast Asia (subcontract manufacturers, textiles and molding manufacturing) resulting in $1m savings in first year.
Changed major supplier and completed manufacturing validation process for $700k annual savings; reduced lead time from one month to 24 hours.
Participated in successful relocation of manufacturing activities from USA and Canada to Mexico
Strategic Sourcing Manager, 03/2004 to 07/2011 Abbott Medical Optic – Santa Ana, CA
Responsible for major supplier management contracts and strategic sourcing for new product development in phacoemulsification arena.
Negotiated and managed contracts for 18 key suppliers including sole source suppliers.
Responsible the renewal of key manufacturing supply and confidential disclosure agreements.
Responsible for service agreements including facilities maintenance and construction.
Source low cost with high quality in Southeast Asia, such as injection molding, electronics, and medical device components; three million dollar savings first year.
Strong leadership in cross functional environment; responsible for cross functional strategic sourcing leadership conferences.
Strong supplier relationship management.
Excellent interface with new project teams.
Average 7% in savings per fiscal year by utilizing alternative supplier sources.
Created worldwide strategic sourcing programs for major commodity line, including surveys, audits, analysis, and preparation of RFI\'s and RFQ\'s.
Led cross functional teams in global strategic sourcing processes.
Performed capacity planning to meet forecast demand and other independent demands as required.
Provided regular updates on value stream performance of third party suppliers.
Managed production quality, output, and cost effectiveness within value streams to meet production schedules, and delivery dates of third party suppliers.
Supply Chain and Customer Service Manager, 08/1999 to 03/2003 Mylex Corporation – Fremont, CA
Responsible for Supply Chain, Procurement, Planning, Scheduling and Customer Service of three facilities in Singapore, China and Japan for high volume PCB devices; three direct reports.
Utilized statistical techniques to predict future trends and rough cut capacity planning to leverage plant capacities.
Increased inventory turnover from six to 18 times per year.
Reduced inventories by $4M through actively managing supply and demand issues.
Initiated project to save $600K per year in transportation costs.
Set up all min/max, build to order and build to forecast parameters.
Initiated demand planning meetings with sales and finance personnel increasing communications and collaboration.
Reduced Field Complaints internal response time by 15%, and improved communications by creating a Rapid Response Team.
Operations and Customer Service Director, 01/1996 to 01/1999 Medstone International Inc – Aliso Viejo, CA
Responsible for manufacturing, materials operations and facilities for a $30M per year medical device capital equipment company; 35 direct reports.
Operations included manufacturing engineering, facilities, assembly, repair, subcontract manufacturing, supply chain procurement, warehousing, and planning.
475K annual savings by re-engineering electrode repair through Lean Manufacturing.
800K annual savings by changing manufacturing methodology from machined plastics to injection moldingthrough Lean manufacturing.
17% ($510K) annual cost savings and improved vendor base after NPI transfer from engineering to manufacturing through Lean Manufacturing.
Reduced Customer Service response to less than 30 minutes.
Managed group of 3 Customer Service Representatives.
Managed all call complaints for Field Representatives and Hospitals.
Director of Production Control and Customer Service Order Management, FileNet – Costa Mesa, CA Joined FileNet in startup phase; set up and managed all materials functions
Initiated order services and export administration; managed company to $130m in annual revenue.
Managed group 8 personnel including Customer Service, Export Administration, Planning, Warehousing, Shipping and Transportation.
Master of Science: Business, 1972 West Coast University - Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science: Statistics, 1968 University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Principles of Operations Management course
Strategy and Problems in Management seminar
Coursework in Managerial Accounting and Corporate Financial Management