Customer centric professional with over 8 years of diverse experience in Supply Chain Quality, continuous improvement and manufacturing, seeking a position as Sr. Manager, Enterprise Sourcing where I will leverage a data-driven approach and strong interpersonal skills to implement and manage strategic sourcing activities and help Rockwell Collins achieve enterprise goals.
Summary of Skills
Continual Process Improvement
Customer Focused Problem Solving
Goal alignment & execution
Lean Six Sigma
2016 Annual Supplier Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA Co-Host, March, 2016 2015 Annual Supplier Conference Breakout Session Mentee, March, 2015 Community Bridge, West Liberty, IA Secretary and Board Member, January, 2012 to August, 2013 Created non-profit from conception Plan and execute fundraising events Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Section 1303 January, 2011 to Present West Liberty Foods Leadership Development Program July, 2011 to January, 2012 Type text].
01/2013 to 12/2015
Sr. Supply Chain Quality Assurance EngineerCompany Name － City, State
Led entire Value Stream Mapping event with the goal to re=engineer the First Article Inspection (FAI) process for purchased material which resulted in the improvement of the flow of the FAI requirement to suppliers, training to over 350 suppliers, a comprehensive QMS documentation overhaul and a 22% increase in first pass yield for supplier FAI reports and a 43% reduction in missing supplier FAI reports.
Partnered with procurement and SCQA stakeholders to reduce defect occurrences (DO's) due to Material Waivers by 40% (65 DO's/mo), exceeding the 20% reduction goal established by leadership.
Facilitated the creation of a monthly Central region scorecard review between Logistics and Quality leaders where Key Performance indicators are reviewed and actions are planned to remedy identified risk.
Developed site assessment matrix (with regional counterparts) for Rockwell receiving sites and conducted multiple assessments per year leading to process gap resolution and mitigating risk of material escapes to manufacturing.
Customer Audits / executing corrective action Presented to internal (New Product Introduction CoP) and external (Mechanical Suppliers) audiences on FAI process changes and improvements prioritizing a pragmatic approach to enforcing process and contractual requirements, and providing flexible resources.
Responsible for surveillance of receiving and inspection process ensuring adherence to internal procedures as well as external standards.
Achieved my Six Sigma Black Belt by leading a cross-functional team of Quality and Logistics team members through the execution of three separate Lean events focused on reducing Rockwell-caused DO's ("MRB Accepts"), resulting in the reduction of 47 DO's per week and generating an annual savings of nearly $1,000,000.
Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to monitor health of the receiving, audit and induction (RAI) processes.
Implement and enforce standard work within receiving and inspection sites of Rockwell Collins Evaluate and apply Procedures and Methods related to the RCI/Business Unit Quality Management System.
Assess incoming inspection methods ensuring detection of nonconforming material.
Administer an effective evaluation and audit program for Rockwell Collins or its supply base to ensure conformance to Rockwell Collins process and product requirements.
Utilize lean or six sigma tools to evaluate Rockwell Collins or supplier products and processes.
Analyze root causes of deficiencies and ensures proper corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.
01/2011 to 01/2013
Continuous Improvement SpecialistCompany Name － City, State
Sourced, tested and implemented real-time Statistical Process Control (SPC) data analysis software (InfinityQS) as well as high-pressure wash down equipment into 3 USDA-inspected production facilities Drove Continuous Improvement by serving as a change agent to providing training and coaching of quality concepts and tools to all levels of the organization.
Managed improvement projects of varying scope with an emphasis on the reduction of variation in multiple food manufacturing processes leading to savings of well over $1,000,000.
Facilitated Continuous Improvement teams utilizing and teaching Six Sigma, Lean and other quality improvement and planning tools including Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Capability, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Pareto analysis, Fishbone diagrams, Affinity diagrams, process flow charting, Systematic diagrams, etc.
Helped drive environmental sustainability initiative to reduce environmental footprint as well as to obtain certification as "Landfill Free" by NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd.
Created and implemented Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) within all functional areas of the organization from manufacturing processes to administrative functions Contributed monthly newsletter articles on Continuous Improvement (CI) through company newsletter, introducing employees to CI concepts and providing examples of real-world application of these concepts.
01/2007 to 01/2011
Production SupervisorCompany Name － City, State
Managed over 80 team members in food manufacturing environment Trained direct reports on company policies, rules, regulations and job specific duties and responsibilities, while emphasizing personal safety as well as food safety Enforced process Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), and customer product specifications, including maintaining high levels of sanitation, housekeeping and product quality, ensuring that all meet or exceed Quality Assurance, USDA, and customer expectations Tracked and analyzed key performance indicators monitoring productivity, efficiency, product yields identifying opportunities for improvement and Monitored product inventories through use of ERP tools to guide production activities Sought resolution of employee concerns to create an environment that expressed care, concern, and fairness toward all employees, promoting cooperation and dedication to superior workmanship Created and implemented methods for providing crucial manufacturing related data to plant employees in the form of charts, graphs, and other easy to read progress tracking tools.
Operations InternCompany Name － City, State
01/2006 to 01/2007
Construction SupervisorCompany Name － City, State
01/1997 to 01/2007
Construction WorkerCompany Name － City, State
Project Management FundamentalsRockwell Collins University － City, StateLeadership/
Rockwell Collins Presentation Skills
Lead Auditor Training, June, 2014
Irish Quality Centre, Ireland
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification ProgramCadence Management Corporation － City, State
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification ProgramIowa Quality Center － City, State
Iowa Quality Center SPC Fundamentals － City, State
Bachelor of Arts DegreeInfinityQS International, Inc － City, StateUnderstanding Statistical Process Control, September, 2011
Dr. Donald J. Wheeler, SPC Press; Knoxville, TN
Root Cause Analysis, June, 2008
American Society for Quality (ASQ
Communication StudiesThe University of Iowa － City, StateCommunication Studies
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Rockwell Collins University
Cadence Management Corporation
Iowa Quality Center
Iowa Quality Center SPC Fundamentals
InfinityQS International, Inc
The University of Iowa
Job Titles Held:
Sr. Supply Chain Quality Assurance Engineer
Continuous Improvement Specialist
Project Management Fundamentals Lead Auditor Training, June, 2014
Irish Quality Centre, Ireland
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Program Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program
Bachelor of Arts Degree Communication Studies
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