Peter H

Senior Manager, Functional Excellence


Materials Inspector

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Experienced with procurement of Raw Materials, from all regions * Champion for business process changes / Develop and lead S&OP strategies * Lead the development and implementation of Supply Chain strategy * Excellent technical, organizational and communication skills, and documented experience in procurement for mid to large scale projects. * Expertise in process with factory capex. * Understanding of accounting principles and excellent spreadsheet and math skills. * Ability to implement proactive procurement philosophies, strategies, policies, procedures, and systems to leverage spend and reduce costs and improve Working Capital. * Ability to maintain perspective and confidence in face of difficult contract negotiations, exceptionally tight deadlines, and high client expectations. * Exceptional negotiation experience, knowledge of standard procurement practices, knowledge of contracts, diplomacy, and strong ability to lead cross-functional project teams. * Ability to lead all aspects of supplier negotiations, including contract terms, pricing, and performance management. * Ability to produce deliverables which consistently aid in: * Effective decision making * Increased supplier performance and accountability - understanding of marketplace * Securing management support for the project scopes, budgets, and goals. * Sourcing and vetting qualified consultant, contractor, and subcontractor candidates. * Effective utilization of RFI (Request for Information), RFP (Request for Proposal), and RFQ (Request for Quote) techniques to identify, select, and engage with suppliers to ensure competitive market advantage. * Direct and implement supplier-sourcing strategies to ensure high quality, on time delivery and cost competitiveness. * Collaborating with the internal business client in defining scope, schedule, and budget. * I am self-motivated and have a strong sense of priorities in business with the ability to communicate clearly, regularly, and effectively with all levels of the corporation. Direct interaction and dealing with customer (s) as program/project, liaison, engineering. MEGGITT - Thomson Aerospace and Defense, (Saginaw. MI) (09/2013-09/2014) Materials Manager - As the Materials Manager of a 35 MM USD facility overseeing the planning and purchasing activity. Throughout the entire BU. I am assisting the Operations Management in monitoring sales order activity to ensure demand drivers are accurate and proactively managed. Therefore, the responsibilities include: materials planning, materials control, materials strategy, and all materials project initiatives. This position is also a key enabler of lean and continuous improvement. Key performance indicators are inventory scorecard, inventory turns, cost variances, inventory days, on-time delivery, and days past due. I am the primary point of responsibility for materials management for the site ensuring optimization of all materials management activities including scheduling, purchasing, inventory control, materials movement, supplier performance measurement, and indirect materials management. * Develop and drive countermeasures for underperforming key processes and/or material suppliers. * Manage suppliers, materials, and inventory in a manner consistent with the requirements and promote SIOP implementation within the facility. * Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and delegating a professional development program for materials personnel. * Drive improved supplier relationships and performs other duties as assigned. * SAP (MRP/ERP) Site leader - directed 7 BPO's (Business Process Owner) as divisional administrator. Merrill Aviation & Defense (Saginaw, MI) 02/2012 - 09/2013 Manufacturing Operations & Program Manager (Aviation & Defense). As the Manufacturing Operations Manager in the Aerospace and Defense arena and dedicated leader I am responsible for and complete oversight of all production related activities for an average of 85 - 95 employees. Implement and drive continuously improvements visual manufacturing production, employees, and processes. As the change Agent I identify operational deficiencies and opportunities for improvement and work with production employees and management to develop solutions related to manufacturing processes, equipment, communication, workflow, and quality. Developed meaningful metrics for production, cost/revenue centers, staffing/training/employee development and quality. Selected Accomplishments and responsibilities: * Highly experienced with advanced discrete manufacturing tools & technology (KAIZEN, 5S, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing techniques, TQM and SPC etc.), process control, scheduling, material flow, product development, E-Commerce, and project management. Also experience with lean manufacturing principles and the implementation. * Strong operational knowledge in optimization of cost, efficiencies, reliability, quality, product delivery, revenue enhancement, P&L and rules as applicable to Sarbanes Oxley. * Advanced understanding of marketplace and industry supply base and standards. * High employee retention expertise via reviews, goal setting and staffing. * Excellent communication skills and team building skills capable of motivating employees and provide leadership by coaching and mentoring. CONTRACT POSITIONS ZODIAC AEROSPACE (contracted via Johnson Service Group) 02/2015 - 03/2015 Value Stream Manager (Santa Maria, CA facility) . As the VSM here at Zodiac Seat Shells, I was charged with the leading a team of professional Assemblers, Electricians and trades man and woman to secure timely final assembly of an Airline Program. I lead successfully 3 Supervisors, 4 Expeditors and a crew of 30 employees during 1st and 2nd shift. Goodrich Landing Gear (Contracted via GPSi) 07/2009 - 02/2012 Supply Chain Recovery Specialist and Field Procurement Liaison (Cleveland, OH) As contract employee I principally focused on Supplier Management Strategy. This included coordinating and facilitating strategically and tactical initiatives related to each unique supplier management plan as developed. As the Supply Chain Recovery and Relationship Manager the primary focus was the execution of the procurement, contract management, risk management, sourcing, and Material and Supply strategies for assigned supplier (s). I have been involved in continuous improvement and active involvement in meeting and exceeding scorecard goals, relationship performance, supplier integration, quality, and contract life-cycle management. Further responsibilities were for meeting the predetermined timelines and objectives. Responsibilities included consistent communication with internal and external audiences, and compliance with all company and government policies and procedures. Selected Accomplishments and responsibilities: * Alignment of the procurement, contract management, risk management, sourcing, and Material and Supply tactical and strategic strategies for assigned suppliers. Responsible for management of the relationship (s) with the supplier (s), and actively identifying opportunities as well as developing initiatives to align supplier (s) with strategies and methods to achieve strategic goals. * Visited supplier as required to ensure support of business and customer requirements and schedules for OEM and After Market Spare Parts and Processes incl. the responsibility for coordinating / leading business review meetings on pre-defined frequency and providing performance review updates with Sponsor and Supplier Management Program Manager as needed. * Plans, organizes, direct as well as coordinates functional activities to meet schedule and reports progress to manager and/or program manager (s). Briefed Senior Management or program team on assigned supplier (s) performance and status. Was called upon to attend cadence reviews and decision making meetings with Senior Management. Metalex Manufacturing (Cincinnati, OH) 01/2008 - 10/2008 Production Control & Project Manager (High-Tech) As a contract employee I am the Production Controller and Project Manager & sign responsible for the proper control of workflow throughout for the entire machine shop including Milling/ Turning Horizontal and Vertical, Welding and Grinding with special focus on special High-Tech Projects and Programs . Selected Accomplishments and responsibilities: * Executing Programs for DoD/ Aerospace with volumes of up to $ 3 MM per project and ensured best practice in Program Management for demand, inventory, production, and Supply Chain planning, with direct impact in fiscal and sales plan incl. overall responsibility for program performance metrics including cost reductions and schedule. Program. I lead successfully 3 Supervisors 4 Expeditors and a crew of 30 employees during 1st and 2nd shift.