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RssStrategic Sourcing Supply Chain Manager

A company with financial stability and growth. A challenging position with a team to increase the bottom line.

Department Manager

Calverton, NY

About Me


Manufacturing & Production


Department Manager


Wrote and acquired a contract with an overseas company that was thought to be impossible. Documentate cost savings in current position in excess of $1.1 million dollars. Implemented policies and procedures to reduce the amount of risk.

Ideal Companies:

Large company with financial stability.

Education level:


Will Relocate:



Calverton, NY

Work Experiences

10/2007 - Present


Director / VP

  • Approve PO's, MRP, Inventory, Receiving, Accounting, Importing, Project management, Cost Savings, Global Sourcing

5/2006 - 10/2007

Stidd Systems


  • • Developing current MRP/Kanban/Inventory data system into usable information for re-ordering & Manufacturing Material Management Program • Military Program team for DPD & MRCC, risk assessment • Evaluated the Inventory/Materials Management for the programs • Set-up/Maintained Suppliers & Objectives base on program budget goals • Leader to assess all Supplier issues/concerns/cost problems • Implementing ISO9000, System-wide Continuous Improvements for Cost savings, Supplier Reduction & Management • MRP [Set-up and maintain min/max levels on all inventory items] Training and mentoring employees on Procedures and work instructions • Developing a standard for purchasing Stidd engineered components (Drawing Revision levels) • Creating a balance between Accounting and Purchasing to minimize PO price discrepancies • Create Blanket Purchase Orders for Cost Savings • Introducing overseas outsourcing • Changed/Created Receiving process to ensure proper receipt and payment to suppliers • Setting up and organized MRO/Inventory room for easy access and minimal space Reduction/elimination of delivery charges from suppliers • Negotiated Net 60 day payment terms with suppliers that were on C.O.D. •Created forms for ordering

1/2003 - 4/2006

Peck & Hale, LLC


  • • Responsible for $13-$15 Million dollars in annual purchases • Overseas outsourcing (i.e. China, Poland, Taiwan, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand) • Team member and internal auditor to implement ISO9000 • Manage & Mentor a Team of 6 to procure with Price, Quality, Delivery and Service • Set up & maintain Consignment Programs with Major and Secondary suppliers to assist in production • Purchasing for all aspects of production (i.e. Machines, Raw Materials, MRO, Outside Services, etc.) • Identify Continuous Improvements/Cost savings areas in Manufacturing/Assembly to increase production, WIP, and final packaging • Identify items for MRP, set-up min/max inventory levels, locations and consignment • Inspect Purchase Orders, RFQ’s and Contracts prior to release • Expediting • Responsible for decisions regarding disposition of all discrepant material received • Total Project Management

1/2001 - 1/2003



  • • Responsible for the procurement of all facets of commodities to support all aspects of the business • Responsible for tracking and expediting of all Purchase orders • Set-up, and Maintain Vendor files with accurate evaluations of ISO/QS Certification and compliance • Complete Inventories and Inventory Control for M.R.O. • Complete set-up, maintenance, and security of Tool Crib • Work with suppliers to establish consignment programs to reduce total inventory on hand • Implement and train MRP throughout the plant • Negotiating contracts & L.T.A.’s (Long term agreements) • Lead cross functional team for company wide bar code inventory system implementation • Create, Implement, Maintain and Train employees on QS9000/TS16949 Purchasing Procedures and Work Instructions • Review all Service and Lease agreements and negotiate new contracts upon expiration • Implemented a Purchasing reduction program (e.g. reduce supply base, costs, time) • Raw material procurement (Annual contracts as well as spot purchases, depending on market trends) • Integrated Purchasing department with Accounting department to reduce price variances, usage tracking and to establish accurate project goals/costs • Responsible for leading the Crib/Purchasing Team in purchasing all facets of commodities to support all aspects of the business • Responsible to track all purchase orders for timely and accurate delivery • Select and Qualify Suppliers; Identify areas for supplier consolidation; Manage supplier delivery performances • Negotiate and draft contracts • Complete Inventories and Inventory Control for M.R.O. for 2 separate divisions • Implement and track cost savings • Minimize costs/exposure by reducing crib inventories (i.e. develop consignment inventories with suppliers) • Develop partnerships with internal and external customers / Drive purchasing decisions • Manage and direct 5 employees, at 2 separate divisions (Casting-Grand Rapids/ Machining-Lowell) • Write, implement, and train Procedures and Work Instructions for QS9000 • Perform QS9000 Internal Audits • Introduce new Suppliers/Vendors to Engineering and Manufacturing supervisors for Continuous Improvements

1/1999 - 1/2001

Gill Industries

Individual Contributor

  • • M.R.O. Buying, Planning, Inventory reduction • Supplier base evaluation/reduction • Review all outstanding Purchase orders and expedite if needed • Forecasting, Scheduling, Planning and Expediting for all Outsource operations (i.e. Heat treating, Plating, Welding, Painting, etc.) • Supplier Quality Issues for all Outsourcing (i.e. Containment, Issue & follow-up on all C.A.R.’s, C.I., etc.) • Review, Negotiate, and write Blanket Purchase Orders • Conduct QS9000 internal Audits • Obtain, distribute, and follow-up on R.F.Q.’s for M.R.O. and Outsourcing • Give direction and assist college intern on various duties

1/1995 - 1/1999

Autocam Corporation

Individual Contributor

  • • Responsible for purchasing all facets of commodities (production and non-production) • Directly supervise temporary employees and Purchasing assistant • Accountable for M.R.O. ordering and maintaining min/max levels through M.R.P. • Chemical and hazardous waste procurement and inventory • Implemented and trained Centralized Purchasing System throughout corporation • Multi-divisional ordering through M.R.P. (i.e. 4 plants--S. Carolina; Dowagiac, Marshall, and Kentwood) • Review proposals from suppliers/negotiating and maintaining contracts • Investigate, Prepare and present capital purchases using Net present Values; Purchase Vs Lease • Lead cross functional team to improve tooling (RN) Revision Notice for internal and external suppliers • Developed, Implemented and maintained a Minority Supplier Program • Negotiated an International L.T.A. for all M.R.O. purchases ($2M) relating to Tornos Multi-Spindle machines • Raw material procurement