Experienced procurement professional skilled in managing material and equipment needs, controlling inventory and overseeing operation of warehouse. Proven ability to manage staff, develop and oversee operating budgets, and communicate with other departments, vendors, and executive management to ensure procurement goals are met.
Key Account Material Buyer/Planner
August 2012 to Present
Planning and Inventory Reporting for Customers to include all functions of Planning and Inventory Control. Monthly, Weekly and Daily Planning of packaging and raw materials. Create Purchase orders and Material Releases. Analyze production schedules along with customer volume and delivery requirements to maximize production. Primary customer contact for inventory, production status, changes in schedule or requirements. Enter orders in SAP and customer portals. Complete Cycle Counts at end of production run and provide information to customer. Maintain inventory records, prepare purchase orders, enter data into SAP, and ensure all materials documentation is maintained.
Audited the entire materials management system and personnel tasks to identify; conflicts, inconsistencies, inefficiencies, unwarranted risks to production goals, and quality discrepancies. Authored and implemented SOPs, articulated expectations, and refined standards and practices for all personnel. Reducing man hours lost to repeat work and zero value added efforts.
Increased the communication among personnel and across shifts through task and status documentation requirements while also bridging derisive gaps among employees.
Enhanced the accuracy and timeliness in inventory control and reporting to suppliers and customers through clarification of material consumption reports. Additionally enabling production another value metric.
Lead the implementation of a new scanning system for material tracking and inventory control for the plant resulting in a greater ability to track efficiency and effectiveness of the manufacturing process. Leveraging unutilized but available computerized applications, hardware and software.
Purchasing and Inventory Control Manager
September 2005 to July 2012
• Manage the activities of the Purchasing, Inventory Control, Shipping and Receiving departments. Purchase supplies and materials at the optimal price and delivery cycle while maintaining lowest possible inventory levels. Manage and control storage and distribution activities of the company to ensure maximum utilization of facilities. Administered operational procedures for activities, such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current. Ensured products, parts, or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner. Inspected physical condition of warehouse and equipment. Prepared work order for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment. Worked with VP of Operations in ensuring coordination of warehouse activities such as production, sales, records control, and purchasing departments. Took precautions to secure warehouse contents against loss. Managed salvage of damaged or used material. Proficiently utilized UPS, Fed-X, RPS, and Airborne computerized tracking systems. Developed strategic approaches and creative solutions to cost effectively ship product. Proven track record for strong leadership qualities over an eight-year period. Interact well with staff members; resolve problematic situations in a diplomatic manner. SAP experience.
Purchasing Agent/ Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
November 1999 to September 2005
• Supervised Shipping and Receiving departments. Responsible for scheduling efficient use of manpower while maintaining a highly motivated work force. Training of Associates to maintain optimum quality and productivity standards. Coordinated the activities involved with procuring goods and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, and supplies. Maintained inventory records. Conferred with vendors in order to obtain product information, such as price availability and delivery schedule. Data Entry to AS400. Prepared purchase orders. Maintained procurement records, such as items and services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality, performance and inventories. Discussed defective and unacceptable goods and services with inspection and quality personnel, users and vendors. Expedited delivery of goods to users. Forklift Trainer.
Heat Treat Operator
October 1994 to October 1999
• Planning and scheduling of loads to be processed in a batch furnace. Maintaining quality, while utilizing efficient use of manpower. Receive shipments, inventory and organize in warehouse. Member of Safety Committee.
Supply Chain Management