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Supply Chain, Commodity and Project Management Professional, with long-term and
in-depth experience, seeking a challenging assignment
Expertise in sourcing/developing/maintaining long-term supplier relationships; expertly negotiate/maintain Long Term Agreements (LTAs); history in managing multi-year purchasing contracts ranging between $2M-$15M
Highly skilled in cultivating exceptional collaborative partnerships with key suppliers; develop/maintain trusted supplier base consisting of fewer organizations with demonstrated capabilities in reliably delivering on commodity performance, cost and quality critical to optimizing organizational performance
Have successfully met responsibilities in Commodity Management, as Manufacturing OPS Program Lead, Cost Control Manager and Inventory Material Control Manager, managed project full-life-cycle activities and oversaw budget development; projects have been in range of $50,000-$30M
Experienced in collaboratively interfacing between program management, project engineering and organizational leadership to coordinate manufacturing, design, materials and process engineering actions; continually ensure adherence to budgets/ build schedules, work with proposals/bids, develop status reports and schedule updates for management, and continually utilize Lean Manufacturing principles/processes
Demonstrable time management and organizational strengths, excellent interpersonal relationship development and communicative skills crucial to on-/off-site client interaction; highly skilled in providing field supervision for system installations and coordinating performance of self-directed work teams
Zodiac Aerospace-Aircraft Systems/Avox Systems, Lancaster, NY 2012 Present
Development Supply Chain Manager O3, Oxygen Systems Division-Aerosystems (2016-Present)
Report directly to VP of Engineering and Program Management Oxygen Systems Zodiac Aerospace France; ensure provision of Development Process requirements for all divisions, manage Product Development BOMs supporting procurement/supply chain functions, expedite materials for engineering, participate in project meetings and serve as strong contributing member of development teams.
Oversee engineering development activities as related to supply chain actions, consistently communicate various potential risks in dealing with suppliers on programs/projects and develop pool of suppliers capable of meeting program/project needs; also take ownership of product costing and provide feedback to engineering for in-process designs to support design-to-cost targets.
Conduct surveys to surface technologies/suppliers supporting cost reductions for existing/new products, evaluate current/potential suppliers and perform sourcing for engineering regarding new product development.
Supply Chain Manager for Engineering & New Product Development (2014-2016)
Reported to VP-Engineering; held key interface/supplier liaison responsibilities regarding supply chain relationships/commodities for new engineering projects; evaluated/negotiated designs and pricing with suppliers, managed commodities source selection, performed technical interface with selected suppliers and oversaw product development schedules.
Worked closely with suppliers to ensure timely deliveries to meet Business Unit commitments, managed engineering supply chain functions and interacted with current/potential suppliers regarding achieving development cost targets on commodities.
Commodity Manager (2012-2014)
Continually employed exceptional negotiation capabilities in establishing/managing supplier relationships; assured On Time Delivery and highest levels of quality performance to meet key metrics, designing alternate planning or exit strategy if necessary; managed $6M-$12M purchases annually, with multi-year agreements ranging $2M-$15M.
Diligently oversaw price point variance (PPV), developed supplier selection strategies; negotiated Kanban pricing and oversaw lean initiative/cost control to assure continuous inventory control; kept management apprised of savings, and administered new product development and sourcing decisions.
Selected/developed long-term suppliers to establish relationships supporting production/supply chain actions; coordinated supply chain actions to include Buyers, Planners, Schedulers, facilitating long-term and Kanban pricing.
Developed knowledgeability on all assigned commodities, including manufacturing processes, successfully initiated process improvement with Commodity Managers by reducing supplier base from over 400 to fewer than 300 in two years, led Kanban development with key suppliers to streamline delivery/inventory levels for lowest costs and highest returns, and continually sought methodologies to enhance various procedures/policies to procure raw/in-process/finished goods.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Aerospace (Amherst Systems), Amherst, NY 2000 2012
Manufacturing Operations Program Lead/OPM (2007-2012)
As Cost Control Account Manager (CAM), oversaw daily operations for project full-life-cycle including project forecasting, planning, budgeting and labor requirements, among others; projects have ranged from $50k-$30M+; as CAM managed/delivered projects totaling $200M+ to domestic/international clients.
In manufacturing environment coordinated input from project management/engineering teams with manufacturing, design, materials, process engineering, QA, finance and cost accounting; expertly tracked project to completion within budget/schedule parameters, and developed build schedules, Open Plan scheduling forecasts and long lead baseline project schedules. Utilized knowledge of materials/labor to coordinate assembly work flow of Open Plan build schedule.
Developed status reports/schedule updates to continually apprise management of activities of bid/proposal team; also reported on project SPI/CPI and EV; continually utilized knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/Operations to provide hands-on experience toward improving builds.
Utilized strong interpersonal relationship-development skills and communicative strengths to support exceptional customer interaction concerning product planning, issue resolution and process improvement; also worked with field personnel during system installations, including coordinating and training self-directed teams as necessary.
Worked on airframes that included F-16, F-15, KC-135 Air Refueling Tanker, Euro Fighters, F-35, F-22, B-2 and C-130 cargo aircraft; also worked closely with foreign/domestic customers and consistently utilized customer focus and communication skills.
Inventory Material Control Manager/Analyst (2000-2007)
In initial assignment with organization oversaw work performance of six Material Controllers, analyzed materials/flow, controlled costs/quantities of inventory and other assets, tracked inventory for components of finished goods, adjusted inventory scrap and coordinated work flow/capacity throughout supply chain.
Scheduled materials for manufacturing floor, interviewed potential new hires, managed circuit card surface mount schedule and coordinated product flow with manufacturing management; analyzed variances in inventory/cycle counts and resolved any issues; also analyzed incoming materials to ensure meeting of schedules and interfaced closely with supply chain teams to assure no interference with schedules due to any material restrictions.
Prior to 2000, served Niagara Falls Air Base as Material/Inventory Control Manager as well as Production Control Manager
University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Business Management Studies, 3.80 GPA
Completed Certificate Program: Level One/Two Certification in Materials/Purchasing and Contacts Management
Erie Community College, Orchard Park, NY
Business Management Major / Marketing Minor Studies, 3.10 GPA
Benedict Negotiations Training
U.S. Air Force Project Management Training
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