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Logistics & Warehousing Professional
Customer Service ~ Procurement ~ Supply Chain Management ~ Scheduling ~ Forecasting
Problem Solving ~ Supplier Relationships ~ Inventory Planning & Control ~ Outbound Shipments
Exceptional talents in coordinating supply chain activities and purchase order process while ensuring strict adherence to defined budgets, quality control, and customer satisfaction. Constantly strive to maximize profitability, product integrity, cost control and sustainability through outstanding research, forecasting, relationship-building, problem solving and negotiating capabilities. Adept at preparing comprehensive reports to meticulously track progress and monitor achievement of goals and KPIs. Well-versed in risk analysis, order entry, invoice processing, load planning, carrier assignments, accounts payable, and inventory control.
Steadily advanced through a series of promotions at Oatey Supply Chain Services based on proven performance, contributions, dedication, and loyalty.
Merged polished skills in planning and forecasting to reduce days on hand inventory by 25% in 2014.
Proactively streamlined and accelerated Indirect Spend procurement process at Oatey by replacing manual method with electronic request forms.
Efficiently consolidated suppliers to one single source, ensuring best customer pricing and reducing PPV variances.
Championed procedures to slash fines from retail suppliers by 75% through outstanding talents in outbound planning.
Fostered and maintained unified relationships with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams spanning multiple factories and suppliers.
Waxman Consumer Products, Bedford Heights, Ohio, 2016 to Present
Buyer / Planner
Review MRP system (AX) data to accurately determine finished good requirements.
Expeditiously process purchase orders according to lead time standards and just in time (JIT) method.
Monitor and maintain adequate inventory to ensure production continuity.
Prepare and send RFQs to China supplier for new product development initiatives.
Explore domestic opportunities for sourcing to reduce expenses and increase efficiency.
Manage, track, and coordinate Prop 65 artwork changes between marketing department and supplier.
Closely partner with engineering department to facilitate timely and cost-effective new product development.
Thermo Fisher, Bedford Hts., Ohio, 2016
Buyer / Planner Ill
Analyzed and decisively amended system forecasts based on product movement trends and data.
Defined inventory parameters at SKU level to precisely balance service level and inventory turn goals.
Prepared, verified, and submitted work orders for custom customer orders and forecasted finished goods.
Steered cooperative efforts among quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, and traffic personnel to expedite movement of WIP and finished goods.
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Amersco, LLC a VWR Company, Solon, Ohio, 2015 to 2016
Buyer Direct Spend
Accurately prepared purchase orders using Fourth Shift MRP application and joined forces with production planners to ensure delivery of raw materials were aligned with production plans.
Assessed sourcing requirements and option of purchasing direct from manufacturer to uncover $60K in potential annual savings.
Interfaced with customers and stakeholders to source requirements for private label finished goods.
Oatey Supply Chain Services Cleveland, Ohio, 1995 to 2015
Senior Buyer Direct Spend (2014 to 2015)
Applied dynamic leadership expertise toward training, coaching, mentoring and managing two buyers.
Prepared and provided suppliers with 3-6 month forecasts to reduce obsolesce and supplier holding costs.
Trained buyers in use of PNC third-party accounting match systems.
Assessed and resolved quality issues with supplier and continually researched strategies to lower cost of materials.
Fostered highly cooperative relationships with production planners to ensure timely delivery of raw materials.
Worked in tandem with 3PL Unyson Logistics to improve delivery timeliness.
Designed and developed interactive website for buyers to determine delivery dates for raw materials.
Buyer I (2012 to 2014)
Purchased raw materials (2,500+ SKUs) via MPS/ERP software (Dynamics AX).
Worked effectively with 3PL provider to ensure punctual deliveries and expedite when required.
Defined best purchasing practices to centralize buying of raw material within Cleveland facility.
Monitored days on hand and worked with suppliers to advance or delay shipments via AX software.
Outbound Planner (2004 to 2012)
Spearheaded outbound operations by closely working with 3PL company and internal stakeholders to ensure 100% wholesale and retail customer satisfaction.
Planned and seamlessly allocated materials to eight internal distribution centers.
Delegated daily assignments to floor managers and resolved customer issues.
Logistics Analyst (2002 to 2004)
Proficiently used CalcRate software to administer $20M in-house freight bill payment.
Strategically teamed with carriers and sales representatives to reduce freight costs via consolidation.
Requested, prepared, and investigated NAFTA certificates for manufacturing plant in Mexico.
Administration & Planning (1997 to 2002)
Prepared customer orders for shipping including handling export documentation.
Performed daily cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy and eliminate need for annual physical inventory.
Oversaw invoice payment releases for 300-500 outbound customer orders daily.
Warehouse Floor Supervisor (1995 to 1997)
Advanced from general laborer role to supervise 25 associates including delegating workload, evaluating performance, mentoring staff, and providing ongoing coaching to achieve goals for accuracy and timeliness.
Associate Degree, Liberal Arts, Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, OH
Associate Degree, Business Management, Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, OH
CERTIFICATIONS: Lean Mastery; HAZMAT; NAFTA
Six Sigma Green Belt Training
BOSS; CalcBOL; CalcRate Bill Payment; Microsoft Office; AS400; Microsoft Dynamics AX; SCALE WMS; PNC
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