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Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

2804 Ridgeline Circle | Xxxxxx, WI xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx |


Tenacious, driven and highly successful Sourcing & Commodities Manager with years of diverse supply chain experience. Well-versed in managing the procurement lifecycle at all phases include the strategic sourcing and procurement at the domestic and international levels. Lead efforts conducive to bottom- and top-line growth using successful strategic sourcing and operational leadership best practices. Skillfully negotiate with vendors and suppliers to secure optimal contract terms using various sourcing strategies designed to control inventory, garner cost savings, remedy deficiencies, achieve high levels of production, as well as craft cost-effective materials solutions. Seek to improve the performance of the supply chain at all times. Now seeking on a role that calls for a seasoned, dedicated professional committed to achievement of corporate objectives.


Key Areas of Expertise


Commodity Management | Supply Chain Management | Supplier Development | Vendor/Supplier Negotiations

Cost Reduction & Analysis | Lean Manufacturing | Kaizen | 5S | Kanban | Strategic Planning | Process Improvement | KPIs

Leadership | Materials Planning | Inventory Control | Problem Solving | Critical Thinking | MS Office | Emerson Tools


Professional Experience


Emerson Climate Technologies (Vilter Manufacturing) | Commodity Manager (2017-Present)

         Expertly negotiate for improved payment terms for Days Payable Outstanding on $4M in direct spend

         Developed and currently use a Supplier Scorecard to benchmark supplier performance across the supply base

         Devise Visual Management boards to track sourcing activities and projects; helps in communicating initiatives to company executives

         Utilize Emerson e-sourcing and contract management programs on a daily basis

         Proactively drive company growth by optimizing supply chain performance of the supply chain

         Offer sales and engineering support across new product developments

         Work in partnership with operations colleagues to ensure a steady flow of quality material plant-wide

         Led a highly successful e-sourcing event that yielded an impressive 30% in cost savings


Multi-Pack Solutions | SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER (2016-2017)

         Directed sourcing, procurement and inventory control for all raw materials used to support a high- variation/high-volume manufacturing environment

         Crafted commodity strategies to bolster efficiencies throughout the supply base

         Delivered monthly forecasts and updates to executive leadership, focused on material spend and cost saving efforts

         Headed a Kaizen event to create new processes and standard workflows for cross-functional sales and operations teams; also sought to increase inventory accuracy and expedite the process for scheduling work orders


Lucas Milhaupt, Inc. | SOURCING MANAGER (2006-2016)

         Guided $50M in annual spend across two manufacturing facilities located in WI and RI, which involved supervising three Strategic Buyers

         Created and set into motion commodity and sourcing strategies; also suggested purchasing and sourcing decisions to management that touched on sourcing commodities internationally

         Slashed inventory levels significantly with no disruption to ongoing production demands

         Spearheaded Kaizen and 5S events, as well as Gemba walks and strategy deployment initiatives

         Tirelessly negotiated and implemented precious metal consignment programs; also brokered deals for price reductions to secure mutually favorable contract terms that were in compliance at all times

         Managed continuous improvement across the existing supply base, a process that involved conducting supplier 5S audits

         Coordinated operations and resources in alignment with quality, quantity specifications and costs

         Cooperated cross-functionally with engineering and sales staff across all phases of new product development

         Operated as the Procurement Department Project Manager to implement the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system

         Set forth commodity strategies used to manage precious metals and MRO items; allowed for standardization across plant locations and was used as a basis for cross-training personnel

         Doubled inventory turns on precious metals items, lowered inventory levels and stimulated the company cash flow, all simultaneously


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Buyer (2010-2014)

         Sourced and procured precious metals and chemicals in accordance with production demands and financial goals

         Assessed suppliers based on price, quality, and delivery speed; interviewed and authorized new suppliers to ensure smooth material flow

         Actively supported and advocated for corporate Lean manufacturing efforts and Kanban programs for select commodities

         Discussed payment, contract, delivery and product costs with vendors to negotiate optimal terms

         Fostered and maintained solid working relationships with vendors and representatives to slash material costs; included working extensively to refine vendor management processes

         Created and processed RFQs and expedited materials per demand or production changes

         Scheduled production in close liaison with planners, often working around material lead-times as needed

         Attended industry tradeshows and seminars to promote the company and identify new partnerships



         Handled account management and business development efforts specific to the sale of brazing alloys to commercial accounts

         Called on a technical selling approach used from the prospecting phase through to successful sales implementation

         Developed and launched sales and marketing tactics including correlating action plans

         Monitored competitors by gathering current marketplace pricing, product and new product data; used to suggest changes in products, service and policy through results assessment

         Analyzed and summarized competitor products and trends

         Noted sales opportunities as they presented themselves; also meshed new products and services into existing accounts whenever possible to encourage repeat business


Earlier Roles


Regional Account Manager, ECT International, Inc., 2005-2006

Account Manager, Design, Build, Own & Operate, Inc., 2004-2005

Regional Account Manager-Long Term Health Care, RF Technologies, Inc., 2002-2004




Master Certificate, Supply Chain Management & Procurement, Michigan State University, 2015

Bachelor of Science, Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University


Professional Development


Lean Leadership Training, Handy and Harman, 2014

Making Material Flow, Harris Lean Systems, 2012

Sales Performance International, Solution Selling

From Vendor to Business Resource, The Stapleton Group


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