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Director of Purchasing Resume

Desired Industry: Purchasing/Buyers SpiderID: 15538
Desired Job Location: Mobile, Alabama Date Posted: 9/12/2007
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 9/24/07
Desired Wage: 125,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: MBA Willing to Relocate: Yes


SOUTHERN GLOBAL INC., Senior Executive Vice President Procurement & Material Management Albertville, AL. (3/04-Present)

Responsible for the execution and overall strategic sourcing, negotiation and contracting of materials and logistics management. For international commodity trading, feed milling and aerospace company. This includes actions and policies that affects planning, procurement, storage, control and distribution of materials and products to meet customer requirements, quality, production and financial objectives. Focus is to improve quality while reducing costs. Responsible for vendor contracts on commodity items, including freight rates on overseas shipments using freightliners, aircraft and ocean going vessels. Oversee the purchasing and/or contracting for materials, supplies, equipment, and services for the operation of the company. Confer with requesting parties when specific sources are requested. Investigate and solve problems resulting from material shortages. Establish and maintain purchasing practices, contracts, assessment and policies to insure honest, fair, and ethical relationships with vendors. Keep abreast of materials, markets and materials pricing trends that affect company. Responsible for the negotiations, contractual Partnering agreements and management of all major suppliers. Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in subordinates, business partners, and suppliers. Identify and communicate work improvements. Perform root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems. Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.

PEMCO AEROPLEX INC., Director of Procurement, Birmingham, AL. (9/95-3/04)

Responsible for developing, negotiating and administering highly complex and challenging subcontracts, driving lean initiatives with supplier, compliances in supplier cost, schedule and performance criteria. Develop and implement strategies for multi-year contracts. Select and develop sources for key products. Develop and implement initiatives to reduce cost, lead-time and inventory requirements. Oversee the procurement operations for an aircraft depot maintenance facility. Assign, approve and coordinate purchases, invoice payment, expediting of material to meet strict delivery schedule. Responsible for budgeting, supply chain management, planning and sourcing. Do major purchases and partnering agreements. Responsible for performance, training and overall management of eleven procurement department personnel. Duties also include cost analysis and implementation of ISO 9000/2000, Procurement manual, FAR, DFAR, CPSR and AS 9100 procedures. Also responsible for all outsourcing, make to drawing and Sub- Contracting, Small business, Minority, women owned, Service-Disabled Veteran owned Small business concerns in accordance with SF-294.
Manufacturing Operations Support Responsibilities: Material supply to meet same day metric using strategic material buffering and safety stocking, Supply cost negotiations, long term agreements and consignment material programs. Maintenance of supply buffers to achieve same day service to both internal (make) and external (aftermarket) Customers. Implementation of best practices for supply communications, e-purchasing, packaging and supply chain management in general. Supplier Base Development: Implement process control and quality improvement within the supply base. Manage supplier performance systems relative to purchased component quality and Communicate process changes to suppliers via regular supplier symposia. Operations Material Scheduling: Coordinate purchasing and manufacturing schedules via the order and scheduling system. Best Practices Development: E-Purchasing, Cost negotiations, Long Term Agreements and Consignment Programs and Demand Flow Manufacturing. Operational Responsibilities: Execution of the responsibilities of the Purchasing tactical and strategic teams, Scheduling and MRO Purchasing Operations ($10M-$12M annually) implement best practices for cost savings and on-time supply. This applies to all supplies other than those directly related to the manufactured product, such as service supplies, maintenance supplies, etc. Was also responsible for Demand flow manufacturing, E-Purchasing supported with planned material buffers. Personnel management. Automotive, Aerospace or similar supplier base. Government regulated environments. Low volume, high-mix aftermarket service environments. Personal Attributes: Solid leadership and interpersonal skills. Capable of effective peer, supplier, and corporate relationship management. Able to develop suppliers in the areas of process control, quality, cost, delivery. Good technical/systems and process thinking skills. Able to develop and continually improve the purchasing and materials management systems internally and with suppliers. Highly computer literate. Broad business perspective with strong learning record and potential for advancement. Hands-on personality with the ability and proven track record for problem solving with modern business methods. Also oversee all storeroom functions as it relates to production and aftermarket, Work with Quality Engineers to reduce receiving inspection problems.

RESOURCE CONSULTANTS INC., Senior Logistic Analyst and Property Administrator Tampa, FL. (12/89-9/95)
(SUPSHIP) Supervisor Ship Building Conversion and Repair and (ISSOT) Intra Fleet Supply Support Operations Team

Worked as Government contractor reporting to SUPSHIP and ISSOT. Provide integrated logistics support to U.S. Navy Logistics Manager, Tampa, Florida. Purchase materials and process documentation related to part support for installed equipment, ordering, receipt, and inventory control of 10,000 line items with a $50,000,000 value. Prepared and administered subcontracts for supplies, and construction of diverse complexity. Managed all aspects of subcontract market surveys, soliciting, managing the evaluation of offers, awarding and administering subcontracts in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR). Interface directly with Planning, Estimating, Engineering, Commercial and Government personnel. Monitor, audit, and investigate all problems that arise and take corrective action, In a time sensitive situation.

Emma Sansom High School; Gadsden, AL.
LaSalle University; Mandeville, LA. (B.S. Business Marketing)
Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business; New Orleans, LA. (M.B.A)
Member: American Purchasing Society
Naval Engineering School; Little Creek, VA. ( Propulsion System Engineering)
Snead State Community College; Boaz, AL. ( ISO 9000)
University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL. (CPM Review Module I & II )
Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA. (Integrated Supply Chain Management)
University Of Alabama Birmingham; Birmingham, AL. (Purchasing Law)
University Of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL. (Analytical Methods for Improved Purchasing Performance)
American Management Association: New York, NY. (Purchasing and Supply Management- Course in Purchasing Management)
Pemco Aeroplex; Birmingham, AL. ( How to Implement ISO/2000)
Pemco Aeroplex; Birmingham, AL. ( Lean Manufacturing)
U.S. Commercial Service: Guntersville, AL. (Export Alabama Partnership for Global Success)

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