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Desired Industry: Manufacturing SpiderID: 48006
Desired Job Location: Triad area, North Carolina Date Posted: 2/7/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 03/01/2011
Desired Wage: 74000
U.S. Work Authorization: No
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
JAMES HAKSPACHER
4425 Fountain Springs Grove, Unit 267
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Cell: 719-242-6396
JamesHakspacher@yahoo.com

February 7, 2011

Personnel Associates
Attn: Cliff Neighbors
1801 Kings Road
Shelby, NC 28150

Dear Mr. Neighbors:

As a dedicated and highly organized professional with 25 years of material and purchasing experience, including prototype and high-volume production, as well as two years of management experience, I would like to present my qualifications for the Senior Buyer (Spider ID Number: 3088373) position with your client located in Triad area, North Carolina. In addition to a proven track record of increasing company profits and decreasing costs, I am able to offer my expertise in the following areas:

Client Relations Contract Negotiations Implementation Purchasing/Quality Team Facilitation Production Management

In previous professional endeavors, I

• Cut annual projected stamping costs $1.8 million by validating need to change suppliers.
• Saved $8 million in metallic material costs by negotiating/renegotiating long term supplier agreements.
• Purchased more than $300 million of newly engineered stampings and assemblies for Chevrolet, GMC small pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles.
• Reduced annual supplied commodity costs by $72 million (20%) through target pricing, renegotiating long term contracts and establishing win-win relationships with supply base.

A personal meeting would give us a better opportunity to discuss how I can put the same success strategies to work for your client. I would welcome the chance to further explore our common objectives. I will be contacting you soon and look forward to speaking with you. Also please note that my salary requirements are negotiable. Thank you!


Best regards,


J. W. Hakspacher










Experience:
JAMES HAKSPACHER
4425 Fountain Springs Grove, Unit 267
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Cell: 719-242-6396
JamesHakspacher@yahoo.com

February 7, 2011

Personnel Associates
Attn: Cliff Neighbors
1801 Kings Road
Shelby, NC 28150

Dear Mr. Neighbors:

As a dedicated and highly organized professional with 25 years of material and purchasing experience, including prototype and high-volume production, as well as two years of management experience, I would like to present my qualifications for the Senior Buyer (Spider ID Number: 3088373) position with your client located in Triad area, North Carolina. In addition to a proven track record of increasing company profits and decreasing costs, I am able to offer my expertise in the following areas:

Client Relations Contract Negotiations Implementation Purchasing/Quality Team Facilitation Production Management

In previous professional endeavors, I

• Cut annual projected stamping costs $1.8 million by validating need to change suppliers.
• Saved $8 million in metallic material costs by negotiating/renegotiating long term supplier agreements.
• Purchased more than $300 million of newly engineered stampings and assemblies for Chevrolet, GMC small pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles.
• Reduced annual supplied commodity costs by $72 million (20%) through target pricing, renegotiating long term contracts and establishing win-win relationships with supply base.

A personal meeting would give us a better opportunity to discuss how I can put the same success strategies to work for your client. I would welcome the chance to further explore our common objectives. I will be contacting you soon and look forward to speaking with you. Also please note that my salary requirements are negotiable. Thank you!


Best regards,


J. W. Hakspacher










Education:
JAMES HAKSPACHER
4425 Fountain Springs Grove, Unit 267
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Cell: 719-242-6396
JamesHakspacher@yahoo.com

February 7, 2011

Personnel Associates
Attn: Cliff Neighbors
1801 Kings Road
Shelby, NC 28150

Dear Mr. Neighbors:

As a dedicated and highly organized professional with 25 years of material and purchasing experience, including prototype and high-volume production, as well as two years of management experience, I would like to present my qualifications for the Senior Buyer (Spider ID Number: 3088373) position with your client located in Triad area, North Carolina. In addition to a proven track record of increasing company profits and decreasing costs, I am able to offer my expertise in the following areas:

Client Relations Contract Negotiations Implementation Purchasing/Quality Team Facilitation Production Management

In previous professional endeavors, I

• Cut annual projected stamping costs $1.8 million by validating need to change suppliers.
• Saved $8 million in metallic material costs by negotiating/renegotiating long term supplier agreements.
• Purchased more than $300 million of newly engineered stampings and assemblies for Chevrolet, GMC small pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles.
• Reduced annual supplied commodity costs by $72 million (20%) through target pricing, renegotiating long term contracts and establishing win-win relationships with supply base.

A personal meeting would give us a better opportunity to discuss how I can put the same success strategies to work for your client. I would welcome the chance to further explore our common objectives. I will be contacting you soon and look forward to speaking with you. Also please note that my salary requirements are negotiable. Thank you!


Best regards,


J. W. Hakspacher










Skills:
JAMES HAKSPACHER
4425 Fountain Springs Grove, Unit 267
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Cell: 719-242-6396 Jameshakspacher@yahoo.com
SUMMARY

PURCHASING PROFESSIONAL
Materials, prototype, and production management experience for major OEM and Tier-l suppliers with added sales and engineering background as well as mill expertise. Reduced commodity costs 20-30% consistently, per year by global sourcing. Cut OEM component costs through "win/win" re-negotiations. Exceptional integrity and work ethic with strong interpersonal, teamwork, communication and organizational skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


EVRAZ ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, Pueblo, Colorado


(2005-2009)


Senior Buyer-Mill Requirements
Procured all new components, repairs, services, machined parts, rolls and raw materials (alloys) for Steelmaking, Rod and Bar Mill, Seamless Mill and Rail Mill. The total yearly expenditure of $93 million, $28 million alloys (raw materials), $65 million for other material requirements.
• Negotiated pre-award three year long-term agreement (2006, 2007 and 2008) with Motion Industries, Incorporated; Managed post-award contract administration. Total saving $4,076,054 .
• Improved supplier on-time delivery performance over a three year period from 76% to 96%.
• Eliminated having invoices on hold from an average of 122 per month to zero. The invoices on hold report has been zero for the past three years.
• Updated and maintained vital information via Qracle System data base for all downstream
departments.

SELF-EMPLOYED OEM CONSULTANT, Pleasant Ridge, Michigan (2003-2005)

OEM Consultant-
• Rolled out and taught the “Targets for Excellence” program to potential automotive suppliers.
This included the areas of cost, management, delivery, quality and technology.
• Consulted and assisted numerous automotive businesses in the areas of sales, profit margins, purchasing processes and expectations; as well as client conflict issues and resolutions for companies ranging from $2 million to $9 million.
• Assisted in interviewing /hiring of new staff, counseling, discipline and firing employees.
• Advised and gave recommendations on unusually difficult problems where precedent did not
exist; also give general instructions and guide lines (both written and verbal) in problem solving.







JAMES HAKSPACHER, Page 2

AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING, Rochester Hills, Michigan (1999-2003)


Senior Buyer-Metallic Requirements
Administered current and future purchase orders as follows:
• Extended purchase orders using contractual clauses/option years and implemented long term agreements on current business.
• Posted, Request for Quotation and Invitation for Bid as per policy, solicited current and new suppliers.
• Initiated, solicited new purchase and tooling orders on new business with long term agreements as per AAM terms and conditions.
Worked with Engineering, Quality and AAM Assembly plants on launching new programs.
Assisted meeting budget targets by way of the following:
• Conducted market research, negotiated pricing efficiencies and cancelled contracts/transferred business when appropriate.
• Drive the corporate cost reduction program (SCALE) to optimize part value.
Update and maintain vital information via computer for downstream departments.
Conduct technical reviews on "new" parts for business involving Engineering, Quality and Plant Personnel.
• Discuss quality issues
• Discuss engineering issues for print specifications and/or changes on both pre-award
solicitations and contracts being administered.
• Discuss assembly plant issues for processing.

SELF-EMPLOYED OEM CONSULTANT, Venice, Florida (1997-1999)

OEM Consultant-

• Rolled out and taught the “Targets for Excellence” program to potential automotive suppliers.
This included the areas of cost, management, delivery, quality and technology.
• Consulted and assisted numerous automotive businesses in the areas of sales, profit margins,
purchasing processes and expectations; as well as client conflict issues and resolutions for
companies ranging from $1.5 million to $6 million.
• Interviewing/hiring of new staff, counseling, discipline and firing employees.
• Advise and give recommendations on unusually difficult problems where precedent does not
exist; also give general instructions and guide lines (both written and verbal) in problem
solving.











JAMES HAKSPACHER, Page 3


LEAR CORPORATION, Southfield, Michigan (1996-1997)

Purchasing Manager-Metallic Requirements

• Commodity group purchased over $150+ million of newly engineered stampings and assemblies
worldwide.
• Mentored and trained a professional purchasing staff of six, including three senior buyers, two
production buyers and one assistant buyer.
• Reduced supply base by 33% in the first year with company. Supplier base went from 210 sources
down to 140, saving company $300,000 annually based on direct and indirect costs.
• Visited LEAR plants in Turin, Italy and negotiated and established first international contract with Fiat Automotive in Italy, saving company $250,000 annually or $1.25 million over the life of the five year contract/agreement.



GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION



(1979-1995)


Senior Production Buyer (Metallic),North American Truck Group, Pontiac,MI, (1991-1995)
Purchased by way of solicitation, Invitation for Bid and Request for Proposal $300+ million of newly engineered stampings and assemblies for Chevrolet, GMC small pick-ups and sports utility vehicles.
• Reduced annual supplied commodity costs through "target pricing," re-negotiating long-term contracts with base and option years, establishing “win/win” relationships with supply base.
• Awarded 1992 "Buyer of the Year" by Michigan Minority Business Development Council.
• Recognized by GM North American Truck Group for formalizing supplier evaluation/selection
process.

Senior Production Buyer (Plastics), North American Truck Group, Pontiac, MI. (1989-1991)
• Responsible for annual acquisition and contract administration of $140 million in high volume production plastics components office.
• Established first certified minority, small business blow-molding supplier contract for full size GM vans.
• Cut production supply costs 30% by reducing supplier base and single source contracting.
Senior Production Buyer (Power-train), North American Truck Group, Pontiac, MI (1987-1988)
• Responsible for pre-award, Request for Quote, Invitation for Bid and post-award contract administration for a $3 billion buying office; this included manual transmissions, automatic transmissions, prop-shafts, aluminum wheels, steel wheels and other sub-assemblies.
• Resolved a five-year global aluminum wheel shortage by establishing off-shore and domestic joint
venture contract with aluminum recycling center.

Production Buyer (Fasteners), North American Truck Group, Pontiac, MI. (1984-1987)
• Responsible for procuring cold-headed parts, screw machined parts, powdered metal parts, clips,
clamps, u-bolts and shift levers by way of solicitation, Invitation for Bid and Request for Proposal.






JAMES HAKSPACHER, Page 4

The following are dates and titles which are indicative of my accomplishments which resulted in numerous promotions and opportunities:

SENIOR PRODUCTION BUYER 1987-1995
PRODUCTION BUYER 1984-1987
PROTOTYPE BUYER 1980-1984
ASSISTANT BUYER 1979-1980

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Bachelor of Science Degree, Psychology
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan





Additional Information:
JAMES HAKSPACHER
4425 Fountain Springs Grove, Unit 267
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Cell: 719-242-6396 Jameshakspacher@yahoo.com
SUMMARY

PURCHASING PROFESSIONAL
Materials, prototype, and production management experience for major OEM and Tier-l suppliers with added sales and engineering background as well as mill expertise. Reduced commodity costs 20-30% consistently, per year by global sourcing. Cut OEM component costs through "win/win" re-negotiations. Exceptional integrity and work ethic with strong interpersonal, teamwork, communication and organizational skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


EVRAZ ROCKY MOUNTAIN STEEL, Pueblo, Colorado


(2005-2009)


Senior Buyer-Mill Requirements
Procured all new components, repairs, services, machined parts, rolls and raw materials (alloys) for Steelmaking, Rod and Bar Mill, Seamless Mill and Rail Mill. The total yearly expenditure of $93 million, $28 million alloys (raw materials), $65 million for other material requirements.
• Negotiated pre-award three year long-term agreement (2006, 2007 and 2008) with Motion Industries, Incorporated; Managed post-award contract administration. Total saving $4,076,054 .
• Improved supplier on-time delivery performance over a three year period from 76% to 96%.
• Eliminated having invoices on hold from an average of 122 per month to zero. The invoices on hold report has been zero for the past three years.
• Updated and maintained vital information via Qracle System data base for all downstream
departments.

SELF-EMPLOYED OEM CONSULTANT, Pleasant Ridge, Michigan (2003-2005)

OEM Consultant-
• Rolled out and taught the “Targets for Excellence” program to potential automotive suppliers.
This included the areas of cost, management, delivery, quality and technology.
• Consulted and assisted numerous automotive businesses in the areas of sales, profit margins, purchasing processes and expectations; as well as client conflict issues and resolutions for companies ranging from $2 million to $9 million.
• Assisted in interviewing /hiring of new staff, counseling, discipline and firing employees.
• Advised and gave recommendations on unusually difficult problems where precedent did not
exist; also give general instructions and guide lines (both written and verbal) in problem solving.







JAMES HAKSPACHER, Page 2

AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING, Rochester Hills, Michigan (1999-2003)


Senior Buyer-Metallic Requirements
Administered current and future purchase orders as follows:
• Extended purchase orders using contractual clauses/option years and implemented long term agreements on current business.
• Posted, Request for Quotation and Invitation for Bid as per policy, solicited current and new suppliers.
• Initiated, solicited new purchase and tooling orders on new business with long term agreements as per AAM terms and conditions.
Worked with Engineering, Quality and AAM Assembly plants on launching new programs.
Assisted meeting budget targets by way of the following:
• Conducted market research, negotiated pricing efficiencies and cancelled contracts/transferred business when appropriate.
• Drive the corporate cost reduction program (SCALE) to optimize part value.
Update and maintain vital information via computer for downstream departments.
Conduct technical reviews on "new" parts for business involving Engineering, Quality and Plant Personnel.
• Discuss quality issues
• Discuss engineering issues for print specifications and/or changes on both pre-award
solicitations and contracts being administered.
• Discuss assembly plant issues for processing.

SELF-EMPLOYED OEM CONSULTANT, Venice, Florida (1997-1999)

OEM Consultant-

• Rolled out and taught the “Targets for Excellence” program to potential automotive suppliers.
This included the areas of cost, management, delivery, quality and technology.
• Consulted and assisted numerous automotive businesses in the areas of sales, profit margins,
purchasing processes and expectations; as well as client conflict issues and resolutions for
companies ranging from $1.5 million to $6 million.
• Interviewing/hiring of new staff, counseling, discipline and firing employees.
• Advise and give recommendations on unusually difficult problems where precedent does not
exist; also give general instructions and guide lines (both written and verbal) in problem
solving.











JAMES HAKSPACHER, Page 3


LEAR CORPORATION, Southfield, Michigan (1996-1997)

Purchasing Manager-Metallic Requirements

• Commodity group purchased over $150+ million of newly engineered stampings and assemblies
worldwide.
• Mentored and trained a professional purchasing staff of six, including three senior buyers, two
production buyers and one assistant buyer.
• Reduced supply base by 33% in the first year with company. Supplier base went from 210 sources
down to 140, saving company $300,000 annually based on direct and indirect costs.
• Visited LEAR plants in Turin, Italy and negotiated and established first international contract with Fiat Automotive in Italy, saving company $250,000 annually or $1.25 million over the life of the five year contract/agreement.



GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION



(1979-1995)


Senior Production Buyer (Metallic),North American Truck Group, Pontiac,MI, (1991-1995)
Purchased by way of solicitation, Invitation for Bid and Request for Proposal $300+ million of newly engineered stampings and assemblies for Chevrolet, GMC small pick-ups and sports utility vehicles.
• Reduced annual supplied commodity costs through "target pricing," re-negotiating long-term contracts with base and option years, establishing “win/win” relationships with supply base.
• Awarded 1992 "Buyer of the Year" by Michigan Minority Business Development Council.
• Recognized by GM North American Truck Group for formalizing supplier evaluation/selection
process.

Senior Production Buyer (Plastics), North American Truck Group, Pontiac, MI. (1989-1991)
• Responsible for annual acquisition and contract administration of $140 million in high volume production plastics components office.
• Established first certified minority, small business blow-molding supplier contract for full size GM vans.
• Cut production supply costs 30% by reducing supplier base and single source contracting.
Senior Production Buyer (Power-train), North American Truck Group, Pontiac, MI (1987-1988)
• Responsible for pre-award, Request for Quote, Invitation for Bid and post-award contract administration for a $3 billion buying office; this included manual transmissions, automatic transmissions, prop-shafts, aluminum wheels, steel wheels and other sub-assemblies.
• Resolved a five-year global aluminum wheel shortage by establishing off-shore and domestic joint
venture contract with aluminum recycling center.

Production Buyer (Fasteners), North American Truck Group, Pontiac, MI. (1984-1987)
• Responsible for procuring cold-headed parts, screw machined parts, powdered metal parts, clips,
clamps, u-bolts and shift levers by way of solicitation, Invitation for Bid and Request for Proposal.






JAMES HAKSPACHER, Page 4

The following are dates and titles which are indicative of my accomplishments which resulted in numerous promotions and opportunities:

SENIOR PRODUCTION BUYER 1987-1995
PRODUCTION BUYER 1984-1987
PROTOTYPE BUYER 1980-1984
ASSISTANT BUYER 1979-1980

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Bachelor of Science Degree, Psychology
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan





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