|Desired Industry: Purchasing/Buyers
|Desired Job Location: Chicago, Illinois
||Date Posted: 2/1/2006
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: 02/15/2006
|Desired Wage: 65000.00
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel:
|Highest Degree Attained: MBA
||Willing to Relocate: Undecided
Secure a position in which to contribute extensive knowledge and experience in inventory administration, management, operations, and procurement. Astute business executive with strong combination of cross-functional experience in diverse industries and markets (manufacturing, distribution, medical, electronic, consumer and food products). Bringing six figure savings to each position.
BRIDGFORD FOODS CORPORATION ¡V MEAT SNACKS 1999 ¡V 2005
$80 million, Chicago based producer and distributor through ¡¥Direct Sales Delivery¡¦ (DSD) of beef jerky and shelf-stable meat products owned by publicly held Bridgford Foods Corporation based in Anaheim, CA.
Inventory Manager, reporting to Director of Finance and Operations
Established procedures and administered controls, ensuring financial reporting integrity for $10 million of finished goods inventory held in over 200 route stock rooms and in-transit. Headed management functions for fleet of over 200 vehicles.
„_ Designed system procedures and implemented GEAC/System 21 operational modules for inventory and logistics activities. Inventory accuracy improved 38%.
„_ Created and documented procedures and controls, recording and analyzing physical counts of all stockroom inventories quarterly satisfying ¡¥Sarbanes-Oxley¡¦ requirements.
„_ Achieved savings of $120,000 in fleet costs, through detailed analysis of expenses.
„_ Developed methodology and controls for DSD sales force, enabling utilization of hand held terminals to record inventory transactions.
„_ Guided and educated regional operational managers in correct techniques to perform effective inventory review, reducing errors by 50%.
ACE/ACME ¡V CONSUMER GOODS 1991-1999
Privately held $54 million manufacturer, distributor and franchisor of consumer products, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
Director of Purchasing, reporting to Vice President of Operations and Sales
Managed staff of 31 in procurement, distribution, sales support, inventory control and production. Developed and administered budgets and forecasts. Created and installed MRP inventory control procedures. Controlled all phases of franchise program development, asset acquisition and procedures. Headed design and implementation of P/C based procurement program for principals and franchise owners. Instrumental in start up of J.D. Edwards AS400 software conversion.
„_ Achieved agreement, with suppliers, for return of obsolete and over stocked product, decreasing on hand inventory $80,000.
„_ Engineered 10% reduction in inventory and improved quality through development and implementation of supplier audit program and class coding of products for both purchasing and warehousing.
„_ Reduced cost of franchise materials $28,000, result of negotiated purchase.
„_ Restructured annual franchise buying convention, reducing costs and lowering inbound transportation costs by 25%.
„_ Administered start up and organization of consolidated assembly and distribution center for franchise organization.
NEWARK INONE ¡V ELECTRONIC COMPONENT DISTRIBUTOR 1979 ¡V 1991
World¡¦s largest distributor of electronic components through a catalog, sales in excess of $1 billion. Newark InOne is part of Premier Farnell Company, publicly traded on both New York and London stock exchanges.
Divisional Purchasing Manager, reporting to Vice President of the private label division
Directed efforts of 10 staff members. Coordinated and prioritized production, distribution, inventory control and procurement for private label division. Installed vendor rating and certification system based on quality, accuracy, cost, support and delivery. Recommended products for inclusion into private label product selection and catalog page layout.
„_ Instituted discount payment system, generating savings of $100,000 annually, adjusted for cost of currency.
„_ Reviewed tariff classifications, identified error in classification and reduced costs on one SKU $20,000, annual savings in excess of $200,000.
„_ Formulated B.O.M.¡¦s for value added products and developed ¡¥Excel¡¦ MRP program to manage component SKU¡¦s, realizing 5% inventory reduction in required components to maintain 95% service level.
„_ Negotiated vendor assistance toward cost of catalog page preparation and placement, decreasing divisional catalog expenses by $25,000 in the first year.
„_ Prepared and administered budgets and product forecasts for both finished goods and raw materials.
„_ MBA/ Finance ¡V Loyola University of Chicago
„_ BBA/ Marketing ¡V Loyola University of Chicago
„_ CPM/ ISM (Institute for Supply Management formerly National Association of Purchasing Managers)
Available upon request.
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