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Buyer, Purchasing, Product Mgr. Resume

Desired Industry: Manufacturing SpiderID: 67247
Desired Job Location: Statesville, North Carolina Date Posted: 2/13/2013
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 02/25/2013
Desired Wage: 80000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: Undecided


Seeking a challenging position in which I may utilize my skills and experience with a company where professional growth is encouraged and rewarded.

August 2011 – January 2013 - Lydall Thermal/Acoustical
Purchased polyester, polypropylene and other products used in manufacturing parts for this OEM Automotive Supplier. Maintained Supplier relationships and negotiated price. Responsible for strategic development of assigned suppliers. Responsible for over $500,000 in cost savings in 2012. Worked with Suppliers and Kaizen Team to set up Kanban system during 4th Qtr. 2012 that will be instrumental in 2013 due to capacity issues and improve inventory turns and reduce inventory dollars.

Interfaced with Internal Process Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Quality personnel to ensure timely and accurate communication of specifications. Managed Supplier performance reviews, new supplier development, new quotes, etc. Identified and defined continuous improvement of the operating systems to ensure on time delivery, perfect quality and cost reductions.
September 2009 – August 2011 - HS Converting Conover, N.C.
Product Manager
Purchased woven and nonwoven fabrics for converting and resale to furniture and bedding manufacturers. Responsible for dyeing, printing and finishing woven fabrics. Managed stock, slow moving and aged inventory. Work with Sales force to promote growth, profitability, product development and market penetration. Established and maintained relationships with domestic and foreign vendors. Traveled as needed to customers, vendors and tradeshows. Supervised one employee.
May 2008 - February 2009 - Pyrotek Inc. Salisbury, N.C.
Supply Chain Analyst
Responsible for logistics and inventory management of three warehouse locations. Managed and monitored lease agreements on warehouse contracts. Sourced manufacturing product, resale items and plant supplies for the aluminum industry. Managed safety stock agreements, obsolete inventory and inventory reduction programs for the U.S. Aluminum Divisions. (7 locations)

Note: 1989 - 2008 were with the same parent company, Leggett & Platt.
1999 - 2008 Hanes Industries Conover, N.C.
Product Manager
Purchased woven, nonwoven and knit fabrics for conversion and resale to furniture and bedding manufacturers as well as specialty markets (automotive, home furnishings & filtration). Responsible for stock levels, slow moving and or aged inventory as well as program profits and losses, new product development and quality issues. Responsible for negotiating cost and setting market pricing. Worked with Market and Sales Managers to promote growth, profitability and market penetration. Established and maintained relationships with domestic and international vendors. Effectively balanced vendor relationships with company marketing objectives by staying abreast of issues relating to end use and supplier strategy. Traveled to branch locations, customers, tradeshows and vendors as necessary.

1997 - 1999 Yarborough Industrial Fabrics Claremont, N.C.
Purchasing/Inventory Control Manager
Responsible for all purchases of Nonwoven and Woven fabrics for converting facility for the furniture and bedding industry. Responsible for cost changes and system updates. Coordinated quarterly inventories, card entry and inventory reconciliation. Supervised one employee.
1993 - 1997 Leggett & Platt Applied Products Div. Conover, N.C.
(formerly VWR Textiles & Supplies)
Assistant Marketing Manager
Responsible for purchasing and managing supply products (Velcro, thread/bobbins, zippers, welt cord, vinyl, adhesive and nonwoven tape, silicone and adhesive spray, etc.) for resale to furniture and bedding manufacturers. Assisted in the development of marketing programs to promote sales growth and market penetration. Issue and maintain price pages, catalog pages, and sales literature. Coordinated and attended tradeshows. Responsible for promotional items, brochures and booth setup. Communicated and provided product, market and sales information to all branch locations. Responsible for new market/product training to sales. Assisted sales with product presentations, quality issues, etc.
1989 - 1993 VWR Textiles and Supplies. Conover, N.C.
Senior Buyer
Coordinated and negotiated nonwoven purchases for company’s largest processing site - reduced on hand inventory by 5.2% and dead inventory by 11%. Responsible for $4 million of inventory. Coordinated shipment and delivery of products to major industrial accounts.

▪ Graduate of Burns High School, Lawndale, NC
▪ Business Courses CVCC, Hickory, NC
▪ Principles in Purchasing - NAPM
▪ Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Member of NAPW and IWLA

▪ Problem solving and goal oriented
▪ Good written and oral communications
▪ Good organizational Skills
▪ Trained Automotive Internal Auditor
▪ Experience with Kaizen and Six Sigma
▪ Familiar with JD Edwards and Oracle ERP Systems
▪ Participated in several 3rd Party Supplier Audits

Available upon request.

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