Global Supply Chain (131639) / Purchasing Executive / Lean Certified / $150M – $1.4B Spend / Prints Money

Who doesn’t need to save money?  Especially in the business of Manufacturing?!!!

We are working with an execution-focused Purchasing / Supply Chain executive that has a demonstrated record of exceeding profitability goals, driving increased revenues, and building highly motivated teams. He has achieved operational excellence in the Automotive, Agricultural and Off-Highway industries. He excels in revenue growth, cost reduction/modeling, and driving increased efficiency and productivity. His exceptional track record reflects a strategic thinker who is hands-on in managing all facets of the business with a strong acumen. He has managed global supply chain teams and purchases ranging from $150M to $1.4B.

His impressive results come as a result of being a champion of customer satisfaction, supplier collaboration, and creating a culture of loyalty that has paid impressive dividends. He has successfully supported global purchasing, corporate reorganization/consolidation, emerging from bankruptcy, new plants, and rapid expansion. This experience is worth it’s weight in gold, especially when you look at his impressive track record of accomplishment through it all. He is currently employed with a holding company but is soon to complete his assignment and he is working with us to find the next great challenge. He is willing to relocate.

 

Give us a call to discuss this high horsepower professional today before he is gone!  Call 724 814 3791 or email at bsweedar@mriomega.com

 

Global Supply Chain (131639) / Purchasing Executive / Lean Certified / $150M – $1.4B Spend / Prints Money

• Standardized and implemented processes across all locations in Purchasing, Supplier Quality, Materials, and Inventory Control resulting in increased inventory turns and reductions, reduced supplier PPM and incidents, and improved cost savings
Started 3 brand new facilities in Irving, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, and Mankato, MN.
• Developed, introduced, executed KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) in all North American facilities.
• Introduced the company to multiple strategic customers and suppliers for MSA (Master Supply Agreement) partnerships for sales and cost-saving activities of over $9 million.
• Completed successful footprint reduction in US facilities two months ahead of schedule leading to the removal of $10 million in annual fixed costs and $1.5 million in part costs
• Executed launches for significant programs of GDI and DCR pump solutions in the Americas and the Far East, exceeding timing and budget requirements
Improved 5% margin in GDI product line along with a 6% margin improvement in Diesel product line
• Continued monthly EBITDA improvement since 2014 in a new company structure
Cumulative purchased parts cost improvement of over $30 million in four years.
• Successfully led the team to recertification of TS-16949 and ISO 14001.
• Standardized, centralized and implemented customer service processes across all locations resulting in an improved and consistent client experience
• Led and launched new ERP solution implementation and eliminated external databases and developed an internet storefront
• Gained significant cash flow improvements in payables to receivables
Completed 20% YOY cost reductions, leading to a significant margin improvement in business
• Responsibilities included tactical and strategic management of over $1.4B in annual purchases and supplier development for automotive and heavy vehicle product groups in Canada, US and Mexico.
• Areas of overview covered 31 plants and eight direct reports of an overall $5.5B manufacturer of the axle and driveshafts , for automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway industries.
Achieved cost reductions totaling $153 million in 4-year span by implementing cost modeling, negotiation, LTA and supplier resource programs
• Attained a 15% supplier reduction through YOY supplier localization/rationalization
• Developed, implemented and deployed effective cost modeling strategy that strengthened supplier collaboration and enabled reliable market data on commodities
• Improved working capital $50M YOY by improving supplier terms & consignment programs
• Improved Supplier PPM’s 40% year over year achieving 55 PPM annually
• Global staff of 15 included Program Management, Supplier Quality & Development, Purchasing (Prod, Non-Prod
• Contract Services) and Logistics.
• Centralized all NA production purchases, optimizing vendor base and decreasing costs by over $4.5M annually.
• Reduced company footprint in Indiana through offshoring and relocation of assets to enable $23 million in annual fixed cost and $3 million in purchased cost reduction improving profitability.
Oversaw procurement of $600M in raw materials (production and non- production), components, tooling & assembly equipment and logistics.
Attained additional cost savings in 2001-2002 of $4.5M through VA/VE, long term agreements and negotiations
Sourced $100M in dies and assembly equipment in budget with costs being carried by supply base until customer • payment
Decreased costs on materials and other commodities by 10% each year through synergies created with acquisitions
• Implemented diverse business systems throughout corporation including MRP, Accounting, Inventory Control, Bar Coding, EDI, Email, Internet, Windows Networking and Phone Systems

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science  / Business Leadership, Magna Cum Laude
  • Certificate Program (University of Kentucky) / Lean Manufacturing
  • Continuing Education ( Oakland University, MI) / Numerous classes in Management, Supply Chain and Quality
  • Institute for Supply Management Michigan Chapter ( Detroit, MI) / Member