Accomplished leader of procurement teams who builds effective supply chains that stimulate high inventory turns, keep manufacturing operations flowing smoothly, and support more timely new product launches.
Determined and adept with sourcing various materials and ingredients while also being a skilled negotiator who collaborates with cross functional to ensure smooth operations, optimize efficiencies, and execute ultimate company goals.
Diverse packaging experience with identifying sources, quantifying costs, testing, contracting, and executing supply related to all forms of corrugated materials, paperboard boxes, plastic containers, bottles, lids, flexible packaging, and other support materials.
Contract Manufacturing & Packaging
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Senior Director of Global Procurement and External Supply
Collaborate consistently with cross - functional teams such as Marketing, R&D, Operations, Engineering, Sales/Business Development, Production Planning, and other departments in thetimely execution of projects. Support supplier identification and management; supporting new product launches, packaging changes, negotiating pricing, and driving optimum timing for launches and transitions.
Manage Procurement team members, identifying performance gaps and developing & implementing improvement plans as required while also developing succession plans, knowledge share and developmental opportunities for team members to propel their knowledge and career opportunities.
Identify, create, and execute Requests for Proposals/Quotes (RFP/RFQ) for the benefit of company strategic sourcing or confirmation of incumbent suppliers.
Establish and track Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) designed for performance management and employee growth.
Oversee corporate Project Management Department and processes to ensure efficient and timely execution of commercialization projects.
Manage strategies for global procurement supply chain. Collaborate with Logistics, R&D, Operations, Quality Assurance and Finance to ensure that appropriate timelines are in place and aligned with the company’s overall objectives.
Lead the creation and execution of cost savings and innovation pipeline programs through effective management of strategic suppliers and internal stakeholders.
Manages contract manufactures with new item launches, formula changes and packaging changes ensuring smooth manufacturing startup and timely supply of goods.
Visits contract manufactures to develop understanding of their capabilities and drive for successful launches while also being the primary point of contact on all activities.
Negotiation of contracts with identified co-manufacturers and co-packers in successfully launching several seasonal turn-key finished goods.
Established KPI’s and quarterly business review meetings for each co-manufacturer and co-packer.
Senior Director of Purchasing
Launched quarterly review process with all contract manufacturers and co-packers to resolve open issues, advise on new projects, and address any performance successes or failures.
Improved manufacturing environment’s purchasing performance from less than 75% fill rate to over 96%, while reducing overall inventory value by $500K
Developed purchasing staff contingency planning with cross- in all areas.
Director of Purchasing
Organized process to manage international and domestic purchases, inaugurated competitive bidding, and introduced the sourcing of capital equipment purchases.
Launched quarterly cost review process for sales leadership to alert them of future pricing change needs.
Established contract process for all commodity purchases of supplies to manufacturing facility including for global manufacturing facilities.
Confidential, New York, NY
Successfully sourced all the materials and services required for largest national program launch in company history.
Established quarterly review process of contract manufacturers that provided products and food for meeting room applications.
Increased average inventory turns from two to over seven per year.