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Purchasing Director Resume

Auburn Hills, MI

SUMMARY:

  • To provide innovative, focused, and results oriented leadership in conjunction with the philosophy of continuous improvement.
  • Successful in implementing strategies and tactics necessary to assure a positive impact along with profitability for the organization as a whole, while meeting corporate and departmental goals and objectives.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Extensive experience in materials, purchasing and operations in a Tier 1, OEM manufacturing, service parts, and corporate environment.
  • Superior strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions quickly and in the best interest of the company.
  • Computer literate.
  • Proficient in various PC based programs such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, BPCS 8.2, BPCS 8.3, AS400, PLM Team Center, QAD and SAP.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Auburn Hills, MI

Purchasing Director

Responsibilities:

  • Achieved budgeted savings. Responsible for estimating, quoting, price negotiations, establishing long term supplier agreements and sourcing of metallic, plastic and polymer components, while tracking cost reductions via PPV and providing support to reduce supplier PPM’s.
  • Assisted with identification and changes to supplier payment terms to improve companies overall cash position.
  • Able to provide accurate cost estimates (with little information available) based on product and technical knowledge.
  • Work closely with commercial team to achieve targeted customer reductions.
  • Purchase metallic stampings (large and small) from precision miniature and small deep drawn stampings for fuel pumps to larger heat shields, tank straps and locking rings for fuel tank systems, castings, plastic and rubber components for fuel systems.

Confidential, Holly, MI

Sourcing Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and drives supplier performance in the areas of total cost, capacity, capability, quality and location and drives corrective action to bring in line, informs management and escalates if personal attempts fail.
  • Drives and supports continuous improvement of suppliers (3CQL, flexibility, lead - time, initiatives, etc.).
  • Initiates or supports supplier selection and qualification efforts of new suppliers.
  • Consolidate BOM costs for global programs and estimate total landed cost
  • Manage ECN’s for Purchasing department

Confidential, Wixom, MI

Purchasing Manager

  • Responsible for sourcing, BOM cost, lead time, tooling capacities, quality (VE status),
  • Analyze commercial scope of supply and customer requirements, work with Commodity Team to develop sourcing strategies and alternative solutions, work closely with Project Team from product concept phase through design selection to costing and marketing. Have influence on the Make or Buy decision
  • Identify project cost saving opportunities, risks and assure quality/VE Status
  • Manage project sourcing budget and achieve cost reduction target, create BA and control its status;
  • Monitor overall project sourcing performance: spending, schedule compliance & delivery etc.
  • Implement and manage the Change Management program for the Purchasing department for both Mexico and US plants. Track ECN’s, timing and implementation of changes.
  • Conduct supplier workshops in conjunction with PD, PM, ME, Sales, etc., to achieve design for cost and market with PD, identify and define sourcing cost reduction’s target, improvement of supplier‘s performance
  • Manage supplier diversity reporting.

Confidential, Auburn Hills, MI

Launch Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Solely responsible for managing all aspects of purchasing for the MXT truck program in Springfield, OH.
  • Established and maintained customer/supplier contacts to enhance the overall business relationship while maintaining and improving corporate profitability.
  • Insured the corporate AQP process is utilized, updated and managed to achieve an on time program.
  • Tracked engineering changes and new production business quotes to the customer, International Truck.
  • Purchased all vehicle components for this program.

Confidential, Auburn Hills, MI

Purchasing Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiated pricing, terms and delivery with suppliers. Developed new suppliers via alternative geographies, processes and materials.
  • Managed SCR's, ECN's and BOM changes for the purchasing department.
  • Supported AQP launch teams and ensured AQP milestone procedures were executed and followed to insure on time, seamless customer launch, while maintaining program profitability. Attended weekly customer AQP meetings to track overall program timing, discuss and achieve customer expectations.
  • Supported engineering in designing out cost and designing in value utilizing product and process knowledge.
  • Purchased metallic stampings, castings, plastic and rubber components for clutch hydraulic components.

Confidential

Supplier Quality Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate on-site supplier process reviews/run at rate and corrective action follow up. Lead technical review meetings with suppliers to ensure feasibility, capability gauging and overall conformance to specifications.
  • Develop/coordinate action plans to align specifications and/or capabilities as necessary.
  • Coordinate APQP activities with suppliers.
  • Lead supplier corrective action activities in the definition of problems and resolutions (8D).
  • Disposition internally rejected components. Conduct supplier end of phase reviews to assess accomplishment and/or risk during program development/launch.
  • Administer supplier quality assurance program including tracking and publishing of monthly quality performance rating.

Confidential

Product Liaison Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Disposition supplier SCR's and create ECN's as required.
  • Technical liaison between manufacturing, quality and purchasing.
  • Established guidelines for validating product change requests.
  • Developed common use products and implemented in design for savings.
  • Wrote and reviewed engineering specifications as needed.

Confidential

Senior Layout Technician

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the dimensional acceptance and PPAP approval of all supplier submissions.
  • Perform calibration and gage R&R's on all measuring equipment.
  • Track all PPAP submissions to ensure timely throughput.

Confidential, Lapeer, MI

Senior Layout Technician

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the dimensional acceptance and PPAP approval of all supplier submissions.
  • Perform calibration and gage R&R's on all measuring equipment.
  • Track all PPAP submissions to ensure timely throughput.

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