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Christopher
boost1591@bellsouth.net
828-989-6842
415 Macedonia Road
Asheville, NC 28804
Senior Category Manager
11 years experience
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Summary

Dedicated corporate Senior Category Manager with more than 25 years of relevant industry experience. Demonstrate strong management skills, educational background, and rapport with all levels of management. Known for making effective decisions, learning quickly, and possessing keen instincts for problem resolution. Significant strengths include:

  • Category Management
  • Capex Management
  • MRO Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Project Management

Experience
Senior Category Manager
Jan 2015 - present
  • Manage capex for North America business units. > 40MM
  • Manage indirect material and service categories for Flint Group, NA. >150MM
  • Manage MRO and associated categories. >55MM
  • Implement category and commodity strategies to optimize business efficiency.
  • Execute elements of the overall operations category strategy to ensure service delivery improvements.
  • Perform category management including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract, performance and risk management.
  • Develop and negotiate master supplier agreements and contracts.
  • Work with the VP and Director of indirect materials and services understanding the global spend and identifying opportunities for supplier aggregation.
  • Identify innovative procurement solutions that provide cashable savings and process efficiencies for the organization.
  • Address vendor issues to ensure the highest level of service delivery.
  • Maintain contractual and business relationships with vendors.
  • Facilitate implementation of procurement change initiatives within category to improve business performance.
  • Develop best procurement practices to lead and manage procurement teams.
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of facility/local buyers.
  • Build strong relationship with strategic supplier and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Provide assistance to company's acquisition strategies by completing the due diligence and integration activities for the spend categories.
  • Plan and execute effective negotiation processes with indirect materials and services vendors.
Risk Management Procurement Sourcing
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Master Scheduler/Senior Buyer - Supervisor Baldor Dodge
Information Technology
Jan 2010 - Jan 2015
Asheville, NC
(formerly Baldor Dodge, Rockwell Automation Dodge, and Reliance Electric) SAP Business Analyst, Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics Management ABB
  • Oversaw all supply chain management functions within SAP/ERP systems. Managed corporate-level support for all facilities, specifically focused on converting facilities to SAP and setting up MRO procurement for raw materials.
  • Assumed the project lead manager role for indirect purchasing MRO SAP implementations and the SAP configurations for the materials management model.
  • Managed 10
  • 20 work teams and up to 13 employees. Worked closely with all levels of management, facility employees, and cross functional teams in the areas of materials management, procurement, supply chain management, and logistics.
  • Analyzed business data related to supply chain, logistics, procurement, manufacturing, contract review, RFQ's, and scheduling for all Baldor facilities globally. Ensured data was prepared in correct formats for SAP system.
  • Diagnosed, analyzed, tested, and resolved issues. Revised policies and procedures and created functional specifications as needed.
  • Developed training documents for all levels of procurement, supply chain, and logistics. Conducted training classes at facility and individual levels.
  • Worked closely with upper management, engineering, quality, and manufacturing teams to ensure SOP's were in place for current and new product lines.
  • Recommended and implemented continuous improvement and cost reduction projects. Led Lean Kaizen teams and material management system enhancements.
Procurement SAP Materials Management Manufacturing Logistics Management Logistics ERP SAP Implementation Continuous Improvement
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Education
Montreat College
Skills
Procurement
2021
10
Continuous Improvement
2015
5
ERP
2015
5
Logistics
2015
5
Logistics Management
2015
5
Manufacturing
2015
5
Materials Management
2015
5
Risk Management
2021
5
SAP
2015
5
SAP Implementation
2015
5
Sourcing
2021
5
Accounting
2010
1
Blueprints
1993
1
Business Analysis
2015
1
CAPM
2010
1
EMS
2015
1
GSAP
2015
1
Microsoft Excel
0
1
Microsoft PowerPoint
0
1
Microsoft Word
0
1
PQ
2000
1
Project Management
2010
1
Quality Assurance
2010
1
Quality Control
2010
1
SAP Detailed Scheduling
2015
1
Wireless
2000
1
Awards
Management, 0
Contract Negations, 0
Organizational Management, 0
Indirect Product Sourcing, 0
Training, 0
Continuous Improvement, 0
Cost Reductions, 0
Safety, 0
Project Management & Prioritization, 0
Strong Organizational and Communication Skills, 0