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152 Lions Gate Rd
Savannah, GA 31419
US Attachments and Strategic Service Parts Buyer
20 years experience W2
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US Attachments and Strategic Service Parts Buyer
Professional/Consulting Services
Oct 2018 - Apr 2020
(Covid Lay Off)
  • Spearhead Buy analysis for new and current production materials
  • Negotiated $350k in savings in 2019 and I was on target for $750k in 2020 prior to lay-off
  • Managed purchase and on hand budget for After Market in US
  • Research, validate and approve suppliers for supply of materials
  • Responsible for cost reductions through commercial negotiations, process, product, material improvements, technology improvements supplier investment, in sourcing and re-sourcing.
  • Manage quotes for new and re-sourced materials
  • Visit suppliers for validation of company standards to support supply chain
  • Lead Supplier escalation campaigns where poor supplier performance threatens project goals or supply for dealers and national accounts Product Administrator and New Products Mgr
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May 2016 - Jul 2018
  • Project Manage new products to launch to market
  • Manage revisions to current products
  • Issue UPC codes, part numbers and spec sheets
  • Produce timelines and schedules for new product requirements
  • Manage weekly New Products meetings with various teams
  • Produce Bills of Materials and manage changes in Bills of products in SAP
  • Ability to use logic to research and identify problems and proactively resolve issues in a proactive manner
  • Interface with Marketing, Purchasing, Planning departments in addition upper management all aspects of projects
  • Utilize SAP Planning, Purchasing, Inventory Management
  • Excel and Klikview Contractor for Government Purchasing
  • AMH Enterprises
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Jan 2015 - May 2016
  • Contacting buyers developing relationship and following up on leads
  • Sourcing goods from manufactures and distributer's at best price, lead time and terms.
  • Develop relationships with Suppliers
  • Issuing purchase orders from Quick Books
  • Following up on delivery, expediting product and keeping buyers informed of status
  • Establishing pricing, delivery and shipping schedules to meet the needs of Navy, Military and Army Offices
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Demand Planner
Information Technology
Nov 2007 - Jul 2014
Sanford, NC
Interface between the NPD group, Logistics / Global Deployment, Forecasting, and the Manufacturing Plant in order to optimize service levels, production schedules, inventory levels / excess inventory / VAR, capacity and parts deliveries while adhering to all the Operations Vision, Mission, Priorities Values and Principles.
  • Review forecasts and inventory levels in SAP and Manugistics, to ensure they stay within the planned levels
  • Ensure high level of service of less than 2% out of stocks
  • Review and manage capacity plans for specified resources
  • Project Manage new equipment, launches
  • Produce Project Launch time schedules
  • Work with Engineering, New Product Development & Production to ensure on time project deliverables
  • Coordinate with international suppliers and sister companies over seas to ensure on time deliverables
  • Produce monthly, quarterly forecasts for production to meet on time demand schedules
  • Coordinate all activities for materials and support teams to achieve deliverables
  • Identify challenges, obstacles, barriers and issues
  • Manage outside fillers for 3rd party manufacturing
  • Provide Purchase Orders and delivery schedules
  • Review vendor performances
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Oct 2002 - Nov 2007
Philadelphia, PA
Planner/Buyer promoted to Customer Service Lead/Project Manager
  • Analyze inventory for procurement of all components and schedule according to customer's requirements based on forecast and custom orders in order to meet demand
  • Evaluate deliveries utilizing JD Edwards MRP & SAP systems.
  • Perform inventory evaluations, write destruction notices, and coordinate with incoming inspection to insure start-up dates.
  • Generate work orders to include specific components, manufacturing instruction, deviations, and sales orders. Meet monthly sales volume targets with commitment to job processing.
  • Coordinate through sales, vendors, manufacturing and upper management customer requirements
  • Work with customers on artwork revisions and handle all new copy code providing support to two customer service representatives.
  • Manage projects from inception to completion in accordance with current internal and external requirements. Develop and implement Master Packaging Instructions, BOM's, and Item masters. And Routers. Work within compliance of FDA requirements.
  • Heavy customer contact on sales orders, requirements, deviations, artwork revisions, shipment schedules, bulk deliveries. cGMP & FDA working environment.
  • Launched major products such as Mucinex, P & G Olay Eye pods and various drugs for accounts such as Novartis and GSK.
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Oct 2002 - Oct 2002
Robbinsville, NJ
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Business Management
Middlesex County College 1982
Planning, Purchasing, Inventory Management
APIC's courses
SAP - Training and certification July
PMP Certification - currently pursuing