Cary, IL 60013 847-639-4351 email@example.com
Global Supply Chain Management Materials Manager Purchasing Manager
Award-winning, profit-oriented Supply Chain, Materials, and Purchasing Management professional with
proven record of reducing costs, streamlining workflow, and improving efficiency. Special expertise in
supplier selection and development in Six Sigma environment. Well-developed technical skills, including
ERP and planning systems. Experienced at controlling costs, resolving complex issues relating to global
logistics, and driving quality. Adept at formulating supply strategies, ensuring compliance with demand
planning and delivery milestones, and building effective teams.
Areas of Expertise
Global Supply Management Supplier Selection & Development Work Force Management Quality
Purchasing Strategic & Tactical Planning Six Sigma Customer & Vendor Relations Cost Control
International Logistics Process Optimization Requirements Determination Program Management
New Product Introduction Sourcing Negotiations Supply & Demand Planning ISO Compliance
Artech Information Systems LLC, Arlington Heights, IL
Supplier Readiness Engineer – New Products (September 2010-May 2012)
Consultant position charged with coordinating all activities to drive proper supplier and component
selection for Motorola Networks (now Nokia Siemens Networks) new product Introduction. The single
point of contact for new product development regarding all supplier related activities.
Achieved material cost and delivery goals in launching three new products in Q4, 2010
Managed extended direct material cost of $4.6 million for product launches In Q4 2010 and Q2 2011
In Q4 2011, achieved material goals of 100% qualification and DM cost ($50K/unit) for Pilot run
MOTOROLA, Schaumburg/Libertyville, IL
Material Program Manager (2005-2007)
Charged with improving material management processes for $36B, Fortune 100 company’s $4.8B mobile
devices product line. Ensured new product introduction (NPI) builds and volume new product launches
completed without material delays. Managed vertical integrator supplier’s material and delivery
expectations. Carried out material cost analyses and identified areas for cost reduction. Coordinated as
many as 100 vendors per program, with 25 top suppliers. Negotiated product and program needs.
Communicated with, and monitored, outsourced suppliers and global transportation companies.
Facilitated 20% increase in operating earnings and 40% increase in shipments in 2005 by enabling
600,000 unit build in one quarter.
Contributed to 6 successful product launches from 2005-2007 by streamlining planning windows and
producing delivery plan goals to support 500,000 unit average product ramp up.
Met material delivery, development, and customer ship goals for product launches averaging $70M
in material spending (2006 and 2007).
Obtained $118,000 material charge rebate from outsourced partner in China, which brought costs
into alignment with direct material targets.
Saved $678,000 by negotiating production pricing, rather than prototype pricing, for volume tooling.
Reduced program overhead improving shipping reliability and reducing shipment frequency 33%.
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Senior New Product Purchasing Manager (1999-2004)
Promoted to direct all prototype material expenditures for 10 major programs (16 products) per year.
Supervised purchasing team of 9 to support delivery of NPI builds prior to ramp-up. Administered
$700,000 in budgets. Managed active supplier base of 2.500. Negotiated all agreements and carried out
supplier development and approval.
Managed $17M direct material spend in 2004 to enable launch of >700,000 units.
Produced $10M in savings in 2001 by implementing inventory sharing among plants globally.
Saved $5M in scrap avoidance in 2002 by directing material redeployment to offshore build sites.
Reduced material costs 12% in 2003 through aggressive negotiation of pricing for repeat purchases.
Increased number of programs on product development roadmap and enabled greater prototype
build volumes by streamlining purchase order management and lead times
Achieved ISO 9000 compliance and led purchasing through first ISO audit with zero issues.
Enabled continued ISO compliance by leading automation of engineering sign off process.
Established and managed new purchasing department in 2001, where each Purchasing Agent held
responsibility for all aspects of assigned programs and functioned as defacto material managers.
Improved quality and efficiency by enhancing relationships with offshore build sites in Asia, Europe,
Brazil, and Mexico to coordinate hand off from prototype to volume launch.
Material Control Manager (1997-1998)
Promoted to manage material supplier and build issues at Tianjin, China factory. Sourced and developed
local suppliers. Negotiated volumes and pricing. Supervised 6 buyers and 1 analyst. Investigated and
resolved supplier operational issues. Supported program with $62M average annual spend.
Avoided monthly material import permits from trade ministry by meeting local content targets.
Achieved major savings by reducing reliance on US materials suppliers.
Lowered costs and improved inventory efficiency by modernizing inventory processes.
China Material Agent (1995-1996)
Facilitated startup of Tianjin factory by developing material procedures and buyer skill sets. Transferred
mature products to China.
Produced major costs savings by lowing manufacturing, supplier, and payroll expenses.
Sr. Buyer / Purchasing Agent (1995)
Selected to lead special project involving mapping and development of Purchasing and Materials modules
for new Oracle ERP system
Worked closely with Oracle programmer to incorporate all requirements and deliver system on time.
CAREER NOTES: Previously held positions of Senior Buyer, Purchasing Agent, Material Receiving
Supervisor, Material Scheduler, Material Planner, and Inventory Analyst with MOTOROLA.
Master of Business Administration. The Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, IL
BS in Business Administration, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Six Sigma Foundations Training
Managerial Training for HR Government Compliance
Schedule Sharing Certification
Ethnic Chinese Capitalism Seminar
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AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Recognition for achieving 600,000 unit build and launch in Q4, to meet critical shipping goals (2005)
Award for Successful ISO 9000 implementation (1999)
Award for helping develop world’s first Chinese Character Phone Display (1996)
MS Office, Project, Oracle, Primavera