DAVID SKOWRON CSCP,CPPM,CHRM
High Point, NC 843.222.4219 email@example.com
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
Supply Chain Global Purchasing General Management Organizational Development
HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED EXECUTIVE LEADER with outstanding track record and history in change agent leadership. Expertise
in both Procurement Management and Global Supply Chain Development. Experience disciplines include performance
optimization. Analytical and strategic leadership has led to profitability improvement through identifying, resolving, and
reshaping organizations. Best Practices as Human Resources, supplier development and supply chain management.
Consensus Building and Teaming through positive motivational initiatives; successfully leading effective change. Soft skills
include sense of humor, patience, analytical and intuitive; made a career of improving corporate communications and team
Areas of Expertise
Change Agent Organizational Leadership Strategic Planning
Best Practices Global Procurement Performance Optimization
Business Development Integrated Marketing Global Matrix Management
Program Management Mentoring/Motivating Corporate Administration
VOLVO GROUP NA, INC. Greensboro, NC 2002 – Present
Global Purchasing Development Manager /Crisis Management
Primary role of leading global purchasing projects .
Led merger of 3 brands (Volvo, Mack, Renault) into one manufacturing facility.
Led the landmark integration of Renault Truck’s supply chain processes into the Volvo business
Creatively overcame a number of challenges presented in the re-branding of the Volvo truck line. In
this regard, tenure best illustrates expertise in change leadership.
Provided effective global solutions in areas of product planning,purchasing, product development and
product range management of four truck brands.
Continue to enhance global business acumen, working with colleagues in Brazil, France, Sweden, Mexico
and the U.S.
Achieved 200% of supply chain cost reduction goal: goal was 7%, actual savings was 15%.
Lead team to standardize process flow in complex global supply chains.
Materials/Supply Chain Manager (2000 – 2002)
Manage the entire complement of supply chain management: purchasing, warehousing, distributions,
logistics. Direct reports: 6 – who oversaw staff of 110.
‘Hit the ground running’ to quickly revitalize a business unit in disarray: the Mack Truck brand needed
a quick turnaround – inherited a team which was initially disparate.
Quickly employed Six Sigma-Lean tools. Built a key global purchasing supplier development model,
which became the corporate standard.
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Examples of key change leadership roles: closing down and relocating a Volvo facility – transitioning
110 associates to their new locations; gained invaluable Human Resources experience and strengthened
expertise in communications.
Assembled and led a record achieving team of multiple disciplines and functions; our business unit
became the corporate benchmark for excellence, e.g. quality, lowest cost-per-vehicle and other
Quickly turned business unit from ‘worst to best’ – within 24 months.
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC. Morristown, NJ 1995 - 2000
Supply Chain/ Purchasing Manager (2000)
Accountable for Purchasing, Logistics and Product Planning. Report: 3 – managing staff of 15.
Led team implementing SIOP process and team awarded 6 Sigma award for developing the SIOP
Showcased skills in innovation and resourcefulness to quickly build the company’s first Purchasing-
Materials group in Gurgon, India.
Promoted from Purchasing Manager (1995) to Commodity Manager (1995 – 2000). As Commodity
Manager, supported Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, R&D and Engineered materials groups.
Overcame the challenges inherent to building a business unit within a foreign culture.
Summary of previous experience
CAROBORUNDUM Niagara Falls, NY (1992 – 1995)
Manage the corporate purchasing of 3 business divisions. Tenure showcased innovation and career
signature for creating best practices, e.g. launched Vendor Certification scorecard program; established
Vendor Review panel. Pioneered an improved procurement model to leverage the competition between
U.S. and Canada suppliers.
QUEBECOR, INC. Depew, NY (1987 – 1992)
Established core purchasing dexterity – and proficiency in project and time management. Responsible for
buys up to $60M. Gained invaluable insight to global procurement sourcing overseas suppliers. Learned the
art/science of building effective suppler partnerships.
Thunderbird University – Garvin School of International Management.
University of Phoenix, Masters in Organizational Behavior., certification in HR Mgmt.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration.
Six Sigma Green Belt certified
Lean Manufacturing certified
Certified Supply Chain Professional , Apics Organization