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Purchasing / Specification Manager

I am looking for Purchasing positions anywhere in the world.  I have worked off-shore hitches and enjoy this type of work.  

Please see my cover letter below for more details.  

Dear Hiring Manager:
Thank you for your time reviewing my purchasing and procurement resume.      
While Purchasing and Supply Chain logistics is my passion, management is my bread and butter. Keeping on top of projects and making sure all parts get to the finish line at the same time is one thing I do best.  
I built my career in the military and as a defense contractor, specializing in the material logistics field.  But I am also a great leader, office manager, and level - headed team player.  
While known as a Purchasing expert, I am actually the “go-to manager ” who always answers all of the questions and the one who jumps in feet first and gets the job done.  My focus is always on customer satisfaction and all of my actions revolve around this tenet of management as well as long-term relationships.  
I am not only accustomed to wearing many hats, I sincerely enjoy it; I thrive in an environment where no two workdays are exactly the same.
In addition to being flexible and responsive, I am also a fanatic for details – particularly when it comes to Purchasing Management.   
In the last few years, I challenged every Supply Chain constraint concerning purchasing inventory and new material procurement from vendors worldwide. I improved Ship to Confirmation, Ship to Receipt, and Net Core Material Productivity by 30% as the Purchasing Manager at Trelleborg Marine Systems.     
I am looking for a position where my contributions count and my efforts are appreciated – and a long-term commitment. 
Thank you for your time, 

  • Purchasing 15 years by 2019
  • Procurement 15 years by 2019
  • Buyer 15 years by 2019
  • Logistics 20 years by 2019
  • Supply Chain 15 years by 2019
  • Off shore 1 years by 2006
  • inventory 5 years by 2019
  • Project Management 10 years by 2014
  • Material Manager 5 years by 2015
  • Purchasing Manager at Trelleborg Marine Systems
    Jun 2015 - Jan 2019
    Purchasing Manager in a global acquisition environment with 1,100 part numbers and 96 worldwide vendors in a high-mix, high-volume environment. Selected as the single Purchasing Manager for Trelleborg Marine Systems to lead negotiations for seven different offices in four countries. Highly skilled vendor negotiator saving over $325K so far this year enabling the sales force to lower target prices on our products. SAP expert managing $200K monthly spend, Lead Time Reduction, and $2M Consignment and VMI inventory in China. Also responsible for procuring all raw material for production and “non-stock” MRO items for daily functions within the plant.
  • Logistics Program Manager at General Dynamics Information Technology
    Oct 2007 - Feb 2014
    On-Off Site Program Manager / Logistics Implementation Manager for a government contract valued at $81M. Responsible for all operational project details including all financials, invoicing, procurement, deliverable management and execution, automation installation, hiring, and well being of 62 personnel. Project Manager / Operations Capture Manager for the $4.4M Logistics Automation Contract in Baghdad, Iraq. I also managed the Department of State Regional Security Office Logistics Automation Project at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Project Lead / Logistics Automation Operations Analyst in Iraq as a Senior Logistics Automation Analyst responsible for analysis, proprietary fuel commodity automation maintenance, forecast, procurement, accountability and throughput of over 3.3M gallons of petroleum products daily into Iraq.
  • Off Shore Project Engineer at Mustang Engineering
    Apr 2006 - Nov 2006
    Offshore Project / Logistics Engineer onboard the Beyond Petroleum (BP) Thunder Horse Oil Platform in the Gulf of Mexico working directly for the Mustang Engineering Construction Manager managing retrofit operations.
  • Military Logistics Officer at US Army
    Feb 2000 - Jun 2006
    Experienced Supply Chain Operations Manager during Combat Operations managing equipment purchase, requisition, and delivery from worldwide vendors and distribution to end-users. Operations Manager of the Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security directorate located on the largest training base in the United States Army orchestrating personnel mobilization issues including finance, automated records management, and post deployment tracking data.
  • Masters
    Logistics Management at Army Logistics Management College
    1998 - 1999
  • Bachelors of Science
    Systems Management at National University
    1986 - 1990
Hedgesville, West Virginia,
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