To obtain a purchasing or financial services position utilizing my varied business experience, leadership and organizational skills to enhance overall company operations.
-Twelve highly successful years of purchasing
-Nine years Supervisory/Managerial experience
-Supply Base Management experience
-C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) for 10 yrs.
|Temporary long-term position with ConAgra Foods, Inc. SAP driven material planning and purchase order releases of corrugated, film/wrap and cartons (as needed). SAP Contract maintenance.|
Whaley’s Resort and Campground, LLC
Developed a working business plan and successfully secured financing for purchase and operation of Whaley’s Resort and Campground, L.L.C. Responsible for management,
|purchasing, accounts payable and receivable, marketing, reservations and all other office|
|and store operations. Business sold April 2009.|
Home Mortgage Consultant
Wells Fargo Home Mtg.
Grand Rapids, MN
|Responsible for all aspects of originating sales of new and existing mortgages.|
Cookson Plastic Molding
|Negotiated pricing agreements/purchases of all resins, colorants and paints totaling $30M/yr.,|
|major MRO purchases and pricing agreements. Six direct reports.|
|Researched and implemented new purchasing techniques and programs that were cost effective for the operation including procedure writing related to ISO certification.|
Outside Sales Rep/Account Manager
Eden Prairie, MN
|Progressive sales exceeding $5M annually of small electronic components by negotiating
pricing agreements and implementing specialized purchasing programs with large corporate customers. Sold and purchased electronics off contract for large corporate key account.
Commodity Leader II
Coon Rapids, MN
Led the passive electronics and hardware supply base management cross-functional team
|Developing and applying a strategic commodity plan that defined the preferred supplier base.|
|Negotiating preferred supplier agreements and then focusing business on the preferred supplier base (some international).|
|Defining metrics and baselines to measure supplier performance and steer toward continuous improvement.|
|Facilitating new product design only with preferred suppliers. Provided leadership to the commodity work team that consisted of three Buyer/Planners, Buyer’s Assistant and Quality Engineer in performing daily functions.|
|Participated in both the Corporate Passive Electronics and Hardware Buying Groups negotiating supplier pricing agreements for all Honeywell locations.|
|Note: Previous positions within Honeywell included Buyer/Planner (various commodities), MRO Buyer’s Assistant, Sr. Program Manager Secretary and Accounting/Reporting Clerk.|
|Two tax seasons of tax preparation for H&R Block in 2004 and 2007.|
|Two years as Clerical Supervisor for Anoka County Courthouse in Anoka, Minnesota. Responsible for 10 full-time staff as well as departmental procedure writing, office supplies purchasing and budget justifications within the Financial Services Department.|
|Two years as Night Admin. Supervisor for Miles Homes in Plymouth, Minnesota. Supervised evening administration. Completed research and proposed major equipment purchases; completed various management reports; proposed improvements in office operations; assisted in departmental planning.
One and a half years as Church Administrator for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cohasset, Minnesota. Initiated and maintained computerized database of church membership and frequent visitors utilizing a new Shepherd’s Staff software system (church financials, membership, contributions and reporting modules). Responsible for all other clerical office functions for 700+ members.
|N.A.P.M. Certified Purchasing Manager designation. Re-certified in 1999.|
|Bachelor of Arts Degree – Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN|
|On-going continuing education directly related to job responsibilities such as; tax preparation, mortgage programs, various related sales, team leadership, software training, performance management, supplier quality, advanced negotiating skills, strategic supply management, problem-solving skills, ISO9000, Six Sigma, JIT, MRP, SAP, Oracle, AS400, etc.|