Derek W

Purchasing Agent - 6 Years of Experience - Near 60558


Purchasing Agent

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Profile: Strategic relationship builder focused on profit driven results with diverse professional achievements in sales, supply chain management and business development. Global negotiator and influential leader who is action oriented with a strong foundation of ethics and integrity. Effective communicator with a strong executive presence. Polar Service Centers, Rockdale, IL Director of Supply Chain Management (January 2016 to May 2017) Strategic Sourcing Manager (October 2014 to January 2016) * Assembled a new Supply Chain Team in 6 months to meet the company's objective of becoming more centralized. * Lead 4 Regional Buyers/Planners, 1 Inventory Control Manager and 1 Supply chain Analyst. * Standardized product offering among 33 company owned branches that netted a $150K cost savings. * Outsourced fab/weld components from the factory that netted PSC a $85K yearly cost savings * Re-negotiated expiring contracts that netted PSC over $100K in yearly cost savings. * Worked with a 3rd party logistics company to reduce inbound freight costs year over year by $60K. We met our objective to bring inbound freight fewer than 3.2% of COGS. * Met the objective to reduce the companies over all inventory by $2M and increased the company's turns from 2.6 to 4.0. * The team has achieved the fill rate goals each year by updating our operating system to replenish product appropriately. CNH Industrial (CASE IH & New Holland), Burr Ridge, IL April 2010 - Oct. 2014 Commodity Manager_Chemical & Wholegoods * Led a commodity team that was responsible for all tires, rubber, glass and fluids for 12 North America plants with a 400 million dollar annual purchase volume. Led a team of 2 Sr. Buyers, and 2 Jr. Buyers. * Successfully negotiated and developed long term contracts with 6 different suppliers. * Successfully Led negotiations and project teams in outsourcing products from CNH's plants due to capacity constraints. Increased the overall margin of 2 different products by sourcing to the appropriate contract manufactures. * Diligently negotiated and facilitated value analysis and value engineering activities with internal customers and the supply base to drive shared cost savings. In 4 years these activities represented an approximate $2M savings * Proficient in negotiating year over year cost savings related to value engineering, value analysis, raw material baselines, plant efficiencies, volume rebates, and new programs/business. Achieved goal of 3% year over year.