Buyer Traded Product
VIC - Melbourne Metro
Specialties
Management
Team Leader
All Rounder
Coordinator
Warehouse
Purchasing
Manager
Operations Manager
Logistics
Logistics Manager

results driven purchasing specialist with a manufacturing background, sound knowledge of purchasing/ warehousing functions.

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Private - Buyer Traded Product
Manufacturing & Operations - Store, Procurement & Supply Chain
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Management
Team Leader
All Rounder
Coordinator
Warehouse
Responsibilities
  • Purchasing, Inventory
Achievements
  • Reduced suppliers, improved costs and reduced inventory
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Central Cleaning Supplies (cleaning goods), - PURCHASING OFFICER
WA, Australia
Specialties
All Rounder
Coordinator
Purchasing
Responsibilities
  • purchasing, inventory control
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Metroll - Operations Manager
Australia
Specialties
Manager
Operations Manager
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Metroll - Assistant Distribution Manager
Australia
Specialties
Manager
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GPS-AG - Operations and Logistics Manager
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing - Store, Procurement & Supply Chain
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Logistics
Logistics Manager
Manager
Responsibilities
  • Purchasing, inventory control, warehousing & distribution.
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Champion Compressors - Procurement Manager
Australia
Specialties
Procurement
Manager
Procurement Manager
Responsibilities
  • 7 in Stores ( 1 stores manager, 1 quality engineer, 5 store men) ;
  • 1 Shipping manager
  • Major Achievements
  • Set up supplier management system
  • Set up supplier contracts
  • Set up terms and Conditions ;
  • Built supplier relationships with key suppliers ;
  • Established standard work procedures for all areas ;
  • Involved in the move and set up of the stores to new facility
  • Significantly improved the operations and affectivity of all three areas.
  • Purchasing required the tie up from the supplier to the customer. This involved improving the supplier relationships, and purchasing working much more closely with production planning and the sales team so that purchasing were able to ensure that forecasts were up to date and the suppliers delivered as required. Communication to all parties was improved.
  • Implemented and was involved in global negotiations to achieve an 8% cost avoidance on a $1.2M spend.
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Champion Compressors - -
Australia
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Ceramic Fuel Cells - -
Germany
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Pentair Water - Purchasing Manager
Australia
Specialties
Purchasing
Manager
Responsibilities
  • Centralized purchasing back to Melbourne head office for all branches in Australia & New Zealand. This achieved rationalization of suppliers, cost savings and other administrative efficiencies.
  • To improve and form strategic alliances with major suppliers.
  • Providing commercial support to the product development department to ensure that new projects are on budget.
  • Ensure that the company inventory policy is adhered to with purchasing assisting by expediting & de-expediting in a timely manner.
  • Managing the daily and long term tasks and planning for a team of:
  • 4 purchasing officers.
  • 3 stores operatives.
  • 1 Inwards goods co-ordinator.
  • Ensure everything coming onto the site has all correct documentation.
  • And data entry is completed in a timely and correct manner.
  • Responsible for the operation of the kanban system via the inwards goods area.
  • Training of the purchasing staff.
  • Mentoring of staff reporting to me.
  • Major achievements:
  • Negotiated ongoing motor pricing for a project worth in excess of $6M. for
  • Negotiated cost downs in the areas of freight forwarding, stationery and other
  • Tender process.
  • Reducing the number of suppliers.
  • Service, quality and cost comparison.
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Pentair Water - Senior Purchasing Officer
Australia
Specialties
Purchasing
Officer
Nylex Corporation - Purchasing Officer
Australia
Specialties
Purchasing
Officer
Responsibilities
  • Negotiated with key suppliers, to reduce purchase costs, or to establish a 6 to 12 month fixed price for raw materials. Resulted in an average cost savings of 10% for raw materials and also established long term supplier relationships.
  • In the role of purchasing officer, I was again assigned the additional responsibility of managing the Raw Material Store daily operations.
  • Developed the bearings tender specification, analysed the responses, selected the winning tender over a 5 week period, which resulted in a 23% per annum saving.
  • Managed the change over and implementation of the bearings contract new supplier, resulting in reduced inventory holdings and improved service to engineers.
  • Managed the Supply of Raw Materials and Packaging at 3 locations throughout Victoria.
  • Reviewed costs of purchasing contracts, project managed contracts with suppliers and negotiated new contracts through analysis of pricing and suppliers, leading to maximised savings to Nylex.
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Nylex Corporation - Connect Task Force Member
Australia
Responsibilities
  • Mapping out processes and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Assisted with implementation of changes in processes.
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Nylex Corporation - Warehouse Supervisor
Australia
Specialties
Warehouse
Supervisor
Responsibilities
  • Improved internal communication between the main players, customer service, production and the warehouse.
  • Improved turnaround time of loading trucks, both local and interstate.
  • Improved picking accuracy.
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Nylex Corporation - Materials Store Manager
Australia
Specialties
Manager
Store Manager
Responsibilities
  • Improved productivity, estimated 15%, and reduced overtime costs by over 90%, at the raw materials store (RMS) over a 6 month period by:
  • Analysing the day to day operations with management, staff and union.
  • Producing a written implementation strategy and verbally presenting to management.
  • Implementing the improvement strategies. ;
  • Implement new bar coding cycle counting system. ;
  • Optimised inventory stockholdings and management of warehousing operations including resources, storage, layout and effectiveness of recording systems.
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Drake Industrial - Stores Operative
Australia
Coates Brothers - Stores Operative
Australia
Responsibilities
  • Victorian Branch Services Co-ordinator / Operations Manager
Nylex Corporation - Stores Operative
Australia
F.J. Walker Foods Pty Ltd. - Stores Operative
Australia
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J & S Plastics Pty Ltd. - Director
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Director
Responsibilities
  • Negotiating contracts for the purchase and supply of raw materials. ;
  • Negotiated custom reprocessing contracts. ;
  • Purchase of machinery and spares from overseas ;
  • Employed 15 full-time and 5 casual staff.
  • Training of staff in different operations.
  • Sold my share of the business after nine years.
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Education and Qualifications

Year Qualifications Level Institution
2005 Graduate Diploma - Logistics Graduate Diploma Monash University No
- Other Unknown No

IT Skills

Software Skills

  • Excel (Intermediate)

System Skills

  • SAP (Intermediate)