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Dear Mr. Carl Patton:
As a highly innovative and accomplished executive level leader in Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management, I am a Certified Purchasing Manager and Certified Professional in Supply Management. I possess a strong background developing and implementing sourcing and procurement solutions leading to cost reductions and streamlined operations for major corporations with domestic and global reach. I am highly adept at analyzing and correcting process gaps and developing Supply Chain strategies in order to meet corporate objectives. I feel confident in my ability to generate superior results for your organization as Chief Purchasing Manager.
Some of my key accomplishments include:
Generated $2M in cost savings through negotiation of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) agreements with key suppliers that reduced inventory risk exposure.
Designed comprehensive process improvements such as Supply Based Management tools to facilitate best value partnerships with suppliers.
Led teams through integration of legacy ERP systems to Logility/Click Commerce SCM solutions for global operations.
Specializing in contract management, logistics, and efficiency planning, I possess an in-depth knowledge of global manufacturing operations with experience overseeing multi-million dollar budgets. I have led cross-functional teams and provided oversight for key supplier partnerships. I have developed standards and process improvements that achieve maximum efficiency and cost savings. For a more detailed presentation of my skills and background, please review the enclosed resume. I look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your consideration.