Manufacturing Operations/Supply Chain/Purchasing

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Position
Manufacturing Operations/Supply Chain/Purchasing
Location Confidential
No
Location
No preference
Willing to Relocate
Yes
Industry
Pharmaceuticals(Ethical)/Surgical/Medical-Equip.
Function
Purchasing/Procurement/SupplyChainMgmt.
Compensation
$100,000 to $200,000

Resume Summary
Procurement, Operations and Supply Chain Leader with experience in Theory of Constraints (TOC) and lean manufacturing methodologies. Successfully led efforts in continuous improvement, complex supply chain rationalization, and R&D leadership. Responsible for manufacturing, quality, maintenance, R&D, purchasing, planning, and logistics.

Resume Body      MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS/SUPPLY CHAIN/PURCHASING

JAIME ANDRES CARVAJAL LOPEZ

2782 MONTICELLO PLACE

Orlando, Florida 32835

Cell: (754) 234 1289


Email: jaimeacarvajal75@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jaimeandrescarvajal


PROCUREMENT / OPERATIONS / SUPPLY CHAIN LEADER

Forward-thinking and highly accomplished Operations and Supply Chain Leader with experience in Theory of Constraints (TOC) and lean manufacturing methodologies. Successfully led efforts in continuous improvement, complex supply chain rationalization, and R&D leadership and collaboration. Functional responsibility for manufacturing, quality, maintenance, R&D, purchasing, planning, and logistics.

MBA - Executive Program, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, graduated on May 2015


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CHIQUITA BRANDS - FRESH EXPRESS INC  Orlando, FL USA Mar 2015 - Present
Senior Procurement Specialist

* Negotiate and enforce contracts and supply agreements with selected suppliers that may include pricing, quality, service, inventory management, to maximize the organizations potential leverage.

* Develop, implement and execute sourcing strategy for commodities and indirect spends such as cheese, dressings, croutons, bacon, MRO, tape, stretch film, chemicals, sanitation services, rented pallets.

* Conduct supplier analysis, evaluate potential new suppliers, and manage the overall supplier qualification process. Optimizes supplier base through supplier evaluations and performance management metrics

* Develop annual savings plans and interface with functional owners and Finance regarding savings, budget impact and forecasting needs.

* Provide input to the executive team on cost agenda including opportunity areas and compliance issues.

* Develop and maintain a risk mitigation plan to assure long term supply of critical materials and services.

VITAL PHARMACEUTICALS INC  Weston, FL USA Aug 2014  Mar 2015
Senior Buyer

* Responsible of the planning process to determine requirements for packaging materials based on S&OP

* Recruiting and maintaining suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct and compliance with GMP and FDA requirements

* Seek, negotiate and conduct effective sourcing of packaging materials such as bottles, caps, shrink sleeves, corrugated, labels, cardboard boxes, wrapping materials, and equipment.

* Responsible for assuring that all materials or services purchased are made from approved suppliers


CONFITECOL - CONFITECA GROUP - Cali and Bogota, Colombia Apr 2003 - Apr 2013

Supply Chain & Operations Manager - Cali, Colombia (Jan 2009 - Apr 2013)

After leading the successful construction of a new pellet gum factory, was promoted to lead the efficient local operation of 2 confectionery manufacturing plants in Cali, Columbia. Coordinated supply chain, production, quality, maintenance, and R&D activities. Projected capacity increases, implemented quality improvements, and reduced costs. Evaluated deployment of promising new technologies. Responsible for planning, purchasing and logistics.

Supply Chain Management and Sourcing Responsibilities:

* Seek and appraise new domestic and international sources of supply - including planning and buying imported products and equipment from Ecuador, Peru, Argentina , Chile, Mexico, Italy, Spain, and China.

* Lead S&OP process that balances inventories, safety stocks, flexibility, timing and total cost of supply. Analyze all data pertinent to creating a sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, promotions, seasonality and inventory levels ).

* Develop global raw materials supply and network strategy in alignment with business needs and supply chain strategy, to optimize inventory of raw materials and finished product.

* Ensure the adequate availability of finish product in each of the 24 regional warehouses thought a proper an effective planning process based on the methodology of Theory of Constraints

* Develop global supply chain and network strategy in alignment with business needs to optimize inventory of raw materials , finished product and achieve key performance indicators on a daily basis.

* Lead business intelligence for this area of spend including global market trends (technology, capacity, etc.) competitive benchmarking, SWOT analysis, market channel.

* Ensure timely new product launches as defined in the business plan, interacting dynamically with R&D area and marketing department. Developed and launched several new products in the Novelties category.

* Coordinate and guide logistic activities, pursuing the correct balance between the service to clients needs, resources optimization and cost control

* Conduct effective sourcing of food ingredients, wrapping materials, parts, supplies, and equipment to maximize profitability/savings and improve delivery lead time.

* Responsible for negotiations of local and international land freight, maritime freight , and forwarders for imports and exports.

* Proactively implement strategic solutions for continuous improvement in supply chain, maintenance, quality, manufacturing, planning, distribution and purchasing.

* Develop global supply chain and network strategy in alignment with business needs to optimize inventory of raw materials , finished product and achieve key performance indicators on a daily basis



Operations Management Responsibilities:

* Ensure that the plant operations are performed in keeping with GMP and HACCP requirements

* Oversees Manufacturing, Planning, Quality, Internal Logistics & Shipping, Maintenance departments. Ensure that all quality standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded by driving continuous process and manufacturing improvements

* Proactively implement strategic solutions for continuous improvement in supply chain, maintenance, quality, manufacturing, planning, distribution and purchasing.

* Manage monthly S&OP process, to ensure alignment between Customer, Commercial and Finance departments.

* Develop and manage the annual standard cost process, providing all standard cost data to the Finance function as required for the budgeting process.

* Direct the management of the warehouse operations to ensure the GMP processes are in place and current for all global operations

* Investigate production problems as they occur and analyze root causes to provide solutions

* Establishes production standards, develops budget and cost controls, and subscribes to product quality, food safety, and conformance to specification programs for all products manufactured

* Develop, update and train best management practices to ensure strong execution in field operations

* Review and control operation expenses for raw materials, operating supplies, and equipment

Accomplishments:

* Initiated production at the new pills gum facility, reaching its highest capacity level in just 60 days.

* Led implementation of Theory of Constraints (TOC) methodology for Operations and Supply Chain, across planning, purchasing, logistics and production, guaranteeing 98% availability of raw material and finished products to the confectionery plants, main warehouse and regional warehouses. Negotiated agreements with suppliers to reduce replenishment time of raw materials, reducing inventory levels 30% over the last 2 years.

* Reduced labor costs 5% in packaging and wrapping processes by implementing kaizen events.

* Negotiation with land freight suppliers which allowed about 20% saving in distribution costs over the last five years

* Savings in consumptions of raw materials of US$ 2M over the last 2 years. ? Negotiated agreements with suppliers of wrap materials and PET with saving of US$1M during the last year.


Plant Manager - Cali, Colombia (May 2006 - Jan 2009)

Responsible for manufacturing operations at a confectionary plant in Cali, Colombia producing gum pellets, gum balls, and hard, soft and liquid candies. Ensured adequate supply of finished product to fulfill the business plan. Implemented lean manufacturing tools (e.g., SMED, VRK, 5s,TPM) and continuous improvement to increase productivity and streamline processes. Evaluated potential deployment of promising new technologies. Negotiated with suppliers of raw materials and packaging. Monitored and controlled the production plan for each site. Administered finished product inventories in the distribution center, and developed strategies to optimize inventory of raw materials and finished product.

* Led logistics and planning process for the construction of a new confectionery factory for pellet gum. Worked in conjunction with the project engineer; participated in the planning process since 2008. Negotiated the timely purchase and import of machinery.

* Conducted feasibility study to evaluate the centralization of logistics warehouses. Recommended and secured approval for the construction of one single warehouse to achieve substantial cost and inventory efficiencies.

* Project managed the implementation of a new product lines including a liquid candy line and a bubble gum ball product line.


Planning and Purchasing Manager - Bogota, Colombia (Apr 2003 - May 2006)

For a logistics operation with 5 distribution centers and 24 regional warehouses, was responsible for the supply of finished products from the distribution centers to agencies. Planned and purchased finished products for suppliers (Henkel, Bayer, Wieth, Eveready, Newel Rubbermaid). Responsible for integrated logistics including warehousing, inventory control, transportation, and port operations. Evaluated and qualified local suppliers; conduct freight negotiation with local and international carriers.

* Drove continuous improvement in Forecast Accuracy and Bias, including root cause analysis of variances and corrective action.

* Participated in feasibility analysis to define the purchase for the Hard Candy plant.

* Negotiate and enforce contracts and supply agreements with selected suppliers that may include pricing, quality, service, inventory management, to maximize the organizations potential leverage.


COFFEE SHOP STORES - Cali, Colombia Dec 2001 - Mar 2003
Co-Owner/ Administrative Manager


SANTANDER BANK - Cali, Colombia May 1999 - Nov 2001
Collections Assistant


TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint), Microsoft Dynamic ERP, Power Play Cognos, and Click View.


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, The State University of New York - Buffalo, NY
MBA, Executive Program, Sep 2013 - May 2015

ICESI UNIVERSITY - Cali, Colombia
Specialist in Production Management, Aug 2007

UNIVERSITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA - Cali, Colombia
B.S., Economics, Dec 1998

Advanced English Business Course, Inlingua Institute - Fort Lauderdale, FL, Apr 2013 - Present

English Course, Premium English Institute - Cali, Colombia, Feb 2011 - Mar 2013

Courses in Logistics and International Trade, Sergio Arboleda University - Bogota, Colombia, 2004

U.S. Permanent Resident, 2011 - Present

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