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Resume for Brad N. for Purchasing / Procurement / Manufacturing in Valparaiso, Indiana

Occupation: Purchasing / Procurement Industry: Manufacturing
Country: United States City: Valparaiso
State: Indiana ZIP: 46383

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Brad N.

Country Court

Valparaiso, IN 



Handson management professional with proven track record of delivering supply chain savings. Key strengths in analyzing data, leveraging spend, selecting and negotiating with suppliers, and implementing systems to reduce costs of materials and manage spend consistently. Effectively builds, manages and motivates teams.  Expertise in operational procurement management, strategic commodity management, and procuretopay processes. 


Emerson Electric  – September

Manager, Supply Chain Systems, Emerson Power Transmission, Valparaiso, IN          –September

Managed Supply Chain Systems Support team for Emerson Power Transmission; led implementation and maintenance of all procurement systems. 

  • Spearheaded numerous projects that improved procurement data quality which enabled leveraging of entire spend.
  • Managed procurement team which designed and successfully implemented new ERP system Oracle with no interruption of business activities. 
  • Led seamless implementation of system upgrade of indirect material purchasing system, including training, from Oracle .. to ..; new version provides greater functionality which facilitates greater user efficiency and utilization. 
  • Procurement Manager, Bearing Business Unit, Emerson Power Transmission, Valparaiso, IN     –

    Managed $M direct material spend for Emerson Power Transmission; oversaw direct reports, including buyers and clerical personnel.

  • Improved department’s responsiveness to manufacturing sites and strengthened project completion rate by implementing a decentralized structure that more effectively addressed sitespecific needs.  
  • Saved $K in FY through effective supplier negotiation and introduction of online reverse auctions. 
  • Generated % cost reduction in stamping operations by outsourcing $K of operations to suppliers US and Chinese.
  • Cross Divisional Commodity Manager, Corporate Procurement, St. Louis, MO                         –

    Leveraged corporatewide spend in various commodities and led development of database to enhance ability to leverage spend.

  • Consolidated corporatewide fastener spend by organizing and running an online auction that saved over $M; reduced fastener supply base from over to ; negotiated new agreements with suppliers.
  • Managed team that collected descriptive information about purchased items and developed database that resulted in $M savings.
  • Led brass forging team and resourced $M of corporatewide brass forging spend $M total spend to Asian suppliers, achieving $M in savings.

    MBA, Concentration: Operations, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

    BS, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

    Completed seminars in negotiating, project management, and lean processes.

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