Purchasing Manager/Estimator

Name : Richard J. DeSimone
Industry Type : Specialty Contractors
City & State : Englewood,CO
Job Title Purchasing Manager/Estimator
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Seeking employment in architectural millwork.
Resume :  
RICHARD DESIMONE

Experienced Purchasing Manager supervisory oriented having served as a project manager, production
coordinator, construction supervisor, purchasing manager, and estimator. With applied strengths in manufacturing management, supply chain management, and human resource planning, management and development.
Possesses excellent written, communication and problem solving skills, who is self motivated and will take the initiative and achieve gainful results seeks a career in architectural millwork, cabinet/fixture manufacturing.
KEY SKILLS
Production SurveillanceCost analysis Labor Curve AnalysisData analysis, Scrap allowance projectionsVendor/Industrial AssessmentPre/Post-contract awardVendor SurveillanceTrend Analysis and ForecastingManufacturing, distribution and control of finished goods Materials Requirement Planning (SAP)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Career Overview
My work experience involved occupations requiring direct involvement in all manufacturing functions and industrial practices; as relating to supply chain management, production and manufacturing management; contracting (commercial, institutional, city, and state), logistics and client support. I spent the last fifteen (15) years reviewing, modifying, implementing, and reconciling construction contracts, and negotiating prime and sub contracts. As a production manager, purchasing manager, and estimator, I have over thirty (30) combined years experience in a manufacturing/production environment. This entailed Material Requirement Planning, Critical Path Analysis, development of and involvement in PERT time and cost planning networks, line of balance production plans, and distribution and resolution of delivery schedule conflicts at subcontractor tier levels.

I believe I have the required foundation of knowledge and experience necessary to be a successful member of your team.

Career Timeline

qPurchasing Manager, July 2004 to August 2010
Gold Plane Custom Cabinets, LLC, Northglenn, Co. (AWI Manufacturing Member)
qPurchasing Manager/Inventory-Equipment Specialist, January 2003 to July 2004
Trustile Doors, LLC, Denver, Co. (AWI Manufacturing Member)
qPurchasing Manager, February 1996 to January 2003
New World Millworks, Sedalia, Co. (AWI Manufacturing Member)
qProduction Manager, January 1994 to February 1996
R&R Millwork, Englewood, Co.
qNew Start-up Manufacturing Division, February 1992 to January 1994
New World Millworks/Write-A-Way Division, Sedalia, Co.
qProduction Manager, September 1980 to February 1992
Playnix Childrens Furniture, Englewood, Co.


Responsibility Detail:

Gold Plane Custom Cabinets, LLC, Northglenn, Co.

Develop efficient production strategies, schedules and cost control measures according to the learning curves and quality levels required by each job. Employ or initiate the use of all management tools necessary to insure the on time delivery and installation of a quality product. (MRP, PERT, critical path analysis, etc.)
Monitor production standards and implement quality control standards. Perform tests and provide sample submittals that meet contract specifications to resolve or prevent quality issues and rework problems.
Supplemental buyout and subcontract service management and control.
Monitor sales productivity to forecast production demands and determine labor requirements and times using labor curve analysis.
Bid and proposal interpretation. (Pre/post award of contract)
Assess contractor and architect synchronization and intent to forecast and resolve conflicts that would bottleneck productivity. (Pre/post award of contract)
Review changes to original contract and incorporate change orders as directed by client. Direct updates to proposals, plans, and production layouts prior to hand off to project management. Attend project hand offs to project managers to insure compliance with special contract provisions.
Initiate and review vendor and subcontractor performance valuations.
Contact GCs and architects to obtain information pertaining to projects to determine the best use of materials and to gather information regarding the reasonableness of labor costs given the clients timeline. (Value engineer.)
Develop project cost estimates and bid proposal packages from architectural drawings/prints. Compile and summarize cost data and other proposal materials. Write competitive bid proposals, exclusion reports and engineering change proposals and submit to client.
Participate in sale closings. Negotiate terms, prices, and engineering change proposals within established policy limits.
Software: Mas200 (AP, GL, PO, Job Cost, Inventory), Windows XP, Excel, Access, Word, and multiple estimating programs.

Trustile Doors, LLC, Denver, Co.

Material requirements planning. Establish and maintain supply system to insure uninterrupted supply of required materials.
Resolve quality, quantity and delivery issues with suppliers.
Negotiate to attain lowest possible total cost for the required quality of the materials and services necessary to complete all throughputs. Review vendor bids and proposals.
Maintain high level of knowledge about suppliers, suppliers timelines, novel materials, and market conditions to support strategic sourcing decisions.
Place and maintain purchase orders to support ongoing material supply including long-term contracts.
Maintain supply system database for proper sourcing, procurement lead times, order quantities, prices, delivery requirements, and obsolete inventory disposal.
New equipment research, acquisition, and implementation and obsolete equipment disposal.
Develop de-centralization procedures to assign purchasing and inventory responsibility/accountability on a departmental level. Train department heads to employ proper purchasing/tracking measures as required per supplier.
Develop Purchase Order Coordinator position to record all departmental purchases into the Mas90 accounting system.
Prepare periodic reports of department activities for senior management and interdepartmental coordination.

New World Millworks, 7128 Reynolds Drive, Sedalia, Co., 80135

Created the Purchasing Department. Developed purchasing library. Established all vendor contacts and negotiated terms. Evolved the company purchasing requirements and practices from 1.5 million to 12 million in annual sales.

Print interpretation and material takeoff with database input for project management verification.
Contractor and Architect RFI.
New vendor qualification.
Conduct vendor and subcontractor performance evaluations.
Manage and evaluate need for project buyouts and all subcontract services.
New equipment research, acquisition, and implementation and obsolete equipment disposal.
Project management of all building/facility improvements and add-ons.
Develop warehousing, receiving, and inventory control procedures/software.
Just-in-time procurement and the evaluation of all materials, supplies, and equipment/tooling related to job, production, office, engineering, finish, and shop. Write all purchase orders.
Estimating department support and small project management.
Maintain a complete knowledge of AWI Standards/Specifications.

R&R Millwork, 2090 W. College Ave., Englewood, Co., 80110

Manage the day-to-day operations of a theater fixture manufacturing company. I was responsible for client satisfaction, meeting deadlines, and profitability.

Establish disciplines for production supervisors and set clear expectations of productivity on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Responsible for hiring and firing all supervisory and production personnel.
Develop production training curriculum and conduct after- hours classes.
Conduct OSHA safety training classes.
Review purchasing schedules and develop daily production goals accordingly.

New World Millworks, Write-A-Way Division, 7128 Reynolds Drive, Sedalia, Co., 80135

Research, design, and purchase or produce all jigs, fixtures, and equipment employed in the manufacture of institutional quality chalkboards, whiteboards, and bulletin boards.
Design products and procure all materials and aluminum trims used in display board manufacture.
Establish vendor relations and negotiate terms.
Develop customer base. Present products to the architectural community for specification and publication.
Train production employees.
Develop manufacturing procedures manual.
Design sales catalog.

Playnix Childrens Furniture, 3530 S. Logan, Englewood, Co., 80110

Plan, prioritize, direct, and monitor daily activities of children\'s furniture manufacturing.
Responsible for all production including the purchase of raw materials and the shipping/delivery of finished product.
Research and develop new products, materials, and equipment.
Employee training and job skill development.
Employee evaluation and review.
Manage paint and finish department.
Manage swing set delivery crews and delivery schedule.
Set up 32mm case goods production.

EDUCATION
Architectural Drafting AutoCAD R14 and 2000
Arapahoe Community College, Englewood, Co., February 2002, GPA: 4.0
AWI Project Management
Architectural Woodworking Institute, Sedalia, Co., April 1998, Certificate of completion
AWI Estimating
Architectural Woodworking Institute, Sedalia, Co., May 1997, Certificate of completion
AWI Purchasing & Job Cost
Architectural Woodworking Institute, Sedalia, Co., April 1996, Certificate of completion
Apprentice Shipwright
Various masters, Wilmington, California, 1974-1980
Earned my mastery level after the successful construction and sale of 5 yachts in different mediums. Wood, Steel, Fiberglass (molds), Cement, and Composite (Fiberglass/Ply)
Marine Science Technician/Boatswains Mate (Honorable Discharge - Vietnam era veteran)
U.S. Coast Guard, various assignments in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Hawaii, and Alaska. 1970 to 1974
Performed expendable bathythermograph operations (XBT) and Nansen bottle casts to determine salinity and temperature levels at predetermined ocean depths. Gathered and recorded weather data and submitted reports
to NOAA. Managed ships store. Volunteered duties as ships barber, and ships artist. Radio operator,
SAR smallboat crewman, and boot camp Recruit Company Commander (RCC).
High School (1970 Graduate - college prep curriculum)
Woodrow Wilson High School, Long Beach, Ca.

AFFILIATIONS
Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI), February 1996 to Present
Served as Colorado Chapter Secretary and Program Coordinator from 1996 to 2010.
Boy Scouts of America
Teen member and volunteered as troop leader during child rearing years.

SOFTWARE
Mas200 (AP, GL, PO, Job Cost, Inventory), Windows XP, Excel, Access, Word, Timberline Gold (AP, GL, PO, Inventory), and multiple estimating programs.
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