Sourcing Manager, Contract Manufacturing & Raw Ingredients @ Responsible for managing the global sourcing contract manufacturing efforts for Sheer Cover and G|R Emerging Brands; Perricone, Supersmile, Victoria Principle, Vitamins, Smileacives. In addition, responsible for implementing the Strategic Sourcing Initiative (SSI) for all raw ingredient categories, which include Excipients, Actives, Plants, BPO, Vitamins, Fragrances, Color, Sunscreens and Preservatives.
Sourcing Manager, Contract Manufacturing & Raw Ingredients @ Responsible for managing the global sourcing contract manufacturing efforts for Sheer Cover and G|R Emerging Brands; Perricone, Supersmile, Victoria Principle, Vitamins, Smileacives. In addition, responsible for implementing the Strategic Sourcing Initiative (SSI) for all raw ingredient categories, which include Excipients, Actives, Plants, BPO, Vitamins, Fragrances, Color, Sunscreens and Preservatives. From August 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) Santa MonicaSr. Buyer, Raw Ingredients @ Responsible for the creation of the raw ingredient sourcing strategy and risk mitigation plans. Oversees raw ingredient profile, while supporting the appropriate inventory strategies, cost reduction plans and marketing initiatives. Develops and implements sourcing strategies for raw materials to support the long term growth and expansion of the Company domestically and internationally. Ensures a scalable raw materials supply chain to support growth with a three-year planning horizon. Maintains a steady source of high quality raw materials that are certified in the EU, US and Canada and meets Company quality and cost requirements. Identifies and implements sourcing cost reduction programs without compromising quality. Communicates regularly with Product Development, Sourcing Contract Manufacturing and QA to ensure raw materials meet or exceed standards. From July 2012 to August 2013 (1 year 2 months) Santa MonicaPrivate Brand Purchasing Manager @ Manages a portfolio of 500+ skus for Nutrition Express's private brand products, including Fitness Labs, Lindberg Nutrition and Lindberg Beauty. Actively sources raw materials and third party contract manufacturers who exceed quality expectations within set standards of cGMP regulations in the dietary supplement and nutrition industry. From April 2011 to August 2011 (5 months) Direct Buyer - Raw Materials @ Direct Raw Material and Packaging Component Buyer, analyzing the supply market and price drivers for these items. Managed a 35 million dollar budget, while saving 4 million dollars in 2009. Approximately 50% of this cost savings was directly related to formulation changes of the raw materials used in the bulk product. Served as a liaison between Pharmavite's internal and external clients, to ensure production was not interupted while the quality of the product was not affected. From June 2008 to March 2011 (2 years 10 months) Quality Assurance Customer Complaint Specialist @ Perfomed an analysis on each complaint to determine if it was plant related or not, using analytical, physical, and/or chemical analysis. Purchased and implemented a microscopic FTIR, in order to make accurate decisions with extreme confidence. If determined to be plant related, an investigation was put into action in order to find the root cause, implement a corrective action and track the results using trending, normalization and Pareto analysis. Worked closely on SOPs and standard methods for manufacturing and packaging, including participaton in multiple internal and external audits. From January 2005 to June 2008 (3 years 6 months) Quality Control Chemist @ Analyzed raw materials, in process samples and finished product to ensure that they met required specifications, using instrumentation (GC-MS, UV, FTIR, HPLC, ICP-MS) and wet chemistry, which were held to USP standard testing methods. Managed the Capital Budget, forecasted the Operating Budget and tracked inventory for chemicals, standards, laboratory supplies and equipment. Reduced the 2004 Operating Supplies Budget by 43% per month from second quarter to fourth quarter. Participated on the Recognition Design Team, which ultimately rolled out to the entire company. Awarded Spotlight on Excellence, Employee of the Year recognition, for going above and beyond in performing my work responsibilities. From June 2003 to January 2005 (1 year 8 months)
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