Ian Kirk

Lake Stevens, WA ยท (425) 931-9568 ian.kirk@iankirk.info

I have over 20 years materials and procurement experience in manufacturing environment, including processing, outsourced manufacturing, raw materials, MRO, office, and technology. Additionally, negotiated LTAs (Long Term Agreements), including the development of controlling documents; collaborated with internal and external partners; acted as Procurement/engineering liaison, managing purchasing, and researched new suppliers, processes, and approaches to manufacturing.

I am very excited with Westwood Precision. Being a member of this team means that I can have a positive effect upon a growing and maturing organization that is in it for the long haul.


Experience

Purchasing Manager

Westwood Precision
  • ERP implementation team member.
  • Procedure and Process Development in conjuction with AS9100 Rev D and new ERP system.
  • Organization Restructure for future growth and alignment with industry practice
June 2018 - Present

Purchasing Manager

Absolute Manufacturing Senior Aerospace
  • Supervision of buyers in regards, including effort, results, and performance.
  • Work with and develop tools to track issues and concerns of both internal and external projects.
  • Work with estimating, engineering, manufacturing, and customer service to plan execution of projects, including sourcing and operations, and new product introduction.
  • Face-to-face interactions with senior management and customers.
  • Researched and executed opportunities for sustainable cost reduction through LTAs and forecasts.
  • Member of Material Review Board (MRB), reviewing and dispositioning of discrepant product.
February 2012 - June 2018

Buyer

Senior Aerospace Absolute Manufacturing
  • Worked with ERP system to find better and more efficient uses of new and existing raw material.
  • Worked with estimating, engineering, manufacturing, and customer service meet project plans.
  • Purchased per demand, balancing costs versus inventory and demand.
  • Worked with suppliers to improve quality and lower prices.
  • Experienced with alloy/carbon/stainless steels, aluminum, brass/bronze/copper, plastics, titanium.
  • Experienced with anodize, chemical conversion coating, cadmium plating, chrome plating, paint.
October 2011 - February 2012

Buyer

MacKay Manufacturing
  • Purchasing in high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Recruited bids from vendors and outside service providers.
  • Established and maintained strong relationships with clients and vendors.
  • Oversaw project progression.
  • Assisted in issues management and resolution.
  • Inventory management and system overhaul.
  • Experienced with alloy/carbon/stainless steels, aluminum, brass/bronze/copper, plastics (including medical plastics), titanium.
  • Experienced with anodize, chemical conversion coating, titanium anodize, chrome plating, paint, gold plating.
September 2003 - September 2011

Estimator Assistant

Allied Engineering & Production
  • Analyzed project specifications on a wide range of projects.
  • Drafted material requirements from project drawings.
  • Recruited bids from vendors and outside service providers.
  • Established and maintained strong relationships with clients and vendors.
  • Oversaw project progression.
  • Maintained strict budget requirements.
  • Assisted program management to resolve project critical issues.
June 1995 - November 2002

Education

University of Idado

Bachelor of General Studies
Computer Science - Web Development Track
2007