Ian Kirk

My Resume

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.

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Experience

Purchasing Manager @ Absolute Manufacturing Senior Aerospace
February 2012—Present (5 years 1 month)
▪ 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.

Buyer @ Absolute Manufacturing Senior Aerospace
October 2011—February 2012 (5 months)
▪ 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.

Buyer @ MacKay Manufacturing
September 2003—September 2011 (8 years 1 month)
▪ 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.

Estimator Assistant @ Allied Engineering and Production Corporation
June 1995—November 2002 (7 years 6 months)
▪ 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.

Education

University of Idaho, Bachelor, General Studies, 2007
Humboldt State University, 1990 - 1994

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