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Jonathan Sanders

Jonathan Sanders

Sr. Buyer

Detroit, MI, US

About Me

Number of years experience : 8

Salary preference :

Number of people managed: 10-25

Security clearance : No

Military experience : No

Languages : English

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Work History
Chrysler, LLC

Job Title: Sr. Buyer, Interior Purchasing

Time Frame: Jul 2007 To Nov 2008

Job Description: Directed global sourcing for HVAC units, coolant
recovery bottles, and air ducts, with $350M annual
buying deck. Controlled tooling and capital equipment
across 26 product lines and 22 1st tier suppliers.
Collaborated with cross-functional team of supplier
quality specialists, engineers, financial analyst,
and channel suppliers. Acted as strategic leader for
quarterly review teams addressing quality, costs,
delivery, and technology. Spearheaded technical
reviews with in-house engineers and potential
suppliers for best price and quality combinations to
prepare design quotes. Developed low cost country
savings, conducting routine communication and strong
working relationships with global sourcing
counterparts in China, India, and Korea

Chrysler, LLC

Job Title: Buyer, Raw Materials

Time Frame: Sep 2005 To Jul 2007

Job Description: Managed $500M buying deck to purchase laser-welded
blanks. Analyzed metrics including cost, quality,
price, and delivery in selecting optimal partnerships
among 12 tier one steel suppliers. Drove cost savings
via design changes, aggressive competitive bidding,
tooling/capital equipment sourcing, long-term
agreement negotiations, and strategic leadership for
truck platform sourcing, processing scrap, presenting
savings platforms to executives.

Chrysler, LLC

Job Title: Buyer, Exterior Purchasing

Time Frame: Mar 2005 To Sep 2005

Job Description: Bought labels, links, levers, and rods, managing $20M
in annual business. Completed final rotation of 3-
year Procurement/Supply Management Training program
in this position.

Chrysler, LLC

Job Title: Material Handling Superviosr

Time Frame: Jul 2003 To Mar 2005

Job Description: Managed 25 hourly staff and 3 freight truck docks in
4.6M square foot facility. Directed labor
negotiations and manpower decisions. Controlled
inventory and delivery. Supported change-over and
launch. Worked 60-80 hours per week as lead midnight
foreman, amassing outstanding hands-on experience,
while maintaining continuous trim operations,
effectively saving thousands based on high cost of
stopping assembly line ($10K/minute).

Chrysler, LLC

Job Title: Logistics Analyst

Time Frame: Jan 2003 To Jul 2003

Job Description:
Developed relationships with 22 tier one truck/rail
carrier suppliers to improve delivery metrics and
monitor corrective actions. Traveled on-site to
review operations and deliver training.

Chrysler, LLC

Job Title: Production Control Analyst

Time Frame: Jul 2002 To Dec 2002

Job Description: Prepared daily executive review of plant metrics and
created presentations. Volunteered to take on
midnight shifts of material handling foreman duties,
in addition to analyst functions.

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

University of Detroit Mercy College of Business
Administration Alumni Board, Member

Real Life 101 Scholarship Fund, Member

Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Member
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