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JEFFREY ZMICH

4085 Dixon Drive Home: 847-358-8063


Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 jz7bc232@westp
ost.net Cell: 847-846-0492
PROFILE
An accomplished purchasing professional with extensive experience and a diversif
ied background in procurement, international sourcing, contract negotiations, in
ventory control, scheduling, and project management.
A self-starter and proven performer with excellent communication and organizatio
nal skills. A key cross-functional team leader with a reputation for bringing pe
ople together from multiple organizations to tackle business challenges.
Strengths include extensive knowledge of supply chain practices, negotiation of
commodity contracts, the procurement of materials and equipment domestically and
internationally for product development and production. Proficient in using MR
P programs, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Project, and Power Point. Outstanding
people and communication skills with success in coaching/mentoring associates.
Results oriented with a focus on quality, cost, delivery, service, growth, and t
he bottom line. MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, Vernon Hills, IL 1977 - 2010
World leader in the manufacturing of bar code label printers
Commodity Purchasing Manager (2008-2010)
Responsible for off-shore sourcing of machined parts, extruded parts, mechanical
fasteners, and power supplies.
a Achieved total cost savings exceeding $8 million over a 2 year period;
a Successfully transitioned domestic inventory volume to offshore inventory main
taining an annual 10+ inventory turn ratio;
a Created 8 new off-shore supplier relationships in less than 2 years.
Manager of New Product Materials (1996-2008)
Responsible for the supervision of a purchasing and planning staff across three
locations involved in the development and release to production of all new bar c
ode printer products. Also, responsible for the management of key subassembly su
ppliers in Europe, Asia, and Mexico. Accomplishments included:
a Successful release of over 75 new products to production with complete BOM doc
umentation; the generation of over 400 contracts for the tooling of plastic, she
et metal, aluminum casting, extruded, and machined mechanical parts;
a Procurement management of all electronic components, cables, printed circuit b
oards, power supplies, display panels, and RFID reader modules;
a Production release of all new printer maintenance/spare parts kits;
a Selected as member/author of the ISO 9001 team responsible for the creation of
new product procurement and release procedures and metrics.
Operations Manager (1993-1996)
Managed Zebraas personal printer division responsible for the production release
of small desk top and portable bar code printers. The production release of 4 p
roducts in a 2 year span ultimately led to the acquisition/merger of 3 competing
companies.
Supplies Operations Manager (1986-1993)
Responsible for start-up and supervision of two-shift $20 million sales ink-ribb
on/label production department.
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ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION continued
Facilities Manager (1982-1986)
Organized the installation of a semi-automated printed circuit board assembly li
ne, justified and procured production capital equipment in excess of 10 million
dollars, facilities management of 2 locations totaling 45,000 square feet, and t
he supervision of construction and relocation into a new 70,000 square foot faci
lity in Vernon Hills.
Project Manager (1981-1982)
Responsible for the production release of the companyas first 2 bar code label p
rinters. Activities involved procurement of prototype and pilot-production parts
, production supplier selection, BOM creation, maintenance kit creation, and pro
duct costing.
Design Engineering / Supervisor (1977-1980)
Responsible for the mechanical design and release to production of 5 of the comp
anyas early numerical control paper tape punch and reader products.

MOTOROLA INC, Schaumburg, IL 1976 a" 1977


Mechanical Design Engineer in the Base Station Communication Department responsi
ble for the creation of control cabinets for panelized electronic equipment. Per
sonally responsible for the mechanical packaging of special products for the Chi
cago Police Department, Illinois State Police, City of Baltimore, and the White
House Communication Agency.

EDUCATION
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
MBA
Elmhurst College
Business Management
University of Illinois Chicago
Engineering
Triton College
Machine Design Technology

TRAINING
Experienced with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Project, and Power Point
Karras Negotiation Seminar
International Sourcing Strategies Seminar
Global Relationships Seminar
ISO 9001 Author
Member of a RoHS Advisory Committee