Led a team to develop and implement one common electronic system for purchasing and managing company MRO spare parts. SAP was utilized as main platform and an Enterprise catalog was developed and implemented to overlay SAP to standardize configuration and identification of MRO parts.   This was a multi-year project that involved 54 manufacturing sites within the company.  Project was completed on time, within budget, eliminated 8,900 duplicate parts, reduced overall inventory by 171,000 parts and delivered $6MM+ above expectations for productivity.

BS, Business Management and Finance, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
AAS, Computer Science, Memphis State Tech, Memphis, TN

25  years in Food and Beverage Industry:

Achieve a leadership position in a supply chain function at a successful Food and Beverage company with focus on Team Leadership, Risk Mitigation, Continuous Process Improvement, and Strategy Development.

Desired roles; Strategic Sourcing Manager, Procurement Mgr/Director, Business Development Mgr/Director, Project Manager, Capital Execution Mgr/Director

Interested in Midwest to west locations (Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Parts of Missouri, Nebraska, North/South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado


Meet Your Recruiter

Joe Sommerfeldt

Account Manager and Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Joe has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Marquette plus 14 years of recruiting experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa. In addition, he started his career as an HR Generalist at a Food Processing Plant in Milwaukee. As a Kinsa Account Manager he is the primary business development contact for many of our Dairy, Food Ingredients, and Seafood category accounts. Let Joe put his network of food industry professionals to work for you when you’re in need of your next top talent professional, manager, director or vice president.
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