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John B. Ward 503 J Waters Edge Dr. Newport News, VA 23606 * E-mail: jw15e3b30@westpost.

net * 757-759-1143 CAREER OBJECTIVE: To obtain a Management position where my skills, talents and e xperience will benefit the growth and profitability of the organization. Lead a team with high standards and tough goals in an organization that rewards team an d individual accomplishments. To be a part of an organization that is growing an d contributes to the overall advancement of our society. SKILLS: Leadership, Supplier Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, S upplier Performance Analysis, Project Management, Strategic Business Management, Inventory Management, Quality Management, Financial Analysis, Customer Relation ship Management, Logistics Management, Demand Planning, Kaizen, Cost Savings Pro jects, Process Improvement Projects, Value Stream Mapping, Toyota Production Sys tem, Development of Work Standards, and Training. Oracle, WMS, MS Office, MS Vis io, and MS Project. TALENTS: Learner, Inclusiveness, Self-Assurance, Focus, and Achiever. EDUCATION: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio University of Tennessee, Knox ville, TN 05/2005 MBA, Management 3.5 / 4.0 GPA 05/1997 BS, Logistics and Transportation EXPERIENCE: 05/2008 - Current: Canon Virginia Inc. - Account Manager * Account Manager for five business units; Quality Assurance Kitting, Software K itting, Canon Special Promotion Materials Warehousing, Paper Towel Dispensers, P rinter, Camera and Video Refurbished Warehousing. * Responsible for all aspects of business management including; Program Manageme nt, Business Model Creation, Scope Management, Price List Management, Change Man agement, Demand Management, Financial Management, Metric Reporting, Business Rev iews, Budget Management, Customer Relationship Management, and New Business Expa nsion. * Project Team leader for multiple cross functional teams comprised of members f rom Purchasing, Production Control, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assuranc e, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Logistics. * Led Projects with emphasis on Cost Reductions, Process Improvements, New Produ ct Introductions and Business Startups. * Implemented a Demand Planning system that reduced inventory by $1.5 million wh ile maintaining 99% order fill rate. * Developed and negotiated a Commodity Pricing Model with cost savings of approx imately $1.5 million for one of Canon's largest customers. * Implemented new process for SW Kit New Product Introductions that reduced lead time to market by 8 weeks. 05/2006 - 05/2007: TMSi 3PL for General Electric - Quality / Inventory Manager * Supervised 86 Union employees, three salary employees and one Black Belt Assoc iate. * Managed the Quality, Inventory, Training and ISO departments. * Responsible for $38 million of Inventory, in a 300,000 square foot Distributio n Center. * 3Reduced PPM from 4000 to 800 while achieving 99% on-time delivery. * Managed Customer Relationships with Home Depot, Lowes and General Electric. 07/1997 - 07/2004: Toyota Motor Sales, USA. - Supplier / Procurement Administrat or * Managed supplier relationships with Toyota's 3 largest suppliers TMMK, Denso,

and Delphi, resulting in record growth. * Managed multiple project teams across North America focused on Packaging, Proc urement and Supplier Development. * Implemented Supplier Returnable Container Project with Toyota's North American Suppliers (TMMK, Toyotomi, Aisin) with annual savings of $190K. * Implemented Packaging Improvement Project with Toyota's North American Supplie rs, resulting in annual savings of $1.5 million. * Managed Supplier relationships by reviewing Manufacturing processes, reporting Supplier Performance and implementing Toyota Production System with Suppliers. * Responsible for Supplier Certification for 300 Toyota North American Suppliers . * Member of the team responsible for planning and organizing the annual Toyota N orth American Supplier Conference. * Chosen by Management for a new hybrid position responsible for all three funct ions of Toyota's Supply Chain Division; Supplier Development, Procurement, and P ackaging. * Implemented Electronic Distribution of Purchase Orders to non-EDI Suppliers wi th annual savings of $55,000. -ContinuedJohn B. Ward * Negotiated contracts worth more than $10 million with 103 suppliers. * Managed Supplier Automotive Service Part shipments from Japan, Mexico and Cana da, resulting in 100% on- time delivery. * Project member on Toyota's first Business Process Reengineering Project that r esulted with an annual savings of $800K. * Responsible for reviewing and analyzing Supplier Proposals for new business. * Resolved more than 1,000 Supplier issues as Toyota's North American Supplier E DI Help Desk Administrator. * Supported user training and the development of high quality training materials , by delivering 5 training sessions to a total of 100 associates. * Facilitated 50+ projects during development and implementation of innovative s olutions. * Supervised 15 associates on the Lexus final processing line, resulting in 100% on time delivery of units to customers. * Developed milk runs to the Midwest Parts Redistribution Center, resulting in 2 5% transportation cost reduction and 1 day lead-time reduction. * Presented cost analysis of NAPLD Phase II to upper management, resulting in ap proval of $50 million capital investment. * Conducted survey of 2500 Toyota dealers and generated damage analysis reports that resulted in $400K annual cost reduction. * Conducted more than thirty ISO 90001 and ISO 14001 Internal Audits. * Graduated in Toyota's eighth Logistics Management Trainee Class. 04/93-04/97: Tennessee National Guard * Part Time job to help finance my undergraduate education. * Chosen based on Leadership skills to enroll into Tennessee's 79th Officer Cand idate class. 04/89-04/93: United States Army - Communications Specialist * Supervised a squad of 8 soldiers in the Persian Gulf War and received the Bron ze Star. * Army Achievement Medal for outstanding service during Persian Gulf War. * Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional meritorious service in Germany. * Certificate of Achievement for 99% scoring on job series testing. * Earned the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ri bbon, and Southwest Asia Service Medal.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: * President of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association - Hampton Roads, V A. * Canon Environmental Ambassador. * Special Olympics Volunteer. * Member of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. * Coach for teenage boys YMCA basketball team. * Volunteered as Character Coach to speak weekly to elementary students on value s involving manners, principles and ethics. * Participant of numerous 5K runs to raise money for charity.