Century Aluminum is a primary aluminium producer, supplying standard-grade, high-purity and value-added primary aluminum products.
Innovative, assertive, and goal oriented, I am a seasoned Supply Chain Professional with a successful background of SAP implementations and supply chain initiatives, resulting in operational growth and profitability. Offering an outstanding ability to solve complex issues by blending creative new concepts to existing best-practices. “Rick quickly builds trust with people, is optimistic and has a positive sense of humor. He is good at creating enthusiasm in others." "Inclusive, passionate, enthusiastic, positive, proactive, creative — impressed with Rick’s dedication to understand, internalize and most importantly, demonstrate Sabic Values." "Identifies gaps, drives for understanding, proactive to provide solutions. Outstanding SAP and Supply Chain background, knowledge and experience." KEY STRENGTHS * Extensive experience in Supply Chain functional areas: S&OP, Demand Planning, Production Scheduling, Purchasing, and Quality Control. * Implemented SAP’s PP/DS functionality for 11 SABIC (formerly GE Plasitics) plant sites, 280 production lines (Polymerization and Extrusion), 45 Planning Boards and 30 Master Schedulers. * Established new S&OP process over a 3rd Party Toll Manufacturer, with zero disruptions to $10B market * Implemented SAP-Based S&OP, Capacity Planning, Master Scheduling, Purchasing, and Warehousing processes for a new medical device plant sourcing a $1B market * 4 SAP Implementations and one Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation: testing, training and trouble shooting.. * Developed and executed a major 5S inventory project Developing Centralized Procurement Organizations: * Standardized procurement processes for 3 aluminum smelters, utilizing S4 Hana functionality and Fiori tiles. * Developed a contract management program which generated several million dollars in net profit within the first 12 months * Efective use of KPIs needed to drive performance. * Successfully executed a vendor audit program over 250+ vendors .