Director of Consolidated Sourcing
Würth Industry North America
How long have you worked for Würth?
What do you like most about your job?
What I like most about my job is the opportunity to help drive bottom line results. We tend to focus on top line growth and that’s great, but profitability and helping to improve cash flow through improved inventory turns, payment terms and improved costs with facts, then applying them during negotiations is what really drives me. We have a strong team that helps make this happen daily and I’m blessed to be part of our success.
What do you like to do when you're not working?
We have a very large family so I enjoy spending time together is number one, followed by friends which leads to hunting, fishing, wine making and a whole other host of family traditions!
What are your favorite sports teams?
The Ohio State University Football Team, Cleveland Indians and Browns Teams
What is a typical day like for you?
A typical day for me consists of actively working with my team members in Quoting, Sourcing and Re-sourcing along with our suppliers and other peers in varying capacities. Our value in the distribution chain is to turn around part inquiries to help grow sales and improve costs. There’s a lot of analytics and processes we use to arrive at final decisions, so working daily with our internal customers and suppliers on strategic initiatives keeps us very active supporting WINA objectives.
What's a fun fact about you?
Was part of a divisional football championship team in high school.
What’s a common question you get from customers?
We need better prices, lower inventory commitment and shorter lead times... Can you do it?