Kayla Streety

Kayla Streety
Charlottesville, Virginia Area
Senior Buyer/Planner, New Product Development at a medical device company

Senior Buyer/Planner, New Product Development at Microaire Surgical Instruments
October 2017 – Present (5 months)
Manages sourcing activities to support aggressive product launches that meet quality, cost and delivery

Project manage sourcing activities to create a flexible but cost effective supply base that can be easily
transitioned to sustaining manufacturing.

Develops procurement processes to minimize costs (procurement, inspection, transportation) between
MicroAire and the supplier as part of the new product development process.

Supports compliance with ISO & FDA requirements.

Provides direction and delegates to less senior buyers as required.

Supports sustaining operations and complex distributed products.

Buyer/Planner at Microaire Surgical Instruments
December 2016 – October 2017 (11 months)
Locate, qualify and manage suppliers to ensure continuous supply of material

Develop purchasing strategies that include leveraging

Prepares for and conducts negotiations with current or potential suppliers to obtain maximum value

Pursue cost improvement opportunities to achieve best value for the company

Develops, manages and assesses relationships with other departments including leading and participating in
cross-functional teams

Provide direction to less senior buyer/planners

HR Job Analyst at John Deere
February 2014 – November 2016 (2 years 10 months)
Evaluates work for various leadership levels, for assigned divisions and functions, ensuring consistency
across the enterprise.

Provides explanation and assistance to Unit Human Resources and the business to assist with accurate
definition of work.

Works with Unit Human Resources and the business to resolve complex and/ or disputed job evaluations.

Provides explanation and assistance in completing Position Analysis Questionnaires.

Drafts effective job descriptions according to Global Job Evaluation format based on information provided
from the Position Analysis Questionnaires.

Determines appropriate job matches for surveys in which the company participates.

Maintains knowledge of assigned divisions, functions and/or units and builds positive relationships with unit
contacts/function leaders.

Participates in other Global Job Evaluation initiatives as required, such as training, auditing and site visits.

Executes John Deere Recruiting Strategies

Leads process improvement initiatives

Employee Resource Group Chair at John Deere
November 2013 – July 2016 (2 years 9 months)
Serve as chairperson for John Deere Black Employees Resource Group. Provide leadership and influence to
assist John Deere in attracting, retaining and developing black employees

Supply Chain Project Manager at John Deere
2011 – February 2014 (3 years)
-Implement sourcing strategies and integrates suppliers in supporting the Enterprise Product Delivery Process
(EPDP) and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP).
-Leads and/or participates on multi-functional teams responsible for make vs. buy decisions, resourcing
activities, and developing and implementing sourcing strategies; supports The Engineering Change
Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and
cost effective manner.
-Maintains an ongoing relationship with assigned suppliers to monitor and improve supplier performance.
-Develops and executes inventory plans to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow goals;
resolves shipping, receiving, invoicing and payment problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to
-Leads continuous cost reduction/value improvement activity, focusing on Shareholder Value Added (SVA);
develops and implements communication plans to key stakeholders.
-Supports negotiation of supply agreements with specific suppliers resulting in cost models, an
implementation strategy and a documented agreement, ensuring the Company meets its overall goals for
cost, quality, continuity of supply, etc.
-Participate in and lead supplier quality and development activities

-Manages initial supplier involvement in division globalization efforts.
• Manage supplier transitions needed for:
o Cost reduction projects
o Sourcing decisions to exit a supplier
o Supplier choosing to internally move the production of a component to a new manufacturing location.
o Suppliers that can no longer supply components for a variety of reasons.

In addition to day to day responsiblities, also serve as the Supplier Diversity and Tooling and Bailment Lead
for the Construction and Forestry Division.

Material Flow Coordinator at John Deere
2010 – 2011 (1 year)
-Coordinated for multiple departments the procuring, expediting, producing and delivering material on time.
Includes managing the movement of rejected material to source.
-Recommended procedures for specific situations that maintained inventory accuracy and management.
– Member of SAP implementation team in IM/WM, MM, and PP
-Found and corrected root cause of material shortages. Provided recommendations for solutions.
-Utilized Master Schedule to create and distribute daily production schedules. Included the processing of
transactions for inbound/outbound materials.
Audited material replenishment cycles and accuracy and created material replenishment plans .
Resolved inventory errors and expedited parts to ensure uninterrupted production.
Worked critical shortage reports to ensure part availability.
Implemented the output from the engineering release and change management process.

Receiving Specialist at John Deere
2009 – 2010 (1 year)
-Systematically receipted parts into inventory in a timely and efficieny manner
-Resolved open orders to ensure timely supplier payment and inventory accuracy
-Worked with Material delivery staff to prevent and resolve line interruptions and inventory
-Executed routine SAP reports to indicate inventory levels received versus amounts consumed for
-Served as project lead to begin the process of implementing paperless document storage

Upper Iowa University
B.S., Business Administration (HRM Concentration), 2013
Kayla Streety
Charlottesville, Virginia Area
Senior Buyer/Planner, New Product Development at a medical device company


  • Updated 2 years ago

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