Paul Bachran

Paul Bachran

Vice President at Aktion Associates, Inc.

Location
Greater Detroit Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Paul Bachran's Overview

Current
Past
  • Materials Supervisor at Chivas Urethane, Division of Chivas Products
  • Buyer at Chivas Urethane, Division of Chivas Products
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Paul Bachran's Summary

Aktion Associates sells industry specific business software, industry & application consulting, network engineering & infrastructure, managed network services, and website & web enabled application development. With a portfolio of flexible solutions designed to optimize productivity and tailored for growing businesses, our more than 4,000 customers rely on us as their go-to partner for their information technology needs.

Our solutions and services focus on the following industries and types of businesses:
-Wholesale Distribution
-Manufacturing
-Construction, Real Estate, Property Mgt Companies
-Consulting and Professional Services Firms
-Health Care, Franchise & Multi-Entity Companies
-Architecture and Engineering Firms
-Software Companies

Discover more at www.aktion.com.

Paul Bachran's Experience

Vice President

Aktion Associates, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2009Present (5 years 7 months)

Provide strategic direction and leadership for Aktion Associates. Responsible for directing sales & marketing, professional services, and software engineering teams to deliver software applications and consulting services to wholesale distribution, manufacturing, and professional services organizations. Tasked with identifying, developing and maintaining strategic partner relationships with leading business application software firms.
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Business Unit Manager

Aktion Associates, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2004March 2009 (4 years 7 months)

Responsible for directing the sales & marketing, professional services, and software engineering teams to deliver software applications and consulting services to wholesale distribution, manufacturing, and professional services organizations. Identify, develop and maintain strategic partner relationships with leading business application software companies. Achieved year over year revenue and profitability improvements.

Supply Chain Consultant

Aktion Associates, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 1998September 2004 (6 years)

Managed ERP software implementations and provided business consulting services for Wholesale Distribution customers. Created consistent, repeatable implementation methodologies to achieve quick and efficient implementations of business software applications.

Materials Manager

Lear Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LEA; Automotive industry

May 1995October 1998 (3 years 6 months)

Responsible for managing the purchasing, shipping & receiving, warehousing, production scheduling, and customer service functions. Accountable for information technology advancements and system upgrades. Played a critical roll in the successful turnaround of a money losing manufacturing operation. Accomplishments include instituting lean supply chain practices resulting in an inventory valuation reduction of 85%. Turnaround management team increased revenue 100% and achieved the highest profitability in our division.

Materials Supervisor

Chivas Urethane, Division of Chivas Products

April 1994May 1995 (1 year 2 months)

Responsibilities included the supervision of material handlers and shipping clerks. Other activities included the management of the master production schedule, coordination of engineerings changes to production components, and customer service.

Buyer

Chivas Urethane, Division of Chivas Products

November 1992April 1994 (1 year 6 months)

Responsible for all purchasing activies related to the program launch for Chrysler and Mitsubishi interior trim assemblies. Activities included negotiating vendor contracts, conducting vendor audits, sourcing production tools and assembly components, procuring capital equipment and raw materials, and managing a cost reduction program.

Paul Bachran's Skills & Expertise

  1. Industrial Sector
  2. ERP
  3. Management Consulting
  4. Management
  5. Enterprise Software
  6. Contract Negotiation
  7. Strategy
  8. Professional Services
  9. Strategic Partnerships
  10. Supply Chain
  11. Software Implementation
  12. Strategic Planning
  13. Manufacturing
  14. Leadership
  15. Project Planning
  16. Integration
  17. Consulting
  18. SaaS
  19. Sales
  20. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  21. Cloud Computing
  22. Business Process Improvement
  23. Software Development
  24. Information Technology
  25. Solution Selling
  26. Business Process
  27. Process Improvement
  28. Pre-sales
  29. Software Project Management
  30. Project Management
  31. Business Intelligence

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Paul Bachran's Education

Wayne State University

MBA, Finance

19931995

Michigan State University

BA, Materials & Logistics Management

19881992

Harry S Truman High School

19861988

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