Dave Bird

Dave Bird

Purchasing Manager at Dinan Engineering

San Francisco Bay Area

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Dave Bird's Overview

  • Wholesale Parts Sales at Peter Pan BMW
  • Parts / Inventory Manager at Dinan Engineering
  • Wholesale / Retail Parts Sales at Billings Chevrolet

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Dave Bird's Experience

Purchasing Manager

Dinan Engineering

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Automotive industry

November 2008Present (5 years 11 months) Morgan Hill, CA

Purchasing for all departments of the company including production, racing and engineering. Taking care of vendor relationships. Managing material flow and on hand inventory quantities at raw and finished good levels. Management of the production floor and fabrication line. Complete product involvement at engineering level, raw materials ordering and into finished product ready to ship.

HQ location for Dinan Engineering. BMW aftermarket performance parts, design, R&D, manufacturing, packaging and sales facility. Also home of Dinan racing and high performance engines.

Wholesale Parts Sales

Peter Pan BMW

September 2006November 2008 (2 years 3 months) San Mateo, CA

High volume telephone and internet sales of BMW service and collision parts.

Parts / Inventory Manager

Dinan Engineering

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Automotive industry

May 1999August 2006 (7 years 4 months) Mountain View, CA

Managed parts department staff. Managed inventory as well as placing stocking orders and ordering all supplies for facility. Managed vendor relationships and sourced suppliers for all BMW service parts needed. Streamlined operations between service and parts departments.

BMW service & repair center, high performance part installations, race car preparation and fabrication.
Retail BMW service, high performance and accessory parts sales.

Wholesale / Retail Parts Sales

Billings Chevrolet

October 1989April 1998 (8 years 7 months) Milpitas, CA

High volume telephone sales of GM service, collision and high performance parts.
Management of retail space, inventory and displays.
GM Performance Parts trade show event staff.
Wholesale account outside sales management.

Dave Bird's Skills & Expertise

  1. Operations Management
  2. Automobile
  3. Automotive
  4. MRP
  5. Vehicles
  6. Automotive Aftermarket
  7. Parts Sourcing
  8. Muscle Cars
  9. Purchasing
  10. Purchasing Negotiation
  11. Total Cost Reduction
  12. Cost Reduction Solutions
  13. Cost Reduction Management
  14. Reducing Operating Costs
  15. Manufacturing Productivity
  16. Manufacturing Scale-up
  17. Operations Improvement
  18. Inventory Optimization
  19. Inventory Management
  20. Inventory Forecasting
  21. Material Handling
  22. BOM management
  23. New Product Ideas
  24. New Product Roll Out
  25. New Product Release
  26. Quote Preparation
  27. Project Purchasing
  28. Wholesale Purchasing
  29. Retail Automotive
  30. Trade Shows
  31. Installation & Dismantle
  32. Portable Displays
  33. Purchase Planning
  34. New Vendor Development
  35. Ocean Transportation
  36. Packaging Engineering
  37. Inventory Analysis
  38. Purchasing Supplies
  39. Supply Chain Optimization
  40. Retail Replenishment
  41. New Store Set Up
  42. Retail Fixtures
  43. Retail Displays
  44. Product Display
  45. Warehouse Management
  46. Quality Management
  47. Quality Process Development
  48. Supplier Quality Management
  49. Manufacturing
  50. Parts

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Dave Bird's Education

West Valley College


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