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Charlie Yarbrough

Global Sourcing Director @ Zimmer Biomet

Retired from Zimmer Biomet.

Warsaw, Indiana

Ranked #170 out of 3,408 for Global Sourcing Director in Indiana

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Charlie Yarbrough's Work Experience

Zimmer Biomet

Global Sourcing Director

June 2011 to April 2018

Warsaw Indiana


Vice President Manufacturing, Managing Director

2004 to 2009



2002 to 2004

Charlie Yarbrough's Education

Clarkson University

BS, Civil Engineering

1972 to 1976

Xavier University


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Global Sourcing Director @ Zimmer Biomet From June 2011 to April 2018 (6 years 11 months) Warsaw IndianaVice President Manufacturing, Managing Director @ Metallurg METALLURG, Denver, CO & Rotherham, UK Vice President – Manufacturing Magnesium DivisionManaging Director – Alpoco & General Manager – Metals, Alloys and PowderAn international company that sold metal additives with plants in Wales, two locations in England and joint ventures in Poland and Spain with sales of $250M and 300 employees. Manufacturing responsibilities included plants in Canada, US, Mexico, and Australia with a total of 160 employees.Key Accomplishments:•Held two leadership roles simultaneously (Managing Director and General Manager) including profit and loss responsibilities for both organizations which had annual sales of $160M and 190 employees.•Reduced product costs by 20%, energy costs by 40%, energy consumption by 25%, and inventory by 20%.•Achieved profit growth of 50% for Alpoco and improved OTD by 15%.•Developed a strategic marketing plan that increased sales by 20% when the market had been in decline.•Introduced and implemented Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma, and JIT to key customers.•Led a team focused on increasing productivity which improved efficiencies and increased capacity by 20% of our most profitable products.•Enhanced the safety program which included a highly successful external audit program.•Increased market penetration in Europe, Japan, and the US. From 2004 to 2009 (5 years) Owner @ YARBROUGH CONSULTING International ConsultantCollaborated with two North American clients in the Aerospace industry and two European clients in the Metal Alloy industry.Key Accomplishments:•Developed and implemented a marketing plan for a $150M division•Facilitated a negotiation strategy for a $50M buy.•Established an effective communication plan between functional organizations. From 2002 to 2004 (2 years) VP Purchasing @ Precision Castparts/Wyman Gordon The world’s largest manufacturer of aerospace forgings as well as a manufacturer of castings, extruded pipe and powder with consolidated revenue of $850M generated from six forging plants and six casting plants.Key Accomplishments:•Managed personnel in 12 remote plants with an annual spend of $400M.•Negotiated multi-year contracts, the largest being a three-year contract valued at $800M.•Achieved total company-wide inventory reduction of $60M, and measured as a 35% reduction in 18 months while sales grew by double shifts.•Attained $25M in cost reductions within the materials organization in final 12 months.•Led efforts to develop suppliers in Mexico resulting in a profitable joint venture.•Supported global plants and led global sourcing efforts.•Participated as a Member of the Board of Directors of Western Australian Specialty Alloys, Ltd., a producer of nickel-based alloys.•Implemented raw material consignment program and “most favored nations” pricing. From 1997 to 2002 (5 years) Purchasing Leader, Manufacturing Manager @ General Electric Purchasing ManagerManager SubcontractingManufacturing Manager – Stator Case ManufacturingManufacuring Manager – Fan Blade ManufacturingWorked with GE for more than 20 years dividing experience and responsibilities between manufacturing and supply chain management. The manufacturing process started with rough forgings and finished with a product that was ready to assemble in the engine. Processes included milling, drilling, welding, and chemical processing.Key Accomplishments:•Held numerous sourcing positions and negotiated contracts valued at $200-250M annually.•Managed a workforce of 120 salary and hourly employees.• Met and exceeded all goals including product cost, manufacturing losses, expenses, and productivity improvements.•Initiated a new manufacturing shop for TF-39 fan blade manufacturing starting with an empty building.•Coordinated the plant layout, procurement and installation of equipment, and hiring and training of all employees.•Exceeded output goals, under ran cost, and met manufacturing loss goals. From 1977 to 1997 (20 years)

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