About Kent Griffin

  • Additional Information

  • What would be considered your ideal job? Director Supply Chain
  • What is your current job title? Director Supply Chain
  • What is the Highest education level obtained? Master's Degree
  • Field of Study or Degree obtained? Business, Engineering, Chemistry
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About me

Experience Supply Chain Professional and Leader with over 5 years experience in Farm and Food Processing Purchasing and SCM Leadership.

Over 20 years experience in leadership positions in Global Purchasing and Demand Planning.

Former Naval Officer and Engineer with extensive major Project Management experience.

Degrees in Chemistry,  Mechanical Engineering and Business.

Education

Experience

  • 2021 - 2023
    George Chiala Farms

    Director, Supply Chain Management

    Leadership of all Supply Chain, Logistics, Planning and Purchasing for GC Farms. Purchasing of all Raw Produce, Chemicals, Packaging and other materials for two production plants.

  • 2017 - 2020
    Reiter Affiliated Companies

    Director, Supply Chain Management

    Leadership of all Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehousing, and Purchasing for Reiter Affiliated farming operations in the US and Mexico.

  • 2003 - 2017
    Hitachi Global Storage Technology

    Director of Supply Chain and Purchasing

    Responsible for Global Indirect Purchasing in excess of $1B annually. Lead Global Purchasing team with members through Asia an the US.
    Leadership of Disk Manufacturing Supply Chain, Capacity and Planning. Coordinated efforts of factory Planners in China, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia and the US.

Expertise

Procurement Strategy and Negotiation
MS Office - Excel, Word, Powerpoint
Planning and Capacity Modeling
SAP MRP and Purchasing
Farm and Food Production Purchasing
Packaging Materials
Project Management

Languages

Spanish
Intermediate
English
Proficient

Skills