Joey’s background includes two procurement internships in the automotive industry, where he developed a deep understanding of supply base management. At his first internship with Akebono Brake Corporation, Joey worked in the Global Purchasing & Supply Chain group and provided research of the supply base that led to approximately $900,000 worth of potential savings. Joey also led a supplier development team working towards fixing a supplier quality issue.
In the summer of 2018, Joey served as a Purchasing Co-op within the Chassis team at Toyota North America. In his time with Toyota, Joey supported supply management of over $700 million in annual spend for a chassis commodity. Joey also aided in the development of sourcing strategies, communicated on a global scale, and analyzed supplier quotes and drawings to find opportunities for cost reduction.