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Fred Heegan


Fred Heegan Practice Director - Purchasing and Supply Chain

Fred Heegan joined SCN as a Search Consultant in 2015. Fred is also the Practice Director of the SCN Purchasing and Supply Chain Group. Fred’s primary focus is consulting with clients and placing candidates within the Purchasing and Supply Chain space, from entry level professional up to and through the Executive Suite.

Also, through the capabilities of the SCN Recruiting Team, Fred is able to provide Industry Specific Recruiting solutions (Sales, Program Management, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing) for manufacturers within the Vehicles space.

He has 28+ years of success in the Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain space. His experience includes global leadership positions at various OEM and Tier 1 suppliers including a Global Vice President Of Purchasing for Tier 1 Supplier with over $2 Billion in Spend.

Fred has also held roles in Program/Project Purchasing, Global Commodity Management/Strategic Sourcing, MRO/Capital Equipment Purchasing, Supplier Quality, Production Planning/Control, Customer Service, Inventory/Warehouse management, Logistics, Tooling Engineering and Operations Management.

Fred received his MBA from The Ohio State University and received his BSBA degree from Bowling Green State University with a double major in Production Operations Management and Procurement Materials Management.

Significant Accomplishments as a Search Consultant:

  • MRI Pacesetter: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • MRI Regional #1 Rookie: 2016
  • MRI International #1 Rookie: 2016
  • MRI Regional Top 5 Award: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • MRI International Ranked #1: June 2017, March 2018
  • SC Worldwide Division of MRI, Ranked #1: 2018
  • SC Worldwide Division of MRI, Ranked #1: January 2017, January 2018, June 2018, August 2018,
  • SC Worldwide Division of MRI, Top 5 Ranking: February 2017, August 2017, October 2017, February 2018, April 2018, May 2018, July 2018
  • SC Worldwide Division of MRI, Top 10 Ranking: July 2017, September 2017, November 2017, October 2018

Associates Publications

Fred - Purchasing

By Fred Heegan / May 19, 2020

Global Purchasing – Industry Dynamics

I had the pleasure of speaking recently with experienced Automotive Purchasing Executive Kath Vigars regarding some of the…

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FH - Wire Harness

By Fred Heegan / April 28, 2020

Purchasing – Should Cost Modeling

I had a nice conversation with Bryan Dickinson and he has some interesting view points about Should Cost…

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FH - Oil

By Fred Heegan / April 21, 2020

Vehicles – Raw Material Purchasing

I had a nice conversation with Automotive purchasing veteran Mike Duckworth regarding pricing in the Vehicles sector.  He…

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Fred - Insight - Purchasing

By Fred Heegan / March 18, 2020

Purchasing and Supply Chain – Dual Sourcing to Overcome Coronavirus Challenges

I spoke recently with Doug Huffine who has experience as a Senior Sourcing Manager at Cummins regarding the…

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Fred Insight - Corona Virus

By Fred Heegan / February 20, 2020

Vehicle Purchasing – China, Corona Virus

Fred Heegan reports that North American based Automotive Purchasing Managers and Directors all have quickly created Corona Virus…

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