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Purchasing/Supply Chain Professional

A versatile purchasing/supply chain professional with 13 years of increasing responsibilities in planning and procuring raw materials, sub-assemblies, subcontracting, and services for Fortune 500 companies.

Skills include:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Commodity & Supply Chain Management

Supplier Managed Inventory Programs (SMI)

Request for Quotation/Bid Processes

International Sourcing and Purchasing

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)


Just-In-Time Inventory Management

Supplier Performance Ratings

Lean Manufacturing

Procurement Best Practices

Third Party Logistics



Public Procurement (FAR/DAR)

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS)

Contract Negotiation/Development



Zebra Technologies Corporation, Camarillo, California                                                                       2004-2009

Buyer/Planner II

Planned and procured electronic components, printheads, custom cable assemblies/power cords, hardware, springs and other inventory commodities for the largest specialty label printer manufacturer serving the automotive, pharmaceutical, medical, financial, retail distribution, warehousing, defense, transportation and logistics industries with sales of more than $900 million.

  • Attained cost savings of $825,000 by sourcing and qualifying Asian manufacturers for cable assemblies and power cords.

  • Reduced total inventory value on electronic components from $1 million to $634,000.

  • Attained cost savings with a favorable purchase price variant (PPV) of $75,000 by negotiating and leveraging printheads and electronic components.

  • Developed a supplier managed replenishment system for hardware, resulting in cost savings, fewer stockouts, improved quality of parts, and the elimination of non-value added activities.

  • Supported the acquisition and transition of two product lines from Rhode Island to California and developed new local sources of supply for materials, resulting in 20% lower costs.

  • Supported 20 new product launches, ensuring material availability for planned production releases.

  • Obtained certification and ensured compliance on Restriction on Hazardous Substances (ROHS) from all suppliers of assigned commodities.

Pro-Tem Service, Inc. & Apple One, Phoenix, Arizona                                                                        2001-2004

Administrative Duties

Provided office and clerical support for various companies/assignments.

Nokia, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas                                                                                                            1999-2001

Buyer III

Planned and procured full-color printed cell phone boxes, corrugated packaging, custom plastic clamshell packaging, and printed materials for the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturer and leading supplier of mobile telecom networks with sales of € 9.9 billion.

  • Reduced total inventory value on packaging materials from $1 million to $736,000.

  • Met the company’s objective by placing all assigned parts on a supplier management inventory program (SMI).

  • Developed a KANBAN and Just-in-Time program for the replenishment of advertising and instructional materials going into 820 different packing combinations of 20 models for each cell phone carrier.  Maintained a consistent one day’s supply.

Raytheon Systems Company (formerly Texas Instruments Defense), Plano, Texas                               1996-1999

Supply Chain Specialist II

Planned and procured interconnect devices (D-subminiature connectors, terminals and contacts) in support of government and commercial programs for a $23 billion missile defense manufacturer.

  • Negotiated and developed long-term pricing agreements with three major electronics distributors (Arrow Electronics, Time Electronics, and Capstone Electronics), attaining total material cost savings in excess of $100,000.

  • Received “Excellence in Meeting SDB/WOSB Goals” awards for 1996, 1997 and 1998, through selecting and partnering with small disadvantaged businesses and women-owned small businesses.

  • Played a leading role in team participation for continuously improving the Purchasing Department goal metrics: customer satisfaction, cycle time, quality and learning.

Schlumberger Technologies, Automated Test Equipment, Simi Valley, California                              1993-1996

Buyer/Planner II

Planned and procured passive components, connectors, plastic parts, electromechanical and mechanical components, subassemblies, machined and fabricated parts, and hardware used on multiple product lines of an automated test equipment subsidiary of a $26 billion company that is the world’s leading supplier of oil and gas technology, project management, and information solutions.

  • Negotiated and developed long-term pricing and stocking agreements with twelve suppliers, attaining a $140,000 material cost savings.

  • Supported the acquisition and transition of a product line from Ohio to California and developed new local sources of supply for materials, resulting in 15% lower costs.

  • Wrote and updated the policies and procedures manual for the Purchasing Department.


IBM Corporation, Houston, Texas                                                                                                              1991

Purchasing Assistant

Assisted subcontract managers on contract administration of space programs involving contractors, subcontractors and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The Dow Chemical Company, Pittsburg, California                                                                                     1990

Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Buyer

Planned and procured maintenance, repair, and operation items for a chemical plant producing herbicides, pesticides, latex and anti-microbials.


Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Bachelor of Science, Purchasing and Materials Management, 1992

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