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Senior Buyer

Mansfield, Massachusetts, 02048, United States
$70,000 - $80,000
October 08, 2007
Contact Info:

Steven P. Weinberg, C.P.M.

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Mansfield, MA 02048

Home Phone (508) ***-****

Cell Phone (508)***-****


A challenging position that will offer an opportunity for continued growth in Purchasing Management while increasing my employer’s efficiency, productivity and quality of products.


? Detailed understanding of manufacturing environments and business processes related to inventory control, demand flow manufacturing, product scheduling and procurement.

? Expertise in commodity management objectives and measurements.

? Exceptional negotiation skills with a record of global outsourcing, supplier consolidation, liability reduction and unquestionable ethics.

? Outstanding leadership skills and ability to effectively interact at all levels of management.

? Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

? Strong organizational and analytical skills with exceptional follow through.

? Familiar with financial statements, cost accounting principles and legal statements.

? Experienced in training, scheduling, supervising, motivating and evaluating personnel.

? Thorough understanding of blueprints with advanced problem solving skills.


L-3 Communications; Concord, MA

3/2007 to Present

Temporary Senior Buyer

Responsible for Radome and Antenna weldments, sheet metal fabrications, precision-machined parts, printed circuit boards and cable assemblies.

? Initiated and completed the conversion of the least performing project into a “Best in Class” shipment.

? Manage complete supply chain for build to order government, aerospace and commercial projects.

? Participate in design review with engineering to develop optimum manufacturing methods.

? Develop supply base that meets small business, minority, disabled, and veteran-owned requirements.

Brooks Automation (Helix Technology Div.), Chelmsford, MA 2004 – 2007

Senior Commodity Buyer

Responsible for $8M in annual procurement of precision-machined parts, castings, stampings and sheet metal fabrications in support of a demand flow mfg. business model for a leading manufacturer of semiconductor wafer automation systems, cryopumps and vacuum systems.

? Defined and implemented an international raw material system for low cost region manufacturing, Monterey, Mexico.

? Developed Italian and local sourcing to support the domestic requirements for this operation.

? Rationalized outsourcing data to support low cost region manufacturing.

? Relocated 310 domestic items (out of 960) that achieved PPV target of 7% (560K).

? Managed complete supply chain activity for vacuum vessel manufacturing.

? Negotiated a Stainless Steel Nickel surcharge schedule resulting in a 84K cost reduction.

? Prepared management reports of raw material price trending and forecasting for cost modeling.

? Initiated scrap recovery program generating more than $100K per year.

? Supported new product development from the initial design prototypes through introduction.

Speedline Technologies, Franklin, MA 2000 – 2003

Responsible for $5 M in annual procurement of precision-machined parts, sheet metal fabrications and printed circuit boards and planning in support of a LEAN mfg. “Build-to-Order” business model for a worldwide leading manufacturer of high-speed printed circuit board mfg. equipment.

Commodity Manager

? Developed and lead cross-functional team for "Total Cost of Ownership" through the implementation of VA / VE techniques.

? Defined and implemented strategic contracts to establish Kanban and JIT programs.

? Negotiated a 30% (from $57M to $38M) discount on excess inventory and other financial liabilities.

? Achieved supplier consolidation target of 25% by reducing base from 364 to 270.

? Achieved PPV target of 4% ($200K) for commodity area.

? Mentored, coached and trained buyers to improve their negotiating skills.

? Supported new product development from the initial design prototypes through introduction.

? Developed and implemented a supplier report card including corrective action reporting with SQE.

? Qualified new suppliers domestically as well as outsourcing complete machine production in China.

Liquid Metronics, Inc. (LMI), Acton, MA 1998 – 2000

Responsible for $5 M in annual procurement both domestically and overseas of precision-machined parts, screw machine components and electro/mechanical assemblies and planning in support of a “Market Rate of Demand" business model for an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of metering pumps and controllers.

Senior Buyer/Planner

? Initiated cross-functional team involving company Founder, Vice President of Engineering, a Designer and Controller to develop a parallel program which included conducting critical life-cycle testing, resulting in a superior product manufactured at 30% less spend (248K annual savings).

? Attained cost reduction target of 8% ($400K) of purchasing costs.

? Initiated Kanban agreements on 45% ($2.25M) of annual expenditures.

? Developed and initiated a “Paperless Invoice” system reducing vouchers by 90%.

? Member of the following teams: ISO Internal Auditing and Continuous Improvement/ Simplification.

MKS Instruments, Inc., Methuen, MA 1997 – 1998

Responsible for $4M in annual procurement of high purity valves and fittings, precision-machined parts, screw machine components, sheet metal fabrications, custom cable and printed circuit board assemblies and planning in support of a J.I.T. process for an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of gas measurement & control instruments.

Senior Buyer/Planner

? Attained cost reduction target of 7% ($280K) of purchasing costs.

? Initiated Kanban agreements on new and existing products; Kanban Implementation Team Member.

? Team Member: Inventory Reduction, New Product Development, and Buyer/Planner.

Delta Design,Inc.,Poway, CA(formerly Daymarc,Inc.,Littleton, MA) 1995 – 1996

Responsible for $5M in annual procurement of electro/mechanical commodities including screw machine components, precision-machined parts, printed circuit boards, thermal elements and custom linear motion products in support of a J.I.T. process for a leading manufacturer of high-speed thermal testing equipment for semiconductor manufacturing.

Senior Buyer

? Attained cost reduction target of 7% ($350K) of purchasing costs.

? Leader of the Purchasing Practices Team and Coach of the JIT Improvement Team - Manufacturing Load Leveling.

? Team Member: SPI Master Planning, Inventory Accuracy, Business Systems and Bar Code Implementation.

Temptronic Corporation (Div. of Intest), Sharon, MA 1990,

1991 – 1995

Supervised Sr. Buyer and Buyer to efficiently control $4M in annual procurement of mechanical commodities that included sheet metal fabrications, weldments and precision-machined parts for a worldwide leader of thermal test systems for semiconductor wafer manufacturing.

Purchasing Supervisor

? Attained cost reduction target of 8% ($320K) of purchasing costs.

Axis USA, Inc., Marlboro, MA (Facility ceased U.S. operations in 1991)

1990 – 1991

Supervised a Sr. Buyer and an Administrative Assistant in a start-up site for global manufacturing in the USA by a European manufacturer of assembly equipment to produce armatures and stators for small electric motors.

Purchasing Supervisor

Instron Corporation, Westwood, MA 1978 – 1989

Supervised a Buyer and an Expediter and responsible for $6M in annual procurement of electro/mechanical commodities including raw materials, castings, sheet metal fabrications, weldments, precision-machined parts, cable and harness assemblies and injection moldings for the leading manufacturer of computer interfaced materials testing systems for the measurement and recording of strength of materials.

Purchasing Agent

? Attained 95% on-time delivery from suppliers.

? Achieved cost reduction target of 5% ($300,000) of purchasing costs.


Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) , currently in process of recertification 2000

Northeastern University, Westwood, MA

Coursework for AS in Purchasing - 24 Semester hours

Stonehill Community College, North Easton, MA

Coursework in Business Management and Administration -27 Semester hours

Southeastern Regional Technical Institute, South Easton, MA

Coursework in Machine Design Technology


Member of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston.

Member of the Institute of Supply Management (formerly NAPM)


TOC - Total Organization Commitment APICS - Theory of Constraints

SPI - Sales, Production, Inventory Planning TQM- Total Quality Management

JIT - Just in Time Manufacturing NAFTA Seminar

Synchronous Flow Manufacturing Export Compliance Workshop

Compliance Link “99” (Inbound Logistics) Strategic Sourcing

How to Manage Projects and Priorities Effectively Water Treatment Certificate Program

ISM Educational Conf. on Supply Mgmt. (1999 – 2002) B2B E-Commerce

ISO 9001 Internal Auditing/Training Certificate


MRP Systems: MFG PRO, People Soft/J.D. Edwards, Visual, A/S 400, ManMan X, BPCS.

Other Programs: Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Lotus Notes, CAD Drawings, Internet (E-commerce), etc.