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Supply Chain Manager

3053, United States
March 09, 2011

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P.O. Box *** ? *** Huse Road ? Londonderry, NH 03053 ? 603-***-****

Dear Sir/Madam:

I believe my qualifications and experience are particularly relevant to

this procurement position.

My resume indicates several examples of personal accomplishments plus

exceptional communications and problem-solving skills. Examples particular

to your requirements are:

. Experienced and knowledgeable with JIT, MRP II, MAPICS II, TQM, Ask

MAN-MAN, Oracle, MS Office, and ISO 9000 quality audits and reviews.

. Developed excellent supplier relationships which established a

reputation for successfully procuring difficult-to-find and hard-to-

get material.

. Established multiple vendor/supplier network improving quality,

delivery and price.

As a result of my experiences and knowledge of manufacturing procurement

practices, I have also been able to develop excellent supplier and

internal relationships, which in turn has established a personal

reputation for getting the product out the door in a timely and efficient


My qualifications strongly meet the requirements you are seeking in a

successful candidate. I am very interested in interviewing with you for

this position.

If I can answer any further questions or provide you with additional

information, please feel free to contact me at 603-***-****. I would like

to plan on calling you in a week or so to discuss any next steps you would

like to propose.


Douglas J. DeCosta



P.O. Box 955 ? 383 Huse Road ? Londonderry, NH 03053 ? 603-***-****


Purchasing professional with 10-plus years of extensive experience in

procurement. Responsible for purchasing, planning, and inventory control

of manufacturing materials. Multi-talented individual with a proven problem-

solving and quality performance skill set.


? Increased volume outputs 400% and established long-term supplier

contracts resulting in reducing costs 15-25%.

? Established multiple vendor/supplier network improving quality,

delivery, and price.

? Experienced and knowledgeable with JIT, MRP II, MAPICS II, TQM, ASK

MAN-MAN, BPCS, Oracle, MS Office, Kanban, 5S, Lean Manufacturing, Six

Sigma, and ISO 9000 quality audits.

? Improved monthly quality rating from 85% to 99% by introducing TQM

approach to cell manufacturing unit.

? Interfaced and successfully developed inter-relationships with all

levels of account management.

? Provided problem-solving resolution focus for documentation,

suppliers and quality issues.

? Trained and developed a staff of 14 individuals.

Supplier Relations

? Developed excellent supplier relationships that established a

reputation for successfully procuring hard-to-get material in a timely


? Established long-term relationships with key suppliers/accounts.

? Provided technical interface between suppliers/customers, quality,

and manufacturing.


DTC Communications, Inc., Nashua, NH 2008 - Present

Leader in Surveillance RF Equipment Technologies

NPI Senior Buyer. Support all new product development for

Engineering, all commodities, mechanical, electro-mechanical contract

manufacturing and electronic components. Make buy decisions and multiple

quoting efforts, processes as well as quantity and delivery. In addition,

support other production purchases as well to support team and staff to

complete the materials effort, reporting to all levels of management.

SYMMETRICOM, Beverly, MA 2002 - 2008

Leader in Atomic Clock Technologies

Supply Chain Specialist. Managed strategic and tactical component

procurement activities. Negotiated, developed and implemented business

strategies around supply chain consolidation, cost reduction, new

products introduction and early supplier involvement, quality

improvement, supplier assessment and associated supplier rating systems.

Responsible for the management and creation of the contractual and

business relationship of all segments of the supply chain providing raw

materials for the manufacturing and distribution of an "end use" product.

STRATUS TECHNOLOGIES, Maynard, MA 1999 - 2002

Leader in Fault Tolerant Servers

Commodity Manager. Managed contract manufacturing in PC board and

module builds for new product development. Responsibilities included

managing total cost of ownership for both product cost and NRE from

concept through volume production. Managed the procurement, planning and

inventory control of Printed Circuit Bare Boards, PCB assemblies, the

components that are on the boards, and the relationship with the contract

manufacturer. Implemented strategic plans related to suppliers to support

hardware development goals. Negotiated standard contractual agreements to

support divisional needs. Participated in supplier selection and managed

current vendor base by analyzing ongoing vendor performance. Responsible

for meeting key performance measurements, including on-time delivery,

quality, inventory, and purchase price variance.



Contract Manufacturer

Purchasing Agent. In charge of printed circuit boards, assembly and

box build, and selling to OEMs. Responsible for electronic components,

mechanical, and sub-contract parts for new product introduction.


Computer Manufacturer

Purchasing Agent. Responsible for all purchases made at the Westford

facility. Supported R&D, Engineering, and New Product Development.

Reported to corporate. Collaborated with Contract Manufacturing, which

resulted in cost reduction and improved performance, ASIC, PCB, box

build, new product introduction, molded plastics, sheet metal, machined

parts, printed circuit boards, and electronic components. Trained in TQM


MULTI-CORE, INC., Lowell, MA 1982 - 1991

Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer

Sales and Marketing Manager. Reported directly to President/CEO,

with responsibility for over 100 accounts. Influential in bringing two-

year-old PCB manufacturer from $2 million to $16 million in annual sales

within a span of four years. Directed a sales staff and network of sales

representatives throughout the East Coast. Provided technical interface

with customers/manufacturers.

ANALOGIC CORPORATION, Danvers, MA 1981 - 1982

High-Tech Medical Equipment Manufacturer

Purchasing Manager. Managed a staff of 14 professionals, procuring

all sub-contract, PC Boards, mechanical, molded plastics, sheet metal,

cable assemblies, machined parts, SMT contract manufacturing, and custom-

designed products. Negotiated annual agreements and contracts.

Responsible for new MRP system introduction and monthly PPV for $35

million in purchases.

GOULD, INC. (MODICON DIVISION), Andover, MA 1978 - 1981

Programmable Controller Manufacturers

Purchasing Supervisor. Responsible for eight staff members in the

procurement of electronic components, mechanical and custom-manufactured

products, as well as all subcontracts. Negotiated all contracts.

Senior Buyer/Planner. Responsible for the buying and planning of

power supplies, peripherals, printers, CRTs, custom-designed electronic

components, and most A items. Bought and planned (from bi-weekly MRP)

all sheet metal, castings (sand, investment), machined parts, plastic

moldings (injection, thermo formed, etc.), printed circuit boards and

backplanes, customer-designed electronic components, and most A items,

all sheet metal, castings, machined parts, and plastic molded parts.


B.S., Business Management, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA

A.S., Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA


Purchasing Management Program

Gould Corporate Training Center, Rolling Meadows, IL

Electronics and Data Processing Development Program

Co-op collaborative between Digital Equipment Corp. and U.S. Air Force,

Westfield, MA

U.S. Citizen, USAF, Secret Clearance

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