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Hickory, North Carolina, 28601, United States
May 26, 2010

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Hickory, NC 28601

828-***-**** or 307-***-****


Twenty (20) plus years in the Procurement/Material/Vendor Management field

in various industries. Work with/implemented/exposed to many different

systems, procedures, and requirements in supporting manufacturing,

distribution, sales, construction, engineering, field service, quality,

customer support and administration.


* Negotiated $8,000,000 savings (one 3 year contract)

* Cost Savings goals and objectives exceeded every year

* Responsible for annual expenditures of ~$12,000,000

* Several computer systems implemented including input on design

* Processes streamlined/improved

* Established and implemented Policies and Procedures

* Inventory turns increased; inventory levels decreased

* Quotation/bid procedure established and implemented

* Communications greatly improved, credibility established

* Certification training seminars established for personnel including off

site personnel

* Minority and Small Business compliance achieved in one business quarter


Volex, Inc. NC 2005 - 2010

Senior Buyer

Supported manufacturing requirements for facilities in Mexico, Canada, and

the United States using BPCS MRP system. Responsibilities:

* Material requirements

* Open Order Report

* PUR 640

* MRP 300

* Inventory, shortages, excess, etc

* Accounting issues, invoice discrepancies, price increases

* Shipping issues, tracking, tracing, lost, etc

* Quality issues

* ECO's

* Vendor interface

Union Telephone Company WY 2002 - 2004

Manager, Purchasing and Warehousing

Supported all departments of this independent, privately held telephone

company including Construction, OSP, MCM, IT, Customer Care, Accounting,

etc. Responsibilities:

* Material Acquisitions

* Cost Savings

* Procedures

* Terms and Conditions

* Departmental Budget

* Staging

* Warehouse

* Staff of 7 direct reports

* Goals, Objectives, and Reviews

* Coverage of 24/7/365

* Work with IT to design interim on-line purchase requisition

Consulting/Contract FL 2000 - 2001

Did contract/consulting for various organizations-Requests for Proposals;

Requests for Information; Requests for Quotes; Contract Negotiations, Terms

and Conditions; Policy and Procedures; Cost Analyzations; etc.

Teresa "Teri" L. White


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PACER International, Inc. FL 1998 -


Vendor Management

Supported Program Directors and Managers; Engineering; Estimating; Field

personnel; Administration; MIS; for this start-up, switch

construction/engineering organization. Responsibilities:

* Contract Negotiations

* Term and Conditions

* Policy and Procedures

* Pricing/Costs

* Sourcing

* Analyzation

* Requests for Proposals/Quotes/Information

MCI Telecommunications, Inc. TX 1994 - 1998

Contract Administrator/Senior Buyer

Supported Engineering and Construction groups; interfacing with all levels

within company both internally and externally. Responsibilities:

* Commodities: Power, Fiber Optic Cable, Copper Wire and Cable, Voice Mail

* Requests for Proposals: Inside Plant/Outside Plant Construction, Inside

Plant/Outside Plant Engineering,

Hub Build-outs, Remote Build-outs; Class 5 Switches, Commodities.

* Contracts: for all of the above, as well as, any special assignments.

* ISO 9000

Consultant/Contract TX 1987 - 1993

Supervisor, Planning/Purchasing; Senior Planner/Buyer

During this time frame I held several positions for 4 different

organizations that utilized skills, knowledge, and expertise developed

during my career in Purchasing, Procurement, Materials and Inventory


Northern Telecom, Inc. (Nortel) TX 1978 -


Positions held during my tenure at Northern Telecom: Supervisor,

Planning/Purchasing; Senior Planner/Buyer; Senior Buyer; Planner/Buyer.


* Minority and Small Business Administration compliance

* Materials: Warehouses, Field Support, Branches

* Branch Liaison

* Contracts: Requirement sourcing, negotiation, implementation, and

compliance; for commodities,

equipment, expense, capital, subcontract labor, construction

* Inventory: turns, classification, stocking levels, excess and obsolete,


* Shortages: warehouses, regional and branches; installation, field

* Staff Management: personnel, interviewing, hiring, discharging,

discipline, goals and

objectives, evaluation

* Training Seminars

* Quality Assurance

* Quotation and bidding process

* Computer implementation

* Process evaluation


Kent State University Managing for Achievement

Essentials of Purchasing Purchasing Law

Effective Business Writing ISO 9000

Time Management Basics for Buyers

Advanced Purchasing Negotiations Material Requirement Planning

Construction Contracting for Owners, AIA Supervisor Skills


SAP BPCS PC skills including Excel, Word,

PowerPoint, etc.

Oracle Solomon MRP systems, various

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