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Manager Engineering

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
May 20, 2017

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Professional Purchasing Agent/Contracts Administrator with extensive experience in purchasing, contracts, negotiations and planning. A team player who excels at working under pressure while consistently attaining target objectives and earning the confidence of upper management.



Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager I am responsible for reviewing federal bid solicitations utilizing various federal and government websites, negotiating sub-contracting pricing, meeting with sub-contractors and vendors to review the scope of work and preparing final bid documents for submission while also being cognizant that we meet our required DBE participation percentage.

JACOBS ENGINEERING September 2014- July 2016

Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer responsible for purchasing materials, equipment issuing contracts, reviewing invoices to make sure they are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the agreement. Preparing competitive bid evaluations on a Excel spread sheet for upper management and Owner’s review. Preparing request for quotes for Owners approval.. Updating weekly status report for tracking the status of purchasing activity for Owners review.

HKA Enterprises September 2013- April 2014

Field Buyer

Worked at the West Deptford Energy Station as a Field buyer( on a Contract basis ) responsible for purchasing materials and equipment and issuing Sub-contracts, reviewing Invoices to make sure they are in accordance with CH2M Hills agreements, also analyzing proposals making sure they are in compliance with CH2M Hills terms and conditions


Procurement Specialist

Conducted scope review meetings with project managers, engineering and potential bidders, making sure they understand the scope of work. Managed all activities related to a project or service from intent to purchase through final delivery. I developed, maintained and managed suppliers and contractors with a focus on total cost improvement.

Negotiated contracts involving variable cost and non-standard Terms and Conditions and interacted with internal and external customers to provide a high level of service.

Also worked for three (3) years as a Consultant to the Philadelphia school district on their $1.5 billion dollar Capital Improvement program. I am responsible for the issuing and administration of contracts, financial analysis of potential Architects, Construction Managers and Contractors. I also insure that the Minority participation is adhered to by all bidders, and publish status reports for upper management. Conduct Public bid meetings, making sure all proposals are in accordance with Pennsylvania Public Code 29P.S 7-751.Co-ordinate with the field inspectors, making sure work is on schedule. Review all change order request and determine its validity before processing. Follow up with project management, engineering firms and contractors to ensure that all issues and concerns identified have been satisfactorily resolved. Coordinate with project managers to identify potential issues associated with any contracts, agreements, change orders that may require audit and ensure that audit is carried out.

STONE & WEBSTER, INC 2001- 2003

Senior Purchasing Agent


Developed guidelines and penalties for Liquidated damages to be imposed on suppliers who are late on drawing submittals and deliveries.

Make sure Engineering reviews all drawings within two (2) weeks after receipt.

Issued monthly commitment register showing dollars budgeted, dollars spent, status of requisitions and purchase orders.

SUNOCO, INC., Philadelphia, PA 1986-2001

Senior Purchasing Agent

Procured $20 million of non-stock materials and equipment. Issued and administered contracts including work scope development. Evaluated, approved and assessed new companies and suppliers for inclusion to the bid list. Ensured all purchases were in strict accordance with specifications, and resolved all accounting issues. Conducted bid meetings and audited contracts producing additional income.

Cost savings of $800,000 as a result of price negotiations, substitute materials and alternates.

Generated $2.5M in investment recovery.

Acted as liaison between operations, engineering, maintenance and legal to resolve problems with deliveries, specifications and purchase order terms and conditions.

Implemented computer enhancement advising internal buyers faxed purchase orders were not received by suppliers.

Ensured critical materials and equipment were procured in a timely manner during scheduled plant shutdowns to prevent delays instartups.

Acting Purchasing Manager (1992-1993)

Managed four buyers and eight warehouse personnel.

Reduced inventory by $1M by eliminating obsolete material.

Reduced the number of transactional purchase orders (2,600 per year) by issuing blanket orders resulting in a savings of $400,000 per year.


B.S., St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA – Dean’s List, 3 years


Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook.

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