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Procurement Specialist/Purchasing Specialist/Buyer

San Francisco, California, United States
August 29, 2017

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OBJECTIVE Hard working and creative with a broad skill set cultivated by experiences in the fields of purchasing and procurement, IT and Broadcast audio-visual sourcing, global supply chain, printing and manufacturing for the music & film industry. Working towards a constant progression in both my personal and professional life, I crave new experiences and hope to be perpetually learning.

SKILLS Procurement & Purchasing

Project Coordination & Planning

Production Management

Supplier & Customer Relationship Management

Sage 50 Accounting, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Office


Advanced Systems Group, LLC is a supplier of Tools and Services to the Professional Video, Film and Audio community. ASG specializes in solutions for Post Production, including high speed storage, asset management, managed services & archiving.

• Create and place purchase orders with vendors and assist in obtaining details for delivery

• Create sales orders and packing slips

• Input and process RMA returns and repairs

• Status purchase orders, sales orders and deliveries

• Complete sales order packets and move to Finance for processing

• Assist Sales with information on client deliveries and sourcing

• General office backup to include inside sales, shipping and receiving. MARIN COMMUNITY CLINICS-NOVATO, CA

Procurement and Contracts Analyst, February 2016-April 2016

(Temporary assignment)

Marin Community Clinics has continually provided compassionate and affordable health care to uninsured and low-income residents of Marin County for 43 years. As a Purchasing & Contracts Analyst, I am providing analytical and operational support within the purchasing department. x Supervise the eProcurement process as follows:

x Work with, clinical and department purchasing staff to maintain appropriate requisition submittal

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x Work with managers and executive management to maintain approval authority x Process Purchase Orders

x Work with Accounts Payable to verify invoicing and payments x Create and maintain reports analyzing eProcurement purchases, 340B compliance for clinic dispensaries and contractual savings and renewals x Manage and maintain all BAA, Contract & Lease Files, updating database with new and renewal information

x Renew all Clinic Licenses as required by federal agencies, update and maintain all appropriate files related to said licenses

x Assist in the preparation of BAA's and MOU's

x Manage projects as assigned to ensure that work is consistent with the policies, procedures and standards of Marin Community Clinics AUTODESK, INC.-SAN RAFAEL, CA

Supplier Certification Specialist, November 2015-Feburary 2016

(Temporary assignment)

Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment editing software. x Review all supporting information provided by potential vendors to ensure data is complete and accurate.

x Certify and approve new vendors

x Ensure vendor master data is confirmed and updated accurately x Respond to inquiries related to vendor set up and certification from both Autodesk employees and vendors.

x Perform regular data maintenance on vendor master data including de-duping, cleansing, deactivating, appending and others as needed. x Work within existing service level agreements for the processing and maintenance of data.

x Develop and maintain KPI’s for vendor master maintenance process x Identify and implement process improvements

x Published monthly vendor master metrics

THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Procurement Specialist, May 2015-November 2015

(Temporary assignment)

The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation.

x Coordinating bids, analyzing estimates, review of purchase order requests and vendor invoices

x Creation of purchase order requisitions for IT Dept. purchases x Review the renewals of existing IT hardware and software maintenance items x Collaboration with vendors and project managers to meet project deadlines Page 3 Edward L. Saler

x Update and maintain spreadsheets for tracking of IT licenses and maintenance x Analyze purchase requests to maintain data integrity, accurate computations, and appropriate accounting codes

x Processing invoices for payment

x Supplier & Customer Relationship Management


UCOP is the headquarters for the entire University of California system. x Creation of University purchase orders for department spend x Analyze purchase requests to maintain Regent’s Standing Orders and UC Policy guidelines

x Writing and coordinating all aspects of Professional Services Agreements and Independent Consultant Agreements on behalf of various UC Departments x Coordinated with various departments and project management staff to lead planning and implementation of new projects

x Collaborated with Senior procurement staff and UC Departments to drive new RFP process to maximize opportunities in regards to product specifications, optimum terms and conditions, savings/cost avoidance, and fair evaluation criteria ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC-SAN JOSE, CA

Program Specialist, June 2005-December 2008

Adobe Systems, Inc is one of the premier developers of multimedia and creative editing software.

x Complete ownership of the Serial Number Testing process for major product launches

x Electronic Software Delivery program management and fulfillment for licensed clients x Creating and managing hosted and licensed accounts, facilitating the accessibility and and downloading of serial numbers for Adobe product x Worked with IT, business analysts and internal account representatives to troubleshoot system issues

x Account Management and Fulfillment for Licensed customers using Adobe Server products

x Worked closely with Order Management, Credit and Finance departments to streamline the entire order/fulfillment process for North America, Europe and Asia x Responsible for training Adobe employees and teams on account management and fulfillment for Adobe Server products


Director of Production, June 1997-January 2003

A to Z Media Services offers complete and personalized CD, DVD and Vinyl manufacturing Page 4 Edward L. Saler

services for the music and film industry.

x Managed the production of over 25,000 CD, DVD and vinyl manufacturing projects x Oversaw all essential steps in the entire manufacturing process including: Project inception, pricing, design, pre-press, printing, duplication, packaging, and shipping of final products to channel distributors both in the U.S. and U.K. x Administered over 50 record label and advertising accounts, including numerous "one off" clients each month

x Served as the primary contact for numerous multinational vendors concerning daily operation and production issues

x Coordinating the delivery of all audio masters and technical content to the manufacturing facilities

x Provided expert consultation in quoting and pricing for special projects and custom packaging solutions to meet the client's specific needs and desired budget x Supervised a team of production assistants, overseeing daily operation and office management

x Developed marketing concepts with the Sales team to expand the client base x Led various business activities including finance and accounting, procurement & human resources

REFERENCES x Jodie Capriotti – Operations Manager, Advanced Systems Group, LLC


x Joe Reif – Senior Manager, Technology Sourcing, Autodesk


x Yem Ling Fong – Production Manager, University of CA Office of the President


x Michael Reese – Vice Chancellor Business And Administrative Services, UC Merced


x Sarah Robertson- CEO, A to Z Media Services, Inc.


PERSONAL x x Avid tennis player

x Audiophile

x DJ for KALX 90.7FM, UC Berkeley

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