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Customer Service Supply Chain

Lake Forest, California, United States
January 17, 2018

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Shivji Savdharia

Silverado, California ***** 949-***-****


A highly qualified, goal-oriented purchasing professional with extensive experience in Purchasing, planning, expediting, inventory control, MRB, invoice resolution, supplier managed inventory, Kanban, and international supplier management. Strategize material management to achieve targeted revenue goals and secure consistent results. Proven abilities in suppliers account management, reporting, and auditing. Identifies and integrates new technology and advanced manufacturing solutions to enhance business processes. I combine excellent cost negotiating, problem-solving, and organizational skills with strong statistical and analytical aptitude.

Areas of Expertise

Procurement of complex parts in Medical device & Aerospace Industries

Advance understanding in engineering designs, drawings, and blue prints

Multi –million-dollar project management

Supplier Cost Negotiations

Materials Management

Passion for problem-solving and continuous improvement in daily task

Strategic planning, purchasing, scheduling and inventory management

Proficient in Multi-tasking

Invoice Resolution

Logistic, MRP, RTV, VMI


Boeing, Seal Beach, California February 2017 _ September 2017

Procurement Agent (Contract)

Optimized execution of the supply chain balancing inventory, supply orders and schedule demand. Manage supplier/subcontractor performance and relationship to ensure delivery and quality performance.

Responsibilities include for spare parts materials in support of airline customers, source selection, inventory, minimized risks and issues.

Participated in data and system clean-up activities in support of the implementation of a new integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (SAP) that will replace existing legacy systems.

Glidewell Laboratories, Irvine, California August 2016 _ January 2017

Sr. Buyer (Contract)

Purchased Resale items, raw materials BruxZir Anterior Solid Zirconia, Paste Stain, Glaze Liquid, Polishing Kit, Ceramic, Porcelain for Bio- Medical Lab and Medical Device Company.


Reduced and maintained Back Order from over 100K to less than 1K

Fully Involved, supported very closely and completed few projects as Turn on MRP Module in Microsoft Dynamics GP, Bin Location, and Procure to pay process and UOM

Adams Rite Aerospace, (TransDigm Inc.) Fullerton, California November 2015 _ May 2016

Sr. Procurement Specialist

Lead (Responsible) of all procurements aspect for the acquisition of the Franke Aquarotter aerospace business move to Fullerton U.S.A. from Germany. Manufacture various lavatory products including Faucet, Sink Drain, Water Heater, Valves and Entry Door Latches for Air Bus and Boeing.

Responsibilities include managing procurement decision support, global suppliers, inventory, excess and obsolete materials, warehousing, logistic and global supply chain activities

Learn Products and two systems (MRP) SAP @ Franke & EPICOR @ Adams Rite in very, short time period.

Managed 90 suppliers and 2200 raw materials parts and Identify critical and long lead items.

Placed 500 purchased orders of raw materials (1500 components) need per whole, year, 2016 as safety stock.

Set up the local location for all Outside Processing parts need to stay in Germany and set up the process make sure before shipping the parts to the USA has to be finished all Outside Process.

Migration all data from SAP to EPICOR, set up the suppliers in the systems work very close and detail with IT, Engineer, and Quality.

Medtronic, Covidien, Newport Medical, Costa Mesa, California February 2008 _ November 2015

Senior Buyer/Planner

Purchased budget spend was over 5 million dollars a year.

Responsible for purchase various commodities components & raw materials for Medical device firm in the manufacturing of Ventilators with high dollars amount spending suppliers.

Managed full turnkey one PCBA supplier account annually spend $2,000,000:00

Lead and executed internal and external customer escalations to ensure that materials deliveries to support production and customer shipments.

Analyzed MRP and inventory reports, placed purchase orders, and monitored work orders, issued material as required.

Generated and maintained 12-month rolling forecast for critical suppliers.

Purchased complex items PCB, Machine parts where the detailed specification is involved and also MRO parts for Engineer, Maintenance, and production department.

Work very close with Marketing, Engineering, Production, Quality, Customer Service, Shipping/Receiving, and Stock Room.


Consistently met and exceeded delivery and manufacturing metric goals.

Saved minimum $ 110,000 each year, Especially PCBA year 2013 & 2014 saved over $500,000 in the cost of material and services by applying skills in negotiations, long-term agreements (LTA) and Blanket Orders placements.

Provided excellent internal/external customer service while exceeding performance objectives.

Provided recommendations and identified alternate manufacturer suppliers to improve cost, performance, and lead-time.

Maintained VMI & KANBAN program optimizes price, delivery, terms and built a business ethical relationship with the supplier.

Highest accomplishments were increased more Inventory turn, reduce lead time and always parts available for production.

Prioritize critical incoming material through receiving and Q.C. inspection to all the way to production.

Received numerous KUDOs awards for dedication and customer service.

B/E Aerospace, Anaheim, California June 2004 _ December 2007

Senior Buyer

Complete charge of all purchasing key function in a lean manufacturing environment.

Responsible for purchase all commodities components & raw materials for manufacturing of Chiller (Temperature Control System).

Reviewed and Suggest to Management, Supplier performance, new supplier visit and cost savings plan.

Chair the meeting every morning with production, Planner, Scheduler for materials shortages and materials expedite list, also discuss any open issue like MRB, Invoices, New sales order, MRP etc.

Work very close with Marketing, Engineering, Production, Quality, Customer Service, Shipping/Receiving, and Stock Room.


VMI & KANBAN program optimizes price, delivery, terms and built business relationship with the supplier.

Source new supplier, reduce inventory & increase inventory turn and negotiate a price with the supplier.

Prioritize critical incoming material through receiving and Q.C. inspection to all the way to production.

Train & Supervise Assistant Buyer and Expediter personnel on daily activities and controls.


Gujarat University, Ahmadabad, India, Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) Business Management, Adv. Accounting & Auditing,


Orange County Business College, Anaheim, California, Diploma, Accounting 1 & 2 (JR.Accountant)

Professional Development

Newport Training Courses, On Site APICS classes

Celestica Training Courses, World Class Manufacturing, and Lean Manufacturing

Problem Solving, Process Improvement Planning, and Communication Certified ISO 140001

Computer Skills

Microsoft Dynamics GP, EPICOR, SAP, SBT, Agile, ARIBA, J D Edward, AS/400, Lotus Notes, Outlook, Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint

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