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Purchasing Manager

Irvine, California, United States
December 01, 2017

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Kurt Kuntzmann

*** *** ****** *****, ******, CA *2602 (714) ***-****

Purchasing Professional


Self-assured and results-driven management professional with more than 20 years providing direction and leadership in procurement, IT support, vendor management, and inventory and facilities management in the business environment. Proven dedication to delivering outstanding operational excellence in procurement, inventory management, and contract management that enable the business to achieve a cost and service quality advantages in target markets. - Detail-oriented without losing sight of the big picture, analytical and methodical with critical thinking to resolve professional relationship and work issues even under stress. Well-organized with multitasking and prioritization skills that optimize resources to achieve outstanding results.

Strong people management and interpersonal communication skills that inspire confidence, performance excellence, and teamwork synergies across diverse ethnicities and multi-functional engagements.


2016- 2017 Banc of California Santa Ana, CA

Manager of Purchasing

Provide strategic direction in managing the Procure to Pay process (P2P) including the new procurement (PO) generation program implementing and administering the Corporate Credit Card program, upgrading existing systems and overseeing system enhancements to ensure best business practice.

Establish and manage process efficiencies in Procurement, Accounts Payable and Vendor Management, identifying and correcting system and process failures, generating KPI’s and implementing more efficient support systems.

Conduct vendor/contract review, including RFQ/RFP/RFI, along with vendor selection for best-in-class service.

2008-2016 Hyundai Capital America Irvine, CA

Manager, Procurement

As the corporate manager for the Hyundai Finance division, I would oversee all contracts, Agreements, Terms and Conditions and vendor selection.

I provided "User Training" within the JD Edwards/One World data base as well as assist all Business Units with projects including project development and management.

I issued PO's totaling more than 80 million dollars per year

With the help of additional team members, I developed a new purchasing program including a new approval matrix, on line approval process, purchase request and purchase order forms. (Oracle and Ariba/SAP)

Other programs I helped develop is the document retention program, cell phone administration program and the procurement training program developing a standardization across all departments and locations.

As a manager, I feel it's a "must" to overlap into other departments and to offer help when possible and eliminate the "not my job" attitude. 2004-2008 - Master Halco, Inc Orange, CA

Senior Buyer/Facilities Supervisor

Currently purchase all products and goods for 50+ branches including steel, office supplies, business machines, temporary labor, manufacturing supplies and furniture.

Negotiate National Accounts contracts and develop long term relationships with vendors instilling a “partnership” relationship.

Developed and administer the Purchasing Card program which includes 135 users including all user training, hierarchy, card distribution and liaison between JP Morgan Chase and Master Halco, Inc.

Develop vendor relations and customer service to all branches eliminating the “line in the sand” friction between the corporate office and all company branches.

Implement new programs to all the branches including CRM and FEMA methodologies including ISO 9000 as well as work with risk management to provide a safe work environment.

Take a diligent role in several projects including the implementation of a Automated Data Collection program, Product display case roll out to the major home centers including Home Depot and Lowes. Developed, implemented and administrator the Automated Electronic Deliberator program.

Facilitate the corporate office offering support to 100 team members.

Work directly with the executive staff offering support in Operations, Facilities, Marketing, Sales and customer support.

Facilitated the company move with continual build outs and space management. 1995-2003- Rainbow Spectria Long Beach, CA

Facilities/Purchasing Manager

Managed the company’s four facilities in Long Beach, San Diego, Seattle and Texas.

With a “hands on” reputation, successfully implemented and managed the company’s LAN, building fire-lite training, maintenance, custodial contracts, build- outs, space allocation, help desk, office machines as well as all PC’s and laptop computers.

Managed a staff of 15 employees including 2 supervisors implementing “GMP methodologies using professional and positive skills to insure a proactive, safe work place. CONTINUED

Exceptional documentation, asset tracking, inventory control, communication and computer skills with extensive knowledge in “GMP” rules, loss prevention, safety


Successfully Project Managed a million-dollar wireless solar powered data collection project for a So. Cal. Company.

Liaison between Management, team members and customers. Supported the President, CFO, MIS/IT Manager, Sales Manager, Security and the Partner Manager. Supported the Accounting Department, Human Resources Department and 200+fellow team members.

1985-1995-Systematic Systems Integration Long Beach, CA Facilities/Purchasing Manager

Successfully completed projects on time and within budget such as Developing the Purchasing process, Time and Expense system, Upgrade over 200 desktop and laptop PC’s with hardware and software and Tel-Co (Lucent) phone system.

Managed and operated the security department as well as building security.

Developed and ran the companies Procurement department.

Purchased all hardware, software, equipment, office furniture for four locations.

Managed and implemented a wired data tracking (WIP) system using Symbol Technologies bar code scanners.

Managed all assets, inventory, space allocation, operational costs, and acquisitions.

Managed jobs that were not the “norm” within the company’s profile.

Proficient in all Microsoft applications for both desk top as well as back office. Education:

Cerritos College (PMP, PMI, Certified) Cerritos, CA

Project Management

Long Beach State-Graduated (Certified/Degreed) Long Beach, CA

Multi Platform Administration, Computer Science

Microsoft NT Administration

Microsoft Education (Certified) Irvine, Santa Monica, Redmond

Tech Net, Direct Access, Licensing, Partner Advocate, Project Management Rio Hondo College-Graduated (POST Certified/Degreed) Whittier, CA

Police Officer Standards and Training

Administration of Justice

Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA



Business Operations Management • Strategic Planning & Execution • Inventory Purchasing Management • Relationship Management (Clients, Stakeholders, & Suppliers) • Project Management • Vendor/Contract Management Financial • Fiscal & Budget Management

• Payables Management • Physical Inventory Accounting Administration • Policies & Regulatory Compliance (i.e., GMP, OSHA, SB 198, etc.) • IT Systems Administration • Staff Supervision & Development Technical • ERP: Oracle, & JDEdwards

• Apps: Symbol Tech Tracking System, Avid, XChange, FiservPrologue, Oracle, AS400, JD Edwards, Ariba, & Payment Net • Productivity Tools: MS Office/Visio • Image Editing: Photoshop, & Paint • PM Tools: MS Project

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