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Buyer/Planner

Location:
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States
Posted:
January 10, 2018

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PATRICIA CAIRA

*** ****** **** ac3zb2@r.postjobfree.com

Chelmsford, MA 01824 978-***-****

SUMMARY

Adaptable professional with a developed understanding of manufacturing operations including purchasing, materials, planning and inventory control. Demonstrated talent for assessing and implementing methods to improve employee productivity and organizational behavior. Results driven with excellent communication and interpersonal skills..

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Keltron Corporation Waltham, MA 2008 – Present

Buyer/Planner

Keltron Corporation is a leading provider of life safety event management systems.

Manages manufacturing organization by planning, directing all procurement and coordinating production activities to reduce lead times and streamline manufacturing processes.

Manages production planning, purchasing and vendor selection. Develops project plans, assemblies teams and establishes team objectives.

Works with all departments to communicate procurement and quotation status

Monitors supply to expedite product in house and manage inventory levels

Plans and places purchase orders with suppliers, negotiates agreements to comply with price delivery and quality requirements.

Collaborates with engineering suppliers and sales departments for new product development.

Acts as a liaison to develop and improve supply chain network and supplier relationships. management..

Experienced user of ERP/MRP systems

Works with engineering to return discrepant material to suppliers through material review process

Project Manager of IS09001 companywide implementation and assures compliance

Manages internal inventory in collaboration with Finance department.

Supervises manufacturing organization and provides annual reviews and training requirements

Town of Bedford Bedford, MA 2006–2008

Conservation Department Assistant

Counseled town residents and Corporations by providing interpretation of State and Federal laws for permitting requirements.

Composed and published public notices for proposed projects for news outlets.

Collected and compiled catalogued documentation and legal criteria for public hearings.

Provided recommendations to permit applicants in preparation of public hearing.

Acted as back up assistant for Building Department for permitting requirements for contractors and collected associated fees.

Attended public hearings and prepared meeting minutes for Town’s website.

All Sports Foundation (DBA “P.O.P Prostate-On Site Project) Mesa, AZ 2005 – 2006

Office Manager

Recruited and scheduled a variety of companies to participate in prostate cancer screenings.

Coordinated and negotiated with clients and insurance companies to manage accounts receivables and payables.

Developed and managed recruitment and training of volunteers for Foundation’s sponsored events.

Scheduled medical support teams to provide no cost services to clients.

Facilitated as golf tournament director for Gerry Colangelo sports event, supervised and coordinated all event activities including TV announcements, product presentations and silent auction.

Collaborated with website designer for Foundation’s public service communications.

Baker and Sons Chelmsford, MA 2000–2005

Office Manager

Acted as initial contact for customer inquiries, gathered data for presentation to contractor.

Provided Accounts Payable and Receivables function.

Scheduled contractor jobs and monitored production schedule with contractor and customer.

Purchased and expedited the delivery of construction materials within budgetary requirements.

Microtouch (Currently 3M Touch Solutions) Methuen, MA 1995 – 2000

Senior Buyer

Planned and procured a variety of custom-made products to support screen monitor and touch-sensitive white board businesses.

Acted as a liaison for purchasing department with engineering and materials for new product development.

Evaluated potential suppliers, negotiated contracts and created vendor management processes to reduce inventory carrying costs.

Forecasted and trouble-shot solutions for inventory procurement to support manufacturing.

Acted as purchasing coordinator for IS09000 implementation company wide.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Bentley University Waltham, MA – Bachelor of Science Business Management

Grid International Toronto, Canada – Leadership Grid Certification

Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA –Certificate in Legal Assisting

Associated Industries of Massachusetts Boston, MA – Certificate in Human Resources

Associated Industries of Massachusetts Boston, MA – Certificate in Supervisory Skills

Foundation of Arizona Mesa, AZ – Professional Certificate Customer Service NRF

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Developed production and capacity plans to meet desired inventory objectives

Developed job procedures for production, shipping and inventory

Problem solving to improve production processes

Generated cost savings in excess of $50K by analyzing and realigning purchasing needs for pc boards and sheet metal.

Coordination with stake holders to monitor and disposition raw materials.



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