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Purchasing Professional

Provo, Utah, United States
April 30, 2018

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Dave Schofield

*** ***** **** ****, *****, UT ***01

Cell: 801-***-**** Home: 801-***-****



Operations professional with experience in procurement, supply chain management, analytics, change management, e-commerce, project management, accounting and process improvement with proficiencies in Microsoft Office, Oracle, and SAP. My goals are to increase quality and minimize costs through efficient collaborations and negotiations.


Micro Focus (formerly Attachmate, Novell, SUSE, NetIQ), Provo, Utah

Senior Buyer, Global Procurement Mar 2015 – Jan 2018

This role brought out my true passion for relationships with suppliers and internal customers and the entire purchasing process from inception to exit. I managed over 50 large contracts supporting IT Services, Computer Hardware, Infrastructure, Telecom, Wireless, Marketing, Engineering, Market Development Funds, Product Development, and Sales Enablement. Each agreement required adherence to process and policy, testing/challenging scenarios, and the communication of details internally to stakeholders, legal review, and externally to the supplier.

Ancestry (formerly, TGN, and Inc.), Provo, Utah

Purchasing Manager, Accounting Jul 2006 – Mar 2015

This position entailed the management of Oracle’s “Procure-to-Pay” process which required liaising with multiple teams, stakeholders, and suppliers. Process improvement was always at the forefront internally and externally to develop and document policies and enable learning from historical records. Supplier-related projects during this role included; supplier database cleanup (reducing a supply-base of over 20,000 suppliers down to just over 3,000), the development of an onboarding process with substitute W-9 to include supplier bank details in their records to accommodate ACH payments. Purchasing-related projects included; policy adjustments, the documentation/record-keeping of RFQs and supplier reviews, and the implementation/administration of a P-card program. Purchasing responsibilities included; company-wide purchasing process support and training, direct procurement supporting IT (end-user) hardware, and the acquisition of imaging equipment for the digitization production line. An average savings over $150,000 was recognized annually from 2009-2014.

Ancestry (formerly, TGN, and Inc.), Provo, Utah

Purchasing Agent, Operations Sep 2002 – Jul 2006

Managed inventory purchasing activities for products including; print buying, DNA kits, and CD replication. Forecasted demand based off of sales history and promotions. Implemented Oracle’s iProcurement for internal requisitioning of office supplies. Prepared Min-Max planning for retail SKUs. This role also provided logistics support for genealogy events. Oracle’s Fixed Assets module was also implemented to simplify asset depreciation. Performed an internal physical audit to true up asset depreciation schedule. Processes and reports were put into place to increase communications of each asset. Budgetary managers found it helpful to know each asset’s useful life cycle and its depreciation progress throughout the year as they prepare to retire and replace where necessary.

Ancestry (formerly, TGN, and Inc.), Provo, Utah

Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounting May 2002 – Sep 2002

In this role debit memos were recorded in Oracle's Order Management and chargeback transactions were researched to determine validity and address customer concerns. This position was very customer-facing. Direct communication was required with the major credit card companies on a regular basis. Negotiating resolutions were often necessary with the customer. Weekly cash receivables and bank deposits were also one of the responsibilities in this role.

Apollo Light Systems, Inc., Orem, Utah

Production Manager, Operations Aug 2001 – May 2002

Production line was monitored for accuracy while assisting and training production team to produce products to engineering specifications. Maintenance of equipment was necessary in order to keep equipment in working order. Buyer was updated weekly with inventory numbers to ensure needed parts were ordered and delivered and in place for production.

Intermountain Health Care – Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah

Materials Handling Clerk, Central Distribution Center May 2001 – Aug 2001

In this role, cycle counts were performed to keep accurate inventory levels to ensure delivery of medical supplies to operating rooms and nurse stations in throughout the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

Ancestry (formerly, TGN, and Inc.), Provo, Utah

Facilities Coordinator, shared role Apr 2000 – Mar 2001

This role was supporting all of the company’s facilities. It included the day-to-day needs of HVAC chemicals, maintenance, security system and fire security panel. Efforts were coordinated for building repairs, furnishings, security, and managing space planning. I am experienced in planning and organizing a seamless noninvasive corporate headquarters move.

Ancestry (formerly, TGN, and Inc.), Provo, Utah

Buyer, Retail Sales Jan 1998 – Mar 2001

This position was the true start of my purchasing career. It required the organization and creation of a purchasing system from merely invoices and telephone calls. It was during the company’s industry transition from a book publisher to an internet company. A homegrown system was built to help make sense of it all as discussions began around the purchase of a ERP solution. This position also required monthly inventory counts and purchases of resale items for the online store.


Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

Bachelor of Science Degree: Business Management August 2003

Associate of Science Degree: General Education August 2001

Community Service:

ISM – Utah – An affiliate of ISM (Institute for Supply Management) Apr 2007 – Apr 2009

Board of Directors position – Salt Lake City, Utah (2-year elected term)

Keywords: SAP, iPOS, Oracle, iProcurement, iExpense, iSupplier, Fixed Assets, Supply Chain Management, Scorecard, Supplier Evaluation, Oracle 12.1.3, Oracle 11i, Oracle 11.5.10, SAP v7300.3.10.1084, Microsoft Office 2013, Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, P-Card, Purchasing Card, iProcurement, iSupplier, Fixed Assets, Purchasing, Procurement, Retail, Spanish, Office Supplies, Capital Equipment, Services, Contracts, Computer Hardware, Software, FIFO, Medical Supplies, Printing, CD replication, P-Card administrator, packaging, corrugated packaging, label printing, Grocery, Produce

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