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Administrative Assistant Professional Experience

Location:
San Jose, California, United States
Salary:
100000.00
Posted:
May 16, 2018

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MEREDIE LUKES

www.linkedin.com/in/meredielukes

408-***-****

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

PURCHASING PROFESSIONAL

Purchasing professional with a proven track record of negotiating both long and short term transactions with vendors. Possesses excellent attention to detail preventing shipping errors, improper handling, and quality issues.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Lead over $71 million/year end-to-end sourcing of indirect purchasing for Elekta’s entire North America operations, covering 1,100+ employees

Drive business process improvements effort, managing $720,000 year-over-year savings roadmap in travel and accommodations spend

Designed corporate-wide mobile device usage policy on $1.2 million/year spend and 1,000 users on account

Category spend experience: Financial Services, Professional Services, IT, Fright, HR, Marketing Services, Telecom, Fleet, and Third Party Products

SKILLS

SAVVY STRATEGIC NEGOTIATOR Excellent planning, negotiation, written & oral communication skills RESULTS-ORIENTED ANALYST Analytical mindset focused on developing, optimizing, and implementing category management strategies and strategic sourcing initiatives

EFFECTIVE COLLABORATOR Ability to accomplish results through others by establishing relationships, effective controls, and monitoring processes. Cross-functional, global interactions across the Americas, United Kingdom, and Sweden.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Elekta, Sunnyvale, CA

SENIOR STRATEGIC BUYER, INDIRECT MATERIALS 2007 - present

Spearheaded category sourcing for 11+ indirect procurement commodities including travel, IT, professional services, and marketing-related services.

Maintained day-to-day, collaborative supplier relationships with 260 vendors (3,800 pool). Analyze spend, monitor performance, conduct renegotiations.

Developed a global category strategy including supplier landscape analysis, category spend analysis, and category governance.

Enabled efficient procurement process through contract structure, preferred supplier relationships, and stakeholder training using supporting technology.

Mentored team members towards achieving highest level of performance excellence and individual growth.

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

IMPAC Medical Systems, Mountain View, CA

Purchasing Assistant

Micrel Semiconductor, San Jose, CA

Production Control Specialist

Wells Fargo Bank, San Jose, CA

Production Control Specialist

Netcom Online Communications, San Jose, CA

Junior Purchaser and Administrative Assistant

EDUCATION

The World Bank, Washington DC

Certificate Program in Public Procurement (In Process)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Courses in Successful Negotiation (In Progress)

Institute for Supply Management and Skill Path Seminars, San Jose, CA

Purchasing Courses

Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA

Small Business Seminars



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