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Inventory Control Electrical, Buyer, Purchasing Agent, Adminastration

La Porte, Texas, 77571, United States
May 19, 2018

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Richard D. Lay



Professional experience summary:

•Excellent communication, negotiating, writing and computer skills- Team player, self-motivated

•Working with engineers and project managers daily quoting and scourcing per specifications.

•MSA Contracts Ageements

•Knowledge: high voltage, sub-stations, transmission overhead & underground lines, controls, transformers and line hardware, breakers, cut-outs, underground feeders

•Industrial: Automation & Controls, Wiring, PLC's, Waste Water

•Commercial: Lighting, Panels, Dimming Systems

•Good work ethics, reliable, dependable and responsible- Planning, Scheduling, Inventory Control, Staging,

•Reviewed and Approved Bids / Contracts, Sub Contract Administration Support, Developed Policies & Procedures

Procurement Procedures, Management, Spread Sheets, Cost Analyzing, Researched Products and Sourcing Specification, Inventory Control, Blue Print Materials Take Off


•Lotus 123, WP5.1, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Oracle, SAP, Open Systems, Timberline and PeopleSoft, Star Builder, SharePoint, Access, Power Point, ERP, CPM Certification, MRP, MRO

•Supply Chain Management

•Logistics and Construction Scourcing - Lowering Cost, Under Budget

•Primavera P6


•Houston Community College – Houston, Texas- Electrical Theory Studies, Basic Electrical

•North Harris County Community College – Houston, Texas

•San Jacinto College – Pasadena Texas – Associates Degree Business Management


Curry Supply Company – Deer Park, Texas July 2016- August 2017

Procurement Specialist /Project Coordinator / Admin. Assistant / Sales

•Purchasing of supplies and parts for manufacturing, modification water, fuel and lube, flat bed and crane trucks.

•Preparing estimates, cost and sell for parts and labor to customers

•Enter data into AS400 for files importance to final acceptance. Creating information and assist in shop supervisor daily activities.

•Handle HR responsibilities running ads for employees, process and setting up drug screen, new hire paper work. Coordinate status and following billing and track scheduling & production

•Quoting and selling of parts and following through and completing invoicing and credit card sales and shipping of products, maintain inventory level and managing office function daily.

E3 Electric Ltd. – Houston, Texas March 2013 to June 2016

Purchasing & Warehouse Mgr.

•Buyer and scheduling materials and tools needed for contract bid projects negotiating pricing for daily purchases and long term commitments, supervise warehouse and driver activities.

•Work with project managers and VP, CEO requesting RFQ and subcontractor's and long term releases along with verify materials release schedules assure schedules would be meet.

•Set up special pricing for equipment and manage tools inventory, materials depending on past and future levels.

•Providing skills in obtaining quotes and materials for many commercial build new construction and remodel build out.

•Building vendor relationships and manage warehouse and driver to meet needed request and needed support, expedite and forecasting daily, RFQ, maintaining purchase order log and keep track of tools in and out in warehouse and jobsites utilizing excel spread sheet.

•Created and track materials from major purchase order and keeping purchase order records and maintain releases, negotiating blanket pricing.

•Commercial projects sizes from remodel, new construction.

Saber Power – Houston, Texas

Nov. 2011 to March 2013

Assistant Project Manager / Project Coordinator / Purchasing Agent Buyer

•Quoting and in putting specifications & datasheets into SharePoint and issuing RFQ and alkalizing quotes and placing large purchase orders for major apparatus equipment.

•Assisting with job quoting of major apparatus electrical equipment for substations and putting together project specifications and data sheets and drawings into Share Point and shared with Micro Soft Access.

•Scheduling sub-contractors & work details man power, outages, deliveries and equipment and tools & progressive billing cycle.

•On Sight inspections quality controls, obtaining quotes; scheduling and sourcing and purchasing materials for large substation projects across Texas, Payment Terms and Building and putting together Sub-Contract Agreements, purchasing in access of 120 Million dollars plus.

•Quoting and managing directions of subcontractors for various subcontracts as part of a large contract

•Utility high voltage and substations and transmission line, utility projects such as companies like Entergy Transfer and other power transfer stations clients all across Texas and CA. Review and issue subcontracts and assure all requirement re meet to complete scope as well liability insurance etc. Utilizing MRP software in scheduling and purchasing requirements etc...

Industrial Electrical Services – Houston, Texas March 2006 to Nov 2011

Purchasing Mgr. & Warehouse Mgr. / Fleet Mgr.

•Responsibilities include purchasing, negotiating, quotes, expediting, purchasing and sourcing materials and inventory control items for warehouse and OEM panel shop, also setting up discounts and special pricing and rebate items and utilizing min-max spread sheet for inventory in tracking usage and future needs.

•Supervise overseeing purchasing assistant’s and warehouse and delivery driver.

•Handling all stock purchases, tracking cost and lead-times and assure meet requirements manufacturing process waste water, distribution panels.

•Review bids, quotes, planning, monitoring, recommending materials and vendors and adhering to policies. Scheduling and planning of projects and start and completion dates to meet deadlines. Billing Price: T&M tickets for customer billing invoices materials and labor, utilized billing program to capture and track cost and profit. Inventory control tracked and maintained costs: tools, materials.

•Reviewed all invoices and tracked large purchase orders cost to date and approved all vendor invoices. Vehicle management, scheduled maintenance and built data logs and kept up with tags and inspection and repairs

•Set up multipliers for blankets pricing for materials and equipment, rebates and future needs with vendors. Inventory control for service trucks and warehouse.

•Submit “RFQ” quotes for purchases large purchases and vendor evaluations based on quality and services provided.

•Forecasting needs to be effective in needs required and purchase and to increase profit levels for stock and multi projects.

Dacon Ltd. March 2004 to March 2006

Purchasing Agent / Buyer

•Negotiating pricing with vendors and writing sub-contracts, administrator. Buyer, substation, transmission lines, switchyard and outages materials- review bids and quotes.

•Issue purchase orders and expedite and sourcing of materials per specifications. Establishing pricing for contract purchases establish and maintain vendor relationships.

•Resolve invoice discrepancies pricing, scheduling of materials and equipment.

•Maintain company cell phones and safety supplies, office trailers, dumpster and port-a-cans for jobsites.

•Work with high voltage power transmission and substations, transformers, terminations products lines to keep on vehicles.

Industrial Electrical Services – Houston, Texas

Jan. 1994 to March 2004

Purchasing Mgr. & Warehouse Mgr. / Fleet Mgr.

•Responsibilities included purchasing, negotiating prices, quotes, expediting materials & equipment for construction projects.

•Inventory control min/max monitor levels needed to meet OEM levels to be productive and keep capital expenses to a minimum. Review bids, planning, monitoring, recommending and adhering to policies.

•Scheduled and planning. Priced materials and labor, utilized billing program, tracked and captured cost.

•Inventory control tracked and maintained costs tools, materials, approved vendor invoices and credits.

•Fleet management, scheduled maintenance, purchases budgets. Set up yearly multipliers for blankets pricing.

Boyd Lighting Services – Pasadena, Texas Dec. 1992 to Jan. 1994

Procurement Manager

•Responsibilities included handling purchases, quotes and expediting of materials, scheduling, supervising warehouse personnel, handling shipping and receiving responsibility and control of warehouse procedures, handling fleet management, reconciling petty cash, maintaining fuel control inventory control, scheduling deliveries.

Fisk Electrical Company – Houston, Texas Dec.1984 to Nov. 1992

Purchasing Agent

•Responsibilities included quoting and purchasing, expediting accuracy of quantities, prices and approval. scheduling work with vendors and factories, assisting project managers, assisting in material take-off, negotiating prices and inventory control, worked on industrial projects on the gulf coast ship channel and chemical plants including electrical and instrumentation and automation and controls purchasing and take-off bill of materials for quotes and purchases.

•Few project’s preformed purchasing, materials and tools for such as Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s, Texas Children’s, Shell Information Center, Pennzoil Downtown, Exxon

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