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Seasoned Procurement Specialist

High Point, North Carolina, United States
May 24, 2018

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Alan M. Oakley - 336-***-****

Trinity, NC 27370


Results driven professional that encompasses over 20 years in the Procurement field, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management and more. History of showing my organizations cost savings yearly with my knowledge of the most up to date purchasing principles using ERP module system in the industry. Have over a decade of experience working with Project Management and Inventory Management to produce resolutions for Engineering & Quality Issues. Diverse ability to interact with all levels in any company, from warehouse workers up to the CEO.


Microsoft Office:15+ years Excel, Word and Outlook

Supply Chain Management Diploma

Supply Chain Management Diploma

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

Logistics Management Diploma

Logistics Management Diploma

ERP Module Systems (J D Edwards)

Manufacturing Planning

Working with Architects and Engineering

Domestic and International Sourcing

Project Management

Project Management

Read and Understand blueprints and tolerances

Experienced Pricing Negotiator

Experienced Pricing Negotiator



P-Card Systems

Contract Management

Fleet Management

Printing Services

Demand Planning

Cost Analysis

Vendor Evaluations




Project Management


Confidential High Point, NC - Procurement Manager 11/2011 to Present

Plans, implements, directs and manages all functions and resources of the department to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and in an efficient and effective manner. Develops strategic partnerships and contracts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues with special attention to emerging e-procurement systems. Plan and Develop bidder lists, and prepared RFP, IFB quotes. Procurement liaison of the management team for a three (3) phase Apartment Community. Contract Manager of quoting for building up to ten (10) homes. Reviewed and analyzed construction companies’ proposals, selects qualified sources, prepares purchase contracts and purchase orders. Provide guidance to less experienced buyers and purchasing agents. Maintains a comprehensive tracking system of Requests for Proposals, Contracts and projects. Coordinate with end users and vendors to develop bid specifications and Statements of Work (SOW). Prepare bid packages and checklists for supervisor review and approval. Ensures that department operations conform with local, state and federal governmental regulations, worker safety and applicable rules and requirements, with special attention to maintaining current procurement policies and procedures to reflect internal and external changes. Analyzes price and cost information relating to contracts. Directs, approves and provides advice in the evaluation and award of competitive solicitations. Incorporates federal, state and local procurement policies and procedures into all contracts. Resolves purchasing, contracting and vendor claims, controversies and disputes. Conducts bid openings and prepares bid tabulations for the bid evaluation and selection process. Attends meetings, makes decisions (with limited information) and provides department leadership. Interact with community leaders on large procurement projects. I report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Arneg USA Lexington, NC Senior Buyer 3/2008 to 5/2011

Purchased Large $ startup Equipment (simple forklift to 6 figure pivoting punch table machine centers). + 12ft bending presses. In charge of a $4 million spend on MRP and Inventory controlled production parts. Negotiated pricing structures for all parts used in daily production. Planned and started large dollar items on consignment in local warehousing programs. Collaborate daily with other company locations worldwide to be sure we’re getting the best pricing available. Purchased and stocked over 500 nuts, bolts, screws and other fasteners. Found vendors that achieved 7 figure cost savings Corporate wide. Worked with supplier on obsolete inventory buyback programs. Worked hand in hand with Corporate Executives worldwide on special cost saving programs. Worked very close with the Engineering developing Print Packages for RFQ’s of outsourced projects. Have traveled internationally to meet and recommend to other corporate company operations about Inventory & Supply Chain Projects. Handled all International shipments.

CPM/Wolverine Proctor Lexington, NC – Purchasing Agent 11/2006 – 3/2008

Major Food oven manufacturing/production plant. Responsible for purchasing commodities to support the companies Supply Chain. Purchase and Negotiate all materials, metals to include nuts, bolts and other fasteners, equipment and production supplies. Set up & developed new part no# in the computer base to include a new part development at the supplier for the request for quotation up to production startup. Daily Outsource projects. Evaluate all quotes to determine the most desirable suppliers based on TCO on each product introduction.

Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corp. Winston Salem, NC - Senior Buyer III 3/2000 – 11/2006

Door & Drawer Slide Hardware. A Fortune 500 company Manage a $6 million a year spend, purchasing all direct and indirect materials. Responsible for the quality, delivery, cost and inventory management of all new Product Lifecycle for P O P Displays for door hardware and drawer slides. Manage a $3 million spend in non-inventory items, i.e. packaging materials, nuts, bolts and screws, outside printing services for POP Displays, Catalogs and in store Signage.

Major accomplishments:

1. Cost Savings: Recommended a new way of packaging a new product sent out, that was done 4 to 6 times a year, every year.

Total cost savings per project saved them over $125,000.00 per project. Bottom line savings per year +$500,000.00.

2. Raised the Internal Customer Service level to over 96% rating. The yearly goal was plus 90%. This started at a 74% level three

years earlier.

Highly involved in:

Plant startup operations including large $ purchases of robotic machines and conveyor systems. Logistic Planning, Supply

Chain Management, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance Team, Information Services (Computers, Copy centers, new computer programs and maintenance contracts) Admin for new product set up and maintenance. Three Corporate National Contract Planning Teams to consolidate our purchasing power corporate wide. Launching and maintenance of company’s P-Card System.

Gathered information and develop reports for all levels of personnel for local facility to Corporate levels. Member of New Product Launch Team for over 40 new products.



Project Base Maintenance Management


Procurement and Contract Management.


Dale Carnegie "Timeless Human Relations Principles"


Benedict Real World Negotiating 22 CEU toward CPIM thru ISM


Logistics Management Diploma

Liberty University-North Carolina


Supply Chain Management Diploma

Liberty University-North Carolina


Effective Project Management 16 CEU2008

Rockhurst University-North Carolina


Dr Karass Effective Negotiating 22 CEU

Time Management 4 CEU

Conflict Resolution

Expressing Yourself

Presenting Your Thoughts and Ideas

Code of Business Ethics I, II, III, IV

Grammar Gremlins

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical Vocational School

Taunton, Mass Graduated Diploma Business courses

Food Trades Diploma 3yrs Graduated

Future plans for BS in Business Administration/ Procurement or Supply Chain Management

Future plans for PMP (Project Management Professional)

Interest in studies for CPIM, APICS and CPCP (Certified Purchasing Card Professional)

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