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Manager Supply Chain

Alhambra, California, United States
September 11, 2018

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Roberta Nigro-Nuñez

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May 2016- Present Warner Bros., Burbank, CA

MRP Manager

Responsible for planning, preparing, issuing and coordinating in the production schedules to coordinate with material requirements to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements. Advise management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that materials and services are provided as needed. Confirm and secure material supply and demands, prepares work orders or purchase requests for the purchase of components based on master production and inventory levels. Coordinate daily reporting of activity of manufacturing purchasing open order reports, transfers, shortages, inventory control, expedites, reworks on old or “dirty” material and any other requests to ship materials for upcoming promotions.

Conduct weekly reviews with Sales & Marketing to review 12 week DFR to plan for inventory on specific titles and categories for replenishment. Would also have weekly meetings with key suppliers for major changes that would impact on our production.

Reviewing and running the MRP daily, converting requirements to purchase orders ensuring a controlled flow of product.

Working to ensure set dates for product launches are met and with appropriate cross functional teams to migrate any issues.

Provide planning solutions for any production or material shortages.

Managing the inventory plan and provide inventory projections to management.

Evaluation internal constraints and developing proposals and /or planning to maintain efficient flow of product.

May 2013 – June 2015 King’s Hawaiian, Torrance, CA

Procurement Sourcing Manager

Responsible for supporting and purchasing of all packaging and raw materials including commodities. Responsibilities include negotiation, contracting and ongoing supplier value management for continuous improvement. On an ongoing basis, analyze and synthesize changes to the internal business needs and external supply market drivers that can impact future business performance for the assigned spend category such as our butter needs, and modifies the sourcing strategy accordingly. In some instances, I may manage or coordinate some global activities of a category of lesser spend on our expansion to go to Canada or South America.

Conduct weekly reviews with Supply Chain, Production, Marketing, Quality and Sales. Would also have weekly meetings with key suppliers for major changes that would impact on our production.

Responsible for implementation of direct relationships with all suppliers for raw and packaging materials.

Responsible for creating Supplier Agreements for all purchases.

Meet on a bi-weekly commodity Review with CFO and VP of Operations for updates and changes due to drastic market influences.

Supply market data and research.

Management of cross functional teams and working in a highly matrixed environment.

Supplier value management and continuous improvement.

Assist in creating a new co-packer profile and working with Project Manager’s in developing the workflow process.

Created Alternative Sourcing, for bringing more than one supplier for each of our categories and expansion of our volume and leverage our cost model on a $70million spend of raw materials.

May 2011- May 2013 Coca-Cola Refreshments, Los Angeles, CA

Procurement Manager-Indirect Procurement West Region

Responsible for all External Contracts for services at all facilities in the West Region. Negotiate all yearly contracts and also work as Sourcing lead on national projects for all of North America Coca-Cola.

Responsible for the implementation of all National Programs negotiated on behalf of our Procurement Team for the West Region.

Responsible at a local level for negotiating all regional contracts for any external service for that facility or requests that the particular location may need.

Develop fact-based negotiation strategies and assist in conducting negotiations with vendors.

Work closely and communicate frequently with business unit stakeholders, Manufacturing, finance, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Supply Chain to adequately understand and meet Business Unit legitimate needs and requirements.

Develop and execute initiative and strategies that deliver strategic savings and meet or exceed business objectives.

Develop Requests for Information (RFI) with potential vendors on all ending contracts with the potential of savings for another year.

Develop Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotes (RFQ), assess results, document recommendations and communicate results to vendors. Once pricing has been presented, I will communicate with three of the proposals with a recommendation of who will be the best candidate for the needs of the business.

Conduct monthly visits to local facilities and plan out bi-monthly for travel on distant locations. Host weekly and bi-weekly meetings for updates, changes or issues with all locations regarding vendors who may not be in compliance and to assure that all meet the standards in order to pass audits as conducted.

Assigned as Procurement Sourcing Lead for projects in different areas of the company such as Fleet. Leverage suppliers and programs nationally to bring in cost savings at a higher level.

August 2010-May 2011 Coca-Cola Refreshments, Los Angeles, CA

Sr. Procurement Specialist – POS, Promotional Packaging & Equipment

Responsible for developing program strategies and the order and inventory management of all promotional and new product packaging, sustaining, and National POS & equipment for all CCR production facilities and distribution centers for the West and Northwest Regions.

Meet weekly with our national Team to assure that Best Practices are implemented with all our teams and internal partners.

Have contributed in the creation of a Share-Point site that holds a tracker of all current promotions, a calendar with all of the in/out dates for all Promotions and Packaging, POS or last minute events. A tracker with all POS materials that have been ordered, traced and followed by common order deadlines, can all be viewed for all of our internal customers.

Lead POS inventory initiative-working with Archway (3rd party fulfillment house) to move and clear out all POS cages. Installed an inventory collaboration with all DC’s to better allocate inventories stored at all the facilities and to save money on double orders. Weekly reporting of pending, open and closed orders. Review monthly inventory logs, monitor on-hand inventory and hold monthly meetings with each location to control what is on hand.

Participate in the annual budgeting process and have introduced the concept of a Stewardship for all of our POS partners within the West and Northwest Regions.

Work very closely with Supply Chain, Finance, Commercialization, Marketing and Sales to assure that materials are never short. Verify allocated quantities per location and spend on a bi-weekly basis depending on upcoming events and promotions.

Implement new strategies of leveraging workload through our Regions to assure accuracy and to prioritize last minute changes on any programs for full participation. Also working with partners in all Regions to implement a standardized process for all to follow.

September 2008-Aug 2010 Neutrogena A Johnson & Johnson Company, Los Angeles, CA

Operational Buyer, Site Lead

Responsible for supporting Operational Procurement for all primary packaging.

Meet weekly with Planners, QA and TA regarding material availability issues and project tracking for packaging issues.

Work with QA regarding NC issues pertaining to Packaging and getting resolution to ensure that we do not have repeat errors with our components for the same issue.

Work on SAP to link all new material numbers to a specific vendor so that Planning and suppliers will be able to view all issued Purchase Orders in ICH.

Resolve invoice issues.

Run various SAP and MRP reports as needed.

Fulfill daily requests from different business partners.

Run a weekly scorecard on Top 10 suppliers for Packaging based on quality, quantity and on time and review with suppliers on how to improve low scores.

Work on CIP projects to make sure all savings are captured.

Have a weekly supplier calls to ensure all open orders are on time and are able to meet push in & out dates.

Work with Sourcing Lead closely to ensure correct pricing and assist negotiations for yearly contracts on components.

Work closely with the suppliers to meet MOQ and drive prices down on combo runs of similar components for affiliate’s materials.

June 2008-August 2008 DreamWorks Animation SKG, Glendale, CA

Technical Purchasing Department, Technical Buyer

Responsible for securing product bids/quotes at aggressive/competitive pricing for the requestors; issuing purchase orders via the Oracle Purchase Order module; submitting the PO and follow-up with the vendor to secure order’s; update internal order tracking databases and manage placement of purchase requisitions into Oracle Purchase Orders.

Worked closely with the Technology, Production, Accounting, Business Affairs, Tax and Asset Management departments.

Secured RMA’s for defective product.

Resolved invoice issues.

Set up new Vendors.

Tracked hardware/software renewals.

Bid for best pricing and availability of product

June 2001-June 2007 Nestle, Glendale, CA

09/2003-06/2007: Purchasing Department, Sourcing Specialist Ingredients Buyer

Responsible for supporting strategic sourcing for raw materials within assigned categories. For example: enzymes, vitamins, flavors, colors, gums and honey. Develop and execute standardized strategic sourcing for assigned categories. Locate and evaluate sources, benchmark costs, create and maintain contracts, monitor KPI’s. Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal business partners and key suppliers. Assist and support Group Purchasing Manager with categories and implement plan for the assigned categories.

Collect and analyze category data and develop the internal and external category profile.

Work with customers (OpCo’s) to gather and assess requirements.

Develop fact-based negotiation strategies and assist in conducting negotiations with vendors.

Develop Requests for Information (RFI) with potential vendors.

Develop Request for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Quotes (RFQ), assess results, document recommendations and communicate results to vendors.

Update and maintain all PPV’s and scorecard monthly reports.

Create and manage vendor agreements.

Monitor compliance with vendor agreements.

Work with Operational Buyers and internal customers to ensure satisfaction.

Identify transition activities, timeline, ownership, etc.

Work closely and communicate frequently with business unit stakeholders – Manufacturing, Finance, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Supply Chain to adequately understand and meet Business Unit legitimate needs and requirements.

Develop and execute initiative and strategies that deliver strategic savings and meet or exceed business objectives.

Fulfill daily requests from operating companies.

Create Business Warehouse Reports.

Nestle USA, Glendale, CA

06/2001-09/2003: Engineering Department, Jr. Buyer Equipment & Parts

Responsible for supporting all International Plants for Nestle worldwide. Procurement to ensure the purchase of large equipment and parts for operating machinery in the plants. Primary duties include SAP contract creation and maintenance, supplier performance and other purchasing-related report creation, resolution of PO and invoice discrepancies, and sourcing of business-specific materials.

Ensure and facilitate equipment to Nestle plants internationally; coordinate transportation by air, rail, ocean or land, pricing and production requirements between plants and suppliers.

Create and maintain SAP supplier contracts accurate item and pricing data entry.

Initiate RFQ’s, evaluate supplier bids, negotiate pricing for materials and services, and prepare various financial reports and presentations.

Execute supplier performance reporting process.

Research and resolve PPV discrepancies.

Work collaboratively with the Engineers from the International Plants to address and resolve supplier issues as they arise.

Identify opportunities for improvement; work with internal peers and management to implement best practice methodologies to improve operational processes and procedures.

December 2000- Hunter Douglas Inc., Alta Inc., Los Angeles, CA

May 2001 Purchasing Department, Sr. Buyer/Planner

Contracted 33% savings with Office Depot on regularly purchased items.

Responsible for weekly purchases of raw materials to create vertical blinds, pleated shades, wooden shutter arches and roller shades.

Responsible for office supplies, furniture bids, and factory supplies.

Meet with specific vendors on a weekly basis for accurate inventory counts and delivery schedules.

Work very close with the Marketing department.

Play an active role in organizing the yearly inventory of warehouse stock of raw materials.

Prepare inventory tags and assist in the auditing of counted merchandise.

Work on PICK software.

Assist with SAP Training for Purchasing and Receiving Modules.

April 2000-December SunAmerica Financial, Los Angeles, CA

2000 Purchasing Department, Purchasing Specialist

Select and qualify suppliers for goods purchased and services used.

Negotiate terms and conditions of orders or contracts with suppliers for requisitioned materials, supplies or services.

Place orders verbally, faxing or on-line.

Contact suppliers or shippers to assure merchandise, supplies or equipment shipped in accordance with delivery requirements.

Negotiate an additional 15% savings on contracted office supplies.

Responsible for all stationary and printed material orders.

Assist all end users with defective or non-conforming goods.

Contact supplier for replacement and adjustment of goods for A/P.

Assist in the implementation of the receiving department and responsible for all training.

July 1996-April 2000 MSC Software Corp., Los Angeles, CA

Purchasing Department, Lead Buyer

Supervised Purchasing and responsible for overseeing Office Services.

44% savings on contracted office supplies.

Negotiated a 46% savings on stationery orders.

12% savings on coffee and water supplies.

Responsible for small business plan in compliance with the State of California.

Review all invoices to payables for approval to pay.

Submit complete information ensuring no duplication of data to customers.

Renew leased contracts for Xerox, Pitney Bowes and fax machines.

Work with the Marketing department on printed materials.

Assisted in coordinating yearly conferences with hotels.

Worked on Oracle Purchasing and Receiving modules 9.

Organized company events and functions.


1987Alverno High School, Sierra Madre, CA

2003 AA Degree from Pasadena City College, CA

General Education, Business

2003-2005 Cal State Los Angeles – Continuing Education

Languages Fluency in Italian & Spanish

Knowledge PC/Apple Macintosh

Windows NT, Word, Excel, Power Point, Access

SAP Purchasing

Oracle Purchasing Module

7 Step Process

8 Waste of Management


Todd Dirickson – Director of Supply Chain & Logistics

King’s Hawaiian


Rod Douglas – (Broker for eggs, butter & milk for King’s Hawaiian)

Pacific Specialty Resources, LLC

1611 E. 4th St. #120

Santa Ana, CA 92701


Thom K – (International Paper)


Oscar Garcia – VP (Indirect - Supplier)

BriteWorks –


Kurt Rudolph – Procurement Manager

Coca-Coal Refreshments

1334 S. Central Ave

Los Angeles CA 90029


Erin Myers, Director – Purchasing


800 N. Brand Blvd.

Glendale, CA 91203


Terese Glass, Operational Buyer


800 N. Brand Blvd.

Glendale, CA 91203


Carlos Cabrera, Manager - Procurement Operations

Neutrogena, Johnson & Johnson

5760 West 96th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Ellen Tyler – Sr. Sales (Supplier)


Princeton, New Jersey


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