MARIA DE NADAI
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Procurement and operations executive with significant global experience. Successful with process improvement and complex negotiations. Dedicated to maximizing efficiency and cost-effectiveness of inventory and supply chain. Forward-thinking and resourceful with exceptional problem solving, planning and team building abilities. Accomplished in reducing costs, improving delivery operations and increasing material quality. Great motivator, natural yet collaborative leader. Result focused, meticulous and detail-oriented mindset. Proficient at juggling competing priorities. Fully English/Italian bilingual and knowledgeable with various Enterprise Resource Planning systems, MRP,MPS.
Settlements of claims
Cross functional teams’ leader
Excellent verbal/written communication
Italian English teacher/interpreter/translator International logistics
PURCHASING MANAGER • Bonlex EUROPE SRL (C.I. Kasei)
TREVISO, ITALY • November 2007 to July 2016
World leader in the plastic industry, Bonlex manufactures and distributes decorative film for furniture applications.
Procured raw materials, capital equipment, direct and indirect professional services and maintenance requirements.
Reduced total spending by 20% by switching to local suppliers.
Settled claims for non-compliant materials.
Identified process inefficiencies and resolved them.
Established and maintained internal procedures in conformity with Headquarters’ policies and promoted improvements to fit the local needs.
Assessed suppliers' worthiness by traveling to national and international business locations.
Created system for ranking suppliers based on a combination of quality, price and service.
Performed ERP reconciliation, cycle counts and led monthly physical inventory.
Implemented policies to reduce cost and eliminate waste with the use of recycling methods.
Improved on time delivery and reduced stock on hand using JIT manufacturing strategies.
Submitted monthly reports and budgets to President.
Worked with finance on standard costs, PPV, inter-company pricing.
Created coding system in close collaboration with finance department.
Trained new employees in purchasing, quality assurance and warehouse.
PURCHASING MANAGER • DISPLAY FIXTURES USA
GARDEN GROVE, CA • June 2006 to October 2007
Builds and markets fixtures and displays for retail stores and consumer goods manufacturers.
Developed and implemented procedures for Purchasing, Production, and Inventory control.
Procured all materials necessary for production.
Overhauled the materials' process to generate significant savings for the company.
Coordinated paperwork, updated spreadsheets and maintained permanent records.
STRATEGIC SOURCING SPECIALIST • IMPCO TECHNOLOGIES
CERRITOS, CA • August 2005 to April 2006
Manufacturer and marketer of products and systems that allow on and off-highway engines to operate on clean burning, gaseous fuels.
Worked with management to develop purchasing strategy synergies with the Italian branch.
Successfully completed the transfer of 3 production lines to the Italian plant.
Worked closely with Supplier Quality in measuring vendor performance.
Coordinated and processed freight documentation for overseas shipments.
PURCHASING COORDINATOR • COVERCO (Franklin Electric, Blufton IN)
TREVISO, ITALY • May 1998 to September 2005
Franklin is the world's largest manufacturer of submersible and fuel pump systems, with approximately 50% market share.
Coordinated purchasing activities, inventory and work orders to/from sister European plants.
Liaison between suppliers, Technical and Quality Assurance departments.
Administered customs import/export operations to and from European countries and USA.
Mapped current processes and offered recommendations for improvement.
Reviewed files, records and other documents to obtain information and respond to internal and external customers.
BACHELOR DEGREE - BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Worked rating essays and translating on line since my last position in Bonlex. Will consider opportunities outside of the purchasing area.