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Global Purchasing Manager

Santa Barbara, CA
September 21, 2018

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Leticia Landeros

805-***-**** Carpinteria, CA ***13 Bilingual Global Purchasing Manager

Trustworthy and dependable procurement professional. A team player and an expert in training and developing employees to become proficient in purchasing systems. A leader with contract and systems administration skilled in partnering with business leaders to create value and efficiencies globally.

Procurement Specialist



Detail oriented & organized

Negotiations Customer Relations

Teamwork Bilingual (English/Spanish)


QAD Inc., Santa Barbara, CA 1992-2018

ERP software developer for manufacturing companies Global Purchasing Manager (2017-1018)

Assisted in the global implementation of standard purchasing systems throughout company.

Collaborated in teams to design and test the software upgrades.

Developed Purchasing processes documentation.

Spearheaded the implementation and roll out of automated and e-procurement systems.

Trained employees globally in buyer positions and users in the QAD Web Requisition System.

Collaborated in developing the purchasing site on QAD’s intranet.

Conducted monthly and quarterly internal global purchasing audits. Purchasing Supervisor Sr. (2016 to 2017)

Oversaw North America Procurement of Goods and Services; worked with the legal department to focus on the review of the higher dollar contracts, and managed buyer workloads and conducted audits.

Collaborated with Legal and other departments to negotiate contract terms, often resulting in significant savings.

Served as number one back up leader for the Global Purchasing department.

Audited and administered systems such as Staples e-procurement, American Express Corporate and Purchasing Card programs.

Sr. Buyer (2007 to 2015)

Hand-picked to administer all North America procurement of goods and services after QAD reengineered systems and reduced buyer headcount from 5 to 1.

Performed the job successfully saving QAD thousands of dollars (won several annual key contributor awards consecutively).

Provided purchasing systems support

Established a central contract repository (database) which provided easy access to contracts to stakeholders and contract owners, as well as an efficient way to manage renewals, etc.


Purchasing Systems Analyst and Sourcing Specialist

Purchasing Systems and Contracts Administrator

Sr. Purchasing Support Coordinator

Associate Buyer

Fixed Assets Coordinator

Finance Coordinator


NoteWorks Inc., Santa Barbara, CA -- General Office Administrator Josten’s Inc., Summerland, CA -- Bilingual Customer Service Liaison TECHNICAL BACKGROUND

Proficient in Microsoft Office products, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Windows OS, internal business software applications (QAD Enterprise software), Google + (email, Sites, documents, sheets), Smartsheets, DocuSign, GoToMeeting, Fullshot, Lotus Notes, and QuickBooks. MEMBERSHIPS/CERTIFICATIONS

Toastmasters member, ISM SF member, CPR Certified, Notary Public EDUCATION

University of California Santa Barbara (Completed one full year but due to financial issues, was unable to finish degree)

Carpinteria High School


Cooking, sailing, walking, hiking, & dancing

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