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Manager Project

Flower Mound, Texas, United States
August 14, 2018

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Jill Goodchild

Sr. Buyer - Foxconn

Flower Mound, TX 75028


Veteran buyer with over 30 year of experience in different disciplines with the ability to save millions of dollars in various industries. Strong ability to develop and manage purchasing processes and programs that grow company revenues. Demonstrated skills in finance and accounting. Background in working with all levels of staff and leadership. Well-versed in selecting and collaborating with vendors to save time and money.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Sr. Buyer

Foxconn - Fort Worth, TX

February 2016 to Present

Working for one of the largest technology company in the world. I am responsible for research and recommendations of software and hardware. I request RFQ's for each purchase as well as create all purchase orders for the company. I request bids and select the vendors for packaging for our customer as well as the company needs. Negotiate contracts for construction, products and services. Work closely with project manages to insure product needs and deadlines will be met. Meet with contractors requesting bids and rewarding contractors for construction changes to the building.

• Coordinated/process improvements between infrastructure/development-application management units.

CALIX - Senior Buyer/Planner

CTDI - Flower Mound, TX

2014 to 2015

Strategic Sourcing of repair parts for set top boxes for Calix, Verizon, TWC, Tellabs, ALU, and, AT&T through Agile. Purchasing over $270K / monthly. Purchases include all hardware and software for installations and board level repairs. Provide blanket PO's for boxes and high demand facility requirements. Meet with vendors concerning new projects bidding for boxes, clamshells, and reference sheets. Blanket PO's for all warehouse supplies for 12 month period. Purchase the individual needs of each management team including software and hardware. Key Accomplishments:

• Leading cost reduction and/or special project teams Sprint Account Information Analysis Contractor

SmartLink/Alcatel Lucent - Flower Mound, TX

2013 to 2014

Responsible for developing, optimizing, and maintaining data and reporting solutions including creating tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, and error handling. Oversee data loss prevention. Identified and analyzed reporting requirements for key strategic projects. Defined and developed data sources and prepared related reports. Performed detailed system analysis of business projects, e-procurement and e-sourcing. Determined business processes and identified improvements. Conducted cost/benefit analysis to assess alternatives.

Key Accomplishments:

• Coordinated/process improvements between infrastructure/development-application management units.

Sourcing Specialist/Buyer

Ingram Micro/BrightPoint - Irving, TX

2011 to 2013

Charged with negotiating with non OEM suppliers for refurbished, repaired, or reclaimed used telephone parts. Maintained submitted vendor master parts list and FAI database. Bought non- inventory packaging products and MRO orders for two locations totaling $250M annually. Key Accomplishments:

• Helped save more than $50M annually in parts cost.

• Developed and implemented recycling program on non-stock bags and corrugated product totaling monthly breakdown of savings totaling $4M yearly.

Domestic Refurbishing Product Buyer/Planner

Samsung - Plano, TX

2010 to 2011

Accountable for coordinating virtual team including project configurations and other departments creating purchase orders for domestic and international vendors exceeding $240M annually. Oversaw internal communications including vendors to assure expected delivery dates were met and information validated in SAP system. Created weekly analysis to ensure vendors were on task and complied with contractual agreements. Liaised with service account managers and accounting teams to resolve open purchase order issues. Communicated invoice information to internal and external teams.

Key Accomplishments:

• Selected new top vendors saving more than $1M annually while maintaining critical deadlines.

• Introduced and managed vendor scorecard program that dramatically reduced costs and on-time delivery.

T-Mobile Switch Team Buyer

Ericsson - Dallas, TX

2006 to 2009

Planner I

Worked with project managers, configuration management team, and other departments to place daily purchase orders with domestic and international vendors for hardware and software products totaling

$50M+ monthly. Led weekly switch team telephone conferences to vendors to ensure purchase order receipt and expected delivery dates. Performed weekly analysis to ensure vendors worked within contractual agreements. Collaborated with project managers on accounting discrepancies to resolve open purchase orders. Constantly reviewed vendor contracts to ensure compliance. Managed authorized service provider team of up to 10 people. Key Accomplishments:

• Drove weekly open order status by vendor reporting process supporting discussions with each vendor.

• Worked with vendors to create custom-designed deliverables that better suited departmental needs. Buyer/Facilitator

Perlos, Inc - Irving, TX

2005 to 2006

Managed receipt of new tools and assembly lines in SAP. Updated daily global forecast on current estimated time of arrivals on all ordered parts. Purchased products for the assembly solutions department $100M+ yearly including hardware and software products. Key Accomplishments:

• Successfully developed global work procedures and process maps in leadership program. Special Parts Buyer

PDC - Lewisville, TX

2004 to 2005

Charged with procuring special parts not carried in constant inventory totaling $200K monthly. Helped customers with incoming calls. Worked with accounting department on inventory inaccuracies. Key Accomplishments:

• Reported inventory levels in one current and two outside locations. Used Products Buyer

Informatics - Plano, TX

2002 to 2003

Created work processes for departments through Visio. Negotiated contracts and purchased used/ demonstration products from end users and wholesalers. Managed RMA and defective products for return to vendor for repair. Scheduled weekly in-house inventory repairs for technicians. Key Accomplishments:

• Initiated and reported sell-off of excess inventories totaling $45K per month. Project Manager/Operations Manager

Empire Consulting Group/Xtran Technologies Inc - Plano, TX 2001 to 2002

Responsible for managing scheduling, analysis, and communication with perspective customers. Purchased inventories including installation of hardware and software. Directed installation crew consisting of one lead and five workmen. Coordinated international buying efforts to ensure vendor, price, and value targets were exceeded.

Key Accomplishments:

• Reversed five years of negative yearly income to $5M profit in first year. Product Manager/Senior Buyer

Service Electronics - Carrollton, TX

1998 to 2000

Provided constant market analysis to determine product trends and highest profit returns. Analyzed creation and maintenance of pricing matrix and BOM for whole units to ensure profits on bulk units. Procured auction site bidding for whole units and peripherals. Negotiated contracts and pricing with major manufacturers for used whole units

Key Accomplishments:

• Achieved 4-6 average monthly turn with an average GP of 30-40%. Buyer

Computer City - Fort Worth, TX

1993 to 1998

5 years

Bookkeeper, Raz, Fort Worth, TX -11 years



Tarrant County College


AS400, Financial Reporting, SAP, scheduling, Strategic Sourcing Additional Information


• Financial Reporting

• Strategic Sourcing

• Oracle

• AS400/JDA Network

• Staff Leadership

• Master Docs/MAS 500

• SAP Order Entry

• Scheduling Software

• Agile

• Einstein

• Project Management

• Microsoft Office Suite

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