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Manager Purchasing

Oakland, California, United States
April 27, 2019

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Jose L. Orellana

Mail: **** Wood Lily Court, Modesto, CA 95355

Phone: 415-***-****


Career Summary

Procurement professional serving clients in the Bay Area BioTech industry from 2000 to present. Achieved progressively increasing responsibilities as Materials Associate to Buyer, Agent, and Purchasing Manager. Currently working as a long term contractor and temporary special projects specialist . I am proficient in varying roles, supporting the needs of diverse organizations, from start up labs to mid-size GXP manufacturing companies. I have leadership experience implementing and administering purchasing applications, ERP conversion, and workflow enhancement in the leading platforms such as: Point Purchasing System; Oracle ERP; SAP Business One; and MicroSoft Dynamics. Fully versed in R&D Materials, Stockroom, Lab Equipment and Facility Expansion, Service Contracts and Capital Aquisition. Highly Skilled in all aspects of procurement: Sourcing; Negotiating; Aquisition; Invoice Processing. Able to work with Quality Systems and complete goals efficiently with nimble attention to SOW, SOP, FP&A, SOX, and GxP/FDA regulatory environments.

Contract Employment

Independent Procurement Support: February 2010 to present.

-Raptor Pharmaceuticals - 03/2014 to 03/2015 - Nelson Staffing Company acquired by Horizon Pharma, 2016.

Special projects Purchasing Manager: Created and Implemented a new Purchasing System: Policy Initiation and Rollout; Specifications Analysis; System Evaluation; Determination of Best Solution and Design; Project Leadership with Contracted Developers; Training of Stakeholders; Final Completion and Rollout.

-Whole Foods Market - 07/17/2013 to 04/06/2014

Customer Service

-Theravance - 01/2013 to 03/2013

Special projects temporary Buyer: Focused on Medicinal Compounds Sourcing

-Solazyme - 07/2011 and 10/2011, Lab Support

Contract MRO Buyer: Order Placement; Accounting Data Support; Clearance of Backlogged Documentation; Effectively met Urgent Goals to Support Audit. Recalled for Additional Support During Subsequent Period.

-Revance Therapeutics - 05/2010 to 06/2011

Purchasing Manager. GMP Purchasing Agent for Current Manufacturing Needs; Requisitions and Purchase Order Execution; New ERP Specifications and Design Lead for Expanded Manufacturing Facility.

Cytokinetics - 04/2010 to 05/2010, Nova Staffing

Contract MRO Buyer: Processing all new Orders; Conversion of Requisitions to Purchase Order and Order Placement and Expediting; Emphasis on Urgent Needs and Successful Sourcing for Rare Medicinal Compounds. Regular Employment

FivePrime Therapeutics, Inc. San Francisco, CA 415-***-****, February, 2007 to February, 2010

Purchasing Manager:

-Hired, trained and managed the Materials Handling Associate to support receiving, materials inventory, and facilities logistical support responsibilities.

-Identified purchasing bottlenecks and creatively lead changes in practices to achieve productivity gains while maintaining high service levels and on time delivery of critical materials through enhanced ordering tools.

-Exceeded budget reduction goals of 10% for fiscal year 2009 and achieved 3% additional cost savings through novel measures.

-Achieved aggressive cost saving goals and delivery timeline for equipment and materials required for the new satellite lab build out.

- Sourced and implemented management software for capital equipment administration to maximize equipment utility and generate data for negotiated discounts in service contracts.

-Presented e-Quip management solution at panel discussion, Gene Acres conference, 2008.

-Created Purchasing Manual to promote best practices, ensure internal compliance objectives, and support associate training.

-Identified missed cost savings opportunities for service contracts, capital equipment and routine needs and trained clients in leveraging data for improved negotiations and service quality.

VaxGen, Inc. South San Francisco, CA 650-***-****, September, 2002 to January, 2007

Purchasing Agent:

-Sourced all GXP production raw materials for lead anthrax vaccine candidate.

-Trained two new purchasing associates in department procedures and applications.

-Facilitated new Oracle ERP implementation including initial set up, test scripts, trouble shooting, application enhancements and user training.

-Realized new 17% cost savings through needs analysis, vendor sourcing and implementation of a Service/PM agreement for laboratory equipment in the SSF facility.

-Analyzed client’s materials and equipment specifications in order to solicit RFQs and RFPs resulting in awarded purchase orders for new capital equipment required for the SSF manufacturing plant and organization expansion.

-Implemented business to business ordering system for key suppliers, resulting in increased ordering efficiency and greater accuracy in filling requirements.

-Consistently received excellent annual reviews resulting in promotion from Buyer to Purchasing Agent.

Genitope Corporation, Redwood City, CA 650-***-****, September, 2000 to August, 2002


-Sourced and purchased all materials for GXP production requirements for primary drug therapy candidate, (MyVax).

-Coordinated supplier shows and presentations for new products, and services.

-Analyzed new capital equipment needs, solicited RFPs and RFQs and awarded orders for manufacturing plant expansion and new products.

-Compiled pricing schedules and financial data for budgetary and cost savings analysis in support of Finance department objectives.

-Analyzed critical raw materials requirements according to ABC categories and established new sources to ensure on time and on budget deliveries.

-Created user group materials lists and pricing schedules to assist the budgeting process.

-Analyzed ordering bottlenecks and implemented economic order quantity tools and logistical efficiencies to meet demands of production growth.

-Created a Purchasing Department Procedures manual in order to train new associates and establish best practices.

-Realized increasing productivity goals by implementing on line vendor accounts, creating blanket orders and utilizing standing orders for routine needs.

-Shipped completed therapies and clinical trial materials kits to all sites for phase two and phase three programs.

-Coordinated receipt, quarantine, qualification and release of all production materials in compliance with GXP guidelines.


San Francisco State University, B.S. International Management, 1989 California State University, Hayward, (CSUEB) Certificate in Executive Purchasing Program, Dept of Continuing Education, 2004 Other proficiencies and skills:

Oracle ERP, Point Purchasing System, QuickBooks, MS Dynamics, MS Office Suite Affiliations:

Member, Institute for Supply Management, ISM-NC local chapter.

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