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Logistics professional

Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Posted:
January 30, 2019

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WARD F. ALSTON

***** ****** ******, ******* *****, CA 91345

818-***-**** ac8cet@r.postjobfree.com

supply chain expert

Professional Experience

Culligan water – Camarillo, CA 2013-present

Water treatment and Distribution

Route Sales

Commercial and home sales of bottled water(Purified and Alkaline)

Route preparation through various mapping tools(Google, Waze)

Weekly inventory reconciliation of bottled water and associated equipment

Maintained daily log for vehicle including suggestion for repairs

Spectro Analytical instruments –Mahwah, NJ 2009 to 2013

Global manufacturer of electronic instruments

ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR

Manage enterprise-wide billing process and coordinating credit policies to mitigate AR risk. Provide procurement direction on bids for optimum cost savings. Monitor AP processing including reconciliation of agings to the GL.

Improved cash application efficiencies

Part of support team to implement and streamline new enterprise software

Transitioned organization to paperless transactions including wire and ACH payments, online billings and invoices

Applied Telecomm – Ventura, CA 2004 to 2008

Manufacturer and distributor of communication products

Senior buyer

Administered contracts with suppliers and vendors. Compiled min-max reports to ensure accurate purchases. Provided recommendations to marketing and warehouse departments regarding new products, eliminating old obsolete products and improving efficiencies.

Procured materials and supplies for 6 warehouses across the United States

Evaluated and monitored contract performance to determine need for changes and contract compliance

Established and maintained strong relationships with overseas suppliers

Altrio Communications – Los Angeles, CA 2001 to 2004

Start-up provider of bundled cable services

Purchasing Manager

Oversee the procurement of materials, goods and services in accordance with company policy and processes.

Standardized inventory and supply sources and streamlined vendor base

Managed RFQ Process, ensured chosen vendors were the best combination of price, quality and delivery

Administered Inventory balancing at 10 satellite warehouses for optimum stock

Developed, prepared and presented terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to award of contracts

AT&T Broadband (now Time-Warner Cable) – Los Angeles, CA 2000 to 2001

Bundled broadband cable service provider

Sourcing Manager

Managed capital assets for Western region including procurement and inventory. Assisted management of daily operations of purchasing department including supervision of a team of Buyers. Enforced Purchasing policies and procedures. Identified and coordinated departmental training requirements.

Sourced and identified vendors for Enterprise Wide Agreements

Daily negotiation and interaction with all select and third party vendors

Conducted vendor meetings to evaluate contract performance on previous contracts

Education & Training

Bachelor of Science, Business and Accounting – University of Pittsburgh

Total Quality Management (TQM) – December 2011

Computer Skills

Epicor, Ariba, Oracle, JD Edwards, MAS90, 200, ICOMS, Certify, MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access)Routeflex



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