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Sr. Buyer

San Jose, CA, 95117
March 12, 2019

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Experienced supply chain professional with a proven track record of cost reductions and success in leading negotiations for NPI, production parts and MRO. Consistently exceeded company goals and expectations for both startup and Fortune 500 companies. Proficient in Oracle, SAP, Netsuite, Agile, Powerpoint and Excel.

Key Achievements

Velo3D: Collaborated with a large team of engineers in inventing a next generation Additive-Manufacturing 3D printers for Space, Medical, Aircraft & other hi end manufacturing companies.

Sanmina Corp: Innovative way to introduce premium Starbucks coffee across the company at no additional cost. Over $400,000 savings on laptops in 6 months with Lenovo through a very creative purchasing program for plants worldwide. Reduced hourly cost for IT Contractors by 30%.

Deeya Energy: Major achievement in cost reduction from $24,000 to $8,500 for a NASA invented

L-Cell battery for a startup company by BOM changes and sourcing in low cost countries.

Coherent Laser: Led and managed a supplier consolidation program from 79 to 10 shops for machined and sheet metal parts, netting the company over $1.2 million in savings.

Professional Experience

Velo3D, Campbell, CA July 2017 – Jan.2019

Sr. Buyer – Managed a very high mix, quick turn proto to production sheet metal, machined and plastic parts, electrical components, chillers, Laser optics, displays, lenses, filters, PCBAs & MRO for a fast growing 3D printer Startup Company.

Built a strong supplier base for short lead time proto parts managing the cost factor closely.

Collaborated with large multiple cross functional Engineering teams, Product Development, Finance, Quality and the Executive team for varied purchasing materials and Contracts.

Spearheaded a high dollar RFQ & supplier selection project for Electrical boxes and PCBAs ensuring the BOMs were valid, complete and updated in Agile.

Kudos from the CEO for executing critical parts to meet our first shipment to a key customer.

Implemented solid relationships with a closely knit supply base, which continuously supported our short lead time proto parts needs and cost reduction initiatives. Managed all MRB related issues.

Maintained a high volume of purchase order data in Excel/Smart sheet including NDAs and AVL.

Synaptics Corp. San Jose, CA Oct.2015 – July 2017

Sr. Buyer/Planner (Contract) – Initiated cost reductions, special projects, updating BOMs and procedures in Agile and invoice reconciliation and timely payment for Accounts Payable.

Managed all purchasing/Planning requirements in Oracle for a very fast paced NPI environment.

Executed a special project in Agile for almost 300 SKUs that were to be EOL, obsolete or inactive.

Published & illustrated Procedures for Purchasing & Shipping/Receiving for plants worldwide.

Collaborated with Training & Marketing group for writing and documenting a complete narrative for Agile online training class for employees for Synaptic offices worldwide.

Reconciled & maintained large volume of Purchase Order information including Blanket POs., Pull Ins, Push Outs, Cancellations, MCOs and ECOs in Excel, Agile and Oracle MRP system. Consistently kept the internal stakeholders informed of any changes or impact to their projects.

Uni-Fab Industries, Milpitas, CA May 2012 – Sep.2015

Plant Buyer/Planner – Responsible for complete management of purchasing sheet metal, facility contracts, office supplies & MRO in a Lean manufacturing private company.

Consistently ensured smooth flow of material for quick turn manufacturing company by proactive communication and excellent relationships with core vendors.

Over 18% cost reductions on high mix-low volumes spend of $600,000 for sheet metal.

Managed all purchasing related issues like MRBs, RTVs, quality & reliability issues, on time deliveries, invoicing discrepancies and reconciliation and all supplier relationships and flexibility issues.

Sanmina-SCI Corp. San Jose, CA March 2010 – May 2012 Commodity Manager –IT/MRO - Tremendous success in streamlining and accomplishing company cost reduction initiatives and goals by over $2.8 million in savings for IT hardware for plants across the US.

Negotiated very aggressive contracts for IT hardware, laptops, monitors, software, media storage, telecom equipment, printers, copiers, office supplies and printing.

Eliminated yearly spend of almost $300,000 with Iron Mountain for obsolete document boxes.

Renegotiated a rebate check program with Office Depot that increased the annual rebate by 150%.

Drove continuous consolidation of our vendor base for best leverage of spend for plants across the US. Diligently managed the supplier performance through ongoing audits and QBRs.

Deeya Energy Fremont, CA (now Imergy) August 2009 – March 2010

Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager (Contract) - Implemented a very aggressive sourcing and a supplier qualification project from proto to production for sheet metal, plastic molded parts, PCBAs, power supplies & cables with over 20 contract manufacturers for the NASA invented L-Cell battery in low cost countries.

Collaborated with multiple cross functional Engineering teams, Product Development, Finance, Quality and the factory in India for all procurement, new sourcing and supplier qualifications.

Audited and qualified CMs in India for capacity, capability, reliability and quality to support our material requirements.

Negotiated win-win contracts with multiple suppliers in U.S. India and China in a hectic 9-city tour in 16 days resulting in almost 40% cost reductions on the battery.

Main focal point for all supply chain related communications between overseas suppliers, factory in India, and the corporate office in the US.

Coherent Laser Santa Clara, CA 2005 – 2009

Senior Buyer/Planner – Led cross-functional teams for supplier qualification, selection, audits and QBRs in a fast paced lean manufacturing company for material including PCBAs, cables, power supplies, electronic components, MRO, sheet metal and machined parts.

Managed and supported various engineering teams for the largest business unit collaborating closely with PMs and QA for supplier audits, quick turn parts and on-time deliveries.

Implemented VMI programs for large volume and repeat buy parts like cables, chillers; laser-optics etc. resulting in bottom-line cost savings of 15% to 25%.

Represented purchasing on multiple cross functional teams for implementing various initiatives in Lean Manufacturing processes and ISO/SOX audits.

Collaborated with various teams on a ROHs implementation project for over 1400 part numbers.

Education/Professional Development

BA (Honors) Delhi University, India

APICS & ISM - Blueprint Reading, Master Planning, Materials & Capacity Requirement Planning, JIT, Production Activity Control, Critical Issues

Karrass – Effective Negotiating

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