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Software Management

Azusa, California, United States
August 21, 2019

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Management Professional Summary:

*+ years of experience developing enterprise-level tactical and strategic commodity sourcing initiatives, skillfully negotiating and managing multi-national procurement contracts and managing a variety of commodity groups. This includes IT hardware, software (licensing/maintenance/compliance), telecom, wireless, and services within the Aerospace, Utility, Electrical, Banking, Insurance, Solar, Engineering, and Beauty industries. Proficient in managing vendor selection life cycle processes, comprehensive execution of program compliance management and performance metrics measurement.

Skills Summary:

Global Projects

Vendor Management

Information Technology

Project Planning

Performance Management

Budget Management

Contract Negotiation

Program Management

Contract Management

Education and Technical Skills:

Oracle 2006 E-Business Suite

Calero / VeraSmart – Version 12.1

Coupa Release 21

Tyler Munis V10.5 software in a financial environment

SAP ERP 2005 software in a purchasing environment

Puridiom 4.3 software in a purchasing environment

SalesForce ERP software in a purchasing environment

AX ERP software in a purchasing environment

Knowledge of computerized information systems used in manufacturing applications.

Received an OS Excellence Award for Improving Business Partner Relationships across SCE.

Working knowledge of FAR and Government Approved Procurement Systems

Proficient in the use of PC software and applications that include MS Office, Project, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Email / ProComm Plus

Change Point application for tracking your time on various projects

Remedy application (open tickets for various problems)

Ongoing Educational/Skills Development:

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification program through the University of San Diego (In progress)

Career Experience:

Mercury Insurance (Contract) – Brea, CA 10/2017 – Current


Buyer of various IT products; TVs, Monitors, Projectors, PCs, Hard Drives, etc.

Manage external suppliers to achieve procurement targets on price, delivery and quality

Responsible to process all Telecom and Network billing for the company.

Develop and maintain good working relationships with vendors and participated in weekly calls to ensure on-time delivery for our data and voice circuits.

Effective in working with our Network and Voice engineers in resolving any discrepancy issues.

UTC (Contract) – Pomona, CA 5/2017 – 9/2017


Buyer of multiple commodity items spanning mechanical, electrical and optical products

Manage external suppliers to achieve procurement targets on price, delivery and quality

Purchase material and services in support of operational and production requirements

Develop and maintain good working relationships with vendors

Ability to work with various functional groups; including Production Planning and Engineering are met

Serve and when required, lead Continuous Improvement Teams

Manage Open Orders Report and align with Vendors

Worked with Accounts Payable to ensure prices have been invoiced correctly and resolve any billing issues if necessary

Algenist, LLC – Glendale, CA 1/2016 – 1/2017


Issue Requisitions/Purchase orders for various beauty products.

Vendor master management; Vendor support calls

Complete transactions within Oracle

Negotiate pricing and present options

Ensure accuracy on pricing, quantity, part numbers, BOM, ship to locations and need by date.

Manage Open Orders Report and align with Vendors

Expedite on time delivery dates based on commitments from Vendors

City of Pasadena (Contract) – Pasadena, CA 1/2015 – 12/2015

Business Analyst

Assisted with implementation of the ERP Tyler Munis Financial system and related processes for City of Pasadena.

Establish Invoice Batch Scanning processes for the City.

Resolved issues and worked with legacy Invoice Scanning and Approval System – AvidXchange

Responsible for meeting with the key stakeholders for part of the Accounts Payable module.

Responsible for conducting Invoice Scanning Power Point presentations to the functional users and executives.

Heavily involved with the Procurement modules for power point presentation, training and conducting meetings with the end users and vendors.

Hired and trained staff members for the Invoice Scanning process.

Develop Invoice Scanning Process and Procedures manual.

Orange Lutheran High School – Orange, CA 7/2014 – 1/2015

Sr. Buyer

Responsible for driving the implementation of the Puridiom Purchasing system and related processes for Orange Lutheran High School.

Establish a Puridiom Pilot Training class for all new requisitions.

Develop a central repository for all school contracts.

Develop a procurement process for the key stakeholders and a written procedure on how to enter a Requisition into Puridiom.

Develop Terms and Conditions for the purchase order.

SCE – Southern California Edison – Rosemead, CA 6/2008 – 5/2013

Buyer / Procurement Agent 2 (Supply Chain Management)

Tools Hardware & Equipment (TH&E / Pole Line Hardware (PLH) Team) 9/2012 – 10/2013

Responsible for procuring various raw material such as nuts, bolts, fasteners, electronic material, etc. as a member of the THE/PLH team.

Responsible for purchase order negotiation and development, placing multiple PO’s via EDI, change order development, requests for proposals and other Procurement related documents.

Assist the Organization Units in resolving any invoicing, payment, or change order issues.

Effective in providing advice, solutions and recommendations to SCE’s Organizational Units.

Proficient in working with the Supply Chain module in SAP ERP software in a purchasing environment.

Solar Photovoltaic GRP. (SCE) 2/2010 – 8/2012

Information Technology GRP. (SCE) 6/2008 – 1/2010

Responsible for all IT procurement including laptops, pc’s, servers, hardware, software and services for various business units.

Procure all technology equipment for multiple business sites.

Responsible for purchase order negotiation and development, change order development, request for proposals and other Procurement related documents.

Demonstrated experience in achieving total cost reductions, cost savings, and meeting supplier diversity goals.

Respond promptly and effectively to conflict situations and prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.

Working knowledge of procurement contracts; master agreements (MMA’s MSA’s) and standard transactional terms and conditions.

Manage date changes to purchase orders that the changes were updated and communicated effectively. Also made sure that statements of work (SOW). Award justifications, and direct award memos were appropriate and tracked accordingly.

Understand customer business requirements and have the ability to negotiate the support requirements. Also take initiative and accountability for the accuracy of information for achieving results.

Negotiated and developed amendments/change orders that changed purchase orders, requests for proposals and contracts/agreements.

Established and maintained positive working relationships with external suppliers, contractors, consultants and internal corporate managers, supervisory and non-supervisory personnel.

Effective in conducting bidder’s conferences and site job walks and reviewing bid instructions and all commercial terms.

Ensure that I stay current with relevant technology and innovation.

Accountable for the Solar cost savings, which is approximately $5.6 million.

Solar program spend was about $875 million.

Coordinated and facilitated weekly Solar supplier calls.

Denise Romo


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