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Training Engineer

Location:
Christiansburg, Virginia, United States
Salary:
$65,000
Posted:
June 22, 2019

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Resume:

Elizabeth “Elaine” Akers

*** ******* ******, **************, ** 24073 - 540-***-****

ac9n3n@r.postjobfree.com

Objective:

To obtain a Purchasing position with a fast paced company that provides opportunity for

advancement and career challenges.

Experience:

November 2018 – Present Kollmorgen Radford, VA

Site Sourcing Leader

Responsible for PPV/VAVE reporting/monitoring

Provide support to Buyer/Planners in negotiations with Suppliers

Project lead for cost savings

Project lead for supplier transitions

April 2017 – November 2018 ABB, Inc. Bland, VA

Buyer

Responsible for sourcing and purchasing copper wire, aluminum wire, stripping, insulation, haysite and other major components needed in the manufacturing of dry transformer.

Expedite materials required for production

Key role in resolving issues regarding Accounts Payable and Receiving Departments.

Established strong relationships with internal and external customers.

Established strong relationships with suppliers, both foreign and domestic.

Provided training on reporting in SAP

August 2008 – March 2017 United Pet Group Blacksburg, VA

Buyer

Obtained yearly cost savings through supplier consolidation, re-sourcing and innovative materials change/improvements.

Improved Working Capitol by negotiating extended pay terms with suppliers, both domestic and foreign.

Responsible for sourcing and purchasing all packaging materials associated with all retail SKU’s, including all Aquatic finished products, Companion Animal tablets and liquids and Aquarium/Pond salt products.

Negotiated and implemented Blanket Orders and Warehouse agreements for numerous packaging materials.

Work closely with Packaging Engineers, Graphics and Marketing to review drawings, artwork and specifications to determine cost savings and insure supplier compliance.

Partnered with Planners and Production Schedulers to insure packaging and raw materials were in stock to meet production needs.

Established strong relationships with suppliers, both foreign and domestic.

Established strong relationships with internal and external customers.

Represent the Purchasing Department on Project teams and supplier certification/qualification teams for current, potential and second tier suppliers.

Assist in the development/change of production and packaging materials to achieve improved quality and cost savings.

Processed in-transit documentation for imported materials from foreign suppliers.

Participated in supplier press runs for printed materials to insure compliance to graphics, drawings and specifications.

Expedite deliveries and quality issues with suppliers.

Key role in resolving issues regarding Accounts Payable and Receiving Departments.

Prepared training documents for SAP computer system and trained other Purchasing personnel.

June 1981 – August 2008 Celanese Acetate Narrows, VA

Purchasing Agent

Met or exceeded yearly cost savings goals of $500,000.00 through supplier consolidation, re-sourcing and innovative materials change/improvements.

Improved Working Capitol by negotiating extended pay terms with suppliers.

Responsible for sourcing and purchasing various commodities including Packaging, Raw Materials, Distribution Chemicals, HVAC Equipment, Metals, Bearings and Power Transmission, Lab Chemicals and Supplies, Electrical and Instrumentation, Computer Hardware/Software, Mill Supplies, Insulation, Filter Media and Automotive Parts.

Negotiated and implemented contracts for outside services such as lawn care, employee uniform rental, vending machines and cell phone services.

Work closely with Engineering Department and suppliers to review drawings and specifications to determine cost savings opportunities.

Established strong relationships with suppliers, both foreign and domestic.

Established strong relationships with internal and external customers.

Represent the Purchasing Department on Project teams and supplier certification/qualification teams for current, potential and second tier suppliers.

Assist in the development/change of production and packaging materials to achieve improved quality and cost savings.

Developed ISO procedures for Purchasing and Receiving Departments.

Instrumental in ISO 9002 certification.

Certified ISO Internal Auditor

Acted as ISO Coordinator and Document Controller for the Purchasing Department.

Expedite deliveries and quality issues with suppliers.

Key role in resolving issues regarding Accounts Payable and Receiving Departments.

Computer Skills:

SAP System Super User: responsible for training and support of new users, continuing key support of all users, advanced knowledge of all aspects of system, including Procurement, Logistics, Receiving, Accounts Payable, and Master Data

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook and Access

Education:

2008 – SAP Open Text Training – Dallas, TX

2000 – Legal Aspects of Purchasing Seminar – Charlotte, NC

1998 – Fundamentals of Purchasing – Roanoke, VA

1997 – SAP MDIC Training – Charlotte, NC

1996 – SAP Re-Engineering Training – Narrows, VA

1993 – Quadrant II Time Management – Narrows, VA

1991 – Introduction to SAP – Narrows, VA

1989 – Purchasing Policies and Practices – Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA

1981 – Business Administration – Certificate – Monroe County Vocational Center – WV

1981 – Graduate – Honor Student – Peterstown High School – Peterstown, WV

References:

Dave Hunt – Owner, Greenbrier Contract Services, 934 Bluegrass Trail, PO Box 93, Newport, VA 24128, PH: 540-***-****

Dene’ McCormick – Purchasing Manager, Spectrum Brands, 3001 Commerce St., Blacksburg, VA 24060

PH: 540-***-****

Garry Williams, Materials Coordinator, Celanese, 3520 Virginia Avenue, Narrows, VA 24124, PH: 540-***-****

John Heinze, Sr. Packaging Engineer, United Pet Group, 3001 Commerce Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060, PH: 540-***-****



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