KIMBERLY J. HERALD
Coppell, TX 75019
A proven team leader with diversified experience in negotiations Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing, Product Management, Purchasing and Inventory Control within the telecommunications, real estate leasing and oil and gas industries. An Oracle purchasing, functional user with experience training internal customers and Oracle UAT (User Acceptance Testing). Versed in crafting relationships with suppliers to achieve a “win-win” solution when negotiating contracts keeping in mind Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Procurement Manager OBIEE (Oracle) Reports Oracle ERP, MRP and DRP
Global Purchasing Product Management Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Negotiations (RFQ, RFI, RFP) KPI (Key Performance Indicators) TCO Practices
International Procurement Strategies Supplier Performance Evaluation UAT Purchasing Lead
Lean Manufacturing BI (Business Intelligence) Methods Procure to Pay (P2P)
•Increased customer (Verizon Wireless) profit margin 4% by evaluating repair costs, scrap costs and internal operational process.
•Appointed to represent Procurement on a supplier selection team to optimize trucking and rail logistics. Personally negotiated a 25% reduction in consulting fees and expenses with the selected supplier.
•Negotiated 21 MSA (Master Service Agreements), Consulting Agreements and Indemnity Agreements in 6 months with preferred suppliers.
•Reduced cost by 15% by limiting expedite fees, reviewing accuracy of BOM's (Bill of Material) and negotiating reduction in lead-times.
•Recognized for negotiating a 43% cost reduction on Fiber Brag Gratings (2.5 GB and 10 GB).
•Managed material over $900 million and implemented JIT, SOI and HUB Agreements.
•Tested Oracle purchasing applications for global and domestic implementation through UAT (User Acceptance Testing).
XPO LOGISTICS, INC. (Verizon Repair Center), Fort Worth, TX June 2014-December 2015
•Managed a team of two employees (Technical Writer and Client Advocate Manager).
•Collaborated with Operations, Shipping, Receiving, Planning, IT (Information Technology), NPI (New Product Introduction), OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and our client (Verizon) to drive process improvements for reverse logistics devices (smartphones, tablets, watches, network extenders).
•Oversaw the life-cycle, development and process integration of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) return products from NPI (New Product Introduction) to EOL (End of Life).
•Gathered and prioritized customer requirements regarding functional and physical testing of devices to ensure client satisfaction.
•Managed the following projects: DOA (Dead on Arrival); DDP (Damage Device Program) and Kill Switch process for Samsung, LG, Blackberry, Sony, Motorola, HTC, Hitachi, Quanta, and Microsoft (Nokia).
•Reviewed and approved all PDA (Process Deviation Agreement) and WI (Work Instruction) to ensure accuracy, customer compliance, quality and operational capability.
TXI OPERATIONS, LP, (Concrete/Cement Manufacturer) Dallas, TX, June 2013–May 2014
Procurement Manager for Ready Mix
•Managed a team of three Senior Buyers across 120 Ready Mix locations in TX, LA and AR to ensure application of efficient Procurement Processes and Procure to Pay (P2P).
•Purchased automobiles (ready mix trucks, cement trucks, fleet trucks, fleet cars), service and repair parts (engines, tires, pumps, couplings, bearings, shocks, fasteners, filters, batteries, alternators, starters, hydraulics) through a distributor for original equipment parts or aftermarket products.
•Set up vendor, training workshops for mechanics to understand new automobile repair products.
•Drove improvement on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), through active leadership; contract negotiations, payment terms, cost savings, cost avoidance and supplier selection decisions.
•Created, manage and negotiate RFQ, RFP, RFI, MSA (Master Service Agreement), Indemnity Agreements, Consulting Agreements for all North Texas Ready Mix and Corporate.
•Trained others to understand the Procure to Pay (P2P) process and champion skill development.
MOTOROLA MOBILITY INC. (Telecommunication) Fort Worth, TX, January 2003–March 2013
NPI (New Product Introduction) Purchasing Lead March 2010 – March 2013
•Teamed with Sales, Marketing, Product Line Managers and Product Managers for timely development of BOM (bill of material) to drive correct parts through MRP (Material Requirements Planning) and review forecast to minimize risk of E&O (excess and obsolete) material by 10% on NPI products.
•Managed material totaling $900 million through HUB locations and supplier owned inventory (SOI) to help facilitate JIT (just in time) and MOQ (minimum order quantity) deliveries to the distribution center.
•Communicated with Global Transportation, Receiving, and IQA (Inbound Quality Assurance) to ensure the timely pickup, delivery, receipt and inspection of shipments of over 1,000 products.
•Responsible for 100% NPI, BOM accuracy to ensure compliance with piece part (item) attributes.
•Responsible for Lean Manufacturing and Procure to Pay or P2P (i.e. supply management, requisition, purchase order, receiving, invoice reconciliation and accounts payable) processes.
•Managed data accuracy for internal and external audits (ISO 9000/9001).
•Responsible for Oracle Purchasing UAT (User Acceptance Testing) to implement Oracle R12.
•Worked in Oracle ERP, Oracle MRP and Oracle DRP environment.
Global Purchasing Liaison October 2008 – March 2010
•Facilitated weekly meetings between eight Global Buyers and two Purchasing Managers to ensure timely delivery of international material totaling over $900 million and discuss process improvement options.
•Processed 100% of the RMA returns for non-conforming material to international suppliers.
•Solved accounting, receiving and invoices issues for over 1000 products and 75 suppliers.
•Evaluated and transferred material from other facilities for a 5% cost avoidance per month.
•Calibrated with Global Buyers to implement an ocean shipment process for international vendors and selected commodities to reduce freight cost by 15% per year.
•United with Quality to reduce non-conforming material by 5% from international suppliers.
•Responsible for Procure to Pay or P2P (i.e. supply management, requisition, purchase order, receiving, invoice reconciliation and accounts payable).
MOTOROLA MOBILITY INC. /GOOGLE, INC., Senior Buyer January 2003 – October 2008
ALCATEL USA, Optic Buyer/Planner III, Plano, Texas October 1999 – October 2002
DALLAS MARKET CENTER, Senior Buyer, Dallas, TX June 1995–October 1999
University of Texas Arlington, BBA Marketing/Management
Oracle 10.7, Oracle 11.i, Oracle 11.3, Oracle R12, Visio, OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition), Excel (pivot tables, v-lookup, conditional formatting), Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint