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Buyer / Inventory Control

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 01420, United States
October 16, 2016

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April A. Mossey

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Fitchburg, MA 01420



Experienced materials professional with expertise buying components and chemicals used in the manufacture of defense electronics, semiconductors, medical device components and consumer products. Excellent communicator and negotiator with a record of cost savings. Proficient in SAP, Vista Epicor, Growth Power MAPICS system, MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Basic MS Access ability.


Roche Molecular Systems, (Formerly IQuum Inc.) Marlboro, MA Inventory Lead (2015-Present)

Managing and controlling inventory flow from Receiving to stock locations. Conduct raw material and finish goods cycle counts. Removing all Rejected material out of jobs-then create a

“Nonconformance” report number, and moves the material to “MRB” for final disposition of material by the review board.

Responsible for Shipping and Stock Room personnel. Inventory Specialist (2013-2015)

Creating jobs in the Vista system, printing the Job Traveler and Pick List.

Kitting jobs, by using the Pick List, pull all material required and verifies counts.

Responsible for all Vista Transactions in the system and use correct lot numbers for material issued.

Enter labor for Manufacturing in Vista System and Indirect labor in excel spread sheet. CURTISS-WRIGHT CONTROLS, Defense Solutions, Littleton, MA 2006-2013 Buyer (2007-2013)

Performed purchasing functions in support of the manufacture of defense, medical device and commercial products. Generated requests for proposals (RFP), requests for quotations (RFQ) and requests for information (RFI). Prepared and generated purchase orders and changes notices. Expedited shipments.

Reviewed supplier proposals, negotiating and searching for cost saving opportunities, for all operating expense areas.

Reconciled invoicing issues and resolved and discrepancies with accounts payable.

Collaborated with Quality, Shipping, Receiving, Planning, Program management, Finance and Engineering to ensure supplies were in stock to avoid downtime.

Led a team within the Vendor Management Program that resulted in long term savings of $10,000 yearly in labor.

Purchasing Clerk (2006-2007)

April A. Mossey, 978-***-****, Page 2 Placed routine orders to purchase wire and chemicals for production. Performed expediting for Buyers utilizing SAP to track materials.

Managed central files for Purchasing in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).

Updated annual supplier surveys, for approval before purchasing any components, products or services.

LAU TECHNOLOGIES (acquired by Curtiss Wright), Littleton, MA 2000-2006 Computer Operator

Performed report writing, file backups, data entry on vendors and changes in the Growth Power system. Printed purchase orders, invoices, pick lists and forms for various departments.

Monitor and diagnose Mainframe systems issues to aggressively resolve issues in a Timely manner.

DELTA DESIGN, Littleton, MA 1999-2000

Material Review Board Coordinator

Performed data entry, scheduling and cycle counts on all MRB material and provided updates to Purchasing and Planners. Kitted, issued and de-issued sales order kits.

Rehired into an open position based on previous work history. VERYFINE COMPANY, Littleton, MA 1999

Materials Coordinator

Performed incoming receiving, storage and auditing of materials, equipment and supplies. Purchased materials for Maintenance Department.

Ensured shipments were properly prepared, identified, bar coded and labeled for vendor pickup.

Updated all Material Safety Data Sheets to ensure that the company was in compliance for OSHA.

Verified order accuracy of items scheduled to ship against documents and compiled records of stockroom inventory


Provided work direction and managed personnel issues to maintain a productive work environment on shop floor for Lau Technologies. Maintained a 99% accuracy rate on inventory cycle counts.


Diploma, Fitchburg High School, Fitchburg, MA

How to Become a Better Communicator, Skill Path, 2008 Export Compliance Training

Effective Negotiation Skills

Introduction to 5S for non-manufacturing associates.

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