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Purchasing

Location:
Thornton, Colorado, United States
Salary:
50,000
Posted:
October 17, 2016

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KENNETH ACOX

Thornton, CO ***** acw3j1@r.postjobfree.com 719-***-****

SUMMARY

A results oriented procurement professional with experience in procurement with U.S. and China suppliers, cost savings analysis, MRP development, expediting, inventory control, BOM analyzation. A dynamic leader and co-worker, effective working in a fast-paced environment that demands organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills. Confident and poised in interactions with individuals at all levels, with a talent for proactively identifying and resolving problems thereby reversing negative trends into positive results.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Big R Bridge

Sr. Buyer/Planner 2014- 2016

Prepare and issue RFQ’s for all material required for manufacture of modular and pedestrian bridges.

Reviewed and acted on MRP material required to be purchased on a bi-weekly basis.

Determined sourcing requirements, evaluate submissions and determined best supplier/value for company based upon cost/analysis and users’ needs/requirements.

Reviewed all Engineering technical releases to ensure all State, ADA, DOT and Federal requirements were properly listed for material/services required.

Issue purchase orders after successfully reviewing requirements, quotes, pricing and lead times.

Expedited/tracked purchase orders to ensure deliveries were made in a timely manner to meet production and customer requirements.

Inspected all received material for compliance with purchase order requirements.

Monitor the resolution of invoice discrepancies with suppliers and AP to ensure timely and accurate payments

Provided Sales with necessary information for quoting customers. Review sales order for accuracy and reviewed with appropriate team to resolve any questions.

Slashed costs via new suppliers, yearly/blanket contracts, and negotiations with existing/new suppliers.

Review inventory to ensure no stock outs of high turn material and watch for slow moving items.

Foresight Products 2008-2014

Purchasing Manager

•Successfully purchased 100% of all materials required for production of anchors, installation and port equipment utilizing bill of materials.

•Successfully implemented and coordinated weekly cycle counting procedures that improved inventory accuracy by 11%.

•Managed overseas incoming shipments with suppliers and freight companies, lowering shipping costs by 28% yearly

•Prepared and issued all purchase orders and revisions to ensure parts were delivered in a timely manner to meet sales, customers and production requirements.

•Set-up and maintained purchase order records with hard copy and computer files.

•Conducted international and domestic on site quality and capability audits for implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives involving current and potential supply partners.

•Worked close with Sales team to provide costs and availability to ensure customers received accurate quotes.

•Communicate and resolve receiving issues with vendors and facilities.

•Solved all discrepancies with invoices and receiving documents to ensure proper payments were made in a timely manner.

•Acted as liaison and main contact with all suppliers domestic and foreign regarding any issues that need resolving.

•Effectively negotiated annual cost savings of $22,000 in 2009, $30,00 in 2010, $28,000 in 2011, $18,000 in 2011, $40,000 in 2012, and $15,000 in 2013.

•Reduced excess inventory by 20% by evaluating sales history and setting appropriate safety stock and re-order points.

Colorado Railcar 2005 - 2008

Senior Buyer

•Successfully purchased approximately 95% of all materials required for production at different periods for the manufacture of transit and trains.

•Resolved BOM issues by coordinating meetings with production, sales and engineering to discuss proper material requirements.

•Utilized existing approved suppliers and sourced new supplies when required to purchase new product using Colorado Railcar’s ISO 9001 standard procedures.

•Coordinated, issued, tracked and expedited all purchase orders created.

•Prepared and updated purchase order and expediting reports to ensure parts were delivered in a timely manner.

•Resolved problem invoices with accounting and suppliers as part of a team approach.

•Dramatically lowered inventories by 20% by ensuring that inventory levels were accurate by coordinating inventories with warehouse personnel, reviewing reports and correcting any discrepancies.

•Determined sourcing requirements, evaluated submissions and determined best supplier/value for company based upon cost/analysis.

Neoplan USA 1999 - 2005 Commodity Manager/Buyer

•Responsible for sourcing and quoting all activities that are related to the manufacturing of 40 and 60ft transit buses. Including training, supervision and evaluation of 2 buyers.

•Effectively negotiated pricing with suppliers based on quality, delivery efficiency and cost, based on company requirements.

•Implemented and succeeded in a program that reduced metal fabricated costs by 10%

•Issued technical specifications updates to all suppliers. Coordinated and resolved receiving inspection issues and purchase order requirements with suppliers.

•Worked closely with suppliers, engineering and production to ensure lead times were met in order to stay on production schedule.

•Identified problem supplier delivery methods and set up package or “set” deliveries to help purchasing, receiving accounting and production handle these items with more efficiency.

•Issued purchase orders for prototype, test and production materials utilizing Syteline MRP system and non MRP requirements.

•Acted as liaison and main contact for all questions regarding purchasing.

•Reviewed and evaluated supplier performance on a yearly basis or more frequently based on need.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 1989 - 1999

Equipment Engineering Technician

•Researched and developed technical specifications for transit buses, automobiles, various equipment, and services for internal customers to ensure their requirements were met, prior to quoting.

•Performed first article and final quality inspections of new transit buses/non-revenue equipment.

•Chaired pre-bid conferences, bid openings, and post award conferences. Negotiated and administered company contracts. Issued addendums as required.

•Supervised onsite inspection teams and served as liaison between manufacturer and Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority personnel during bus manufacturing.

•Reviewed and resolved contract disputes and/or purchase order claims to bring about resolutions in accordance with contract, company guidelines and State/ Federal Regulations.

•Conducted on site quality and capability audits for implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives involving current and potential supply partners.

US NAVY

Buyer

Honorable Discharge

Education and Training

•Long Beach City College

•Computer skills include, Word, Excel, Power Point, Salesforce, Mapics, Syteline, Autocad, CadKey, Outlook, Visual and Access

•Just in time (JIT)



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