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Manager Training

Houston, Texas, United States
October 19, 2016

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Rodney “Sam” Cooper 832-***-****

***** ***** **, ******, ** 77380


Knowledgeable, hands-on procurement professional with an excellent cost reduction track record.

Extensive manufacturing, machining and mechanical knowledge. Aggressive and effective communicator, buyer, negotiator and expeditor.

Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills, team player / leader, deadline driven and extremely organized.


Successfully negotiated and reduced outsourcing cost by more than 25% in 2013, an additional 15% in 2014 and an additional 20% in 2015 while effectively lowering vendor NCR rate to less than 6%.

Improved on-time deliveries by implemented vendor / product group matrix that focused on vendors KPIs

Successfully managed, qualified and consistently evaluated 60+ vendors for Packers Plus Energy Services US AVL

Served as a mentor for new buyers to effectively communicate, negotiate and expedite.

Consistently recognized for exceeded all quarterly objectives during my 4 year tenure with Packers Plus Energy Services





Problem Solver

Strong Negotiator



MS Office Suite





Drawing Interpretation

Threading (API & Prem.)

Coatings / Heat Treating

Raw Material MTR Review

NDT MPI & FMPI Testing Review

Machining – Mill, Lathe, Waterjet & Laser Jet.

Raw Material - Plate / Tubing / Bar (Carbon, Stainless, Exotics, API L80 & P110)

Education & Industry Training

Broken Arrow H.S., General Studies

Tulsa Vo-Tech, Metal Fabrication

Tulsa University, Business Management

Advanced Manufacturing Training

Advanced Completion Tool Training

Advanced Metal Cutting Cert.

OSHA Compliant Training

Lean Manufacturing Training

API Training

ISO Training

HSE Training

ERP Systems Training

MRP Systems Training

Work History

Purchasing Coordinator / Planner

Source, negotiate and submit purchase orders for: raw steel (tube & bar), specialty outsourcing (Heat Treat, EDM, and premium threading), machine tooling and consumables.

Implementation of E2 ShopTech ERP software for production planning, quoting, purchase orders and inventory maintenance.

Production Planning for 16 NC machines and 9 manual machines.

Houtech Manufacturing

Houston, Texas

04/16 - Current

Sr. Buyer

Outsourcing specialist for all finished machined parts.

Source, negotiate and submit purchase orders for: raw steel and exotic materials.

Outsourcing Specialist for all premium threading, pup joints, mandrels, valves, dissolvable balls and swellables.

Submit and catalog RFQ’s, create price book for all current tooling.

Manage AVL, vendor qualification, evaluate current vendors and new vendor set up

Monitor and log NCR and CAR documents

Maintain and implement cost reduction initiative.

Source all local logistics

Provided mentoring to new purchasing team members.

Packers Plus Energy Services

Houston, Texas

06/12 - 03/16

Purchasing Manager / Planner

Source, negotiate and submit purchase orders for: raw materials, machine tooling and equipment.

Source, request RFQ and submit purchase orders for all specialty outsourcing (heat treat, EDM, and premium threading).

Production planning for 18 NC Machines, 6 manual machines, thermo-spray department, Fab shop and phosphate coating facility.

Maintain and reconcile inventory for raw material and company products.

Manage AVL, vendor relations and local logistics

Goliath Manufacturing LLC

Houston, Texas

11/11 - 06/12

Sr. Buyer / Planner

Source, negotiate and submit purchase orders for: raw plate material, flame cut and outsourcing specialist for all finished machined parts.

Provided print take-offs from B.O.M. for purchasing department ordering.

Manage AVL list, qualified new vendors, new vendor set up, evaluate current vendors and monitor vendor NCRs.

Manage expedite list & raw material inventory.

Sourced all local logistics.

Process Manufacturing

Houston, Texas

02/08 - 11/11

Independent Tooling Mfg. Rep

Independently represented 7 machine tooling and workholding manufacturers. Provided new product launch, product support / training & testing and Trade Show support for retailers located in Oklahoma, Texas & Louisiana markets.

Provide end user tech support & troubleshooting.

Maintain up to date product merchandising and displays for all retail locations in market area.

Application Technology

Houston, Texas

01/06 - 02/08

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