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Procurement, Supply Chain, Buyer

Spring, Texas, 77389, United States
October 26, 2016

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Arpad Kiss

Houston, TX 832-***-****

Supply Chain Manager

A Recognized Expert in Procurement, Experienced in All Aspects of Inside Sales

Highly accomplished, high performance global manager with over 10 years’ experience increasing profitability, improving collaboration and revitalizing work flow processes to develop optimum revenues and service. Proven ability to motivate and lead cross-functional global teams, achieving exceptional customer service and high quality performance. Talent for optimizing operations, and delivering measurable improvements to bottom-line performance. Outstanding analytical, negotiation, and interpersonal skills to provide comprehensive solutions for resolving complex project challenges and bottom-line gains. Thrive in fast-paced, complex arena, delivering solutions to enable rapid and sustained growth.


Strategic Planning & Analysis Customer Relationships Procurement Forecasting

Team Management Solutions Advice Cost Reduction Resource Management Leadership

Master Negotiations Network Optimization Sales Factory Inspections

Logistics Vendor Management Inventory Management QuickBooks SAP


Petroleum Products & Services 2009 – 2016

A wholesale distributor with Petroleum Products and Services and Phantom Products subsidiaries.

Procurement and Inside Sales (WDI INTERNATIONAL, INC, Houston, TX) 2014 – 2016

Headed analyzing inventory, executing sales and forecasts, monitoring material specifications on all shipments, negotiating product cost, terms, delivery and compliance. Oversaw logistics with shippers and brokers HTS codes and CBP file compliance. Executed purchase orders monitored production and delivery. Maintained product traceability and supplied MTR to customers. Reviewed vendor compliance and kept vendor files. Oversaw Accounts Receivables.

Established clear communication and procedures on material specifications to vendors review purchase order contracts on terms, delivery and MTR requirements and descriptions.

Worked with warehouse, sales and manufacturing to kept inventory needed levels as well as updated ETA on incoming shipments.

Reactivated lost business and formulated company price lists on commodity products.

Interfaced with WDi Mexico and Mexican vendor with quotes and purchasing.

Conducted on-site factory inspection visits to China, India, and Mexico.

Saved over $200,000 annually on one product line nearly 15% savings.

Manager (Phantom Products) 2013 – 2014

Established Phantom Products, a new startup subsidiary, overseeing all purchasing inventories and selling API 6A energy industry consumable products in untapped markets. Prospected new clients and initiated new business relationships to generated sales. Coordinated logistics interfacing with Customs, forwarders, brokers to insure compliance to all regulations, codes, and payment of correct import duties. Established price lists.

Performed procurement activities, vetted suppliers, and negotiated contracts, ocean and land logistics.

Controlled new first article QC, granted approval of new vendors, piloted orders and issued purchase orders.

Devised ways to offer discounted rates to meet current market conditions.

Renegotiated vendor contracts and implementing cost analyses and expense controls.

Materials Management 2009 – 2013

Spearheaded a $2M inventory of oil field consumable products, oversaw shipping and receiving, and facilitated client service considerations. Planned, coordinated, and executed materials procurement integrated customer orders with delivery forecasts, supplier capacity, logistics, lead times, and shipping matters.

Controlled inventory levels, requested vendor quotes, negotiated vendor pricing, and generated purchase orders.

Monitored market trends, secured cost savings, and prepared invoices.

Established product retail price lists to target margins.

HVC INTERNATIONAL, Houston, TX 2003 –2009

A startup company acquired by WDI and negotiated with Board of Directors.

VP Business Development

Hired and trained sales and customer service staff of 12, including supervising daily operations, coaching and evaluating performances. Researched, located and purchased new product lines from international vendors, developed vendor relationships, negotiated contracts, and configured delivery logistics. Qualified potential vendors QC, First Article and Pilot orders, and visited factories. Established national distributors.

Established client base and expanded product lines for this startup dealing in High Volume Components (HVC), with sole responsibility for business development, staffing, Purchasing and pricing/cost considerations for oilfield consumables.

Performed market analyses, formulated pricing strategies, prepared quotes, developed proposals, controlled expenses and ensured on-time product deliveries for HVC to successful annual sales of $12M.

WDI INTERNATIONAL, Houston, TX 2000 – 2003

Inside Sales

Planned, promoted product, and executed sales strategies that included cold-calling, networking, and tradeshow participation.

Expanded existing markets and penetrated new ones selling well head equipment to major oil & gas companies.

Successfully established and maintained relationships with client company purchasing agents to generate new sales.

Created product distinction through providing technical product education, analyzing and meeting client company’s equipment needs, and clearly communicating product advantages.


Computer Tech Certificate, MTI College of Business and Technology

SPSM Strategic Procurement & Supply Management

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