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Procurement Specialist

Lake Elsinore, California, United States
October 26, 2016

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George E Hargis Jr.

***** ******** ***** **** ********, CA 92530 951-***-**** Buyer/Planner

Responsible for implementation and oversight of the supply chain development to include continual improvements in the supplier selection qualification process based on delivery, quality, inventory and cost. Oversees procurement $5 M+ in product purchases current year alone. Trouble shoots, expedites, and strategic sources hard to find parts preventing costly factory line down occurrences. Actively practices process improvement in day to day work environment.

● Proven track record developing and executing successful cost savings initiatives. Ability to set up Kanban and minimum/maximum levels and implement lean throughout a purchasing/materials group, read and comprehend drawings and Bill of Materials.

● Strong production planning, logistical analysis, and negotiating skills.

● Possesses in-depth knowledge of ERP/MRP & MS Office systems including advance Excel skills.

● Detailed oriented, self-disciplined, motivated and have strong problem solving and decision making skills, excellent team abilities.

● Applies continuous improvement to avoid material waste costs, verifies vendor sustainability.

● Actively practices cost avoidance by balancing on hand inventory with planning demand.

● Essential Duties include overseeing the master planning, scheduling, outsourcing and procurement for the organization. Plan and execute departmental and organization goals including cost savings, inventory reduction, on-time delivery, etc.

● Lead the site procurement team in support of daily supply chain activities as well as continuous improvement projects within the team and our key suppliers.

● Responsible for drafting/reviewing/approving SOPs, ensuring operational compliance to all company policies and laws, including training existing and new staff members.

● Evaluate supply chain risk and develop both strategic and tactical plans for mitigating that risk, both short-term and long-term.

● Insure ECO's are implemented in a structured and timely way to maintain inventory and product quality integrity.

● Participate in strategic program meetings providing supply chain project management as needed to support compressed time to market schedules through well-coordinated procurement and production planning and communication.

● Develops and manages the supply chain budget and staffing plan.

● Writes and implements new supplier contracts and agreements along with reviewing supply chain clauses in customer sales contracts.

● Oversees management of Excess and Obsolete materials.

● Provides input to the sales and operation team on sales order OTD risk related to supply chain activities.

● Engage actively in supplier driving a culture of continuous improvement within our supply base Plans and implements activities related to the timely, cost-effective procurement, inventory control and quality control of both production and prototype materials, including subcontracted processes.

● Ensures the availability of materials in the supply chain, as required per production schedules, and the maintenance of inventory at minimum acceptable levels while minimizing excess & obsolete inventory levels.

● Supervise, train, and mentor buyers in supplier management, negotiation, and cost management.

● Coordinate and communicate cross functionally with Customer Service, Program Management, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, and Finance.

● General supervision to functional areas which include direct supervision of exempt and non-exempt personnel.

● Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include providing leadership to employees, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Professional Experience

Buyer - Q UALCOMM Technologies INC., San Diego, CA April 2013 to November 2015

● Managed ordering consumable raw materials including hazardous materials through inventory min/max level reordering using blanket purchase agreements. Annually purchasing over 2623 different parts from over 222 different suppliers annually exceeding $2.5 million dollars. Dedicated Sole buyer for Corporate R & D stockrooms for all components.

● Oversees Oracle ERP/MRP system procurement of hardware, labels, packaging, and tools by issuing standard purchase orders driven by planning.

● Investigates and Collaborated with accounting to solve problem delivery receipts/invoices.

● Reduced lead time by expediting part shortages for productions builds from months to days.

● Sources and negotiates new parts for new project builds through extensive networking of business contacts

● Collaborates with Component Engineering to establish new part numbers.

● Collaborates with Quality Engineering to solve wrong part problem deliveries.

● Key strategic procurement buyer for chip tray packaging purchasing. Associate, Buyer – Q UALCOMM Technologies INC., San Diego, CA October 2008- 2013

● Managed ordering of consumable raw materials including hazardous materials through inventory min/max level reordering using blanket purchase agreements. Tasked with finding a better way to manage hazardous material, packaging, and MRO commodities

● Created BPO’s (Blanket Purchase Orders) combined with min/max inventory control measures.

● Fewer stock out due to expired hazardous material expirations and stock outs. Saving money due to cost avoidance.

● Annually purchased over eighteen hundred different parts over 120 different suppliers annually exceeding $1.5 million dollars. Department Support Assistant, Sr. – Q UALCOMM INC., San Diego, CA May 2000- 2008

Managed ordering consumable raw materials including hazardous materials through standard PO’s and P-card purchases.

● Set up min/max inventory for consumable inventory. Created PO for consumables to be purchased and received into inventory.

● Departmental Administrative Support duties, as required. Computer Skills

Proficient with Apple and PC’s, MS Office XP, Microsoft Windows® 2000, People soft, Oracle, Adobe Acrobat,

Language Skills

Elementary Proficiency in French, Kiswahili and Spanish Education and Certifications

Specialized Certificate in P urchasing and Supply Management from UCSD Extensions-2013

Military Service

United States Marine Corps – Staff Sergeant – Embassy Duty – Held Top Secret Security Clearance.

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