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Logistics Purchasing Manager

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
October 08, 2016

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Name: Maria Isabel Montoya Phone: 205-***-****

Address: Birmingham, AL 35022 Email:


Motivated Results-Driven Professional in Supply Chain, International & Domestic Logistics, Construction and Project Management, Global Sourcing, Supplier Management, Contract Negotiation, Risk Management,

Within Coal Mining, Construction-Cement, Aerospace, and Automobile Industries.

Abilities: Strong problem solving skills, Goal Oriented, Team work supporter, Rules Follower, Tenacious, Challenge fan, Hands-on philosophy, strong work ethics, commitment and ownership.


(2015-2016) – Educational Upgrades (Domestic and International Traveling).

Walter Energy Inc. (Coal Mining) Birmingham, AL

Category Manager – (2010-2015)

Major Categories Management consist of Fuel and Lubricants, Surface and Underground Construction, Surface Capital Equipment, Rental Equipment, MRO, Waste Oil, Safety Equipment and Supplies, Rental Garments, Conveyor Belts, Logistics, Chemicals, Specialty Products, Explosives, and Tires involving Supplier Management, Inventory Management, total Cost Reduction, and Strategic Spend Management, within all Walter Energy companies Nationwide and Globally.

Succeeded Implementation and Standardization of Fuel and Lubricants Management across the board.

Achieved Implementation Safety Rental Garments per each operating company program.

Reached Longwall emulsion cost/savings, and consolidated fixed price agreement for 3 years,

Attaining 37.50% savings.

Standardization of categories inventory, across the board.

As a member of the Walter Energy Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Chain Acceleration teams,

Restructured, Enhanced, and Executed the Management of $200M of annual spend, I continuously Delivered 3-6 % of spend base in annual savings and cost avoidances.

All implementations above were done in compliance with OSHA, MSHA, EPA provisions, and continuous improvement. Goals were exceeded.

Drake Cement, LLC – (Cement Plant) Construction site - Paulden, AZ

Logistics / Purchasing Manager - (2008 – 2010)

Construction Phase:

Conducted the strategic spend management and cost reduction, of Capital Equipment, Machinery, Tools, Spare parts, Raw Materials, Environmental and Safety Equipment. Negotiated and Developed contracts with local and Global suppliers. Implementation and Management of Supply Chain, Domestic, and Global Logistics.

Improved strategic procurement, domestic & global freight, and operating cost.

Redesigned and Accelerated On time deliveries assurance, in order to accomplish the Cement Plant construction-scope of work and time lines.

Directed General Contractor, Contractors, and Subcontractors on site, Scrutinizing project progress reports, materials consumption, Inventory Management.

Development and Implementation of SAP Logistics, Procurement, and Warehousing Modules.

Goals were accomplished

MD-Helicopters ~ Commercial and Military Helicopters Manufacture - (Mesa, AZ)

Senior Buyer-- Logistics Manager (2005 – 2008)

Conducted Project Management and completed Implementation of the Monterrey-Mexico Plant of the Fuselage Assembly Equipment, doing all the procurement and negotiations of Sheet metal parts, tooling, components, MRO, raw materials, and logistics within (AZ- USA and Mexico Plant).

Development of new titanium Suppliers under "Barry Agreement regulations" and leading low cost region.

Conducted Implementation and reinforcement of the maquiladora program regulations.

Remodeled and Implemented the Logistics process within the AZ-MEX plants, improved and accelerated on time deliveries, Achieved USA and MEX Customs Compliance, which Maximized company profit.

Reward-MD-Helicopters Recognition – (for outstanding contribution to the training and development

Of the MD-Monterrey-Mexico Team, and its initial fuselage assembly) Goals were exceeded.

Eagle International Suppliers Brokerage Partnership (Phoenix AZ)

Commodity and Logistics Manager (2001-2005)

Kuehne & Nagel - Forwarding Company (Phoenix, AZ)

Global Logistics Manager- (1998-2000)

Rittenhouse- Paper Company (Mexico City- Phoenix, AZ)

Purchasing and Logistics Manager (1995-1998)

Durr GmbH - (Paint and Final Assembly Systems- for the Automobile Industry) Mexico City, Mexico

Purchasing and Traffic Manager (1990-1994)

Conducted the Supply Chain and Global Logistics for the relocation of

The General Motors Plant from Mexico City to Silao/Mex.

Negotiated Cost Reduction obtaining higher profit.

Project Management of the materials OTD, assurance of specs compliance,

Earning no GM- materials rejections and management of GM- PITEX program,

Achieving Global Logistics - cost reduction, involving customs and transportation process.


Education Evaluation Report- Foundation for International Services (Bothell, Washington)

UVM University – Bachelor’s Degree International Commerce

UVM University – MBA

IMDG and IATA Certified

FDCPA law training completed


CPM Certified Purchasing Manager

TINA (Truth in Negotiations ACT and Defective Pricing Issues) training completed



Member of the ISM, NAPM, and the ATA

Bilingual - (Fluent English-Spanish)

US Citizen

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