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Sr Buyer/Planner

Chula Vista, California, United States
October 11, 2016

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Name: Benjamin Gomez Rosado

Current Location: Chula Vista, CA


US Ph#: 619-***-****

Mx Ph#: +52 1-664-***-****


Bachelor’s Degree in International Business; GPA 3.2, 2004

Diploma in International Commerce and Business from UABC, 2005 – 2006


APIC’S CPIM; Certification, Certified Procurement and Inventory Manager (2013 – Present)

APIC’S CPM; Certification, Certified Purchasing Manager (2007 – 2009)

Top Skills: Procurement and Purchasing, Materials Planning/Sourcing, Project Management Supply Chain Management and MS Office Tools.

Experience in Procurement and Purchasing.

10+ years’ experience in purchasing lifecycle, procurement, logistics and distribution.

Experience in Materials Planning / Sourcing:

10+ years’ experience in material planning, Sourcing, inventory management and supplier relationships. Experienced with materials shipments (inbound / outbound).

Experience in Supply Chain Management:

10+ years’ experience in Supply Chain Management. Experienced in planning, coordinating supply, production schedules and purchasing/planning strategies.

Experience in Project Management and using MS Office Tools:

5+ Years of experience in Project Development & Execution. Proficient in MS Office Tools.


Purchaser, Planner and Scheduler with supply chain experience in the manufacturing industry with responsibilities in planning, coordinating supply, production schedules and developing purchasing/planning strategies in the Sports Equipment, Aerospace, Electrical, Consumer Products and Consumer Electronics Markets.

Exposed to Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing methodologies.

Proficient in MS Office, SAP, Oracle, Vista, JDE, MFG-PRO and People Soft.

Professional Skills:

Supply Chain Management,

Project Development & Execution

Forecast Projection & Analysis

Inventory Management & Projections, Supplier Sourcing

Knowledge of developing and maintaining the master schedule

Ability to coordinate with managers, engineering with various analysis tools

Supplier Development, Staff Management

Business Relationship Management

Lean Manufacturing

Professional Experience:

Reckitt Bernkiser Jan 2015 – Present

Sr Buyer / Planner

Raw & Pack Material Buyer/Planner Supervisor.

Recruited by Materials Manager to optimize an annual spend of $35 million for direct commodities Chemicals and Pack materials.

Partner with Purchasing Manager in purchasing strategy development and process improvements

Key contributor in cross-disciplinary teams (finance, engineering and manufacturing) to manage the entire purchasing lifecycle for evolving products, including product selection, sourcing, supplier qualification, and EOL processes.

In charge of creating, keeping and monitoring several company KPI reports (OTD, PPV, WIP, Inventory, etc.)

In charge of creating forecast with input from sales and demand planning of key suppliers and review any red flags for future requirements.

Negotiating commercial contract arrangements with suppliers.

Supervised training of project schedules per requirements

Developed and maintained high quality plans to ensure a successful completion of the schedule.

Monitored Supplier Performance Scorecards, significantly enhancing quality and timeliness of supply chain. Drive corrective actions and continuous improvement efforts with suppliers.

Designed various programs to ensure compliance of several programs/NPD projects

Calculating the impact of any purchases on company sales and gross margin

Unemployed Apr 2014 – Dec 2014

Left the job due to immigration process, residency approved/green card holder

Monster Products Jul 2011 – Mar 2014

Sr Buyer / Planner

Global Buyer / Planner for POP Division

Raw material and FG Buyer for cables and connectors to support production demand and for several DC’s.

Ensuring product volumes, and order flow are optimized in order to achieve target sales objectives.

Monitoring data management to keep accurate product, contract, pricing and invoicing information.

In charge of purchasing FG and raw Material for several production sites and distribution centers.

MRP Analyst.

Communicating needs & objectives to Managers & key personnel in procurement, logistics & distribution.

Negotiating contracts to reduce costs and achieve maximum efficiency.

In charge of sourcing, auditing and quoting new potential suppliers.

Negotiated with each supplier regarding prices, production lead time and MOQ.

Work with the existing suppliers for the improvement of their performance and identify the other alternative suppliers to maintain the requirements of the company.

Liaison with Marketing and Sales Management to ensure effectiveness of sales campaigns and promotions thru S&OP meetings.

Helped plan the dispatch of FG’s and Raw Material for ensuring the smooth running of the stores department.

Completed transactions and payment; obtained detailed receipt, guarantees and other accompanying paperwork for a good supplier relationship.

Easton-Bell Sports Football Division Dec 2010 – Jun 2011

Sr Buyer / Planner

Responsible for the all the purchasing to keep the material flow on the production floor.

Lead Analyst for changing and analyzing Min-Max levels of inventory for the better functioning of the MRP system.

Involved on the PNL team as part of the profit margin improvement initiatives.

Responsible to develop and deploy strategies to meet PNL, (head count and OT reduction, Variable Expenses and Raw Material Purchases, among others).

Helped the operation team to meet the company on time deliver y goals, OTD goal 93%+.

Team leader in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing Tools (Kanban, VMI, Kaizen) on the production floor and on warehouse.

In charge of production operation for the chin straps line.

Responsible of the procurement and planning of 4 product line.

In charge and manage import / export operations and staff functions.

Responsible for all warehouse staff to maintain accurate levels of inventory and the prompt receipts or material.

Negotiation skills among management to meet company goals and forecast targets.

Eaton Aerospace Aug 2009 – Oct 2010

Buyer-Planner / SCM Special Processes Coordinator

Lead and contact person to several suppliers (American and overseas) to perform special processes according with US Military and commercial Aerospace company’s requirements and policies.

Responsible for the analysis of the requisition, specifications, pricing, delivery.

Coordinated the logistics of materials shipments (inbound / outbound).

Evaluation of suitability and analysis of supplier’s performance.

Monitored and update the supplier’s performance based on OTD’s and Quality indicators.

Coordinated meetings with the supplier’s management to understand and discuss the aspects of business and to build effective working relationships.

Planed, developed and implement strategies, policies and procedures for better control of the purchasing department.

Decreased costs and optimized supplier performances: involved in the day-to-day planning, changing machine routes to reach the commitment date.

Elaborated, coordinate and train several suppliers for document control and certificates of conformance with in Aerospace standards.

Planed and coordinated the training of personnel of other companies to perform several processes to cut manufacturing LT by several weeks.

Participated in audits and weekly meetings with the suppliers to improve their performance.

Worked with supplier’s to implement several plans for cost out to meet company’s goals (shipping fees, expedites, special transport, etc.).

Named leader for the purchasing department monitor Account Payable to reduce and eliminate any past due as well as any credit hold by pending payments.

Eaton Electrical Feb 2006 – Dec 2008

Buyer / Planner

Experienced knowledge of the buying, material planning, and inventory management and supplier relationship roles.

As Raw material Buyer the commodities assigned were Electronics, hardware and Corrugated.

Managed 12 suppliers that represent 700 P / N’s that equaled 1.6 M purchased Monthly.

Worked with LEAN Manufacturing methodology, Inventory Projections, Inventory Control and ECO processes.

Negotiation of the pricing on vendor stocking, contracts and blanket orders to obtain optimum cost and facilitates the downstream purchasing.

Implemented and deployed the VMI and Kanban Systems for high volume materials and suppliers in the Procurement department.

Leader of Accounts Payable reconciliation for Plant Operation shutdown and reducing past due of Raw Material purchases from 8.2 M to 600K in 60 days.

Worked with the existing suppliers for the improvement of the performance and identify the other alternative suppliers to maintain the requirements of the company.

Reduced MRO spent during 2006’s 2Q by 27%.q q.

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