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Manager or Director - Purchasing or Program Management

Troy, Michigan, United States
January 04, 2017

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**** ***** ** – TROY, MI *****

PHONE: 248-***-****

January 4th, 2017

Re: Purchasing or Program Management

Dear Mr./ Ms.:

I am an experienced and mature professional, with extensive experience and background in all Global Purchasing, Supply Chain and Logistics functions, having worked for General Motors in Brazil and Argentina for many years, with several assignments in USA, GER, SPA, JAP, KOR, THA, etc.

Living in USA since January 2016, I am certain that I would make a valuable addition to any company.

Please review my attached resume for additional information regarding my expertise and career achievements.

I will be available to provide you with additional details and/or attend an appointment to discuss my background and experience.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Nivaldo Gianesi


2166 CHAPS DR – TROY, MI 48085

PHONE: 248-***-****


Strong knowledge and background in all Global Purchasing, Supply Chain and Logistics related areas, including Program Management and Suppliers Quality Engineering, having actuated in leadership positions in all these functions, in a big and global corporate environment. Ethic, dedicated and effective leader, with extensive international experience, focused on waste elimination, cost reduction, process optimization and productivity improvement.

Assertive and enthusiastic, native in Portuguese and fluent in Spanish and English.


. Team Building . Global and Strategic Sourcing

. Analytical . Negotiation Skills

. Strategic Planning . Waste Elimination

. Process Improvement . Cost Reduction

. Procedure Development . Financial Oversight


Several Managerial positions at General Motors – Brazil, Argentina and USA-Global (Oct/89 – Dec/15)

. Program Manager (6 years), supporting development and launching

of several programs

. Direct Purchasing Manager – LAAM (9 years)

. Indirect Purchasing Manager – LAAM (3 years)

. Suppliers Quality Engineering Manager (3 years)

. Logistics Manager – GLOBAL (3 years)

And some Support/ Analyst Positions (6 years) – Trainee, Cost Breakdown Analyst, Buyer

Some Accomplishments:

. Successful development and launching of several programs

(vehicles and powertrains), meeting targeted timing, quality

and cost, either supporting as Purchasing or Suppliers Quality

Engineering or Supply Chain/Readiness; or coordinating them as

Purchasing Program Manager;

. Led several workshops on suppliers aiming productivity gains

(labor, lead time and inventory);

. Met and exceeded budget/savings performance targets in all

Purchasing teams led, managing the respective Local, or

Regional, or Global sourcing recommendations,and working as

functional leader for Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia,

Ecuador, Venezuela, Dubai and South Africa;

. Actuated as Global Logistics Manager, reporting directly to GM


. In a greenfield operation in Argentina, selected, hired and

trained Purchasing personnel, and structured the area by

implementing procedures, processes and system. Supported

manufacturing site construction. Also worked on local supply

base development to localize components and systems to reduce

logistics costs and meet legal local content requirements;

. Participated on JV leadership team between GM and FIAT,

experimenting both cultures


. Specialization in Industrial Costs São Paulo - Brazil

. Bachelor in Mechanical Production Engineering São Paulo - Brazil

. Technician in Electronics São Paulo – Brazil

. GM Executive Program “Professional Development Assignment”


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