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Senior Buyer

Location:
Alton, Illinois, United States
Salary:
60000
Posted:
January 30, 2017

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Thomas F. Croxton *** McKinley Blvd, Alton, Illinois 62002-3358 Home: (618) ***-**** Cell: (618) ***-**** t1975_ahs @yahoo.com

BUYER/PURCHASER

■ Objective Statement - To obtain the position of a Senior buyer within an organization, putting to use unsurpassed record of purchasing experience, networking and negotiation skills to assure best deals for organization.

■ EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Harbor Freight 05, 2016 – 09, 2016 Alton, Illinois

Duties included support the leadership team through operational execution and delivery. Including

Execution of: Planograms, Pricing, Display Planner, Execution in accordance with Standard Operating Procedure, Floor First Receiving, Replenishment, Recalibration, Cycle Counts, Other duties as assigned

ABEINSA Business Development 01, 2012 – 11, 2015 Division of ABENGOA, Seville, Spain Chesterfield, Missouri

Procurement for Abener Business Development required reporting to Purchasing Manager and Proposal Leads of various product groups.

Duties included:

Responsible for all Proposal Request for Quotations and execution of designated critical equipment;

Contract execution of designated critical equipment;

Management of the direct and indirect departmental personnel. This included the Vendor Pre-Qualification Specialists, Expeditors, Buyers, Inspectors, and QA/QC on a as needed basis;

Daily interface with Legal, Cost Control, Engineering;

Scheduling various proposal groups to manage required deliverables.

ABEINSA EPC 06, 2009 – 01, 2012 Division of ABENGOA, Seville, Spain Chesterfield, Missouri

Procurement for Abener Engineering and Construction Services, North America, required Procurement & Contract activities associated with the Solana Solar and Hugoton Ethanol Projects. This position reported to Purchasing Manager and Project Leads of these two (2) major Projects.

Duties included:

Formulating all bid packages for major equipment and/or services, developing commercial evaluations, creating Technical Evaluation requests, and coordinating point of contact communication between vendors and Engineering;

Management of the direct and indirect departmental personnel. This included the Vendor Pre-Qualification Specialists, Expeditors, Buyers, Inspectors, and QA/QC on a as needed basis;

Daily interface with Legal, Cost Control, Engineering;

Scheduling various proposal groups to manage required deliverables.

Solana Solar, Arizona

A total of one hundred ninety eight purchase orders and contract were issued to secure the materials or services needed at the site. Preparation of the final as purchased package for submittal into the SAP system.

Hugoton Ethanol, Kansas

A total of one hundred thirty five purchase orders and contract were issued to secure the materials or services needed at the site. Preparation of the final as purchased package for submittal into the SAP system.

Monsanto Enviro-Chem Systems, Chesterfield, Missouri 11, 1990 – 06, 2009

Senior Buyer/Purchaser / Designer

Duties included:

Formulating all bid packages for major equipment and/or services,

Contracts required extensive negotiations, to facilitate the achievement of Engineering’s continual compressed and expedited timelines.

Developing commercial evaluations,

Creating Technical Evaluation requests,

Coordinating point of contact communication between vendors and Engineering.

Interface daily with the Legal, Cost Control, Risk Management, Engineering, Scheduling, Accounting and Safety for required contracts.

PCS Sulfuric Acid Project

A total of ninety eight purchase orders and contract were issued to secure the materials or services needed at the site.

Two Lions Acid Plant, DuPont

A total of one hundred fourteen purchase orders and contract were issued to secure the materials or services needed at the site

Monsanto Enviro-Chem Systems, Purchasing/Spare Parts Engineered Systems, Chesterfield, Missouri

Reporting directly to Head of the Product Group oversaw the purchase and deliveries of all Dynawave Projects as executed by the project team.

Duties included:

Formulating all bid packages for major equipment and/or services,

Developing commercial evaluations,

Creating Technical Evaluation requests,

Coordinating point of contact communication between vendors and Engineering. In addition to developing long terms agreements with items to be established as sole sourced for this product line.

Oversight of the purchase, inventory, quotation process and delivery of the spare part business in the Dynawave and Special Products group. This operation averaged in sales of $ 4,000,000.00 with a net profit margin of 40%.

Involved with the development and securing of vendors to provide a specialty metals pipe and fittings vessels. This included, materials from the mills, pipe fabricators, and quotations to customers and deliveries to meet needed scheduled. This material was stored in various areas around the country and required an inventory system and a system for distribution.

As part of this group, successfully executed the fabrication of the first set of fiberglass vessels to be built under the ASME RTP1 code, here in the United States.

Involved with the development and securing of vendors to provide a specialty metals pipe and fittings vessels. This included, materials from the mills, pipe fabricators, and quotations to customers and deliveries to meet needed scheduled. This material was stored in various areas around the country and required an inventory system and a system for distribution.

Monsanto Enviro-Chem Systems, Design Dynawave Division, Chesterfield, Missouri

Key Performance Highlights

Report directly to Vice President of Engineering and was responsible for the design, execution, acquisition and procurement of goods and services in support of laboratory operation, preventative maintenance scheduling, reliability, and safety performance at the three (3) St Louis locations.

Sigma Aldrich – St. Louis, Missouri 10, 1987 – 11, 1990

Report directly to Vice President of Engineering and was responsible for the design, execution, acquisition and procurement of goods and services in support of laboratory operation.

Amoco Petroleum Additives – Wood River, Illinois 06, 1982 – 10, 1987

Report directly to Director of Engineering and was responsible for the design, execution, document coordination and support of department operation.

Seven-Up Corporation – Clayton, Missouri 06, 1980 – 06, 1982

Report directly to Vice President of Engineering and was responsible for the design, execution, acquisition and procurement of goods and services in support of laboratory operation.

Blank, Wesselink & Cook – Decatur, Illinois 07, 1977 – 06, 1980

Report directly to Vice President of Engineering and was responsible for the design, execution, acquisition and procurement of goods and services in support of laboratory operation.

■ Education

Ranken Technical Institute 1975 – 1977

St. Louis, Missouri

Graduate/Certificate in Architectural Drafting and Structural Design

Additional courses:

Maryville University – Chesterfield, Missouri

Lewis & Clark Community College – Godfrey, Illinois

Institute of Supply Management – Online and class locations.

■ Computer Skills

I am proficient in the use of a Personal Computer. Along with Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and Power point. I also have experience in various mail systems and purchasing software Prolog. Limited experience in SAP and CADD systems.

■ Key Skills

Excellent negotiator and communicator.

Decision maker.

Good analytical skills.

Excellent business planning.

Confident and self-assured.

Great attention to detail, the ability to interact with people at all levels of the organization, exercising tact, diplomacy and assertiveness to get the contracts fully executed.



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