Bilingual professional experienced with procurement, supply chain, outsourcing, project management seeking to utilize skills and experience with a respected organization, valuing dedication to success.
Great Lakes International Inc., Illinois U.S. & Asia 01. 2021-12.2023
Researched global market and industry trends to identify Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & long fiber forage including alfalfa hay, timothy hay and other grass hay for dairy and beef business opportunities, and prospects, evaluating their positions in the PPE & long forage industries.
Identified new sources of supply and established professional relationship with suppliers to deliver procurement advice to far east clients.
Utilized the most strategic sourcing methods to acquire the necessary products and services at the maximum level of savings.
Kustom N.A.LLC., Illinois 07.2017 –08.2020
A leading designer and manufacturer of seating and related products for the mass transit markets
Developed and implemented plans and schedules to execute programs per contracts.
Led cross functional team meetings of procurement, supply chain, quality, production engineering, finance and operations to implement strategic program initiatives.
Established and maintained well-communicated Gantt Charts and Shippables for all phases of the projects.
Led within contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met and led programs with internal teams of procurement, planning, supply chain, production and quality.
Executed on cost changes to monitor the contract spend, deliverables, acceptance and part rejection rates.
Formally identified, assessed, monitored and mitigated risk throughout the program life cycles.
Processed change order recommendations with Bill of Materials changes and Engineering Change Notifications.
Drove Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Buy America compliance with providing certificates and forms.
Tracked key parts on time arrival with updated part revisions with latest ECN and monitored NMR parts to be processed on time. Processed Returned Material Authorization (RMA).
Tracked contract deliverables and contract responsibility to ensure acceptable performance.
Developed and implemented corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident.
Great Lakes International Inc., Illinois U.S. & Asia 05.2013 – 06.2017
Design and manufacture residential products
Conducted global market research to identify potential new suppliers and products with the goal of identifying new and redundant sources of supply based on competitiveness, capability and business needs.
Designed and implemented effective global sourcing strategies to reduce product costs and developed new cost reduction opportunities using a variety of procurement levers including competitive bidding, global sourcing, negotiation, supply chain optimization, target costing, etc.
Selected and evaluated suppliers and analyzed quotations and negotiated with suppliers to obtain best agreement possible with regard to delivery, quality, price and terms and reviewed supply performance to assure order fulfillment.
Completed annual RFQ focusing on total cost, including but not limited to negotiating price, lead time, payment terms, rebates and delivery prioritizing.
Initiated professional working relationships with key suppliers to ensure the on-time delivery of items and identified and qualified new vendors to establish and grow relationships with vendors to achieve high-quality service and advantageous pricing.
Ensured that problems relating to design, pricing, quality, production and boarding were promptly conveyed to all suppliers and resolved in a timely manner.
Conducted supplier survey and scorecard measurement process with key suppliers to drive continuous improvement and project savings opportunities.
Falcon Impex Inc., Illinois 06.2002 – 05.2013
General Merchandise Manufacturer and Wholesaler
Supply Chain Specialist
Managed inventory across multiple warehouses and reviewed and anticipated stock demands based on current and future business requirements and created timely placement of purchase orders in SAP system and ensured receipt of order acknowledges and verified costs.
Procured products in a cost effective and timely manner while remaining consistent with quality, delivery and project priority for resale.
Monitored existing purchase orders to ensure delivery within the projected lead time and made delivery forecasts for sales forces periodically.
Transferred the methodology of procuring from top suppliers from a PO-driven system to a forecast/order/ release system; organize master PO balance, drop shipment orders, warehouse orders, customer billing and credit, vendor payment and freight control and adjustment as a whole dynamic system.
Managed freights from China, India, Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan in compliance with US Customs requirements and kept track with delivery, vessel lines, transportation companies and custom brokers.
Bayer AG Crop Science, Asia 03.1995- 01.2000
World Leading Manufacturer of Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science products
Initiated Gaucho market research and marketing plan with penetrating strategy and identified different market requirements to properly identify marketing opportunities.
Engaged Gaucho & Raxil marketing campaigns through promotion, pricing, channel selection, value analysis and increased Bayer AG brand awareness in east Asia markets.
Created a unique Gaucho project launching strategy which provided the strong proof to advance the merging of Bayer AG and Monsanto globally.
Spearheaded the campaigns for launching Gaucho into Asia country.
MBA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001
Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel, SAP, MS Access, MS Windows, MS Word and WordPerfect.
Profound knowledge on procurement, supply chain, sourcing and Project Management and International Business Management.