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Procurement Director

Hermosa Beach, CA
May 16, 2020

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Cristina Edelstein



Highly-effective and self-driven Supply Chain professional with 20 years’ experience managing large aerospace, automotive, chemical and refinery business. Senior-management for business operations, performing Director and Management functions organizing and leading work-teams. Experience spans from business, operations, quality-control, Contract Negotiation, Cost Savings, ERP systems & inventory management.


Proven track record in cost reductions, Excellent negotiation skills

Tracking inventory, costs control, customer contracts, subcontractors

Supplier Contracts & Inventory Reduction, Production and raw material Planning

Continuous improvement, quality communication & metric tracking, lean course certified.


Operations Purchasing Manager

Lisi Aerospace 5/2018 to 3/2020

Responsible for managing purchasing team for the west coast operations to effectively negotiate major contracts resulting in approx.: 1Mil savings annually. Key duties include management of supplier’s performance, inventory control, cost savings; supplier contracts, and actively meets our no material shortages goals each quarter.

Over achieved cost savings target with a total of $850,000

Effectively exceeded inventory reduction targets

Negotiated 75% of our new/existing contracts to achieve lower lead times and better price

Responsible for procurement department at 3 sites

Implemented Consignment inventory with top suppliers which resulted in positive results to PNL

Supply Chain Director

Ametek Aerospace & Defense 4/2015 to 5/2018

Responsible for maintaining low inventory with no impact to demand, implementing cost savings initiatives and implementing cycle counts and establishing ABC codes.

Lowered Inventory by $450,000 from forecast

Established "stock keep" agreements with vendors

No stock outs in the last quarter which resulted in over achieving our sales goal for the year

Negotiated new pricing with major suppliers with an estimated annual savings of $200,000

Implemented supplier quarterly reviews

Process Improvements such as Outside Process, MRP planning and Kan Ban

Purchasing Manager

Heraeus Precious Metals 3/2013 to 4/2015

Key Duties included selecting top suppliers for the business and qualifying them. Negotiated and maintained long-term contracts and partnership agreements with Key Suppliers

Performs preliminary legal review and interfaces with legal personnel and Business Managers in the development of Supply Chain contracts

Manage supplier quality function including RTV and corrective actions. Analyze and improve current logistic systems effecting purchasing.

Manages Utility Contracts for 2 sites (Gas, Energy) – implemented block buys for cost savings.

Responsible for developing and implementing Cycle Count for CA site

Purchasing Manager

Cosworth Motor Sports 2/2012 – 2/2013

Completely redeveloped current MRP system resulting in zero stock outs. Lowered inventory and increased in cash flow. Worked closely with Sales and marketing and obtained the highest profit margin.

Lead Strategic Negotiations to include better terms, lower prices and shorter lead times.

Quarterly Safety Stock reviews to minimize excess or obsolete inventory

Establish and maintain Min/Max, Safety Stock and lead times to support production schedules and system application data elements

Responsible for the creation of all new SKU’s in SAP

Assisted with New Product development

Purchasing & Inventory Manager

Henkel of America Semiconductor Adhesive Manufacture 2/2006 - 2/2012

Responsible for maintaining low inventory levels worldwide without impacting production.

Team Leader for Lean Manufacturing Project which increased productivity and earned cost savings for operations. Monitored and provided vendor delivery status to ensure timely receipt of materials to execute to the production schedule for all demand (Worldwide).

Reduced inventory excess in US plant by 30% without affecting on time delivery

Reduced lead-time with one of our largest suppliers resulting in saving of $600k

Participated in the reduction of slow and obsolete inventory totaling $800k


Master’s Degree in Business- Global Management Completed in 2002

University of Phoenix – New Mexico Campus

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Completed in1999

The University of Texas at El Paso


Bilingual (English/Spanish)


Time Management 2009, Lean Manufacturing 2009, People Leadership 2011, Effective Negotiations 2011, MRP Systems: SAP, JD Edwards, MAS 90/200. Microsoft Programs including: Word, PowerPoint, Pivot-tables, V-lookups and graphing.

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