EVELYN T. FERGUSON
La Mirada, CA *****
Dependable and reliable PURCHASING AGENT with excellent buying/negotiation and planning skills utilizing MRP. Well versed in inventory management and control. Diversified & trustworthy individual with outstanding track record of on-time delivery performance. A troubleshooter, detail oriented, and multi-tasking abilities. Areas of skills, assets and expertise include:
Purchasing, Negotiation, Expediting, Scheduling, Production & Inventory Control
Planning & MRP system on Manman: Omar and Manufacturing Software
AS400 PRIMS and EPICOR
Microsoft Dynamic – Great Plains & Smoothie
Microsoft Office, Outlook, HTML, Windows NT and Q & A Software
Team Player and cGMP Certified
Account, Change and Graphics
MRP / BOM / CODES experts
STILA and JANE COSMETICS, Los Angeles, CA 2009 - PRESENT
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL, INC, Commerce, CA
Cosmetics company with prestige and high quality products for Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy’s, WEB/Online and Retailer stores such as: AMAZON, Drug Store, ULTA and celebrity users.
Cosmetics manufacturer & packaging for largest company such as Wal-Mart, SAMS and Costco
Purchasing Agent, Inventory Control and Supply Chain Manager
Multi-tasking/function person who serves as Purchasing Agent, Production/Inventory Control during physical inventory and assisted in customer services such as customer complaints and product inquiries.
Successful and w/ extensive result and cost savings, finds competitive suppliers to increase company’s profits/financial stability & bring competitive products to the market. Saved more than $100,000.00 in 2 weeks and challenge vendors to find competitive vendors of theirs in order for us get more profitable business.
Worked with various department such as: Production/Inventory Control, QA/Regulatory, Sales, Marketing, Receiving, Engineering, Accounting and WEB products update
Eradicate and massive reconciliation inventory issue and maintain inventory accuracy
Processed Sale Orders such as: EDI, WEB, REGULAR and PLANOGRAM orders
Resolved & reconciled invoice issues and transaction discrepancies. Provided Auditor in supporting documents to explains inventory transactions issues
Coordinated with freight / shipments between company, freight company and suppliers
Expedited and assured Purchase Open Orders dates are met and On Time Delivery
Helped customers with their inquiries and answer customer complaints
Assigned/Built Items and UPC codes, BOM, Routing, Outsource / Manufacturing Orders
Excellent in determining quantities to make or buy to avoid excessive inventory
Closely worked with Web Company in maintaining products updates and active items
LEINER HEALTH PRODUCTS, LLC, Carson, CA 1995 - 2009
Pharmaceutical, nutritional supplements manufacturer, acquired by Nature’s Bounty
Senior Buyer / Planner
Served as Buyer/Planner for packaging materials and printed components, scheduling purchases with product manufacturing utilizing manufacturing resource planning (MRP).
Planned material purchases, initiated purchase orders, purchased materials, negotiated price and established new vendor contacts and partnered with suppliers.
Improved delivery performance from 80% to 98.2% by proactively monitoring & following up on orders. Achieved positive cost savings / PPV for $2.14M promoting success of new products in achieving/engaging extensive negotiation, result and cost savings
Expediter, helped receiving, quality issues and production’s issues & problems resolved.
Reduced OT and expediting charges by 70% by bargaining, proactive account planning and management. Diligently worked with vendors obtaining product information such as: delivery schedule, availability and price. Reduced 50% RMA vendor account reconciliation and customer returns. Worked closely in assuring forecast accuracy
Prepared requisition to assures up-to-date files and turns into POs. Finds competitive suppliers to increase company’s profits and competitive products to the market.
Received Outstanding Team Effort award for new product launch.
Recognized with a Commendation Award for being an outstanding team Player.
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:
1. XEROX/DANKA, Los Angeles, CA à Facsimile - ELECTRONICS
Assistant Supervisor / Production Planner
Utilized MRP and Q & A Software for planning and initiating production order scheduling.
2. A.V.X. FILTER, Sun Valley, CA à Capacitors & Resistors - ELECTRONICS
Master Scheduler / Planner
Supervised ten employees planning and scheduling production operation.
3. INTEL PHILS, Manila Philippines à IC-Chips/Processor - ELECTRONICS
Source Inspector / TRAINOR ( out in the field )
Overseer outsourcing products with various companies.
Overseer products to assure products were produced compliance with specs.
Trained incoming personnel and cross-training internal employees.
PROMOTIONS AND AWARDS:
Outstanding Team Player of the Year @ LEINER HEALTH PRODUCTS
Awarded: Innovative of the year for most Efficient @ A.V.X. Filters
( Save company approx $ 300K to $ 400K a Year )
Received 5 to 7 promotions from entry level to current position
Business Courses, Philippine School of Business Administration - Manila, Philippines
CPM Course – California State Dominguez Hills University – Carson, California
APICS Training / Courses – Bellanca and Carson, California
Guzman Institute of Electronics – Manila, Philippines