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Quality Engineer Engineering

Burlington, ON, Canada
May 29, 2020

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Extensive experience within the aerospace, mining, oil and gas industries, in the procurement of goods and services. Several years of experience in monitoring commodity pricing, executing RFP’s, and contract negotiation and renewals.

Several years of experience in all aspects of sourcing, inventory control, preparing and executing tender documents, covering commercial analysis, and working in cross functional teams. Excellent communication and problem solving skills, outstanding customer service.

Extensive e-procurement experience implementing supply agreements and strong knowledge in the use of various relevant computer programs (MS office suite) and applications such as MERX, SAP, Ariba, GPS, JD Edwards, and Convero.



August 2013 - Present

Celestica Aerospace, formally Honeywell Aerospace and Aviation

Mississauga, Ontario

Reporting to the Program Manager, I work in Supply Chain After Market Services performing purchasing functions for the services of the repair of parts for commercial and military aircraft; analysis of data metrics on delivery performance and on time deliveries.

Responsible for requesting quotations from suppliers on parts to be repaired; securing authorization from the customer for repair costs. I issue purchase orders for sub-contract services on the repair of parts and equipment.

Expedite the suppliers for parts return; arrange rotable exchange units for potential late deliveries to customers, and maintain vendor management.

Manage supplier files, quotations and purchase order pricing, price fluctuations, and ensure quality records are captured accurately in SAP. I review warranty claims on repair parts within the deadline parameters.

Analyse supplier data regarding on time deliveries; late shipments and returns which affect revenue, and supplier overall performance.

Work with suppliers on delivery and service efficiency improvements. Work with suppliers and Quality engineers on quality notices issued against suppliers.

Attend and participate in daily Tier manufacturing meetings.

Handle and issue Quality Notices on Non-Complaint repaired parts and work with the Quality Engineer to resolve any quality discrepancies.

Procurement Consultant (Short Term Contract)

January 2013 – March 2013

KSB Pumps Canada

Mississauga, Ontario

Reporting to the President, I worked in the engineering department to assess

and recommend efficiencies; and issue policies and procedures.

Worked with key sales representatives on contract negotiation strategies, interpreting terms and conditions, and recommending alternative solutions.

Responsible for the development and implementation of procedures on proper document control for engineers, contract administrators and office staff.

Responsible for documenting job responsibilities of KSB personnel, and preparing a report, debriefing the President on observations, recommended improvements, and efficiency improvements.

Senior Buyer

March 2012 – December 2012

AMEC, Oakville, Ontario

Responsible for preparation of bidder’s lists; sourcing supplier’s for the client’s approval, to achieve best total cost.

Prepared and issued tender documents for equipment.

Prepared and executed commercial tender evaluations, working with engineering, on coordination of technical evaluations simultaneously.

Participated in procurement department and client management meetings.

Managed packages from tendering, award, and kick off meetings, through to final delivery.

Major project Name: ArcelorMittal Liberia Iron Ore Phase 2 Project

Senior Buyer

January 2012 – March 2012

HATCH, Mississauga, Ontario (Project Assignment)

Responsible for preparation of bidder’s lists; sourcing supplier’s for the client’s approval, to achieve best total cost.

Worked with the Logistics group in the evaluation of shipping barg suppliers. Prepared and executed commercial tender evaluations.

Participated in procurement department and client management meetings.

Major project Name: Tasiest Expansion Project

Senior Buyer

July 2011 – December 2011

SNC-LAVALIN INC., Toronto, Ontario

Prepared bidders lists, and sourced suppliers in Ontario for the client’s approval, and best cost.

Prepared and issued supplier prequalification documents for the client. .

Prepared tender and commercial evaluation template documents for client approval.

Issued tender documents using the GPS (Global Procurement System), and prepared commercial evaluations, working with engineering on the coordination of technical evaluations. Prepared status report updates for assigned packages.

Participated in procurement department and client management meetings.

Prepared status reports for assigned equipment purchase packages.

Managed packages from tendering through to final delivery.

Major project Name: Vale Atmospheric Emissions Reduction Project.

Senior Contract Administrator

Oct., 2010 – July 2011 (CONTRACT - TRANSIT CITY)

TTC, Toronto, Ontario

Responsible for pre-award and post-award activities for complex, high value contracts for engineering/architectural consultants, design/build requirements, construction, engineered equipment, and other services and supplies required for Transit City projects.

Post-award contract administration work: I attended kick-off and progress review meetings; interpreted contracts; processed work plan releases relating to consultant contracts; prepared and processed payment certificates for various types of contracts; monitored/verified work progress on contracts. Responsible for coordination to chair negotiations for sole source and other negotiated contracts. Pre-award contract administration: I prepared and issued prequalification documents, tenders and proposals using MERX web based public bidding system. I obtained competitive tenders/proposals; compiled commercial evaluations; coordinated contract award and execution which included preparing and / or assisting in the preparation of Commission reports. I prepared and processed sole source justifications.

Senior Buyer

March, 2007 – March, 2010

SNC-LAVALIN INC., Toronto, Ontario

Prepared RFQ packages, with terms and conditions from approved bidder’s lists.

Issued tender documents using the GPS (Global Procurement System) and prepared commercial tender evaluations, working with engineering on the coordination of technical evaluations. Prepared status report updates for assigned packages.

Researched global sources and provided alternative low cost solutions.

Negotiated pricing and terms, awarded purchase orders, and worked with project management system (PM+) for document control.

Participated in procurement department and engineering management meetings.

Arranged Kick off Meetings with suppliers on awarded business, and de-briefed unsuccessful suppliers.

Major projects included:

Ambatovy Project for Sherritt, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Reko Diq Project for Barrick Gold, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Valero Flue Gas System, for Valero Refinery, Benicia California

Assisted SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Division with the ACR1000 Feasibility Study for Government of Canada.

Procurement Specialist

August, 2005- March, 2007

HOLCIM - Mississauga, Ontario

Traveled to various Ontario sites, assisted in site specific purchases, coached and enforced purchasing policies and procedures using SAP.

Purchased goods and services for quarries, implemented supply agreements activated through ARIBA e-procurement.

Researched sources and provided alternative solutions for goods and services. Negotiated pricing and terms, and made recommendations on suppliers. Purchased MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supplies) parts, bearings, belts and other services to operate a business site.

Worked with site managers, engineers and maintenance staff on projects with tight schedules. Reviewed and settled invoice discrepancies between sites and suppliers. Participated in monthly management meetings, ran workshops on procurement compliance and facilitated meetings on best practices.

Senior Buyer

May 2001- August 2005

PETRO-CANADA, Mississauga, Ontario

Responsible for supporting Supply Chain & Facilities Management in tendering and contracting for housekeeping and security card services, housekeeping products and services, branded merchandise, and marketing products and services.

Purchased additives, chemicals corrugated, uniform services, and chemical services, for the lubricants plant. Created purchase orders using SAP.

Prepared and issued bid documents, issued (RFIs), (RFPs) and requests for qualification (RFQs) for non-production products, facilities products and services; evaluated bids with a cost sheet analysis, and awarded contracts.

Responsible for Petro-Canada’s cell phone and branded merchandise website ordering, and participated in reverse auction bidding.

Responsible for pricing, terms, contract performance ratings and renewals.

Researched suppliers for prequalification, and assisted other employees with purchasing issues.

Senior Buyer/Planner

March, 2000 - May, 2001

AMERICAN STANDARD, Mississauga, Ontario

Worked with global commodity teams, providing data analysis, on potential global supply sources, leveraged volumes to obtain cost savings. Key responsibilities included reporting quarterly savings to the US office, setting up standard costs and new vendors; reviewing supplies and services with corporate suppliers; and negotiating pricing and terms where applicable. Worked on SAP issuing purchase orders, receipt analysis, volumes, and maintenance of blanket order agreements.

Procurement Manager

September, 1996- March 2000

SWEET RIPE DRINKS LTD, Mississauga, Ontario

Responsible for managing the purchasing department, with 2 buyers reporting to me. I arranged weekly meetings with staff on progress and work assignments.

Managed raw materials and packaging inventory levels for two plants by reviewing inventories on critical items. I delegated staff to negotiate supplier floor stock agreements; and worked closely with brokers to implement a min/max ordering system to maximize profitability. I initiated and implemented tracking methods on commodities, raw materials and packaging.

Managed projects for new product launches; determined best supplier source on new materials, and approved graphics and artwork associated with changes to packaging.

Raw Materials/Packaging Buyer

June, 1991- September, 1996


Responsible for $8 million bulk sweeteners; monitored the commodities market for daily pricing, and reduced raw material inventories by 25%. I negotiated cost reductions for major contracts while improving supplier‘s customer service and deliveries, and increased inventory turns through implementation of JIT (Just in Time) strategies. Participated in production meetings; Developed annual standard costs. Improved production efficiencies by introducing new product services, through the research and development (R&D) team.


Negotiation Planning: The Laws of Requesting Tenders, Proposals and Quotations, Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Laws of Contracts and Agency; Effective Communications, PMAC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ethical Issues in Purchasing and Supply Management, PMAC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Financial and Managerial Accounting for Non-Financial Managers, PMAC, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Leadership Program: Understanding the Supervisor’s Role and Function, PMAC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lean Manufacturing 5S training and certification with Honeywell Aerospace


1987 PMAC Certificate, Centennial College, Purchasing, Principles of Transportation, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

1986 PMAC Certificate, Ryerson University, Purchasing, Principles of Buying, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1973-1977 Eastern High School of Commerce, Toronto, Ontario


GPS (Global Procurement System) Super User; MERX, SAP super user; JD Edwards, AMAPS, AS 400; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, CAP, ARIBA, CONVERO


Member of Purchasing Management Association of Canada

Member of Ontario Public Buyers Association

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