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20+ years of experience within the Sourcing and Procurement field.

Houston, TX
May 29, 2020

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Houston, Texas 77014


Over 20+ years of Sourcing and Procurement experience. Team player, able to work independently and collaboratively with co-workers. Detailed and organized. Strong communication skills both verbal and written. Multitasker and committed to delivering high quality results with little supervision.


Job Title: Sourcing Specialist Buyer

Company: Wisemen Consulting Contract @ CenterPoint Energy

Duration: 7/2018 to Present

Duties include preparing and initiating request to bids to Supplier selection, negotiation, Purchase Order award, and Purchase Order close-out.

Determine sourcing options, supplier capability, make/buy analysis, cost analysis, planning levels, inventory accuracy, and maintaining material master/information records in SAP system.

Resolve vendor invoicing and shipment discrepancies through research in SAP.

Create and distribute daily Zero List report for purchasing and logistics department.

Create weekly reports for Meter Inventory for client to review and establish material needs.

Interface with vendor and shop personnel to facilitate the return of defective parts.

Generate and complete 1818 forms for all Buy America parts for TXDot, contact vendors, get paperwork notarized and send to appropriate personnel.

Negotiate best prices and commercial conditions with suppliers within budgetary limits and scope of authority, manage contractual negotiations in line with legal recommendations.

Maintain relationships with key suppliers in assigned category to provide maximum utilization of their expertise, ideas, methods, market intelligence, best practices and material application to achieve the best value.

Update master agreements including supplements for contract limit increases, contract extensions and material additions.

Interact with suppliers and co-workers in a team-based environment to fulfill job requirements.

Create new material parts and update current part numbers in SAP per Material Master forms.

Work with client, legal and vendor to negotiate and finalize terms and conditions.

Job Title: Buyer

Company: Blastco Texas TF Warren Company

Duration: 1/18 to 5/18

Evaluate material needs, create and submit purchase orders, follow up with vendor until material is received.

Focus on inventory turns that are best in class and meet goals established by leadership.

Assures proper classification of parts, safety stocks, minimum and maximum stock levels.

Monitor and expedite purchase orders to meet delivery dates set by customer and manufacturing requirements.

Confer with Quality, Engineering, and Marketing to clarify specifications and assure an accurate understanding of the quality needed.

Monitor shipping to achieve on time delivery requirements.

Maintain the data integrity in the ERP system for product material.

Job Title: Logistics Coordinator

Company: Wisemen Consulting Contract @ CenterPoint Energy

Duration: 11/2016 to 1/2018

Enter goods receipt transactions for all parts components delivered for Brazos Valley Project for CenterPoint Energy.

Scan all delivery receipts, good receipts and truck shipment information into SAP.

Create reports for overall material status for Brazos Valley Project to management.

Create daily shipment/delivery reports for manufacturing personnel.

Track delivery shipments with shipping companies to ensure parts are delivered on time.

Job Titles: Senior Buyer Buyer III Buyer II Department Procurement Assistant

Company: FMC Technologies, Inc

Total Duration: 12/99 to 2/16

Duration: 7/09 to 2/16 Senior Buyer

Review open buy requirements, issue purchase orders, and expedite delivery of the material or service.

Promptly disposition excess and/or obsolete purchased inventory.

Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, safety, selection, service support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities.

Monitor shipments to ensure goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods.

Prepare/issue Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and evaluate vendor proposals to identify vendors who meet project constraints of budget and schedule at the estimating, execution and site purchasing levels.

Leverage vendors across multiple procurements to create cost savings.

Participate in the supplier bid evaluation, bid analyst, development of terms and conditions and recommendations for contracts. Develop Master Service Agreements and contracts with key suppliers.

Prioritize, schedule and expedite parts to meet target delivery dates and client needs.

Served as a liaison between other departments such as sourcing and supplier quality to ensure proper supplier performance.

Analyze and report purchase price variances to adhere of suppliers to contractual obligations; prepare monthly vendor reports detailing supplier performance regarding on-time delivery and quality.

Maintain vendor performance history and update internal systems with current pricing and adjustments as needed to sustain best in class results.

Manages RFP (Request for price) process and negotiation and evaluation of quotations/proposals/contracts to maximize value.

Establish and maintain inventory levels, safety stock recommendations and EOQ (economic order quantity) on assigned parts.

Collaborate with Quality department to establish new sourcing and buying strategies.

Assist Accounts Payable with discrepancies on invoices/purchase orders for faster payments on supplier invoices.

Create and review daily Exception Code report and expedite material as needed.

Job Title: Buyer III Promoted to Senior Buyer

Company: FMC Technologies, Inc

Duration: 7/07 to 7/09

Monitor and analyze current inventory levels and create purchase orders in SAP as needed.

Assured timely product delivery and availability while also regularly monitoring vendor pricing, availability and terms.

Ability to work in fast paced, manufacturing environment with constant changes, manage several projects at once, demonstrates the ability to come up with creative approaches to complex challenges.

Develop and maintain vendor relations. Worked closely with quality control to resolve vendor return issues and reconcile vendor returns.

Complete each purchasing requisition by soliciting and analyzing quotation and selecting the vendor negotiating price, terms, and other buying considerations such as Inco-terms.

Worked with Engineering, FMC standards, and vendors to improve cost and design.

Expedite and coordinate the delivery with internal customers to achieve and maintain a high degree of communication and coordination with internal departments to ensure a high level of service.

Perform necessary adjustment to MRP generated weekly purchase requisitions for assigned parts/commodities by reviewing duplications, error messages and accuracy of forecast models.

Perform analytic study/monitoring, forecast, and necessary SAP parameter adjustments for assigned commodity to ensure efficiency-buying at the right time, quantity, cost and vendor.

Job Title: Buyer II Promoted to Buyer III

Company: FMC Technologies, Inc

Duration: 7/05 to 7/07

Prepare and issue Purchase Orders and amendments and manage supplier acknowledgements, ensuring the output is accurate and error free.

Prepare and launch open and closed invitation to bids using SAP. Expedite responses and serve as the single point-of-contact for Supplier questions.

Create, maintain and expedite, if needed, purchase orders for fast-moving parts assigned to my commodity.

Manage and close all issues on claims and returns such as overage, shortage, damage return, and discrepancy parts.

Provide data for inquiries on parts availability, list price, demand/consumption, and status/history (superseded, discontinued, minimum quantity order, etc).

Ensure purchase order acknowledgement-confirmation, cancellation, manage invoices and purchase orders for billing.

Job Title: Department Procurement Assistant Promoted to Buyer II

Company: FMC Technologies, Inc

Duration: 12/99 to 7/05

Convert requisitions to purchase orders for senior buyers, provide DBI's (Data Base Information) and drawings to suppliers, obtain proper approval signatures.

Notify suppliers of ECN's (Engineering Change Notices) changes on specifications.

Work with product teams and/or other procurement staff to generate RFQ's (Request for quotation) for new or modified parts.

Notify and track Quality Notifications for suppliers and buyers.

Expedite delivery by contacting vendors and logistics to ensure parts and equipment are delivered by a specified delivery date.

Responsible for Vendor management data for adding all new suppliers/vendors and employees in the SAP/R3 system on the Manufacturing and AP side, also maintaining accurate information, updating information for existing suppliers and adding EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) banking information into SAP.

Run weekly and monthly Takt time reports for Materials Management Department.


2006-2014 – FMC Training Center @ Lone Star College Campus

1983-1984 - Lone Star College

1983 – Graduated Klein Forest High school


Experienced SAP knowledge for 8+ years.

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Outlook, Word and Excel). PC skills including spreadsheets, pivot tables and word processing.

Strong negotiation and cost analysis skills.

Able to recognize contractual requirements and variances from standards and procedures to ensure compliance.

Strong analytical skills, strong oral and written communication skills.

Work under minimum supervision on assignments, requiring initiative, originality and ingenuity. Receive objectives and guidelines for projects. Develop solutions to non-recurring problems by independently analyzing, interpreting and evaluating various precedents and data.

Detail-oriented, highly motivated with ability to effectively manage time.

Strong knowledge of ERP systems and thorough understanding of MRP and MPS processes.

Flexible and able to work on my own initiative, deal with more than one project at a time, can work under pressure and tight deadlines, and prioritize tasks accordingly.

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