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Manager Purchasing

Houston, TX
March 24, 2021

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Houston, Texas ***** 713-***-****

Accomplished Procurement Professional

Driven leader who exemplifies professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects with twenty-five years of experience as a Procurement professional. Continuously striving to reduce procurement cost to improve the profitability for the company.

Core Competencies

Experienced Negotiator / Process Improvement / Revenue Optimization / Training and Mentoring / Strategic Planning / Revenue Optimization / Conflict Resolution / Collaboration / Communication / Project Management / Data Analysis / Microsoft Navision / Microsoft Office / ReqLogic.


Purchasing Manager – August 2018 to March 2020

Orion Drilling

Planned and lead in all facets of purchasing material for up to 13 rigs and for ordering all capital equipment.

Implemented SPA pricing across the company for 10% - 20% savings for rig supplies.

Negotiated bulk pricing for Capital Equipment parts that saved the company 10% - 15% savings.

Implemented procedures for suppliers to increase on-time deliveries to our warehouse by 70%.

Project’s Buyer – May 2017 to August 2018

Trinidad Drilling / Ensign Drilling

Lead and implemented all facets of purchasing material for multiple projects under construction for Trinidad.

Set up cost saving measures for a three quote bid process that saved the company between $25,000.00 and $50,000.00 each month.

Implemented an on-time delivery procedure with suppliers to receive a weekly update on all open orders for the projects group. The projects became more on-time each month with this procedure to get our rigs out on time. On-time deliveries before this procedure were very low.

Negotiate better pricing for multi-projects that helped company reduce 5% - 40% cost reductions.

Standardized with repair companies for the best hourly rates and overtime rates to utilize 20% - 25% savings. Stopped using companies that charged more for the same services.

Purchasing Manager September 2003 to September 2016

Independence Contract Drilling / IDM Equipment / Global Energy Services

Lead all facets of purchasing materials for the construction and maintenance of land rigs. Ran day-to-day operations of purchasing and worked diligently to maintain buying power.

Maintained spreadsheets on the MS NAV system for budgets and project costs to implement 10% - 15% cost savings from the data analysis.

Implemented purchasing policies, procedures, guidelines and established buying limits. Followed API guidelines for purchasing material. SPA pricing saved company 15% - 20%.

During 2015, ICD ordered materials for a six rig package. Material costs were $10 to $15 million for each rig. Approximately two months later, the market took a downward turn and I had to move the dates of materials out a couple of years. Negotiated with suppliers and move 70% of our purchases to 2017. Also was able to cancel 20% of these orders. This was a monumental cost savings & cash flow positive for ICD.

Purchasing Manager September 1996 to May 2003

Cates Control Solutions

Started with Cates Control Solutions as a System Administrator / Buyer. Within one year was promoted to Procurement Manager.

Negotiated with distributors for bulk pricing and was able to save company anywhere between 5% and 25% savings.

Led purchasing group to maintain budgets and goals to be able to complete an 80% ratio while staying in budget.

Responsible for all purchases for Cates, which ranged in between $3 to $5 million.


Control Data Institute Houston, Texas Graduated 1989 (Computer Programming)

Waltrip Senior High School Houston, Texas Graduated 1980

Community Service

Participated in various 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons benefiting organizations such as Wounded Warrior Project, Children’s Miracle Network and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Additional Relevant Information

Orion Drilling, Corpus Christi, TX – Purchasing Manager

Trinidad Drilling / Ensign Drilling, Houston, TX – Project’s Buyer

Independence Contract Drilling / IDM Equipment, Houston, TX – Purchasing Manager

Cates Control Solutions, Houston, TX – Purchasing Manager

Entre Computers, Houston, TX – Computer Hardware and System Technician


References available upon request.

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