*Mr. Valentin Mata*
I am a dynamic individual, who works well in high pressure short-lead-time
environments. I am a top talent, highly experienced, Commodity Manager with
extensive negotiating and international business experience, who enjoys
building business relationships through professional courtesy and respect,
with a passion for problem solving.
*Microvision, Inc. (Consumer Electronics/R&D Company) **Redmond, WA*
*April 2007 to January 2011*
Broad and extensive supply chain experience, including strategic sourcing
of relevant raw and semi-finished materials, and components, for new
product introduction, high volume production, and prototype development.
Experience negotiating comprehensive domestic and international detailed
supplier contracts with both vendors and contract manufacturers, including
strong attention to intellectual property protection.
Exceptional leadership experience particularly in complex international
and cross functional teams worldwide for production planning/forecasting
and product lifecycle management.
Performed in depth cost modeling and benchmarking exercises to report and
present operational business strategies to executive level teams.
Internally championed and communicated commodity strategy for companywide
cost-reduction goals resulting in a per production unit total cost savings
Extensive domestic and international travel (25%) for supplier management,
contract and pricing negotiations, supplier audits, conflict resolution,
and new supplier selection.
Diverse commodity management experience in Micro-Electro Mechanical
Systems (MEMS), PCBs, ICs, ASICs, Flex, Machined Mechanical, Test Stations,
SLA, Injection Molding, Magnets, Wafers, Micro-Mirrors, Optics, MIM,
Chemical Epoxies, and Chemical Coatings, Haptic and Capacitive touch
systems, and Product Packaging.
*Kasea Trading Company, LTD.* *(OEM Motorsports-Import/Export Company)
*Operations and Warranty Manager**
*August 2003 to August 2004 *
Operations Manager with a priority to complete the reorganization and
streamlining of department, eliminating massive backlog of warranty claims
and product order fulfillment.
Part-time buyer fulfilling parts inventories for national service and
sales, purchase order placement, and management through MRP systems and
Supervised several direct reports within the Logistics and Inventory
Assisted Marketing and Sales team for national product demonstrations and
Interacted with customers, communicating product and brand image for
improved public relations and brand awareness.
Pacific Lutheran University, Bachelor of Arts degree in Business
Administration with an emphasis in operations, December 2006.
Green River Community College, Associate in Arts degree, May 2003.
*Supplemental Skills *
Basic Six Sigma training and extensive ISO 9000, 9001 experience.
Comprehensive knowledge of lean manufacturing processes. Base understanding
of ITAR and MIL-SPEC requirements for machined mechanical components. Base
knowledge of RoHS compliance for electronic components. High degree of
experience reading engineering drawings and work instructions.
*Software Proficiency (PC/Mac*)
Solidworks, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, FrontPage, Adobe Acrobat,
Adobe Photoshop, basic HTML, Microsoft Dynamics AX MRP, SmarTeam document
management, CostPoint ERP, SharePoint, WordPress, Skype, and WebEx.