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Manager Management

Kent, WA, 98031
August 28, 2012

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*Mr. Valentin Mata*

****** ***th Ave., S.E. Kent, WA 98031*

*Mobile: 206-***-*****

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*Personal Summary*

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.

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*Microvision, Inc. (Consumer Electronics/R&D Company) **Redmond, WA*

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*Commodity Manager


*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

of $400k.

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)

Seattle, WA*

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*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.

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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 *

Bilingual English/Spanish

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.

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