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Austin, TX, 78749
August 28, 2012

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Cynthia L. Sullivan

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Highly motivated, high energy, innovative, focused, well-organized, and experienced professional. Team oriented management style. Recognized for an exceptional ability to successfully manage operations, processes and implement organizational improvements.


08/2007 - 06/2012 Advanced Micro Devices – Austin, TX – Capital Project Buyer / DIMM Coordinator/R&D Project Coordinator

Capital Project Buyer supporting Research & Design (R&D) labs by quarterly budgets per project supporting AMD Austin/ATI Markham, Canada Validation Labs Strategic Sourcing

Procured R&D Validation Lab expense by quarterly projects supporting AMD Austin/ATI Markham, Canada Strategic Sourcing

Worked with Cost Center Managers, Project Managers, & Finance with allocated budgeted dollars by quarterly projects

Procured DIMM requirements for all AMD R&D worldwide sites liaison with OEM manufacturers Samsung, Micron, Elpida, & Hynix

Processed & maintained AMD internal database Valid importing updates Excel file on share point with new & revised DIMM attributes

Responsible for developing and managing strategic supplier relationships procurement for all of AMD R&D Request Services processing orders in SAP Shopping Carts

Maintained quarterly bid process & negotiate cost reduction with strategic & new vendors

Identify cost-savings & process improvement opportunities

Monitor the shipment of goods from suppliers to insure timely delivery

Primary contact and liaison with communication between suppliers and customers

Work with Accounting/Receiving resolving discrepancies issues effectively on a regular basis

Maintain quarterly KPI charts for group performance and data analysis

09/2006 - 07/2007 Solectron, Inc. – Austin, TX – Technical Buyer/Planner

Indefinite contract with Aerotek – accepted position with AMD closer to home

Projects/Customer handling – NEC/Stratus US and Japan, Agere, McData

Maintain quarterly bid process & negotiate cost reduction for NPI R&D projects

Interface with Engineers to maintain & procure all ECO changes for customers builds

Responsible for coordination, tracking, and reporting of project plans and milestones

Weekly conference calls with key customers to ensure total product effectiveness and efficiency

Maintained in Excel BOMs procuring all integrated components, PCB’s, hardware, chassis, etc for customers builds

Maintained all reports for production management

Maintain inventory analysis for production planning

Responsible for the coordination, tracking and reporting of production planning

09/2004 - 09/2006 Tokyo Electron America – Austin, TX – IPO Technical Buyer

Kelly Services – 12 month assignment

Maintain purchase orders IPO Material and maintain on LiveLink/Crystal Reports

Purchase all necessary parts for production build supporting the factory in Japan

Prepare RFQ for suppliers and potential suppliers

Submit quotes to TEA customers

Negotiate contract with suppliers and finalizing contracts

Prepare and submit forecast to all TEA suppliers

Prepare all open order status reports for all suppliers

Reconciled open invoices with accounts payable

06/2000 - 06/2004 Liebherr Nenzing Crane Co., Houston, TX – Offshore Spare Parts Manager/Buyer-Planner

Reason for leaving – relocated to Austin, TX

Procured mechanical & electrical spare parts for Offshore cranes division covering North America and South America

Point of contact for mechanical and electrical machine parts with customers Transocean, Halliburton, Pride, Ensco, etc.

Responsible for communicating processes to suppliers, ensuring the suppliers meet our requirements to provide products that meet our quality cost and needs

Communicate to the factory implemented designs, process or specification changes and compliance

Maintained Excel spreadsheet to track all monthly/quarterly performances & inventory items

Maintained all purchase orders/sales orders/invoicing/expediting to customers and suppliers on MRP BaaN

Deviation waiver and Quality Notification follow-up and corrective action responsibility

Interfaced with suppliers on shortages and negotiate pricing with current and new suppliers

Performed trend analysis and corrective action process for all repetitive quality issues.

Performed all functions purchasing, invoicing, accounts payable, and account receivable

Accomplishments: Developed and implemented the purchasing department for the Houston Office. Structured and coordinated with the parent company in Europe on a MRP system called BaaN. Gained strong relationship with existing and potential future customers.

06/1995 - 08/1999 Solectron Texas, Austin, TX – Production Planner

Reason for leaving – relocated to the Houston area

MRP system used SAP

Maintained all Bill of Material for New Design Services Production Builds

Purchased PC boards and integrated components for customers production builds

Imported all Bills of Materials from text format into Excel spreadsheets to maintain shortages and overages

Supervised and coordinated with warehouse for inventory control

Review all supplier metrics & work. Make recommendations for additions and removal from the supplier approval list.

Purchased all needed materials to complete build for on-time-delivery

Maintain KanBan inventory for production planning

Interfaced with TPM’s on Production scheduling

Interfaced with Project Managers status of production builds

Negotiated pricing with OEM, Distributors, and Manufacturers

Accomplishments: Involved with the TPM’s and Project Managers to implement a system in Excel to monitor all shortages and overages to provide an on-time-delivery requirements for the customer.

07/1992 – 05/1995 Motorola Manufacturing Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Buyer

Tad Technical

Reason for leaving – relocated to Texas

MRP’s Oracle maintained (Integrated Circuits, PC boards, sheet metal, etc.)

Maintain by-weekly and quarterly inventory control for excess material on Microsoft Access

Interfaced with suppliers, distributors and vendors

Negotiated pricing with OEM, Distributors, and Manufacturers

Responsible for communicating processes to suppliers, ensuring the suppliers process meet our requirements to provide products that meet our quality cost and delivery needs

Performed accounts payable with cooperate office Peachtree


Tarrant County Junior College - Associates of Arts Graduated 1983

CPIM – Master Planning Resources & Execution Control and Operations

Member of APICS

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