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Manager Supply Chain

West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401, United States
October 25, 2010

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Gerardo Medina


Accomplished, bilingual (Spanish and English) engineer/MBA with significant experience in purchasing, supply chain, logistics, inventory control, customs and traffic in the automotive industry such as General Motors and Bridgestone Firestone. Academic and practical knowledge in marketing, and general accounting. Assertive, pro-active and results focused. Work experience in Latin America and North America, performing negotiations with suppliers in Asia, Latin America, Europe, North America and Middle East.

Professional Experience

TBC Corporation 10/2010-Present


General Accountant Intern

 Prepare account analysis

 Gathering backup for analysis and customer claims

 Monthly Expense analysis

 Special projects, as required

 Support taxation issues

 Develop and maintain financial data bases

Palm Beach Atlantic University 02/2010-Present


Building Manager

Assist the administrative staff with the daily management of the Greene Complex, working to ensure the safe and effective operation of the facility. To provide a variety of services including supervise fitness center, front desk, event set ups, and facility inspections.

Bridgestone Firestone Venezolana 06/2008 - 08/2009

Venezuela -

Import Purchasing Manager

 Supervise the procurement for all raw materials involved in the tires production and also responsible for purchasing of tires from Asia, North America and Latin America.

 Supervise and prepare inventory, budgets, and forecast reports.

 Negotiate price and terms with suppliers.

 Work with quality and engineering departments to comply with the organization quality standards and develop new suppliers.

 SAP user for supply chain module.

General Motors Venezuela 02/2002 – 05/2008 Venezuela -

Creativity Team Lead Buyer For Latin America, Africa and Middle East

 Negotiate price and conditions with local and international suppliers.

 Perform commercial and quality assessment to suppliers.

 Kept up with emerging trends, changes in the market, price trends and expected trends for steel market.

 Negotiated agreements and programs with key vendors, generating $2 Million in savings.

 Member of the Shock Absorbers Global Purchasing Team and Supply Chain.

 Responsible to supervise budget and purchasing operations for shocks absorbers in General Motors plants located in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa

 SAP user for supply chain module and GPS (Global Purchasing System)

Quínduvensa 2001-2002


Operations Manager

 Supervise production and quality control departments.

 Form part of investigative and development team.

 Optimize production processes in plant.

 Technical assistance for clients.

 Develop products of mass consumption.

Quínduvensa 1998 – 2000


Assistant to Production Manager

 Program chemical product production.

 Supervise production process is properly conducted.

 Optimize stages along the production line.

 Receive raw materials used in production.



Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach-USA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 09/2009 – 12/ 2010

Universidad Tecnológica del Centro Valencia-Venezuela

Master in Finance 2002 - 2006

Universidad de Carabobo Valencia-Venezuela

Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering 1995 - 2000

Fluent in Spanish and English, basic Portuguese level.

References Monica Coon

General Motors

Senior Buyer - Cradles-chassis systems

Warren, Mi


Reginald Humphrey

General Motors

Supply Chain Engineering Manager



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