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Purchasing Professional

Location:
Londonderry, New Hampshire, 03053, United States
Salary:
75000
Posted:
March 28, 2011

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DOUGLAS J. DeCOSTA

P.O. Box ****** Huse Road ● Londonderry, NH 03053 ● 603-***-****

zp73l5@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Purchasing professional with 10-plus years of extensive experience in procurement. Responsible for purchasing, planning, and inventory control of manufacturing materials. Multi-talented individual with a proven problem-solving and quality performance skill set.

Purchasing

● Increased volume outputs 400% and established long-term supplier contracts resulting in reducing costs 15-25%.

● Established multiple vendor/supplier network improving quality, delivery, and price.

● Experienced and knowledgeable with JIT, MRP II, MAPICS II, TQM, ASK MAN-MAN, BPCS, Oracle, MS Office, Kanban,5S,Lean Manufacturing, SixSigma, ITAR,FAR/DFAR and ISO 9000 qual audits.

● Improved monthly quality rating from 85% to 99% by introducing TQM approach to cell manufacturing unit.

● Interfaced and successfully developed inter-relationships with all levels of account management.

● Provided problem-solving resolution focus for documentation, suppliers and quality issues.

Supplier Relations

● Developed excellent supplier relationships that established a reputation for successfully procuring hard-to-get material in a timely fashion.

● Established long-term relationships with key suppliers/accounts.

● Provided technical interface between suppliers/customers, quality, and manufacturing.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DTC Communications, Inc., Nashua, NH 2008 – Present

Leader in Surveillance RF Equipment Technologies

NPI Senior Buyer. Support all new product development for Engineering, all commodities, mechanical, sheet metal, plastics, gaskets, machined parts, brazed & welded, plated, finished protective coating, label, & castings, electro-mechanical contract manufacturing and electronic components. Make buy decisions and multiple quoting efforts, processes as well as quantity and delivery. In addition, support other production purchases as well to support team and staff to complete the materials effort, reporting to all levels of management.

SYMMETRICOM, Beverly, MA 2002 – 2008

Leader in Atomic Clock Technologies

Supply Chain Specialist. Managed strategic and tactical component procurement activities. Negotiated, developed and implemented business strategies around supply chain consolidation, cost reduction, new products introduction and early supplier involvement, quality improvement, supplier assessment and associated supplier rating systems. Responsible for the management and creation of the contractual and business relationship of all segments of the supply chain providing raw materials for the manufacturing and distribution of an “end use” product.

STRATUS TECHNOLOGIES, Maynard, MA 1999 – 2002

Leader in Fault Tolerant Servers

Commodity Manager. Managed contract manufacturing in PC board and module builds for new product development. Responsibilities included managing total cost of ownership for both product cost and NRE from concept through volume production. Managed the procurement, planning and inventory control of Printed Circuit Bare Boards, PCB assemblies, the components that are on the boards, and the relationship with the contract manufacturer. Implemented strategic plans related to suppliers to support hardware development goals. Negotiated standard contractual agreements to support divisional needs. Participated in supplier selection and managed current vendor base by analyzing ongoing vendor performance. Responsible for meeting key performance measurements, including on-time delivery, quality, inventory, and purchase price variance.

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TRI-STAR TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY, Methuen, MA 1995 – 1999

Contract Manufacturer

Purchasing Agent. In charge of printed circuit boards, assembly and box build, and selling to OEMs. Responsible for electronic components, mechanical, and sub-contract parts for new product introduction.

CONCURRENT COMPUTER CORPORATION, Westford, MA 1991 – 1995

Computer Manufacturer

Purchasing Agent. Responsible for all purchases made at the Westford facility. Supported R&D, Engineering, and New Product Development. Reported to corporate. Collaborated with Contract Manufacturing, which resulted in cost reduction and improved performance, ASIC, PCB, box build, new product introduction, molded plastics, sheet metal, machined parts, printed circuit boards, and electronic components. Trained in TQM discipline.

ANALOGIC CORPORATION, Danvers, MA 1982 – 1991

High-Tech Medical Equipment Manufacturer

Purchasing Manager. Managed a staff of 14 professionals, procuring all sub-contract, PC Boards, mechanical, molded plastics, sheet metal, cable assemblies, machined parts, SMT contract manufacturing, and custom-designed products. Negotiated annual agreements and contracts. Responsible for new MRP system introduction and monthly PPV for $35 million in purchases.

GOULD, INC. (MODICON DIVISION), Andover, MA 1978 – 1982

Programmable Controller Manufacturers

Purchasing Supervisor. Responsible for eight staff members in the procurement of electronic components, mechanical and custom-manufactured products, as well as all subcontracts. Negotiated all contracts.

Senior Buyer/Planner. Responsible for the buying and planning of power supplies, peripherals, printers, CRTs, custom-designed electronic components, and most A items. Bought and planned (from bi-weekly MRP) all sheet metal, castings (sand, investment), machined parts, plastic moldings (injection, thermo formed, etc.), printed circuit boards and backplanes, customer-designed electronic components, and most A items, all sheet metal, castings, machined parts, and plastic molded parts.

EDUCATION

B.S., Business Management, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA

A.S., Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Purchasing Management Program

Gould Corporate Training Center, Rolling Meadows, IL

Electronics and Data Processing Development Program

Co-op collaborative between Digital Equipment Corp. and U.S. Air Force, Westfield, MA

U.S. Citizen, USAF, Secret Clearance



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