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Purchasing Professional

Banning, CA, 92220
August 13, 2012

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Banning, CA **220

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Professional buyer in corporate wide commodity procurement, turnkey and outsourcing programs. Experienced in ISO9001 programs, JIT production, supplier performance evaluation programs, supplier quality programs and contract negotiation. Experienced in precision machined parts/sheet metal, raw materials, electronic components, capital equipment, packaging and facility/maintenance support. Also experienced in production floor planning, provide blueprint reading skills, demand flow production skills and vendor sourcing skills. Seeking a position to utilize my expertise in procurement/materials/project management.


Spirax Sarco / Emco Flow Meters, Longmont, CO September 2009-February 2011


Emco Flow Meters manufactures flow tubes for steam, gas and liquid applications (avg. unit price $100K). Responsibilities include scheduling orders from inside sales, creating internal production work orders and placed purchase orders with vital suppliers associated with production of main company product. Also planned and procured MRP requirements using AS400 and then upgrading to JD Edwards. Position required excellent organizational skills, customer focus and logistics. Commodities included fabricated parts (machined/sheet metal) cable assemblies, fittings, PC boards, turnkey assemblies, distributor components and engineering support.

Mikron Technology Group, Aurora, CO January 2007 - January 2009

Senior Buyer / Project Administrator

Mikron manufactures high dollar automated assembly equipment used in the automotive, medical, consumer and electronics industries (avg. unit price $500K). Responsibilities included the procurement of all distribution components, fabricated parts, raw material and services required to support the assembly and test of these tools. I purchased raw metals, set up internal work orders, scheduled shop production and tracked labor hours. As each tool is custom built, all bills of material had to be entered, released, purchased and maintained per schedule requirements.

Timing Solutions Corp., Boulder, CO August 2005 -October 2006

Senior Buyer

Timing Solutions provides precise timing and measurement equipment for military and commercial applications (avg. unit price $50K). Position is responsible for the support and procurement for all materials and services required in building this equipment. Daily activities include supplier management, engineering interface, planning and purchase of parts using MRP including precision sheet metal, machined parts, cable assemblies, power supplies and the outsourcing of PC board assemblies.

Aspect Systems, Inc., Chandler, AZ August 2004 - April 2005

Senior Buyer

ASI refurbishes equipment used in the semiconductor industry comprised of older technology but still relied upon by many worldwide companies. Position is responsible for the support and procurement of two divisions for all materials and services required for the refurbishment of these semiconductor tools. Daily activities include management interface, supplier management, logistics and worldwide spares support. I also create, negotiate and manage purchase orders from issuance through payment and closure. Additional activities include the development of alternate sourcing for older tools/obsolete materials and management of material issues to maintain data accuracy in purchasing material planning documents.

Kelley Services, Air Products & Chemicals, Gilbert, AZ Dec. 2003 - Aug. 2004

Contractor/Technical Buyer

Responsible for the procurement of all products and support for refurbishment of semiconductor capital equipment both on a sub-contract and turnkey basis. Develop purchase agreements and supply contracts for supplier maintained inventory. Maintain all reorder quantity analysis, inventory planning and ROP buy actions as required to support production. Develop additional or alternative sources of supply in order to improve cost, delivery and quality as required. Developed continuous improvement metrics and reporting systems for quality rejects, cycle time, on time delivery and cost savings.

KLA - Tencor, San Jose, CA July 1996 - April 2003

Commodity Manager

March 2001 - April 2003

KLA-Tencor manufactures capital equipment for the semiconductor industry (avg. unit price $1M). Position was responsible for the planning and procurement of high dollar wafer handling equipment. Activities included corporate contracts/materials interface, supplier management, logistics, worldwide spares support, maintenance of inventory levels, excess and obsolete material and cost reduction programs.

Purchasing Supervisor

January 2000 - March 2001

I was a working manager supervising five buyers. I attended all staff, production, shipping, service spares and ECO meetings. I was also responsible for planning and the procurement of critical precision machined parts, sheet metal, ceramic fingers and pneumatic board assemblies to Demand Flow Technology using Oracle MRP. Experienced in blanket purchase agreements, Kan Ban replenishment systems and automatic replenishments using bar code labeling as a signal to the supplier. Previous experience includes printed circuit boards, motor assemblies, cable harnesses and cable assemblies done on both a turnkey and outsourcing basis.

Senior Buyer

July 1996 - January 2000

Responsible for all production, engineering and service purchases including precision machined parts, sheet metal, capital equipment and cable assemblies. Key player in the implementation of the DFT program and maintenance inventory levels per purchasing policies and procedures. Resolved receiving and accounting issues as required. Participated in the training of junior level buyers.

Tegal Corporation, Petaluma, CA September 1988 - May 1996

Senior Buyer

Responsible for the planning and procurement of critical dollar items including sheet metal, enclosures, precision machined parts, test fixtures, valves, fittings and pneumatics utilizing MRP. Experienced in the development, analysis and negotiation of RFQ activities on high dollar programs and product design modifications. Actively participated in MRB and experienced in resolving problems associated with quality rejects, rework, shortages and invoicing discrepancies. Provided strong negotiation skills, new product introduction and cost reduction program experience. Working knowledge of JIT, Kan Ban and pull system requirements. Experienced in supplier performance programs such as report cards and quarterly reviews. Experienced in purchase agreements, blanket orders, contracts and multiple commodity buying.


De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

Concentration: Business, Procurement

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