Contract Administrator April 2009 to CurrentSan Mateo County Transit District － San Carlos, CA
Prepare and complete time sensitive contract administration tasks, determine project requirements and write comprehensive proposals for RFP's, RFQ's and IFB's.
Plan, develop, and establish the contractual strategy for the overall acquisition of goods and services.
Analyze and provide clarification on contract terms; write contract technical specifications and amendments and ensure compliance with agreement from project start date to project execution.
Project liaison with other divisions, departments and outside agencies to educate, negotiate and resolve issues and preparing recommendations for organizational action.
Advise District of contractual rights and obligations and provide interpretation of terms and conditions.
Prepare written recommendations for the Executive Committee and Board members.
Serves as Project Manager for District Bus Maintenance Department Projects.
Interface with legal, operations, maintenance and contracting personal.
Extensive track record for successful bidding and vendor selection for contracts in excess of $20 Million.
Familiar with Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Buyer/Planner May 2006 to April 2009Gillig Corporation － Hayward, CA
Negotiate and manage multi year / multi million dollar contracts with suppliers.
Set up Statement of Work, negotiated Change Orders and place Purchase Orders.
Produce Service Level Agreements for Hardware and Services.
Conduct competitive bid negotiations, solicit and evaluate supplier proposals and award contracts.
Manage performance of suppliers, driving continuous improvement in areas of quality, cost and service.
Develop new supply sources when vendors are inadequate or supplies are out of stock.
Interface with departments to ensure materials and services are procured in an efficient and effective manner to meet department schedules and requirements in a lean manufacturing environment.
Responsible for establishing ongoing cost advantages through the development of strategic relationships, programs and initiatives with key vendors and suppliers.
Participate in short term and long term procurement planning strategies.
Track trends and reports, and respond to supply market conditions and forecast.
December 2003 to May 2005Farmers Insurance Company － Pleasanton, CA
Northern California Claims Representative - Homeowners Reviewed contract documentation, negotiate business terms and conditions and pricing to ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures.
Identified and recommend solutions for vendor issues.
Created proposals for improved vendor performance.
Provided developmental and training opportunities for team members; monitored ongoing performance; communicated expectations and results on a regular basis; maintained good communications within region.
Maintained Vendor Management Program within the Farmers Flooring Program to ensure that vendors are managed in a consistent manner.
Managed personnel matters such as resource planning, training, performance evaluation and corrective counseling as needed.
Produced management reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis for senior management.
Defined, resolved, and communicated vendor management data trends and issues to Farmers Insurance Senior Management.
Project Manager June 1999 to November 2003Ram Communications － Alameda, CA
Managed the procurement of subcontracts including the management of cost, pricing, schedule and performance parameters.