Innovative manufacturing executive with extensive experience managing procurement processes, procedures, operations, and overall business planning. Skilled at successfully building and managing accomplished purchasing, estimating, production, and accounting teams. Continually focused on improving processes to increase production and efficiency, while decreasing spending and inventory stores. Effective negotiator, adept at building relationships with vendors that save costs, ensure on-time deliveries, and guarantee quality according to customer and organization standards.
Cost Savings Procedures
Vendor Relationship Building
Staff Training & Leadership
Business strategy, Problem solving
Strong Team Developer and Leader
Inventory and Supply Chain
Just in Time” Purchasing
Accounting, MS Office Suite, Sales
Accounts Receivables, Microsoft Office, Shipping
Ambulance, Office, Staff Training
Business strategy, Negotiation, Strategic
Hardware, Operations Management, Supervising
Contracts, Developer, Supply Chain
Customer satisfaction, Order management, Team management
Delivery, Organizational, Time Management
Product development, Policies
ERP, Problem solving
Financial analysis, Production Management
Hiring, Project Management
Inventory Management, Quality
Inventory, Quality Assurance
Invoicing, Quality Control
Lighting, Relationship Building
Excel spreadsheets, Safety
Enumerator08/2020 to Current United States Census Bureau – Long Beach, CA .
Conduct survey interviews with households in Los Angeles County.
Enter data in portable device.
Educate participants on the scope and importance of the Census.
Purchasing Manager05/2010 to 08/2018 EMERGENCY VEHICLE GROUP, INC – Anaheim, CA .
Quality emergency vehicle (Fire and Rescue, Ambulance) sales, service, and parts providers.
Utilized ERP software to create, track, and analyze Purchasing and Inventory levels.
Directed Service and Purchasing department operations, including recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and team management of 12-15 employees in Purchasing, Parts Sales, Emergency Vehicle Repairs, Estimating, Invoicing, and Accounting.
Responsible for up to $150,000.00 of purchasing per month.
Led procurement of industry specific components and materials for manufacturing and installation.
Established relationships with diverse vendors for communications equipment, vehicle electrical and lighting components, sheet metal fabrication, and vehicle chassis.
Supervised Inventory levels and the Supply Chain.
Developed procedures to implement “Just in Time” procurement processes and policies for components and materials to arrive without delay for manufacture while minimizing inventory stores.
Tracked orders to prevent delays in production and delivery to customers.
Assured lead times were considered upon order placement.
Point of final approval for the ordering of necessary goods and services and purchase details of orders and deliveries.
Sought out and devised successful sourcing strategies by way of joining in business and organizational strategies and partnerships with vendors.
Purchase order management and Order tracking.
Supervised the process of Inventory Management and provided analytics to ensure optimum stock levels of all materials to ship orders without delays to maximize their skills.
Focused on purchasing high quality and competitively priced materials and components.
Trained employees within the Purchasing and Production units.
Negotiated pricing on large equipment purchases.
15+ years procurement management experience.
Utilized Microsoft Office/MS Office Suite on a regular basis.
Was involved in Production planning, assembly and product development.
Worked with leadership team to develop business strategy.
Worked with Finance and Accounting department including financial analysis of Accounts Receivables reports.
Ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
Managed the strategic sourcing team.
Processed request for quotes (RFQ) and bid preparation.
Adhered to strict principles of Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Time Management.
Strong experience with production management in the emergency/specialty vehicle market.
Practiced the principles of Lean manufacturing.
Managed and lead employees to increase company profitability.
Generated weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports on purchasing operations.
Wrote standard operating procedures for department.
Devised and executed annual purchasing plans and contracts.
Performed monthly reconciliation of open purchasing orders.
Improved inspection policies to increase quality of raw materials and finished goods.
PURCHASING/OPERATIONS MANAGER06/1997 to 12/2009 MASTER BODY WORKS, INC – South Gate, CA .
A custom truck equipment manufacturing company.
Oversaw organization purchasing, including negotiation of vendor terms and discounts, product sourcing (steel, aluminum, electronics, hardware, hydraulics, water pumps, and tools/shop equipment), and purchasing processes and procedures.
Ensured quality and reliable delivery times in finished goods from single source vendors.
Led and managed office assistants in order tracking, ensuring follow up on back orders and late orders.
Maintained plant equipment to ensure consistent operations.
Developed and executed employee safety and Haz Mat training.
Continuously and creatively sourced and developed new vendor relationships to efficiently meet company's progressive needs on a per job basis.
Developed and executed "Just in Time" purchasing plans based on consistent communication with Production to determine raw materials or component requirement time lines to maintain and improve productivity.
Developed Excel spreadsheets and Quickbook reports to improve tracking and communication, reduced inventories, and increased cash flows.
Managed Parts department, developing distributor accounts with L.A.
County Fire and L.A.
Reduced unnecessary inventories by purchasing and shipping on a per sales order basis.
Led Service department in addressing calls for technical help, warranty requests, and service/repair requests.
Quoted costs and scheduled all service, installation, and repair jobs, supervising to ensure customer satisfaction.
Managed warranty problems to reduce cost outlays.
Master of Arts: PsychologySAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY-
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT FULLERTON-
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Companies Worked For:
United States Census Bureau
EMERGENCY VEHICLE GROUP, INC
MASTER BODY WORKS, INC
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT FULLERTON
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