Inventory Management Negotiations & Contract Management Sourcing strategy & Competitive bidding Total Cost Analysis Certified professional buyer with extensive experience in supply base management and lean manufacturing. Demonstrated expertise in supply chain cost management in a variety of industries, including Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics and General Manufacturing. Excellent communicator and tenacious negotiator with strong analytical and cross-functional skills.
Planner/Buyer April 2014 to CurrentMAXIMA TECHNOLOGIESManaging inventories at the aggregate and individual item level and analyzing supply and demand patterns. Forecasting inventory levels for the next fiscal quarter. Reporting to management every month on supplier delivery performance and sales forecast vs. actual sales. Negotiating with suppliers delivery dates, cancellation of firm purchase orders and payment terms. Revising and updating static information in the ERP system such as cumulative lead time, minimum order quantity, price and safety stock for critical inventory items. Working on a project to minimize expediting freight costs.
Planner/Buyer August 2013 to December 2013MEDTRONIC, Tijuana, B.CWorked with the global demand planner on setting up the demand management data in the ERP system to drive production and materials planning for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve family product to automate the planning process. Participated in Sales and Operations Planning meetings and provided updates to senior management on the supply plan. Developed inventory plans for purchased items and modified reorder points for consumption based planning material. Negotiated with suppliers delivery dates and expedite fees to support the launching of the commercial valves for the U.S. market next year.
Regional Commodity Buyer October 2009 to May 2012KEY SAFETY SYSTEMS, CdLed negotiation with air bag fabric supplier and OEM customer to meet market demand resulting in $4.6K of cost avoidance in expedite fees and on-time delivery. Negotiated consignment contracts with major fabric suppliers and supported in the administration of such agreements. Resolved and negotiated daily supply disruption risk issues for several production material categories. Indirect Commodity Manager Achieved $170K savings through resourcing, leveraging and direct negotiation of MRO commodity and capital equipment expenditures. Attained a $24K cost avoidance by resourcing wood pallets to local supplier. Completed an economic order quantity analysis for cutting pads resulting in $12K annual savings in our steering wheel operations. Concluded negotiations with sewing machine spare parts manufacturer resulting in $6K annual savings. Implemented centralization strategy for indirect purchases for North America Division Worked on resourcing & leveraging projects for packaging, chemicals and waste management & environmental services Tracked indirect purchasing department's service and presented weekly operational metrics to purchasing director Rationalized supply base through multi-site contracts and consolidation of purchases
Certification : OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTINSTITUTE OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENTINSTITUTE OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) Certification March 2009 THE ASSOCIATION FOR OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Certification : Accounting and Business AdministrationINSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS FINANCIEROSINSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS FINANCIEROS, Cd. Juarez, Mx. Technical Certification in Accounting and Business Administration August 1995
Bachelor of Arts : Electronic Media Communications and FrenchUNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO － El Paso, Tx, USUNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO, El Paso, Tx Bachelor of Arts, Electronic Media Communications and French May 1999
Certification : CertifiedVILLANOVA UNIVERSITY － Villanova, Pennsylvania, USCertified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification October 2010 VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Master : Six Sigma CertificationMaster Six Sigma Certification Certificate of Completion October 2011
C.P.M Technical Certification in Accounting and Business Administration Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification Master Six Sigma Certification Certificate of Completion
Trilingual, fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Certification : OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Certification : Accounting and Business Administration Bachelor of Arts : Electronic Media Communications and French Certification : Certified Master : Six Sigma Certification
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