procurement specialist resume example with 8+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Talented Purchasing Supervisor with 10 years experience in Oil and Gas and JIT Manufacturing.

  • JIT
Watsonville High School Watsonville, CA Expected in 1982 GED : College Prep - GPA :

Planned and executed effective processes to decrease inventory by 11%

Supervised timely deliveries Increasing through put by 4%

Organized and directed bulk purchases with staggered deliveries for a cost savings 7%

Schlumberger Ltd. - Procurement Specialist
Lawrence, KS, 02/2013 - 11/2014
  • 1.5 years) recruited from Compressco.
  • We provide parts for both our internal sister companies and 3rd party accounts.
  • I am directly responsible for 2 large and 4 smaller accounts, both internal and 3rd party.
  • My focus in this position has been parts arriving JIT and cost savings measures.
  • I currently purchase anything from machined parts, specialty flanges and hardware to housing items such as filters and heater vents.
  • I work closely with my customers to forecast their needs then purchase larger quantities and stagger the deliveries, receiving both discounts for larger quantity purchases and delivering parts as the customer needs.
  • I used to send out a specific list of parts for quote, then once I receive the quotes I would purchase the lowest cost part creating orders with several suppliers.
  • Wanting to take the savings to the next level I now go back to the "overall" lowest cost supplier, let them know that they have several items that are at a higher cost (even though the entire quote was the lowest price ) and ask them to meet a specific price understanding that they would receive the entire order if they could meet those prices.
  • Not only saving my customer money but also saving time.
Mattamy - Material Planner/ Buyer
Boynton Beach/Palm Beach Co., FL, 08/2011 - 03/2013
  • I procured a large majority of the long lead time high dollar parts (electronic panels, scrubbers, coolers, harnesses) and short lead-time machined parts (enclosures, hardware and pipe).
  • When I arrived in August of 2011 we had approximately 50-60 daily part shortages (generated from our international orders, field use and current production).
  • I inherited at least 60-65% of the shortages.
  • After 2 months of working with our suppliers, I reduced my shortages by 50% and after 3 months I was down by 75%.
  • We currently have 3 planners and I run between 0-10% of the shortage on any given day.
  • In late 2012 my Boss left the company and I was asked to temporarily step for him in the production meetings and running shortage reports.
  • During this time I created a shortage report document to insure visibility for the Production Team.
  • After they filled the position they continued to use this report.
  • During my time here I've created several documents/spreadsheets to streamline the purchasing department.
  • I have a strong working relationship with all my vendors and consider them part of the "Compressco Team" and together we strive to resolve any and all issues that may arise.
Lansmont Corporation Inc - Purchasing Manager
City, STATE, 07/2000 - 09/2005
  • I was responsible for all parts for both product lines (mechanical and testing equipment).
  • I had 1 buyer working with me who was responsible for the electronic components while I primarily focused on cost savings measures, new suppliers, purchasing upper level assemblies, raw material and machined parts.
  • I expedited parts, worked closely with the materials manager to ensure supplies arrived JIT, maintained appropriate inventory levels and negotiated with suppliers for the best price while continually maintaining the highest quality.
  • One of the ways I saved money was I no longer purchased raw material, I purchase finished goods and sold our raw material to our machine shops, eliminating thousands of dollars of inventory.
  • Some of our old time suppliers were resistant at first to my "cost saving measures" but I had the full support our V.P., the Materials Manager and of course our Accounting dept.
  • Our inventory cost and lead times went down and thru-put went up.
  • I worked closely with the V.P.
  • of Sales ensuring we could meet his promised dates (which often were not our standard lead-time ), I worked with production making sure they had everything they needed to complete the work orders.
  • We had weekly production meeting where I provided up to the minute information on critical components.
  • Engineering/QC and I worked with our suppliers ensuring all parts arrived to spec.
  • I maintained a quality control log for any part that was not up to par and I worked with the vendor/supplier to make sure that all parts were repaired/ replaced in a timely manner while still fulfilling our kit dates.

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School Attended

  • Watsonville High School

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  • Procurement Specialist
  • Material Planner/ Buyer
  • Purchasing Manager


  • GED

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