SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN & MATERIALS BUYER / PLANNER
MATERIALS MANAGEMENT - COMMERCIAL PROCUREMENT - INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS - FAR / DFAR
Determined Supply Chain / Logistics professional with persuasive communication skills and more than 15 years of experience refusing to take "no" for an answer and holding suppliers accountable; possesses global experience in managing materials valued at more than $312M per year.
Manages multiple simultaneous projects with competing priorities and has a proven track record of ensuring that materials are available to meet production cycles. Carefully monitors price as it relates to overall timelines, quality and delivery while working through shortages in a way that does not adversely impact business objectives. Saved career totals in excess of $10M.
Cost & Price Negotiation
Lean Manufacturing Principles
Requests for Quote (RFQ)
Supplier Relationship Management
Supplier Performance Metrics
New Product Launch Support
Cost & Price Analysis
Purchase Order Accuracy
Quality Assurance Vendor Selection Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), ERP Systems
Experience in sourcing commodities including: Electronic Components, Assemblies, Forgings, Metals, PCBs, Raw Materials
PRODUCT SPECIALIST07/2014 to CurrentAvnetPhoenix, AZ
Critical member of the supply chain management team and the link between Avnet's suppliers and sales team.
Manage pricing from opportunity quotation through fulfillment.
Responsible for processing orders from supplier quotes and debits to orders.
Negotiate costs with suppliers and authorize customer orders, ensuring overall timeliness and accuracy; process up $500K / approximately 100 orders per day.
MATERIAL PROJECT MANAGER08/2010 to 09/2013OracleSanta Clara, CA
Directed all material transition from an external supplier to a new Oracle manufacturing facility.
Managed excess and obsolete (E&O) material and mitigated cost related to E&O, and sole sourcing.
Responsible for document control, sourcing strategy, materials forecasting, materials planning, supplier performance reviews and release engineering.
Left to move to Phoenix and care for an elderly parent.
Established the initial materials corridor from suppliers in Mexico to a newly built server-manufacturing facility in Oregon (making the largest and highest-dollar servers/workstations that Oracle produces) for more than 1.5K individual components.
Saved $4.5M on E&O material from 2012 to 2013 by analyzing each line item on forecasts, purchase orders, manifests, contracts and control documents.
Negotiated the return of E&O items and held firm on refusal to ship materials without research.
ANGELA PAUDA Page 2 | (480) 231-0768 | firstname.lastname@example.org Oracle continued: Transferred $78.4M worth of material (29K piece parts) per quarter to Portland, supporting the manufacture of 29 distinct product lines generating $3B in annual sales.
Identified Oracle's liability during shipping and tracked 100% of materials throughout the manufacturing process to effectively control costs and minimize shrink.
Created MS Excel spreadsheets to manage lead time, consumption and deadlines.
MATERIAL SUPPLY MANAGER05/1999 to 07/2010Sun MicrosystemsSanta Clara, CA
Managed a team of 6 Buyer / Planners.
Kept firm hold of lead time and guided material escalation calls for new or sustaining platforms.
Directed all new product material deliverables and outlined a global material supply strategy, ensuring appropriate inventory levels.
Forecasted upside / flexibility management including closed loop communication to supply and demand partners of product availability.
Supervised a remotely-located team stationed throughout the US, Canada, Asia and Europe; also acted as Lead Program Manager for 5 PMs on-site in Mexico.
Oversaw all personnel management, professional development and did all the hiring, training and mentoring of new hires.
Guided suppliers through performance improvements and achieving on-time delivery.
Conducted on-site audits in Mexico to ensure that the flow of raw materials supported full product life cycle management.
Negotiated creative win-win solutions that were praised by Sun executive management and ensured overall time tables were not impacted by major holidays; successfully negotiated a staggered delivery schedule to a major client which produced a 5% profit margin.
Developed control points at external manufacturers that resulted in a 25% inventory reduction.
Created a detailed spreadsheet that improved the manufacturers' ability to plan ahead while also saving 10K sq.
of warehouse space and reducing Sun's overall physical footprint.
SUPPLIER PROGRAM MANAGER SENIOR BUYER
Negotiated supplier costs and developed materials plans for assigned platforms.
Issued RFIs, RFQs and RFPs; monitored supplier integration and development; managed end of life products; trained external suppliers on new Sun processes; worked directly with engineering to qualify new components.
Determined the effect of material shortages on schedules and worked to achieve margin improvements.
Collaborated closely with the Legal Department in negotiating costs and contracts.
Saved between 5% and 15% on each contract as the result of strong negotiating skills.
Lead presenter for "Scorecard," Sun's supplier performance monitoring tool which measured each supplier's availability, cost, timelines and service performance.
Released new products / Sun workstations 100% on time; was recognized as a company leader in producing on-time results.
NEW PRODUCT PLANNER at Sun Microsystems: Drove 100% on-time release of more than 30 new software products per year from engineering through product distribution.
Created the initial product forecast for 3 Solaris releases and negotiated contracts for purchases worth over $1M.
PLANNER at Sun Microsystems: Reduced inventory 75% and reconciled $750K worth of discrepant material.
Member of the ISO 9002 Certification Team and managed all purchase orders, change orders and new issues in materials and supply to reduce costs / improve quality.
Bachelor of Science (BS): ChemistryInstitute of Technology in DurangoMexicoChemistry
9000 Expert, ISO Certified Auditor & APICS Certified