Senior Buyer / commodity management June 2012 to July 2016Meggitt Plc - Germantown, MD
Managed all direct material procurement related to MRP included Electronic components, custom fabricated machined commodities, Metals, PCB's, electro-mechanical components, cables, finished goods, MRO's to support high volume production, New Product Introduction, R&D, engineering groups.
Sourced new vendors for MRP, R&D, engineering purchasing needs. Oversaw RFQ/RFP quoting processes.
Managed Open Purchase Orders to support fluctuating MRP forecast and changing demand .
Continually improve purchasing process and methods to drive down cost and record supplier metrics.
Conducted market research to determine appropriate pricing. Achieved cost reductions and positive PPV.
Led department meetings to build team cohesiveness and coordinate projects
Participated in Lean manufacturing activities leading to DLA meetings and SQDIP multi-functional teams to address Safety, quality, delivery, inventory, productivity issues.
Monitored new supplier development and performance with metrics to form strategic relationships.
Working knowledge of FAR/ DFAR, EAR, ITAR, import/export requirements, AS9100/AS9102/ISO9000 quality compliance.
Sr Buyer ( NPI & Contract manufacturing ) June 2009 to May 2012iDirect Technologies - Herndon, VA
Responsibilities included sourcing & purchasing of direct & indirect goods & services (Electronic components, machined metals, IT, services, and finished goods, MRO's) to support New Product Introduction, Contract manufacturing, engineering groups.
Daily Tasks included review & process purchase requisitions for accuracy & compliance.
Convert electronic & manual requisitions to purchase orders in Oracle.
Periodically modify, update & close Purchase Orders using Oracle E Business Suite.
Promote cost savings on all procurement requirements and participate in material cost reduction strategies.
Interface with suppliers to negotiate price and delivery, award purchase orders, consultant agreements and other contractual documents.
Ability to read and understand drawings, specifications and other engineering documents including SOWs.
Interface with accounts payable for payment issues and resolve problem invoices and supplier issues.
Prepare and maintain PO files in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Plan and organize task in an orderly and efficient manner.
Prepare written documents in association with procurement related matter.
Monitor Open P.O report to expedite and close within oracle and report material issues to concerned departments.
Buyer March 2007 to June 2009Ingersoll Rand - Davidson, NC
Reviewed & processed purchase requisitions on daily basis to procure production materials (electronic components, electro-mechanical components, opto-electronics, machine shop parts, metals and, aluminum), MRO, R&D requirements for production departments based on supplier selection, pricing targets and availability.
Developed & maintained quality supplier base to ensure 100% quality and delivery at best price, lead time reductions, negotiations, strong partnerships, cost reductions and core values of safety-quality-delivery.
Insured timely disposition of rejected material from supplier and assisted Engineering & production departments on corrective action.
Resolved problem invoices with accounting dept for payments & credits by verifying them against purchase orders and receiving goods.
Achieved 10% cost reduction on annual purchasing, maintained 100% Inventory Accuracy, tracked supplier performance on price, quality & delivery.
Knowledge of U.S import/export documentation requirements and blueprint analysis.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with internal customers and suppliers.
Sourcing/Purchasing Executive January 2001 to March 2007Components International America - New York, NY
Worked in global supply chain management activities involving purchasing management, supplier management, Inventory management, Cost savings, Quality Control Standards.
Purchased commodities such as electronic components, electro mechanical components, cable assemblies, motors, bearings, connectors, molded plastic parts, injection molded parts.
Maintained inventory levels and inventory turns for $5,000,000 worth of inventory.
Negotiations in strategic sourcing of Semiconductor Electronic components & Electromechanical Parts.
Managed global supply chain base to achieve Competitive Pricing, JIT delivery of Supply base, report shortages, expedite and quality, track purchase orders and report global distribution.
Experienced in all phases of executing Purchase Orders, expediting, conforming to Quality Standards, negotiations, cost savings in order to maintain excellent supplier / vendor relations.
MBA : Finance and International BusinessUniversity of New Hampshire - NHFinance and International Business
Computer Information systemsBangalore UniversityComputer Information systems
ERP TOOLS ( ORACLE, IFS, EPICOR, and Agile) PC/computer skills including MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and working knowledge of MRP, and supply chain programs.