Purchasing and Materials Management professional, with additional experience in supply chain, and project management. Demonstrated performance spanning a variety of functional areas over the past 12+ years, driving programs using both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Proven leader in global procurement and idea developer with a track record of exceeding project expectations, growing relationships with internal customers and external vendors. Skilled relationship manager, able to build rapport, influence and agreement with individual contributors up through executive management. Significant experience driving teams to execute operational objectives as well as using creative thinking to take new ideas from concept to completion. Utilize process improvement procedures through the use of effective data to drive direction and improve group communication. Proactive and resourceful able to utilize creative, "out of the box" thinking to develop and implement inventory management and sourcing strategies that best leverage corporate expenditures, improve procurement process and reduce costs.
Oversaw team of twelve material specialist.
Managed inventory needs for production and R&D factories.
Senior Buyer/Planner January 2010 to January 2016Lam Rersearch Corporation - Livermore, CA
Procure/manage commodities and services utilizing SAP Buyer/Supplier Dashboard tool.
Work with domestic and global suppliers to meet standard LT delivery of products.
Review on time delivery on a weekly basis with our key suppliers.
Responsible for determining material requirement for assigned high dollar value/ critical need commodities from manufacturing and engineering schedules.
Manage consignment inventory program to maintain Just in Time delivery.
Plan, buy and negotiate cost reduction initiatives to obtain LT reduction, improved payment terms to support manufacturing and spares division.
Resolve incoming receiving variances and address and resolve material on hold in MRB.
Disposition defective material and establish a replenishment plan with suppliers.
Issue RFQ to suppliers in order to support manufacturing and NPI organization.
Senior Buyer/Commodity Specialist January 1997 to January 2009Intel Corporation - Santa Clara, CA
Directly managed $6M in inventory, which
accounted for half of all factory equipment for the Thin Films, Diffusion,
Implant, Etch and Planar environments.
established and maintaining
appropriate inventory levels to meet factory demand for product ramp up,
production, phase out and refurbishment.
Partnered extensively with supplier to drive cost and
quality efficiency improvements.
Utilized a variety of reporting systems in preparing and presenting
accurate, detailed and comprehensive inventory management, usage, equipment,
BOM and financial reports.
purchase orders and followed up with suppliers and shipping entities to ensure
adherence to OTD goals
Responsible for direct cost savings of over $6M in four years, through a variety of measures, including reducing inventory by $500K annually, returning over $1.3M of spares in supplier buybacks, and eliminating spares with no consumption.Negotiated spares price reduction and payment terms, which resulted in cost savings of $250K over three years.Successfully negotiated an onsite pump repair and service contract that resulted in annual savings of $450K.Reduced pump downtime, and implemented a successful onsite consignment pump replacement program which eliminated inventory and resulted in a cost savings of $500K.Completed and analyzed supplier report cards to evaluate supplier and contract value.Gathered pertinent information from peers and wrote several new materials/purchasing procedures due to business process changes to meet ISO requirements.Led a variety of cross-site teams: Cost Team, Quality Team, Applied Materials Commodity Team and CMP Sub-Team, as well as campus HAZMAT and ERT teams.Created an effective tracking system for following up on departmental past dues, reducing past dues by 60%.Identified procedural inefficiencies and developed and implemented critical spares criteria procedure for Santa Clara site, as well as JIT program for all facilities spares, which alleviated stockroom space problems.
Materials Supervisor January 1993 to January 1997Intel Corp - Santa Clara, CA
Gathered pertinent information from peers and wrote several new materials/purchasing procedures due to business process changes to meet ISO requirements.Led a variety of cross-site teams: Cost Team, Quality Team, Applied Materials Commodity Team and CMP Sub-Team, as well as campus HAZMAT and ERT teams.Created an effective tracking system for following up on departmental past dues, reducing past dues by 60%.Identified procedural inefficiencies and developed and implemented critical spares criteria procedure for Santa Clara site, as well as JIT program for all facilities spares, which alleviated stockroom space problems.
Business ManagementMission College - Santa Clara, CA
ERP: SAP, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, presenting, purchasing, Quality, reporting, business processes, commodities, contracts negotiations, cost reduction, inventory management, inventory levels, ISO,