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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Palo Alto, CA


To find a Senior Level Buyer position within a reputable company to extend my business experience and produce results for an innovative and competitive growth driven company. • Strong negotiation skills • Exceptional customer service skills • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Strong adaptability and the ability to multi-task and work independently. • Proven ability to effectively oversee a variety of simultaneous initiatives within a team environment • Ability to consult and supply solutions for clients • High level attention to detail and organization. • Proficiently use creative problem solving methods to manage supply agreements and inventory

Work Experience

Senior Buyer

Ascent Media Systems Integration (AMSI)
San Jose, CA

April 2007 to November 2010

Responsibilities: • Successful completions of buyer duties to meet project completion dates for on air releases for multiple broadcast facilities (NHL, Lifetime A&E, The Weather Channel) 
• Responsible for detailed reporting and documentation of all equipment purchased, warehouse and logistics functions, responsible for repaired, broken, returned and/or shipped to site to be implemented in the project build. 
• Responsible for providing all project equipment price quotations, RFQ bids and placing project equipment purchase orders 
• Maintained all end of project returns of unused equipment and crediting client back any dollars owed for unused gear to successfully close out a projects budgetary books. 
• Responsible for expediting and coordination materials for all Ascent Verizon facilities at competitive cost effective rates. 
• Critical in the planning, QA and scheduling phases of onsite installation of equipment for the project milestone deadlines to be kept for on air dates 
• Proven ability to manage and supervise equipment for the Verizon FiOs program build out supporting the entire U.S. 
• Responsible for Cost Improvement and Price Negotiations with our suppliers which resulted in significant price reductions of equipment purchased, increasing company margins on gear sold to end sure client. 
• Responsible for Equipment Inventory Control of all equipment housed at the Ascent warehouse facility prior to shipping to client sites and Tracking of all equipment coming in and out of all these facilities. 
• Proven successful ability to interface well with internal organizations (Project Managers, Project Manager Assistant, Shipping/Receiving, and Accounting) and outside vendors resulting in increase in productivity and a cohesive intercompany relation among all these groups. 
• Proven successful ability to interface well Supplier relationship management focusing on quality, innovation and productivity. 
• Able to work directly with corporate business units, onsite engineering and project management teams to resolve service issues and warranty issues with equipment suppliers, for a fast resolution to any problem, resulting in minimal downtime of any Verizon systems. 
• Ability to successfully manage Ascent Media internal Database system (JD Edwards) to keep tracking of all project budgets and costs, keeping projects within or below budget spending guidelines. 
• Proven ability to provide effective on the spot Problem-solving for scheduling conflicts. 
• Ability to provide Strategic Sourcing, using a multitude of vendors, keeping budget costs competitive and resulting in company saving.

Ascent Media Systems Integration

Ascent Media Systems Integration (AMSI)

November 2005 to November 2010

Senior Buyer - April 2007 - Nov 2010 
Payroll Asociate - March 2006- March 2007 
Contract Temp employee, A/P Department - Nov 2005 - March 2006

Payroll Managing Associate

Ascent Media Systems Integration (AMSI)
Mahwah, NJ

March 2006 to March 2007

• Processed all of AMSI payroll using JD Edwards One world of Payroll system and Labor/timesheets for all of AMSI employees weekly. 
• Utilized JDE to interlay accurate employee job cost labor summaries and payroll systems, on a project specific basis to meet weekly deadlines and keeping with Sarbanes Oxley Compliances. 
• Effective recorded keeping of all AMSI employee time-off attendance records. 
• Effective data researching and processing of all SI Corporate housing contracts and invoices for various project related accounts for all of AMSI company employees. 
• Responsible for effective Monthly Accounts payable processing of payments of invoices for corporate accounts and recorded keeping for all staff housing nationwide for all company labor project accounts per contracts values issued. 
• Compiled charges and physical backup for travel related to SI projects for the business and travel/purchasing accounts and applied cost accounting for travel expense budgets. Sarbanes Oxley Compliant. 
• Crossed referencing charges with accurate labor accounts to allocate funds spent through travel for each job account. 
• Processed all of SI contractor labor invoices and timesheets. 
• Accrued monthly contractor timesheets for accurate labor and job cost figures.

Contract Temp employee, A/P Department

Ascent Media Systems Integration (AMSI)
Mahwah, NJ

November 2005 to March 2006

• Processed all of SI contractor labor invoices and timesheets. 
• Processed all of A/P invoices and accruals of monthly contractor timesheets for accurate labor and job cost figures.

Technical IT Recruiter

Oxford International
Beverly, MA

July 2004 to June 2005

• Worked with a high level of energy, enthusiasm, persistence and excellent communication to identify and build relationships with experts who have chosen independent consulting as their profession. 
• Targeted focus on consultants with SAP, Oracle, and Peoplesoft technical skills. 
• Recruited and interviewed consultants. 
• Identified and follow-up with referrals and consultant references; communicate the benefits of working with Oxford. 
• Developed and maintained consultant relationships and ensured the quality of the information in Oxfords consultant database though constant contact, follow-up calls and correspondence. 
• Placed traveling international consultants with work positions on opportunities throughout the US.


Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Tufts University
Medford, MA

May 2004

Additional Information

SKILLS Technology: JD Edwards One World, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Access, Word, Power point), Adobe Acrobat.