San Jose, CA
Senior Buyer / Purchasing Agent Strategic Planning / Sourcing and Purchasing Process / Requests for
Quotations (RFQ's) Material Requirements Planning / Contract Negotiation / Supplier and Vendor Relationships
Exceptionally driven and hard working professional with more than 25 years of experience developing and
implementing strategies to deliver multimillion-dollar global purchasing initiatives. Detail-oriented leader with
expertise in quoting, sourcing, and negotiating contracts for supplier prices and terms. History of aggressively
challenging and improving vendor prices, delivery and payment terms. Consistent track record of exceeding
cost avoidance goals, negotiating significant hard savings. Frequently commended for sense of urgency,
willingness to work additional hours, and maintain strict confidentiality. Areas of Expertise: Direct and Indirect
Purchasing New Supplier Development Customer Relationship Management Cost Savings Initiatives Buyer
Performance Reviews Annual Production Inventory (API) Production Control and Logistics (PC&L) Change
Purchasing Agent (Temp)
March 2014 to June 2014
l Researched and sourced new relationships and/or product lines Created and track component and finished
goods purchases from vendors Ensured accuracy of purchase and/or assembly orders Maintained
appropriate inventory levels Worked with Marketing on new custom corrugate projects.
l Coordinate and communicate new product launches to entire company Sourced vendors for Covitol,
January 2012 to December 2013
Marietta, GA 01/2012 to 12/2013
l Managed bid list suppliers and developed new suppliers as needed.
l Negotiated contracts for supplier prices and terms.
l Reviewed supplier information, pricing, quality, and delivery dates with managers to resolve issues.
l Educated and built relationships with supplier base and internal customers.
l Issued blanket purchase orders to support cost savings initiatives.
l Supported minority development and identified minority suppliers in commodities.
l Led quarterly reviews with Purchasing V.P.
l and Purchasing Director regarding buyer performance, cost savings, commodities, business plan
strategies, suppliers, and total number of contracts.
l Selected Contributions
l Assigned tasks to associates, staffed projects, tracked progress and updated managers, partners and clients as necessary.
Procurment Specialist (Contractor)
November 2009 to December 2012
l Worked closely with Legal department to ensure compliance to corporate standards.
l Centralized procurement of over 150 support contracts including Telephone equipment, Networking
equipment, Unix Member of an IT business management team that oversees a $50M annual budget,
supporting IT, Security and Acquisition Integration functions.
l Specific responsibility for the management of the enterprise-wide IT Procurement and IT Asset
Management functions enabling technology and business leaders to maintain their focus on daily and strategic activities.
l Directly manage $8M budget comprised of software licensing and support, and related outsourced
l Negotiate all aspects of technology vendor contractual agreements, including servers, etc.
l Identified enterprise and alternate providers, reducing costs by up to 75%.
l Centralized Audio and Web conferencing; saved 60% of costs; provided Established preferred vendor list.
l Developed departmental Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines.
l Developed processes an.
October 2004 to November 2009
l Co-Wrote fleet policy and temporary labor policy.
l Researched, negotiated and purchased IT equipment, licenses and professional services.
l Documented domestic and international business requirements as required for the Ariba On Demand tools of Sourcing and Contracts Pro.
l Worked with project team members to prepare and distribute project-related communication and training
l Developed, negotiated, and administered contracts for Temporary Labor, Stationary, Relocation, Office
Supplies, Fleet, and Business cards.
l Negotiated, drafted and resolved all business, finance and legal terms with commercial customers' business and legal representatives involving contracts such as Software License Agreements, Evaluation License
Agreements, Software & Maintenance Services Agreements.
l Evaluated supplier performance and develop new sources of supply as required Leveraged volume to provide cost-effective solutions while maintaining acceptable inventory levels Maintain tracking/reporting
systems, monitor agreements.
July 2001 to October 2004
April 1996 to July 2001
January 1986 to April 1996
Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management
Proficient in SAP- Purchasing, AS 400, Oracle, JD e-Commerce, e-Auctions, e-Sourcing, ARIBA 8.2,
Edwards, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, MS eRFP, e-Procurement, e-Invoicing, PeopleSoft, E-
Project Manager Sourcing