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Summary of Qualifications
  • Materials Management / Procurement career has encompassed a consistent decade plus record of delivering cost saving procedures, materials planning and production planning.
  • Able to strengthen and maintain vendor relations through outstanding communication and human relations skills.
  • Self-motivated and self confident-sound leadership and decision-making ability.
  • Plan, organize, and execute multiple tasks simultaneously meet deadlines.
  • Accomplished in Material Resource Planning (MRP) and ERP procedures and computer software.
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Word/Excel and customized software for purchasing,inventory control, and production planning.
  • Educated and experienced in all quality and efficiencies philosophies and programs, i.e. JIT TQM, 5S manufacturing, etc
  • Procurement knowledge encompasses everything from office equipment, printed supplies to castings, motors, vacuum pumps and a lot in between.

  • Professional Experience

    Fresno Valves & Castings Inc, Selma, CA August 2006 -May 2009
    Inventory Control Manager
  • Conducted monthly physical inventories in foundry.
  • Processed and reconciled inventory variances specific to manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Managed the various inventory processes necessary to validate inventory accuracy.
  • Established new processes for inventory accuracy in three of the four different manufacturing facilities at the Selma Corporate location.
  • Executing year end physical inventory in four areas of manufacturing, and in eight remote sites, including organization, planning, and training.
  • Instrumental in improving inventory accuracy on approximately of 4000 sku's with an average value of $13 million in inventory with sales exceeding $60 million.

  • Gottschalks Inc, Fresno, CA May, 2005 - August 2006

    Purchasing Assistant- Store Planning
  • Requested quotes, awarded bidsand purchased all retail merchandising fixtures, and building materials for all department stores in the chain.
  • Negotiated price, lead time, and service from all vendors.
  • Developed new supplier relations and maintained existing partnerships.
  • Maintained Store Planning data base for monthly reporting.
  • Instrumental in aiding department in meeting goals and deadlines, specifically in regards to the aggressive goals set up for the opening of the River Park store in Fresno, CA.

  • Apollo Dental Products, Clovis, CA. 1997 - 2003

    Senior Buyer - Manufacturing
  • Manage contracts, turns, and purchasing of all high dollar or high volume products.
  • Responsible for turns on 13 commodities of raw products.
  • Maintain turns of 20 on all finished goods.
  • Train departmental staff.
  • Negotiate pricing and service.
  • Manage and maintain all vendor evaluations.

  • Apollo Dental Products, Clovis, CA. 1993 - 1997

    Buyer / Planner - Manufacturing
  • Plan manufacturing product production on a daily to quarterly basis, encompassing sales goals, with an international 10 million a year company of compressors and vacuums for the dental industry.
  • Purchasing all raw materials specific to product assembling and manufacturing.
  • Reduced inventory overhead by 60% over a 3 year period.
  • Manage turns on 8 commodities specific to company goals of 12 turns a year while simultaneously establishing new vendor systems and maintaining established vendors.