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Versatile, highly motivated Purchasing professional, with substantial strengths in Project Management and Contract Management. Ability to gather, interpret, analyze and proactively act on data while handling multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent interpersonal relations, customer service and written and oral communication skills.

Work experience


Contracts Manager

Emaar Design Studio/John Laing Homes

  • Generated all proposals and contracts, including fee schedules and payment terms, and obtained all necessary approvals and signatures.
  • Developed and implemented Proposal Questionnaire, which increased the efficiency and accuracy of the information received from other team members necessary for proposal preparation.
  • Created and maintained Contract Tracker for reporting to executive management team, which included key proposal lifecycle dates, fees and percentages of work complete.
  • Wrote procedure manual including the processes for requests for proposal, proposals, and contract and bid award.
  • Maintained all proposal and contract files, ensuring that all information remained current.
  • Worked with legal council to edit existing international contract language, substantially decreasing the length of the contract, ensuring compliance with US laws and providing the maximum protection to the company, which allowed pending work on projects to move forward and payment of funds on existing projects to be released.

Purchasing Agent / Contracts Manager / Project Manager

Hover Development Company, Inc.
  • Solicited and evaluated subcontractor bids and negotiated contract costs for both direct construction and off site construction.
  • Maintained direct and off site construction budgets for each community.
  • Prepared plan takeoffs, reporting material schedule discrepancies to consultant for revision prior to bid process, ensuring more accurate proposals.
  • Created community's submittal booklet and assembled all required sample materials and presented to City Council for Architectural Design Approval.
  • Directed consultants to create/revise plans to obtain plan approval and building permits from jurisdictional agencies for both off site and on site construction.
  • Worked with jurisdictional agencies, engineers, architects and other consultants to comply with Conditions of Approval, including obtaining SWPPP procedures, Notice of Intent letters, required studies and the inclusion of specific structural and design requirements in plans.
  • Collaborated with council to complete CC&R's and ensure that all Conditions of Approval requirements were included in the language. Directed property management company to complete homeowners' association budgets. Submitted both to city for approval.
  • Acted as customer service representative at a high end community to replace entry doors on numerous homes, including composing agreement and disclaimer language and obtaining the homeowners' signatures, meeting with the homeowners to select their new door style and stain color, ordering the fabrication of the doors and coordinating the installation of the doors.

Purchasing Agent / Options Coordinator

Greystone Homes / Lennar
  • Purchasing Agent for Sycamores at Shady Canyon and the Santiago Street Lofts in Santa Ana, including the development of detailed product specifications.
  • Successfully negotiated and contracted all required vendors for numerous multi-million dollar projects, realizing savings while maintaining the delivery of quality materials and workmanship in compliance with production schedule.
  • Managed the implementation of the WRAP (OCIP) insurance program for the division, including revisions to subcontract agreement language and costs, decreasing overall direct construction budgets by 10%.
  • Moved customer countertop selection from outside design studio to in-house selection, purchasing and ordering, resulting in a 40% savings to our customers, which increased the sales of upgraded countertops, with the company receiving all profits.
  • Created and maintained detailed options programs for each community, including contracting, retail pricing, options book with color pictures, floor plans and product information, product samples, and training of the sales team on all of the available options and their features.
  • Conducted value engineering meetings prior to bid process, which included the attendance of major trade subcontractors, whose input provided cost savings to the project.
  • Avoided production delays and additional costs by mediating vendor issues and disputes.



Bachelor of Arts