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Work experience

Nov 2012Present

Buyer

Twin City Die Castings
  • Manages the vendor selection program and supplier performance metrics
  • Issues purchase orders, blanket orders and parts releases to maintain min/max levels
  • Ensures supplier on-time delivery
  • Implemented supplier vending machine program, reducing stockroom management and inventory costs
  • Works closely with maintenance personnel to minimize downtime to cast equipment by assisting with inventory management
  • Create purchasing related training material for company wide use
  • Perform monthly purchasing related metrics
  • Conduct audits for TS (automotive) and ITAR (government) suppliers
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as MS Access and MS Visio
Aug 2005Feb 2012

Manager, Purchasing Systems

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Directly supervised and managed the workload of purchasing support staff
  • Functional project manager on e-procurement integration projects such as e-invoicing, contract management, sourcing manager and on-line catalogs
  • Experienced with Basecamp, an on-line project management application
  • Worked closely with e-Procurement vendor, campus programmers and third party software providers to develop and implement integration with the SciQuest e-Procurement system
  • Managed SciQuest e-Procurement system with over 900 active users
  • Developed e-Procurement, e-Invoice (Finance) and Procurement basic and advanced user training programs
  • Conducted monthly classroom training for new e-Procurement users and advanced training
  • Provided monthly procurement metrics and ad-hoc reports to the Director, Materials Management
  • Provided data analytic support to the strategic sourcing staff
  • Maintained the Purchasing and Disbursement Operations websites
  • Managed the corporate credit card and declining balance card program from account setup to monthly audits to include the record retention and archival program
  • Responsible for Information Technology and Scientific/Research related commodities
  • Issued request for proposal (RFP) and conducted vendor selection
  • Negotiated Microsoft and Oracle campus user contracts resulting in a 3% savings
  • Established preferred vendor programs for the Rensselaer scientific community allowing for a more streamlined procurement process
  • Experienced with

+ Nolij – Document Scanning/Imaging system

+ Microsoft Project

+ Sungard Banner (ERP)

+ SciQuest Select Site e-Procurement system

+ Brio Data Warehouse

+ Dreamweaver CS5.5, HTML, JAVA

+ Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

+ Microsoft Visio

+ Microsoft Access (Basic Knowledge)

+ Google Analytics

Aug 2004Aug 2005

Assistant Supervisor, Barrier Production

Taconic Farms
  • Supervised 5 animal care technicians
  • Responsible for barrier inventory
  • Ensured Taconic quality standards were met
Aug 2003Aug 2004

Subcontract Administrator

Halliburton
  • Contract position
  • Negotiated and administered camp life support subcontracts
  • Administered lease agreements in support of U.S. Army operations in central Iraq
  • Administration of 7.2 million dollar 500 man camp construction project
  • Issued Request for Proposals for camp construction projects and life support sevices
  • Awarded and administered over $5 million in subcontracts and purchase orders in support of 3200 U.S. and Coalition Forces
May 2002Oct 2002

Senior Contract Administrator

Tai Pedro & Associates
  • Contract position
  • Senior contract specialist under contract to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY
  • Responsible for the preparation of financial reports
  • Administered multi-million dollar health care contract, negotiated third option year saving $60k.
  • Prepared solicitations, request for proposals, accomplished negotiations and sealed bid purchases
  • Interpreted specifications, statement of work and evaluated price reasonableness by using price and cost analysis for all types of service and construction contracts
Aug 2000May 2002

E-Commerce Web Manager

Anaconda Sports
  • Supervised two web developers and two graphic artists
  • Supervised and administered user accounts, customized profiles and created policies
  • Developed and maintained the Anaconda Sports e-commerce web site and the Men’s Senior Softball League (MSBL) site
  • Designed e-commerce site for Anaconda’s contracts with the New York City Board of Education
  • Maintained, repaired, installed and updated 80 user workstations, 1 Novell server and 1 Linux server
Jul 1980Aug 2000

Contract Administrator

United States Air Force
  • 20 years of Federal Government procurement experience including simplified acquisitions, service contracts, repair/maintenance agreements, construction contracts, sealed bidding, and negotiated agreements; extensive work with administering large dollar (>$100k) contracts as well as standard small dollar purchasing through various acquisition methods
  • Over 5 years senior level management experience, indirect supervision and responsibility for entire divisions; including acquisition strategy planning and contract specification review functions
  • Led monthly classroom based e-procurement training for Air Mobility Command purchasing offices
  • Monitored construction contract progress schedules and submitted monthly progress payments
  • Comprehensive contract administration experience including; managing subcontracts, material submittal schedules/requirements, labor issues, payrolls, invoicing and progress payment review/approval, disputes claims resolutions and supplemental agreement negotiations
  • Advertised, negotiated and administered complex construction contracts in excess of $25 million.
  • Administered $20 million dollar Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements contract (SABER) construction contract
  • Thorough knowledge of the federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR and DFAR)
  • International contracting experience with Middle Eastern, Scandinavian, Asian and Central American countries

Education

Mar 1994Dec 1996

AAS

Community College of the Air Force

References

Karen Elwood

Previous supervisor

Maria Williams

Linda Cook

I have known Linda for 32 years. I worked for her while serving in the US Air Force and had the pleasure of working with her again at RPI.