Manuela Castro

Manuela Castro

Summary

Business Administrator with seven years experience on Supply Chain Management for the Oil & Gas Industry; my previous assignation was as Supply Chain Specialist (Consultant), I was involved in development projects for a major oil company in Aktau, Kazakhstan supporting field and production enhancement activities. I am able to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment, interact at all levels and respond to customer needs in a timely and professional manner.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Mar 2009

Supply Chain Specialist (Consultant)

Karazhanbasmunai JSC

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

Procedures and Processes

Review, develop and implement International standards to ensure effective and efficient process and procedures are adopted in the organization for all activities associated with the Supply Chain encompassing Procurement, Expediting, Logistic, Inventory and Contracts.

Customize the Computerized Maintenance Management System Maximo to accomplish the introduction of new procedures.

Create diagrams, specifications and presentations to enable projects to successfully move from the analysis and design stage through to implementation

Automation

Design of Excel/SQL/Visual Basic Models orientated toward project management, project proposals and staff appraisals.

Develop and Implement departmental reports to audit and control processes performance.

Provide day-to-day operational support of business process, systems and application infrastructure to ensure business continuity.

Interfaces

Liaise regularly with Material Base staff to ensure relationships are at a meaningful level and personnel are equipped and trained to function as valuable team members.

Achievements:

Automation of Material and Services Requisitions to be created by end users.

Development and Implementation of the following processes:

Auto-replenishment process.

Non-Conformance process.

Inventory Cycle Count process.

Budget Control.

Aug 2006 - Dec 2007

CMMS Maximo Specialist (Consultant)

Wood Group Kazakhstan

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

Training

Identify the training requirements for all Supply Chain personnel for Maximo.

Establish procedures for utilisation of the software together with determining the training programme.

Develop training material such as slides, video, and documentation.

Analysis

Extract historic data from Maximo database and prepare analysis as per request

-Periodical spends data.

-Non-conformances placed against vendors to evaluate performance.

Savings achieved by the company etc.

Achievements:

Development of interactive training material for individual modules and tasks within CMMSMAXIMO

Full depth analysis of SCM current process enabling the identification and replacement of outdated and inefficient processes.

Jun 2002 - Jul 2006

Buyer (Materilas & Services)

Equipo De Servicios Petroleros Ltda - (a Wood Group Company)

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

Source Management

Market Research/Strategic Sourcing. Identify and recommend new, competent and reliable sources of supply. The primary overall objective is to select the best-in-class suppliers who can work with the organization to deliver project requirements.

Review requests for technical completeness and ensure materials and equipment are ordered based upon properly approved requisitions.

Effectively respond to urgent and critical requirements in a timely and professional manner.

Oversee (in an advisory capacity) and report on expediting function.

Procedures and Processes

Review of Tendering Guidelines and Purchasing Procedures.

Introduce improvements where required, and dispense with non value adding processes.

Implement departmental audit schedule and controls.

Cost Savings

Maintain and enhance, wherever possible, value improvements/cost reductions in all aspects of the supply chain.

Identify new saving opportunities.

Continue to develop contracts including agreements for international as well as locally purchased products.

Interfaces

Provision of high level support/communication to operational field locations to ensure equipment/material deliverables are fulfilled in a timely fashion.

Interface with Client, Tender Committee, Tender Secretary and internal stakeholders, improving lines of communication wherever possible.

Convene and chair regular purchasing/material meetings as required.

Achievements:

Significant cost savings were made in relation to the purchase of goods and services through direct negotiation with suppliers and the establishment of Master Agreements.

Reduction of overhead costs by optimisation of time, resources and processes.

Involved in the development of procedures and process in the SCM department required to satisfy, and gain accreditation to, the ISO 9001:2000 certification process.

Better communication and reduction in response times to internal customers lead to better operational cooperation across the organisation.

Education

Education
Feb 2000 - Nov 2006

Bachelor of Business Administration

Universidad Escuela de Administración de Negocios

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Query

Programming: Visual Basic, applied to Macros in Excel

Microsoft Office Visio

CMMS: Maximo programme version 4 and 5

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2008

Negotiation Skills

CAPC Training Centre
Jan 2008

Supply Chain Management

Business Information and Consulting Centre (“Pyramid” Course)
Jan 1997 - Nov 1999

English Language Certificate of Achievement.

Centro Colombo Americano