Julie Sumner

Julie Sumner

Work History

Work History
Nov 2005 - Nov 2008

Sr Buyer

General Motors
Managed daily contractual issues for 7,602 suppliers of powertrain components. Used a variety of tools to negotiate with the supplier to meet budget, and reduce back-orders. • Negotiated contract compliance with a top supplier, netted $4.3 Mil in savings • Global Sourced a remanufactured engine program, reduced inventory by exceeding timing by 2 weeks • Utilized packaging specs and shipping requirements to implement $ .5 Mil in savings • Mitigated pass through $ .8 Mil increase from tier II supplier
Aug 1998 - Nov 2008

Sr. Project Engineer

General Motors
SENIOR BUYER (2005 2008) Managed daily contractual issues for 7,602 suppliers of powertrain components. Used a variety of tools to negotiate with the supplier to meet budget, and reduce back-orders. SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER (2002-2005) Used warranty data and customer complaints to find and correct potential quality issues. Worked as a mediator between the plant, the supplier, and engineering. Issued reports and presented findings to upper management. Part of the perceived quality initiative. VALIDATION ENGINEER Responsible for side impact airbags for mid-size, luxury, and performance vehicles., such that they would properly deploy under all environments, and after extreme wear. Work with suppliers and DRE’s. • Developed vehicle test procedures for upcoming roof curtain airbags
Aug 1998 - Mar 2002

Validation Engineer

General Motors
Designed test procedues to validate side airbags.

Education

Education
2002 - 2003

MSMO

1993 - 1998

BSME

The University of New Mexico

Skills

Skills

MS Office

Summary

A Mechanical Engineer with a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Operations. Experienced in development, production assembly, and after-sales. Strengths include data collection, root cause problem solving using a statistical process similar to six sigma, lean manufacturing, value stream mapping, and presentation skills.

Interest

President of Ladies Auxiliary to the Veteran of Foreign Wars 2007-2008 & 2008-2009 

District Acheivement Award 2007-2008 & 2008-2009

Received All State President from Department of MI 2007-2008

Certifications

Certifications

Shainin Statistical Engineering Journeyman

Shainin