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Mar 2012Apr 2012

New Products Materials Planner Contractor – Client: Advanced Bionics

REAL STAFFING, INC. (Client:Advanced Bionics)

Submit and track purchase requisitions in support of new products materials requirements

Report daily status updates of all new product line BOM components and accessories to confirm required delivery dates and identify mismatches between supply and demand.

Work with Purchasing and Suppliers to drive and close the gaps and help maintain delivery schedule

Communicate & escalate any issues until a solution is found.  Anticipate delivery and quality issues so that proactive action can be taken to avoid schedule slips. 

Mar 2006Sep 2011



Green Building Materials (Isomax – wall systems, Geothermal technology, solar). Create revenue streams for clients by networking resources, and providing services, i.e. tax, trademark, copy writing, materials management for various construction projects, project management,501(c)(3) filings for various corporations and new companies.

Oct 2005Jun 2011

Sr. Buyer/Planner Materials Management

Medtronic Diabetes, Inc.


Medical Devices industry

October 2005 – June 2011 (5 years 9 months)

 Supply Chain/Material Management and support for new technologies to Medtronic supporting Continuous Glucose Sensor for R&D, and Hospital Ventures R&D teams. Managed new products sourcing, contract management and negotiation. Negotiate, establish and monitor supplier agreements in line with SOW on special product lines. Primary driver for facilitating new Sensor R&D products released. Act as project manager in various types of continuation/product support projects. Improvement of processes and procedures, and reduction of the overall cost of ownership and acquisition. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS: Initiated Black-Belt project: Review and re-negotiate payment terms for all key suppliers for Northridge and Puerto Rico manufacturing plant. Able to improve payment to supplier while capturing additional discounts based on volume buys for both facilities. Actual savings of $670K in first year. Received recognition certificate.  Personal Annual savings are as follows: an individual total of over $1.8 million in 2010, $1.6 million in 2009, $1.1 million in 2008, $2.2 million in 2007 and $1.8 million in 2006.  Lean Sigma process improvements: Improved Customer Satisfaction to 99.5% by decreasing product shortages and increasing availability to 94%. Inventory turns increased to 5 avg on key components. Reduced overall inventory $17.5 million

Oct 2004Sep 2005


Digital Lifestyles Group


Computer Hardware industry

October 2004 – September 2005 (1 year)

 Managed a team of 3 Buyers and one production scheduler. Led the Sourcing and purchasing of both in-house manufactured and OEM computer components for consumer electronics. Led teams involved in new product development to launch the new hip-e computer system, which launched in December 2004 with over $5 million in purchased material. Supplier sourcing/partnering and management. Contract negotiations with international suppliers, and managed international logistics. Also managed over $2 million in purchased components and finished commodities for the Northgate product line. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS: Identified and implemented measures to ensure cost reduction, along with improving standard operations procedures for the Purchasing department. Reduced purchased material costs by 40%. Implemented negotiated and managed new reduction freight program for international shipments which produced 38% cost savings in shipping both internationally and domestically including customs brokerage. Established new materials inspection protocol to accommodate new Hip-e inspection criteria where we were able to reduce our rejects from our Asia suppliers from 28% down to 3% of rejects by tighter tolerance double inspection system, which helped raised our level of quality.

May 1999Oct 2004

Sr. Planner/Buyer

Interpore Cross International

 MRP Planning – Biotechnology Company specializing in spinal implants, minimally invasive systems and bone biologics products. Purchased raw materials and sub-assemblies based on the master schedule and demand forecast. Purchased raw materials, chemicals and supplies for the clean room. Negotiated service contracts for office equipment and the transportation / disposal of hazardous materials.  Processed production work orders for suppliers from master schedule for outside processes. Materials coordinated were waxes, castings, plastics, sonic welding, centrifuges, and demineralized human bone. Monitored schedules based on need date requirements.  Trained and supervised Buyers, production manufacturing and QC Inspection personnel.KEY ACHIEVEMENTS: Reduced purchased material costs by an average of over $300,000 annually.  Successfully implemented dock-to-stock improvements to improve warehouse/inspection efficiency of materials to customer and manufacturing production. Identified and implemented process improvement measures with accounting to ensure all negotiated discounts are captured. Revised payment from paper to wire. Received award.

Oct 1998Apr 1999


Vance & Hines Racing

 JIT purchasing of raw materials including structural steel, titanium metals, tubing, piping, machinery, tools, consumables and office supplies.  Demand forecasting, inventory control and adjustment, expediting and back order fulfillment. Price discrepancies, cost analysis and contract negotiations.  Supervised two employee and delegated projects as needed

Jun 1996Oct 1998

Purchasing Agent

Zee Medical

Placed orders for production material, supplies, equipment and consumables for the corporate office and warehouse. Expedited past due and critical items. Created processes and procedures for special order items in support of the regional sales centers. Sourced, evaluated and audited supplier's delivery performance.Reduced costs by over $1.75million in FY '97. Supported the Regional Sales Center SOP program. Authored their Product Change Notice (PCN) process including the introduction of new products and relief of the EOL materials. Maintained printing program to meet the requirements of internal customers and Distributor orders. Administrator of Preferred Vendor (PV) Program to track and report distributor purchases and sales dollars to management. Implemented the use of sales tracking reports. Maintained all PV contracts and agreements. Qualified suppliers for Corporate Sales Centers. Maintained supplier updates and information in MRP system.Assisted SR. VP of Materials Management and Purchasing Manager with special projects as required. Trained new purchasing personnel on systems and procedures.

Apr 1995Jun 1996

Purchasing Agent

Kirk-Mayer, Inc.

Purchased raw materials (pipes, structural steel, tools, consumables, heavy equipment rental, and machinery. Negotiated and prepared service contracts and Statement of Work (SOW) agreements. Purchased over $3 million in purchased material with more than $175,000 per purchase order Authorized signature level. Also responsible for the overall supervision of the administrative operations of the Procurement Department for the Long Beach water Treatment Plant Project. Trained, supervised and delegated work assignments for Purchasing Assistant and office temporary clerical personnel. Prepared all subcontract documents, and maintained PO and Vendor files. Sourced and qualified new suppliers. Handled supplier price discrepancies, invoice tracking and payment inquiries. Reconciled invoices and material requisitions for A/P processing of payment for the project. Implementation of various financial reports. Gathered and prepared reports for M/W/DBE Participation and prepared all RFQ bidding packages.

Jan 1992Apr 1995

Sr. Admin Manager/Infrastructure


Responsible for overall procurement and administrative support to project management and engineering at various field office locations. Purchased consumables, tools, supplies, heavy equipment and vehicle leases. Negotiated heavy equipment rental, and mobile office unit leases and set-up, vehicle leases, office equipment contracts, managed document control, and general office management and maintenance. Servicing office equipment, cellular phone and pager connections/disconnections, servicing office lease truck vehicles, for field offices. Prepared and assisted with all RFQ and bid packages for MTA and Los Angeles light rail projects (Blue Line, Red Line, Green line). Negotiated pricing and acquired average annual cost savings of over $250,000. Liaison between both Main and field offices for researching and assisting A/P with file maintenance, banking deposits, Supplier performance reports, G/L and batch inputting for 13 project contracts. Processed pay estimates and payment vouchers, EEO reporting, Labor Compliance reporting, certified payrolls, mechanics liens and payments. Gather and verify all field personnel timecards. Prepared quantity take-off and various other estimating reports. Conducted new hire Craft labor orientation and processing, scheduling drug screenings, and maintained craft labor personnel files. Assigned a company vehicle. Supervised temporary office assistants and delegated work assignments. Assigned to five different field site offices as well as the Main Office, a total of 17 project contracts, all under the Heavy Civil/Railroad Division. 30% business traveling.

Jun 1990Oct 1991

Legal Assistant

The Law Office of Brenza Irving

Private law practice of Ms. Irving. Handled all administrative duties including scheduling all of her appointments, scheduling depositions, handling all incoming calls, typing, transcribing briefs, managed case files, assisting clients, bank deposits, courthouse filings, assisted with research during discovery process.

Apr 1987Aug 1989

F-14 Mission Trainer Simulator Engineering Project/Purchasing Assistant

Hughes Aircraft Company

Purchasing AssistantF-14 Mission Trainer Simulator Project Issued purchase orders, expediting, typing and filing Scope of Work and other supplier contracts. Maintained supplier files, meeting minutes. Engineering Admin. Asst.: Document Control for all engineering drawings and specifications. Typing phones, Technical writing of training manuals for both simulator and its software. Supervised and trained department temporary and interns. Distributed payroll checks to entire office of 100 employees. Special projects as needed. Secret security clearance.


Mar 2003Apr 2005


Almeda University
Sep 2001Jun 2003


Coastline Community College


  COMPUTER SKILLS ·        ERP/MRP Systems: SAP; JDEdwards MAPICS PointMan v8.0, Oracle ·        Windows:             Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Project and Publisher).  


A motivated team driver with successful progressive Supply Chain/Materials Management experience ranging from small cap to large complex multi-division corporations.  Focus and proactive experience in Aerospace, medical devices (Spinal and Diabetes), OEM computer hardware and software, consumer electronics (hardware and software), construction (heavy [infrastructure], light rail, residential). Other commodities include packaging, plastics (medical grade), PCB electronics, and chemicals, raw metals (piping and sheet, surgical instruments, stainless steel and titanium), and petroleum.


Strategic Planning * Forecasting & Trend Analysis * Multi-Site Operations * Global Sourcing/Procurement * Contract Negotiations * New Products Development * Production Scheduling and Control * Staff Motivation and Training * Project Management * Change Management * Process Improvement * Logistics * Compliance * Budgeting/Cost Controls * Vendor Management * JIT/Kanban * Production Control/Scheduling.


Global Supply Chain Professional


·Music – Member, ‘Savage City’, R&B/Soul/Classic Rock/Jazz/Swing; Background Vocals, Percussion.    Winner of Best Blues Band of Orange County, Orange County Music Awards, 2007

·Vocal Coach, 15 years

·Oil Painting

·Writer/director-theatrical plays