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Senior Buyer Resume

Norcross, GA

BUSINESS LEADER IN PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY

Versatile and results-focused Supply Chain Professional with cross-functional experience in manufacturing, defense, and technology. Special skills in IBM Cognos systems, modeling, and advanced programming
Known for engaged and approachable management style in fast-paced, global sourcing environments. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, adept in managing change and delivering profit improvement through the application of best practices and technology.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Norcross, GA 1999 – 2011
(formerly: BAE Systems)
Senior Buyer

  • Worked with customer divisions and suppliers on Requests for Quotations, developing and expediting reports, process purchase orders, and other required documentation and analysis.
  • Served as Database Administrator, writing reports in Cognos software; mapped and wrote programs, created filters and parameters to provide customized reports for internal clients and suppliers.
  • Worked with Procurement Management team to identify and develop standard reporting metrics and standard reports for use by SCMS team to support Customer requirements.
  • Provided support to Costpoint/TIPQA roll out with respect to Cognos interface.
  • Worked closely with the management team to determine impact of changes in process and tools and adjust reporting and documents as needed.
  • Developed and assessed "what if" scenarios in Costpoint database.

Confidential, Tallahassee, FL 1992 – 1999

Buyer/Senior Buyer

  • Responsible for working with suppliers on RFQs, purchase orders, and other procurement transactions.
  • As Database Administrator, developed customized reports in Crystal software to support internal clients and suppliers.
  • Worked with Procurement Management team to determine standard reporting metrics and standard reports for use by Procurement team to support requirements.
  • Provided support to Oracle (also utilizing SAP R/3-release 4.0b for 1 year) roll out with respect to Crystal interface.
  • Worked closely with the management team to determine impact of changes in process and tools and adjust reporting and documents as needed.
  • Worked through "what if" scenarios in Oracle database.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continued)

  • Participated in major company initiative for United States Army, using MS PowerPoint, MS Project to support the SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems) program.

Confidential, Tallahassee, FL 1986 – 1992

Purchasing Associate/Buyer

  • Managed supplier relations and facilitated requests and documentation.
  • Managed and wrote reports in Dbase III+ and IV software.
  • Worked with Purchasing Department to determine standard reporting metrics and standard reports for use by Procurement team to support requirements; employed Lotus 1-2-3, MS Word, and MS Excel.
  • Maintained reporting metrics for use with HP-UX system

Education

B.S., Mathematics

TECHNICAL Training

  • IBM Cognos-8 BI Transformer:PowerCubes/Security Cubes-Control Objects/Design Dashboards/Ad Hoc Reports (32 CPE), 2011
  • IBM Cognos-8 BI Report Author/Programming (Report Studio, Query Studio and Analysis Studio) (16 CPE), 2008
  • IBM Cognos-8 BI Framework Manager: Designing Metadata Models and Advanced Programming (40 CPE), 2008
  • MS Access-Advanced with programming-Visual Basic (32 CPE), 2005
  • Oracle 8i Database Administration (40 CPE), 1998-1999
  • Advanced Purchasing Strategies-cost control/negotiations (40 CPE) (formerly: NAPM-now ISM), 1998
  • Novell Netware-3.11-386 series (Networking) (40 CPE), 1992
  • Programming Languages: C, SQL, Visual Basic

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