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Precurement / Buyer / Purchasing Resume

Desired Industry: Manufacturing SpiderID: 5637
Desired Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Date Posted: 2/27/2006
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: ASAP
Desired Wage: Will Negotiate
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Undecided

Degreed in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science with broad background in foundry products and castings, quality, process, purchasing, sales, vendor certification and international business. Multi-lingual: English, German, Hindi, and Urdu

Poclain-Hydraulics; Racine, WI Present
Materials Buyer/Planner from Europe & Low-Cost Countries (India, China, France & Italy)
Manage buying and planning of castings, forgings & machined parts from Europe and Low-Cost Country suppliers. Conduct quarterly meetings with assigned supply base including international travel. Maintain supplier performance reports; develop continuous improvement strategies and update vendor information.

JL FRENCH CORPORATION, Sheboygan, WI Feb. 2002 - March 2005
Corporate Buyer (Purchased mainly from India & China)
Execute the planning and purchasing of castings & components globally. Maintain and enhance supplier rapport, reconcile open contract issues and coordinate all changes to the contract. Serve as a liaison among engineering, quality, operations departments and supplier. Review performance of existing/ prospective suppliers.

WAUKESHA ENGINE (Dresser, Inc.) Waukesha, WI. Jan. 2001- Feb. 2002
Sr. Buyer & Materials Engineer (Purchased mainly from India)
Developed and monitored quality criteria for foundry supply base. Established confidentiality & supplier agreements with vendors. Assisted suppliers on potential corrective action and trouble shooting on day-to-day nonconforming issues. Purchased approximately $13 million of ferrous & nonferrous castings. Worked as liaison between Waukesha Engine manufacturing & purchasing and the suppliers.

GENERAC PORTABLE PRODUCTS, Jefferson, Wisconsin Oct. 1999- Jan. 2001
Sr. Buyer (Purchased mainly from Taiwan, China & Italy)
Supervised three Buyers. Negotiated long-term contracts with key suppliers. Forged partnership with suppliers via frequent visits and daily communications. Establish & investigate new quality-oriented suppliers. Create and maintain ISO Purchasing Procedure Manual.

DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION. Detroit, Michigan April 1999- Oct. 1999
Sr. Buyer (Purchased mainly from Germany, India & Czech-Republic)
Responsible for purchasing of mounts, brackets, supports and misc.-rough ferrous & non-ferrous castings from domestic and overseas suppliers. Traveled 35-40% internationally.

THE OILGEAR COMPANY, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1989-Dec. 1998
Metallurgist/Casting Buyer(Purchased mainly from India)
Responsibilities include purchasing approximately $3 million in engineered commodities; assisting design engineers in casting designs for heavy duty customized hydraulic pumps and new pump designs. Audit vendors, foundries and suppliers to meet Oilgear and ISO specifications. Assist the Quality Control department in meeting QA standards.
Established ISO 9000 and 9002 quality control programs for foundries, pattern makers, heat-treating services and metallurgical lab. Negotiated pricing for all casting purchases, bar stock,
heat-treating, outside processing, pattern repairs and new patterns. Achieved 50% cost savings on over 10 product lines from changing molding process, patterns, design changes and

PETTIBONE CORP.,Chicago,IL. 1982-1989
Corporate Metallurgist( Purchased mainly from Mexico)
Responsible for melting, quality control, heat-treating and non-destructive testing for manufacturing of railroad, mining and construction equipment. Duties also included technical liaison with customers and raw material suppliers. Supervised 7 lab technicians. Served as technical advisor to subsidiaries in the United States and Mexico. Conducted extensive research in the development of new alloys for subsidiary in Mexico.

CASTING ENGINEERS INC.,Chicago,IL. 1975-1982
Investment Casting Engineer
Responsible for materials and process specification, heat treatment, layout, machining of aircraft engine parts (airfoils, blades, etc.).

DANKO ARLINGTON INC.,Baltimore,MD. 1973-1975
Quality Control Engineer (non-ferrous foundry)
Duties included non-destructive and destructive testing, heat treatment, machining and layout of outgoing of product quality.

EISEN WERKE DUECKER A.G., Laufach, Germany 1971-1973
Plant Metallurgist
Foundry produced tool steel, gray and ductile iron, stainless steel and nickel based alloy castings. Responsible for melting, core room and cleaning room.


Metallurgical Engineering/Material Science, Staatliche Ingenieur Schule Fuer Machinenwesen, Friedberg Hessen, Germany, 1971. Thesis: “Dynamic Study of Metal Casting in Cylinders and Boxes Under Varying Conditions.
Additional Courses and Education: Non-destructive testing (level III), American Society for NDT, Inc.; Magnetic Particle Inspection, Magnaflux Corp.; Job Instruction Training, Burnside Steel; Welding Engineering Courses, Engineering School, Germany; Quality Education System (QES), Philip B. Crosby; Statistical Process Control (SPC), University of Wisconsin; Dale Carnegie Course; Purchasing Courses, MSOE.


American Foundry Society; Ductile Iron Society; American Society for Metals


Technical and business experience with Resins, Urethanes, Furan & Phenolic no- bake
materials. Melting, alloying, castings, heat treatment of ferrous & non-ferrous metals.
Non-destructive & destructive testing, X-rays, dyepenetrant and magneflux. Failure analysis & coordination of technical meetings with customers. Evaluation and selection of alternate materials and methods improvement.

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