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Desired Industry: Biotech SpiderID: 31125
Desired Job Location: Tamarac, Florida Date Posted: 12/7/2009
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes

A position as a procurement specialist that utilizes my purchasing and sourcing experience in the manufacturing and distribution sectors as well as my knowledge of manufacturing operations.

Cordis Corporation, a J&J company Miami, FL, 2007 to present
Sr. Procurement Agent
•Provide procurement leadership to business partners, identifying and conducting due diligence on suppliers, researching key supplier markets and managing all activities related to supplier selection driving significant value to the core business using RFX.
•Successfully establish sourcing relationships, negotiated contracts and master agreements with key strategic suppliers focused on the success of the projects deliverables and timelines.
•Purchased goods and services with annual value of more than $10 million, negotiating contracts and pricing agreements.
•Achieved over 15.0% of cost savings and cost avoidance on Professional services, MRO & tooling and capital equipment & facilities commodities applying lean purchasing & value stream mapping processes.

Kenneth Crosby NY, Miami, FL, 2005 to 2007
Branch Manager – Purchase Agent
•Managed an annual budget of $5 million in manufacturing tooling commodity for Cordis Corporation, a major medical device manufacturer delivering over 95% of the projects ahead of schedule working closely with all stakeholders and identifying the correct suppliers.
•Achieved an average of validated cost savings of 12.5% per year by sourcing and developing strategic supplier partnerships.
•Working in a cross functional matrix environment implementing a fluent and effective communication management process including engineering, sourcing, facilities, quality, and safety members implementing lean purchasing and value stream mapping processes.

Newstech Company, Miami, FL, 2004 to 2005
Account Executive
•Successfully developed market-specific sales program for the printing inks new business delivering $100K in sales in the first year of operations.
•Work closely with clients to determine requirements and specialized printing needs, reducing their raw material costs by more than 20%.
Accelerated Business Solutions Pompano Beach, FL, 2002 to 2004
Wholesale & Export Representative
•Developed/implemented business strategies to increase profits in Latin America/Caribbean market securing 10 new accounts, increasing revenue 10% and gross profit 15% over previous year.
•Established $200,000 account in Bahamas, exceeding client’s expectations and providing world-class customer service.
•Effectively negotiated 8.0% cost reduction for bulk products and specific brand products with strategic vendors.

Sinclair S.A. Sun Chemical Latin America, Cali, Colombia, 1998 to 2001
Paste Inks Vice Manager
•Managed distribution network accounts of more than $3 million in annual sales, initiating effective market-specific program that increased distribution 35% in 2000.
•Increased productivity by 15% and reduced material waste in 3% by applying value stream mapping processes, organizing sales budgets and forecasts, product inventories, product planning and production, and implementing strong understanding of data analysis and operations.
•Procurement of finished and unfinished products and raw materials from India, France England and Argentina reducing costs in more than 20% increasing our market share by 15% in 1999 & 2000.
•Project Team member that accomplished ISO 9000 certification in 9 months, awarded by ICONTEC Colombia in 1999; developed other projects as Planning projects and Occupational Risk Administration in 2000, and Integration Projects in 2001.
•Promoted from Assistant Manager to Vice Manager in less than 6 months.

Liceo Montessori, Palmira, Colombia, 1995 to 1998
Administrative and Project Coordinator
•Reorganized all administrative office functions enhancing operational framework and making it more efficient.
•Managed the facilities expansion project expenditures, delivering the project with a 5% under budget.

Florida International University Miami, Fl 2005
-Advanced Professional Certificate in Project Management

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia 1999
-Master’s degree, Management Program

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 1996
-Bachelor’s degree, Business Administration


•Experienced procurement professional skilled in MRO, professional services and capital equipment & facilities commodities, controlling inventory, overseeing supply chain operations of distribution centers and warehouses, project management trained.
•Proven ability to develop and oversee operating budgets, and communicate with other departments, vendors, and executive management to ensure procurement goals are met.
•Quick learner with an eye for cost savings & operations efficiency opportunities.
•Proficient in MS Office, Access, ARIBA Spend Management & ARIBA Buyer, SAP (recently trained) and Prophet 21.
•ISO 9000 certification project experience.
•Lean purchasing and value stream mapping experience.
•Fluent in English and Spanish, all forms of communications.

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