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Desired Industry: Purchasing/Buyers SpiderID: 5535
Desired Job Location: Detroit, Michigan Date Posted: 2/21/2006
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes

Delphi Corporation- Troy, Michigan
Operations Buyer (Contract)
May 2006 to Present

* Stamping Commodity Buyer - $45 million APV supporting new product, production demand
* Champion strategic sourcing initiatives for Latches, Door Modules and Power Products to achieve lowest upfront cost
* Manage 25 suppliers (N.America, Europe,Asia)-Monitor KPIs, Scorecard
* Responsible for supplier selection, quoting, price analysis and contract negotiation
* Target settings for new product sourcing by cost modeling and benchmarking
* Coordinate supplier development initiatives to achieve cost reductions and improve quality
* Generate and implement Cost Improvement Plans – generated plans to achieve $100,000 savings for a program by process improvements
* Work with Program Managers, Product Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Supplier Quality Engineers and Supplier Development Engineers for sourcing the part
* Developed and implemented a plan to resource business of $3 million APV from a Financially troubled supplier to an alternate source without affecting the regular production
* Analyze supplier’s process capabilities – identify and develop new sources
* Develop strategies for each supplier to meet the organizational goals
* Negotiate Long Term Agreements, Payment Terms, Link & Leverage opportunities Pursue cost savings through localization and leveraging global volumes
* Involved in sourcing to a low cost country with a targeted savings of $2 million

Global Supply Management Intern (Direct Hire)
May 2005 to April 2006

* Worked in a Cross Functional team of Commodity Managers, Cost Leaders, Supplier Suggestion Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers
* Estimated cost of part by cost modeling - generate improvement plans to close cost gap
* Identified a cost gap of 2% for purchased casting parts by cost modeling
* Involved in developing a cost standard for caliper assemblies to estimate ideal cost
* Captured key engineering parameters required to estimate the cost
* Assisted in creating assembly commodity part catalog with engineering parameters for the assembly bill of materials (BOM)
* Identified potential localization parts by analyzing the metallic portfolio
* Used Cost Models to estimate a savings of $900,000 on labor & logistics by localization
* Analyzed prints to assign correct commodity classification for parts in metallic portfolio
* Worked as a team with all the Commodity Team Managers to develop standard work to maintain bid-list for their commodity teams and analyze the supplier quality performance

Saghai Engineering Works - Coimbatore, India
Manufacturing Engineer
April 2003 to December 2003

* Responsible for daily production activities of fabrication, machining and welding operations with 75 workers
* Member of a team involved in the design and manufacture of special purpose machine for the manufacture of compressor dished ends
* Designed sheet metal parts for fabrication using AutoCAD & Pro-Engineer
* Developed fixtures for hydraulic press for bending heavy plates and blanks into custom shapes per customer requirements
* Involved in the design of fixtures and special purpose machines for various bending and welding operations to increase productivity
* Designed a fixture for the welding of gear shaft which reduced the production time by 15 %

Nattur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) – Coimbatore, India
Design Engineer - Intern
July 2002 to March 2003

* Worked in a team of four to design Apron Tube cutting machine
* Analyzed the existing machine and developed ways to increase the productivity
* Reduced the idle time of the machine by implementing innovative cam operated clamping methods, resulting in easy and safe means of clamping the cutting tool
* Designed a special screw operated mechanism for making full utilization of the cutting tool
* Designed a pneumatic setup for the forward and the reverse strokes of the tool towards the tube, resulting in increased production rate
* Increased the productivity by 12%


* Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
GPA: 3.83 / 4.00

* Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
GPA: 3.70 / 4.00

* Three years work experience in the areas of Global Supply Management and Manufacturing
* Education: Masters and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering with exposure to various manufacturing processes (stamping, casting, fabrication and welding)
* Metallic Sourcing Excellence Achievement Award for contributing towards developing standard work to maintain metallic bid list
* Experience in estimating the cost of stamped parts, target settings, generating and implementing cost improvement plans
* Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles, Continuous Improvement, VA/VE, DFMA, PPAP and APQP process
* Certified in Fundamentals of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)
* Results driven with excellent project management skills and ability “to see the big picture” and “think outside the box”
* Proven leader with strong work ethics and excellent communication skills

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