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Cornelius D.

Technical buyer
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Last activity May, 31, 2022 01:01 PM
Industry: Higher Education
  • Korea, Republic of, Gyeongsangbukdo, Yeongju
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    I am an innovative procurement professional who gained practical procurement experience as an engineer, technical buyer and manufacturing controller where I supported organisations to reach their strategic goals. I recently completed a CIPS accredited Masters in Operation and Supply Chain Management focuses on Procurement and Sourcing, with merit, concentrating on contracts within procurement, supply chain management, business analysis and assessment, complemented with strategic operations management, lean thinking, and total quality management. I like to get exposure to various industry sectors to gain an understanding of the needs faced and to satisfy my drive for continuous learning and improvement.


Total Work Experience :

11 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

2 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

8 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :


Countries i can cover :

Japan - Korea, Republic of - South Africa

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Advisory Services 11 year(s)
Process/Organisational redesign
Human Resources Management
Green Procurement
Procurement Digitilisation
Procurement Systems(eProcurement, ERPs, Data Warehouses,...)
Recruiting/Head Hunting
Strategic Sourcing

Sourcing/Category Management 4 year(s)
Industrial laundry and dry cleaning equipment
Cleaning and janitorial supplies
Institutional food services equipment
Food preparation equipment
Cookware and kitchen tools
Storage and handling equipment and supplies
Vending machines
Liquid vending machines
Piece and part vending machines
Prepared to order food vending machines
Coin operated gambling machines
Gambling tables and games
Gambling management and networked wagering systems
Table gambling management systems
Networked wagering games

Quality Control 7 year(s)
Electronic media or data duplicating equipment
Computer data input devices
Office and desk accessories
Electronic copyboards or accessories
Office supplies
Desk supplies
Electric pencil sharpener
Correction media
Electrical erasers
Electronic safe or arm devices
Locks and security hardware and accessories
Electric lock
Non electric strike plate
Personal safety and protection
Personal safety devices or weapons
Institutional food services equipment
Commercial use electric can openers
Vending machines
    Professional certifications :MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management University of Liverpool Jan 2013 – Jul 2017 I graduated with MERITE from the CIPS accredited course, focusing on procurement and sourcing, which prepares me to face real-life situations in: • Contracts & Procurement • Finance & Legal Aspects of Int’l Trade • Logistics & International Trade • Supply Chain Operations Management • Business Analysis & Assessment • Lean Thinking • Total Quality Management • Strategic Operations Management
    Other certifications :Certificate: Managing Supplier Performance Next Level Purchasing Oct 2012 Financial Accounting (International) F3 ACCA Jan 2012 – Jun 2012 Fundamentals in Accounting F1 ACCA Jan 2011 – Jun 2011 Certificate in TESOL Andrews Univ. Nov 2009 – Dec 2009 Certificate in Project Management Intec College Feb 2003 – Feb 2004 B-Tech Electrical Engineering (Electronics) Cape Technikon Jun 1998 – Mar 2000 ND Electrical Engineering (Electronics) Cape Technikon Jun 1994 – Dec 1996 Cape Technikon (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
    Past Experiences
    • SAN People Pty Ltd / MultEnet Pty Ltd | Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

      2001-02-01 To 2005-07-01

      Technical Buyer/Manufacturing Controller

      This was an electronics development and manufacturing company. In the framework of the ISO9001 accredited company, I learned the value of clear interdepartmental communication and co-operation to support each department to reach the strategic goals of the company.

      As Technical Buyer I serve the research and development programs, and in-house manufacturing of the company by sourcing and procuring packaging, enclosures, discrete electronic components, subcontractors, and capital equipment. I maintain and improve purchasing procedures and processes through a philosophy of Total Quality Management by focusing on:

      * Supply risk mitigation, introduce alternative manufacturers

      * Cost Reductions using:

      o Negotiations with Total Cost of Ownership in mind

      o Order consolidation increasing buying ‘muscle’ (also driving the number of purchase orders down – reduction in processing costs)

      o Accrue component projections combined with call-off orders

      o Revise the packaging strategy (reduce the cost of outbound shipping)

      o Alternative components (mitigate component obsolescence and reduce cost)

      * Cash Flow Improvement: Analyse (usage, unit cost, and MOQ)

      * Management of:

      o JIT sourcing: increase planning and follow-ups to improve on-time delivery

      o Outsourcing of manufacturing (Negotiations to Finished Product)

      o Junior buyer and store hand

      o Presentation of the final buying strategy to senior management

      o Correct and timely payments of Purchase Orders by the accounting department

      o Administration Optimisation: reduce the fill out time of RFQs, RFOs, IROs, and cost models from

      components to fully assembled products

       Inventory Management:

      o Component / Finished Goods (receive, storage, dispatch, and stock take)

      o Initiate “Manufacturing Cross-Docking” to reduce stock handling time

      o Reduce surplus components

      As Manufacturing Controller I strive to supply internal technicians and external contractors with the relevant data and material resources necessary to achieve the desired outcomes. initiate changes that enable sound strategic decisions:

      • Optimisation of the Excel-based MRP system to reflect the manufacturing data pack, full product bill of materials (BOM) and component cost and lead time information (Drastically reducing the time to calculate strategic costing information)

       Spearheaded the strategic decision to recall questionable released products:

      o Collaborate closely with lead engineers to obtain a solution

      o Design a manufacturable configuration of the suggested solution

      o Initiate the systematic recall/replacement process through Marketing and Sales

    • Sure Engineering | Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

      2000-03-01 To 2000-08-01


      The company above specialises in High Voltage Instrumentation

       Procurement and Sourcing Experience

      o Source electronic and PC components for development and production

      o Manage allocated inventory levels

      o Assist management with budgeting and costing

       Operational Experience

      o Schedule labour to in-house production and NPD projects

      o Develop QA for new products and QC for manufacture products

      o Provide customer support to dealers and end users

       Technical Experience

      o Fault finding

      o Calibrate development and production units

      o Train technicians and dealers in proper fault-finding methods

    • Opsis Visual Management Systems | Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

      1995-06-01 To 1998-07-01

      In-service Training (Technician)

       Dec 1996 - Jun 1998

      This was a digital CCTV recording company.

      These companies granted me the opportunity to do in-service training towards my Degree in

      Electrical Engineering (Electronics). I soon realised the considerable impact efficient

      procurement (purchasing) and operational systems could have on a company’s overall cost-


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