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James L.

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Last activity Jun, 30, 2020 03:16 PM
Industry: Semiconductors
  • United States, Florida, Pembroke Pines
  • Overview

    I have over 18 years experience in sourcing, buying electronic components and semiconductors.

Highlights

Total Years of Experience :

27 Year(s) Old


Total Years of Experience as a freelancer :

4 Year(s) Old


Total Years of Experience in Procurement :

18 Year(s) Old


Languages you speak with Professional working proficiency level :

English

Countries you can cover :

United States

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
  • Sourcing/Category Management 18 year(s)
    • Digital integrated circuits (High)

  • Sourcing/Category Management 15 year(s)
    • Linear integrated circuits (High)
    • Digital integrated circuits (High)
Education
  • B.S.1987-09-01 to 1990-06-01

    MARKETING, MANAGEMENT
    University of Toledo

Past Experiences
  • Boeing Distribution Services Inc. | Airlines/Aviation

    2018-11-01 To 2020-02-01

    Supply Chain - Strategic Sourcing Analyst

    Evaluating potential contract bid opportunities to determine scope and sourcing strategy. Reviewing technical documentation to identify product sources. Obtaining and negotiating cost data for projects ranging in value from 50K to 500M. As a Team Member ( we ) work an average of 50-100 projects per year sourcing on average 20K unique part numbers with an estimated value of 200M. •Providing feedback to Strategic Pricing, Sales and Procurement teams regarding cost competitiveness of stock/quoted items. • Working with OBIE and ORACLE involving Suppliers and Contracts. •Identified cost reduction and resale increase opportunities and implements actions to achieve efficiencies •Leading supplier negotiations for all aspects of assigned bid opportunities while managing upload of cost data for assigned projects. •Leading cross functional communications providing project status and escalating issues to appropriate decision makers for assigned projects weekly. •Performing other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.


  • Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits D | Food & Beverages

    2016-11-01 To 2018-06-01

    IT Procurement Specialist - Contractor

    Processed and completed Information Technology equipment requests as they were submitted thru the ticketing system. • Worked with Oracle and OBIE reporting weekly. • Involved in Quantitative Supplier Performance, Expense Analytics and the Procure to Pay Process with several vendors. • Monitored, analyzed and used weekly several OBIE, Oracle analytics such as Purchase Cycle Time, Buyer Productivity, Off Contract Purchases, Direct-Indirect Spend and Supplier Performance. • Guided users towards correct process and procedure for requesting Information Technology equipment. • Worked directly with the local Support Technicians to ensure effective and accurate information entry in the ticketing system to facilitate faster order processing. • Communicated effectively with all Information Technology vendors to ensure the most cost effective and accurate order entry. • Assisted with Information Technology ordering information gathering to ensure inventory control and ordering efficiency. • Reconciled invoice exceptions to ensure timely invoice and payment processing to assist in fostering good vendor relations. • Worked directly with members of the Ariba iShop approval workflow to ensure order are processed thru iShop in a timely manner. • Assisted with Asset Management and Inventory control for all Southern Wines and Spirits divisions. • Maintained and update department processes and documentation for standard equipment to ensure the most accurate information for entering orders. • Reported on all exceptions and training opportunities within the Information Technology ordering system. • Performed other duties as assigned and contribute to the success of the department and function at Southern Wines and Spirits. • Acquired and maintained knowledge of Information Technology equipment usage and implementation • Acquired and maintained Knowledge of Information Technology ordering software

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