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Rafael Antonio R.

International buyer
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Last activity Apr, 05, 2022 08:23 PM
Company: LU-VE
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Italy, Lombardia, Uboldo
  • Overview

    I have 9 years as a professional international buyer. Bachelors in Economics and Business Administration and Master in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management. I have a deep passion when doing my job as a buyer, I consider myself a specialist in sourcing products and suppliers worldwide and also consider myself to have knowledge to apply main strategies for purchasing management. On my own opinion, a good buyer will be able to look any typology of product and manage it. Also I have experience on the Import/Export management, meaning that I am able to cover the complete process from purchasing the product until delivering the goods to final destination and calculation the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).


Total Work Experience :

9 Year(s)

Experience as a freelancer :

3 Year(s)

Total Experience in Procurement :

9 Year(s)

Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English - Italian - Spanish

Countries i can cover :

France - Honduras - Italy - El Salvador

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Advisory Services 8 year(s)
Process/Organisational redesign
Procurement Digitilisation
Procurement Systems(eProcurement, ERPs, Data Warehouses,...)
Strategic Sourcing

Quality Control 1 year(s)
Manufacturing Components and Supplies
Computer aided design CAD and computer aided manufacturing CAM system

Sourcing/Category Management 9 year(s)
Metal screw machine made parts

Supplier Development Engineering (SDE)/Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) 9 year(s)
Brass high precision machining
  • Masters2015-01-01 to 2016-01-01

    Master in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
    MIP Politecnico di Milano

  • Bachelor's2004-01-01 to 2009-01-01

    Economics and Business Administration

Professional certifications :CIPS
Past Experiences
  • LU-VE Group | Consumer Goods

    2018-09-01 - Today

    Global Commodity Buyer

    Responsible for managing key aspects of purchasing supply chain and delivering the best level of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in the following categories: electronic components, metal fittings (pipping, manifolds, tees from different materials), defrost heaters, soldering/brazing components and special project components. • Develop and execute commodity strategies for the assigned commodities. • Pursue systematic TCO reductions (savings) and value improvements for the commodities under charge. Track KPI's and deliver reports for purchasing director. • Identify and develop strategic supply sources for the assigned commodities. • Manage relationships with all suppliers, resolve supplier issues and optimize suppliers' performance. Develop and establish medium and long-term commercial agreements with suppliers in order to have a clear visibility of current and future collaboration. • Advise and guide Plant Buyers within the commodity and company’s growth strategy. • Lead special projects as assigned by the management director.

    • Cooperate on purchasing projects specific to cost reduction, quality improvement, cycle time reductions and supplier transitions. • Evaluate markets and sources of supply across components and raw materials portfolio. • Team with other strategic buyers to effectively consolidate direct suppliers with identified strategic partners within responsible business or region, drive productivity and participate in supplier negotiations. • Work with internal cross functional teams for process improvements • Provide reporting and diagnostics on areas of sourcing and supply. • Assist and drive quick resolution to ensure continuity of supply. • Effectively achieve targeted synergies and benchmarking.

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