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1805 Dartmouth Drive
Middleburg, FL 32068
Senior Strategic Sourcing Buyer
31 years experience W2
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Senior Strategic Sourcing Buyer
Professional/Consulting Services
Jan 2008 - Jan 2012
Jacksonville, FL
  • Championed the integration of aggressive cost containment, vendor selection and strategic planning initiatives to recognize a $900K annual savings with a 5 year potential savings of $5MM.
  • Trusted to identify, pursue and manage supply chain needs for this manufacturer with key relationships with US Military clients navigate complex government contract requirements and ensure availability to equipment and products to ensure completion of time sensitive orders.
  • Led tactical planning and purchasing for $15MM annual spend maintain oversight for the procurement of raw materials, commodities and industrial parts, and foster collaborative relationships with 20+ domestic and international vendors to optimize continuity and meet production goals. Key Accomplishments
  • Spearheaded critical process improvement and turn-around strategies for underperforming requisition and tracking functions implemented streamlined and standardized order taking procedures to optimize outcomes and ensure clear communication to production team and decreasing back-order issues.
  • Consistently achieved 98% on-time delivery results acknowledged a 20% reduction in costs within 24 months of tenure.
  • Redesigned bidding processes to eliminate progressive costs and force vendors to maintain competitive pricing to win business, saved money on nearly every purchased material and establish buying principles that will continue to impact profitability results, long-term. Francis Costanzo, MBA | 904.923.2879 | jfrankc99@comcast.net
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Purchasing Manager (Short-Term)
Jan 2007 - Jan 2007
Jacksonville, FL
  • Gained rapid, critical insight into navigating state and Federal customs regulations and requirements to successfully import products to support this top tier manufacturer of security equipment for US Military, Law Enforcement and Private Security Firms. Key Accomplishments
  • Applied solid analytical skills and purchasing savvy to deliver 98% on-time delivery created detailed forecasts, interpreted material usage rates and collaborated with internal business units to define project timeframes, ROI requirements and raw materials needs. Supervisor of warehouse, inventory management personnel.
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Purchasing Manager
Jan 2000 - Jan 2007
  • Gained successive promotions and responsibilities to secure Purchasing Manager role for this multi-unit, international manufacturer of precision ground gears.
  • Sourced and selected vendors for electronics components and raw materials maintained accurate and detailed product forecasts to create continuity for production requirements, and interacted with a diverse range of international suppliers to achieve aggressive cost containment goals.
  • Evaluated and interpreted industry and market trends to accurately predict consumer demand and capitalize on potential low-price materials opportunities, impacting revenue and profitability results. Key Accomplishments
  • Performed in-depth process improvement studies to identify underperforming facets of the purchasing life-cycle implemented new and improved buying processes to capture a 15% decrease in costs, translating to a $97K cost savings. Supervisor of warehouse, inventory management, shipping and receiving personnel.
  • Maintained 99% on-time delivery standard, renegotiated a $65K savings for rail logistics services, and saved $8K through simple new vendor identification processes. The purchase of IT equipment, software and hardware. Early Career Experience
Process Improvement
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Purchasing Agent
Jan 1999 - Jan 2000
Trevose, PA
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Purchasing Agent
Jan 1994 - Jan 1999
Croydon, PA
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Purchasing Agent
Jan 1992 - Jan 1994
Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Raw Materials: steel, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, plastics, rubber, castings, forgings and chemicals
  • Electrical and electronics: assemblies and components
  • Procurement of capital machinery' Machined parts: simple to complex parts and MRO supplies
  • Office equipment and supplies IT hardware and supplies Hardware and adhesives
  • Fabricated sheet metal parts Dies and mold's Tooling fixtures and assemblies jigs
  • Construction projects Outside processing: heat treat, plating, etc.
  • Maintenance service contracts and Packaging and shipping supplies
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Rochville University
Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Rochville University
Business Management
Rochville University
Institute for Supply Management
Process Improvement