Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Languages
Software
Customs Legislation
Timeline
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Patricia Suarez

Purchasing/Foreign Trade Manager
Tlalnepantla

Summary

Purchasing professional with more than 20 years of experience in, International Purchases,Foreign Trade and Customs Compliance, Traffic and Logistics, developed in transnational companies in the Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Textile Industries; as well as 3 & 4 PL-Freight Forwarder, Global Trade, passionate about people, process, projects and purchasing.

Overview

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1
Language
15
15
years of post-secondary education
23
23
years of professional experience

Work History

Senior Purchasing Manager

Intimark (Victoria´s Secrets)
2018-04 - 2018-08
  • Decreased material expenses by [8]% by managing tracking and supply.
  • Responsible for he explosion of materials, planning, import purchase, regulatory issues ending with the export of the finished product.
  • Devised and executed annual purchasing plans and contracts, including raw material and finished goods.
  • Implemented policies to reduce cost and eliminate waste.
  • Oversaw $[32 KUSD] budget and all purchasing needs Direct & Indirect as chemicals, raw material, packaging material and Maquilas for the company from USA, Europe, Asia & Latam.
  • Solved diverse supply chain problems involving numerous sources, logistics and scheduling factors.
  • Authorized purchase orders and consumables through Microsoft Dynamics AX and SAP.
  • Wrote standard operating procedures for department.
  • Purchased new products and oversaw inventory stocking and availability.
  • Performed monthly reconciliation of open purchasing orders.
  • Developed productive relationships with key account holders.
  • Sourced vendors, built relationships and negotiated prices.

Procurement Logistics Manager

Fynotej S de RL de CV
2017-04 - 2017-11
  • Developed team communications and information for procurement and operation meetings.
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
  • Resolved logistics and customs problems, improved operations and provided exceptional client support.

Senior Buyer

Bocar Automotive
2012-11 - 2016-11
  • Negotiated policies and contracts with vendors to achieve optimal pricing and consistent availability.
  • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs and negotiated prices to maintain profit margins.
  • Performed extensive vendor and supplier research to identify cost-effective options and product availability.
  • Documented purchasing information in SAP to maintain detailed and accurate records.
  • Standardized inventory quarterly reporting and analysis and instituted corrective action for close-outs and out-of-stock items to keep inventory records current.
  • Reviewed proposals, qualified vendors and recommended optimal suppliers.
  • Managed vendor purchase order process including dispatch, delivery and invoicing to set contractual guidelines and maintain budgetary regulations.
  • Maintained key item stock levels and wrote or expedited purchase orders.
  • Determined lowest possible cost, factoring in quality and reliability and negotiated favorable contracts.
  • Dispensed purchase orders to suppliers with accurate pricing, deadlines and terms and conditions.
  • Recommended metrics for product availability, costs and delivery to advance business objectives.

Seafreight Manager

Kuehne y Nagel
2009-05 - 2012-10

Foreign Trade and Logistics Chief

Sanofi
2002-10 - 2009-02

Traffic and Customs Chief

Kendall
2001-08 - 2002-09

Air Export Manager

Panalpina
1994-03 - 2001-07

Education

Degree in International Relations - International Relations And Affairs

National Autonomous University Of Mexico
1991-10 - 1995-06

Diploma in Customs Legislation - Customs Law

ITESM
1998-06 - 1999-06

GED

Lamar University Texas
1989-01 - 1991-12

French Language Certification - Teaching French As A Second Or Foreign Language

Franco Mexican University
1995-01 - 1996-12

Certification in International Purchasing - Purchasing, Procurement, And Contracts Management

Porsche Consulting
2016-01 - 2018-12

Foreign Trade Rules (Update) - Foreign Trade And Mexican Customs Law

Global Business University
2018-01 - 2018-12

Automotive Standard Auditor- IATF 16949:2016 - Auditor

Cuality Corporation
2017-04 - 2017-11

Internal Auditor Risk Management ISO 31000:2009 - OEA C-TPAT

GRM
2014-01 - 2014-12

Skills

    Contract Negotiation

Vendor sourcing

Regulatory Affairs (Pharmaceutical) & Compliance

Bid coordination

Procurement expertise

Languages

English, French

Software

OFFICE

SAP 2.0

Windows AX

Customs Legislation

Ley Aduanera, Ley de Comercio Exterior. Ley del IVA. Anexo 24 & 31. Cambios de Regimen. RCGME. LIGIE. Programas e instrumentos de Fomento: PROSEC, IMMEX. TLC's. Acuerdos Comerciales. Certificados de Origen. Auditorias del SAT/SE.

Timeline

Senior Purchasing Manager

Intimark (Victoria´s Secrets)
2018-04 - 2018-08

Foreign Trade Rules (Update) - Foreign Trade And Mexican Customs Law

Global Business University
2018-01 - 2018-12

Procurement Logistics Manager

Fynotej S de RL de CV
2017-04 - 2017-11

Automotive Standard Auditor- IATF 16949:2016 - Auditor

Cuality Corporation
2017-04 - 2017-11

Certification in International Purchasing - Purchasing, Procurement, And Contracts Management

Porsche Consulting
2016-01 - 2018-12

Internal Auditor Risk Management ISO 31000:2009 - OEA C-TPAT

GRM
2014-01 - 2014-12

Senior Buyer

Bocar Automotive
2012-11 - 2016-11

Seafreight Manager

Kuehne y Nagel
2009-05 - 2012-10

Foreign Trade and Logistics Chief

Sanofi
2002-10 - 2009-02

Traffic and Customs Chief

Kendall
2001-08 - 2002-09

Diploma in Customs Legislation - Customs Law

ITESM
1998-06 - 1999-06

French Language Certification - Teaching French As A Second Or Foreign Language

Franco Mexican University
1995-01 - 1996-12

Air Export Manager

Panalpina
1994-03 - 2001-07

Degree in International Relations - International Relations And Affairs

National Autonomous University Of Mexico
1991-10 - 1995-06

GED

Lamar University Texas
1989-01 - 1991-12
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