Phone: (408) 426-6949
Dianne Hawk E-Mail: : email@example.com
Linkedin web site: www.linkedin.com/in/diannehawk
Analytical, determined, and results-driven commodity and procurement manager with progressive growth and experience
in the coordination and execution of supplier and sourcing strategy within the high-tech industry. Demonstrated ability to
leverage knowledge and understanding of Lean manufacturing principles and Six Sigma methodologies with experience in
the development and implementation of measurable and actionable procurement strategies that drive productivity vital to
cost reduction and bottom-line profit improvement. Proven expertise in utilizing fact-based, process-oriented approach
towards reaching aggressive goals in support of cost, profit, customer service and organizational objectives. Exceptional
communication skills with the ability to work with diverse groups while inspiring confidence at all levels.
SUPPLY CHAIN PURCHASING /PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATION COST CONTAINMENT
MATERIAL PLANNING VENDOR MANAGEMENT OUTSOURCED MANUFACTURING SIX SIGMA
MRP/ERP VENDOR MANAGED INVENTORY KAN-BAN INVENTORY CONTROL
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION
Hands-on leadership experience across a range of procurement and material management functions including
contract negotiation, vendor management, supplier surveying, new product introduction and sourcing strategies.
Demonstrated ability to drive change within an organization, creating an environment that encourages creativity,
accountability, and teamwork.
Knowledge and understanding of ISO, e-Commerce, Sarbanes-Oxley, ERP systems, Lean manufacturing
principles, and Six Sigma principles.
Exceptional leader and mentor with strong, results-driven customer-focused skills.
Proficient in MS Office Suite, SAP, ASK ManMan, BAAN, ESI, PeopleSoft, Oracle (Reports), MS Project, MS
Access, and Agile.
Member, Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
PURCHASING SUPERVISOR | Optical Associates Inc., San Jose, CA | 2008-Present
Managed day-to-day operations for purchasing, planning, and warehousing on a tight budget, exceeding all expectations.
Achieved a 17% annual cost savings on machine parts with the reduction of existing supplier base, forcing an
overall price reduction for purchased parts.
Implemented a successful Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program with a local hardware supplier.
Streamlined operations with the conversion of 75% of paper transactions to electronic transactions.
SENIOR BUYER | Crystal Technology Inc., Palo Alto, CA | 2006-2008
Sourced suppliers for precious powders, platinum, fabricated metals, ceramics, chemicals, and consumables with an
annual spend of $7.4 million.
Led a cross-functional team to source new ceramics suppliers, eliminating sole sourcing, establishing competitive
bidding processes, negotiating long term agreements with suppliers, resulting in a savings of $1.5 million
Achieved an annual savings of $95,000 with the implementation of two Kan-Ban programs and a successful
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program.
Streamlined multiple purchasing processes that resulted in a promotion to acting Commodity Manager.
SENIOR NPI BUYER | KLA-Tencor – San Jose, CA | 2005-2006
Sourced suppliers and product for new products, locating alternative sourcing to achieve cost and lead-time reductions
for new technology initiatives.
Successfully transitioned three engineering programs from prototype to production.
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SENIOR BUYER | Spectra-Physics - Mountain View, CA | 2004-2005
Led the purchasing functions for the procurement of power supplies, plastics, ceramics, chemicals, machine parts, and
managed service contracts.
Saved $70,000 with the reduction of the plastics supplier base.
Team leader for Corporate Physical Inventory Team, motivating and guiding employees to participate in a 2-day,
Implemented a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) 2-bin replenishment program for all clean room consumables.
Participated on the sheet metal and PCB/A cost reduction team, rewriting the company’s legal boiler plate after
the purchase of the company.
SENIOR BUYER/CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR | County of Santa Clara, CA | 2003
Administered the purchasing functions and contract management for software/hardware maintenance and new license
agreements. (Contract Position)
Successfully negotiated a $32,000 cost avoidance for hardware and software maintenance.
SENIOR BUYER | Genus Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA | 2002-2003
Contract purchasing position, managing the procurement of ceramics, PCB/A, machine parts, connectors, valves, and
Leveraged previous and ongoing supplier partnerships to upgrade company from COD status and to improve
PROGRAM MANAGER | Auspex Systems - Santa Clara, CA | 2000-2001
Collaborated with Engineering groups to develop and detail timelines for software development and release, leading
weekly cross-functional meetings to effectively manage product release programs.
Led the delivery of the Gemini project to the field on time and in a quality manner.
Transitioned end-of-life product cycles while reducing lead times from 50 weeks down to four.
PURCHASING MANAGER | Hall Kinion & Associates - Cupertino, CA | 1999-2000
Defined and implement purchasing departmental procedures, cost reduction strategies and continuous process
improvement initiatives. Negotiated contracts for services, furniture, office supplies, and computer hardware.
COMMODITY TEAM LEADER | Becton Dickinson Biosystems – San Jose, CA | 1997-1999
Led a cross-functional team of four in the sourcing of lasers, power supplies, PCB/A, cables, optics, and computer
commodities, sourcing new suppliers while auditing the performance of existing supplier base.
Consistent record of reducing inventory material cost with a 10% reduction in the first year of employment, and
15% in the second.
Successful contract negotiations resulting in significant savings of $300,000 in PCB/A material and a $1.4 million
annual savings with the execution of a global laser contractual agreement.
COMMODITY MANAGER / CES OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR
Applied Materials – Santa Clara, CA | 1990-1997
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration University of Phoenix, San Jose, CA
Beyond the Basics ISM’s Contract Writing for Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
Currently pursuing APICS certification (2013)