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					 ERIK A. JALAJAS
 24 Danielle Court                                                                         Home: (609) 896-0488
 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648                                                            E-Mail: ejalajas@hotmail.com
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 PROFILE              “Having bought it all” for office and manufacturing. Procurement and Purchasing.
                      Ambitious, optimistic, self-motivated and determined professional with over 10 years of
                      business experience in working with multiple level management and multiple engineering
                      groups. Skillful in effective negotiation, building relationships and delegation. Adept with
                      budget allocation and accountability. Processed over $25M per year in Major Contracts
                      Domestic and International. Generated $500K per year in Aftermarket Sales. In capital
                      equipment for process industries, manufacturing, heat recovery and air pollution equipment.
                                         “If I haven’t bought it, you don’t need it.”

QUALIFICATIONS          Procurement                                         Aftermarket and Customer Service
                        Analysis and Review                                 Shipping and Receiving
                        Quotations                                          Inventory

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
      Ross Air Systems, Inc. (formerly part of The Midland-Ross Corporation)
        1994 to 2008, company closed due to Bankruptcy Chapter 7                                       Somerset, NJ

         The Midland-Ross Corporation                                                                 Somerset, NJ

       Procurement, Original Equipment Manufacturer Buyer, Aftermarket Services,
          $15M a year in Purchases for Domestic contracts. Purchase electrical and electronic components and related
            products. Power transmission, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic components. Fabricated parts and
            assemblies from blueprints. Office supplies and services
          $10M a year in Purchases for International Contracts
          Analysis of Requisitions and Quotes with Purchasing Manager, Vice President of Sales, President of
            Company, also with The Engineering, Purchasing, Finance of a Foreign Related Company (Brazil)
          Target 20% cost savings by Request Quotes and Bids (RFP) on material and services. Responsible for all
            phases of procurement

       Aftermarket Services,
         $500K Sales Revenue generated for Aftermarket Services as in replacement parts, upgrades and repair and
            installation services
         Promote customer relationships
         Process customer requests for quotes into sales orders, 90% success rate
         Export shipments and domestic, competitive quotes and reduce time and errors

       Purchasing,
          Create purchase orders from Engineering releases of Bill of Materials, reviewed and advise Chief Engineer
            of cost savings recommendations
          Compare cost and comparable products, supply matrix
          Receive and analyze requisitions, strategic planning for delivery and cost and payments to suppliers
          Issue blanket orders, avoidance of shortages, shipping delays and disruption of manufacturing
          Set reorder and inventory levels, reduce inventory cost and expense. Order material for in-house facility,
            office supplies, paper, hardware, maintenance items
          Subcontract and outsource sub assemblies, reduce cost of in-house assembly
     Project Co-ordination/Expedite,
        Handle multiple contracts simultaneously, 3-5 at any given time
        Project coordination with project manager and supply chain logistics scheduling, expedite purchase orders,
           scheduling for on-time manufacturing


     Quotations,
       Send out quotes (RFQ), competitive bidding and leverage
       Negotiate commitment with vendors, develop mutually beneficial relationship, that encouraged better
          pricing and beneficial payment terms
       Request new product information(RFI), work with Engineering for newest technologies, research
          marketplace for new products and services via internet and mail literature
       Interview salesmen, visited supplier facilities, discussions that maximize savings
       Contact vendors and negotiate commitment

     Accounting,
       Assist Accounting for document control and reconciliation. Handle returns. Warranty and invoice issues,
          prevent duplicate payments. Create invoices for service work and parts sales, Collections
       Streamlined cash flow with material shipments


EDUCATION
                    UPSALA COLLEGE, East Orange, NJ
                    Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

				
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