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Vernie Bray

San Jose, CA
Cell (408) 679-3045
www.linkedin.com/in/verniebray

Objective
Experienced purchasing buyer with an emphasis in manufacturing seeking a challenging
professional position in the Purchasing field.

Summary
I have experience in reading both electronic schematics and engineering blue prints. I consider myself an
expert on Microsoft Excel and Word. I have a strong MRP and ERP background. I have conducted vendor
negotiations and price reductions. I have also built strong vendor relationships and have evaluated the
performance of my vendors.

Career Highlights / Achievements


Developed a 3,500+ component ERP system utilizing Microsoft Excel which included all BOMs and
international lead-times greater than 4 months.
Provided $100K+ in cost savings in a single year.
Procured hard to find hard to find/obsolete components utilizing secondary and tertiary sourcing.
Maintained vendor data bases to provide the best products, services, and pricing for my company.

Skills
Bill of Materials, Inventory Management, Supplier Negotiation, Electronics, ISO 9000, Vendor
Relationships, ERP Software, Blueprint Reading, Schematic, Microsoft Office, Contracts, Manufactured
Parts, Chemicals, MRO, RFQ Development, Cost Savings Strategies

Work Experience
Buyer
02/2015 - 04/2015
SAE Engineering, Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Procure electrical, mechanical components, and sheet metal necessary for production. Specializing
in maintaining outside processing of metal plating, painting, and silk screening. Purchased goods
per BOMs. Used blue prints to confirm processes and conformity of build specifications.
Negotiated pricing, and net terms with subcontractors to provide the best price and contractual
agreement for my employer. Developed procedures for expediting outside processing preparation
in order to better their work efficiency.

Unrelated Work Experience


03/2009 02/2015

Buyer
11/2008 - 03/2009 And 02/2004 - 03/2006
Micro Lithography, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Procure all custom parts, electrical, and mechanical items necessary for production of
semiconductor equipment. Specializing in adhesive films, bulk aluminum and machining,
chemicals, and clean room consumables. Responsible for all MRO items needed to maintain
manufacturing machinery and general office supplies. Evaluated potential subcontractors and
maintained monthly records on the performance of all current key subcontractors. Negotiated
contacts, pricing, and net terms with subcontractors to provide the best price and contractual
agreement for my employer.

Unrelated Work Experience


05/2007 11/2008

Purchasing Supervisor
03/2007 05/2007
Akon Inc., San Jose, CA
Manage purchasing department of 4 employees. Procured custom electrical and machined
components necessary for production of RF devices used by the Department of Defense. Provided
detailed projection and cost analysis to executive officers. Negotiated pricing, and net terms with
subcontractors to provide the best price and contractual agreement for my employer. Created
procedures for purchasing department to better their work efficiency.

Assembly Buyer
03/2006 03/2007
Harbor Electronics Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Procure electrical, mechanical components and kits necessary for production of semiconductor
testing equipment. Specializing in electrical components. Project coordinator for the RoHS
compliancy conversion to lead-free components. Planned and supervised the conformity of all
material code descriptions in ProCim software so they all had the same format. Negotiated pricing,
and net terms with subcontractors to provide the best price and contractual agreement for my
employer. Created and revised ISO procedures for Assembly Purchasing department to better their
work efficiency.

Unrelated Work Experience


04/2002 02/2004

Buyer/Planner II
09/1999 - 04/2002
WaferNet, Inc., San Jose, CA
Coordinate activities related to procurement of silicon wafers and services beginning with intent to
purchase through delivery; Create and track Purchase Orders. Expedite processing requests and
delivery of material as needed. Develop and maintain supplier base. Schedule and monitor the
movement of material through the production cycle. Evaluate and communicate vendor reliability
and performance issues. Monitor costs, schedule and scope to assigned subcontractors to assure
best quality at best value. Negotiate lowest possible cost for products or service balanced against
the optimum quality and scheduling needs. Generate reports based on supplier results. Evaluate
recurring Purchase Orders for products and services to identify potential stocking program
requirements.

Buyer
06/1998 - 09/1999
Cybor Corporation, San Jose, CA
Expanded their vendor base. Developed, processed, and placed all styles of purchase orders with
MAS90 accounting software. Assisted in the training other employees on widows based MAS90
software. Procured a wide variety of electrical components used in the production of control and
PC interface modules. Worked closely with engineers and vendors when referencing drawings for
custom fabricated metal, sheet metal, and Teflon items. Maintained inventory levels without the
ability to obtain forecasting. Reconciled errors found on packing slips and invoices. Negotiated
price reductions and lead times with vendors. Evaluated and tracked vendors performances and
quality levels. Maintained accurate records utilizing Buy Cards in addition to the software.
Assisted in the developing of new procedures needed to become ISO9000 certified. Performed
internal ISO9000 audits.

Senior Buyer
11/1995 - 06/1998
International Components Technology Corp., San Jose, CA
Increased the vendor base. Developed, processed, and placed all styles of purchase orders with
MAS90 accounting software. Expanded and enforced new purchase order processing procedures.
Coordinated a cost reduction development program. Experienced with Just-In-Time (JIT) and
First-In-First-Out (FIFO) inventory processing. Maintained an aggressive improvement of
packaging material procurement and storage. Assisted in the designing of new packaging. Assisted
accounting and receiving in repair of vendor discrepancies. Repaired and maintained Bill of
Materials (BOM) and Material Requirement Planning (MRP) programs. Provided most of the
procedures department needed to become ISO9000 and QS9000 certified. Trained newer buyers
on MAS90 and Novell Network software. As ICTCs MIS Administrator: Configured and
maintained workstation software to gain access to Novell Network. Repaired and added hardware
and peripherals to workstations and entire network.

Education
01/2011 - National University, San Jose, CA
Credential Program and Masters of Arts in Education

3.74 GPA.

05/1995 - San Jose State University, San Jose, CA


Bachelors of Arts - Major of Child Development

Member of the Tao Delta Phi honor fraternity.

3.05 GPA