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JEFFREY A.

DIEHL
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 557-0562 jd835b00@westpost.net

PURCHASING AGENT
_Leading with Integrity and Personal Example_
PROFILE
A results-oriented and driven Purchasing Agent. An Individual
Contributor with broad-based expertise in purchasing, organizational
and staff supervision, manufacturing, regulatory compliance, staff
training and development. Able to remain calm and work well in
high-pressure situations, constantly seeking new challenges and
process improvements. A professionally driven individual with a
strong work ethic and the motivation to exceed expectations in all
aspects of professional endeavor.
Adept at quickly and successfully responding to ever-changing
environments and situations, able to consistently achieve goals and
meet critical project deadlines. Able to work with, motivate and
mentor diverse professional teams, while leading by example as an
Individual Contributor.
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A builder of high performance production teams and a natural Team
Leader and Mentor who thrives in environments requiring a high level
strategist and a big picture thinker, able to successfully work
independently or as part of a team in deadline driven, delivery
oriented environments.
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Accustomed to adversity, resistant to rejection, and practiced in
the patient and consistent attainment of personal and professional
goals, a solution provider who consistently earns the confidence of
professionals and peers through the delivery of superior service and
professional support.
CORE COMPETENCIES
DISTRIBUTION a FABRICATION AND MRO PURCHASING a ISO9002
PROCUREMENT STANDARDS a PROJECT MANAGEMENT
VENDOR SELECTION AND NEGOTIATIONS a WAREHOUSING a PROJECT
STAFFING a SCHEDULE DEVELOPMENT a AVL SURVEY SUBCONTRACTOR
COORDINATION a INVENTORY CONTROL a SITE SUPERVISION a PROCESS
IMPROVEMENT a BEST PRACTICES
PEOPLESOFT a AGILE a VISUAL a MICROSOFT OFFICE a MAC OS X
a WINDOWS a SOURCING a IT SYSTEMS a ISO 9001
MRP REPORTS a BUDGET OVERSIGHT a CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
a INTERNAL PROJECT COMMUNICATION
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ULTRA CLEAN TECHNOLOGY Hayward, CA 2008
QUOTATION SPECIALIST
Obtained competitive pricing from approved vendors to provide
system-pricing models to the Sales Department for presentations to
customer contracting to build electromechanical subassemblies in the
semiconductor, electronics, medical device, and aerospace industries.

Acted as a liaison to the Purchasing, Sales, New Product


Introduction, and Supply Chain Management Departments to devise
strategies to exceed customer expectations.
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Enhanced company profitability by effectively implementing cost
reduction projects.

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RICHMAR ASSOCIATES AT TRAZAR CORPORATION Santa Clara, CA 2006-2007


BUYER
Conducted all regularly scheduled purchasing for Production and MRO
needs, including planning, sourcing, and transportation of components
and equipment for privately held providers.

Collaborated with engineering staff to evaluate replacement parts


for discontinued products that resulted in establishing new supply
sources for components, custom parts, and contract services.

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Negotiated and oversaw contracts and purchase orders to guarantee
timely delivery of components, sheet metal, packaging materials, and
services.

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Managed corporate PO files and provided PO follow up meeting to
support production processes in addition to leading supplier
qualification AVL surveys and maintained corporate AVL.

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Partnered with Production and Quality Assurance management in
conducting ISO 9001 pre-audits and qualifications.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACT WORK Silicon Valley, CA 1992-1995
BUYER
Provided key purchasing services for major corporations including
Coherent, Acer, Hewlett Packard, Prometrix, and Auspex Systems as a
contract employee.
Prepared and negotiated contracts and purchase orders for high
technology electronic components, OEM, and custom computer products.
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Administered floor-stocking programs for small parts, fasteners, and
small electromechanical subassemblies.
GRID SYSTEMS Fremont, California 1990-1992
BUYER III
Administered purchasing processes for high technology electronic
parts and Printed Circuit Board Assemblies for production of military
and commercial laptops.

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Provided leadership to corporate move team during purchase and
subsequent division of company into 3 units.
APPLIED MATERIALS Santa Clara, California 1990
BUYER II:
Cut fastener inventory 15%+ within 2 months, optimized inventory
accuracy, and minimized accounting discrepancies by partnering in
design and institution of consigned inventory program from small
metal, ceramic, rubber parts, and fastener suppliers.

Ensured sufficient supply of high technology components, small


ceramics, plumbing, electromechanical assemblies, and flow meters
needed for complex production and assembly within ISO setting.

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Attained 25% cost reduction through effective leadership of supplier
base reduction team charged with cutting vendor base 20%.

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ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE San Jose, CA 2008-Present


BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
QUALITY ASSURANCE ENUMERATOR
CLERK

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA Santa Clara County, CA 1995-2006


TEACHER

EDUCATION
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN OPERATIONS AND SYSTEMS
MANAGEMENT
Indiana University Bloomington, IN
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY
Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
CERTIFICATIONS

CERTIFIED IN PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT by APICS


CERTIFIED PURCHASING MANAGER by the National Association of
Purchasing Management