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Milton Armeniakos Commodity Planner with 15 years experience mad2195c@westpost.

net 408-807-8495 Executive Summary Seasoned procurement specialist with a history of leadership in procurement and supply chain. Driver in streamlining HP's inventory goals and successful in eli minating operating expenses by over $800,000 per year while still single handedl y managing over $20 million in annual spend. Operated as the business units pla nner, architect and driver of supply chain processes, programs and systems surro unding inventory, procurement, supply base, supply chain and warehousing. Professional Experience Hewlett Packard 1996 to 2010 Vendor Account Manager / Commodity Manager 2003 to 2010 Accountable for managing the procurement and sourcing of packaging components in corporated into our PC, notebook and workstations business. Chartered to delive r (1) assurance of supply in a JIT supply chain, (2) competitive cost, (3) flawl ess NPI/EOL, and (4) competitive intelligence to enable an effective strategy fo r the business. Duties and responsibility include: * Supplier selection & qualification thru RFQ & e-auction / interviews / site a udits etc. * Forged contract development relationships requiring cost and contract negotia tions while administering the implementation of SLA's * Established a metric based supplier review process to align business expectat ions and drive appropriate action where performance was than goal. Metrics inclu ded on time delivery performance, quality, WOS goals measured against forecast, line downs, cost savings etc. * Proactively reduced material wait times by 30%, and reduced quality issues by over 50% * Key negotiator in the completion of VMI agreements between suppliers and CM * Partnered with customer, engineering and 3rd party design houses on custom BT O packaging * Regional contact and intermediary between supplier and CM's for NPI & EOL neg otiations, ECO implementation, invoicing and quality issues etc. * Managed excess and obsolescence to less than 1% of COGS * Asset to environmental steering committee empowered to identify and source "g reen" alternatives Commodity Planner 2001 to 2003 Complete lifecycle responsibility for the development and implementation of mate rials processes to meet production, cost, flexibility, and predictability object ives in a high-volume, complex environment. Built strong business relationships with key Contract Manufacturers (CM) and Original Design Manufacturers (ODM). * Established material plans to meet production goals and maintain upside/downs ide flexibility requirements * Collaborated with regional partners to optimize material sustainability and r educe material shortages * Managing material supply to ensure manufacturing commitments are achieved as well as corporate and plant objectives, providing timely and appropriate materia l availability information to internal customers * Responsible for maintenance of cost information, vendor and material data in ERP system * Forecast adjustment and feedback to business planning team based on commodity visibility * Supported material RMA's and oversaw return to vendor process Account Analyst 2000 to 2001 Vital team member that internally managed one of HP's largest channel accounts.

Responsible for all aspects of the customer's order. As part of a team effort o ur job was to conceptualize, develop and implement solutions to problems and add ress specific customer needs. Also, created and reported on any number of metri cs from EDI fallouts to production TAT's. * Focal point for all delivery & inventory metrics including TAT, line item fil l rate, demand trends, WOS, and FGI * Coordinated expedites with all CM's and transportation to assure minimum leve ls are met for product TAT * Worked with sales and engineers to quickly reconcile issues with purchase ord ers * Monitored EDI fallout and work with fall out team to assure same day resoluti on * Verified costs, discounts and availability in accordance to customers contrac ts * Communicated daily with product line buyers and planners to resolve all out o f stock issues * Processed and qualified orders and monitored their progress through the suppl y chain Procurement Coordinator / Buyer 1996 to 2000 Key player in HP's Supplies division, managing the inbound supply of various com modities including toner and DAT tape. Worked closely with Planning and Logistic s to make assure demand goals were met in a timely manner and that all issues we re solved as a matter of urgency. * North America's buyer for HP's top 13 vendors including Cannon, Sony, Mitsui, TDK etc. * Responsible for MRP input/output and material delivery in accordance with pro duct requirements * Selected to audit team which conducted qtrly site audits at 3PL * Responsible for all product and vendor set ups in SAP as well as maintaining AVL & vendor splits * Collaborated with inventory control, finance and logistics to resolve all PO and invoice discrepancies * Interacted with domestic carriers, freight forwarders and customs clearance b rokers to get product cleared and delivered on time Leaning Tower of Pizza 1993 to 1996 * Took over and re-built a dying Italian restaurant, transforming it into a vib rant and profitable business Education and Training - B.A., Communications, Minor: Marketing San Jose State University - San Jos e CA - APICS Certification in Progress. Completion of Basics of Supply Chain Managem ent, Master Planning of Resources & Detailed Scheduling and Planning - Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point and Access - Knowledge in SAP as well as Legacy AS/400 systems