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Sally Gonzalez

Sally Gonzalez



Acuity Brands Lighting


Manage supplier performance including scorecards, internal metrics and inventory control. Ensure supply chain process is accountable for meeting continuous improvement initiatives including OTD, Quality, Inventory, lead-time reduction, and flexibility to schedules.
•Key member for the transition of the supply chain operations from the Alabama facility to the California facility. Identified parameters, sourcing rules, quotations, and other data management processes for new facility.
•Negotiated with suppliers to stock materials within 24-hour delivery of plant locations with no added cost, improving plant on-time shipping performance from 80% to 97%.
•Prepared RFQ/RFP’s and analyzes bid proposals consistent with purchasing policies and procedures.
•Supply chain optimization: Streamlined order/Inventory management, implemented lean order/planning methodology (Kanban, Pull, Point of Use Inventory). Resulted in more than 30% reductions of both process and material related costs

Career medium 06
Career medium 02

Bexel Broadcast, Crane Aerospace

Senior Buyer/Contract

Provided broad range solutions in sourcing and procurement. Participated in cross-functional teams: Engineering, quality, manufacturing, and suppliers to identify opportunities to reduce costs. Projects cover materials & outside services for new product Introduction both domestic & global. Supported customers engineering groups during design/prototype stage to identify product applications and upgrades; analyze BOM’s for component updates.


Stellar Microelectronics (Now Flextronics)

Senior Buyer

Direct purchasing function for Contract Manufacture of PCB’s Assembly & Test. Responsible for the planning and procurement of electronic components, raw material, PCB’s, and hard to find obsolete components.
•Managed customer specific VMI/Consignment and Order Fulfillment programs based on established parameters and targeted objectives.
•Negotiated and administered contracts in product selection by establishing blanket purchase agreements and bulk commodity pricing agreements.
•Maintained supply chain flow, thus minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity.

Career medium 04
Career medium 05

Harris Corporation

NPI Buyer

Key member of corporate purchasing challenged to initiate excellent purchasing processes through the organization. Audited and certified current and potential suppliers to ensure highest quality and service.
Reduced pricing significantly through contract negotiations, sourcing and consolidation of materials.
Ensured material availability for new product introduction (NPI). Extensive research and price analysis, to determine the best sources of products in order to maximize cost.
Evolved from a focus of lowest unit price to a focus of lowest total cost, by transitioning products built internal to external manufacturing.
Strategic leadership and supply chain direction with key suppliers by establishing monthly performance measurements. Improved on-time delivery from 75% to 95% within two business quarters


Imagine Inc

Purchasing Manager

Direct purchasing function for million dollar Contract Manufacture of PCB’s Assembly & Test. Responsible for the planning and procurement of electronic components, raw material, PCB’s, and hard to find obsolete components. Ensured high standards of supplier performance for production and new product introduction.

Implemented MRP system to facilitate planning, forecasting and optimizing of inventory levels, significantly reducing errors.
Established annual contracts for production purchases to ensure uninterrupted flow of materials during severe allocation crises and market shortages. Zero downtime
Redeveloped the Purchasing Department Policies and Procedures Manual for
the new ISO 9000/2000 Standards. Achieved 100% compliance to their new standard.
Centralized MRO supplies from five locations to one, reducing quantity of RFQ's and reducing paperwork.

Career medium 04

California State University-Northridge