1. Rafael Amarillas
Objective Ensure and enhance the continuous improvement of processes
in order to exceed goals and expectations and maintain
continuous focus to meet customer satisfaction by increasing
effectiveness and productivity.
1/2012 – To Date NWR - Levolor
Indirect & MRO Procurement Supervisor
Sourcing and procurement of all national vendor products
and services as requested by internal customers.
Negotiation of pricing and quantity discounts, as well as
improvement on delivery lead times and freight rates in
Review and approval of all outgoing purchase orders (SAP).
Provide direction and assistance to procurement
Responsible for all purchases made in Mexico.
Coordinate activities for three buyers.
Link and coordinate all purchasing activities with logistics,
receiving & Customs.
Provide and review expense reports as requested; by cost
center, account number, supplier, etc.
Creation and follow-up until approved of all CAR’s and
Review and pre-approve of all service contracts prior to
Additional information – Upon Request
8/2007 – 4/2011 Multidicona, S.A. de C.V.
Quotes & Procurement Department Supervisor
Sourced, quoted and procured all products requested by the
company’s various customers.
Negotiated volume pricing and distributor discounts, as well
as better delivery lead times and delivery costs (freight).
Review and approval of all outgoing quotes provided to all
Cel - 631-1321956
Jesús Siqueiros 144
Nogales, Sonora, México
Av enida 26 #415 entre Calles 3
Agua Prieta, Sonora 84269
Direct and assist all Procurement-Sourcing and Quotes
personnel as required.
Reviewed and approved all bid analysis before placing
orders of all in stock items.
Additional information - Upon request.
1/2005 – 3/2007 Questar de Sonora, S.A. de C.V.
Senior Buyer & Procurement Supervisor
Sourced and purchased all Indirect and Direct materials,
including chemicals & metals.
Coordinated all purchased parts transferred from plant in
Des Plaines, IL to Nogales, MX, including identification of
parts without specs.
Identification of possible supply sources within Mexico and
the Southwest & West of United States well as the Far East.
Assisted on products and inventory transfers from the
various company locations worldwide, including Singapore,
Malaysia, Canada and Brazil.
Daily inventory verification to meet daily production
schedules and fulfill confirmed and new customer orders.
Worked closely with Production Control to plan, issue &
revise production schedules.
Review and approve all consignment & safety stocking
programs negotiated with various vendors.
Coordinated supply chain activities from and between
vendors, forwarding warehouse in AZ, Customs & receiving
Coordinated and resolved invoicing issues with Accounts
Payable and Receiving.
Contacted suppliers on special requests such as NAFTA
COO´s, MSDS, Certificates of Analysis, and other critical
1994 - 2004 The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
Buyer (Commercial Division) – 1998 - 2004
Sourced all sheet & stamped metal, enclosures and plastic
parts for manufacturing.
Coordinated on all assigned commodities procurement and
purchase of all first articles as well as approval by QA.
Coordinated and assured that all ECN’s were properly
implemented and resulting obsolete inventory disposal.
Managed the packaging commodity (corrugated, wood
pallets and all packaging related supplies) – Also purchased
Electronics & Mechanical (Transformers, capacitors,
terminal blocks, insulated wire, terminals, hardware, etc.)
Worked closely with Production Control to review, plan &
adjust production schedules.
Daily inventory verification to meet daily production
schedules and comply with customer orders.
Coordinated all MRB related activities. (RTV, SCRAP, ETC.)
3. Coordinated all functional test results on first articles,
Expedited all orders required to cover production needs and
urgent customer orders.
Negotiated contracts, safety stock, routing, etc. with
Evaluated and resolved all material receipt/invoicing and
accounts payable issues.
Generated and distributed all bid packages for cost
reduction or consolidation purposes and presented all bid
Managed high cost inventory in coordination with
Stockroom and outside warehouse.
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Purchasing (1994-
All RTV/Scrap debits to suppliers.
Scheduled/Coordinated all meetings and activities for the
Director of Purchasing.
Maintenance of attendance/vacation records of the
Coordinated and issued Purchasing Department payroll.
Managed procurement of all office and IT supplies for the
All secretarial duties for the Director of Purchasing.
Maintained several document logs (SOS, Debit Memos, Risk
Buy, MDR, etc.)
Coordinated several activities between the Director and outside
Managed all scrap material sales.
Assisted Inventory Manager on record keeping and
1990–1993 CR Bard, Inc. Nogales, Sonora
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Quality Assurance
Translation of all company’s procedures & ISO manual.
Procurement of all equipment and office supplies and stationary
needs for the Quality Assurance Department.
All secretarial duties for the Director of Quality Assurance,
including reports and performance charts and graphs (metrics).
1986–1990 Sonitronies, S.A. de C.V. Nogales,
Human Resources Assistant Manager
Recruit, interview and hire all direct labor and indirect labor
Addressed all department related reports such as: headcount,
4. turnover, absenteeism to the Plant Manager. And it’s Staff.
Coordinated all employee related activities and events
(Sporting, Annual picnic, X-mas Party, etc.)
Administration of employee benefits programs.
Coordinated all employee-training programs.
1983–1986 Productos de Control Nogales, Sonora
Administrative Assistant to the Purchasing Manager
Reports (budget, in-route, receiving, etc.)
Open order expediting.
Order entry & system maintenance.
Maintenance of P.O. number log.
Expedited all hot orders & material shortages.
Education 1978–1980 High School
Inventory Management training seminar
Various Human Relations seminars and Training courses (including ISO
9000 / 9001 and other quality standards.
5S, 8D, Kaizen, Poka Yoke, Continuous Improvement, In Line and Lean
Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Oracle, SAP.
PC Literate (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, Right Fax
and Clarus E-procurement, etc.)
Interests & Goals Sports, reading, music and movies.
Active member of the Asociación de Maquiladoras de Sonora
(AMS) Sports Committee.
Former Men’s & Women’s Volleyball coach for the AMS teams
and also for the Nogales Municipal League Men’s team. Under
my guidance various teams representing Nogales and Sonora
have won various State, Regional and National Championships.
Provide and suggest solutions in an effort to meet objectives
and goals to help develop and increase productivity.
Grow within a company by continuously learning and acquiring