United Technologies Aerospace Systems Formerly Goodrich Aerospace - Sr Purchasing Agent Resume Example

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Claire Diaz
  • Accomplished Buying Professional with a proven track record of performance and leadership in challenging environments.
  • Skilled negotiator and communicator; committed to success.
  • Highly effective in creative problem solving.
  • Versatile team member with well-developed organizational skills.
  • Dedicated and resourceful with strong purchasing/contract management skills.
  • Vendor Sourcing & Negotiating
  • New Product Introduction
  • Inventory Management
  • Software Contract Negotiations
  • Writing and Documentation
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Research and Analysis
Sr. Purchasing Agent 11/2010 to 03/2015
United Technologies Aerospace Systems (Formerly: Goodrich Aerospace, Sensors & Integrated Systems) Burnsville, MN

Responsible for the strategic sourcing of suppliers and the timely procurement of product required for new Video and Cockpit Data Management (CDM) programs within the Commercial Transport group.  Work closely with design engineers, suppliers, quality and manufacturing/planning to assure the success of the new programs.  Negotiate various types of legal agreements with both suppliers and customers.  Track and manage all supplier purchase orders to ensure on time delivery.


  • Simultaneously supported three large new programs through their development and Qualification testing phases (06/2013-07/2014).  Received four awards for work effort.
  • Recipient of an award/commendation from the SCM V.P. for extraordinary procurement support on the CVMS program.
  • Worked closely with design engineers and suppliers to quickly develop prototypes of the SmartDisplay and Tablet Interface Module products to ensure timely introduction of the new products to both the aerospace community and airline customers.
  • Negotiated and managed all Software Contracts (CLA's) for the Video/CDM groups (MS Embedded, Apple MFi, DEOS and Graphics SW etc.).
New Product Introduction Manager, Purchasing 09/2000 to 10/2010
United Technologies Aerospace Systems Burnsville, MN
Responsible for the strategic sourcing of new suppliers and procurement of all components required for new programs within the Commercial Transport group.  Work closely with design engineers, suppliers, quality and manufacturing to assure the timely success of new programs.  Assist engineers with the management of their budgets and milestone schedules.
  • Assigned to a Integrated Product Team (IPT) for a new Video program win.  Customer's entire fleet of commercial aircraft was retrofitted with our Laptop Docking Station product.
  • Member of an IPT that successfully developed and delivered a new Video product for Boeing and KLM.  Boeing presented our team members with an award for our extraordinary effort on the Camera Interface Unit.
  • Worked closely with design engineers on the initial development phases of the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).
  • Received two Engineering Innovation group awards from the Engineering Council for the EFB design.
  • Member of the Video Cockpit Door Surveillance System IPT which resulted in the highest quarterly sales ever reported in the Goodrich Corporation.
  • Supervised three college Intern's. 
Trial Assistant 06/1998 to 08/2000
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Minneapolis, MN
Provide strong support to trial attorneys in preparation for litigation.  Assist in the areas of legal research, document production, document review, document organization and the creation of trial exhibits.  Travel to client sites to locate production documents for lawsuits.  Commended by attorneys for enthusiasm and dedication.
Volunteer Monitor/Administrative Assistant 06/1996 to 05/1998
WATCH Organization Minneapolis, MN
Monitor felony court cases involving women and children. Accurately documented the findings for the WATCH organization.  Received an Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1998 from the Hennepin County Judges.
Senior Buyer 01/1988 to 02/1995
Boeing Aircraft (Formerly: McDonnell Douglas Corp.) Long Beach, CA
Manage numerous multimillion dollar subcontracts for the C-17 aircraft.  Responsible for supplier selection, contract negotiation, variance analysis, procurement documentation and progress payments.  Act as a key liaison between several departments to insure timely delivery of fully operational products.  Work with Legal to resolve supplier contractual issues pertaining to new technology/IP in the design of the C-17.
  • Contributed strong purchasing expertise to the department, resulting in more accurate documentation and cost reduction.
  • Selected to participate in a team which re-wrote purchasing policies and procedures in accordance with the FAR/DFAR procedures.
  • Successfully supported the C-17 aircraft with the hardware/systems required for its first flight.

o  Previous buying experience in the aerospace industry.

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ Specialized in Purchasing Management

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Arizona State University