John Finders


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Web Design ▪ Purchasing ▪ Management

Recipient of the President’s Medallion and top honors in Web Design and Development. Positive, straight-forward, highly dependable professional with 15 years experience in all aspects of procurement, materials and inventory control.  Exceptional team player with a genuine winning attitude and willing to take accountability and personal responsibility for work in departmental activities.  Often requested as a work partner on projects and consistently receiving manager recognition for work quality.  Well-organized with professional communication skills keeping others informed of projects status.  Anticipates and solves problems before they develop with a focus on cost/benefit and on-time results.


Areas of Skill and Expertise

  • SOFTWARE - Microsoft Office ▪ Adobe CS5 ▪ Oracle ▪ SAP ▪ CAD Software ▪ PC and Mac
  • PURCHASING - Negotiations ▪ Sourcing ▪ Supplier and Customer Relationships ▪ Specifications Compliance
  • DEPARTMENTAL - Audit and Process Development ▪ Staff Development and Training ▪ Inventory Planning and Control ▪ Team Building and Leadership ▪ Continuous Process and Efficiency Improvement

Professional Experience

Senior Buyer / New Product Introduction

OnCore Manufacturing Services, Longmont, CO October 2011 – Current

  • Responsible for Purchasing Material on New Product Designs
  • Proficient in Interpreting ERP/MRP Information
  • Customer Focus Team Lead on Largest Client
  • Member of Quality Internal Audit Team - AS9100, ISO13485 and ISO9001

Senior Buyer / Commodity Analyst

RPM ELECTRONICS, INC., Fort Collins, CO December 2002 – January 2009

  • Responsible for Quoting, Negotiating, Sourcing and Purchasing from “Build to Print” Material Vendors
  • Created Goods and Service Contract with Hisco for MRO/Tool Crib items
  • Audited and Qualified Sheet metal, Cable and PCB Vendors
  • Member of Internal ISO Quality Audit Team
  • Moderate Experience in Importing Goods from Canada, Mexico, Europe & Asia
  • Member of New Product Sales/Quote Team
  • Key Contributor to the Development of the “Supplier Online Quote” System

Buyer / Warehouse Coordinator

EFTC/Suntron, Ottawa, KS February 1999 – November 2002

  • Organized and Managed MRO, Tool Crib and Hardware areas Through KanBan Controls
  • Systemically Established and Sustained the Receiving Department, the Buyer Resolution Area and Outside Processing procedures for  EFTC/Suntron-Ottawa Facility Using the Oracle Database
  • Designated as Warehouse System Administrator - CIM Warehouse Management System
  • Responsible for Oracle BSS support during DBA Transition
  • Worked Issues between Suppliers and Corporate Accounting

Stock Records Clerk / Material Handler

EFTC, Greeley, CO January 1994 – February 1999

  • Member of the Process Quality Management Team, Inventory Control Team and Customer Focus Teams
  • Administrative support for the General Manager, Director of Manufacturing, Director of Engineering and the Materials Manager
  • Systemically Established and Sustained the Buyer Resolution Area, Non-Conforming Material Area, and RTV Area for EFTC-Greeley Facility, and Established the Buyer Resolution Area for EFTC-Tucson, AZ Facility, Using the Oracle Database
  • Compiled, Charted and Reviewed Performance Data for Inventory/Materials, Manufacturing and Purchasing
  • Proposed and implemented Cost Control Programs for Incoming and Outgoing Freight While Sustaining Committed Time Requirements
  • Helped Design Various Power Point Presentations Observed by the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors
  • Created Process Flow Charts for Training Proposes
  • Designated Oracle System Support for Receiving Department
  • Completed Daily Tasks and Trained Others in Receiving Using the Oracle Database
  • Resolved Incoming Product Problems in Cooperation with Purchasing
  • Responsible for the Delivery of Product to In-State Customers
  • Completed Daily Tasks in the Packaging and Shipping Department

Education and Professional Development

AAS Graphic Tech-Web Design and Development ■ Aims Community College ■ Greeley, CO ■ 2011 (4.0 GPA)
Certificate of Graphic Design, Web Design ■ Aims Community College ■ Greeley, CO ■ 2011
Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training ■ Colorado Assoc. for Manufacturing/Technology ■ Fort Collins, CO ■ 2007
Bargaining with Vendors and Suppliers ■ Padgett-Thompson ■ Leawood, KS ■ 2001
Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Workshop (Prepared Under Contract DE-AC04-76DP00613
for the U.S. Department of Energy) ■ Allied Signal ■ Kansas City, MO ■ 2000
Marshalltown Community College ■ Marshalltown, IA ■ 1989-1990
LDF High School ■ LeGrand, IA ■ 1989