Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Accomplishments
Cochlearprojecthistory
Training
Volunteer Experience
Collector and lover of outdoors
Timeline
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Peter Raymond-Olson Gillard

Buyer
Littleton,CO

Summary

Seasoned Buyer bringing in-depth supply chain professional experience in diverse environments. First-rate planner, manager and communicator highly trained in purchasing and supply chain management. Proficient in managing purchasing needs in high-volume medical supply operations. Skilled research and forecasting abilities with strengths in communication and key relationship management. Detail-oriented professional with strong background in purchasing, vendor management and inventory control. Proven track record of identifying cost savings opportunities and developing and executing strategies to maximize budget. Considered valuable asset to any team. Consistently rated as Exceptional Contributor with high-ratings in competency.

Overview

21
21
years of professional experience

Work History

Buyer

Cochlear
2022.07 - Current
  • Built long-term supplier relationships with vendors to establish quality and competitive pricing.
  • Collaborated with internal departments to better understand needs and determine purchasing requirements.
  • Reduced procurement costs through strategic sourcing, competitive bidding, and effective negotiations.
  • Developed strong relationships with suppliers to secure favorable pricing terms and conditions for the company''s benefit.
  • Forecasted inventory purchases based on company sales forecasts across several product lines
  • Reduced inventory part numbers by more than 12% to eliminate waste and drive warehouse efficiency
  • Worked cross-functionally to develop a new collateral distribution platform after supplier was chosen through a formal RFP.

Junior Buyer

Cochlear
2014.11 - 2022.07
  • Utilized data analysis to identify patterns in spending habits, leading to more effective procurement decisions.
  • Conducted market research to stay informed about industry trends, new products, and competitor strategies.
  • Developed a strong understanding of company needs across various departments allowing for more relevant product suggestions during procurement discussions.
  • Improved supplier relationships by negotiating favorable contract terms and consistently meeting deadlines.
  • Reduced lead times through proactive communication with vendors about delivery schedules and potential delays.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams for streamlined procurement processes, resulting in cost savings.
  • Supported senior buyers in developing long-term partnerships with key suppliers for improved collaboration.
  • Served as a liaison between internal stakeholders and external suppliers, fostering a harmonious working relationship to support efficient procurement practices.
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
  • Built long-term supplier relationships with vendors to establish quality and competitive pricing.

Lead Order Fulfillment Specialist (Admin team lead)

Cochlear Americas
2014.06 - 2014.11
  • Responsibilities include - Kitting Operations, Mail Operations, Baha Surgical Training Activities, Facilitate PM / Calibration / Repair of Baha Drills, Purchasing Activities, Expired Product Sweep, Shipping Activities, Forklift Operation

Order Fulfillment Specialist II

Cochlear Americas
2010.05 - 2014.06
  • Processing of all daily company mail, Oracle Inventory Super User

Production Coordinator

Renosol
2003.02 - 2009.12
  • Scheduling of production lines, Chair daily production meeting, Shipping facilitator, Production reporting, Quality technician

Education

High School Diploma - FrenchPhysicsChemistryArt

Bay City Central High School
Bay City, MI

No Degree -

Skills

  • Purchase Order Management
  • Multi-tasking strength
  • Relationship Building
  • Materials sourcing
  • Inventory Monitoring
  • Demand forecasting
  • Interpersonal ability
  • Kaizen 5-S
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications with key skills in Excel, Powerpoint
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Quality Assurance

Accomplishments

  • Completed Dale Carnegie leadership training
  • Completed Comprara purchasing course
  • Completed Kaizen 5-S training
  • Participated as a key stakeholder of LSS Greenbelt project
  • Procured entire new service and repair lab for Cochlear Latin America based on specifications
  • Collaborated with team of 9 in the development of Cochlear RFI project
  • Proactively and independently took on packaging project to reduce number of shipments lost in transit due to damage
  • Reviewed all packaging and effected changes to improve dim/weight efficiency to save on shipping costs

Cochlearprojecthistory

  • Project Koala, Purchasing of conforming materials in S&R lab. Writing of purchasing specifications (collaboration with Julie Ayres). Writing of miscellaneous kitting specifications (collaboration with Nils Alstad). Purchasing of custom warehouse signs indicating product status as defined by CAM-WH-017_F.
  • CLASA Launch - Personal purchasing milestone, In 2012, successful sourcing and purchase of an entire service and repair lab for CLASA based on provided specifications and equipment needs.

Training

  • Visual management training
  • 5-S workplace productivity training
  • 7 Deadly wastes training
  • A day in the life of a lean supervisor training
  • Sequencing of work training
  • Excel Vlookup
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Training (for regulated medical waste and pharmaceutical waste)
  • Hepatitis B Vaccinated
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Training

Volunteer Experience

  • Planting of saplings along I-75 with students from local high school
  • Youth soccer coach at BASA (Bay Area Soccer Association)
  • Youth basketball coach at Zion Lutheran School
  • Youth soccer coach at Zion Lutheran School
  • Clean-up Columbus Avenue with students from local grade school

Collector and lover of outdoors

I collect Foreverspin tops because I love tactile trinkets and have interest in metallurgy.  I am an avid hiker and I absolutely love hiking Rocky Mountain National Park as well as Garden of the Gods and anywhere I can be adventurous.

Timeline

Buyer

Cochlear
2022.07 - Current

Junior Buyer

Cochlear
2014.11 - 2022.07

Lead Order Fulfillment Specialist (Admin team lead)

Cochlear Americas
2014.06 - 2014.11

Order Fulfillment Specialist II

Cochlear Americas
2010.05 - 2014.06

Production Coordinator

Renosol
2003.02 - 2009.12

High School Diploma - FrenchPhysicsChemistryArt

Bay City Central High School

No Degree -

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