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RON MATHES

22 Ashworth Court
The Woodlands, Texas 77385
Home:936.273.2966
Cell: 936-672-5686
Email: rm104ee68@westpost.net

PURCHASING MANAGER / SENIOR BUYER


Seasoned purchasing manager and senior buyer with over 20 years of experience ge
tting the right materials at the right price for multiple companies across diver
se domestic and international industries. Leverage extensive purchasing experien
ce to select equipment optimal to company needs. Source high quality vendors thr
ough various channels to develop lasting business relationships. Utilize strong
persuasive communication skills to negotiate advantageous pricing and delivery.
Implement a vast wealth of knowledge to mentor team members and support personne
l in honing their skills.

International Sourcing a Materials Management a Sourcing Strategy a Vendor Relat


ions Contract Negotiation a Interdepartmental Communications a Team Building a E
mployee Mentoring
Materials Specifications a Cost Avoidance a Supply Chain Management a Procuremen
t
Expediting Procedures a Organizational Growth a Business Analysis a Equipment Se
lection

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CONTEX INTERNATIONAL, INC., Conroe, Texas a 2009-Present
$2 million company operating both domestically and internationally.
Purchasing Manager
Managed a team of four in locating and acquiring necessary equipment and raw mat
erials. Documented purchases, equipment, material lists, clients, and vendors vi
a computer purchasing systems. Negotiated with vendors to establish requirements
for materials and equipment, secure the best pricing, assure quality, and manag
e delivery expectations.
Specific Accomplishments:
a Reduced costs by coordinating with vendors and sales teams to negotiate advant
ageous pricing and delivery agreements.
M I SWACO, Houston, Texas a- 2008-2009
$4 billion international oil and gas company
Senior Buyer
Supervised and purchased required oilfield mechanical and electrical equipment f
or twenty asistera hubs within the United States and Alaska. Established an exte
nsive network of domestic and international vendors and manufactures to negotiat
e pricing agreements and deliveries.
Specific Accomplishments:
a- Developed new purchasing procedures for paper flow, documentation and proper
filing.
CHEVRON GLOBAL UPSTREAM, Humble, Texas a 2007-2008
$3 billion international oil and gas company.
Export Buyer
Supported manufacturing and operations for oil rigs in Africa by purchasing nece
ssary raw materials and oilfield equipment. Maintained supply chain operations.
Leveraged extensive experience and understanding of equipment to source vendors
and select appropriate equipment. Negotiated and documented purchase orders and
subcontracts for fabrication. Liaised with contacts among vendors, end users, an
d cross-divisional personnel to identify requirements, locate equipment, and sol
idify business relationships. Used Ariba, an electronic purchasing system, to re
cord and document all purchases.
Specific Accomplishments:
a Reduced purchase time through cooperative efforts with end users and vendors.
a Enhanced daily functions by coordinating with team members on use of existing
purchasing systems.

TECHNICAL & PROCUREMENT SERVICES, Houston, Texas a 2007


$3 million global oil and gas company.
Senior Buyer
Led purchasing of parts and materials for multiple manufacturers worldwide. Hand
led high and low volume quote requests. Delivered information on pricing, weight
, delivery, validity, and FOB. Determined ocean or air freight based on urgency,
weight and sizes. Coordinated with cross-divisional personnel, management, vend
ors, and end users to gather purchase specifications. Managed quotes and purchas
es via a computer purchasing system.
Specific Accomplishments:
a Cut company expenses and delivery time by sourcing new vendors.
CONTEX INTERNATIONAL, INC., Conroe, Texas a 2003-2007
$2 million company operating both domestically and internationally.
Purchasing Manager
Managed a team of four in locating and acquiring necessary equipment and raw mat
erials. Documented purchases, equipment, material lists, clients, and vendors vi
a computer purchasing systems. Negotiated with vendors to establish requirements
for materials and equipment, secure the best pricing, assure quality, and manag
e delivery expectations.
Specific Accomplishments:
a Reduced costs by coordinating with vendors and sales teams to negotiate advant
ageous pricing and delivery agreements.
EN-FAB, INC., Houston, Texas a 2001-2003
$6 million international manufacturer of equipment for the oil and gas industry.
Purchasing Manager
Supervised and purchased the raw materials and mechanical equipment required for
manufacturing. Led an internal team of three personnel. Developed and maintaine
d an extensive network of domestic and international vendors and manufacturers.
Established contracts, pricing agreements and vendor requirements. Used availabl
e technology to streamline purchasing policies and procedures.
Specific Accomplishments:
a Delivered significant cost savings by identifying and negotiating optimal pric
es and delivery.
STEWART & STEVENSON SERVICES, Houston, Texas a 1989-2001
$900 million domestic and international manufacturer of oil field trucks and equ
ipment.
Buyer
Sourced and acquired necessary mechanical equipment. Managed purchasing effectiv
ely through JD Edwards and MRP systems. Achieved ISO 9001 certification. Assured
cost effective purchases by sourcing international vendors who met optimal requ
irements for quality, pricing, and delivery. Coordinated with cross-divisional p
ersonnel to establish specifications for purchasing.
Specific Accomplishments:
a Lowered pricing and delivery through communication with vendors, engineering,
sales, and other divisions.
FORMAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COURSES Business Management, University of Houston
Win-Win Negotiating, Purchasing Management, MRP, JD Edwards, Ariba, Visibility,
Platinum