Kosmider - Senior Buyer - FL, USA

Michael Kosmider



Highly accomplished and enthusiastic, forward thinking procurement and supply chain professional, offering a combination of financial, business, and technology expertise garnered from a diverse industry background with leading multinational companies. Leverages extensive expertise in driving procurement initiatives, accomplishing six/seven figure gains to the bottom line, optimizing operations and productivity. Detail oriented work practices, outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to operate without supervision and to interact at all levels of the organization.

Looking to position myself with an innovative and success driven organization that will challenge me and that is eager to benefit from my years of experience in SCM....


Senior Buyer


Procurement/Strategic Global Sourcing/Business Systems Professional

Highly motivated and results-oriented professional with a track record of consistent value added activities and significant accomplishments both in Procurement and Operations with leading multinational companies. Leverages extensive expertise in driving procurement initiatives, accomplishing six/seven-figure gains to the bottom line, and optimizing operations and productivity. Detail-oriented work practices, outstanding organizational skills, ability to interact/collaborate with upper management and within a team environment.

Work History

Procurement / Global Sourcing Professional

Job Transition, Ready for the Next Great Opportunity

September 2012 - September 2012

Strategic global sourcing, commodity and supply chain management for numerous industries, with global companies.

Sr. Buyer - Engineering & Development -SeaDoo SportBoat Div.

BRP US, Inc.

September 2010 - September 2012

Sr. Buyer/Engineering & Development
Strategic global sourcing and commodity management of metal castings, forgings, machining & stamping components for production requirements. Coordinating with Engineering, managed the launch of new components, design changes, upgrades and vehicle modifications.

Sr. Strategic Buyer

Kaman Aerospace

April 2009 - September 2010

Sr. Buyer/Procurement Program Coordinator
Responsible for the strategic and tactical procurement of casting/forgings, machined and stamped metal components utilizing both MRP and KANBAN processes. * Planned and managed inventory levels for said commodities, relating to numerous types of aircraft builds. * Program Team Lead of the Boeing A-10 WRP. * Managed flowdowns of all pertinent program (WRP) prime contract requirements ensuring seamless integration into supply chain activities throughout the procurement lifecycle. * Managed MRB/CRB activities, ensuring seamless execution of internal and external supply chain activities on the Boeing A-10, 767, 777 and Sikorsky programs.

Operations Mgr.

Global Technologies, Inc.

March 2007 - February 2008

Managed daily production operations of 3 manufacturing locations, with accountability for 25+plus employees.

Spearheaded the development and implementation of new, and restructuring of existing processes in their sales, purchasing, production and accounting operations, leading to a 100% increase in sales and a 20% decrease in operating costs, resulting in substantially increased profit levels.

Sr. Technology Buyer/SAP Business App.


September 2000 - February 2007

Sr. Buyer in the Technology Group responsible for cradle to grave contract administration/procurement of Custom flat panels, custom keyboards, authentication devices, routers, servers, PC's, network cabling, broadcast equipment and software.
Managed high-volume contract manufacturers of Bloomberg's customized equipment.
Was the leading force in the development of global procurement policies and procedures.
Concurrently, 2004-2007 was a Business Team Lead on Bloomberg’s implementation initiative of a new enterprise system. (SAP) Worked closely with system users developing business processes and information flows, transforming requirements into technical specifications. Communicated technical specifications and procedures directly to the development team, explaining tasks and collaborating on overall solutions.

Purchasing Agent/Business Applications


July 1990 - September 2000

Capital Equipment Buyer (1997 – 2000)
Spearheaded strategic and tactical equipment and services procurement for the Engineering and R&D Departments. Managed proposal activities, guiding the selection, development, and management of strategic suppliers. Led negotiation and completion of all contracts and purchase orders.
MRO Buyer (1993 - 1997)
Led a 10 person team utilizing Mars’ MRO Best Practices, MRPII, sound LEAN strategies, supplier consignment/managed inventory efforts. Project and contract manager of the Mars Corporate Partnership Agreements with Motion Industries and W.W. Grainger. Managed the implementation effort of the ManMan MRO Solution (MRP Database) for the Hackettstown plant storeroom.
MarsPac Operator (Manufacturing) (1990 - 1993)
Responsible for operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of automated packaging systems.
Operations Team Lead on Mars’ implementation initiative of a new enterprise system. (MANMAN)

Technician, Line Supervisor, Buyer

Danaher Motion

February 1982 - March 1988

Held various positions throughout six years @ the former Kollmorgen Div. (PMI Motion Technologies) Electro/Mechanical Technician, Production Supervisor, Jr. Buyer, and Buyer.

AH-1H, UH-1H, OH-58 Crew Chief / Mechanic

US Army - Aviation

July 1978 - July 1981

Cobra Crew Chief - Huey & Scout mechanic...

Qualifications & Certifications


Frederick Taylor University

Centenary College

Nassau Community College

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