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Purchasing / Specification Manager

Summary of qualifications

  • Veteran with strong supervision experience and problem-solving abilities.
  • Professional experience as a Business Solutions Representative with strong customer service skills.
  • Expertise in building and maintaining rapport with clients and staff while resolving issues in a timely manner to ensure organizational success.
  • Expertise in high quality employment services, including recruiting, selection and training of employees.
  • Demonstrated expertise in reporting and statistical analysis that led to enhanced agency performance.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.


Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration           
Texas A&M University at Galveston
May 2014


Work Force Solutions                         Austin, Texas                                                                           June 2015 to October 2015

Workforce Business Solutions Liaison 

  • Collaborated with colleagues to assist more than 4,000 job seekers from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds in the greater Austin area in connecting with 29,000 employers.
  • Worked closely with career advisor to provide guidance regarding job placement and assures that we are compliance with state, local and private organizations.
  • Served as official liaison between employers Human Resources department and the workforce agency, which ensured proper communication and cooperation between departments.
  • Coordinated hiring events and workshops with employers, job seekers, and interested agencies seeking employment or employees. Advocated for office space when requested by employer, as needed.
  • Provided placement services to job seekers and employers such as skills testing and applicant screening.
  • Reviewed resume and state applications to select the best candidates for each of the job postings.
  • Maintained and managed resume databases.
  • Organized and distributed weekly hiring events schedule to staff.
  • Assessed and  evaluated the effectiveness of each hiring event through individual interviews with employers.
  • Supported staff in drafting and processing correspondence to employers and job seekers.
  • Assisted with analyzing the internal staffing needs and training of the agency to enhance team performance.
  • Coordinated and managed advertising for recruitment utilizing a variety of strategies including social media, web, and other media outlets for hiring events.
  • Delivered high quality employment services to candidates and employers. Increased number of hires from 35 to 139 over a 2 month period.

Nitro Swimming                                  Bee Cave, Texas                                                                                August 2013 to July 2015

Lead Age Group Coach

  • Provided support, feedback and encouragement for swimmers ages 5-18 which resulted in proper techniques and lifesaving skills.
  • Monitored 600 students in competitive and non-competitive swimming courses.
  • Taught the swimmers different strokes and swimming techniques.
  • Advised the swimmers on healthy diet and exercise regimen to increase their performance.
  • Provided guidance to swimmers on prospective academic and university swimming program choices.
  • Responded to inquiries and concerns from parents/guardians regarding the performance of their child. 

United States Army                           Fort Bragg, North Carolina                                                 October 2008 to February 2012

Operation Non-Commission Officer in Charge

Detachment Logistic Operation Manager

Team Leader

  • Responsible for the daily administrative operations of the unit and oversaw the accountability of unit personnel.
  • Provided guidance to soldiers regarding post-secondary educational benefits, career track, military training school, and any personal matters.
  • Assessed and evaluated soldiers’ concerns and personal needs to ensure high unit moral.
  • Planned, coordinated, and administered annual training event using a budget of $250,000 for 120 soldiers in preparation for mobilization to Iraq.
  • Accountable for highly sensitive equipment worth over $2 million dollars.
  • Assisted the Operations Officer with administrative transactions throughout the Battalion, thus enabling the Officer to maintain focus on sustaining mission readiness.
  • Processed incoming requests requiring the Colonel’s approval and ensured all mission-essential tasks were performed in accordance with Army standards and regulations.
  • Assisted the Intelligent Support Team with the daily intelligence briefing and provided detailed intelligence briefings to the Colonel for communication up the chain of command.
  • Managed intelligence collection throughout Iraq province, resulting in over 700 intelligence reports; named the most productive collection team in the region.
  • Recorded disciplinary action proceedings and promotional board discussions for Battalion leadership. 
  • Supervised and counseled soldiers on their daily tasks and equipment maintenance for logistical readiness.
  • Deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response and to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

KeyStaff                                                    Austin, Texas                                                                              January 2008 to June 2008

Account Manager

  • Created new business and account partnerships to provide temporary staffing services.
  • Recruited candidates from the Internet and conducted interviews for job placement at client locations.
  • Organized and attended career fairs to recruit and select new candidates.
  • Provided 24/7 assistance to respond to and resolve urgent client requests and business needs.
  • Administered pre-employment screening exams to ensure clients received employees with necessary skills for job placement (e.g. computer skills, typing, and drug screening).
  • Assessed employees’ performance and clients’ satisfaction with staffing placements.

Staff Management                               Austin, Texas                                                                          May 2007 to November 2007

New Business Development Manager  

  • Created and managed national accounts for Human Resource services and recruited staff for small businesses.
  • Managed scheduling and training of new staff members.
  • Provided training to managers at client sites on supervision best practices, inventory control, and logistical processes.
  • Recruited and processed all new employees and administered all pre-employment screening exams.


  • Army Commendation Medal                                                                                                     February 29, 2012
  • Army Achievement Medal                                                                                                         April 04, 2010, April 02, 2011
  • Army Good Conduct Medal                                                                                                       January 10, 2012
  • Army Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal                                                                          March 10, 2010
  • Governor of Texas Certificate of Appreciation May 20, 2000  for service as an Intern in the Office of the Governor    
  • Bachelor of Science
    Maritime Administration at Texas A&M University at Galveston
    2001 - 2014
Flagstaff, Arizona,
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