Buyer/Contract Administrator/Administrative/Customer Service

Brenda L. Flanigan

12920 Audelia Rd. Apt. 120 

Dallas, Texas 75243 




Business Objective:  Seeking a Buyer/Planner/Logistics/Contract Specialist/Accounting Position with a growing and stable company.




10 years experience in Purchasing as a Seasoned Buyer/Contract Negotiator of Telecom, Software/Hardware, OEM, VOIP, RBS Switching and Cabling, PC Boards and Training Services, Retail, Hotel, Commercial Property Management/Facilities using SAP 4.6 version with Ariba, Oracle, and Summit Purchasing System, including US and Canada, with Global entities, APAC, EMEA, JAPAN, and LATM






Successfully set up and executed the purchasing department in Facilities Management at Nortel.  Quotes for best pricing, Review Daily Open Order Reports, Issue Purchase Orders in SAP 4.6 or Oracle MRP Systems, Resolve Invoice Discrepancies, RMA Returns, Expedite and tracking of orders, Replenish and manage inventory levels.  Created processes for ISO 9000 Certification.




7 years of Finance/Accounting, including Forecasting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Bank Reconciliation's, using Excel, Lotus and Quattro Pro. Assistant Controller to CFO.


Worked in various industries including Finance, Hotel, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Transportation, Circuit Board Industry and Facilities.




Contract Negotiations and Proposals in excess of 50 M dollars, including addendums and renewals, Redlining Contracts, Interpret terms and conditions, obtain approvals from department managers for Service Levels within contracts.


GSA Contracts and Federal Contracts.


Negotiate pricing and terms and conditions within contract, including global entities.


Worked government DOD contracts with FARS, DFARS, TINA and ITARS at Raytheon and Boeing, Inc.


Successfully executing large dollar contracts with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Raytheon, CSC, and American Express, including US and CANADA, with Global entities, APAC,EMEA, JAPAN, and LATM.




Supervised staff of five employees. Assistant Controller to CFO.


Computer Skills:  SAP 4.6 version with Ariba, Sharepoint, Netbuyer, Oracle, Maximo Purchasing System, Summit Purchasing System, Excel, M/S Word, Powerpoint, Lotus, CRM, Platinum, Millenium, Accpac, Great Plains, Solomon, Paradox, Viewstar Imaging, Filemaker Pro, Lotus Notes                                                                                                                   


Work History



11/2012-12/2012- Contract – IT Purchasing – Texas Capital Bank, Richardson, TX. – Duties include issuing PO’s to vendors for computers and IT equipment for Secondary Data Center, utilized Dell Premier site to order printers and toner. Receive invoices daily, route them for signature approvals, input and track invoices and Purchase Orders on Excel spreadsheet. Match Invoice to Purchase Order when paid and file.


08/2011-03/2012 – Contract – Contract Administrator – HD Vest/Wells Fargo, Irving, TX. -  Duties include facilitating contracts in a divestiture. Review contracts, route contracts through legal, create and update contract summary sheet with status, work with project managers through phases of contract processes, submit contracts through upper management providing contract risk and financial budget. Assist Supply Chain Management with particulars within the contract. Working with 10 departmental entities. Save and update contract summary sheet on Sharepoint.


01/2009 to 04/2009 - Contract - Sr. Buyer, General Dynamics SATCOM, Richardson, TX.

Duties include purchase of MRP products for Government Sectors,  Requests for Quote, Receipt of RFP’s, Create Purchase Orders with appropriate quality codes, projects, charge account codes, Read Engineering Drawings to obtain Part Numbers and Selected Part Vendors within notes on Drawings, Track and expedite items ordered and verify product on hand to appropriate project number, RMA Returns, Purchase Orders to include DOA priorities, ITAR, DFARS, Cots and Non Cots purchase of parts, COFC and Source Inspections on Steel products, Requesting Quality Codes from QA Manager, Weekly BOM Meetings.


07/2008 - 08/2008 - Contract - Sr. Procurement Buyer, Southwest Airlines Co., Dallas, TX.

Duties include RFP's for Telecom Solutions, Interpret terms and conditions,  Write up's of Contract Reviews, Redlining and Negotiating IT Telecom Agreements, using Ariba Interface. Weekly IT Development Meetings to stakeholders for New Development of Communication devices for internal tracking devices associated to SW Airplanes, Renewals of contracts for Wireless Telecom.


04/2008 - 06/2008 - Contract - Contract Administrator, Siemens Government Services, Inc., Richardson, TX.

Duties include Government Proposals and Contracts for Government Services, GSA for Software Licensing and Services Agreements.


01/2008 to 02/2008 - Contract - Sr. Contract Administrator, Boeing, Inc., Richardson, TX.

Duties include Government Proposals and Government Corporate Contracts for Defense Systems for Hardware, Software, Services, Subcontractor agreements with FARS, DFARS and ITARS.


10/2006 to 12/2006 - Contract - Senior Buyer, Raytheon, McKinney, TX.

Duties include RFQ’s, Issue Purchase Orders in SAP 4.6 for PC Boards, Hardware and Software, Resolve invoice discrepancies, RMA returns, Review of Corporate Contracts for pricing and renewal terms, Obtain Certificates of Insurance and Renewals, Resolve Shipping Discrepancies. Expedite and follow up of orders for internal and external customers.


07/2006 to 09/2006 - Contract - Senior Buyer - Raytheon, Dallas, TX,

Duties include Obtain quotes for best pricing, Issue Purchase Orders in SAP 4.6 for PC Boards, Hardware and Sofware, RMA returns domestic and international, Resolve invoice discrepancies, Ensure supplier files are audit compliant. Expedite and  follow up of orders for internal and external customers.


07/2005 to 10/2005 - Contract - Senior Buyer at Intervoice, Inc., Dallas, TX.

Duties include Review of Daily Open Order Reports, Obtain quotes for best pricing for VOIP, Hardware, Routers, PC Boards and OEM, Contract Negotiations/Administrations for Hardware & Software, Issue Purchase Orders in SAP 4.6, Resolve Invoice Discrepancies, Replenish Inventory levels, Expedite and follow up of orders for internal and external

customers. Worked with suppliers such as Dell, IBM, Black Box, Sanmina, Texatronics, Hewlett Packard and Dot Hill.


11/2004 to 01/2005 - Contract - Corestaff Services at Ericsson, Inc., Plano, TX.

Duties include issue sales orders to customers in SAP 4.6 and customer info into Access, Issue Purchase Orders in SAP 4.6, Account management of sales orders and milestone payments for RBS Switching and Cabling Equipment, Reconciliation of accounts in Excel, Expedite and follow up of orders for internal and external customers for switching and cabling equipment.


07/2004 to 11/2004 - Contract Buyer for Contract/Productive Data Solutions at Raytheon, Dallas, TX.

Duties include obtain quotes for best pricing for Software, Hardware, Licensing and Services, Obtain Certificates of Insurance and Renewals, Issue Purchase Orders in SAP 4.6, Resolve Invoice Discrepancies, Issue and review World Wide Contracts for internal and external customers for discount pricing and on site agreements,  Release invoices on hold due to Goods Received, Expedite and follow up of orders.


2004-2004  Buyer II - Network Associates (McAfee, Inc.) Plano, TX  (Laid off – Eligible for Rehire)

Duties include obtain quotes for best pricing for PC's and Peripherals, Routers, Bundled Units, Licensing, Services, Review of Contract agreements and licensing agreements, Issue Purchase Orders in SAP 4.6 with Ariba interface, catalog with punchout method or shopping cart, Amex P card and monthly reconciliation, Worked with suppliers such as Dell, IBM, Apple, CD Direct, Hewlett Packard.


2002-2004  Capital One, Adecco, Option One, Mitchell  Staffing, Dallas, TX - Contract assignments as Buyer and Financial Reconciliations.


2001-2002   Data Acquisition Specialist- Real Page, Inc., Plano, TX - Acquired all Bulk Historical Data from State and County for Criminal and Eviction Data for internal database repository, Monthly reporting to provide statistical info on count of records data, Contract Administration/Negotiation for purchase of bulk records, Issue Purchase Orders for Expense purchasing and technical data.


2000-2001   Contract Specialist - Software Spectrum, Inc., Garland, TX - Contract Administator/Negotiator of Software/Licensing. Support to 40 Account Executives, Territory to include Northeast, East and South Central Regions with Global entities of APAC, EMEA, LATM and Japan.

Fast paced work environment, detail oriented, with multitasking skillset mandatory.


1997-2000   Procurement Specialist/Supervisor - Grubb&Ellis @ Nortel Inc., Richardson, TX -  Created and set up the Purchasing department with files and all documentation, Set up of all Gener

al Ledger accounts with appropriate descriptives in Maximo system, Maintain and comply with all necessary documents on file for audit compliance to meet ISO 9000 standards, Created all documentation for the Purchasing department for ISO 9000 certification. Responsible for all contracts, contract renewals and addendums, certificates of insurance and renewals, Purchase Orders, Blanket Purchase Orders, Purchase Orders from Nortel's Purchasing System for Sustaining Capital, Purchase of PC's, Software, Services, Leases, RFP's, Bids,  and Bid Analysis.


Seminars: Negotiating Skills; Member of National Association of Purchasing Management


Certificate of completion at SMU for Unix Administrator and Oracle 9i Database Administration


Some college coursework towards B.A in General Business. / Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX.

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