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 Expert  728918

Expert in Procurement, Raw Materials, Mechanical Components

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Nuevo Leon
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has +13 years of experience working for multinational companies and has served the Consumer Electronics, Automotive and Consumer Goods Industries. With expertise in Procurement, Supplier Development, Supply Chain & Program Management. He has also travelled for business to over 20 countries.

He speaks several languagues: Spanish (native), English (fluent), Portuguese (intermediate), and French (beginner).

Consultancy specialties include: Global commodity management : particularly in LCC in the Americas, Asia and Eastern Europe Supplier development & localization strategies for the Americas Mexico sourcing Plastics & metal mechanic procurement Global negotiations Cash flow improvements Price determination Matchmaking vendors with potential OEM's Plant start ups, supplier start ups in Mexico Localization in Mexico


international sourcing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1996   B.S. International Business   International Business   ITESM (Monterrey Tech)   Honors Diploma
1996   Specialty in Marketing   Marketing   ITESM ( Monterrey Tech)  
  MBA Finance (in progress)   Business Administration and Finance   ITESM (Monterrey Tech)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to




International Procurement Office


Senior Commodity Manager (America's region)


He is Currently managing/negotiating a portfolio of over $100M in 8 manufacturing sites in America . He is Managing plastics and metal mechanical commodities, such as rubber, plastics injection molding, castings, sheet metal, machining, optics, stampings, and heat sinks. He is Responsible to develop independent commodity strategy by plant and by business unit. He is supporting customer solutions teams on business protocol early involvement, advanced sourcing for potential customers across new segments: green, aerospace, medical, and industrial. He is also responsible for price management on highly sensitive commodities such as metals and polymers. Expert Leon is also Supplier Development Lead for the region: Supporting NPI and Supply Chain initiatives. He is managing contracts, terms and conditions and TCOO (Total cost of ownership). He is the leader on Material Value proposition to OEM customers across business units in the Americas. He has implemented SMI agreement on high spend suppliers across plants.

2007 to 2008


Honeywell Inc.


Transportation Systems Division (Turbotechnologies)


Commodity Manager for the Americas


He managed a portfolio of over $200M on complex Metal Mechanical Commodities for Turbo charger manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. He was responsible for contract negotiations on the following commodities: sintered products, die castings, machining, screw machining, metal injection molding, centrifugal and investment castings. He was support to New Product Sourcing department by establishing supplier preferred lists. He has experience establishing VMI/SMI (Vendor-Supplier Management Inventory). •He directed commodity hedging and price management strategies across the Transportation Systems division (Asia and Americas) for base metals and precious metals, through Nymex and LME.

2001 to 2007


Black & Decker Corporation


Power Tools Division


Global Sourcing Manager/Plastics Commodity Manager


He Managed a portfolio of over $700M across Mexico and US plants (4 manufacturing sites). He led commodity strategies and localization efforts across commodities in 2006-2007. He supported senior management team on a new metal mechanic start up in Mexico. He managed plastics commodity of more than 50 suppliers equal to approximately $100 M. He was supporting global commodity manager negotiations on resin contracts in NAFTA. He did resins price contract management with injection molders in NAFTA. He was responsible for sourcing new products introduction in Mexico. He was responsible for Value Analysis/Value Determination programs with Engineering and Marketing teams.

1998 to 2001




Engine Cooling (Thermique Moteur)


Program Manager


He lead a multifunctional team of quality, finance, sales, purchasing and engineering. He managed PO/P1 programs for DaimlerChrysler small car platform. He managed program budget and capital investments of raw material and equipment. He conducted supplier negotiations & supplier qualification support to platform team. Expert Leon was responsible for quality planning and APQP interaction with customer for process validation of products. He was managing milestones and timeline with customer and internal team to launch new programs.

Career Accomplishments:

International Society of Plastics Engineers


Certified Private Accountant

Professional Appointments

Keynote speaker in local universities

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He gives examples of current and new applications of an specific raw material.
  • He gives pricing trends and volume trends, orders bookings of a specific oem company, such a mobile phone company, network equipment company, automotive, power tool. Same for Tier 1 vendors of those category(industry companies).
  • He advises whether a specific process or technology is in the growing trend or losing market and applications.
  • Market Research at a global scale for any manufacturing company, products or oem trends.
  • Technology trends, if the technology is new, the competitors of that technology, and its trends and forecast.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has done extensive sourcing and procurement in North America and he is familiar with several mechanical processes and injection molding as well. He has a solid network among consumer industry, electronics, automotive as well. He has experience dealing with federal and government entities in Mexico.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1997 to   United States, Canada (NAFTA)   Supplier Selection, Supplier Development, Supplier Audits, Conducted negotiations with multiple commodities and processes.
2007 to   China   Supplier Selection, Supplier Development, Supplier Audits, Conducted negotiations with multiple commodities and processes.
2007 to   Europe   Supplier Selection, Supplier Development, Supplier Audits, Conducted negotiations with multiple commodities and processes.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   His mother tongue is Spanish.
English   He has a 90 to 95% proficiency in English as a second language.
Portuguese   He has an intermediate understanding of the language.

Market Research:
Telecommunications, network equipment, mobile phones, aerospace, automotive, and consumer industry. He has access to a lot of information in industry trends, market shares. He can be a great resource to research the above mentioned topics.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Multiple succesful sourcing and localization experiences across the globe.

Other Skills and Services

He can support and research for plant start ups in Mexico. Or to conduct feasibility studies or to do market research in the Americas for companies who are not ready or still hesitant to stablish offices or an operation in his region.


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