Michael Babida

Michael Babida

Director of Purchasing
Location: San Diego CA
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• 23-year record of 100% on-time fulfillment as Purchasing Program Manager. Successfully managed purchasing and promotional projects valued up to $10M and global network of 400+ vendors. • Proven track record of directing all aspects of purchasing process from initial concept through distribution, troubleshooting issues in supply chain to maintain seamless operations, meeting critical deadlines, and cost controls. • Directed the purchasing of product, supplies, equipment and services for the San Diego Padres Baseball Club, other Major League Baseball clubs, high profile events and club partners. • Recognized subject matter expert on Purchasing, Merchandise and Promotions. Sought by strategic partners as mentor for new hires, training in product knowledge, industry knowledge, vendor relations, business models, and cost strategies for various product lines. • Increased diversity in procurement for high-profile sports organization, successfully sourcing 60% of purchases from locally-owned businesses. Assisted several local vendors with their minority certification. Strengthened organization’s community ties and presence while streamlining supply chain. • Developed Hispanic market opportunities. Expanded retail operations to Mexico, including international purchasing, import / export, distribution, and inventory control.

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