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Buyers are responsible for purchasing quality goods for companies in order to support their everyday operations. Common duties listed on a Buyer resume sample are researching deals, buying large amounts of supplies and materials, reselling products, maintaining inventories, and negotiating with suppliers. Based on our collection of example resumes, these professionals should showcase throughout their job applications financial abilities, excellent math skills, commercial awareness, computer competencies, decision making, and analytical thinking. Eligible candidates hold at least a college degree in a business-related discipline.

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1

Buyer / Sourcing

Manage global strategic sourcing, contract development, and negotiations in all categories, including Human Resources, Executive Staff, Finance, Research and Development, Facilities and Production, handling over 75 internal customers. Responsible for goods and services, developing RFPs and KPIs, tracking savings versus goals, ensuring risk management is completed, and managing suppliers, internal customers, and cross-functional teams.

  • Developed company-wide purchasing policies and procedures which increased compliance.
  • Achieved $2M savings per year on global sourcing strategy for laboratory equipment.
  • Implemented and managed Lab Consumables and On-Site Programs, achieving $1M cost savings.
  • Developed temporary labor program yielding $200K savings per year.
  • Negotiated 13% savings, negotiating 22 suppliers down to 9 on $2M corrugated spend.
  • Formed and chaired cross-functional committee, rewriting travel and expense policies.
  • Obtained additional 7% / $560K cost savings over previously negotiated pricing by Transportation Department for new freight agreement.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Advertising And Public Relations
Management
2

Buyer, Purchasing and Planning

Maintained & procured a pipeline of electronic components in support of six customer programs, worth $8 million dollars in sales revenue.

  • Proactively mitigated potential delivery problems to ensure consistent on-time delivery of components.
  • Escalated obsolescence issues to management, providing alternative part numbers or models.
  • Established strong and lasting relationships with suppliers to attain long term mutually beneficial pricing structures.
  • Drove competitive pricing by regularly negotiating with vendors. Consistently achieved 5-7% in cost savings across all programs.
  • Collaborated with production planning manager to ensure all parts were delivered to the production floor in completion to provide seamless process flow.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
3

Sr. Buyer

Responsible for purchasing the materials, supplies and capital equipment for multiple lines including catheters, injection molding, and implantable devices. Supplier management responsibilities including supplier audits, and monitoring of quality, OTD and responsiveness to issues.

  • Helped develop and maintain a plan for every part (PFEP) recognizing key features to help reduce inventory while maintaining a steady supply for production.
  • Categorized over 1,000 parts to develop a risk status for suppliers, which drove negotiations with high-risk suppliers to help mitigate that risk.
  • Achieved price variance goal of $1M for 2015 in mid-May and projected to get another 20% by year-end.
  • Successfully transferred multi-million dollar development project from R&D to production by working diligently with suppliers to prepare them for product launch.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Human Resources And Accounting
4

Packaging Buyer

  • Exceeded annual objectives in inventory turn from 6 % to 9%.
  • Achieved a consistent 95% order fill rate.
  • Purchased packaging materials, stock boxes, vboard, chipboard, and kraft paper for five distribution warehouses totaling $15M annually.
  • Reviewed system generated requisitions for accuracy and processed purchase orders.
  • Analyzed and managed inventory replenishment needs by maintaining accurate order points using the AS400 based system.
  • Developed and expedited purchase orders to ensure appropriate delivery times and communicated any back ordered items to the customer service team.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
5

Buyer - Men's

Accountable for sales plan & gross margin - Reached a 2011 annual sales volume of $7.8 million. Projected to do $12.5 million in sales in 2012; 60% inc. over 2011.

  • Strategically planned/managed the business for 36 outlet stores: develop assortment & merchandise strategy, evaluating sales, markdowns, OTB, & develop financial plans
  • Partnered with in Licensees & in-house design team to develop the line based on trends & store needs - developed key items and holiday gift items
  • Grew & developed new businesses: Handbags, Men's & Junior's Active-wear, Picked up an 80% increase for comp stores in Outerwear for Men's & Juniors
  • Partnered with EVP on marketing & promotional strategies and store signage to increase sales and for new product launch
  • Visited stores and worked on visual merchandising with managers based on theme and trend of the present season for area of responsibility
  • Established vendor relationships; Trained Assistant Buyer and Buying Interns.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
International Trade And Marketing
6

Buyer

Instituted use of personal computer in Purchasing Department and created a Quotation Tracker database program for competitive bid/proposal tracking. Created spreadsheets for use in bid comparison and analysis.

  • Negotiated a 60% cost saving discount on machined energy source "air gun" parts (total annual savings approximately $1 million).
  • Evaluated vendor performance, which included on-time delivery, quality of goods/defects, follow-up service, and cost analysis.
  • Purchased capital equipment, including navigation equipment, computer systems, compressors, and office equipment.
  • Managed automobile rental fleet, including reporting mileage on all rental vehicles to rental agency, arranged new rentals, terminated completed rentals.
  • Developed and implemented a Forms Control Management Program, which involved tracking inventory/usage, monitored authorized use of company logo, and negotiated prices based on bulk purchasing.
  • Participated in Vendor Quality Assurance Program as the Purchasing Department representative, with an evaluation group consisting of Field Service (Mechanical and Instrumentation), Engineering, and Purchasing, to generate improved specifications on goods and evaluated quality of parts received from various manufacturers.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
Communication Arts And Sciences
Accounting
7

Buyer

Purchase inventory and maintain stocking levels for over 600 part numbers worth $6 million in twenty warehouses located around the country

  • Set up and maintain inventory programs including min/max stocking levels, vendor managed programs, and utilize direct shipments when appropriate
  • Participated in business simplification efforts including product line simplification, customer base rationalization, and process improvements across all areas of the business that resulted in cost reductions, margin improvement, and revenue enhancement
  • Reduced freight costs by combining loads to maximize trucks and purchasing in bulk to reduce number of shipments
  • Recommend products to sales representatives based on application
  • Work with customer service representatives to set up inventory programs based on sales forecasts for new items and new accounts
  • Utilize ERP system to monitor inventory usage as well as set up reports used by customer service representatives
  • Coordinate with manufacturing plant on prioritizing production schedule to meet customer demands
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
8

Buyer

Responsible for planning and procurement of circuit card assemblies to support major airlines and military requirements.

  • Instrumental in troubleshooting and problem resolution that resulted in improved on-time performance and compliance to contract requirements.
  • Analyzed price proposals, data, and information to determine fair pricing.
  • Interviewed vendors and visited suppliers' distribution centers to examine and evaluate products and capabilities as related to production requirements.
  • Monitored and received quality and on-time performance reports to evaluate supplier performance and insure contract requirements.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Marketing
9

Warehouse Manager/buyer

  • Successfully led retail and catalog sales of classroom and teacher supplies, while managing comprehensive warehouse, receiving, distribution and sales support operations.
  • Introduced a new monthly purchasing budget, which was adopted by the company.
  • Served as the Category Buyer for as many as 120 vendors.
  • Established and implemented receiving and freight processing procedures, which maximized efficiency while maintaining the integrity of inventory.
  • Guided new product launch to complete corporate presentation, which enhanced sales and profit.
  • Seamlessly adapted to extreme store growth from five to ten stores, and subsequently during a downsizing to four stores without any loss of service due to a meticulous management style.
  • Consistently achieved #1 and #2 categories in sales throughout tenure in position.
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
16
years
at this job
HS
Excellent References Available Upon Request
10

Senior Planner/buyer

Supervised all daily warehouse activities of five associates including training, performance reviews, payroll details and continual feedback

  • Conducted and reconciled all physical good and reported on same to ensure maximum efficiency and profit for the company
  • Ensured timely fulfillment of products including in and onto shelves as well as outgoing for shipment
  • Processed order tickets to ensure proper packing of supplies
  • Worked as a contract employee of Banneker Industries at Denison
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job

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