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Directors of Purchasing are in charge of buying quality products and services for a company at the lowest prices. Typical resume samples for this mention duties like predicting demand levels, conducting research, identifying the best offers, liaising with suppliers, negotiating agreements, generating reports, and making sure business objectives are attained. Based on our collection of example resumes, successful candidates demonstrate leadership, procurement expertise, communication and negotiation skills, networking, computer proficiency, and analytical thinking. A Bachelor's Degree in procurement or supply chain management is commonplace for Directors of Purchasing.

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1

Director of Purchasing

Led Purchasing Department in all aspects of cost reduction, supply base restructuring, inventory control, engineering redesign and freight consolidation. Insured strong supplier relationships and company's growth and profitability.

  • Generated $3.5 MM of cost savings in the first year.
  • Increased revenue by $2MM and drastically reduced inventory by implementing new programs and processes effecting logistics.
  • Negotiated "C"-item/shop supply cage system to consolidate 15-20 suppliers under one "corporate umbrella", eliminating up front financial burden from company.
  • Developed and implemented cost control strategy for annual freight budget by negotiating third party logistics contracts and consolidating the business, netting an annual cost savings of $200,000.
  • Built and led cost reduction teams which included key executives in partnered companies focused on best practice management including finance, service and product.
  • Established strong relationships across company divisions insuring all projects and time lines were met and communications channels opened.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
2

Director of Purchasing

Direct supervision of all procurement and receiving area staff, for both hotels as well as the 4 major branded attractions, 15 staff total.

  • Complete fiscal responsibility for all procurement and related areas and managed 60 million dollars in spend.
  • Improved storage, handling and inventories throughout property. Set-up warehousing functions within the system and physical plant achieving $530 thousand dollars in savings.
  • Negotiated local contracts, and implemented compliance strategies for national agreements attaining a 96% compliance rating.
  • Implemented capital processes for the complex, assisted with rooms & suites capital renovation, total project spend exceeded 15 million dollars.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Management
BA
Hospitality Management
MA
Adult Education
3

Director of Purchasing, Commodities

Directed global sourcing, procurement and risk management for a $350M+ portfolio of global raw materials, commodities, ingredients, business services and energy across 16 plants. Reported to Chief Procurement Officer/ SVP Supply Chain. Managed staff of two.

  • Led team to reduce commodity spend by $17 M + in '09.
  • Gained cost competitive advantages $10.6M in casein ('07) and $2.4M in cheese and dry dairy ('09).
  • Reduced '08 spend by $9M across 98 projects via cost reduction projects and buyer productivity.
  • Contracted with alternate suppliers in China for food grade phosphates in advance of a global shortage in '08 to maintain an in-stock position and avoided a 55% market price increase during the shortage.
  • Created Supplier Scorecard program which improved service levels by 13%, reduced order lead time by 15% and captured new product innovation.
  • Expanded use of derivatives and OTC products for commodities, glass, natural gas and fuel surcharges to maintain stable pricing and achieve overall strategy of the business
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Business
MBA
Finance / Accounting
4

Director of Purchasing

Established protocols for vendor selections and holding them accountable to their contract.

  • Located and retrieved $732,000 of overpayment to a lumber company.
  • Established Purchasing Department policies and procedures.
  • Reduced hard costs by $3,200 per house in the first three months.
  • Established Estimating Department.
  • Developed and implemented budgeting and tracking procedures.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
5

Director of Purchasing

Established computer item file to begin purchasing operations for newly created business. Responsible for stocking New Jersey warehouse containing 2500 SKU's and maintained a 98% fill rate.

  • Created vendor relationships and coordinated all product purchases for coffee, beverages, snacks and office supplies
  • Responsible for all procurement related to newly acquired business (annual sales $150 million) including stocking warehouses located in Tennessee, Maryland, California and Florida. Fulfillment rate for all facilities averaged 96.5%.
  • Maintained weekly open order report to insure rapid order fulfillment and minimize back orders
  • Coordinated all daily ordering and transportation for items not stocked or for specific customer events
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
6

Director of Purchasing

Direct selling company that distributes more than 200 premium-quality anti-aging products in both the personal care and nutritional supplements categories.

  • Developed and implemented the Purchasing Department
  • Implemented cost saving measures and policies resulting in 2 million dollar savings within the first 6 months
  • Integrated purchasing policies and processes into Pharmanex and Big Planet divisions
  • Adapted and managed the Purchasing Department changes during the exponential company growth of 400% per month
  • Procurement of raw ingredients and packaging
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
BS
Business / Marketing
7

Director of Purchasing

Responsible for procurement of all products and services for 14 warehouses and 34 retail service outlets. Set selling cost for all products.

  • Increased Inventory turnover from 1.8 to 2.6 with a gross margin of 34% in the first year by refining the purchasing models.
  • Contacted new and existing vendors to analyze the impact of adding new product lines, as well as switching existing lines to new vendors.
  • Analyzed vendor contracts to determine their impact on sales, profits, and cash flow.
  • Developed the purchasing budget based upon sales and turnover objectives.
  • Performed a cash flow analysis for the Accounts Payable section based on the purchasing budgets.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Chemistry And Math
8

Director of Purchasing

Managed all purchasing, inventory, rail and barge logistics, and production scheduling for Origination. Origination is a 60MM privately-owned distribution company selling feed and industrial ingredients such as urea, phosphates, sodium bicarbonate, amino acids, salt and organic fertilizers.

  • Developed and implemented overall procurement strategies and procedures to ensure the best quality products are purchased at the most economical price and on a timely basis. Use supplier relationships and knowledge of commodities markets to determine optimal timing for purchases.
  • Developed new sources of amino acids and urea from China that increased profitability by over $600K.
  • Issue 90+ POs per month and through strong interpersonal skills maintained strong working relationships with R&D, freight, warehouse, receiving, production, and finance.
  • Helped manage the transition to Microsoft GP accounting software and Feed Mill Manager (FMM) MRP software.
  • Set up production scheduling based on MRP reports, factoring in customer's needs, raw and finished inventory, optimal runs, and bottlenecks.
  • Managed over 15,000 tons of co-packing salt and fertilizers with 8 different companies.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Agricultural Economics

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