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Purchasers acquire products and services at competitive prices for their companies. The most successful resume examples for Purchasers mention duties such as taking orders, scheduling purchases, estimating shipment time, finding the best offers, and negotiating prices. Based on our collection of resume samples, these experts should demonstrate procurement expertise, excellent communication and negotiation skills, accuracy, time management, teamwork, and computer proficiency. Eligible candidates usually hold a Bachelor's Degree in finance, engineering, or finance. Supply management chain knowledge represents an advantage.

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1

Purchaser

Direct purchasing activities for $10M per year company with $500,000 in inventory including generating, and monitoring of purchase orders. Liaise with internal sales representatives and outside vendors to resolve backorder and inventory issues. Align inventory levels with market trends. Communicate across departments to ensure integration of purchasing processes with warehouse and sales needs while maintaining adequate inventory during promotions.

  • Reduced inventory value by $100,000 and decreased backorder percentage by 8-10% within six months of assuming purchasing agent responsibilities, focusing on vendor communication to optimize purchasing and inventory capacity.
  • Valued member of ERP system implementation team during transition from Epicor Acclaim 18 to Epicor Prophet21, owning new process creation for application's warehouse, inventory, and purchasing functions.
  • Recognized as Employee of the Year in 2013.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Culinary Arts
2

Purchaser/receivables/sales/inventory

Responsible for purchasing manufacturing supplies and equipment for four locations and all personnel

  • Maintained vendor relationships with over 50 vendors
  • Developed qualified vendors for specialized manufacturing products
  • Saved more than $50,000 per year by carefully seeking alternate vendors without sacrificing quality
  • Managed software that tracked orders and created purchase orders for entire company
  • Processed Accounts Receivable for three locations with high sales volume
  • Sales Representative for all Jersey Barriers and managed a 50% increase in sales and actively expanded sales territory
  • Implemented inventory control and tracking through specialized software
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Organizational Leadership / Business Management
3

Bartender, Manager, Waiter, Purchaser

Integral part of team that helped company expand from $400,000 to $3.2 million in sales

  • Trained staff on hundreds of beers, wines and spirits
  • Led a staff of 90+ with strong management and leadership skills
  • Helped initiated training programs for waiters, management, back up & general orientation
  • "Perfect Attendance" award: 1999-2004, 2006, 2009-13
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
4

Purchaser/planner

Managed an annual spend of greater than $8 million dollars in order to support production operations with the necessary materials

  • Partnered closely with Engineering Department to ensure strict specifications were met during the development of a new product that consolidated over 400 unique SKUs into four highly efficient packaging solutions
  • Coordinated material requirements with Scheduling, Production, Sales, and Marketing to support short and long term forecasting
  • Assessed invoices and worked with Accounts Payable to ensure all invoices were resolved within the allotted beneficial pay term period
  • Utilized PRISM to create reports that assisted in identifying aged inventory and low-moving inventory, which created greater transparency when increasing inventory turns to eliminate cost of held inventory
  • Evaluated daily MRP (materials requirement plan) on an ERP system for assigned commodities to determine material supply needs and take the appropriate actions to meet those needs while keeping overall inventory investment at or below targets
  • Managed multiple RFQs, including an RFQ that consisted of the entire corrugated segment which consisted of 300 unique SKUs and over $5 million in annual business
  • Collaborated with Quality Assurance and Warehousing personnel to eliminate aged inventory and ensure inventory turnover goals were achieved
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Business Administration
5

Purchaser/lead Inventory

  • Developed and documented all warehouse procedures. Led to streamlining warehouse operations and increasing warehouse efficiency
  • Designed new storage protocol which allowed the warehouse to double its capacity without any increase in total space or personnel
  • Reorganized warehouse procedures whereby cycle counts and inventory accuracy increased from 76% accurate to 100% accuracy at first count
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
6

Purchaser/buyer

Controlled the sourcing, planning, negotiation, purchase and supply of all mounting systems, inverters, batteries, and engineering services

  • Managed, developed, and improved the purchasing team, through times of transition and cash flow uncertainty
  • Adhered to all company policies and procedures with particular regard to accounting, logistics and sales
  • Successfully made recommendations & advised senior management on all purchasing issues
  • Implemented new procedures with key vendors to improve relationships and foster growth and success between both the vendors and the organization
  • Inventory control and management
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Geology
7

Buyer/purchaser

Managed buying and purchasing efforts/materials for the company and negotiated pricing deals, inventory lists, delivery arrangements and product trends. Provided excellent customer service and effective negotiation efforts when purchasing materials, arranging delivery details and other site objectives.

  • Recognized for purchasing effective products and substantially increasing company productivity.
  • Analyzed product lists, vendor lists and management, and bought appropriate and well-priced items to meet company objectives.
  • Delivered and distribution of products to relative job sites.
  • Managed communication and negotiation efforts between company management, and vendors for various project sites.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
8

Project Purchaser/planner

Led US Military Contractor purchasing operation as a subsidiary of Ameris France (NATO Cage:FANK6)

  • Evaluate bids/select suppliers; analyzed proposal requirements and worked with technical team to help define procurements.
  • Reviewed RFPs, created specifications and managed supplier relationships
  • Gathered data and correlated past performance win-loss results for various projects
  • Developed pricing strategies and cost models to define framework for supplier relationships
  • Monitored contract fulfillment and conducted logistics analysis to comply with stringent military standards/requirements.
  • Trained and mentored junior Buyers and Purchasing Assistants.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
C
Information Technology Management
BS
Economics
9

Asst. Purchaser/customer Service

Managed $15MM annual purchasing spend to bring fresh drinking water to San Francisco and 28 other wholesale water agencies.

  • Effectively negotiated the purchase of plumbing, electric, personal protection equipment and supplies for a diverse work force tasked with leading support, maintenance and production requirements for the SFPUC.
  • Customer Service point of contact for answering and resolving all questions relating to data entry, manager, and supervisor inquiries. Handled document changes which included but limited to order entry, product tracking, vendor resolutions and receiving/shipping.
  • Collaborated with key internal business units to make determinations on vendor selection and use of commodities; facilitated purchasing requirements for 5 water and treatment plant facilities.
  • Ensured high level of compliance and accountability for all transactions; identified and resolved issues related to commodity and sub-object use codes.
  • Reduced number of Department blanket contracts by 20% and increased cost savings by supporting the introduction of Citywide contracts.
  • Decreased order errors through the introduction of standardized purchase order procedures and established a city-mandated FOB designation freight with all vendors.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
10

Operations Manager/purchaser

Managed purchasing and inventory planning/control for multiple vendors

  • Negotiated with vendors/suppliers to contribute to cost-effective operations
  • Prepared and managed bill-back information with multiple vendors
  • Generated and analyzed multiple sales and productivity reports
  • Managed a customer base of 300+ accounts
  • Supervised a team of nine (9) employees
  • Performed accounts receivables/payable duties
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration

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