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Purchasing Buyers work in a variety of industries and are responsible for acquiring materials and goods that companies need in order to run their activity. Common duties seen on a Purchasing Buyer resume example include managing inventories, scheduling purchases, liaising with suppliers, finding the best deals, and negotiating prices. Based on our collection of resume samples, these professionals should demonstrate procurement expertise, accuracy, strong communication skills, teamwork, and computer competencies. Employers select candidates holding at least a college degree and who have a background in business, accounting, or engineering.

1

Purchasing Buyer

Provided inventory management, forecasting, reduced paper costs, worked with suppliers, printers, paper mills, trucking firms, and railroads. Analyzed data and created reports for Senior Management.

  • Implemented SFI/FSC/PEFC purchasing process resulting in sustainable certification
  • Reduced paper costs 30% by utilizing obsolete inventory, ordering just-in-time, and prioritizing shipments with the rail companies and trucking firms, putting a stop to demurrage and warehousing fees
  • Provided cost savings amounting to over $240,000 after six months on the job; negotiated a deal with internal sales and client by utilizing obsolete stock versus typical scrap process
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
2

Purchasing Buyer

Monitored current and past product sales and tracked market and industry trends for production planning. Performed administration tasks, such as filing, developing spreadsheets, faxing reports, photocopying collateral, and scanning documents for inter-departmental use. Acquired knowledge of distribution operations while performing allocation to recommend ways to improve operations. Oversaw procurement files to ensure they met all certifications required by the government.

  • Directly supported Director of Purchasing in managing over 1,000 UPCs and stock keeping units.
  • Developed new relations and increased company loyalty, working as a liaison between departments, vendors, and consumers.
  • Expedited receiving process with Distribution to ensure prompt and correct receipt of products from assigned suppliers.
  • Partnered with Marketing sourcing suppliers for purchased goods and identifying new and improved products as well as quality assurance.
  • Managed Purchase Orders and negotiated contracts with nearly 300 suppliers to obtain optimum pricing, terms, and deliveries.
  • Managed wholesaler inventory of seasonal brands/packages by forecasting.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AA
Business Administration
3

Purchasing Buyer

Procurement of approximately $200 million dollars annually in paper. Provided inventory management, forecasting, reduced paper costs, worked with suppliers, printers, paper mills, trucking firms, and railroads. Analyzed data and created reports for Senior Management.

  • Worked with Procurement Manager, SFI/FSC/PEFC groups, (Enforced Forest Certification Systems), as well as various suppliers to implement "green" purchasing process thereby resulting in sustainable certification from all three organizations
  • Reduced paper costs 30% by utilizing obsolete inventory, ordering just-in-time, and prioritizing shipments with the rail companies and trucking firms, putting a stop to demurrage and warehousing fees
  • Recognized in 2008 as Valassis' Century Club Winner
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
4

Purchasing Buyer

Purchased all network equipment (Cisco) on high priority projects for US and Canada.

  • Processed all purchase requisitions for Engineering ITS and the NOC in a timely manner. Implemented new purchasing procedure.
  • Allocated/released equipment scheduled for infrastructure for new buildings, processed all job journal entries.
  • Analyzed and maintained an accurate cost per site (equipment vs. labor).
  • Maintained scheduling of all handoffs and retrofits for all locations, updated maintenance contracts, deployed equipment to various vendor sites and processed RMA on defective equipment.
  • Handled the inventory conversion, setup items, vendor information and job location into the new Navision purchasing software.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Business Administration
5

Purchasing Buyer

Designed and built Rental Request form and process for Project Managers and Superintendants to use on job sites and created work instructions for ease of use.

  • Distributed and analyzed annual bids for various inventory supply needs in order to establish and maintain price negotiations with vendors.
  • Processed purchase orders submitted daily by Project Managers and reconciled coordinating invoices with accounts payable.
  • Created physical and electronic Project Cost Catalog encompassing details of products and equipment for leadership to utilize during builds accounting for $3+ million dollars.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BS
Textiles And Product Development
BS
Bachelor of Science
6

Purchasing Buyer / Sales Manager

Managed nearly every aspect of warehouse operations.

  • Monitored and implanted programs in sales, shipping, and merchandising.
  • Directed large sales environment that constantly met expected sales goals and reduced operation costs.
  • Maintained open lines of communication between manufacturers, sales teams, venders, and warehouse personnel to expedite product orders, distribution, and problem resolutions.
  • Collaborated with multiple buyers to facilitate the marketing efforts of new products, and development of promotions, product launches, and employee incentive programs.
  • Greatly reduced inventory costs by upwards of 60%
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Culinary
7

Advanced Purchasing Buyer

Sourced OEM components for fuel pumps and fuel hangers for cars and motorcycles.

  • Scheduled supplier audits and coordinated milestones to meet strict timelines for production readiness
  • Saved $750,000 by resourcing projects to Mexico, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and India
  • Trained suppliers on new quoting system
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BS
Business Administration
8

Purchasing Buyer/supervisor

Responsible for staff of two buyers and one expediter; procured cabinetry and building supplies for the warehousing and nationwide distribution to job-site locations.

  • Generated and monitored special purchased for will-call orders and shipping out of cabinetry counters, small tools, hardware, wood, laminated panels and screws
  • Interfaced closely with corporate officers in reviewing inventory reports and daily sales activity within the purchasing department
  • Maintained inventory levels for timely delivery of ordered products to job-site meeting tight schedules and deadlines for union workers
  • Hired as a buyer and promoted to supervisor within one year of employment
  • Reviewed employee performances and disciplinary actions as warranted
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
9

Purchasing Buyer

Reported to production manager, responsible for establishing purchasing contracts for raw materials and finished goods of purchases up to $8M per year. Assured Quality Assurance regulations were met on all purchased materials.

  • Developed a filing system used by management and accounts payable for easy access to purchase orders.
  • Expedited "Return to Vendor: merchandise upon rejection of Quality Control.
  • Resolved vendor disputes and negotiated prices.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
Business Administration
10

Purchasing Buyer/ Supply Chain Planner

Administered capital and individual purchase orders insuring proper contractual obligations were followed and flowed down to hospital units

  • Ensuring appropriate procurement of all production, construction and maintenance materials, including spare parts and client material.
  • Negotiated rate renewals and contractual term arrangements
  • Managed and implemented effective supply chain policies, processes and procedures to fully integrate planning, purchasing and distribution
  • Led implementation of customer and vendor facing pull planning and/or vendor managed Inventory Programs (VMI) establishing consistent structure and clear metrics to measure the effectiveness of corporate objectives and to facilitate ongoing process improvement
  • Owned and controlled the supply chain budgets and initiated cost reduction activities
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
MS
Management

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