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Purchasing Directors work for organizations from various industries and are responsible for acquiring goods at competitive prices. Based on our collection of resume samples, these professionals are responsible for performing financial analysis, studying procurement needs, collaborating with other departments, negotiating prices, researching market trends, and reporting to senior management. A well-written resume example for the job mentions qualifications such as leadership, procurement expertise, communication, financial analysis knowledge, strategic planning, and computer proficiency. Most Purchasing Directors hold a Bachelor's Degree in finance, business, or engineering.

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1

Purchasing Director

Responsible for direct and indirect purchasing spend categories for growing $50M restaurant chain. Managed a two person team responsible for ensuring quality, cost, and uninterrupted supply chain.

  • Reduced food cost by 9%, while improving marketing revenues by $1.2M
  • Engaged the operations team and operators to ensure brand consistency and integrity through identifying and providing the tools needed to ensure success
  • Developed and executed strategy for Olga Dough and Olga Spinach Pie production/sourcing resulting in improved quality and price
  • Created procurement policies to ensure appropriate approval levels are obtained, risks and opportunities considered, and team buy-in achieved
  • Defined RFP and sourcing strategies for key items resulting in supply agreements and long-term vendor relationships
  • Collaborated with executive leadership, marketing, and operations to develop new menu items and recipe engineering, utilization improvement, and operating efficiency
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Technology Management, Operations Management
2

Purchasing Director

Director responsible for managing two departments including Purchasing and Warehouse operations. Oversee a $150 million purchasing department, including an eight-person supply chain team of cross-functional abilities including tactical purchasing, strategic sourcing, and administrative roles. Manage the warehouse team, which consists of a 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse, a warehouse manager, and seven team members that oversee 3000 SKU's.

  • Increased cost savings within first year from $1.2 million to $5.1 million by developing and implementing effective negotiation, second sourcing, and value engineering strategies
  • Reorganized and rebuilt the purchasing department by hiring three new strategic sourcing leaders and two tactical purchasing buyers to achieve operational goals
  • Established purchasing KPI's for both teams, achieving 90% of all KPI goals by 2012
  • Trained team to manage and negotiate contracts, resulting in year over year cost reductions
  • Encouraged cross-functional collaboration by establishing supplier management teams to review commodities strategies, open issues, and value engineering processes
  • Served as a project manager on the purchase and nationwide implementation of an innovative software system that allowed for improved spending control and accountability
  • Implemented 5S in the warehouse, to improve appearance and efficiencies
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BS
Transportation And Logistics
MA
Management
3

Materials/purchasing Director

Managed ten employees in purchasing, supply chain, logistics, warehouse and planning.

  • Identified and spearheaded cost savings to drive overall material down by 6%
  • Increased inventory turns from 6 down to 12 per year.
  • Implemented cycle count program resulting in elimination of yearly physical inventory.
  • Outsourced in-house subassemblies resulting in $1 million in annual cost savings.
  • Prepared for ISO 13485 audit and quickly resolved all materials related issues.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
4

Purchasing Director

Manage over $400M of annual spend covering 21 facilities in 10 countries in North America and Europe with 13 purchasing associates. Report to CFO

  • Built purchasing team and led strategic initiatives yielding $25.8M savings over 4 years.
  • Created and executed energy commodity plans across US flavors business yielding cost savings of over $2.4M over four years, or 12% per year.
  • Directed and coordinated global commodity and specialty aroma chemical purchases yielding $4M cost savings in two years.
  • Orchestrated regional negotiations for several product categories across the Americas and Europe resulting in $2.7M cost savings and cost avoidance.
  • Constructed and implemented purchasing incentive program based on Cost Savings Initiatives (CSIs) which yielded $17M savings over two years.
  • Redesigned the purchasing organization globally to develop supplier/market understanding through category management driving centralized purchasing, SKU rationalization, preferred vendor management and improved supplier performance.
  • Expanded the strategic practices within the F&F Group to the remainder of the corporation that generated improvements throughout the corporation.
  • Managed import/export and logistics operations including global negotiations for transportation and local warehousing consolidations yielding several million dollars of cost savings annually.
Candidate Info
42
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Biological Science
MBA
Logistics / Operations Mgt
5

Purchasing Director

Direct all procurement for an $80M home lighting distributor with a direct staff of four. Includes forecasting sales and inventory management from a Chinese supply base.

  • Reduced landed cost by 10% through negotiations and reducing packaging sizes.
  • Developed and implemented the first formalized forecasting process as well as the first import purchases budget.
  • Implemented a Supplier Specification & Standards book to help the suppliers understand our terms and conditions and product/packaging specifications.
  • Led a cross functional team in selecting a forecasting software package that is being installed to further improve inventory levels and customer fill-rates.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Marketing
MBA
Management
6

Regional Purchasing Director

Overseeing the day to day purchasing activity for Sims Western Region as they related to maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) totaling $7M+ per year. Management of Sims' corporate purchasing policies throughout the region. Working with the Finance and Accounts Payable Departments to verify the correct cost center distribution of purchases by Department and/or Asset.

  • Negotiated discount pricing with Key Vendors, saving $365,000. in Enviromental expense, Security expense and the consolidation of spend with our National Agreements.
  • Implemented Sims corporate insurance requirement program for all vendors, contractors & sub haulers. Resulting in 65% compliance within the first 6 months, of implementation.
  • Compiled monthly accruals of Non Trade spending, for the Region. Ranging from $275,000 to $850,000, dependent on Projects and on gong expenses.
  • Work with all location Managers to direct spend through negotiated purchasing programs or approved Vendors.
  • Negotiated and implemented Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and point of use automated distribution of consumable supplies. Accomplishing a savings of 25%, reducing manpower, assuring consumable inventory was on-hand and tracking usage by employee.
  • Trained all Requisitioners, Buyers and Approvers in the proper use of the Ivara Purchase Order System.
  • Assist in capitol assets purchases of $3.5M in 2014
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
7

Purchasing Director

Responsible for locating products and parts for overseas clients. Conduct business negotiations on behalf of the company and clients. Inspect, track and monitor product production and approve on behalf of the client. Factory inspection on behalf of the client. Assess and approve new suppliers. Provide production status to the client. Consult with client on short, mid and long term goals.

  • Reduced the Bill of Material Cost for clients by finding new suppliers and/or replacement material
  • Developed a consolidation program to increase the customer's buying power
  • Negotiated with suppliers for better payment terms and higher credit
  • Assisted clients with any RFQ, samples, production and certification issue.
  • Resolved after sales service issues, such as locating and shipping replacement parts, and negotiating resolutions to disputes with the various suppliers.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Economics
8

Purchasing Director

Primary point of contact and liaison with vendors.

  • Researched and identified new opportunities and negotiated timescales with suppliers.
  • Purchased all raw and packaging materials, machinery and office supplies (>$60,000 weekly).
  • Performed value and cost analysis for bids using excel spreadsheets and ERP software.
  • Monitored orders and contracts for compliance and performance.
  • Reported directly to the COO and worked daily with the CEO and Plant Manager.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Business Administration Management

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