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Purchasing Specialists are responsible for making sure a company is provided with all the materials it needs to run its activity. Essential responsibilities seen on Purchasing Specialists resumes include assessing procurement needs, planning purchases, assisting the senior management, implementing better procurement methods, and reducing costs. A well-written resume sample for this position should showcase qualifications such as analytical thinking, problem solving, computer competencies, strong communication and negotiation skills, and time management. Most Purchasing Specialists hold a Bachelor's Degree and have an educational background in economics, business, or procurement.

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Purchasing Specialist

Manage and implement system maintenance for the item master in the ERP system, which include item set up, costing and item specifications.

  • Managed a six month long data migration project from a legacy ERP system to a new tool. Recognized and awarded with a bonus when migration was completed. Trained new resources in the new tool.
  • Coordinate new projects end to end, providing quick and cost effective solutions on new materials that meet production needs.
  • Coordinate with Engineering to establish the most cost effective way of producing products with cost analysis to determine in house production or outsourced production. Work with manufacturing to determine the flow lead-time and production cost, if in-house production is selected.
  • Manage approval and execution of material purchase plan.
  • Improve competitive edge and high quality product by preparing cost comparison and negotiating with a minimum of three vendors.
  • Researched, analyzed and resourced new packaging material to improve customer experience. Reduced customer complaints by over 90%, while saving the company approximately $13K a year.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
2

Purchasing Specialist

Created 7 purchase orders weekly, received 5 work orders daily, generated 25 transfer orders weekly, and prepared 9 re-orders weekly

  • Produced 50 SKUs weekly and increased efficiency by 15%
  • Communicated with 4 diverse vendors for preparing 200 different candles and reduced cost of materials by 14%
  • Forecasted and tracked future purchases and produced daily reports on materials for 200 different candles
  • Tracked damages daily and generated monthly adjustment reports which increased effectiveness by 10%
  • Followed up with vendors if all shipments of material was received for 15-150 candles daily
  • Attended 3 weekly meeting communicating sales, marketing, customer service, and inventory
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
3

Product Development Purchasing Specialist (npi)

Lead purchasing and product development groups that ensure effective integration of various commodities into the vehicles. Providing oversight and mentoring for Platform Heads on all purchasing activities. Directing sourcing of production components worth $100M annually. Serve as liaison between engineering, manufacturing, production and purchasing teams; ensuring program components launch on time and are priced on-target.

  • Managed complex negotiations and oversaw sourcing activities for successful launch of 2014 model year vehicles; 17%+ ($6M) under target for direct spend categories; 5%+ ($1M) under target on supplier capital spend categories.
  • Leveraged coalition building expertise towards aligning operations for successful launch of 2015 model year vehicles on time and 6%+ ($1M) under target; 2016 model year project on time and projected as 7% ($1.2M) under target.
  • Mobilizing global, cross functional teams on special cost recovery projects; $5M annual supplier tooling budgets.
  • Developing financial, strategic and status reports for national and global management teams.
  • Mitigating technical, commercial and economic issues affecting product development and production timing.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Information Technology
Supply Management (cpsm)
Project Management
4

Purchasing Specialist Intern

Creation of massive and complex databases regarding specifications set forth by the purchasing department. Collecting information from many vendors Aventics did business with through a variety of methods to create and update databases. Recovering previous purchasing information from SAP to further complete said databases. Using MS Access to create user-friendly, detailed reports and queries based on the requests of the purchasing department.

  • Created two databases each consisting of thousands of records
  • Ensured the accuracy and usability of the databases to make them user-friendly
  • Updated and maintained each database regarding new information as it became available
  • Wrote queries to design specific and flexible reports based on the needs of the purchasing department at any particular time
  • Maintained professional and courteous relationships with outside vendors to ensure lasting relationships with Aventics
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
AS
Information Technology
BS
Information Technology
5

Purchasing Specialist

Analyzed and procured material requests necessary for daily operations.

  • Developed and maintained strong working relationships with vendors.
  • Streamlined purchasing process by determining most cost effective products and vendor
  • Conducted comprehensive research on products and suppliers.
  • Developed and maintained a system for recording and tracking purchases.
  • Managed an annual budget of $500, 000.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
Business Administration
6

Purchasing Specialist

Functioned as trainer for new users to PeopleSoft supply chain software in Southeastern Texas and west Louisiana regions. Performed duties as regional 'super user'.

  • Assisted warehouse manager with inventory management roles, replenishments, ordering templates, location control, conducting cycle counts/inventories, obsolescence.
  • Managed weekly past due receiving report as well as fixed-asset tracking for the region.
  • Supported department management with the procurement of technical, one-time buys, or hard to find items.
  • Performed customer service to both internal and external customers - researched and corrected errors and other problems.
  • Worked at various positions throughout warehouse. Receiving, shipping, order picking - certified forklift driver.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AS
Science / Business
Chain And Logistics
7

Purchasing Specialist

Sourced materials making sure that prices and delivery correlated sales orders and long term contracts.

  • Negotiated pricing, payment terms, and delivery schedules to optimize cost savings.
  • Collaborated with suppliers regarding stock, lead times, and packaging opportunities.
  • Analyzed inventory levels and placed purchase orders based upon lead time and product demand.
  • Sought out and established new suppliers per ISO quality standards.
  • Built and maintained strong relationships with new and existing suppliers.
  • Assumed sole responsibility for fulfilling one-time and long-term government contracts.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
8

Purchasing Specialist

Managed and monitored purchase orders of material, software and licensing contracts

  • Resolved material issues with suppliers
  • Gathered and maintained Quality metrics for management
  • Performed supply/demand analysis on delinquent backlog
  • Enhanced the process of gathering costed data for End-of-Quarter/Year management reviews
  • Assisted in the recreation of manufacturing process documentation
  • Provided feedback to finance department on pricing changes and discrepancies in A/R billing
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BS
Industrial Engineering
9

Purchasing Specialist, (buyer)

  • Created POs based on daily material reports. 6-10M per year in purchase order spend.
  • Maintaining MRP system, (MAS 200).
  • Sourcing of new suppliers created a monthly savings of 25-30K.
  • Coordinated with AP to monitor receipts, returns, credit limits, etc.
  • Implemented cycle counting procedures. Monitored and reconciled when necessary.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
10

Purchasing Specialist, Sales Associate

Purchased $7 million of inventory on a yearly basis which was distributed to 9 branches

  • Assisted in building relationships with customers and vendors thru corporate events and training seminars.
  • Worked directly with Accounts Payables and Accounts receivables to solve and process all customer/vendor returns and invoice problems
  • Oversaw incoming and outgoing product and calculated freight charges connected to shipping and receiving.
  • Placed orders on a one-on-one relationship with customers via front counter, phone, fax, and e-mail.
  • Researched pricing and product selection for specific needs, availability and cost efficiency.
  • Preformed system upgrades for item entry, pricing, and bin maintenance.
Candidate Info
1
month in
workforce
1
month
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BS
Business

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