Purchasing Manager/ Lead Estimator/ Inventory Controller/ Facility Director
Directed all purchasing, contracting, inventory management, vendor negotiations and facility operations. Trained, mentored, and supervised personnel. Negotiated complex contracts, ensuring optimal terms. Sourced and procured all supplies and equipment. Educated staff about pricing changes, product substitutions, and promotions. Coordinated interdepartmental communications, collaborating closely with Accounts Payable, Sales, and other departments. Ensured that all deadlines were met. Maintained meticulous records. Approved invoices and overages; supervised vendors and resolved conflicts. Anticipated and fulfilled inventory demands. Researched and prepared proposal specifications; assisted in making competitive bids for high-level projects. Wrote and updated technical specifications, guaranteeing accuracy. Oversaw all aspects of commercial print production, from prepress to finish. Developed and implemented company policies and procedures in safety and plant operations.
- Oversaw all purchasing functions for Content Critical ($75 million in annual sales).
- Ensured unprecedented quality control - 100% record of on-time delivery and inventory preparedness.
- Supervised relationships with over 200 leading suppliers and manufacturers.
- Restructured shipping operations to reduce costs, monitor shipments and improve timely delivery of product to clients.
- Managed all operations of 140,000 sq. foot printing plant, including HVAC, Fire & Safety compliance, permits, EPA/ OSHA guideline conformity, insurance evaluations, contracts, repairs, third-party contractors, hiring, personnel management, and day-to-day processes.
- Reorganized warehouse and streamlined operations for greater efficiency; reduced costs.
- Innovated volume discount procedure, increasing profits.
- Empowered business development; closely tracked business drivers and implemented strategies to fully realize the same.
- Spearheaded company-wide recycling program, reducing waste; directed safe disposal of hazardous materials.