Assistant Buyer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Over 20 years of buying experience, including Mexico, with a deep knowledge spanning every department and buying division within Costco Wholesale. Helped pioneer QC standards governing non-food Imports. A proven Assistant Buyer in apparel, jewelry, as well as high volume departments such as health and beauty aids, and pharmacy.

  • Creative buyer skilled at driving sales in any department > $1 Million's
  • Critical sales analysis utilizing current trends and history
  • Exceptional working knowledge of AS400 and auto replenishment
  • Proficient in: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive
  • Ability to produce accurate projections
  • Proficient in analyzing product flow: LTL, direct, truckload, container
  • Developed product design and packaging with Rival
  • Experienced traveler in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Japan and the United Kingdom

Fiscal 2013:

D.20 Health and Beauty Aids: +$9.3M, D.93 Pharmacy +$9.0M.

#661262 Weather Station: Total sales $994K, #1 $'s/loc in the U.S..

KS Hard Anodized cookware: Total sales +$806K, highest growth of any region.

Fiscal 2012:

Grew Water Cooler sales in the San Diego region from $1M F'11 to $2M, U.S. sales grew from $5M F'11 to $10M.

#518346 Weather Station: Incremental sales +$385K, +98% , double the increase of any region.

Added $43,125 to Gypsum's bottom line and continued funding each year through a modified Vitamin Fence program.

Fiscal 2011:

Instrumental in rolling out additional Water Cooler locations in the San Diego region from $21K in F'10 to $1.1M in F'11, and U.S. sales grew from negative to $5M.

Increased Coffee Maker sales by $7.8M.

Increased Fan sales by $776K, largest increase to date since 2007 and no buy in used.

Instrumental in bringing back the Melamine Bowl #541823, San Diego incremental Sales +$416K, U.S. sales +$2.1M.

Fiscal 2010:

Increased Coffee Maker sales by $4.6M.

Increased Camp Chair sales by $1M, largest increase to date since


Increased Outdoor Swing set sales by $920K, the largest increase to date with the exception of 2003 and 2002.

Instrumental in adding the Albuquerque Balloon Festival ticket program.

Fiscal 2009:

Increased Coffee Maker sales by $1.3M, with a new SKU, Keurig.

Fiscal 2007:

Kirkland Signature Sheet focus $14,184 per location.

Fiscal 2006:

Improved Women's Apparel gross margin by 1.19 basis points through controlled markdowns, less SKUs, more inventory of the right items.

Fiscal 2005:

Improved Women's Apparel gross margin by .52 basis points. Men's remained almost flat.

Fiscal 2004:

Improved Men's Apparel gross margin by .28 basis points.

Improved women's apparel gross margin by .23 basis points.


Developed a successful recycling program that was way ahead of it's time. Documentation leading up to the pilot program, the program set up and sales are now preserved in Costco Wholesale's archive.

Assistant Buyer, Current to 04/2000
Advance Auto PartsIndependence, MO,

Regional Supervisor, over the last 13 years I have been responsible for every non-foods department with the exception of Majors.

Food and Sundries Buyer - International, 06/1998 to 03/2000
Advance Auto PartsLaurel, MD,

Purchasing agent for U.S. products exported to the U.K., Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Facilitated the first shipment of produce,cheese,deli and seafood items overseas. Negotiated with Quaker, M&M Mars, Campbell's, P&G and other key vendors to provide an international point person to handle our account from a global perspective. Increased the volume of U.S. products shipping overseas by 186% in $'s.

Assistant Buyer and Quality control merchandiser, 10/1994 to 06/1998
Costco Wholesale - CorporateCity, STATE,

Assisted buyers in: Housewares, Small Appliances, Domestics and Collectibles. Negotiated direct purchase of Wamsutta brand through Springs Industries. Instrumental in negotiating and planning programs with Krups, Cuisinart, Braun, Sunbeam and Mr. Coffee. QC merchandiser-Negotiated testing fees with Springborn lab and MTL lab, toured both facilities.

Assistant Buyer, 1994 to 10/1994
Costco Wholesale - MexicoCity, STATE,

Assisted buyer, responsible for hardware, lawn and garden, toy's and furniture departments. Participated in market research for the opening of Acapulco. Negotiated with Grosfillex to open Costco Acapulco with commercial grade patio furniture.

Bachelor of Science: Zoology, Expected in
San Diego State University - San Diego, California
Associate of Arts: Biology, Expected in
San Diego Mesa College - San Diego, California

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School Attended

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego Mesa College

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Buyer
  • Food and Sundries Buyer - International
  • Assistant Buyer and Quality control merchandiser
  • Assistant Buyer


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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