associate director of purchasing resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Proactive and results-oriented Procurement and Sourcing professional with a proven track record of successful negotiations that increase quality while reducing costs with suppliers. Strong technical, resource management and analytical skills to optimize processes and increase productivity. Known as a valued procurement advisor to business leaders with the capability to inform strategic decision-making. Committed to exceptional customer satisfaction through clear, thorough communication and quickly resolving any problems or concerns.

  • Work Planning and Prioritization
  • Strategic Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Procurement Best Practice
  • Contract Management
  • KPI Driven
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Cost Improvements
  • Technology Aptitude
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Process Improvement
  • Critical Thinking
  • Proposal Writing
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Professional Networking
  • Key Relationship Development
Associate Director of Purchasing, 08/2019 to Current
Emerson Electric Co.Orlando, FL,
  • Incorporated thought leadership and utilized best practices to achieve consistency in process development.
  • Leveraged financial indicators to assess department's outcomes.
  • Delivered on strategic priorities by leading high-impact projects and overseeing implementation of company-wide initiatives.
  • Implemented continuous improvement process, developing systems to scale activities.
  • Managed client relationships to deliver high levels of client satisfaction, trust and strong partnerships.
  • Performed benchmarking analyses to identify best practices and opportunities for improvement.
  • Led and drove collaboration with internal teams and partners to meet expected timelines, budget and quality standards.
  • Drove early planning of timelines and budgets through collaboration with other functions.
Senior Buyer, 05/2015 to 02/2018
Google Inc.Las Vegas, NV,
  • Led sourcing projects to maintain on-time delivery of purchased materials.
  • Documented vital procurement information and updates in Oracle / SAP.
  • Saved around 19% annually by shrewdly negotiating supplier pricing.
  • Oversaw purchasing department by supervising staff and training new employees.
  • Researched competitors and sourced new vendors.
  • Maintained supplier relationships to improve lead time, cost and quality.
  • Evaluated quotations received from prospective suppliers to award purchase orders.
  • Requested pricing quotes from suppliers to determine best source of supply.
  • Analyzed and completed supplier performance reviews, addressing corrective actions.
  • Researched sources of supply and services to maintain flexibility, high quality and competitive pricing.
  • Worked with suppliers to expedite open purchase orders and shipments in-transit.
  • Negotiated with selected suppliers to obtain lowest unit cost.
  • Implemented contractual documentation into purchase order, encompassing corporate and government requirements.
  • Reviewed work order demand from MRP to support company requirements.
  • Tracked and approved procurement plans and inventory levels.
  • Assessed trends and inventory usage to provide maximum product coverage for different time frames.
  • Synchronized supply chain inventory with customer demand to mitigate excess and obsolete inventory.
DBE Purchasing Manager, 05/2015 to 02/2018
Dragados USA IncCity, STATE,
  • Obtained quotes from various suppliers to determine most cost-effective purchasing options.
  • Cultivated new vendor relationships using dynamic communication and negotiation skills.
  • Determined recurring business needs and maintained necessary inventory levels.
  • Selected and negotiated contracts with supply vendors to obtain top-notch pricing on materials and items.
  • Conducted market research to determine appropriate pricing.
  • Negotiated contracts with outside providers to minimize costs to company and customers.
  • Developed and managed cost reduction and waste elimination policies.
  • Evaluated staff performance against expectations.
  • Assessed procedures and processes, implementing improvements to reduce waste and slash inventory costs.
  • Facilitated streamlined purchasing and resource availability through monitoring and oversight of company inventory.
  • Tracked and approved procurement plans and inventory levels.
  • Sourced new vendors for purchasing needs.
  • Assessed procedures and processes, implementing improvements to reduce waste and slash overall opersting costs.
Sourcing Specialist, 05/2008 to 04/2015
SunCoke EnergyCity, STATE,
  • Issued requests for information and requests for quotes to evaluate competing bids.
  • Compared domestic and international sourcing opportunities to analyze financial and logistical cost.
  • Received and reviewed department supply requisitions and placed appropriate orders based on need and available funds.
  • Collaborated with management to assess materials needs and look for improved options to better meet changing demands.
  • Sought out and evaluated vendors, negotiated prices and completed contracts.
  • Sourced unique items and built relationships with vendors to reliably deliver high-quality goods.
  • Negotiated preferred terms and conditions for company to achieve significant savings.
  • Fostered relationships with vendors to save costs and secure sourcing contracts.
  • Monitored supplier performance and engaged in corrective action to assure quality goods and services.
  • Managed department records in both digital and physical forms.
  • Decreased sourcing costs through negotiation and demand management.
  • Negotiated optimal product and service rates and terms to align with corporate budget.
  • Work with both new and existing suppliers on all types of RFXs.
  • Collaborated with management and stakeholders to identify early procurement opportunities.
  • Applied seven-step strategic sourcing process to create sourcing strategies for steel and coke industry.
  • Investigated competing operation sourcing costs to benchmark savings against greater marketplace.
  • Intervened in negotiation and contract meetings on medium and high-risk value projects.
  • Reduced cost of sourcing projects by 18% average through market mitigation, demand management and negotiations.
  • Established and met target savings to bolster profit margins and increase quarterly gains.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Education, Expected in 05/1998 to Ohio University - Athens, OH

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  • Ohio University

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