Buyer resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Executive Summary

Versatile Production Buyer/planner with a 8-year background in scheduling purchases per a fluid production schedule to ensure Just in Time shipments. Resulting in decreased inventory spend as well as eliminating un-needed purchases through diligent scrutiny of "True Need" as well as a proactive approach with rescheduling and cancellation of purchases as Production Schedules change.

Outstanding written and verbal communication abilities with a strong understanding of inventorying, manufacturing and supply chain management, with proven excellence in building, negotiating and managing supplier relationships to obtain favorable costs.

Bringing a passion for driving continuous process improvements throughout entire spectrum of work.

Strong experience in vendor negotiation and communication.

Core Qualifications
  • Operations management
  • Inventory control
  • Cross-functional team management
  • Staff training
  • Supervision and training
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Computer-savvy
  • Complex problem solving
  • Safety-oriented
  • Defect tracking
  • Accuracy
  • Contract negotiation
  • Documentation
  • Team leadership
  • Interpersonal ability
  • Multi-tasking strength
  • Cheerful and energetic
  • Effective team player
  • Superior organization skills
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Courteous and polite demeanor
  • Safety-conscious
  • Natural leader
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Adaptable
  • Determined
  • Motivational leadership style
  • Pricing knowledge
  • Sales experience
  • Business understanding
  • Trend forecasting
  • Quality assurance experience
  • Data collection
  • Conflict resolution
  • Flexible
  • Customer service
  • Inspections and audits
  • Product inspections
  • Safety procedures
  • Excellent researching skills
  • Materials knowledge
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Charting flows
  • Workforce utilization
Professional Experience
Buyer, 06/2020 to Current
Steel Dynamics, Inc.Fallon, NV,
  • Assessed trends and inventory usage to provide maximum product coverage for different time frames.
  • Led sourcing projects to maintain on-time delivery of purchased materials.
  • Documented purchasing activities, inventory reports and department records.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to meet customer requirements and market demands.
  • Tracked and approved procurement plans and inventory levels.
  • Worked closely with managers to plan special buys.
  • Examined, selected, ordered and purchased merchandise consistent with specification requirements and other factors such as environmental soundness.
  • Coordinated with leadership teams using CI/Lean practices on Continuous Improvement projects and activities.
  • Improved methods and procedures for processes, measurement, documenting and workflow techniques.
  • Reviewed established procedures to assess areas in need of improvement.
  • Implemented unique methods and methodologies, which helped reduce and resolve issues.
  • Researched and led investigations into various areas to drive improvements and devise new processes.
  • Evaluated internal systems and prepared training initiatives to mitigate ongoing problems.
  • Provided effective resolutions to issues and escalated problems with knowledgeable support and quality service.
  • Kept flexible schedule and resolved after-hours and weekend emergencies quickly and accurately.
  • Identified exceptions and deviations and recommended corrective actions to realign processes.
  • Coached team on company policies, procedures, and best practices to enhance operational efficiency, employee productivity and subsequently decrease labor costs.
  • Analyzed operational performance to identify pain points and provided actionable solutions to management.
Buyer, 09/2016 to 06/2020
Steel Dynamics, Inc.Huntington, WV,
  • Managed vendor relations and contracts through strategic partnerships which saved $100,000 and delivered premium contract pricing.
  • Negotiated with raw material vendors to gain optimal pricing on metal products resulting in increase in profit margin.
  • Reviewed supply levels and aging inventory to forecast purchasing needs.
  • Obtained quotes from various suppliers to determine most cost-effective purchasing options.
  • Cultivated new vendor relationships using dynamic communication and negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with PRMS system
  • Familiarity with Outlook Express
  • Understand Quality of work and product expectations
  • Planned special inventory buys.
  • Set up new inventory in system.
  • Worked closely with managers to plan buys.
  • Organized inventory.
  • Researched competitors and sourced new vendors.
  • Diversified product selections.
  • Sourced new vendors for purchasing needs.
  • Actively participate in bidding processes.
  • Determined recurring business needs and maintained necessary inventory levels.
  • Expedited distribution of materials to locations.
  • Organized and prioritized projects.
  • Coordinated closely with quality control regarding products awaiting dispositions.
  • Developed and maintained strong and clear communication and rapport with plant personnel.
  • Worked with managers to implement the company's policies and goals.
  • Implemented robust inspection policies to check the quality of all incoming products.
  • Selected and negotiated contracts with supply vendors to obtain top-notch pricing on materials and items.
  • Located and vetted vendors, established good relationships and negotiated contracts.
  • Negotiated contracts with outside providers to minimize costs to company and customers.
Branch Manager, 01/2011 to 09/2016
Cactus WellheadBossier City, LA,
  • Recommended and helped customers select merchandise based on their needs.
  • Exchanged returned merchandise for customers quickly and efficiently.
  • Confirmed that appropriate changes were made to resolve customers' problems.
  • Exercises sound judgment in issuing credits and making exceptions to customer policies to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Extended customer subscriptions, offering discounts and promotions to ensure high customer retention rates.
  • Informed customers about sales and promotions in a friendly and engaging manner.
  • Tracked down sources of special products and services to meet customers' special needs.
  • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Trained new employees on company customer service policies and service level standards.
  • Monitored customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts.
  • Resolved customer complaints by exchanging merchandise, refunding money and adjusting bills.
  • Wrote sales slips and sales contracts.
  • Shared product knowledge with customers while making personal recommendations.
  • Maintained friendly and professional customer interactions.
  • Trained in negotiations and time management.
  • Delivered excellent customer service by greeting and assisting each customer.
  • Addressed customer inquiries and resolved complaints.
  • Stocked and restocked inventory when shipments were received.
  • Reorganized the sales floor to meet company demands.
  • Directed and supervised employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking and reconciling cash receipts.
  • Maintained daily record of all transactions.
  • Wrote order supply requests to replenish merchandise.
  • Trained staff to deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Analyzed marketing information and translated it into strategic plans.
  • Addressed and corrected sales staff communication issues in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Contributed to merchandising ideas at team sale meetings.
Warehouse Manager/ Head of Deliveries, 01/2008 to 01/2011
Modern FurnitureCity, STATE,
  • Maintained accurate stock records and schedules.
  • Supervised material flow, storage and global order fulfillment.
  • Selected products for specific routes according to pick sheets.
  • Oversaw special orders and after-hours, urgent shipping jobs.
  • Unloaded, picked, staged and loaded products for shipping.
  • Conducted monthly, quarterly and yearly inventories of warehouse stock.
  • Resolved service issues in a timely manner, including coordinating and processing returns.
  • Oversaw warehousing and storage practices and housekeeping.
  • Received incoming shipments and reviewed contents against purchase order for accuracy.
  • Transported goods from racks, shelves and vehicles.
  • Installed protective bracing, padding and strapping to prevent shifting and damage to items during transport.
  • Worked at a rapid pace to meet tight deadlines.
  • Verified and recorded the count and condition of cargo received.
  • Removed pallets, freezer boxes and damaged products from returning trailers.
  • Banded, wrapped, packaged and cleaned equipment.
  • Cleared damaged items and loaded freight.
  • Coordinated daily delivery schedules based on customer schedules, peak delivery times and alternate routes.
  • Processed shipment documents neatly and efficiently for each load.
  • Obtained and maintained proper delivery authorization and pickup documentation.
  • Delivered customer orders to homes and places of business within established time frames.
  • Interacted with customers and vendors in a friendly and timely manner.
  • Transported freight from origin to destination in a safe and timely manner.
  • Checked load accuracy and stability before each trip.
  • Lifted freight and other objects of various shapes, sizes and weights up to 200 pounds.
  • Notified supervisor of any customer or delivery problems.
High School Diploma: Dimploma, Expected in 2003
Lyndon Institute - Lyndonville, Vermont
Also attended 2.5 years of college at Lyndon State. Majored in Human Services. References available upon request
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Excel Basics For Buyers Certification from Next Level Purchasing.

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