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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Dynamic Assistant Buyer proficient in negotiating with buyers, managing inventory and using data analysis to help companies understand product metrics. In-depth knowledge of inventory management software, and AS400. Coordinated and detailed professional with 10 years of experience fostering timely delivery of merchandise and keeping accurate track of product flow. Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills eager to secure entry-level assistant buyer position in office environment. Ready to help team achieve company goals.

Skills
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Self-motivated, dedicated, mature and ability to handle responsibility effectively
  • Excellent ability to work independently and handle pressure
  • Collaborative team plater with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Goal oriented, proactive, and able to multitask
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Fast learner with strong communication and administrative skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Negotiation and Persuasion
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Customer Service
  • 10-Key Data Entry
  • Ordering and Purchasing
Work History
07/2006 to 12/2015 Buyer Assistant Alamo Group | Geismar, LA,
  • Compile and enter weekly chain reports for Food Lion and Nash Finch.
  • Create inter-company transfers and price comparison report.
  • Maintain distressed products and enter data to set up distributors as needed, bill short-dated products to be salvaged or donated as directed.
  • Maintain communication will all vendors and brokers and send stock status reports as directed.
  • Enter deals, bill backs and surveys in AS400 and Evant system.
  • Processed, reviewed and tracked replenishment orders using AS400.
  • Represented company at national and regional trade shows.
  • Guaranteed timely delivery of merchandise through consistent communication with distribution centers and vendors.
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
  • Documented purchasing information in AS400 to maintain detailed and accurate records.
  • Confirm receipt of Purchase Orders by calling or emailing.
  • Verify Price Changes, create new items, and create new item Marketing Bulletin.
  • Create and print deal sheets for domestic and export promotions, enter orders for group buy and regular promotions.
  • Maintain fee over rides for all item numbers and for group buy items.
  • Create and enter handbills in AS400 system.
  • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs and negotiated prices to maintain profit margins.

  • Reviewed order updates to identify best practices aligned with corporate goals.
04/2005 to 05/2006 Buyer Assistant Alamo Group | Lakeville, NY,
  • Established food show sheets, entered deals, bill backs and surveys in AS400 and Evant system.
  • Verified price changes, create new items, and create new item Marketing Bulletins.
  • Maintained fee overrides for all items, sku's and group buy items.
  • Represented company at national and regional trade shows
  • Administered project-based data entry assignments within database for accurate record-keeping
  • Tracked inventory shipments and prepared spreadsheets detailing item information
  • Processed, reviewed and tracked replenishment orders using AS400.
  • Collaborated with buyers for special events and seasonal promotions to maintain adequate product stock and drive sales.
  • Maintained focus and organization to regularly complete tasks with precision, timeliness and flexibility to accommodate fluctuating assignments and emerging business trends.
  • Met with suppliers to assess changes and determine proper courses of action.
  • Guaranteed timely delivery of merchandise through consistent communication with distribution centers and vendors.
  • Analyzed sales data and conducted competitor research to efficiently order merchandise according to sales trends.
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
06/2004 to 11/2004 Administrative Assistant Crete Carrier Corporation | North Platte, NE,
  • Assisted with payroll preparation and entered data on keypunch computer.
  • Prepared all written communication, answered telephones, and prepared weekly bulletins.
  • Prepared all written correspondence, invoices and administrative reports for department manager.
  • Managed over 50 customer calls and emails per day.
  • Standardized department filing system so secretarial staff could easily locate information in any filing center.
  • Provided clerical support for secretarial and associate staff.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements by booking airfare, hotel and ground transportation.
  • Sorted and distributed office mail and recorded incoming shipments for corporate records.
  • Answered multi-line phone system, routing calls, delivering messages to staff and greeting visitors.
  • Restocked supplies and placed purchase orders to maintain adequate stock levels
  • Sorted and distributed office mail and recorded incoming shipments for corporate records
  • Generated reports and typed letters in Word and prepared PowerPoint presentations
  • Supported efficient meetings by organizing spaces and materials, documenting discussions and distributing meeting notes
  • Interacted with vendors, contractors and professional services personnel to receive orders, direct activities and communicate instructions
  • Executed record filing system to improve document organization and management
  • Coached new employees on administrative procedures, company policies and performance standards
  • Handled client correspondence and tracked records to foster office efficiency
  • Answered multi-line phone system, routing calls, delivering messages to staff and greeting visitors
Education
Expected in 09/2022 to to MBA | Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL GPA:
Expected in 07/2016 to to Bachelor of Arts | Psychology Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, FL GPA:
Expected in 05/2014 to to Associate's of Arts | Business Administration Florida National University, Hialeah, FL GPA:

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School Attended

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Keiser University
  • Florida National University

Job Titles Held:

  • Buyer Assistant
  • Buyer Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant

Degrees

  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate's of Arts

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