buyer resume example with 13 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Accomplished fashion business with over 20 years of marketing and product management experience. Knowledgeable about customer preferences and market trends, as well as solid approaches for achieving desired sales and penetration numbers. Clear and effective communicator with organized and analytical approach.

I have handled several projects for portfolio renewal and marketing activations with proven results, some adapted to Latin America and Globally;

International experience, experience in SAP, Excel, presentation.

  • Interpersonal ability
  • Sales experience
  • Pricing analysis
  • Cost controls
  • Multi-tasking strength
  • Business understanding
  • Procurement procedures
  • Product procurement
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Market trend analysis
Buyer, 02/2018 to 12/2018
Mayville Engineering Company, Inc.Stoughton, WI,
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to meet customer requirements and market demands.
  • Researched competitors and sourced new vendors.
  • Assessed trends and inventory usage to provide maximum product coverage for different time frames.
  • Recommended optimal suppliers after qualifying vendors and evaluating proposals.

Responsible for the sports line (10% of the total turnover of Besni)

The objective of my work was to resume the relationship and positioning of sports brands within Besni, brands such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Fila, among others, and develop new suppliers, the production of own-brand tennis shoes.

In almost a year of work, these brands grew more than 70% over last year, and grew 20% within the business.

Suitability of the mix of products diminishing variety and increasing depth, making the products more efficient.

Production Development , 07/2013 to 08/2014
Amcor PlcNicholasville, KY,
  • Documented production information showing volume produced;
  • Performed routine office tasks, including copying, answering telephones, file management and data entry to keep operations at optimal levels and better serve internal and external customers.
  • Assessed current inventories and brought in supplies to keep stock within optimal levels for expected demands.

In a year of performance, my challenge was to increase the production of socks in Brazil, my main supplier was factory Lupo, Pituka and Vantex, I increased production from 30% to 85% in this period, I achieved this by improving participation in the numbers of production with accuracy in forecasting, reducing costs and improving company penetration in the factory's manufacturing and productive processes.

I worked with the engineers and product managers at Decathlon headquarters in France to develop the product, adapting the product to the local and seasonal reality.

The entire supply chain was my responsibility, from product creation to point-of-sale delivery, my DOT (delivery on time) rate was 90%. I achieved this through prevention work with the suppliers, with controls of the weekly deliveries, thus guaranteeing delivery on time and anticipation of risks.

Reduction in costs accumulated 4% year, with, improvement in processes and productivity of the factory, renegotiation with third parties (packaging), among other actions.

Product Category Manager , 05/2005 to 10/2012
TheworksTiverton, RI,
  • Oversaw budgeting for new categories to increase spending under management.
  • Developed exit strategies to quickly remove unsuccessful products.
  • Collaborated with sales teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities for each product category.
  • Leveraged trends in customer industries/marketplaces through effective research to shape solutions and approaches.
  • Maintained records of item cost, retail and gross profit and margin dollars to determine category sales and gross profit results.

Position: Product Category Manager: Apr. 2011 to Oct / 2012

Previous positions: Product Coordinator: May / 2009 to Apr / 2011

Previous positions: Buyer : May / 2005 to Jul / 2009

In 8 years of the company, I had 4 promotions, My last position in the company was in the category of casual shoes (Nike Sportswear), with revenues of more than 1 billion and more than 5 million pairs sold a year with quarterly growth of 20 to 30%.

Product selection was the differential for the category's result, through quarterly trips to Nike's headquarters in Portland Oregon, in order to align strategies, select assortments, and develop products with local relevance, a result obtained by daily monitoring retail and consumer research and competition.

I led several projects and marketing activations with proven results, some adapted to Latin America and Globally.

Development of products produced in Brazil, pilot approval and monitoring of factories, main suppliers - Coopershoes and Dass.

In my last promotion at the company as a category manager in the casual shoe division, my challenge was mapping and segmenting the market, together with the sales team, creating product levels to meet each demand in order to differentiate retail.

Retail Supervisor , 05/2000 to 01/2004
  • Enabled consistent sales by empowering front-line staff with tools to successfully promote products.
  • Coordinated restocks to keep retail displays organized and full for customers.
  • Helped each team increase business with improved approaches to planning and product line management.
  • Supervised work of cashiers, including training new team members and monitoring performance.
  • Contributed to merchandising ideas at team meetings to increase sales.
  • Conducted department walkthroughs to assess and remedy factors such as cleanliness, inadequate stock levels and poor merchandising.

Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Fashion Business , Expected in 12/2004 to FMU - Brazil,

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School Attended

  • FMU

Job Titles Held:

  • Buyer
  • Production Development
  • Product Category Manager
  • Retail Supervisor


  • Bachelor of Arts

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