buyer planner resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Results-oriented supply chain professional experienced in vendor and inventory management. Knowledgeable about pricing structures, supplier relations and contract negotiation. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Strong experience in MRP system to include expediting, de-expediting, replenishment, and management of inventory.

Proficient with essential functions in the supply chain to facilitate excellent vendor relationships and customer service.

Extensive experience with Word, Excel and Outlook, 10-key calculator and numerous office products.

Strong communication skills.

Ability to multi-task and stay detail oriented.

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Attention to Detail yet flexible
  • Invoice Payment Authorization
  • Merchandise Return Authorization
  • Ordering and Purchasing
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • 10-Key Data Entry
  • Quality Service Standards Adherence
  • Microsoft Office
  • Vendor Contract Negotiations
  • Enterprise Resource Planning ERP
  • Discount Terms Negotiations
Newburg High School Newbury Center, OH, Expected in High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • For six years I was chair person of the Uniform Committee for the Solon High School Marching Band. There were over 350 students in the band and I was fortunate to have this role. Much attention to detail and staying focused was a must. As well as continually prioritizing to "maintain customer satisfaction"!
  • I was also very active in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure where I walked 60 miles in three days. This was to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
  • I volunteer regularly at my church in Solon, OH.
Work History
Altra Holdings, Inc. - Buyer Planner
West Chester, PA, 08/2011 - Current
  • Managed vendor purchase order process including dispatch, delivery and invoicing to set contractual guidelines and maintain budgetary regulations.
  • Met with suppliers to assess changes and determine proper courses of action including OTD and Quality Metrics.
  • Negotiated policies and contracts with vendors to achieve optimal pricing and consistent availability.
  • Maintained focus and organization to regularly complete tasks with precision, timeliness and flexibility to accommodate fluctuating assignments and emerging business trends.
  • Maintained key item stock levels and issued or expedited purchase orders.
  • Reviewed order updates to identify best practices aligned with corporate goals.
  • Computed and created purchase orders in Baan, IFS, and most recently SAP, to monitor stock levels, verify purchase requisitions and expedite customer orders.
  • Determined lowest possible cost, factoring in quality and reliability and negotiated favorable contracts.
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
  • Removed poor performing suppliers from future buys.
  • Responsible for OBS and EOL products through Silicon Experts BOM Management System.
Alro Steel - Purchasing Agent
Livonia, MI, 1985 - 2011

Purchasing Agent (1996 to 2011)

Senior Buyer (June 1990 - June 1993)

Senior Purchasing Administration Clerk (December 1987 to June 1990)

Production/Purchasing Assistant (March 1986 to December 1987)

Receptionist (November 1985 to March 1986)

Responsible for company purchasing operations for both manufacturing and engineering requirements.

MRP implementation including expediting and de-expediting, replenishment, and management of inventory.

Purchasing electronics, hardware/software, supplies, and fabricated parts.

Monitoring and adjusting safety stock levels.

Preparing bid requests and sending them to the appropriate suppliers.

Price negotiations.

Approving invoices for payment.

Maintaining vendor relationships by resolving pricing, quality, and delivery issues.

Ensuring that the quality, customer service, and delivery of the vendor met our customer's needs.

Working closely with engineering on NPD and sourcing products.

Purchasing parts for prototypes.

Working closely with departments to save money be offering alternate construction and suppliers on custom parts.

Obtaining samples for field repairs when available for cost reduction.

Multiple sourced products that engineering or service required.

Evaluating technical issues involving the requisition of obsolete or EOL parts.

Calculating and implementing the List Prices on BOM's for field replacements.

When available, worked on getting the part "complete to print" by alternate sourcing.

Working with suppliers in the UK and Germany to procure parts in a timely manner.

Reviewing and implementing ECR's.

2-10 Home Buyers - Purchasing Assistant
Denver, CO, 06/1993 - 1996

Purchasing Assistant: Responsible for the finance/purchasing department's phone lines; purchased supplies for The City of Solon; performed other duties as required.

Finance Assistant: Analyzed the daily intake of money and was responsible for the bank deposits.

Performed data entry of income tax returns and was responsible for the filing of those tax returns.

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School Attended

  • Newburg High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Buyer Planner
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Assistant


  • High School Diploma

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