distribution center buyer resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Southern Pacific Distribution Buyer for Whole Foods Market with experience in purchasing and supply chain support, and a background in data management.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present ideas, conclusions, and recommendations with clarity.
  • Thinks creatively, and critically to resolve problems.
  • Experienced with supporting large supply chain operations.
  • Self-motivated. Able to work efficiently with a group, or independently.
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking, and time management skills.
  • Able to make independent decisions.
  • Able to adapt to a highly dynamic work environment.
Work History
06/2018 to Current
Distribution Center Buyer Whole Foods Market - Southern Pacific Region City, STATE,

As a DC Buyer for Whole Foods Market I am responsible for managing Inventory at our facility, working in conjunction with our global buyers to procure product, negotiating purchases with local suppliers, and supporting DC operations for my assigned commodities.

  • Make educated purchases that will profit the business and maintain appropriate inventory levels at the facility by analyzing various metrics.
  • Coordinate with global buyers and local vendors to support category plans, pricing strategies, and promotions.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify procurement opportunities for added sales, or value added services.
  • Resolve issues with vendors and stores regarding purchases or availability. Prepare purchase orders, and authorize payment of invoices or returned merchandise.
  • Work with DC operation teams to manage in and outbound deliveries, efficient slot management, and quality control.
  • Support and address any issues with the overall supply chain as needed.
09/2016 to 05/2018
Regional Purchasing Assistant Whole Foods Market - Southern Pacific Region City, STATE,

As the Regional Purchasing Assistant I was responsible for the sales data analysis, reporting, data collection and maintenance, promotions management, and regional communication for our team. I collaborated with the regional coordinators, the regional marketing team, the global data team, and suppliers to help ensure the successful execution of all programs, and the growth of sales.

Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Create routine, and custom reports as requested by the coordinators utilizing vendor supplied data, Micro-strategy, and other company specific reporting systems.
  • Analyze and research all potential sales opportunities, and potential errors in regional data.

Data/Item Management

  • Ensure product data is continuously up to date by processing and communicating all data changes, supply shortages, discontinuation, and new item launches to all stores in the region.
  • Collect new item information from the category managers and vendors.
  • Provide complete data submissions to the global data team, regional space planner, and regional distribution centers.
  • Partner with the global data team to on board new suppliers and maintain compliance documentation.

Promotion Management

  • Co-create promotional plans with regional coordinators, and category managers.
  • Act as primary point of contact for the collection of promotion submissions/agreements from suppliers, regional, and global partners.
  • Maintain up to date internal documentation of past, current, and future promotional events.
  • Manage promotional product allocations, PO creation, and all communication with distributors and stores.
Expected in 2016 to to
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts- General Studies
Los Angeles City College - Los Angeles, CA
  • Whole Foods Market Distribution Network Support All Star 2020

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School Attended

  • Los Angeles City College

Job Titles Held:

  • Distribution Center Buyer
  • Regional Purchasing Assistant


  • Associate of Arts

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