food service buyer resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary
Over 20 years of experience and progressive responsibility with documented success in purchasing and net cost reduction through negotiation process resulting in additional year-end earnings for company Skilled in maintaining optimum stock levels An experienced team player, bringing enthusiasm and energy into group efforts Demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines
Core Qualifications
  • Change management
  • Contract negotiation/review/drafting
  • Team leadership
  • Professional communication skills
  • Strategic planning
  • Decision-making strength
  • Microsoft Office
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Unsurpassed work ethic
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL Expected in May 1990 Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration : Operations Mgmt - GPA : Operations Mgmt
, Expected in Class emphasis in Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Transportation/Distribution : - GPA :
Casey's General Stores Corporate - Food Service Buyer
City, STATE, 03/2015 - 11/2015
  • Managed daily inventory by monitoring weekly sales and trends Placed purchase orders for inventory required to meet future needs with minimal out-of-stock product Provided valuable input on new procedures on computerized buying system and paperless invoicing.
Sysco Food Services Of Iowa - Merchandising Manager/Category Analyst
City, STATE, 07/1995 - 03/2015
  • Served in the following roles: Category Specialist, Sourcing Strategy and Category Management Specialist Executed daily operations of purchasing product categories Sought high quality merchandise at the lowest possible price Analyzed sales and inventory records to determine purchasing needs Trained and directed new staff to assist in achieving their potential Negotiated pricing and awarded contracts through RFQ process Resolved inbound freight and warehouse issues and/or conflicts Evaluated suppliers on the basis of price, quality, service, etc.
Hy-Vee, Inc. Corporate - Purchasing Diverting Coordinator
City, STATE, 06/1991 - 07/1995
  • Designed, Implemented and Successfully managed Hy-Vee's Corporate investment buying program.
contracts, inventory, Inventory ContrSoftware:, TapScan
  • Public Relations Software: Bacon's Mediasource, Factiva
  • Desktop Publishing Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML
Additional Information
  • Awards: Sysco Iowa 2010 Leadership Achievement Award Sysco Master Merchant for Iowa (2010 and 2003) Sysco C.A.R.E.S. Monthly Winner (multiple times)

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School Attended

  • Western Illinois University

Job Titles Held:

  • Food Service Buyer
  • Merchandising Manager/Category Analyst
  • Purchasing Diverting Coordinator


  • Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration
  • Class emphasis in Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Transportation/Distribution

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