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
Professional communication skills
Budgeting and forecasting
Unsurpassed work ethic
Food Service Buyer03/2015 to 11/2015Casey's General Stores CorporateAnkeny, IA
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.
Merchandising Manager/Category Analyst07/1995 to 03/2015Sysco Food Services of IowaAnkeny, IA
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.
Purchasing Diverting Coordinator06/1991 to 07/1995Hy-Vee, Inc. CorporateWest Des Moines, IA
Designed, Implemented and Successfully managed Hy-Vee's Corporate investment buying program.
Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration: Operations MgmtMay 1990Western Illinois UniversityMacomb, ILOperations Mgmt
Class emphasis in Purchasing, Inventory Control, and Transportation/Distribution