Senior Buyer/Project Coordinator with extensive experience in purchasing, quality standards, production scheduling, process efficiencies, customer service, and on-time delivery. Combined technical abilities, team leadership and a tradition of performance excellence in resource management, quality control, production standards and project planning. Background includes offshore (India/China) team collaboration, financial accountability, and vendor relations.
Core competencies include:
Inside Sales Representative / Purchasing01/2015 to 01/2017Holland Applied TechnologiesBurr Ridge, IL
Handled inbound customer calls for sanitary processing equipment and supplies.
Assisted customers with product selection, prepared quotes, generated sales and purchase orders.
Worked with multiple departments to coordinate projects between customers, engineering and fabrication and monitored orders to ensure deadlines were met.
Designed new computer friendly on-line forms for customers to fill in to allow Sales Engineers to analyze and make recommendations on specific products.
Administered company website by answering customer inquiries, preparing quotes, generating sales and purchase orders or by distributing to appropriate personnel.
Materials Analyst / Planner01/2015 to 01/2015RR DonnelleyLemont, IL
Prepared schedules and revised raw material orders to ensure efficient manufacturing of corrugated products.
Monitored schedules, budgets and controlled inventories including physical inventory counts and reconciliations.
Supported eight project managers and generated purchase orders for all project and company related material.
Coded invoices bi-weekly in SAP system.
HAACP Food Safety Certificate team member working towards getting plant Certified allowing us to generate additional revenue.
Introduced refillable ink markers to the plant enabling us to use our own custom ink, thereby improving the appearance and quality of our products while aiding in achieving our HAACP Certification.
Senior Buyer / Project Coordinator01/1999 to 01/2014McGraw-Hill EducationBurr Ridge, IL
Coordinated the manufacturing and purchasing of prepress services for textbooks, ancillaries and multi-media products.
Tracked schedules and budgets, entered and managed manufacturing specifications in ERP Oracle Office Suites.
Analyzed and released/cancelled vendor invoices with cost/quantity discrepancies.
Compiled and evaluated cost estimates and negotiated with North American and International vendors to maximize cost savings.
Transitioned company from VHS to DVD by standardizing CD's and packaging resulting in shorter manufacturing times and a cost savings of $120,000.00.
Worked as Team Leader of the Global Procurement and Manufacturing Services best practice team in streamlining product shipment procedures for an annual cost savings of $32,260.00 or 81%.
Created and updated cost reference calculators used at all company locations to streamline the production process, thereby increasing employee efficiency and eliminating cost errors on purchase orders.
Identified readability/quality issues with finished products.
Worked with vendors to develop a special ink which eliminated these issues, also achieving reduced vendor time for prepping and cleaning printer presses, resulting in time and cost savings for both parties.
Trained multiple business units via WebEx online classes on how to create Excel Macros, enabling co-workers to run daily reports quicker and more efficiently.
Worked with vendors to establish quantity and pricing guidelines which enabled co-workers to work more efficiently by reducing the time spent requesting quotes from 95% to 5%.
Developed Corporate Manufacturing SharePoint site allowing relevant information to be centrally stored and accessed by multiple business units.
Maintained site content and design and worked as SharePoint expert to train other departments on the software as needed.
Education and Training
Certificate in Computer OperationsMoraine Valley Community CollegePalos Hills, IL.