Seeking a position in Procurement where challenges and opportunities are a match to my wide range of skills and abilities.
Summary of Skills
19 years' experience in an inventory management/ purchasing environment.
Proficient in the use of MAS500, Microsoft Word, Excel, Project Manager, PowerPoint and Access, as well as multiple Inventory Systems, including MRP, Focus Forecasting, DRP, and PMR.
Proven ability to analyze complex issues, review reports and gather necessary information to make sound decisions.
Strong quantitative and analytical skills, self-directed with ability to communicate findings and make recommendations to facilitate change.
Establish positive and productive working relationships with co-workers and superiors.
Member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society
Outsourcing Supervisor, 06/2008 to CurrentLA Darling Company, Wood Division
Evaluate bids for standard and non-standard items. Select suppliers for a variety of materials, supplies and/or services and negotiate price, delivery, quality and service.
Conduct supplier site visits and evaluate them on production capabilities, performance, delivery, and other key business criteria.
Negotiate and settle damage claims, rejections, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes with suppliers.
Prepare complex reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Supervise daily activities of purchasing assistants and help with the development of their skills.
Buyer/ Material Planner, 05/2001 to 06/2008Nordyne － Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Analyze production material requirements, kanban signals and shortage reports to determine inventory items that need to be purchased.
Maintain material support of production through supplier management, expediting, follow-up and shipment tracking.
Analyze excess, slow moving and obsolete items to negotiate return to supplier, disposal or scrap.
Target the suppliers with the longest lead-time and poor performance for major improvements.
Review invoice discrepancy reports and correct variances in pricing and quantities.
Review product change authorizations report progress or issues in the implementation process.
Analyze new and current products for raw material improvements and price reductions. MRO Buyer
Led in the development of an inventory tracking and disbursement procedure for non-production items.
Designed and supervised operators in the construction of a controlled parts area for maintenance.
Utilized engineering and the purchase history of other branches to determine critical parts to be purchased and inventoried for preventative maintenance and mechanical failures.
Reviewed monthly budgets to decide on appropriate new purchases as well as determining replenishment levels of the current inventory.
Distribution Resource Planning Analyst, 09/1984 to 01/1998Whirlpool Corporation － LaPorte, Indiana
Utilized a DRP System to ensure an uninterrupted and timely flow of service parts from domestic and foreign suppliers to the Distribution Center and contract packaging facilities.
Managed a $26 million inventory of service compressors, foreign parts, and hardware.
Assumed buyer responsibilities during absences.
Led multiple projects involving quality, introduction of new products, and product phase-outs.
Scheduled, organized, and conducted meetings with suppliers and all levels of the corporation.
Developed and administered training programs on departmental procedures to subordinates.
Maintained leadership role with Expediter and Clerical Assistant by overseeing daily activities. Material Control Expediter
Reviewed daily reports to determine service part requirements. Placed orders and scheduled changes with suppliers through manual and DRP systems.
Acquired promise dates and routing information from suppliers to ensure compliance with schedules.
Originated inventory adjustments and resolved receiving errors. Consumer Assistance Specialist
Negotiated with consumers to resolve their phone and/or written concerns while administering corporate policies and procedures in regards to policy adjustments and product exchanges.
Completed Service Professional Seminar technical training to assist consumers and service technicians with product repairs.
Developed and administered a training program for 200+ call takers and supervisors on a One-Call Service Work Order computer system. Order Research Analyst
Daily telephone contact with Whirlpool branches and franchised parts distributors to resolve their component part inquiries.
Utilized product parts list, blue prints, bills of material, engineering change notices, and/or manual stock inspection to resolve inquiries. Proposed revisions to engineering as necessary.
Resolved customer complaints regarding order delays, shortages, and inaccurate part shipments.
Conducted nationwide searches and retrieval of backorder and obsolete parts for customers. Warranty Processing Clerk
Interpreted and coded warranty processing claims for data entry.
Conducted daily entry of warranty processing claims.
Processed and distributed monthly warranty payments to franchised service providers. Purchasing Stenographer
Daily entry of purchase orders, inventory adjustments, and parts transfers.
Maintained filing system for all departmental documents.
Took dictation and composed correspondences.
Compiled and prepared monthly reports for departmental buyers and supervisors.
BS:Business AdministrationArkansas State University － Jonesboro, Arkansas, USArkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas. BS in Business Administration, August 2001.
Certification:MissouriSt Louis UniversityStrategic Sourcing Certification, St Louis University, Missouri, May 2007. Accomplishments Member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society. Scored in the 96 percentile on the MFAT; a standardized test administered nationally to business students.
of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society
Strategic Sourcing Certification, St Louis University, Missouri
Buying/procurement, Buyer, Inventory, Claims, Purchasing, Adjustments, Clerical, Clerk, Compressors, Data Entry, Dictation, Drp, Filing, Inspection, Material Control, Million, New Products, Packaging, Payments, Processing Claims, Purchase Orders, Telephone, Training, Training Programs, Warranty, Budgets, Disbursement, Invoice, Kanban, Maintenance, Pricing, Progress, Supplier Management, Access, Excel, Forecasting, Microsoft Word, Mrp, Powerpoint, Project Manager, Quantitative, Self-directed, Word, Strategic Sourcing