Highly motivated associate with extensive purchasing, analysis and inventory management experience. Business-savvy, performance-driven, and results-oriented Procurement Buyer with over twelve years experience dedicated to increased revenues and success. A consistent producer, driven to improve results and exceed goals. Dedicated associate with high integrity, strong work ethic and great leadership skills. Skilled in creating purchasing plans for successful product launches and promotions.
Strategic event planning
Procurement Buyer , 10/2012 to Current Kroger Co – 3800 SE 22nd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202
Manage category inventory to achieve/exceed financial plan (sales, service level, turn, DC inventory).
Develop analysis models and strategies for managing DC inventory and reducing logistic and operation costs.
Process purchase orders, records and other documents to obtain information and respond to request.
Manage, train, coach and develop direct reports on performance and on-going responsilities.
Travel to Dcs for on-site collaboration with DCs to review and provide operational support for high-volumn inventory processing.
Accessed computerized financial information to answer questions related to specific accounts.
Merchandise Replenishment Analyst, 08/2007 to 10/2012 Fred Meyer – 3800 SE 22nd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202
Coordinate effective replenishment strategies and controlling and monitoring stock levels to achieve sales, inventory, and logistical goals.
Communicate with vendor community to ensure product flow is consistent and timely.
Planned and executed forecasts production requirements, as needed by vendors to meet their manufacturing schedules to optimize sales.
Recommended assortment and presentation planning on stores schamatics to achieve desired sales return on merchandising space.
Monitor and analyze for inccreased awareness for re-order opportunities of replenishment items.
Vendor negotiations to ensure financial partnership to strengthen business relationships.
Assistant Buyer, 03/2005 to 08/2007 Fred Meyer – 3800 SE 22nd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202
Assist buyer with daily responsibilities including: selecting and purchasing merchandise from vendors, processing and monitoring import and domestic orders, creating and coordinating product placement for stores, maintaining vendor performance reports, develop and execute advertising plan and downloads, advertising material and merchandise allocation.
On-going vendor negotiations to ensure financial partnership to meet sales projections. Tracked progress and updated management as necessary.
Managed and coordinated with vendor on markdown assistance, reclamation programs, non-compliance chargebacks and resolution on billing discrepancies.
Increased credibility and foster strong public relations by maintaining the highest level of internal and external customer service.
Seasonal Coordinator, 01/2004 to 03/2005 Fred Meyer – 3800 SE 22nd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202
Coordinate with overseas agent Li & Fung to source product for buyers and meet their specifications to ensure corporate and quality standards are adhere to.
Establish clear concise communications with buyers on buying goals, promotional strategies and responsible for monitoring the development of the product.
Partner with Corporate Brand Specialist to ensure packaging and hang tag rmeet specifications and ordered.
Manage samples and develope and execute presentation for seasonal program review.
Associate of Science: Business, 2017 Portland Community College - Portland, Oregon