procurement specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

I am a respectful Procurement Specialist with a clear understanding of supply and demand and discerning eye for inventory level evaluation. I have a background in tracking products from vendor shipments to the consumer pipeline. I am an analytical performer with price dispute resolution experience. I am considered an enthusiastic employee with great decision making skills. I am a detail-oriented professional promoting expertise in supply chain planning. I manage vendor relationships with confidence and knowledge. I understand products and the methods needed to obtain the best pricing. I have over 5 years of successful experience in procurement. Recognized often for performance and contributions to success within my field. I am enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. I am motivated to learn, grow and excel in any situation. I have a strong work ethic and take pride in my ability to be professional at all times, while building relationships with a diverse team.

  • Supply chain planning
  • Price dispute resolution
  • Effective communication
  • Purchase order creation
  • Proficiency in EAM
  • Vendor relationship management
  • Price negotiation and purchasing
  • Responsible, flexible and adaptable
  • Self-motivated and dependable professional
  • Data management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Cultural awareness
  • Collaborative
ATA College Louisville, KY Expected in 05/2010 Associate of Science : Medical Coding - GPA :
Jeffersontown High School Louisville, KY Expected in 05/1992 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Fork Lift Certification
Work History
Akzo Nobel N.V. - Procurement Specialist
Reading, PA, 10/2015 - Current
  • I maintained effective and lasting vendor relationships through dynamic communication, collaboration and intelligent questioning skills.
  • I draft and deliver bid invitations to supplier firms.
  • I carefully read and interpret requisition orders to understand specialized terms and requirements.
  • I maintain ongoing communication with suppliers to promote workflow and respond to inquiries.
  • I procure critical parts and assemblies to develop and coordinate sourcing requirements.
  • I research new vendors and partners to obtain most cost-effective pricing for goods in order to increase bottom line profitability.
  • I negotiated with vendors on freight costs, and shipping prices.
  • I oversee inventory control, accounting and supply reports.
  • I oversee setup process for new item specifications and new vendor profiles in procurement system.
  • I determin feasibility of proposed procurement actions by performing market research.
Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health - Courier
Hamburg, PA, 02/2000 - 10/2015
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to extreme volume and time constraints. Developed strong sense of most efficient routes to avoid traffic and construction on local roads and highways. Established lasting relationships with customers by delivering packages on time and interacting professionally. Responded promptly to questions and provided updates as needed. Obtained all required signatures or paperwork. Developed strong interpersonal and communication skills from interacting professionally with all stakeholders including dispatchers, upper management and peers.
Lineage Logistics - Owner/Operator
Saint Charles, IL, 02/2007 - 02/2009
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations.
  • Applied performance data to evaluate and improve operations, target current business conditions and forecast needs.
  • Recruited, hired, trained and motivated employees to perform daily business functions.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and productivity by managing budgets, accounts and [Task].
  • Discovered areas of improvement by generating [Timeframe] operational and sales reports.
  • Developed key operational initiatives to drive and maintain substantial business growth.
  • Reduced budgetary expenditures by effectively negotiating contracts for more advantageous terms.
  • Devised, deployed and monitored processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
  • Exceeded sales goals through effective employee management.
  • Established and administered annual budget.
  • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain efficiency and responsiveness to demands.

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School Attended

  • ATA College
  • Jeffersontown High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Procurement Specialist
  • Courier
  • Owner/Operator


  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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