Purchasing Agent resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Well-qualified Training Specialist adept at planning and implementing onsite and remote training programs. Authoritative and clear communicator with a charismatic style and insightful approach. Pursuing new professional opportunities with room for advancement. Motivated and skilled team player works well independently to handle assignments and always ready to go beyond basic assignments. Passionate about customer service and quick learner with good computer abilities

  • Enterprise IQ
  • Baan
  • Syteline Software
  • Excel
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Production management
  • Read engineer drawings
  • Safety
  • Sales
  • Shipping
  • ISO 9000
  • Team leadership
  • Supply Chain
  • Problem resolution
  • Staff Training
  • Problem solving strength
  • Scheduling
  • Point of Sale Systems
  • Materials sourcing
  • Relationship development
  • Pricing Structures
  • Team management
  • Clerical support
  • Pre-screening candidates
  • New hire training
  • Salary and benefits negotiations
  • Time management
  • Organizational planning knowledge
  • Human resources policies
  • Background checking
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • EPOS Software
  • MRP
  • Microsoft Word
  • Pricing negotiations
  • Purchasing
  • Proofreading art drawings
  • Analytical skills
  • Filing
  • Help desk
  • Spreadsheet
  • Trouble shooting
  • Workbench
  • E-commerce
  • Customer service
  • Customer Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sales Goals
  • Database
  • Vendor relations
  • Budgeting
  • Documentation skills
  • New hire paperwork processing
  • New hire orientations
  • Job fairs planning
  • Public speaking
  • Candidate and client relations
  • Administrative skills
  • Outbound calling
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Administrative support
Work History
Purchasing Agent, 04/2018 - 08/2020
Rosendin Electric, Inc. Charlotte Nc Area, NC,

• Responsible for maintaining $6.5 million inventory levels to meet customer requirements. Major retailers: Supply Chain, 2-step, Ecommerce, Co-Op, and independent stores., resulting in 100% fill rate.

• Communicated with suppliers regarding inventory needs and negotiated prices to maintain profit margins resulting in 10-20% yearly saving in assembly, machine shop, and office.
• 2-5% saving negotiated with international suppliers on tariff increase, saving Magna and customers a price increase.
• 22% -30% cost savings by adjusting procedures as needed to maximize department effectiveness by instrumenting and reviewing Min/Max programs.
• Developed and maintained relationships with over 63 international and domestic suppliers.
• Handled all discrepancies with product from suppliers – return material authorization (RMA) Reported back with a plan of action that was being taken to prevent further issues.
• Kept track of acknowledgments for all PO’s, overseas paperwork in MRP system, to ensure timely delivery of product, weekly/daily contact with brokers on overseas shipments updates.
• MRP system responsibilities: Updated forecast, lead times, safety stock, updating cost and aging PO’s.
• Able to break down BOM’s for critical parts with long lead times.

• Responsible for placing orders and expedited delivery of MOR products and services.

• Adjusted procedures as needed to maximize department effectiveness.

• Computed and created purchase orders in MRP to monitor stock levels, verify purchase requisitions and expedite customer orders.

• Performed monthly reconciliation of open purchasing orders.

• Communicated frequently with stores and vendors to manage orders and verify revisions on purchase orders.

• Solved diverse supply chain problems involving numerous sources, logistics and scheduling factors.

Purchasing Assistant/ Contracted, 05/2017 - 04/2018
  • Run daily workbench on SyteLine Software to create PO’s for suppliers and outside processing.
  • Track down missing packing slips, shortages, price changes and lead time updates.
  • Work with engineers, foreman, sales, and QA department on getting quotes for new parts.
  • Participated with Lean Training, Huddle meetings, 40X and charity events.
  • Responsible for ordering office supplies for all departments.
Buyer IV/ Material Control Coordinator, 07/2005 - 05/2016
  • Responsible for maintaining 1.5 million inventories.
  • Reached company’s and personal set goals in Cost Improvement Program by 20% or more.
  • Created professional work relationships with over 50 suppliers, engineers, and all levels of management.
  • Responsible for running MRP reports weekly in computer base system Baan, processed PO’s off this report for orders for the week, month as demand was needed.
  • Met weekly with plant and production management to go over production issues, new projects, and keeping awareness on over stock items and putting a plan in action for items that arise.
  • Created spreadsheet of critical parts to keep track of lead time, rate and on hand.
  • Worked on urgent issues when production was out of material resulting in high success rate with knowledge of using many resources.
  • Worked with engineer and QA departments on getting quotes for new parts, knowledge of reading drawings, ISO 9000, and SOX documents.
  • Revised company's filing system and implemented Kanban System.
  • Proven results in being promoted within Enersys company providing team leadership, strong analytical skills.
  • Assembling charger packets ready for shipment, being sure they include customs documents if being shipped to Canada, Mexico or overseas.
  • Contacting trucking companies for pick up along with giving trucking route directions if needed.
Call Center/System Database Assistant/EPOS Trainer, 07/1997 - 10/2001
  • Answer inbound calls from 1-800 number, broke down and evaluated user problems, using test scripts, personal expertise and probing questions.
  • Helping customers with operating, updating/downloading software, trouble shooting and replacements of EPOS Equipment.
  • Promoted with-in PB to train in house and out of state help desk CSR's on new EPOS software and trouble shooting.
  • Configured hardware, devices and software to set up work stations for employees to trouble shoot.
  • Assisted IT on company database, entering new employees, assigning passwords, updating.
  • Assisted in the shipping department, tagging new and old EPSO Equipment, searching/tracking for old equipment, and ordered new imprinter plates.
High School Diploma: , Expected in
Maple Heights High School - Maple Heights, OH
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School Attended

  • Maple Heights High School

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  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Assistant/ Contracted
  • Buyer IV/ Material Control Coordinator
  • Call Center/System Database Assistant/EPOS Trainer


  • High School Diploma

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