Purchasing Agent resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Resourceful Purchaser regularly maintains inventory to meet vendor product supply requirements and properly fulfill orders. Maintains market awareness by communicating customer needs with buyer and sales teams. Liaises with buyer to determine specialty order pricing and out-of-stock item estimated delivery and freight costs to meet customer expectations. Versatile Sourcing Specialist highly effective at managing demanding objectives under tight deadlines. Familiar with diverse vendors and specialty items. Ready to take on new professional challenges by applying extensive expertise and 5 years of experience.

  • Formal Evaluations
  • Corrective Actions
  • Maintenance Requirements
  • Purchase Order Reconciliation
  • Office Supplies and Inventory
  • Departmental Support
  • Consultative Sales Approach
  • Metrics Management
  • Comparing Quotations
  • Materials Purchasing
  • Purchasing for Manufacturing
  • Industry Networking
  • Employee Motivation
  • Procurement Operations
  • Record Updates
  • Telephone Management
  • Strategic Negotiations
Work History
Purchasing Agent, 03/2019 - Current
Precision Walls, Inc. Wilmington, NC,
  • Maintained consistent email communication with stores and suppliers to confirm and track orders and verify price revisions on purchase orders.
  • Standardized inventory quarterly reporting and analysis and instituted corrective action for close-outs and out-of-stock items to keep inventory records current.
  • Assessed areas of service concern and developed improvement plans.
  • Employed expert inventory management and oversight skills to formulate business metrics and meet corporate goals.
  • Performed monthly reconciliation of open purchasing orders.
  • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs and negotiated prices to maintain profit margins.
  • Collaborated with buyers for special events and seasonal promotions to maintain adequate product stock and drive sales.
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
  • Instituted advanced level of data reporting using Microsoft to develop purchasing strategies and identify buying trends.
Lead Inventory Specialist, 03/2019 - Current
Consolidated Container Company Llc Lebanon, IN,
  • Kept documentation and records accurate and up-to-date with latest data to prevent errors in processing or delivery.
  • Reviewed inventory to eliminate unnecessary expenses and provide optimal stock levels.
  • Prepared new and backstock merchandise for transfer to sales floor by tagging with security markers and pricing information.
  • Maintained and organized inventory receipts and processed changes to reduce process lags.
  • Worked with store employees to develop engaging and aesthetically appealing merchandise displays that drove store traffic.
  • Verified contents of inventory loads against Bills of Lading.
  • Recorded adjustments, pallet audits and tracked discrepancies.
  • Recorded information, shortages and discrepancies to keep records current and accurate.
  • Completed physical inventory counts each month.
  • Marked stock items with identification tags, stamps, electric marking tools or other labeling equipment.
  • Worked with supervisors and team members to understand supply needs and bring levels within desired tolerances.
  • Completed scheduled inventory counts and supply audits to track shrinkage and inform purchasing decisions.
  • Utilized Microsoft to prepare and maintain records and reports of inventories, price lists, shortages, shipments and expenditures.
  • Performed data entry and completed proper paperwork.
  • Strategized, introduced and updated purchasing procedures and objectives to adapt to shifting customer demand.
Assistant Teacher, 01/2012 - 03/2019
Save The Children Troy, NC,
  • Kept records of student progress for teachers and parents and made notes on behavior, grades, comprehension and personal growth.
  • Monitored and reported student progress and development, offering mentoring as needed.
  • Worked with teachers to design lesson plans and coordinate activities for classes.
  • Supervised recess, lunch and daily student intake and dismissal.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Provided one-on-one and group-based learning support focused on student progress.
  • Oversaw classroom operations during teacher and parent meetings.
  • Assisted in lessons, curriculum and homework planning.
  • Took over class for regular classroom teacher, managing assignments, student needs and recordkeeping.
  • Planned, prepared and presented group assignments to encourage collaboration.
  • Researched and presented new learning tools and methods for classroom application.
  • Supported teacher in preparing individualized learning plans for underperforming students.
  • Worked with teacher and administrators to enforce school policies and procedures.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1997
Agawam High School - Agawam, MA

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School Attended

  • Agawam High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Purchasing Agent
  • Lead Inventory Specialist
  • Assistant Teacher


  • High School Diploma

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