purchasing agent resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Detail-oriented and proficient as a Purchasing and Contract Specialist with 24 plus years of experience in State and County Municipalities procurement process with excellent leadership skills, overseeing employees, accounting and business administration. Energetic, reliable and skilled in working with a diverse group of people. I am also driven by a motivation to perform beyond expectations. Dedicated to refined computer skills and strong ability to assist in efficient day to day operations.

  • Purchasing Management
  • Vendor relationship management
  • Expense tracking
  • Contract Management
  • Supervisory and motivation over multiple employees
  • Records coordination
  • Audit coordination
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Purchase Orders Organization
  • Meeting Support
  • Purchasing Strategies Development
  • Strategic Negotiations
  • Departmental Support
  • Supplier Contracts Management
  • Comparing Quotations
  • Administrative Management
  • Supplier Performance Monitoring
  • Procurement Operations
  • Accounting Reports, reconciliation and payroll reports
  • Budget Analysis
Work History
Purchasing Agent, 04/1985 to 05/2000
Port EvergladesPlantation, FL,
  • Interacted with vendors, contractors and professional services personnel to receive orders, direct activities and communicate instructions
  • Developed and updated spreadsheets and databases to track, analyze and report on performance and sales data
  • Performed general office duties, including answering multi-line phones, routing telephone calls or messages to appropriate staff and greeting visitors
  • Composed internal memos and external correspondence for senior management and reviewed all documentation to eliminate errors
  • Sourced and qualified bidders, obtained favorable pricing and finalized contracts
  • Managed quality assurance program including on site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately
  • Negotiated agreements between employees to clarify misunderstood directions and resolve conflicts affecting performance
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
  • Reviewed proposals, qualified vendors and recommended optimal suppliers.
  • Negotiated policies and contracts with vendors to achieve optimal pricing and consistent availability.
  • Solved diverse supply chain problems involving numerous sources, logistics and scheduling factors.
Purchasing Manager, 05/2000 to 08/2006
Arapahoe CountyLittleton, CO,

  • Negotiated agreements between employees and resolve conflicts affecting the ability to preform duties .
  • Sourced vendors, built relationships and negotiated prices.
  • Solved diverse supply chain problems involving numerous sources, logistics and scheduling factors.
  • Coordinated paperwork, updated spreadsheets and maintained permanent records.
  • Implemented policies to reduce cost and eliminate waste.
  • Worked with clients to resolve claim issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Developed and initiated incentive and recognition programs for suppliers.
  • Devised and executed annual purchasing plans and contracts.
  • Maintained all contracts for Commissioners including but not limited to Bulk Road Materials, Mowing of Right A Ways,Road and Bridges, Electrical and supplies.
  • Developing contract documents and preparing for execution.
Accounting Manager, 02/2009 to 11/2019
Amazon.Com, Inc.Kirkland, WA,
  • Tracked business revenue and expenditures and reconciled accounts to maintain high accuracy.
  • Managed banking reconciliations and monthly balance sheet statements.
  • Applied proper codes to invoices, files and receipts to keep records organized and easily searchable.
  • Reduced liabilities by accurately managing tax statements, mailings, journal entries, payments and transfers.
  • Checked payroll, vendor payments, commissions and other accounting disbursements for accuracy and compliance.
  • Resolved escalated customer issues.
  • Supervised numerous employess in various positions.
Certified Texas Contract Manager, 02/2020 to 08/2022
Waco Center For YouthCity, STATE,
  • Tracked contracts for management and issued regular tracking reports covering current status and upcoming milestones.
  • Developing contract documents and preparing for execution.
  • Mitigated business risks by analyzing contracts' potential impacts and avoiding unfavorable terms.
  • Monitored contracts' performance to detect non-compliance with terms and deficient returns and organize proactive resolutions.
  • Managed, supervised and controlled execution of contracts.
  • Analyzed new laws and regulations to identify required changes and proactively adjust systems.
  • Interpreted contact terms and coordinated solutions to resolve disputes between clients and service providers.
  • Maintained primary relationship accountability for clients, overall servicing responsibility and client satisfaction to maximize profitability of client relationships.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable of HHS Programs, The Joint Commissions, State of Texas Comptroller and Procurement and Contract Laws.
: Certified Texas Contract Manager CTCM, Expected in 04/2020
State of Texas - ,
Medical Assistant : , Expected in 2010
Everest Institute - Houston, Texas - Houston, Texas,
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1984
Willis High School - Willis, TX

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School Attended

  • State of Texas
  • Everest Institute - Houston, Texas
  • Willis High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Accounting Manager
  • Certified Texas Contract Manager


  • Medical Assistant
  • High School Diploma

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