To advance in a progressive organization and enhance my knowledge of business and management principles in strategic planning, resource allocations, and production methods which include strong analytical and critical thinking skills for advancement opportunities.
Purchasing Assistant, 03/2004 to CurrentVanderbilt University － Nashville, TN
Monitor and perform a broad range of activities and assignments related to the proper identification and processing of all Purchase Orders.
Negotiates best purchasing terms and conditions while considering all customer requirements.
Maintain vehicle database for data reporting and for purchasing vehicle tag and registrations operated by Vanderbilt University.
Responds to inquiries of staff and administration regarding purchasing procedures for the purpose of providing information, direction and/or referral for addressing inquiry.
Support staff and assist with various projects, contracts, bids, and reports.
Ability to use own judgment to adapt and interpret guidelines for application to specific problems or cases.
Utilizes independent discretion and initiate appropriate course of action in detecting/resolving invoice, receiving and warranty discrepancies with suppliers.
Utilizes computer-based systems to coordinate, monitor, track, research, and report analyzed data to assist managers, sourcing officers, and purchasing agents in meeting required solutions.
Processes requisitions into approved purchase orders for the purpose of updating and distributing information and/or acquiring resources in compliance with established guidelines.
Participates in meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc.
for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or company rules, standards and guidelines, etc.
Reviews documents and data (e.g.
incoming requisitions, past purchases, reconciliations, inventories, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring completeness and accuracy of purchasing process.
Senior Customer Service Representative, 09/1993 to 01/2000Bridgestone / Firestone, Inc － Nashville, TN
Managed account of Retail Companies for the North Region with budget between $50K and $150K yearly and managed $300,000 in yearly Tire sales
Provided and maintained and accurate log of shipments to better communicate the organized predetermined deadlines for distributing managers.
Use expertise to build strong healthy relationships with clients convincing them of the benefits in having a business relationship with the organization and create an open accessible communication route for stress free information.
Performed administrative and managerial functions by monitoring and managing manual and automated inventory control actions and computing and accumulating data for use in management analysis reports.
Inspected and evaluated inventory management activities by periodically inspecting activities for compliance with policies, procedures, and directives for accuracy.
Analyzed reports and records activities, reports inefficiencies to supervisors, and recommends corrective actions to improve operations.
Prepared statements of facts surrounding property loss, damage, or destruction through causes other than fair wear and tear afterwards established a property locator system.