Driven Purchasing and Inventory Manager with strengths in streamlining inventory operations while achieving cost savings and maximizing efficiencies. An excellent negotiator and problem solver who is open to innovation and change and not afraid to challenge existing structures. Highly detail-oriented and effortlessly organized. Main objective is to purchase supplies, materials and services at an optimal price while maintaining lowest possible inventory levels.
Supply management expertise
Professional communication skills
Cost controls familiarity
Experienced in production scheduling
Knowledgeable of quality control standards
Company NamePurchasing/Inventory Manager09/2012 to 05/2016
Identify and Manage vendor and supplier selection based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability
Slashed payroll/benefits administration costs 30% by negotiating pricing while ensuring the continuation and enhancements of services
Improved inventory accuracy from 70% to 90% by eliminating waste and production constraints throughout the plant
Achieved 100% accuracy during 2014 & 2015 Year-end audit by generating inventory spreadsheets on essential cost figures to assist the CFO with year-end auditing
Worked closely and diligently with receiving on incoming orders to resolve issues or discrepancies in a timely manner
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.
Company NameProduction Planner/Purchasing Agent10/1996 to 07/2012
Purchased and Managed all Vendor services - Slashed administration costs 25% by negotiating pricing and fees with a variety of merchants and vendors, while ensuring that commitment to quality standards were maintained on materials and services purchased once received.
Trafficking/Logistics - Coordinated the daily vendor work flow by keeping shipping, receiving and warehouse departments apprised of incoming and outgoing orders.
Contact vendors daily to ensure due dates are met.
Inventory Management - Achieved an inventory variance of .5% by diligently monitoring and evaluating daily inventory levels.
Company NameCo-Owner/Production Manager05/1991 to 08/1995
Scheduled and managed all work flow from pre-press, press, bindery to shipping.
Consolidated and maintained paper inventory for McGraw Hill Publications.
Prepared billing of all work which required knowledge of departmental costs needed in the evaluation of job P/L status.
Continued Customer Service Management responsibilities (see Argus Press below).
Company NameCustomer Service Manager09/1986 to 04/1991
Organized, processed and managed all house accounts including McGraw Hill Publications.
Acted as a liaison between customers, sales and outside vendors by establishing cohesive relationships with typesetters, diecutters and freight carriers.
Performed a number of Administrative duties as needed for backup.
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