purchasing inventory manager resume example with 15+ years of experience

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

Dedicated purchasing professional specializing in logistics coordination, vendor relations and inventory management. Organized and proactive with remarkable project management, communication, and planning abilities. Exceptional leader skilled at reducing costs and increasing department efficiency.

  • Inventory Monitoring and Management
  • Storage and Supply Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Shipping and Receiving Operations
  • Special Projects
  • Invoice and Manifest Review
  • Carrier Relations
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Issuing and Receiving Equipment
  • Purchase Order Monitoring
  • Customer Needs Assessments
Work History
02/2021 to 06/2022
Purchasing/Inventory Manager Archway Marketing Chicago, IL,
  • Successfully streamlined inventory operations resulting in a 33% reduction in on hand inventory numbers, achieving cost saving goals, and maximizing efficiency.
  • Managed team of 3 direct reports.
  • Purchased new products and oversaw inventory stocking and availability.
  • Developed and implemented company specific SOP's for Purchasing and Inventory Control.
  • Coordinated paperwork, updated spreadsheets and maintained permanent records.
  • Performed monthly reconciliation of open purchasing orders.
  • Used Brightree software to authorize and monitor purchase orders and consumables.
  • Solved diverse supply chain problems involving numerous sources, logistics and scheduling factors..
  • Adjusted procedures to maximize department effectiveness.
  • Contacted location managers and department supervisors to assess purchasing and inventory requirements.
  • Created inventory distribution schedule for satellite locations
  • Assessed areas of service concern and developed improvement plans.
10/2020 to 02/2021
Inventory/Receiving Specialist Kubat Health Care City, STATE,
  • Counted materials, equipment, merchandise or supplies in stock
  • Handled high-volume paperwork and collaborated with administrators to resolve invoicing and shipping problems.
  • Boosted inventory and recordkeeping accuracy by conducting thorough cycle counts and physical inventory counts.
  • Packed, secured, labeled and applied postage to materials to prepare items for shipment.
  • Sorted and delivered materials to different work areas and staff.
  • Verified orders by comparing names and quantity of items packaged with shipping documents.
  • Monitored inventory to maintain sufficient supply levels to meet business and customer needs.
  • Rejected damaged items, recorded shortages and corresponded with shippers to rectify issues.
  • Requisitioned new supplies and maintained storage areas for smooth department operations.
  • Supported reporting, accounting and recordkeeping staff with accurate updates regarding inventory levels.
  • Reviewed incoming shipments for correctness to ensuring no damage or duplication of orders.
  • Processed required paperwork to expedite handling of shipped and received goods.
  • Handled day-to-day shipping and receiving overseeing more than 50 packages per day.
  • Compared shipping orders and invoices against contents received to verify accuracy.
  • Worked effectively with shippers to resolve shipment issues, damaged materials and shortages.
  • Supported reporting, accounting and recordkeeping staff with accurate updates regarding shipment information.
  • Inspected incoming and outgoing shipments to identify discrepancies with records.
10/2016 to 01/2018
Inventory Control Manager Boys Town National Research Hospital City, STATE,
  • Coordinated implementation of software based inventory management and bar coding system.
  • Collaborated between departments to develop SOP's focused on streamlining inventory controls and increasing efficiency.
  • Assisted management staff with maintaining budget and schedule controls using standard project management protocols.
  • Successfully reduced inventory overhead by 3 million dollars and improved efficiency through set par levels and accurate inventory counts.
  • Worked closely with vendor representatives coordinating bidding and contract negotiations.
  • Collaborated with doctors and vendors overseeing product trials and evaluations.
  • Successfully tracked priority shipments to ensure smooth delivery to end users.
  • Collaborated with other departments within facility to educate and understand how functions affect inventory.
  • Identified cost-effective vendors and set up favorable contracts, reducing inventory by 22% from prior year.
06/2002 to 06/2015
Assistant Purchasing Manager /Specialty Buyer Creighton University Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Successful materials management central point of contact for assigned departments including Surgery, Radiology, EP/Cath Labs, Anesthesia, Orthopedics, and Trauma.
  • Successfully reduced 11.5 million dollars of obsolete, expired, and slow-moving inventory.
  • Excelled in reviewing availability and backorder status of purchase orders, contract compliance and updated departments accordingly
  • Significantly reduced hospital overhead by recommending acceptable alternatives prior to placing orders
  • Contacted distributors regarding back orders, incorrect shipments, and obtained PODs
  • Informed impacted departments of contracting issues and trends resulting in significant savings for impacted departments
  • Successfully exceeded fiscal goals for all departments I was assigned
  • Resolved issues of actual product quantity versus packing slip quantity when reported by staff
  • Addressed and resolved material quality issues with suppliers
  • Worked with finance to ensure distributors and manufacturers adhered to contract pricing
  • Coordinated product returns between end user departments and distributors.
Expected in 01/2003 to to
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration
Bellevue University - Omaha, NE,

Graduated with honors

Expected in 05/1997 to to
A.A.S: Mortuary Science/Grief Counseling
San Antonio College - San Antonio, Texas

Graduated with honors

Additional Information
  • United States Army Reserves, Combat Medical Specialist/Nationally Registered Paramedic/Phlebotomist (1991-2004)

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School Attended

  • Bellevue University
  • San Antonio College

Job Titles Held:

  • Purchasing/Inventory Manager
  • Inventory/Receiving Specialist
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Assistant Purchasing Manager /Specialty Buyer


  • Bachelor of Science
  • A.A.S

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