Seasoned planning, problem solving, and analytical skills, project, people and change management skills. Proven leadership and people development skills and experience in all areas of procurement.
Process requisitions and accurately source and dispatch as purchase orders to 300+ current vendors. Extensive budget and process management skills working with matrix organizations.
Experienced team leader with a natural ability to inspire and motivate teams. Versed in recruiting, training, and developing a successful team of purchasing and sales professionals to support company procurement and sales strategies and vendor relationships.
Utilize knowledge of procurement processes and applications in diverse categories to deliver high value for the business. Implement financial models and industry knowledge to recognise the business requirements of new and existing clients to develop and implement optimized business solutions.
Possess strong written and oral communication skills. Fluent in English and Serbian.
Customer driven, quality focused, self-motivated, and committed team player with demonstrated ability in devising fruitful procurement strategies, identifying profitable suppliers, negotiating with external vendors, approving orders, supervising staff, forecasting prices, performing cost and scenario analysis, determining quantity and timing of deliverables, as well as predicting upcoming demand. Manages large and diverse customer base by utilizing strategies to ensure high-quality customer relationships. Detail-oriented professional with problem solving, strong leadership, and relationship-building skills and ability to perform in a team. Looking for an opportunity in a dynamic organization where her skills, knowledge, and abilities will be fully utilized for organisational and personal growth.
SAP Crystal Report
MS Dynamics GP
Collaboration & Teamwork
Business Development, Researching
Cost reduction, Sales
Crystal Report, Sales manager
Customer satisfaction, Self-Motivated
Customer service, Self- Starter
Product development, Strategic
Driving, Strategic planning
Forecasting, Team player
Inventory management, Teamwork
Marketing strategies, Technician
Market, Vendor relations
Purchasing Manager, 01/2016 to Current Company Name – City, State
Process requisitions worth 12 MM USD, review and approve purchase orders, resolve discrepancies, and process returns.
Verify and approve all invoices for payment.
Develop procurement reports, implement creative changes to improve efficiency and minimize cost, and meet or exceed quality expectations.
Responsible for building relationships and negotiating with vendors/suppliers to get the best price thus improving their service level and resulting in substantial savings for the company.
Recently negotiated a major contract agreement with a film and foil vendor driving annual cost savings of 300 M USD.
Provide strategic directions to corporate leadership to improve overall company procurement process.
Drive improvements for administrative processes resulting in elimination of redundant activities and fuelling more effective processes and procedures.
Prepare user-training instructions for MS Dynamics GP purchase requisitions and engineering of all individual jobs.
Execute, direct, and coordinate procurement activities for all purchase orders.
Plan and purchase complex, high-value parts, components, supplies, equipment, raw materials, and services at best terms.
Provide guidance and training to vendors and clients, determine the quantity and order date for materials needed to meet master production schedules, and ensure these orders are placed in compliance with both company standards as well as federal guidelines.
Sales Manager, 01/2002 to 01/2016 Company Name – City, State
Executed Business Development activities on a daily basis including researching feasibility and profitability to ensure that all sales and service objectives are met or exceeded contributing to 16 MM USD in total sales.
Responded promptly to requests, provided detailed information on products, and followed up to ensure customer satisfaction.
Supervised sales and CS departments by reinforcing marketing strategies and company policies.
Researched market and product development, trained and managed staff, and ensured the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Maintained business relationships with vendors and distributors across various industries.
Purchasing Agent, 01/1999 to 01/2002 Company Name – City, State
Established and maintained efficient communication with vendors and customers.
Coordinated rejections to ensure disposition and sound communication between departments and prepared purchasing analysis reports.
Explored and researched new materials and vendors.
Achieved short and long-term goals by securing smooth and effective company procurement operations through strategic planning by setting smart priorities.
Controlled raw material pricing through vendor negotiations and strategic sourcing, while reducing lead times and improving vendor relations achieving an overall cost reduction of 10%.
Conducted monthly and yearly material requirement analyses, purchased and procured raw materials, and accounted for deviations between records and stored quantities to ensure inventory management goals are met.
BS: Mathematics and Computer Science, 1997 Ramapo College - City, State
Certificate of merit for excellent performance in QC Technician Training
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