purchasing specialist resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Resourceful Purchaser efficiently negotiates with vendors to process and create purchase orders to meet supply and demand. Functions under minimal supervision but also excels in team environments to attain sales goals and fulfill customer requests. Motivated professional with exceptional aptitude for learning and using computer software. Well developed in trouble shooting, organizational, multitasking, and analytical skills. Effective in communicating with all levels of management and staff.

  • Microsoft Office, highly proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Publisher
  • Vendor Relationship Management & Negotiations
  • Purchasing Strategies Development
  • Dynamic Communication
  • Creative Solutions
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Computer, Organizational, & People Skills
  • Problem & Conflict Resolution
  • Great Work Ethic
Work History
02/2020 to 10/2022 Purchasing Specialist Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. | Waltham, MA, Jefferson, GA
  • Negotiated with vendors regarding inventory needs to achieve optimal pricing and consistent availability.
  • Obtained needed material, such as primary electrical wire during supply chain trying times after reviewing district needs, and analyzing data to locate material from current and new vendors.
  • Researched and sourced new vendors for purchasing needs and products by attending events, shows and exhibitions to compare price and quality
  • Collected operations data and created spreadsheets detailing trends to analyze material needs.
  • Worked with operation managers in 5 different districts to develop consistent material stock levels needed across locations
  • Led department meetings to build team cohesiveness and coordinate projects
  • Researched, analyzed, and communicated with districts for ordering of big-ticketed items each month
  • Trained others in how to enter material requisitions, purchase orders and analyzing data to determine material needs more efficiently.
  • Computed and created purchase orders in NISC to monitor stock levels, verify purchase requisitions and expedite orders.
  • Developed spreadsheets to track inventory shipments of major material and worked with vendors on shipment status.
  • Solved diverse supply chain problems involving numerous sources, logistics and scheduling factors.
  • Determined lowest possible cost, factoring in quality and reliability, and negotiated favorable contracts.
  • Reviewed proposals, qualified vendors and recommended optimal suppliers.
  • Maintained consistent email communication with suppliers to confirm and track orders and verify price revisions on purchase orders.
  • Analyzed customer engineering drawings, specifications and RFQ requirements to perform purchase analysis.
12/2008 to 02/2020 Plant Accountant Axalta Coating Systems Ltd | San Francisco, CA, Jefferson, GA
  • Compile work order cost reports and partner with auditors on annual audits to realize compliance with governmental tax guidelines.
  • Audit 1000 staking/construction cost sheets for accuracy per month.
  • Aid departments/divisions/districts required to close work orders properly.
  • Supervised and trained employees to properly reconcile work orders.
  • Run and maintain month end reports needed for closing
  • Assigning contract labor to correct accounts for payment
  • Creating of asset numbers
  • Balance JEMC District and GNO accounts
  • Transfer and invest funds, pay bills
  • Gathered banking transactions via statements, recorded activity in Excel format and reconciled balances for G/L accounts
  • Cross-trained employees, enabling completion of priority tasks during personnel absences.
  • Prepared working papers, reports and supporting documentation for audit findings.
  • Provided journal entries and performed accounting on accrual basis.
  • Tracked funds, prepared deposits and reconciled accounts.
12/2006 to 12/2008 Accounting Clerk Cbiz, Inc. | Houston, TX, Jefferson, GA
  • Accounts Receivable – invoicing and receiving payments
  • Running reports in PeopleSoft
  • UBS Billing
  • Entered invoices into account software, updated accounts and identified aging balanced ready for collections activities.
  • Applied proper codes to invoices, files and receipts to keep records organized and easily searchable.
  • Monitored status of accounts receivable and payable to facilitate prompt processing, bringing past due invoices down by 10%.
  • Investigated and resolved internal accounting variances to keep records current.
Expected in to to Bachelor of Arts | Business Administration Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL, GPA:

Community Service and Leadership Award and Scholarship, GPA: 3.7, Delta Epsilon Sigma Member

Expected in to to Bachelor of Science | Computer Information Systems Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL, GPA:

Community Service and Leadership Award and Scholarship, GPA: 3.7, Delta Epsilon Sigma Member

Expected in to to Accounting Certification | Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH GPA:
Expected in to to Project Management Certificate | University of North Georgia, Oakwood, GA, GPA:
  • Created specialized complicated spreadsheets to track usage and needs of high-priced material
  • Brought in new manufactures for needed material through work and vendor relations that I made
  • Worked on a team to update company uniform policies
  • Worked with computer software company to transition plant accounting into a new system

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School Attended

  • Saint Leo University
  • Saint Leo University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of North Georgia

Job Titles Held:

  • Purchasing Specialist
  • Plant Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Accounting Certification
  • Project Management Certificate

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