Purchasing Supervisor resume example with 18+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Career Focus

Results-oriented, self-directed and motivated procurement / purchasing supervisor with thirteen years of experience in purchasing and contract manufacturing. Strong communication skills to maintain and grow relationships internally and externally with customer base through pro-active cost savings, multilayer management, team building and cross functional areas.

Summary of Skills
  • B2B/BTO/CTO/FRU strategies
  • Project management
  • Process development
  • MRP, SAP
  • Excel, Microsoft tools
  • Supply chain management
  • Global sourcing
  • VMI, SLA's, SOIA, Consignment programs
  • Hub solutions
  • Recruitment and retention
  • KAIZEN's
  • Reverse logistics
  • Territory Sales Experience
Florida Community College Jacksonville, FL Expected in Associate of Arts : Business Marketing - GPA :

Supply Chain Management Inventory Cost Reduction

  • Implemented new strategy along with a team for pull / push program with external hard drive supplier reducing inventory levels by 2.0 million dollars monthly.

New Supplier Strategies

  • Introduced and approved new local suppliers to create positive PPV.
  • Implemented consignment programs with local and over seas suppliers.
  • Improved supplier hub solutions through forecast involvement and innovative collaboration.
  • Negotiated terms within supplier SLA's (Service Level Agreements).

Customer Management / Interface

  • Management of end customer relationship with minimal CAR's (corrective action requests).
Professional Experience
Four Seasons Hotels Inc - Purchasing Supervisor
Los Angeles, CA, 03/2004 - 05/2013

Supervise and support a staff of 5 buyers Responsible for overseeing procurement practices and supporting annual revenues of $360 million, responsible for spend of $90-120 Million annually for a specific work cell. Main supply sources in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Mexico and United States. Managed special projects, Supplier Development, performed supplier audits and served as primary liaison and escalation point between customer and all procurement activities. Created internal and external customized reports and KPI metric packages. Worked closely with work cell manager, business unit manager, finance, controller and directors to improve profitability, cost, forecast development and accuracy.

Peace Health - Supply Chain Specialist
Anacortes, WA, 04/2000 - 03/2004

Packaging supply chain specialist responsible for $20 million quarter spend. Effective with scheduling, cost analysis, project management and supplier contract negotiations. Implemented cost savings of $340K per year with a pallet elimination project plan and developed Reduce, Re-use and Recycle “Green” recycling program for the entire plant.

Tailored Brands - Operation Manager
Cary, NC, 04/1998 - 04/2000

Managed and directed all areas of operations for two separate branches in Richmond and Farmville. Managed staff of 36 employees including sales force, customer service, field technicians, warehouse and billing department. Responsible for sales revenue within managed contracts,marketing missions and expanding customer base, monitored compliance of major vendor programs and maximizing cost savings.

Veritiv - Sales Representative
Fresno, CA, 01/1997 - 04/1998

Provided solutions for customers using commercial printing materials through outside cold calling and phone sales. Created new business opportunities. Introduced new printing and sales procedures for forms management and document control which increased personal and company client base and client relationship selling techniques.

Aetna Inc. - Account Executive
Kenosha, WI, 1995 - 01/1997

Consultant for a large business forms manufacturer and commercial printing company providing turnkey solutions and quality service to high-end large corporations. Assisted clients in reaching target markets more efficiently by retrieving market data faster, reducing the cost of materials, understanding large complex sales cycles and suggesting alternative solutions and implementing programs that would benefit the customers’ bottom line. Worked closely with clients to design custom forms, custom commercial projects and digital printing to enhance customers’ presence in the market. Provided turnkey solutions in statement mailings for the banking industry, which helped speed up the statement processing and provided sales presentations individually and as a team to grow customer and company clients.

Professional Affiliations

Total Quality Management Training (TQM) - Personal

Getting Tings Done (David Allen Company) - Personal

Breakthrough Thinking (International Group Inc) - Jabil

Leadership Principle, Development Dimension Training - Jabil

Negotiating for the Industry - Jabil

Supplier Management - Jabil

How to Stay out of Court training - Jabil

Lean, Root Cause, and Kaizen training - Jabil

Document Management Industries of America (DMIA)

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School Attended

  • Florida Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Purchasing Supervisor
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Operation Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Account Executive


  • Associate of Arts

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