Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Regional Buyer for Whole Foods Market with +3 years of experience in purchasing and supply chain support, with a background in data management. Seeking a position with your company where I can use my experience to help business develop and grow.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present ideas, conclusions, and recommendations with clarity.
  • Thinks creatively, and critically to resolve problems.
  • Experienced with supporting large supply chain operations.
  • Self-motivated. Able to work efficiently with a group, or independently.
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking, and time management skills.
  • Able to make independent decisions.
  • Able to adapt to a highly dynamic work environment.
06/2018 to Current Regional Buyer Martin Marietta | San Antonio, TX,

As a Regional Buyer for Whole Foods Market Distribution I am responsible for managing Inventory at our facility, negotiating purchases with suppliers, and supporting the supply chain for my assigned commodities. The distribution center I purchase for supports 9 Amazon facilities and 63 Whole Foods Market retail locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.

  • Make educated purchases that will profit the business and maintain appropriate inventory levels at the facility by analyzing inventory movement at the distribution center, store retail sales, and product cost.
  • Negotiate with vendors to support category plans, pricing strategies, and promotions.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify procurement opportunities for added sales, or value added services.
  • Resolve issues with vendors and stores regarding purchases. Prepare purchase orders, and authorize payment of invoices or returned merchandise.
  • Support every part of the supply chain.
09/2016 to 05/2018 Regional Purchasing Assistant Whole Foods | Wauwatosa, WI,

As the Regional Purchasing Assistant I was responsible for the sales data analysis, reporting, data collection and maintenance, promotions management, and regional communication. I collaborated with the regional coordinators, the regional marketing team, the global data team, and suppliers to help ensure the successful execution of all programs, and the growth of sales.

Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Create routine, and custom reports as requested by the coordinators utilizing vendor supplied data, Micro-strategy, and other company specific reporting systems.
  • Analyze and research all potential sales opportunities, and potential errors in regional data.

Data/Item Management

  • Ensure product data is continuously up to date by processing and communicating all data changes, supply shortages, discontinuation, and new item launches to all stores in the region.
  • Collect new item information from the category managers and vendors.
  • Provide complete data submissions to the global data team, regional space planner, and regional distribution centers.
  • Partner with the global data team to on board new suppliers and maintain compliance documentation.

Promotion Management

  • Co-create promotional plans with regional coordinators, and category managers.
  • Act as primary point of contact for the collection of promotion submissions/agreements from suppliers, regional, and global partners.
  • Maintain up to date internal documentation of past, current, and future promotional events.
  • Manage promotional product allocations, PO creation, and all communication with distributors and stores.
01/2014 to 10/2016 Store Data Specialist Whole Foods Market - Los Angeles Metro | City, STATE,
  • Manage and audit POS and Item data received from hosting system.
  • Facilitate communications between product teams and regional data teams as needed.
  • Perform Weights and Measures compliance audits and report results to the product teams and store leadership.
  • Communicate data discrepancies to the regional data teams.
  • Administer store-level computer software training and assistance.
04/2012 to 12/2013 Store Receiver Whole Foods Market - Woodland Hills | City, STATE,
  • Log and enter invoice data daily. Document product transfers, waste, spoilage, merchandise transfer forms, markdown logs and credit request. Verify each delivery and note all variances on invoice.
  • Give every delivery immediate and undivided attention and assist drivers and vendors with unloading and checking in deliveries.
  • Follow through on all team member questions and requests, and effectively communicate with all team members proper receiving operations.
Expected in 2016 Associate of Arts | Liberal Arts- General Studies Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA GPA:
  • Whole Foods Market Southern Pacific Region Team Member of the Year 2016.
  • Successfully wrote, facilitated, and executed global standard operating procedure for the in store Weights and Measure auditors.
  • Successfully executed the Global "Order To Shelf" initiative in the Southern Pacific Region of Whole Foods.

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