sales purchasing associate resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Reliable Sales Associate with strengths in inventory management, training and customer service. Friendly, knowledgeable and hard-working team player. Proven success in satisfying sales objectives and securing repeat patronage. Motivational leader and organizational problem-solver with advanced supervisory, team building and customer service skills. Experience stepping into roles and quickly making positive changes to drive company success. Focused on using training, monitoring and morale-building techniques to maximize employee engagement and performance.

  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Documentation and recordkeeping
  • Key account generation
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Client account management
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Sales expertise
  • Team player mentality
  • Listening skills
  • Dispute mediation
  • Reading comprehension skills
  • Product Sales
  • Customer- and service-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
12/2019 to 12/2022 Sales & Purchasing Associate Lee Enterprises, Incorporated | Munster, IN,
  • Handle all customers’ requests for Commercial and Mil spec hardware, determine hardware style and size requirements
  • Engaged customers in friendly, professional dialogue to determine needs.
  • Contact manufacturers and forward drawings and specifications for specialty hardware requests
  • Obtain quotes from fabricators to have bulk quantities of hardware plated , cut down or patched and other customizations to lower overall costs
  • Gather bids from various vendors and suppliers to purchase product for inventory as well as special customer requests
  • Confirm and Process purchase orders
  • Worked with fellow sales team members to achieve group targets.
  • Built and maintained relationships with peers and upper management to drive team success.
  • Adhered to company initiatives and achieved established goals.
12/2010 to 12/2019 Sales & Marketing Executive Jamestown S'klallam Tribe | Sequim, WA,
  • Maintain proactive customer relations with existing customers
  • Run Sales Analysis reports to determine what customers’ monthly needs will be
  • Provide customers with pricing for current parts and products
  • Handle all customer inquiries including questions pertaining to invoicing, incorrect shipments, defective product, returns and return authorizations
  • Offer extra services such as special orders, packaging, labeling, barcoding
  • Contact suppliers to obtain quotes, prices and availability for the purpose of providing estimates to the customer.
  • Main phone contact for all incoming calls from both new and existing customers
  • Follow up with prospects via phone and email
  • Occasional travel to customer locations
  • Attend trade shows and meetings
  • Meet with management regarding inventory and new product offerings.
12/2007 to 12/2010 Architectural Photographer’s Assistant Community Ambulance | Thomaston, GA,
  • Position assisting published architectural photographer on photo shoots
  • Follow up with clients for future photo jobs as well as calls to prospective clients.
  • Meet with clients to discuss Locations, restrictions, requirements and scope of project.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new opportunities.
12/2002 to 12/2007 Certified Sales Consultant GRAND PRIX JEEP CHRYSLER SUBARU | City, STATE,
  • Use Customer Relations skills to assist buyers through the automotive purchase experience
  • Make customers experience more enjoyable and efficient by providing expert knowledge of our products, services and purchase/financing options
  • Maintain Internet lead listings with Cobalt Internet Lead Manager software
  • Follow up with after sales assistance to insure complete customer satisfaction
  • Work with back office personnel on all administrative details
  • Maintain contact with active prospects and make appointments daily
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  • Participate in sales workshops and attend Daimler Chrysler Academy classes to achieve Master
  • Drove sales of company products and services by meeting with customers using strategic and organized approach.
12/1999 to 12/2000 Client Account Specialist DREYFUS CORPORATION | City, STATE,
  • Responsibilities included responding to shareholder inquires and educating investors to help them meet their investment objectives and account maintenance
  • Update shareholders with current portfolio performance and overall market conditions
  • Evaluated the objectives of potential investors and provided leads for our sales department
  • Assist shareholders to access their accounts over the Internet and through the Dreyfus automated phone system
  • Held Series 6 and 63 Licenses
  • Established accounts for new customers and updated existing accounts with current demographic and order information.
12/1984 to 12/1998 Customer Relations Supervisor, Customer Relations Coordinator; Refurbishing Coordinator CANON USA | City, STATE,
  • Identified and resolved difficult consumer problems regionally and nationally
  • This position demanded current knowledge of the latest advances in Canon technology in order to provide expertise on changing product development
  • Trained, monitored and evaluated the daily activities of a staff of 10 customer sales/service representatives
  • Recipient of President’s Spirit Award in recognition of outstanding leadership
  • Acted as liaison between managers, subcontractors, credit managers and sales order departments.
12/1982 to 12/1984 Telephone Technician LONG ISLAND SOUND SYSTEMS | City, STATE,
  • Assisted in refurbishing of telephone equipment
  • On-sight delivery of customer equipment as well as general warehouse duties.
Education and Training
Expected in to to High School Diploma | Farmingdale High School, , GPA:
Expected in to to | Liberal Arts and General Studies Dowling College, Oakdale, NY GPA:

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School Attended

  • Farmingdale High School
  • Dowling College

Job Titles Held:

  • Sales & Purchasing Associate
  • Sales & Marketing Executive
  • Architectural Photographer’s Assistant
  • Certified Sales Consultant
  • Client Account Specialist
  • Customer Relations Supervisor, Customer Relations Coordinator; Refurbishing Coordinator
  • Telephone Technician


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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