Senior Buyer Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • Career encompasses 10+ years business professional with excellent management skills, customer service, inventory analysis and budget development experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of methods and techniques of automation, research statistical analysis and report preparation.
  • Ability to solve difficult and complex problems involving systems and procedures.
  • Readily accept new challenges and highly conscientious in the planning, follow-through on the development and organization of new projects.
  • Easily interact and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with individuals of all levels of the organization and public.
  • Articulate communicator with interpersonal skills. The ability to supervise, motivate and train others through leadership modeling and consensus building. Noted by customers, management, and staff as ethical, intelligent, and hardworking.
  • Accounting, Researching
  • Acquisitions, RFP
  • Administrative, Sales
  • Streamline, Shipping
  • ADP, Strategic
  • Catalogs, Telephone
  • Competitive, Unique
  • Concept, Vendor Relations
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Delivery
  • Documentation
  • Email
  • Filing
  • Forecasting
  • Forms
  • Government
  • International business
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory
  • Legal
  • Market
  • Materials
  • Access
  • Weapons
  • Monitors
  • Negotiations
  • Negotiating
  • Oracle
  • Organizational
  • Personnel
  • Policies
  • Pricing
  • Process improvement
  • Processes
  • Procurement
  • Proposals
  • Purchasing
  • Receiving
  • Research
11/2016 to Current Senior Buyer Chromalloy Gas Turbine | Az, AZ,
  • Manage and direct all aspects of the operation of the software procurement division; including staff and procurement programs processes and activities.
  • Oversees the procurement and invoice process for all software goods and services.
  • Assure the Software Commodity is in compliance with the company’s procurement guidelines that depicts good business practice and ethical standards.
  • Lead transactional purchasing of sophisticated, multi-dollar volume of goods and services to support software needs within the company.
  • Ensure procurement of all goods and services are in compliance with Company’s policies and procedures, good business practices and ethical standards.
  • Develop and supervise key strategic vendor relationships to maximize competition for both internal and external customers.
  • Collaborate with Accounting personnel to ensure invoices are paid in a timely manor.
  • Review documents and analyze reports of supply chains relative to yearly consumables and associated purchasing transactions.
  • Manages strategic and tactical sourcing, supplier negotiations, supplier contracting, supplier on-boarding, and ongoing supplier management.
  • Perform as key advisor to management by analyzing annual spend and providing recommendations to reduce cost.
  • Assist with proposals and complex bids by analyzing historical purchases to guarantee competitive pricing from suppliers.
  • Identifies trends, potential growth opportunities and areas of concern; develops and monitors action plans for the software commodity.
  • Ensure pricing, contract terms and conditions on purchasing transactions are consistent with agreements.
  • Identifies trends, potential growth opportunities and areas of concern; develops and monitors action plans for the software commodity.
  • Oversee the approval process relating to sales and inventory for the software commodity.
  • Develops and performs analysis of current procurement processes.
  • Create recommendations that will streamline the current processes and procedures that will reduce redundancy and increase efficiency.
  • Responds to inquiries and provides assistance in prompt, friendly, and professional manner.
  • Oversees procurement organization; including Buyers and offshore team by receiving departmental requests, assigning task to appropriate staff members, reviewing work products, providing policy and procedural guidance as necessary.
  • Manage /Life Cycle of software products and services.
  • Collaborate with key procurement professionals and company managers to identify product changes, cost savings and other opportunities within the on-line catalogs and spot market.
  • Member of process improvement committee for the Procurement Department: coordinate participation from internal customers to assist with analyzing and evaluating current process and procedures, and provide recommendations that reduces contract turnaround time and ensures appropriate use of resources that will eliminate non-value to the Procurement Department.
  • Review and redline supplier’s EULA Agreements Onboarded Vendors including issuing Vendor Questionnaire.
  • Assess questionnaire to ensure required information is provided by the supplier.
  • Review endusers request to purchase products and or services.
  • Evaluate the vendor to ensure they are compliant with Federal regulations.
  • Thorough background check of the suppliers….
  • Create Vendor Scorecards to identify suppliers security risk to the company.
  • Collaborate with ADP’s Security department to initiate vendor assessment.
  • Record findings from assessment.
  • Exploratory Discussions/MNDA Proof of Concept/ Evaluation Contract Request for Proposed Vendors Standard request to purchase products/service and the vendor Access Agreement Partner with internal stakeholders to issue RFPs, evaluate alternative solutions, negotiate contracts.
  • Ensure Procurement processes are aligned with objectives and are in compliance with company policies.
  • Collaborate with procurement team; including Contracts, legal, Vendor Assurance personnel to establish requirements and meet vendor selection criteria.
  • Executed and implemented strategic supplier management activities.
  • Execute and record cost savings and avoidance initiatives.
  • Collaborating, communicating and partnering with peers and internal stakeholders to ensure procurement programs, strategies, policies and procedures are aligned with the organization’s mission.
07/2014 to 11/2016 Director of Purchasing Accor Hotels | Miramar Beach, FL,
  • Highlights: Oversees and directs Buyers in the execution of sourcing, procurement activities for Global Procurement of goods and services for domestic and International business requirements.
  • Assist the Purchasing team by providing knowledge and experience in sourcing, contract and the negotiating of cost and lead times for complex high-value and unique goods and services.
  • Ensures goods are being purchased according to the Federal, State and Local laws.
  • Oversees Buyer’s work load to ensure they are assisting Category Managers, Sales, Accounting and Warehouse personnel on critical issues; including, availability of goods, resources, defects, pricing, shipping and receiving discrepancies along with warranty claims.
  • Evaluate company’s performances and implement Department policy and procedures.
  • Oversee the tracking of open and closed Purchase Orders.
  • Oversee Buyers’ accounts to ensure orders comply with contract requirements including special handling, pricing and delivery dates.
  • Correspond with Buyers to ensure customers and suppliers are receiving requested information in a timely manner.
  • Review and approve large dollar Purchase Orders and Purchase Order modifications based on contracts and vendor’s terms and conditions.
  • Research Federal and State RFP and RFQ to identify current sales opportunities.
  • Assist with negotiating pricing and credit terms with Partner and Preferred vendors.
  • Prepare technical specifications and terms and conditions for the acquisition of goods and services.
  • Analyze KPIs to assist with forecasting of non-inventory and inventory items.
  • Based on results, identify needs to add and/or increase stock levels to improve vendor lead times and receive additional product discounts.
  • Brief personnel on routine operations, special assignments and high priority orders.
  • Assist departments with requirements, including contact funding, quotes, availability of goods, establishing terms and conditions for the acquisition of goods and services.
  • Collaborate with Department Managers to identify gaps within current procedures, and implement efficient solutions to help streamline processes and maximize company’s performance.
  • Ensures employees and managers are familiar with current and new purchasing requirements.
  • Coordinate product training for the sales team.
  • Partner with Vendor Relations to build and manage Vendor/Supplier relationships.
  • Attend trade show events to establish new business opportunities and stay informed of new products.
  • Implemented and manage sample inventory of goods: developed an inventory management program to monitor sample inventory levels; including conducting weekly cycle counts of inventory.
  • Accomplishments:.
  • Assisted with the implementation of a Purchasing Department.
  • Implemented Sales and Purchasing Policies and Procedures that successfully tracks orders from the initial order to the completion of delivery.
  • Created a Vendor Setup package.
  • Developed a Purchase Order and Contract tracking sheet to monitor estimated ship dates, tracking numbers, prepayments for all open and closed orders.
  • Created employee incentive and bonus programs.
02/2012 to 07/2014 Defense Acquisition Agent ADS | City, STATE,
  • Managed the acquisition procedures for Government contracts.
  • Assisted with the procurement of defense products; including, weapons technology services and equipments.
  • Researched the availability of goods and services.
  • Provided assistance with procedures and assisted with questions and concerns regarding lead times and product availability.
  • Built relationships with vendors to achieve compliance with federal state and city regulations.
  • Procured and planned acquisitions for standard or specialized items, services, and/or construction contracts where specifications have become standardized and established.
  • Reviewed requisition package for adequacy, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements.
  • Reviewed procurement requests for materials and services, technical specifications and other administrative documentation.
  • Performed prices/cost analyses and resolved pricing discrepancies, over/under shipments and erroneous freight charges with the appropriate departments.
  • Collaborated with prospective vendors via telephone, email, or in person to establish the most favorable terms.
  • Monitored open purchase orders and contracts for compliance with delivery schedules, performance and other terms via Oracle.
  • Notified sales team on any delayed orders or other factors affecting contract requirements.
  • Compiled data and prepares reports on such things as purchase order discrepancies, past due purchase order/contracts.
  • Advised and assisted management on methods and procedures that helps streamline dated processes that were in place.
07/2010 to 07/2014 Inventory Data Control Specialist ADS | City, STATE,
  • Highlights: Maintained company’s inventory system by researching and adjusting discrepancies.
  • Assisted in fulfilling purchasing request by ensuring the system meets vendor’s recommendation; including cost, compliance and product description.
  • Analyzed and proposed ways to improve organization structure, efficiency and profits.
  • Analyzed weekly reports to discover discrepancies.
  • Collaborated with various departments to identify resource requirements and systems strength’s and weaknesses.
  • Maintained inventory accuracy and recommended changes to operations.
  • Compared reports to ensure accuracy of all parts.
  • Reviewed forms and reports and conferred with management and users about format, distribution and purpose, and identified problems and improvements.
  • Ensured items are acquire based on the FAR/DFARs and “Buy American” provisions.
  • Developed and implemented management programs for filing, protection and retrieval of records.
  • Collaborated with vendors and outside professional agencies to verify product information.
  • Updated company’s intranet page to ensure information remained active and current for company’s usage.
  • Documented finding of study and prepared recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures or organizational changes and presented statistical data to upper managements.
Education and Training
Expected in 2017 Certification Sourcing Management Online | SIG University, , GPA:
Expected in 2010 M.S | Management/Homeland Security University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD​ GPA:
GPA: 3.67
Expected in 2003 B.S | Criminal Justice University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess, Anne, MD GPA:
GPA: 3.0
Expected in 2001 A.A | Liberal Arts Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY GPA:
References: ​Available upon request

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School Attended
  • SIG University
  • University of Maryland University College
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Senior Buyer
  • Director of Purchasing
  • Defense Acquisition Agent
  • Inventory Data Control Specialist
  • Certification Sourcing Management Online
  • M.S
  • B.S
  • A.A

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