and dependable professional with 9 years' expertise seeking a position performing in increasingly demanding roles and
responsibilities within procurement operations. Enthusiastic team player with
exceptional leadership abilities including building positive relationships and
utilizing strong organizational and communication skills in fast-paced work
environments. Respected overachiever recognized for excellent critical
thinking, strategic planning, and delivering the best-in-class service. Core
competencies and qualifications include:
Risk & Mitigation Procedures
Supply Chain Management
Business Strategy & Policy
Senior Buyer02/2013 to CurrentBODEK AND RHODESPHILADELPHIA, PA
Manage Request for Proposals (RFPs) of 2 per year to ensure fair, reasonable, and competitive pricing.
Reviewed and analyzed product costing to guarantee pricing is competitive and in correlation with market trends.
Fostered supplier relationships with core strategic suppliers while ensuring they fit with the overall strategic strategy.
Negotiated payment terms with suppliers to provide additional cash flow.
Executed strategies for responsible category.
Established alignment from internal stakeholders with selected supplier.
Forecasted product volume to improve efficiency of inventory levels across 5 distribution centers.
Resolved price discrepancies from supplier invoices.
Managed open risks in the Risk Opportunity Assessment Database for Success (ROADS) to confirm that risks are carefully monitored and mitigation tasks are created.
Analyzing the business portfolio and identifying cost savings opportunities by performing a spend analysis.
Coordinate and work closely with cross-functional teams.
Supplier rebate negotiations based on overall annual total spend.
Prepare Return to Green (RTG) plans for yellow and red suppliers to ensure a viable recovery plan exists to improve supplier performance.
Optimize cost efficiency and drive company savings by negotiating product costs, terms and conditions of purchase orders, and contracts.
Senior Buyer04/2010 to 01/2012DUNKIN DONUTS NATIONAL DCPNJ
Analyzed pricing of purchase orders and completed Request for Quotes (RFQs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs).
Expedited products on a daily basis to assist with meeting delivery schedules and tight deadlines.
Managed and provided rapid service of grief, stock out, and back orders while reducing the probability of issues and concerns of promotions.
Notified the entire purchasing organization of any changes in pricing due to inflation and market trends.
Handled purchase orders for 30 suppliers within the Mid-Atlantic region of the National DCP system.
Served as a key player of the $100 Million Dunkin Donuts Purchasing Costs Savings Initiative by negotiating pricing agreements and requirement contracts.
Sustained inventory levels in the effort to decrease operational costs within the business.
Senior Buyer01/2010 to 01/2013DUNKIN DONUTS NATIONAL DCPNJ
Manage procurement for packaging while maintaining the lowest total cost and highest quality and service.
Directly responsible for regional spend of $20MM.
Lead the category/supplier segmentation and strategy development efforts.
Assist in category segmentation and developed strategies for all materials to allow for further classification and analysis.
Lead and assisted in RFX efforts and negotiated supply agreements where needed.
Analyzed market trends to formulate purchasing strategies.
Monitor the use of appropriate KPI's to measure and improve the effectiveness the key elements of the procurement organization.
Placed purchase orders (POs) in S2K (National DCP Purchasing System) and verified that PO receipts were confirmed and suppliers were paid in a timely manner.
Negotiated million dollar requirement contracts, including terms and conditions, with suppliers to maximize company savings.
Acted as a liaison between suppliers and other National DCP functions (transportation, accounting, customer service, shipping and receiving, etc.) in order to foster effective communication throughout the company.
Conducted supplier visits, such as information technology departments for testing, in support of milestone events and to monitor progress.
Buyer09/2007 to 04/2010DUNKIN DONUTS NATIONAL DCPNJ
Monitored the movement of promotional products to determine sufficiency of inventory levels across multiple distribution centers.
Handled quality assurance issues with products and elevated appropriate risks.
Coordinated with Accounts Payable to resolve invoice variance problems.
Assessed vendor performances on a monthly basis to ensure robust supply chain partnerships.
Directed and agreed upon pricing and freight rates with suppliers.
Established and maintained relationships with 30 suppliers' sales representatives on average.
Sourced and qualified 15 secondary suppliers as alternative options to utilize when necessary.
Placed purchase orders for over 2,500 Dunkin Donuts shops and confirmed receipt to ensure product delivery.
Education and Training
Bachelors of Business Administration: Marketing5/2007NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITYGREENSBORO, NCMarketing