sr buyer resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Strategic Senior Buyer with 7 years of experience in securing outstanding deals with the best overall value by negotiating with suppliers. Accomplished in negotiating terms and pricing to meet company purchasing objectives. Successful in maximizing budget spending and consistently reviewing purchasing department processes to make improvements. Talented Senior Buyer with a strong background in making cost-effective purchasing decisions and implementing the procurement process. Accomplished in conducting exhaustive research on potential suppliers, analyzing bid information and making purchases based on pricing and value. Expert in fostering excellent professional relationships and building a network of top suppliers.

  • Product procurement
  • Supplier negotiations
  • Leadership
  • Researching goods
  • Vendor relationship management
  • Price structuring
  • Inventory management skills
  • Team building
  • Organization
  • Team management
  • Customer service
  • Invoice generation
  • Supervision
  • Relationship development
  • Process improvement
  • Communications
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Planning and coordination
  • Operational improvement
  • Procurement documentation
  • Competitive sourcing
Sr. Buyer, 07/2015 - Current
Bd (Becton, Dickinson And Company) Ontario, CA,
  • Led sourcing projects to ensure on-time delivery of purchased materials.
  • Purchased [Product type] valued at approximately $[Number].
  • Oversaw purchasing department by supervising staff and training new employees.
  • Documented vital procurement information and updates in [Software].
  • Audited supplier facilities for processes and quality.
  • Saved around [Number]% annually by shrewdly negotiating supplier pricing.
  • Accurately outlined terms, conditions, delivery deadlines and pricing in purchase orders.
  • Planned and purchased high-value [Product type].
  • Managed domestic and overseas suppliers by performing [Timespan] business reviews and coordination of orders.
  • Targeted most compatible suppliers through careful research and [Task].
  • Reduced cost of sourcing projects by [Number]% average through market mitigation, demand management and negotiations.
  • Decreased sourcing costs through negotiation and demand management.
  • Sourced unique items and built relationships with vendors able to reliably deliver high-quality goods.
  • Negotiated preferred terms and conditions for company to achieve significant savings.
  • Received and reviewed department supply requisitions and placed appropriate orders based on need and available funds.
  • Collaborated with management to assess materials needs and look for improved options to better meet changing demands.
  • Work with both new and existing suppliers on all types of RFXs.
  • Collaborated with newly acquired and existing suppliers on various types of RFX's.
  • Negotiated optimal product and service rates and terms to align with corporate budget.
  • Sought out and evaluated vendors, negotiated prices and completed contracts.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to meet customer requirements and market demands.
SAP Coordinator, 10/2011 - 07/2015
Ashland Chemical Company Kearny, NJ,
  • Improved job tasks and mentored junior team members on best practices and standards.
  • Provided effective resolutions to issues and escalated problems with knowledgeable support and quality service.
  • Analyzed intricate server issues and supported large enterprise and business-critical applications.
  • Consulted users to determine areas in need of improvement.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
Sr. Billing Specialist, 08/2005 - 10/2011
Coupa Software Detroit, MI,
  • Created receiving reports and updated vendor balance sheets to record accounts payable.
  • Charged expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice and expense reports.
  • Trained new team members on company policies and accounting systems to keep team operations productive and efficient.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Expedited payments by verifying accuracy and currency of vendor information.
Education and Training
Auto Tech: Autobody Technology, Expected in 12/2012
Southern Crescent Technical College - Griffin, GA
Status -
BBA: Business Administration, Expected in 06/2003
DeVry University - Decatur, Ga,
Status -

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School Attended

  • Southern Crescent Technical College
  • DeVry University

Job Titles Held:

  • Sr. Buyer
  • SAP Coordinator
  • Sr. Billing Specialist


  • Auto Tech
  • BBA

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