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Procure products, materials, and supplies for business operations and individual customer requirements. Work with contractors and subcontractors to allocate materials accordingly. Process MRO requisitions and maintain records of all purchases and deliveries.

  • Coordinate proposals, contracts, and purchase orders with over 20 vendors and suppliers.
  • Order up to $300,000 in materials and supplies each month, proactively replenishing inventory to avoid shortages and delays.
  • Obtain and evaluate quotes from suppliers, working with head buyer to select best offer.
  • Negotiated new contract with vendor, saving company $10,000 annually.
  • Reduced spending on 1 material by identifying new supplier who offered the same quality material at a lower cost.

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Develop and execute sourcing strategy for manufacturing company that produces over 100K products per year across 3 plants. Interface with suppliers and purchasing locations, acquiring all merchandise and equipment for production.

  • Distribute materials and supplies to 3 locations, which collectively support over 2,000 customers and generate $20M in monthly revenue.
  • Awarded 2 long-term contracts to suppliers, locking in prices 20% below market average.
  • Analyze profit and loss margins, making adjustments to achieve revenue goals.
  • Procured over $5M in equipment as part of capital planning project, which increased equipment lifespan by 5 years.
  • Prepared and presented business case for expanding production of specific product, resulting in 30% increase in revenue while costs only increased 10%.

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Strategically source and negotiate contracts with suppliers while aligning purchasing strategy with business partners. Supervise team of 5 assistant buyers covering procurement and purchasing. Report to Director of Purchasing, working closely with leadership on RFIs, RFPs, contract renewals, and new supplier initiatives.

  • Evaluate bid proposals, generating at least $5M in annual savings by negotiating offers and contract terms.
  • Develop and execute contract strategy, achieving 10% cost reduction goals year over year by selecting contracts for renewals and cancellations.
  • Generate spending reports and present them quarterly to VPs.
  • Interview, hire, and train new buyers, with 2 receiving promotions within their 1st year.
  • Serve as point of escalation for all purchasing and procurement issues, working directly with suppliers to quickly resolve delays and other conflicts.

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Purchasing agent

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Provide professional support to division by coordinating complex procurement processes and activities. Ensure purchasing compliance with local, national, and international regulations. Develop requests for proposal (RFPs) and requests for quotes (RFQs) for goods and services. Maintain meticulous records and generate reports for leadership.

  • Process 30-50 small purchase requests (under $500) from business colleagues each month.
  • Update supplier database and implement new metrics to measure supplier performance.
  • Manage vendor registration and bidding processes.
  • Analyze pricing on common goods and develop preferred supplier relationships.
  • Track and manage up to 25 concurrent orders using order management system.

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Purchasing manager


Oversee purchasing for business, including bidding, contract negotiation, and vendor relations. Create bid sheets, monitor work progress, and approve invoices and variance purchase orders. Supervise 5 operations staff. Stay current on industry regulations and trends that affect pricing and logistics.

  • Reconciled over $500,000 in account discrepancies within 2 months of joining.
  • Purchase $200K+ in monthly supplies and schedule supply deliveries to dozens of job sites.
  • Decreased operating costs 30% by implementing new purchasing system.
  • Negotiated new contracts with vendors, saving at least $100,000 annually.
  • Analyze cost codes and maintain prices and quantities within ERP system.

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