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Buyer

Experienced

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

  • Distributed 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.
  • Analyzed 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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Assistant buyer

Experienced

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

  • Coordinated proposals, contracts, and purchase orders with over 20 vendors and suppliers.
  • Ordered up to $300,000 in materials and supplies each month, proactively replenishing inventory to avoid shortages and delays.
  • Obtained and evaluated 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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Purchasing manager

Experienced

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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Purchasing agent

Entry level

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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Buyer

Senior

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

  • Evaluated bid proposals, generating at least $5M in annual savings by negotiating offers and contract terms.
  • Developed and executed contract strategy, achieving 10% cost reduction goals year over year by selecting contracts for renewals and cancellations.
  • Generated spending reports and present them quarterly to VPs.
  • Interviewed, hired, and trained new buyers, with 2 receiving promotions within their 1st year.
  • Served 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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Assistant buyer

Entry level

Responsible for selecting inventory for sale and display in retail store. Tracked sales trends to adapt to market demands.

  • Surveyed customers to determine purchasing habits and consumer needs.
  • Observed and evaluated sales trends in industry and adapted accordingly.
  • Resolved issues with product suppliers.
  • Evaluated purchase orders for quality and sustainability.
  • Worked with supply chain management to track orders for efficient delivery of products.
  • Recorded and filed closed purchase orders.
  • Managed the replenishment of products to ensure adequate supply.
  • Researched marketplace for pricing changes and availability of products.
  • Followed established practices to gather quotes.

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Purchasing manager

Entry level

Oversaw the purchase of products through vendors and evaluated products for selling to consumers. Negotiated and followed through on contracts with suppliers.

  • Tracked and saved purchases using procurement software.
  • Scheduled meetings with to discuss budgeting, sales, and acquisitions.
  • Abided by company policies and procedures.
  • Renewed and closed supplier contracts based on performance.
  • Developed an operating budget for processing shipments.
  • Ensured current inventory met supply and demand protocols.
  • Assisted staff members with product sourcing and onsite testing of products.
  • Traveled to international locations to interview prospective suppliers.
  • Performed cost benefit analysis and reported findings to upper management.

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Purchasing agent

Senior

Oversaw purchases with overseas vendors and monitored deliveries to ensure timely deliveries. Scouted geographic regions for new potential suppliers and negotiated contracts for affordable shipments.

  • Reduced shipping costs by 30% through sustainable solutions.
  • Improved retention rates by 18%.
  • Enforced company policies and procedures.
  • Managed inventory through procurement software and spreadsheets.
  • Followed up on backorders.
  • Evaluated supplier performance and renewed contracts with overperforming suppliers.
  • Devised improved tracking systems to better monitor inventory.
  • Recorded and filed receipts.
  • Reported to management issues with shipping delays and lost and damaged shipments.
  • Trained, mentored, and supervised junior level purchasing agents.

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Buyer

Experienced

Reduced annual business expenses by 20% over 2-year timeframe by proactively managing inventory and vendor relations. Balanced daily operational oversight with process innovation to streamline efficiency.

  • Liaised with vendors and business partners to secure beneficial purchasing contracts.
  • Conducted routine inventory audits to prevent tracking errors and eliminated unnecessary spending.
  • Spearheaded monthly and yearly inventory orders.
  • Maintained interdepartmental communications to maintain accurate inventory tracking efforts.

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Assistant buyer

Experienced

Responsible for liaising with vendors, determining the terms and conditions of purchases, and evaluating sales of products. Identified company needs based on supply and demand.

  • Interviewed suppliers and merchants to determine the quality and availability of products.
  • Inspected products to be purchased for defects and inconsistencies.
  • Tracked budget and revenue and reported results to supervisors.
  • Monitored inventory teams to ensure delivery of products have been fulfilled.
  • Trained sales teams in the department of inventory management.
  • Tracked foreign exchange rates when working with international suppliers.
  • Compared price quotations of vendors to determine the most cost-effective delivery methods.

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