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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


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


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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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


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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