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Senior Procurement Analyst Resume

SUMMARY:

  • 15+ years’ experience in various buying and consulting positions
  • Experience in jewelry, gemstone, designing, material selection and watch products, collaborated with online specials, pricing for sales and inventory planning.
  • Excellent analysis skills; Experience includes product analysis, sales analysis, trend analysis, etc.
  • Excellent noledge of Manhattan System, JD Edward, AS400, NETS, Infor M3, SAP, SAP S/4, SaaS
  • Strategic sourcing experience includes travel to Europe and Asia with strong negotiating skills
  • Analyzed over $200Million in sales/product revenue for Macy’s northern region
  • Excellent communication skills; Experience communicating with outside vendors and procurement to ensure accurate and timely product delivery.
  • Purchase order generation and Open purchase order maintenance
  • Plan promotion; educate team on teh program to drive execution.
  • Experience in luxury accessory buying.
  • E - Commerce Experience.
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, VLookup, Ariba and Money
  • Corel Suite 7: WordPerfect, JD Edwards, Nets, Manhattan IO, Infor M3, SAP
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal relation skills; able to relate with people from diverse background and cultures
  • Highly motivated; work well both independently and as a team
  • Deliver animated conference level presentations with visual aids

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Senior Procurement Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis on market and industry data.
  • Knowledge of current industry trends, market research and Perform rigorous analysis
  • Work with teh buyer to develop savings hypotheses
  • Develop analysis around hypotheses
  • Build insight from teh analysis and provide preliminary findings/recommendations to buyers
  • Often prompt further analysis and take teh initiative to further teh analysis as needed
  • Developed and maintained detailed cost model for categories
  • Developed and maintained data bases on current and future (forecast) internal usage and prices/costs for all items within my assigned categories.
  • Identify and recommend cost savings opportunities identified from both teh internal and market data.
  • Complete templates for category strategy review
  • Locate data and complete templates for category strategy reviewed according to pre-set schedule
  • Communicate relevant market data and inconsistencies of information to buyer
  • Source for new manufactures for new/developed projects.

Senior Buyer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate existing products, customers, seek new merchandise, PO and negotiate for teh best price and quality.
  • Request and evaluate bids, contextualizing products in line with overall brand.
  • Assess and evaluate industry trends, sales, provide analytics and forecast to support decisions using SAP.
  • Continuously looking for new ideas, products and untapped market from different parts of teh world.
  • Define requirements and timing for new merchandise purchasing and distribution.
  • Directly overseeing and managing selections of product and purchase order offering to high-end customers.
  • Managing a team of 1-6 directly reporting to me. Train and motivate buyers to deliver against monthly goals.
  • Work closely with Directors, VP’s & Category Managers to identify and prioritize selection gaps and new vendor opportunities.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional partners to drive projects to completion.
  • Conduct competitive and product category analysis to identify new designers and brands to increase and expand selection across product categories.
  • Negotiate optimal partnership agreements to drive favorable business relationships with new vendors.
  • Partner with Category Management teams to plan efficient & productive trade shows and fashion shows.

Senior Buyer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis over $200Million in revenue across Macy’s North region.
  • Identify product opportunities, trends, and offerings, which will impact teh business and provide results using SAP.
  • Strategic sourcing experience includes travel to Europe and Asia, meeting with manufacturers and various vendors resulting in best company products and cost solutions.
  • Liaise with visual team to ensure that all products are properly on sales floor for optimization. Assist during market with product selection and assortment.
  • Analyze product item costs vs. product sales, sales trends, key items, purchase order, vendor profitability and aged inventory as well as making recommendations for driving improved performance.
  • Performed sales analysis using Excel functions (pivot tables, V-look ups, etc.).
  • Liaise with production and planning teams to ensure availability and teh timely delivery of merchandise.
  • Negotiate with vendors and manufacturers resulting in company cost-savings.
  • Participate in meetings and also responsible for product set up and maintenance.
  • Ensure all markdowns and in store promotions are entered and set up properly in system.
  • Manages teh development of teh vendor matrix.
  • Approves departmental sales and average stock targets.
  • Executes teh flow of teh departmental topside plans by month.
  • Participates in teh review of and approves departmental topside financial plans.
  • Participates in ensuring adherence to teh company’s planning calendar.
  • Furnishes information for and participates in teh financial Business Review.

Senior Buyer and Consulting

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for procuring assigned commodities and services through sourcing, negotiating and contracting.
  • Focuses on developing and administering long-term contracts, sealed bids and other cost savings tools.
  • Promotes teh most TEMPeffective use of Company funds in teh acquisition of goods and services and maintains a high level of ethics in teh execution of teh function.
  • Evaluates market conditions, trends and provides solutions that improve service and reduce cost.
  • Assists in TEMPeffectively developing, communicating and implementing procedures and strategies. Conducts analysis, audits, and reporting related to detailed procurement programs.
  • Corresponds and establishes relationships with suppliers.
  • Provides general support to Director, Corporate Procurement with regard to program administration, research and a variety of projects.
  • Requires teh use of independent judgment in areas like picking fabrics for clothing.
  • Establishes and approves pricing strategy.
  • Evaluates target markup analysis and guidelines and applies appropriately to buying decisions.
  • Recommends and approves item price changes, and ensures that prices changes are input in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates financial impact of price changes.
  • Reviews and provides information for teh timely response to store visit notes.
  • Manages ad in stock on promotional items, and ensures teh communication of in-stock issues to stores.
  • Oversees appropriate product ticketing. Supports visual team in providing store presentation guidance.

Associate Buyer/Buyer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Identify product opportunities, trends, offerings, which will impact teh business and provide results.
  • Liaise with visual team to ensure that all products are properly on sales floor for optimization.
  • Assist during market with product selection, assortment, scout, source “collectibles” and special items for teh stores.
  • Analyze sales trend, key items, vendor profitability and aged inventory as well as making recommendations for driving improved performance liaise with production and planning teams to ensure availability and teh timely delivery of merchandise.
  • Participate in meetings, responsible for product set up and maintenance.
  • Ensure all markdowns and in store promotions are entered and set up properly in system

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