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Division Buyer Resume

Ludlow, KY

SUMMARY:

  • I am a motivated solution - oriented procurement professional with experience in; negotiating, sourcing, global procurement and process improvements.
  • I am recognized for my drive and service.
  • I have a willingness to learn and explore opportunities for success and growth.
  • A team member who provides leadership and is focused on revenue building, competitive market strategies and customer-service focused.
  • An excellent communicator that successfully negotiates provides excellent service and maintains existing relationships while developing new relationships.
  • Proficient in; JDE, SAP, MS Office, Word, Excel, and the internet.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Division Buyer

Confidential, Ludlow, KY

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for procurement and on time delivery of raw materials and packaging for Fab + Kind Division
  • Manage daily MRP in JDE for multiple production sites and processing requests for domestic and international suppliers.
  • Research markets to strategically alternatively source and to maximize quality, gross profit, competitive costs and on time delivery.
  • Team member for product launches and internal logistic deliveries to contracted co-packer sites
  • Reconcile accounting and inventory discrepancies with accuracy and urgency
  • Provide documentation to internal and external customers to provide information required to inspect quality and logistical deliveries
  • Handle correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and prices and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner as required.
  • Mediate vendor issues such as; rejections, over- shipments, delayed deliveries, shortages and logistical damages
  • Facilitate inventory data changes such as; new vendors, vendor changes, pricing, lead time to deliver and minimum order quantity

Sr. Buyer

Confidential, Cincinnati, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for MRP and reports related data to chemicals and packaging for production requirements.
  • Reported monthly to the business unit on market and industry changes that could affect supplier service and pricing
  • Complete purchase requests with domestic and international suppliers by inputting purchase orders, expediting deliveries, and verifying all transactions.
  • Issue RFQ/RFP and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements
  • To negotiate and develop vendors relationships with the most competitive pricing, quality and consistent order accuracy (saved company $500K)
  • Maintain SAP source list with vendors that have negotiated agreements
  • Handle correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and prices and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner as required.
  • Reviewed supplier performance and issued CAR when required. Provided logistical coordination of material returns
  • Act as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems and expedited service.
  • Maintain accuracy of inventory information including lead-time, pricing and minimum order requirements (reduced on inventory costs with JIT)
  • Team member to worldwide sustainability and product development

Raw Material Planner

Confidential, Cincinnati, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for analyzing MRP daily with a 99 percent successful fulfillment rate for customer demands
  • Experienced in all areas of raw material procurement such as; chemicals (natural and synthetic), alcohols, fresh produce, silo and tanker fulfillment and bulk naturals.
  • Material managed included 800 items located in 42 plants and 170 vendors worldwide
  • Manage logistical arrangements including USDA/customs/FDA clearance.
  • Effectively expedite, cancel orders and alternate source while providing cost reductions.
  • Developed cross departmental teams to provide alternate sourcing which to meet global specifications and provide lean results.
  • Able to establish appropriate inventory level targets using market forecast to meet demands with minimize obsolescence.
  • Experienced in SAP MRP; procurement, transfer system, quality systems including pre-ship sampling and rejections, inventory systems, safety stock, forecasting and inventory management and dietary requirements.

MRO Buyer

Confidential, Cincinnati, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for commercial construction purchases and equipment rentals
  • Managed and reconciled all invoices for; wood, steel, glass, shop supplies and hardware purchases
  • Negotiate service contracts, prepared technical research for special purchases

Buyer

Confidential, Cincinnati, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Established contact reviews, installation agreements and support services
  • Instrumental in implementing vendor program which found $200,000.00 in billing errors and usage of a database system which created a savings $250,000.00

Product Manager

Confidential, Hebron, KY

Responsibilities:

  • Developed and managed Ancillary Product Division. Technically researched markets and sourced to maximize quality and gross profit, competitive costs and on time delivery.
  • Supervised and trained a team which fulfilled "new" procurement orders for domestic and international orders.
  • Performed technical sales support at all domestic and international trade shows and for the sales team customer presentations.
  • Ancillary division team provided nine million dollars in revenue its first year.

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