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Procurement Manager Resume



  • Use skills and abilities in Purchasing and Procurement to meet objectives
  • Meeting management
  • Time management
  • Work well in a high - pressure environment
  • Work independently as well as in teams
  • Strength in areas of planning, problem solving and communication
  • Quickly learn procedures and methods
  • Self-starter, goal-oriented strategist whose confidence, perseverance and vision promote success
  • Professional demeanor
  • Self-motivated and assertive
  • Excellent with communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Extensive experience with customer service


  • Microsoft Great Plains System Access
  • E3 Buying System Excel
  • MS Word EATEC purchasing system
  • Lawson Buying/Financial System Locator Inventory System
  • Lotus Notes Microsoft Outlook
  • Order Management System (OMS) Crystal Reports
  • On Demand Invoicing System



Procurement Manager


  • Oversee day to day operations of purchasing department
  • Manage several employees in purchasing and inventory
  • Implement policies and procedures for purchasing
  • Manage purchasing cost for company annually
  • Developed a check and balance for department
  • Seek cost reductions based on market conditions: oils, flours and frozen foods
  • Offer same or like ingredients as a costing savings
  • Lead procurement sourcing for raw and key ingredients
  • Support production and sales with co-manufacturing projects
  • Approve PO's for payment
  • Lead on-boarding process for new vendors
  • Deal with supply chain issues
  • Work with Accounts Payable on outstanding payments
  • Hold meetings with suppliers
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for key suppliers
  • Collection ingredient documents before use in production: COA and Spec Sheets
  • Support R&D on new projects
  • Work with maintenance on equipment and tooling purchasing
  • Liaison between key suppliers and internal departments
  • Assisted Quality Assurance with getting company SQF (Safety Quality and Food) complied
  • Work with cost sheets related to recipes
  • Implemented inventory system
  • Worked on special projects as needed

Confidential, WA

Procurement Specialist/National Sourcing Lead


  • Lead sourcing for R&D team, identifing new ingredients and packaging used in Starbuck’s national chill lunch program
  • Source ingredients through current suppliers and new suppliers as needed
  • Manage co-packers for private label programs
  • Validate that co-packers and/or suppliers are certified in Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) or British Retail Consortium (BRC)
  • Handled new vendors through the on-boarding process
  • Owned all aspects of vendor relationships: meetings, customer service and supply chain
  • Negotiate purchase volumes and pricing agreements
  • Develope unique and custom ingredients with co-manufacturers: frozen food items, yogurt, cheese and crackers
  • Develope unique packaging with suppliers: bistro box, panini carton and sandwich packaging
  • Worked with QA to get company Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified
  • Work with 15 FFG owned kitchens that co-manufacturer, to insure set up of supply chain for ingredients
  • Set up supply chain through traditional and alternative distribution networks to support FFG kitchens
  • Send request for price (RFP) and request for quote (RFQ)
  • Lead group meetings with internal and external personnel
  • Subscribed to several industry publications
  • Attend trade shows

Confidential, Seattle, WA

Direct Buyer/Programs Buyer/Retail Programs Coordinator/Assistant Buyer and Catagory


  • Manage Direct Buying of PO’s
  • Approve invoices for payment
  • Reconciled bill back accounts
  • Work with vendors to obtain product information, price, and delivery schedule
  • Manage inventories
  • Back up buyer for Grocery, Cigarettes and Dairy
  • Deal with multiple levels of employees and management
  • Expedite delivery of goods to users
  • Electric ordering systems

Confidential. Seattle Division

Clerk Multiple Jobs/Accounts Payable


  • Handled payables for direct store delivery purchases
  • Managed dairy and frozen foods departments
  • Checked out customers
  • Handled cash and credit transactions
  • Train others in stocking and bagging techniques
  • Verify price of grocery items in question against price of items in stock

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