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Purchasing Manager / Buyer
Written by Rene' Hart

JOHN DOE
123 MAIN STREET, ANYTOWN, USA *(941) 555-5555

SENIOR BUYER * PURCHASING AGENT * PURCHASING MANAGER

  • Experienced, results-oriented purchasing professional with exceptional abilities in building/developing internal teams and vendor relationships.

  • Track record of significant achievement, to include reducing costs, improving sales and profits, and developing and improving purchasing programs to meet corporate objectives.

  • Aggressively promoted from retail sales into management ranks of company's corporate headquarters.

  • Consistently recognized for top performance -- earned Top Gun Leadership Award, company Achievement Award, Devotion to Excellence Award (4 years), and Manager of the Year (2 years in a row).

  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Florida; proficient in Excel, Lotus, Windows, and purchasing systems.


Bid Analysis/Capital Acquisitions/Component Analysis/Cost Avoidance/Contract Negotiation/Multi-Site Operations/Order and Requisition Placement/Order Expediting/Price Reductions/Budgeting/Sales Forecasting/Marketing and Promotions/Warehousing and Distribution/Staff Development and Training/Supplier Identification, Selection and Management


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

MAJOR COMPANY, Gainesville, FL1976 to Present
Aftermarket Auto Parts and Accessories Retailer 530+ Stores in 6 Southeastern States $447M Annual Sales

SENIOR BUYER (1996), BUYER (1991), KEY MANAGER (1983), STORE MANAGER (1981), ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER (1980)

  • Direct purchasing operations and staff, supervising procurement of 60% ($200M) of total company purchases.

  • Developed source agreements that contributed to increased profits by standardizing contracts and improving purchasing programs.

  • Negotiate long-term agreements and programs with key vendors, generating $3M in annual savings.

  • Researched, developed, and launched 3 private label programs, increasing sales and profits by offering consumers more cost effective products with higher profit margins -- achieved $500K in first-year sales.

  • Discovered $300K in stolen Distribution Center merchandise and prosecuted culpable employee.

  • After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, coordinated relief efforts and assisted Miami teams in fast recovery of South Florida stores during critical time for company, which had just gone public. Achieved reopening of all 26 stores the day after the storm devastated the area.

  • Reviewed all hard (replacement) parts required for 1991 opening of first depot store, a concept store that facilitated testing of wider inventory width before increasing standard store inventories.

  • Coordinated significant products buyout from bankrupt vendor in 1990, garnering additional $3M company profit.

  • Devised method to recoup company losses on engine sales. Evaluated existing engine costs, conducted competitor price comparison, and implemented 2% markup to recover lost dollars.

  • Mentored progression of 30+ junior buyers and management staff through one-on-one training.

  • Line Review Committee Chairman (1985 to 1990); Chairman of the Junior Board of Directors (1980 to 1981).

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
Bachelor of Arts -- Business Administration / Marketing

Stephen Covey ... The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Dale Carnegie ... Customer Relations and Personnel Development / Effective Speaking and Human Relations

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Automotive Parts and Accessories Association ... Next Generation Club


Rene' Hart, Executive Director of First Impressions Resume and Career Development Services, is a Certified Professional Resume Writer recognized for her contributions to many of today's top career publications. Contact Rene' toll free at 1-877-573-7863, e-mail her at ReneHart@aol.com, or visit her web site at www.ResumesForSuccess.com.

 

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