Purchasing; Inventory Control; Warehouse Operations; Data Entry; - War
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Purchasing; Inventory Control; Warehouse Operations; Data Entry; Resume

Desired Industry: Warehouse/Inventory SpiderID: 29887
Desired Job Location: Seattle, Washington Date Posted: 11/12/2009
Type of Position: Other Availability Date: immediate
Desired Wage: 40-60
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: Yes

To obtain a position in which I can utilize skills, past experience and expertise to meet and exceed company goals and expectations.


Purchasing-Procurement ; Distribution-Shipping; Restaurant-Food Service; Supply Chain Management; Vendor Management; Vendor Negotiation Skills; Contract Negotiation; Inventory Control; Forecasting; Market Monitoring


Azteca Mexican Restaurants Seattle,WA
11 1994 - 1 2008
Director of Purchasing
Began as Administrative Assistant responsible for data entry of unit orders which generated invoices and pick slips, data entry of inventory counts, general administrative duties. Assisted Accounts Payable department coding invoices (GL) and data entry.

Promoted to Director of Purchasing, responsible for operations of warehouse/distribution facility and purchasing for national restaurant chain. In 2003 initiated and implemented change of distribution responsibilities to a national broad line distributor. Duties included:

Inventory Control
-Hiring, Training, Safety, Equipment/Fleet/Employee Management
-Generated usage reports by product; individual unit; cost reports; savings reports; valuation reports; categorized item reports
-Vendor/supply sourcing and monitoring
-Quality Control
-Contract Negotiations, including utilization of vendor resources in order to obtain further cost savings (rebate programs, deviations, forward buying, commodity short/long term agreements, marketing/promo monies)
-Monitored performance of suppliers and distributors. Communicated with accounting departments to ensure price, contract conditions accuracy, proper credits applied, receipt of recompense and/or promo monies
-Communicated with Corporate Chef, Director of Operations, Area Managers, individual unit General Managers, Kitchen Managers, Marketing Department and Human Resources implementing changes, actions as needed
-Identified and communicated with R&D sources for proprietary menu item needs
-Implemented presentation and distribution of new items
-Identification of supply/demand and seasonal availability, trends, implementation of strategic purchasing practices to ensure continuous positive inventory levels and cost control
-Developed substitution flexibilities

Achievements include: Changes in supply chain achieving an average $1,000,000 annual recompense and $600,000-$1,000,000 invoice savings. Developed supply chain which provided cost savings with 75% of the total number individual inventory items. Maintained COGS (cost of goods) below corporate acceptable 31% (average 23%). Reduced warehouse operation costs by implementing procedures/changes in employee responsibilities (cut overtime hours by 50%), implemented procedures to cut inventory shrinkage due to employee theft. Avoided shrinkage due to damage, spoilage.


Order Processing (Accounting & Auditing Field of Study) Solomon Training (currently known as Microsoft Dynamics SL), The Durst Group, Inc. (Completion certificate-6/.06 CPE/CEU Credits)
D.O.T. Supervisor Training (score 93%)
How to Organize, Regulate, and Tighten Inventory Control, Keye Productivity Division of AMA
The Art of Negotiation, seminar series, Seattle
Nominated and listed in the Cambridge Who’s Who publication

ISM (Institute for Supply Management)
NAPM (National Association of Purchasing Management)

Procurement; Oversee/manage inventory control processes and warehouse operations; manage day-to-day operations; plan/forecast for multiple facilities; conduct/oversee negotiations; drive down costs; coordinate among cross functional groups; development of operational policies and procedures; management of inbound/outbound operations; monitor and oversee warehouse productivity; inspect receivables; resolve payment issues; verify packing slips/invoices; monitory delivery statistics; develop/manage supplier relationships; implement cost control strategies; source/select products

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