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Floral specialist/ floral buyer Resume


Desired Industry: Purchasing/Buyers SpiderID: 68402
Desired Job Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 4/26/2013
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage: 80000
U.S. Work Authorization: No
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
A results driven, hardworking and
capable procurement manager with a track
record of significantly reducing costs
and also improving a companies processes
and corporate purchasing programs.
Having a proven ability to ensure that a
company enjoys a competitive edge when
compared to their competitors by
securing the best quality, price and
terms from suppliers. Always delivering
results against strategic objectives,
whilst working within the organisations
core values and beliefs.
Now looking for a new and challenging
managerial position, one that will make
best.
use of existing abilities and knowledge
and also further my career and
professional development.
 Establishing effective operating
policies, lean initiatives and
processes.
 Comprehensive understanding &
experience of purchasing strategies and
also inventory management.
 Regularly achieving cost saving
targets.
 Resourceful and well organized.
 Extensive knowledge of purchase
order systems and related software.
 Deep understanding of the
principles of vendor management.
 Ability to manage multiple
priorities.
 Excellent analytical, critical
thinking, and strategic skills.


Experience:
Agricultural/ livestock business
administrator, graduated from the
University of La Salle, Medellin,
Colombia, ( university degree ),Master
degree in floral design , P.h.D in
sales and marketing science graduated
from the Tokyo university and Nagoya
School of design ( Japan )
Director of procurement and
Logistics- south America, INTERNATIONAL
FLORAL EXCHANGE/ FLORAL DADDY,
PROGRESSIVE FLORAL COMPANY. New Jersery.
USA
• Monitor of customer’s orders
with the best quality flowers at
predetermined purchase price as agreed
by Growers
• Purchasing strategy
• Supply chain management
• Negotiations with all the
vendors
• Responsible for order
fulfillment and supplier performance
• Continuously monitoring,
evaluating and improving supplier
performance.
• Order fulfillment
• Projecting inventory levels.
• Monitoring delivery times to
ensure they are on time.
• Understand customer’s needs
• Developing sourcing strategies.
• Regularly contacting vendors to
renegotiate prices
• Keeping all vendors programs
current and accurate.
• Find Substitution for grower
rejection
• Insure Booking coincides with
expected shipping information
• All orders must be complete if
necessary, find Last minute substitution
for product
• Track and manage shipments from
grower to Miami and potentially new
ports of entry
• Coordinate delayed shipment with
cargo agencies and act as a liaison
providing updated shipment
arrivals/departures
• Train and demonstrate growers to
our new software, provide assistance to
their business practice.
• Provide new solutions to
management
•
Grower Relationship
• Create new and protect all
relations with growers from Medellin,
Bogota, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala,
Kenya
•
• Establish new grower
relationship negotiate prices with
grower
• Find new, reliable, quality and
best value growers in South America and
Ecuador that meet customer standards
both in quality and cost
• Develop a strong and
professional relationship with all
growers, we are striving to be the go to
company for our growers
• Provide Market report
• Develop Grower PUSH ITEM list.
• Sell product direct from the
farm to large targeted customers.
• Become sales agent for growers
in Colombia and Ecuador.
Train farms on bouquet assembly ( hand
tied ).



SALES:
Participated in sales and marketing
functions C.I. Flores Montijo and
C.I. Floramil y CIA. SCS.
Led business development and marketing
efforts wich expanded the customer base
and introduced products into special
markets ( bouquets, floral arrangements,
tinted poms, tinted filler, tinted
greens, scented bouquets, consumer
bunches, bride design )
Conducted market research, identified
emerging trends and introduced marketing
strategies.
Created trade shows, attended trade
shows and promoted products
DESIGN DESCRIPTION:
• Trained staff in sales, customer
service, product knowledge, floral
arrangements, and merchandising.
• Negotiated with overseas vendors
to obtain flowers and supplies at the
lowest cost availability
• Purchased inventory on bulk and
in advanced to meet customer supply and
demand during peak seasons.
• Established a loyal business and
strong community presence with consumers
and businesses.
• Ensured the on-time preparation
and delivery of large orders.
• Design Everyday and seasonal
bouquet and arrangement collection for
big companies in USA and Canada
• Conferring with clients
regarding price and type of bouquet and
arrangement
• Planning bouquet and arrangement
according client΄s requirements, using
knowledge of design and properties of
materials, or select appropriate
standard design pattern.
Coordinated with web staff to develop e-
commerce logistics
Contributed to he implementation of
promotional programs that optimized
revenue levels in saturated markets


CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Handled client relationship management
functions, which included promoting
enduring relationships with a diverse
clientele
Cultivated positive and enduring
relationships with customer


Director of procurement and
Logistics- south America, INTERNATIONAL
FLORAL EXCHANGE/ FLORAL DADDY,
PROGRESSIVE FLORAL COMPANY. New Jersery.
USA
• Monitor of customer’s orders
with the best quality flowers at
predetermined purchase price as agreed
by Growers
• Purchasing strategy
• Supply chain management
• Negotiations with all the
vendors
• Responsible for order
fulfillment and supplier performance
• Continuously monitoring,
evaluating and improving supplier
performance.
• Order fulfillment
• Projecting inventory levels.
• Monitoring delivery times to
ensure they are on time.
• Understand customer’s needs
• Developing sourcing strategies.
• Regularly contacting vendors to
renegotiate prices
• Keeping all vendors programs
current and accurate.
• Find Substitution for grower
rejection
• Insure Booking coincides with
expected shipping information
• All orders must be complete if
necessary, find Last minute substitution
for product
• Track and manage shipments from
grower to Miami and potentially new
ports of entry
• Coordinate delayed shipment with
cargo agencies and act as a liaison
providing updated shipment
arrivals/departures
• Train and demonstrate growers to
our new software, provide assistance to
their business practice.
• Provide new solutions to
management
•
Grower Relationship
• Create new and protect all
relations with growers from Medellin,
Bogota, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala,
Kenya
•
• Establish new grower
relationship negotiate prices with
grower
• Find new, reliable, quality and
best value growers in South America and
Ecuador that meet customer standards
both in quality and cost
• Develop a strong and
professional relationship with all
growers, we are striving to be the go to
company for our growers
• Provide Market report
• Develop Grower PUSH ITEM list.
• Sell product direct from the
farm to large targeted customers.
• Become sales agent for growers
in Colombia and Ecuador.
Train farms on bouquet assembly ( hand
tied ).



SALES:
Participated in sales and marketing
functions C.I. Flores Montijo and
C.I. Floramil y CIA. SCS.
Led business development and marketing
efforts wich expanded the customer base
and introduced products into special
markets ( bouquets, floral arrangements,
tinted poms, tinted filler, tinted
greens, scented bouquets, consumer
bunches, bride design )
Conducted market research, identified
emerging trends and introduced marketing
strategies.
Created trade shows, attended trade
shows and promoted products
DESIGN DESCRIPTION:
• Trained staff in sales, customer
service, product knowledge, floral
arrangements, and merchandising.
• Negotiated with overseas vendors
to obtain flowers and supplies at the
lowest cost availability
• Purchased inventory on bulk and
in advanced to meet customer supply and
demand during peak seasons.
• Established a loyal business and
strong community presence with consumers
and businesses.
• Ensured the on-time preparation
and delivery of large orders.
• Design Everyday and seasonal
bouquet and arrangement collection for
big companies in USA and Canada
• Conferring with clients
regarding price and type of bouquet and
arrangement
• Planning bouquet and arrangement
according client΄s requirements, using
knowledge of design and properties of
materials, or select appropriate
standard design pattern.
Coordinated with web staff to develop e-
commerce logistics
Contributed to he implementation of
promotional programs that optimized
revenue levels in saturated markets


CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Handled client relationship management
functions, which included promoting
enduring relationships with a diverse
clientele
Cultivated positive and enduring
relationships with customer




Education:
Agricultural/ livestock business
administration and marketing
Universidad de La Salle – Medellin,
Colombia 1997
Quality Assurance Specialist
AKASHI TECHNICAL INSTITUTE ( JAPAN )1998
Master degree in Marketing / design
and development of products from
NAGOYA SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND MARKETING (
JAPAN ) 1999
Doctorate in sales and marketing science
and management Ph.D.
UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO- JAPAN BUSINESS
SCHOOL, TOKYO.
Quality Assurance Specialist

COURSES AND SEMINARS:
Japanesse production systems ( JAPAN
1989-1990 )
Quality assurance in Manufacture (
japan 1989 -1990 )
Floral Dyes procedure ( JAPAN 1999 )
Floral trends ( japan 1998)
Upscale bouquet design ( japan 2000 )
Scented bouquets and bride design (
japan 2000 )
Marketing strategies ( japan-2000 )
Cold chain in the cut flowers and
bouquets ( japan 2000 )


Skills:
Floral Dyes procedure consultant , dyes
posthaverst designer ( Flores
Colombianas C.I. ltda. Bogota, Colombia
)
Floral Dyes procedure consultant , dyes
posthaverst designer (Flores de
Oriente, Medellin, colombia ).
Floral Dyes procedure consultant
Bloomstar Bouquet, Canada.
Floral Dyes procedure consultant , Koch
Color, Bennet Colorado, USA.
Floral Dyes procedure consultant. Flores
las nubes, Medellin, colombia
Floral Dyes procedure consultant.
Gardens Flowers, Medellin, Colombia
Floral Dyes procedure consultant. Flores
Equinocciales, Ecuador
Floral Dyes procedure consultant.
Forever Blossom, Miami, Florida. USA. 76
new colors
Booth design and show room performance.
Flowers for kids, Columbus. Ohio. Usa
Show room performance, Flores
Colombianas CI.ltda. Bogota, Colombia.
Show room performance: C.I. FLORAMIL.
Medellin, Colombia .
Bouquet designer: everyday and holiday
collection: CI FLORAMIL, FLORES
MONTIJO,. FLORES COLOMBIANAS, GARDEN
FLOWERS. FLOWERS FOR KIDS,


Additional Information:
•
Grower Relationship
• Create new and protect all
relations with growers from Medellin,
Bogota, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala,
Kenya
•
• Establish new grower
relationship negotiate prices with
grower
• Find new, reliable, quality and
best value growers in South America and
Ecuador that meet customer standards
both in quality and cost
• Develop a strong and
professional relationship with all
growers, we are striving to be the go to
company for our growers
• Provide Market report
• Develop Grower PUSH ITEM list.
• Sell product direct from the
farm to large targeted customers.
• Become sales agent for growers
in Colombia and Ecuador.
Train farms on bouquet assembly ( hand
tied ).


Reference:
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