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Desired Industry: Purchasing/Buyers SpiderID: 77823
Desired Job Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Date Posted: 8/4/2016
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 45000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: No
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Detail-oriented, dedicated, and versatile professional, with extensive experience in supply chain management, inventory control, and business management. Expert at managing and training employees; ensuring efficiency of workflow; and providing quality customer service to both internal and external customers. Capable of coordinating with staff and key stakeholders within fast paced environments. Armed with excellent organization, problem-solving, and communication skills. Well-versed with Microsoft Suite, ERP software, and PeopleSoft general ledger software.


Experience:
WHOLE FOODS MARKET | FORT COLLINS, CO
Bakery and Coffee Bar Buyer Oct 2010–Jul 2014
- Ordered more than 300 bakery products and ingredients from various vendors within a high-volume environment, as well as coordinated all components of products and production for final sale
- Took charge of monitoring merchandising changes every two weeks which involved purchasing according to adjustments, production schedule modifications, and planning for featured sales
- Conducted comprehensive inspections and submitted reports for cost, retail price, ingredient, and minimum weight discrepancies
- Relayed purchase-to-sales ratios, spoilage, and forecast variances through weekly reports
- Coordinated updated sales, out-of-stock products, and merchandising changes on a daily basis
- Accommodated trends and directed the purchase of products to maintain alignment with the changing demands of the community
Career Highlights:
­ Led the coffee and juice bar venue purchasing during the transition to the Bakery Department and facilitated training for the supervisor in taking over the process
­ Succeeded in reducing inventory by transitioning over 50 items into a truck-to-shelf status
­ Rendered assistance to the Rocky Mountain Region for the implementation of a new costing system which led to performance improvement of the Bakery and Prepared Foods departments within the region
­ Spearheaded plans for purchasing, merchandise, and facilitation of numerous holidays, sales change overs, and special events
­ Controlled the weekly budget of the bakery department, ranging from $30K for non-holidays to as high as $50K during holidays

Prepared Foods Supervisor and Team Member Jul 2004–Oct 2010
- Boosted store presence in the market by offering excellent service to a diverse customer base
- Strategically supervised employees in organizing documentation for organic products and rendered support with monthly inventories
- Effectively oversaw the completion of forms to monitor personal responsibility; facilitated monthly meetings; and took part in team member mediation
Career Highlights:
­ Led the development of menus with different ingredients to achieve a favorable margin blend
­ Ensured efficient workflow of the department and accomplished numerous tasks related to department initiatives


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRECISION PRESSURE WASHING | FORT COLLINS, CO
Business Manager Jul 2014–Present
- Wrote and submitted daily profit and loss statements and forecasts for the succeeding day
- Initiated coordination with the accountant pertaining to IRS matters which involved past errors with paperwork
- Handled the setup of QuickBooks for invoicing and payroll; managed the purchase of products required for repair of equipment; and conducted research on less expensive options
- Assumed full responsibility in controlling the owner’s personal finances which included establishment of a budget
- Oversaw procedures related to hiring and scheduling of employees
Career Highlights:
­ Played a key role in stabilizing cash flow and increasing profitability in a span of two months
­ Keenly monitored daily profit and loss information as well as prepared forecasts using a customized spreadsheet
­ Significantly increased efficiency through computerizing the billing process
­ Contributed in saving the company from substantial debt with the IRS through suggestions to reorganize assets

WHOLE FOODS MARKET | FORT COLLINS, CO
Backup Store Accountant Feb 2008–Jun 2009
- Organized and posted daily sales, data entry of accounts payable, and general ledger information in PeopleSoft
- Contributed in overseeing monthly inventory preparation and troubleshooting margin disputes
- Took full accountability in reconciling gift certificates, coupons, accruals, and spoilage
- Executed the documentation of journal entries, while consistently supporting work paper compilation


Education:
Bachelor of Science Business Administration, with Concentration in Accounting: 2009
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS, CO

Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA): 2009 – APICS
Certificate Supply Chain Management: 2009 - COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY


Affiliations:
APICS Association for Operations Management


Skills:
Purchase Operations | Customer Service | Store Operations | Budget Planning
Relationship Management | Staff Training | Performance Development | Cross-functional Team Building


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