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Desired Industry: Purchasing/Buyers SpiderID: 10391
Desired Job Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Date Posted: 12/17/2006
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 50,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: High School/Equivalent Willing to Relocate: Undecided

To obtain a position with a growing company where I can utilize my skills, experience and knowledge of purchasing to aide the company in further growth. Also furthing my career growth through the experience.



Thirteen (13) years of purchasing experience, eight (8) of which, were in the position of Purchasing Manager. I provided creative and strategic negotiation of pricing, terms, and service contracts; with emphasis on quality, service and delivery time, also demonstrated ability to consistently meet strict deadlines.


Southeastern Emergency Equipment ~ Youngsville, North Carolina
2002~July 2006
Purchasing Manager: Directed and managed all purchasing functions for a medical supply distribution company (20 million in annual sales.)

~Responsible the procurement of all emergency medical products and equipment.
~Negotiated all contracts.
~Negotiated rebated contracts which resulted in an annual savings of over $280.000.
~Assisted sales team with State and County bid quotes
~Maintained and updated the computer systems
~Tracked and managed all purchase orders to assure on time delivery
~Solved all problems related to products and service
~Controlled and maintained inventory levels.
~Implemented International contract agreements with the following countries: Canada and China
~Negotiated a UPS contract which resulted in not only the best shipping prices available but an annual rebate check in the amount of $20,000.
~Work with over 500 suppliers and manufacturers
~Sourced new products and hard to find items.
~Communicated with all staff via. Telephone, email and fax in regards to product changes, pricing changes, product substitutions or obsoletion, and promotional items.
~Worked with Accounts Payables on all problems involving invoices.
~Added all new part numbers and made any changes necessary to computer system.
~Evaluated large volume items for monthly forecasting.

Med Covers ~ Raleigh,North Carolina 2000 ~ September 2001
Purchasing Manager/Materials Planner: Directed and managed all Purchasing functions for a medical bag manufacturer.

~Negotiated all contracts
~Purchased and stocked all materials needed to keep up with the manufacturing needs.
~Maintained strategic relationships with suppliers.
~Controlled inventory levels for two (2) warehouse facilities.
~Researched new ways to save the company money (blanket purchase orders, bulk agreements.)
~Coordinated supplier involvement in new product design.
~Worked with suppliers to develop methods, materials or ideas which would generate manufacturing improvements and cost reduction.
~Resolved all quality issues involving materials purchased
~Evaluated and approved all purchase orders.
`Assisted in the Quality Assurance department when needed.
`Assisted with the receiving of products and materials.
~Implemented new methods of receiving which would aid the entire company.
~Worked with the design team in project forecasting and materials planning.

Deborah L. Osuch
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BAY 101 ~ San Jose, California
1993 ~ June 2000
Purchasing Manager/Inventory Control: Responsible for managing the Purchasing department, 24 hours a day, for a Hospitality/Restaurant/Entertainment establishment (700 employees)

~Worked with contractors and Directors on the construction of the building.
~Researched all vendors and suppliers.
~Researched and purchased all furniture, lighting, electrical supplies, carpet, gaming supplies, food, beverage, glassware, china, restaurant equipment, uniforms, gift shop supplies (candy, cigarettes, toiletries, promotional items)
~Worked with a team of Directors to ensure cost savings throughout the company.
~On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
~Worked with the Executive Chef in the coordination of special events and parties.
~Evaluated and approved all requisitions and purchase orders prior to issuance.
~Reviewed vendor acknowledgements for accuracy and special requirements.
~Negotiated and maintained all contracts.
~Evaluated and approved all vendors and suppliers
~Acted as Liaison between vendors and Accounts Payables
~Researched and recommended alternative specifications for cost reduction
~Assisted in the design of promotional items.
~Worked side by side with shipping and receiving to assure quality of food products.
~Implemented and inventory control system with resulted in an accurately maintained inventory level.
~Maintained the purchasing software system ( pricing, description, and new items)
~Negotiated bulk contracts for all alcoholic beverages with resulted in a cost savings of over $50,000. annually.
~Communicated with Shipping/Receiving, vendors and all personnel via, telephone, fax and email regarding product issues.

v Promoted to Purchasing Manager, 1995
v Voted Employee of the Year, 1995

Longs Drug Store ~
Santa Clara, California
1999 ~ June 2000
Shift Supervisor: Maintained store operations for Northern California’s largest drug store chain.

~Opened and closed the store
~Balanced the safe
~Set up registers for operation
~Broke down registers for closing.
~Scheduled and supervised 15 employees.
~Built employee enthusiasm and productivity by introducing new and effective ways to achieve daily goals.
~Ensured customer satisfaction with regards to product availability and quality.
~Resolved all customer/employee issues.
~Maintained complete customer/employee satisfaction.
~Work as Bookkeeper one day a week.


Associates Degree – Business Management, in process
APP Certification – In process

Excellent Negotiation skills
Computer literate
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Team Player
Detail oriented
Results oriented

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