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Desired Industry: Purchasing/Buyers SpiderID: 8419
Desired Job Location: Memphis, Tennessee Date Posted: 8/24/2006
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: No
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: Yes

Dear Human Resources:

Are you looking for an outstanding buyer to represent your firm? Have you been looking for a results oriented, effective team player with a proven ability to proactively identify and solve problems? Do you need someone who can implement cutting edge technology, foster a positive team environment and significantly contribute to the overall success of your company? If so, you may have found the ideal candidate, as you will see after you pick up the phone and call me for an interview.

I am an energetic, personable, honest, hard-worker with excellent references. I am proficient with MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, SAP R3, Ariba auction/negotiation tool and many more of today’s most common applications.

Ø You’ll get a highly motivated team player with loyalty and commitment
Ø I have a demonstrated ability to implement technological advances in order to maximize operational efficiency and increase profitability.
Ø I have the skills necessary to recognize both the internal and external customer and the need to constantly exceed their expectations.
Ø I am a high-energy decision maker with a strong work ethic and a successful history of great vendor relationships that allows me buying leverage.

I am a quick learner. I work well independently or as a team player. I take great pride in my work and constantly strive to improve my performance.

I am seeking a full-time position with benefits and am willing to relocate. I welcome the opportunity to speak to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I am certain that I would prove to be a valuable asset to you and your company. I can be reached by e-mail at


Beth Lamey

Elizabeth Lamey
PO Box 294
Arlington, TN 38002
cell 901-921-6692


2003-Present Buyer Allstates Technical for DuPont Memphis, TN
*Support 2 Sourcing Center Leaders with 13 plant sites between them for services & MRO buys.
*Proficient with SAP/R3, Ariba online auction/e-negotiating, eZSource contract workspace, & Microsoft Office software.
*Provide leadership for implementing Ariba auctions for multiple sites for material & services over $10,000. Average
cost savings of 33% for 2005. Volume for 1Q 2006 is $2.75M. Auctions include international suppliers.
*Contract Administration including Sox Compliance & Regulations, pre-qualification of suppliers, negotiating Terms &
Conditions as well as T&M Rates.
*Assigned to Strategic Sourcing team to rebuild MS site damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Heavy negotiations.
*Excellent communication & negotiation skills along with ability to maintain good vendor relations.
*Trainer for electronic procurement systems.

2000 - 2003 Buyer & Admin. Interserv Corp. Bloomington, MN
*Effectively manage daily purchasing functions utilizing MRP software to follow the BOM and have little to no inventory.
*Sourcing vendors using the Internet, Purchasing Magazine, etc. utilizing vendor selection criteria format that I developed.
*Proficient in: DBA, Windows & Microsoft Office Software.
*Proficient in ordering electronics (wire to power supplies), machined parts (aluminum, steel, anodized, plated, powder
coated & can read prints), computer equipment & robots, optics (cold mirrors, UV mirrors, heat filters), specialty items
such as linear encoders, read heads, cameras, etc.
*Tracking the inventory, handling yearly count & researching discrepancies.
*Administrative duties include: accounts receivable/payable, shipping/receiving, travel arrangements, answering 8-line phone system, miscellaneous typing & copying, handling repair of office equipment & property, organizing trade shows.

1998-2000 Executive Admin US Bancorp Investments, Inc. St Paul, MN
*Handled all admin duties for VP & his staff of 30 employees. Duties included: maintaining VP calendar, scheduling meetings, all clerical duties for VP & staff, travel arrangements, lots of typing of PowerPoint presentations & customer mailings.

1996-1998 Inside Sales Coordinator Gencor Orlando, FL
*Built up the sales quote by getting estimating drawings from engineering & forecasting pricing for necessary equipment for the outside sales reps to present bid to the customer. Had to stay abreast of constant metal pricing fluctuations as well as current pricing on various major components to ensure quote was accurate & left enough margin for sales rep to negotiate the deal.

1995 Buyer MVAK Technologies Orlando, FL
*Executed the handling of projection/planning/tracking/ordering purchase orders/requests for quotes for the repairs of the
vacuum pumps.
*Tracking inventory, Managing shipping/receiving, Handled all incoming orders for spare parts
*Keeping database of vendor’s current & researching multiple vendors for products by utilizing Thomas Register.
*Successfully negotiated discount volume pricing with vendors saving company money by having a steady inventory with
less total cost while building rapport with vendors.


1988 - 1990 Western WI Technical College LaCrosse, WI
Associates Degree in Mechanical Design 3.19 GPA
Key classes included: basic electronics, basic welding, basic machine shop, Hydraulics, Metallurgy, Physics, drafting, & AutoCAD.

2002 NAPM Fundamentals of Purchasing Seminar

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