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Sr. Buyer

Location:
Martinez, California, 94553, United States
Posted:
December 04, 2008
Contact Info:
*********@***.*** ***-***-****


KEVIN HOLMES
Martinez, CA *****

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

Twelve years combined experience in procurement, inventory control and management of various categories of inventory. Recognized as being a highly organized quick learner, who achieves results under pressure.

Projected buying decisions for a $4 million dollar category while achieving 94% or higher service level for nine consecutive months for a Fortune 500 company.

Implemented forward looking buying strategies for 13 buyers for cold/flu and allergy seasonal items. Analyzed and forecasted buying strategies for seasonal items including holiday related items.

Managed and oversaw the accurate receiving of approximately $6 million of inventory per month.

EXPERIENCE

Longs Drugs: Buyer II (2007 – Present)
 Analyze service level, in stock and anticipated out of stock reports and trends to determine inventory purchase requirements
 Management and execution of purchase orders using Oracle Retek
 Buying of one time buy items and new items for allocations and on-time release for ad items
 Interact with category mangers and vendors to resolve supply chain issues
 Manage $4 million of inventory to meet corporate goals
 Communicate service level issues to director and senior buyers
 Executed disposition of discontinued items to alleviate inventory dollars

Home Depot: Receiving Manager (2005 – 2007)
 Responsible for the accurate receiving of all inventories, totaling $6 million per month
 Managed the exterior presentation of the building as specified by the city
 Managed and coached a team of 6 – 10 associates
 Coordinated daily deliveries

Diablo Funding Group: Loan Officer (2/2005 – 12/2005)
 Verified and evaluated clients income levels, credit reports, and assets
 Collaborated client files and presented to investment institutions for approval and funding
 Marketed various lending programs to potentially grow the business

GATCO: Assistant Sales Manager (2003 – 2004)
 Managed the company’s largest account, totaling approximately $16 million in revenue per year
 Managed the production and distribution of all display fixtures for all accounts
 Created marketing campaigns for new items nationally

Home Depot:/EXPO Department Manager (1996 – 2003) & (2004 – 2005)
Home Base: Department Manager (1992 – 1996)
 Monitored inventory stock levels, selling and merchandising trends to make purchasing decisions and optimize profit
 Managed from 10-30 employees in several different departments
 Directed the operation of a high volume department, including inventory management, personnel, purchasing, and scheduling
 Reconciled bank deposits
 Facilitated merchandising training classes

EDUCATION
B.S. Business Administration/Finance, California State University Hayward, 2006
California Department of Real Estate Salesperson License, 2004
Associates of Arts Degree, Diablo Valley College, 1995