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Whittier, California, United States
November 12, 2017

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Douglas S. Kotkin Purchasing Manager 562-***-**** Whittier, CA 90605

Results-focused, seasoned Purchasing Manager with over 15 years’ of demonstrated expertise in supply chain management, vendor relations, and strategic planning. Detail-oriented professional skilled in creating and aligning project plans and inventory controls to ensuring smooth workflow and on-time project completion. Process improvement architect continually focused on identifying problematic areas and implementing solutions that increase productivity and reduce operational costs. Innovative leader able to excel within fast-paced environments and overcome obstacles with creative solutions. Areas of Expertise include:

Purchasing / Procurement

Account / Vendor Management

Strategic Planning / Analysis

Inventory Controllership

Contract Negotiations

Project Management

Process Improvement

Cross-functional Team Leadership

Risk Mitigation / Problem Resolution

Core Technologies:


MS Server 2003, 2008, 2010, Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP


MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS Dynamics, ACT, MAS-90 / 200

Professional Experience


A lead provider in AV consulting and systems integration services for corporate, non-profit, and government organizations.

Purchasing Manager / Operations Coordinator

Oversaw daily operations of Purchasing, Inventory, Shipping, and Returns (RMA) departments. Held fully accountable for purchasing and managing over $3M+ in inventory to include in-office servers, desktop PCs, and various other IT and Audio/Visual (A/V) equipment. Communicated with vendors to develop and maintain relationships, ensure availability of inventory goods, and introduce new products to the company. Analyzed account performance and activity, reconciling accounts receivable and resolving client billing discrepancies.

Key Accomplishments:

Forecasted inventory requirements, assessed risks, and purchased inventory for various clients averaging $3M+ in annual sales including $200k in direct-to-client box sales.

Cultivated vendor communications to encourage purchase order followed-up and increase on-time delivery.

IT / Project Manager

Orchestrate and drive all implementation phase aspects of the project lifecycle, supervising a cross-functional team of technicians and engineers. Key point-of-contact for fortune 500 clients and general contractors, responsible for translating client IT needs into project deliverables. Manage department budget and planning to lead projects while ensuring they met strategic business requirements and are completed on-time.

Key Accomplishments:

Develop and adjust project schedule and timeline for over multiple installations weekly; adjust project schedule to align with inventory shipments.

Identify, track, and monitor project changes; communicate issues, scope-changes, variances, and constraints to effectively overcome obstacles during implementation.

Additional experience as a Purchasing Manager for New Media Hollywood, Senior Buyer for PC Systems Design Corporation, and as a Buyer/ Purchasing Agent for Westates Carbon Inc.

Education & Training

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Theatre Art


Institute for Supply Management (ISM) – Member

Certified Technical Specialist Polycom and Cisco Sales Certification

PSMJ Project Manager Certification in Audio/Visual AMA Conflict and Management Program Completion Certification

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