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Supply Chain Purchasing

United States
February 20, 2018

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Ed Jackson

Experienced Purchasing Professional Cell 952-***-****


Highly experienced purchasing professional in the areas of Manufacturing, Electronics Manufacturing, and Electronics Resale from both domestic and overseas suppliers.

Key Skills

Driving results

Team player

Communicates effectively

Works with Supply Chain MGT

Monitors inventory levels

Reduces aged inventory

High volume purchasing


Relationship building

Key Accomplishments/Career Highlights

Monitored and pushed out $1M plus inventory to meet year end budgets and aligned with changing business goals.

Collaborate weekly with domestic and international suppliers to minimize business impacts with highly constrained material.

Analyze and vetted out duplicate demand due to a new ERP system.

Recognized by co-workers, peers and suppliers for my diligence to get results evident in receiving monetary rewards.


Product Materials Specialist 1995-2017

Avnet Inc. Bloomington MN, Corporate HQ in Phoenix AZ

Distributor of electronic components and data storage devices.

Managed Purchasing and Inventory for multiple Product Lines.

Increased Inventory Turns and Reduced Inventory.

Worked with Supply Chain Analyst on current and future orders.

Expedited Orders from US and Overseas Suppliers.

Resolved receiving and accounting issues.

Scheduled Deliveries to meet Year End inventory goals. Focused internally and externally to support sales, logistics and vendor relationships.

Added skills in each of two acquisitions from a small value add company to a major electronics company

Corporate Purchasing

Advanced Flex Inc. - Minnetonka MN 1984 - 1995

Printed Circuit Board MFG

Created purchasing procedures for an emerging manufacturer as it grew from one plant to three.

Consolidated Supplier base and evaluated all major suppliers.

Supervised warehouse staff and created assistant buyer positon.

Negotiated prices.

Established inventory stocking levels.

Expedited orders and resolved accounting issues. Assisted in ISO 9001 certification process.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University

Mass Communications Major, Business Minor

Volunteer Work

Coached boys and girls hockey for 17 years

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