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Purchasing Manager

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311, United States
February 26, 2018

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Richard A. Archbold

**** ** ** **, #**, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 Available for Relocation Anywhere! Cell: 551-***-****


Exclusive Motors


August 2010 – April 2016

•Handled all aspects of running a nationwide license leasing operation including accounting,

title work and paperwork involved in regulated sales documentation.

• Hired new representatives.

•Trained all new representatives on proven car selling skills.

•Placed ads to recruit new sales representatives.

Swim N’ Sport – Doral, FL

Warehouse Manager

January 2008 – January 2009

• Oversee the efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of a range of goods.

• Responsible for a vital part of the supply chain process.

• Managed 6 employees.

• Ensure goods are received and dispatched appropriately and productivity targets were met.

•Attended weekly Head meetings.

•Ensure all stores were supplied biweekly with toiletries and office supplies.

Candle Factory Co. - Hialeah Gardens, FL


October 1999 – December 2007

• Responsible for receiving purchase orders, picking/packing of products, and shipping of sales orders.

• Ensure that orders shipped on time to the appropriate destinations and in the expected quantities with a minimum of error.

• Perform daily inventory cycle count as well as perform weekly physical inventory on all items.

• Prepare and submit AWB and BOL as well as process documents through UPS and FedEx computerized software.

• Process all administrative documents including reconciliation of freight invoices.

• Overall maintenance of warehouse and facility.

• Oversee those who buy, inspect, and grade merchandise.

• Develop and implement purchasing policies, procedures, and guidelines and establish buying limits.

• Select and order merchandise utilizing knowledge of various articles of commerce and experience as buyer.

• Participate in Request for Quotations bidding and selection process.

• Provide department budget recommendations and establish controls to assure optimum deployment of resources.

• Plan, develop, and direct the activities of the acquisition of goods and services.

• Update and publish website (Webmaster).

Consolidated Cigar Corp. - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Earl Helgesen 888-***-****

Purchasing Agent

May 1997 - October 1999

• Participate in contract negotiations and vendor selection.

• Expedite orders to assure timely deliveries to plants in Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, P.R., Dominican Republic and U.S.A.

• Coordinate with Plant Managers adequate supply of materials for smooth production and handle logistics.

• Maintain Budget, Capital Equipment purchases and Project Management.

• Supply chain purchasing.

Perfumania Inc. – Medley, FL - Benny Shuflita 866-***-****

Purchasing Manager

October 1994 - November 1996

• Manage activities of buyers and staff engaged in purchasing and distributing materials and supplies for 250 stores.

• Manage first level supervisors and clerical staff reporting to me.

• Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future availability and prepare market analysis reports.

• Keeps informed of economic, industrial and other trends that affect markets, prices, and delivery conditions.

• Review and monitor requisitions, supply sources, supplies, quotations and terms.

• Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

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• Monitor performance and capabilities of vendors to ensure maintenance of delivery, quality, and price commitments.

• Arrange for disposal of surplus materials.

• Hire and train new staff members and supervise and evaluate job performance of purchasing department personnel.

• Act as a liaison in dealings between vendors and user departments when necessary.

• Established MRP system.

• Manage 6 employees including the warehouse Supply Dept.

• Attended weekly Department Head meetings to improve company efficiency.

• Project and construction purchasing.

Inducom Corp./I.I.C. - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Robert Ghitis 954-***-****

Purchasing Manager

September 1993 - October 1994

• Managed 5 personnel.

• Handled all aspects of purchasing from initial receipt of RFQ’s to FCR’s and invoicing.

• Purchasing of industrial products such as HVAC parts and components, electrical and electronic components.

• Expedited orders and negotiated purchases.

Gencor Industries Inc. - Orlando, FL - Roger Beille - 407-***-**** (temporary - 5 month contract)

Purchasing Agent

April 1993 - September 1993

• Purchased Steel Plates, Steel Rods, Electric Motors, office supplies, screws, nuts and bolts.

• Negotiated with wholesalers and OEM's, analyzed quotes, expedited orders and controlled Inventory.

Universal Valve Co. - Elizabeth, NJ - Ray

Purchasing Agent

August 1990 - March 1993

• Reorganized JIT policy and set-up MAPICS computer system.

• Saved over $850,000 through negotiations and sourcing of new suppliers.

• Worked with engineers in new product development.

CVG International - South Plainfield, NJ - Sandra Onoratti

Senior Buyer/Acting Purchasing Agent

March 1987 - August 1990

• Supervised 5 personnel

• Negotiated pricing and researched new international and national suppliers.

• Purchased truck parts, HVAC parts and components, compressors, electrical motors, electrical and electronic parts purchasing.

• Worked directly with engineers to comply with specifications of products.

Turtle & Hughes - Linden, NJ


September 1985 - March 1987

• Negotiate purchases and Inventory control.

• Analyze quotes and expedite electrical components purchases.

People Express Airlines - Elizabeth, NJ

CSR/Computer Operations Supervisor (Work/Study program)

March 1982 - December 1983

• Responsible for computerized telecommunications maintenance (on-line).

• Maintain and distribute traffic reports.

American Community Services, Inc. - Gary, IN - Otis Garrett

Salesman/Assistant Sales Manager

March 1979 - October 1981

• Door-to-door book and magazine sales.

• Train salespersons for door-to-door selling by holding daily sales meetings.


Queens College (CUNY) 1977-78 Bio/Chemistry

Kean University 1982–85 Management Science, Computer Science and Business Law


Fluent in Spanish, Excel, WP, PowerPoint MS Word, IBM MAPICS, EDI, MRP, MRO, AS400, some AutoCAD and read blueprints.

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