Petaluma, California, 94952
GILLIG LLC, Hayward, CA
Sr Buyer, May 1997 – May 2015
Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services.
Interview vendors and visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services, and prices.
Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history.
Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories.
Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.
Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts.
Formulate policies and procedures for bid proposals and procurement of goods and services.
Study sales records and inventory levels of current stock to develop strategic purchasing programs that facilitate employee access to supplies. Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.
Monitor shipments to ensure that goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods.
JFK University, Concord, CA
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration, Jun 1995 JFK University, Concord, CA
Master of Business Administration, Jun 1997
MRP software - Syteline 8
Adept - Engineering drawing review