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Manager Supply Chain

Auburn, Washington, 98002, United States
September 26, 2018

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Kevin Lee Auburn, Washington **002 907-***-****

Purchasing Agent

Organized, strategic, and professional with extensive experience improving operations through adroit purchasing decisions rooted in efficient inventory management systems. A dynamic leader skilled at establishing solid internal and external partnerships to optimizing the buying process. Analytically inclined with an aptitude for translating market trends into forecasts for future budget administration. Possesses technical proficiency in MS Suite, SAP KIN, A/S 400, OMI, Dallas, SSIMS, WIMS, Exceed, Smart cat, CMMS Passport, DM2, MAS90, Sage, Firestream and Visio.

Areas of Expertise:

Imports and Exports

Balancing Buyer-Supplier Power

Seafood Production

Cross-Functional Leadership

Market Analysis

Contract Negotiations

Stakeholder Communication

Budgeting & Forecasting

Inventory Control

Supplier Management

Month End-Cycle

Procurement Processes

Professional Experience


Grocery Buyer II 2015 – 2018

Managed supplier accounts with a weekly inventory of $4.5M utilizing three distribution centers. Imputed weekly ad forecasts. Analyzed the procurement supply chain system regularly, resolved PO to invoice discrepancies, and resolved all warehouse inventory adjustments. Reviewed sales and scan data and communicated KPI deficiencies to vendors.

Key Accomplishments:

Utilized advanced Excel to monitor the performance of suppliers and maintained a service level agreement rate of nearly 100% across 215 stores.

Managed inventory levels of products with an annual total of $54-60M.

Spearheaded an initiative to de-centralize the purchasing process into regional procurement offices, onboarding 85% of national suppliers.


Purchasing / Project Manager 2013 – 2014

Oversaw the management of procurement processes and logistics of machinery, equipment, tools PPE gear, and lubricants for the construction of a new shipyard. Prepared and executed a six-year lube contract and purchased all oils and lubricants on a weekly basis. Directed the procurement team and managed all projects in Brunei, Mongolia, and Turkmenistan. Prepared documentation for export shipments. Orchestrated the construction of equipment and parts for international export. Negotiated with suppliers and engaged in product selection, pricing, and contract administration. Prepared third-part transportation exports and realigned and directed the export at cross-dock facilities.

Key Accomplishments:

Awarded and named the “Best Sub-Contractor” of the year for expert administration of a $3.2B contract for the construction and supply of a new shipyard for the government of Turkmenistan.

Increased efficiencies and slashed company weekly purchasing processes by 50%.


Package Products Supervisor/ Inventory Control Analyst, 2007 – 2012

Managed a fuel inventory of over $300M, owning responsibility for the cost controls for all wholesale and resale products. Facilitated supplier contract mitigations and negotiations. Administered 3PL transportation contracts and oversaw transportation logistics. Informed buyers and associates throughout the state on inventory difficulties and potentials. Implemented new logistic processes and trained corresponding personnel.

Key Accomplishments:

Centralized the procurement process and reduced purchasing processes by 91%.

Spearheaded the conversion of a new ERP and inventory system and aligned 100% of all processes.

Prepared a RFQ package to sell a distributorship to a third party and reduced hand inventory by $281K.

Additional experience as Inventory Control Analyst for Albertson/Safeway, a BP Contractor for Advanced Supply Chain International, and as a Category Manager for Carr Gottstein/Safeway, Inc.


Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, and Purchasing Courses

University of Alaska at Anchorage

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