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Senior Analyst Purchasing

Bridgewater Township, New Jersey, United States
August 13, 2018

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Qualification Summary

Team-oriented professional with broad, progressive and diversified experience. Demonstrated a results driven history while working in various diversified industries. Disciplined with proven ability to manage multiple projects efficiently under extreme pressure while meeting tight deadlines and schedules.

Comprehensive Experience

Sales Analysis & Management

Troubleshooting / Problem Resolution

Policy and System Compliance

Project & Process Management

Maximizing Operational Efficiency

Contract/ Price Negotiations

Supply Chain Solutions

Inventory Control & Reduction

Vendor Management


Account Management

System Testing

Professional Experience


Negotiated with vendors for the lowest costs / incentives and analyzed market price and product mix checks for competitiveness

Considered price, quality, availability, and reliability, when choosing suppliers and merchandise

Responsible for maintaining inventory levels, scheduling product deliveries and managing overall days of supply to keep products in-stock

Evaluated and monitored supplier performance to deliver desired goods on time, in the correct quantities without sacrificing quality

Created purchase orders for various commodities and supplies

Corroborated process improvement programs

Inventory Control

Conducted daily inventory reconciliation

Merchandised the sales floor in a timely manner to provide the customer with that familiarity experience from store to store

Received and transferred inventory between stores and warehouse as dictated by business needs and special one-off requests

Investigated and resolved inventory discrepancies caused by theft, damage or missing on delivery from warehouse

Utilized inventory reports to conduct and reconcile inventory monthly cycle counts

Managed the loaner phone and Field Replacement Unit phone program

Processed refunds, warranty, repairs, and tracked DOA product

Vendor Management

Communicated regularly with suppliers to monitor incoming shipments and material availability

Conducted quarterly vendor reviews to address data discrepancies and vendor deactivations in order to achieve system optimization and reduce vendor redundancy

Partnered with vendors to resolve chronic issues including data quality, yearly spend analysis, and vendor performance

Negotiated prices and vendor discounts with suppliers to minimize cost increases to company and customers

Supported and updated all vendor files, including the item master, in ERP systems


System Compliance / Testing

Directed system testing prior to new software and applications releases / upgrades to ensure compliance with current system

Identified and reported potential risks associated with system performance and functionality

Conducted testing efforts to ensure functionality of the system interfaces and data conversions

Responsible for SOX Section 404 compliance testing for external auditor review

Reviewed and documented quarterly compliance audit reports

Performed data audits to ensure data integrity


Educated software upgrade review training classes on the latest system software updates

Headed procurement system training for co-workers, managers, and executives

Led targeted trainings to improve work-flow efficiency and reduce errors

Trained new personnel on various point of sale and inventory systems

Created training manuals to educate staff on system changes

Conducted on-going software training to end-user groups

Accounts Payable

Spearheaded an innovative invoice reconciliation system that worked directly with vendors resulting in increased timeliness of payments, reduced outstanding un-invoiced product, and improved vendor relations

Worked cross-departmentally and with vendors on the daily AP Invoice Match Exception report to resolve invoicing issues and on product that went missing or was damaged in-transit

Collaborated cross-departmentally with IT, AP, Network, G&A groups and external vendors to coordinate findings and resolve issues in a timely manner

Paid invoices, billed customers and handled payments from customers


Handled the marketing for company by placing ads in trade magazines to help grow the business and drive potential customers to our website

Designed and published a website to the Internet to increase our presence in the market

Managed company social media presence on sites such as Facebook and Instagram

Conceived and created a company line of promotional items

Work History

iLL Dragon Classic Cycles, Somerset, NJ. Owner February 2012 - July 2018

SS White, Piscataway, NJ. CNC Manual Operator October 2015 - April 2016 Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, NJ. Senior Analyst Purchasing May 2000 - November 2013

Coffee Corner Distributors, Somerset, NJ. Office Manager January 1994 - February 2000

Education / Training

BS Administration, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida

Computer Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project), Access, PeopleSoft, Hyperion Essbase, SAP, AS400, Ariba, vGRC, Adobe Acrobat, Lotus Notes, O2P

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