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Salem, Virginia, United States
August 21, 2018

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Tonya LaTempa

**** ********** **** * Salem, VA **153 * 540-***-****


Highly motivated individual with 37+ years experience in Purchasing, Pricing Guidance, Contract Management, Vendor and Carrier Negotiations, and Inbound Logistics. Strong communication, motivational and inspirational skills. Follows leadership directives and has a commitment to a team environment. Attention to detail and consistently meets or exceeds the goals and objectives that are presented.


Customer Service, Purchasing/Procurement, Prime Account Bid processes, Contract Management, Pricing Management, Vendor and Carrier negotiation, and Inbound Logistics.


Buyer II Feb 2018 – June 2018

US Foods (Formerly US Foodservice, PYA Monarch, Frigid Freeze) Salem, VA

Assisted & coached new Produce Buyer with purchasing, inventory management, freight and shared division loads.

Tasked with maintaining “Just in Time” inventory

Manage inventory spoilage

Work with Produce Quality Control Inspector for training and guidance

Work with the warehouse management on shelf life and inventory management issues

Work with sales for daily needs and special function items as needed

Communicate market information to sales

Work with Category Manager and management on up-coming promotions and new items

Consolidate multiple West Coast produce orders weekly and build to full truckloads to arrive weekly to two divisions weekly.

Work with the Logistics team to optimize loads

Track & Trace/Logistics October 2017 – Feb 2018

US Foods Salem, VA

Responsible for tracking vendor delivered purchase orders for 3 USF locations. Track for on time daily delivery, confirm appointments, and research past due orders.

Buyer II April 2016 – October 2017

US Foods Salem, VA

Responsible for purchasing all fresh produce and salad items for the division through local, regional and West Coast Suppliers.

Senior Pricing Analyst April 2013 – April 2016

US Foods Salem, VA

Reviewed and managed the overall sales margin for the division. Worked with sales and internal departments to achieve pricing needed to gain sales.

Tonya LaTempa

2798 Harborwood Road * Salem, VA 24153 * 540-***-****


Senior Buyer May 2009 – March 2013

US Foods Salem, VA

Purchased all fresh produce, shell eggs, and other dairy items. Responsible for consolidating all West Coast produce into full truckload orders.

Regional Logistics Conversion Specialist Jan 2007- April 2009

US Foods Salem, VA

Responsible for managing 2 location’s inbound freight operations. Part of the team that created a company-wide inbound logistics program for all locations. Managed FTL, LTL and a group of dedicated backhaul drivers at the local level for inbound freight.

Logistics Manager Jan 2002-Dec 2006

US Foods Salem, VA

Promoted to the Regional team to pursue conversion opportunities on vendor managed delivered loads to convert them to company managed. Responsible for Inbound freight for 16 divisions throughout the SE Region.

Purchasing/Traffic Coordinator Sept 1999-Dec 2001

US Foods Salem, VA

Responsible for purchasing, marketing, and promoting multiple categories of food products. Initiated the process of managing logistics for the division which included inbound and backhaul vendors.

Purchasing/Bid Coordinator 1996-1999

US Foods Salem, VA

Responsible for purchasing multiple categories of food products. Responsible for the bid process for all local school systems including local colleges, ski resorts, and prime accounts.

Customer Service/Purchasing 1981-1996

US Foods Salem, VA

Inside Customer Service Representative. Moved into the purchasing group as the company expanded and grew in our market.


Proficient in a Mainframe Purchasing System and E3 Advanced Warehouse Replenishment Purchasing Platform

Microsoft Office 2016 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

I2 Transportation Management System

Retalix Dock Scheduling System

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