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Sourcing Executive, Purchasing Manager

Costa Mesa, California, United States
August 27, 2018

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Jasmina Kitic

Costa Mesa, CA ***** 714-***-****

Objective: Sourcing / Purchasing Manager

Professional Summary

An accomplished professional with 10+ years of experience in global strategic sourcing, strategic planning, procurement, cost savings, supplier management, business development, contract negotiations, project management, RFx, supplier audits, spend analysis, team building and leadership

Professional Experience

IVITALIZE INFUSION CLINICS ( –San Clemente, CA 2018 – Present


Specialized Projects: Strategic Planning, Business Development, Contract Negotiations, Market Analysis Projects


Sourcing Executive 2013 – 2017

Managed and executed the strategic sourcing of high value specialty chemicals for highly specialized applications, for the following categories: RFI/RFQ/RFP, supplier selection, spend management, total cost of ownership, vendor compliance, contracts, network optimization

Supported 25+ worldwide sales representatives with source selection, suggested sell price and sales terms, increasing the worldwide sales by 20%

Established fundamental sourcing documentation for 500+ suppliers and product evaluations, maintaining suppliers ratings

Performed Change Notification analysis and collaborate with Purchasing and QC departments to improve on existing supplier score card process

Senior Fine Chemicals Specialist 2011 – 2013

Obtained sales of high value specialty chemicals of $2M within 12 month period and exceeded all sales growth targets, profit margins and management goals by 30%

Led worldwide team by consistently exceeding sales goals while maintaining profit margins of new and existing accounts

Sourced raw materials and finished goods and provided bulk quantity quotes for manufacturing companies, research institutes and distributors, that buy fine chemicals on a large scale

Worldwide Purchasing Manager 2007 - 2011

Obtained corporate cost saving initiatives resulting in $500K annually, while supervising a group of 6 domestic and 3 international buyers

Managed raw materials and finish goods supply in excess of $10M annually, to ensure accuracy of procurement procedures and timely delivery of required chemicals in the US, Europe and Asia

Developed and maintained worldwide vendor relationships, actively seeking new suppliers and researching alternative vendors

Negotiated and supervised pricing agreements, supply contracts, and established long term standing orders in order to consolidate supply bases by 20%

Evaluated 500+ suppliers, implemented Lean Sigma process improvements and used just-in-time (JIT) inventory management

Senior Chemical Buyer 2003 - 2007

Purchased over 5000 of “A item” inventory of biochemicals, organic chemical products and diagnostic kits (finish goods for resale and raw material for production), which accounted for 80% of the company’s revenue

Developed chemical bulk quotes resulting in cost savings of $400K a year by managing inventory, cost and supplier reduction programs

Analyzed and effected pricing increases in accordance with worldwide chemical market

Analyzed price, quality, availability, reliability and technical support when choosing suppliers and chemicals

Researched and sourced potential new products and incorporated them into existing product lines

Worked closely with Quality Control, Product Managers and Receiving department, resolving issues with quality of purchased chemicals and shipment problems


BA - Spanish Language and literature – University of Belgrade, Serbia

Lean Sigma Certificate - Cerritos College

Skills & Qualifications

Languages: English, Spanish, Serbian

MRP/ERP System proficiency

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