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Purchasing Manager or Senior Buyer

Hawthorne, NJ
October 09, 2018

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Purchasing Manager Buyer

Qualifications Profile

Multifaceted and performance-focused professional, offering broad-based experience in procurement and purchasing management, business development, inventory administration, and process improvement. Expert at analyzing company supply needs, executing purchasing strategy, identifying material requirements, and developing innovative and cost-effective solutions to increase revenue and enhance competitiveness. Effective leader and concept-to-execution driver, with solid ability to coordinate team efforts to achieve solid bottom-line results. Armed with excellent communication and interpersonal aptitudes in building positive work relationships with professionals across all organizations.

Core Competencies

Purchasing and Distribution

Sales Assessment

Customer Service and Relations

Leadership and Team Building

Strategic Planning and Implementation

Cross-functional Collaboration

Professional Experience

Capezio Ballet Makers § Totowa, NJ (2010–Present)

Purchasing Manager 2018–Present

Purchasing Supervisor 2016–2018

Buyer 2010–2016

-Manage and organize job-related activities and assignments for the merchandise planning and replenishment of 545 materials with stock keeping unit (SKU) count of 14,260 globally.

-Perform financial planning and open-to-buy forecasting while supporting action plans and presentation of data to the management and cross- functional teams.

-Deliver continual improvement of inventory control to monitor and lessen inventory levels and enhance turns.

-Take charge of maintaining sufficient levels to meet customer requested delivery dates.

-Prepare and forecast sales and inventories in a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis through actual sales results assessment.

-Determine risk and opportunity by category through examination of historical data and current trends.

-Analyze market trends by conducting weekly meeting with purchasing, sales team and chief financial officer (CFO).

-Generate purchase orders to guarantee accuracy and verify supplier availability to next requested delivery.

-Oversee shipments to ensure the delivery of goods and resolve problems regarding undelivered goods.

-Work closely with the Sourcing Department to ensure smooth flow of any modifications in production requirements to the Sales and Customer Service departments.

-Hold responsibility in setting up all new SKU’s into SAP encompassing de-activating and re-activating.

RWJ Barnabas Health § Cedar Knolls, NJ

Per Diem Inventory Specialist 2018–Present

-Performed various tasks including calculating all inventory items, removing expired items, and adding new items in the database.

Babies R US § Wayne, NJ

Assistant Buyer, Infant Girls/Baby Basics 2001–2009

-Administered all facets of buying planning and execution encompassing negotiation skills, vendor relations, problem solving, sense of urgency, and quick reaction to business trends and initiatives.

-Established vendor partnerships while formulating negotiation strategies regarding product cost, terns and shipping, and return issues to maximize margin opportunities.

-Drove comprehensive growth within the apparel strategy for TRU.

-Carried out key tasks including managing quarterly store visits, gaining merchandising information, observing store point of view, and gathering proactive information.

-Led the maintenance of all plan-o grams for three stores chains.

-Arranged weekly sales recaps for the buyer and vice president of merchandising.

-Rendered assistance on advertising and promotional programs to ensure sufficient quantity of featured product and appropriate advertisement placement with desired outcome.

-Guaranteed timely arrival of advertisement merchandise as well as performed follow up with vendors and distribution center to monitor ad prep and sales result.

-Supervised samples for fittings, photo shoots, and meetings to ensure quality control of all orders.

Earlier Career

Stern’s § Paramus, NJ

Assistant Buyer, Men’s Furnishings


Associate’s Degree in Interior Design

Berkeley College Waldwick NJ


AATC Textile Training

Technical Acumen

Microsoft Excel SAP SAGE ERP X3 SAGE Inventory Advisor

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