Overland Park, KS
Dedicated and detail-oriented business professional with experience in quoting, sourcing, and negotiating contracts for supplier prices and terms. Adept at developing and maintaining positive vendor relationships. Excels in multitasking and prioritizing work assignments. Meets deadlines with focus on bottom-line results. Challenges and improves vendor pricing as well as delivery and payment terms in order to achieve cost savings. Enthusiastic team player with exceptional customer service skills.
CROWN CORK & SEAL USA, INC. (RELOCATION) 05/2010 TO 09/2018
PURCHASING AGENT, 04/2016 TO 09/2018
Promoted to Purchasing Agent /Buyer for global packaging company.
Oversee the listed commodities in 35-40 plants throughout the US and Canada ($25-27 million in spend).
can end bags, air bags, corrugate, stretch film, snake netting, other misc. packaging, plastic and wood pallets, plastic and chipboard layer pads, municipal/solid waste, temporary staffing
Daily purchase order review and approvals for the plants in AS400
Negotiate with vendors
Conduct RFPs and RFQs
Bid reviews and cost analysis with Excel spreadsheets
Create new and maintain existing contracts and pricing
Collect and review certificates of insurance and letters of indemnity when needed
Maintain existing vendor and generate new vendor relationships
Create corporate blanket orders
oExpanded the 2018 plastic dunnage buy to include South American plants in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil
oIncreased overall annual cost savings each consecutive year
PURCHASING ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, 05/2010 TO 04/2016
Assisted the CROWN Cork & Seal USA, Inc. sourcing department.
AS400 vendor system maintenance
Created corporate purchase orders
Data entry of US/Canada forklift fleet inventory via Access
Tracked new lease documentation and off lease unit status
Corrected EDI aluminum errors
Monthly Excel diversity reports and certificate status
Created and maintained certificates of insurance and letters of indemnity share point databases
JOANNE RILE ARTISTS MANAGEMENT 04/2009 TO 05/2010
Supported the President of a music management company.
Managed the President’s calendar
Booked all conferences attended by the President including hotel and flight details
Attended Conferences when needed
General management of the office
Created memos and correspondence as needed.
Composed visa applications for out-of-country artists
Operated a 9-line switchboard
MXL INDUSTRIES (DOWNSIZED) 08/2008 TO 02/2009
Supported management and senior leadership for a high-end plastics company.
Aided in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
Created sales orders
Misc. filing and data entry
Operated a 6-line switchboard
BOYD INDUSTRIES, (RELOCATION) 05/2007 TO 04/2008
Purchasing Assistant for the manufacture of specialty dental and medical operatory equipment.
Processed purchase orders
Tracked vendor performance and managed returns of defective materials
Shipped small packages and backed up receiving clerk as needed.
COMMUNITY OF JESUS 2000-2007
Purchaser of food and misc. supplies for a nonprofit organization.
Purchased food misc. supplies weekly for various events and personnel
Acquired annual licensing and food permits
Renewed yearly memberships
Operated a 24-line switchboard
Typing 60-65 wpm
Education & Certifications
Bachelor of Music, with a concentration in Math/Music, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
Certification in Excel 2010, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
Certification in PowerPoint 2010, ONLC, Princeton, NJ