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Purchasing Agent

Location:
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Posted:
October 11, 2018

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Ellen Velie

Overland Park, KS

215-***-****

ac7cvd@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary

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.

Work Experience

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

Noted Accomplishments

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

Received invoices

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

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

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

Ordered supplies

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

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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

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

COMPTROLLER

Purchaser of food and misc. supplies for a nonprofit organization.

Tracked expenditures

Purchased food misc. supplies weekly for various events and personnel

Acquired annual licensing and food permits

Renewed yearly memberships

Operated a 24-line switchboard

Software

AS400

PowerPoint 2016

Word 2016

Excel 2016

Access 2016

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



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