JAMES P. JAMISON
SENIOR BUYER/PLANNER/PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST
Dedicated and driven purchasing professional with over 8 years of experience in competitive bidding, vendor negotiations, with both equipment and product procurement. Energetic team-player with proven track record in reducing costs, improving supply chain logistics, and completing projects on time and within budget.
Supply Chain Management
Bid Analysis and Preparation
RFP and RFQ
Comparative Cost Analysis
Contract Change Orders
Supplier Identification and Management
Blanket Orders/Bulk Purchasing
Building Vendor Relationship
Jetro Restaurant Depot - Los Angeles Sep 2015 - Present
Manage and execute purchasing activities for 41 west coast locations
Managed over 2000 products utilizing over 40 vendors
Processed RFP’s and RFQ’s
Approved Inter-branch Transfer of Goods
Processed warranty returns/exchanges
Purchase, control and coordinate the continuous product supply needed to meet the Company's sales goals, inventory goals and other financial objectives.
Manage cost reduction efforts to reduce supply chain cost/cost of goods (COGS) while maintaining a reliable product supply.
Identify and develop relationships with vendors, add new items to product line, and negotiate prices to obtain the best quality at the lowest cost.
Exceed company guidelines for inventory, sales, profit, growth percentages and margins.
Maximize warehouse efficiencies by increasing/decreasing case/pallet and full pallet purchasing (just in time inventory control process)
Jetro Restaurant Depot – Los Angeles
Buyer/Planner Nov 2012 – Sept 2015
Analyze price lists, market conditions, and MRP/ERP data to make purchasing decisions.
Verified and approved all invoices for payment
Created Inter-branch Transfer of Goods for approval
Tracked, expedited, and scheduled shipments from vendors,
Negotiate and approve purchase change orders.
Provide continual product supply for the west coast locations while meeting the company’s goals for inventory days on hand, out of stocks and other inventory performance measurements.
Timely recovery of inventory due to shortage, backorders, or large unexpected demand
Communicated with the supplier/broker community daily by phone, email or text
Jetro Restaurant Depot – Los Angeles
Procurement Specialist Sept 2010 – Nov 2012
Maximized inventory turnover by reviewing real time inventory from the Projected Market Gains/Losses report
Minimized cost variances and shrink by managing products with 'shelf life'
Ensured excellent purchasing service level to the west coast locations.
Prepared purchasing change orders for approval and execution
Confirmed purchase orders with vendors.
Expedited inventory due to shortages, backorders, or unexpected large demands
Jetro Restaurant Depot - Sacramento
Equipment and Supply Manager – Aug 2007 – Sep 2010
Performed demand forecasting and consistently maintained appropriate stock levels of materials to ensure well-run operations, without interruptions.
Maintained less than a .01% of inventory shrinkage by strict inventory control, monthly audits, careful ordering and receiving
Co-ordinated financial and budget activities for maximum operational efficiency
Reviewed performance data (financial, sales and activity reports) to monitor and measure productivity, goal progress and activity levels
Responsible for the achievement of department/division/unit productivity and quality goals
Managed and Developed staff to maximize potential, monitor and assist staff for productivity and quality goals.
Increased sales volume by 20% by better merchandising the on floor products.
Established customer loyalty through product availability, efficient stocking, pricing and friendly service.
AdvancedAccess.com – Anaheim, Ca Feb 2007 – Aug 2007
Senior Trainer/Customer Support Manager
ClientReady.com - Davis, Ca Jan 2006 – Feb 2007
Senior Sales/Marketing Manager
KLH Marketing, Anaheim, Ca Feb 2004 – Jan 2006
California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Science 2003
Major: Marketing and Sales Management