Sign in

Senior Buyer, Supply Chain Management

Corona, CA
October 17, 2018

Contact this candidate



Corona, California *****916-***-**** –



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.

Core Competencies

Supply Chain Management

Bid Analysis and Preparation


Vendor Negotiations

Comparative Cost Analysis

Value Engineering

Contract Change Orders

Inventory Planning

Project Management

Supplier Identification and Management

Demand Forecasting

Blanket Orders/Bulk Purchasing

Building Vendor Relationship

Professional Experience

Jetro Restaurant Depot - Los Angeles Sep 2015 - Present

Senior Buyer/Planner

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. – Anaheim, Ca Feb 2007 – Aug 2007

Senior Trainer/Customer Support Manager - Davis, Ca Jan 2006 – Feb 2007

Senior Sales/Marketing Manager

KLH Marketing, Anaheim, Ca Feb 2004 – Jan 2006


Professional Education

California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Science 2003

Major: Marketing and Sales Management

Contact this candidate