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Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States
November 05, 2018

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Detail-oriented, results-driven purchasing professional with inventory and management experience. I have a proven history of reducing costs and improving efficiency through collaborative hands-on process improvement and automation to support operations and increase profitability. Excellent communication, analysis, process improvement skills.

EXPERIENCE: Corporate Purchasing Manager Jun 2018 – Present

Kunes Country Auto Group, Inc. Delavan, WI

Reviewed and analyzed various processes for multiple locations of the company. Proposed, initiated, and managed several costs saving projects, i.e. energy efficient lights (saving $2,200), printer lease analysis, product standardization for (3) locations, recovered employee tax overpayments. Reduced shipping expense by reorganizing multiple locations under the National UPS Contract Pricing.

Key Achievements:

Initiated the use of the Capital One Spark Card for purchases, saving 2%

Negotiated a 20% reduction for the cost of non-standard office supplies

General Manager Mar 2003 – Jun 2018

Elkhorn Chemical and Packaging, Inc. Elkhorn, WI

Managed the daily operations of the company. Involved with human resource matters, i.e. hiring, training, and supervising staff. Negotiated customer pricing. Integral in the control of inventory, i.e. monitored and managed excess inventory, cycle count documentation, facilitated the year-end inventory count, and maintained a 98% fill rate on stocked items. Worked with our sales team and customers to increase sales by developing and implementing sales strategies, while managing AR. Sourced new products and executed daily purchasing requirements.

Key Achievements:

Established and maintained vendor relationships

Negotiated extended payment terms to vendors, increasing rebates and discounts

Implemented Inventory control processes

Purchasing Manager Feb 1998 – Mar 2003

Kranz, Inc. Racine, WI

Managed the daily departmental responsibilities, including staff, and ensured the timely execution of all purchasing requirements. Sourced new products and negotiated customer-specific pricing.

Key Achievements:

Negotiated extended payment terms and lower pricing with vendors

Established and maintained vendor relationships

EDUCATION: Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Milwaukee, WI

AS, Business Management

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