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Administrative Assistant Sales

Chicago, IL
November 13, 2018

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Tammy J. Cedar **** W. Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638

Cellular 773-***-****

Professional Employment History

MAH Machine Cicero, IL 12/11 to Present

Purchasing Manager

Purchase everything for machine shop including all raw materials - metal/steel, bars, sheets, rods, tubes, plates, burn outs, capital equipment and parts, all office supplies, paint, shipping materials, lumber, crates, services from third party vendors. Also purchase hardware such as socket head cap screws, flat head screws, high collar lock washers, nuts, bolts, and pull out dowels. Obtain quotes to purchase everything at the lowest price consistent with required quality from vendors who will deliver in a timely manner. Identify new ISO sources to achieve improved cost, quality and delivery times. Conduct negotiations with current vendors to obtain best price and lead time. Handle all correspondence directly with vendors concerning purchases including price adjustments, return of defective or incorrect material, additional shipments to fill shortages and cancellation of purchase orders. Expedite orders as required to support production schedule. Manage vendor information and update as necessary. Review open purchase orders to ensure delivery dates are met. Resolve shipment errors with vendors. Receive delivered material or services, close P.O.’s, and authorize payment.

Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable Company, Franklin Park, IL 12/08 to 12/11

Executive Administrative Assistant

Supported the C.E.O., President, V.P. Marketing & Sales, V.P. Sales Midwest Region and Sales Department. Assigned tracking numbers and sent all RFQ’s and Quotes. Wrote sales orders, purchase orders, and expedited orders for the Midwest Region. Maintained shipping schedule on select accounts. Processed credit checks and DNB reports for customers. Processed credit cards for approvals and payment for billing. Maintained Liability Insurance Certificates database in ACT. Published ESOP newsletter for company in MS Publisher. Created birthday cards and holiday announcements. Updated and distributed representative book. Received and distributed all email in info email. Handled all documentation retention.

Furlong Construction, Chicago, IL 11/99 to 12/08

Purchasing Manager

Responsible for ensuring that the materials required for construction projects were provided on schedule and according to projected budgets. Ensured that the most cost-effective and appropriate materials were purchased. Provided prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings. Identified potential suppliers and new products. Contacted a range of suppliers and sub-contractors to obtain quotations and agreed delivery times. Assessed the reliability of sub-contractors and suppliers. Dealt effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials. Maintained cost reports in order to maximize efficiency within the business. Negotiated and agreed to the most favorable terms with suppliers

Computer Sciences Corporation, LaGrange, IL 06/96 to 11/99

Facilities Coordinator - Promotion

Planned and coordinated the movement of office furniture, computer and telecommunications systems. Provided arrangements and realignments for office space, parking, security, shipping/receiving and mail facilities, conference and meeting rooms, maintenance and general housekeeping. Managed the set up, maintenance and updating of voice communication systems. Coordinated facility move from Hodgkins to LaGrange and obtained quotes from vendors, movers, subcontractors and other outside services. Coordinated supply of cell phones, pagers and other communications equipment to employees with responsibility for tracking usage, purchasing and invoicing equipment. Trained and supported staff on voice communication systems. Responsible for paying all invoices for purchases and supplies. Oversaw Visa card usage by employees including business unit records and logs of cards issued. Coordinated special events for internal and off-site functions including site selection, catering, invitations and gifts.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Coordinated travel arrangements and meetings for 40 employees. Assessed organizational needs and implemented administrative procedures. Attended meetings and produced minutes.

M-B Sales, Westmont, IL 01/90 to 06/96

Creative Services Administrator - Promotion

Assisted Vice President of Creative Services, Director of Engineering, Director of Creative Services, 15 Designers, Engineers and Quality Assurance Administrators in daily activities. Developed systems for design/marketing/distribution of promotional products for McDonald's Corporation. Interacted on a daily basis with McDonald’s Corporation and assisted with any requests or issues. Designed, organized and oversaw creative facilities, pre-production and production areas. Researched and purchased a $30,000 mobile filing system and a $26,000 CD-ROM computer system for image archiving. Managed warehouse facilities including reorganization and allocation of space which saved the company $5,300 a year.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Provided support for Vice President of Creative Services, Director of Engineering, 15 Designers, Engineers and Quality Assurance Administrators. Coordinated travel arrangements and meetings. Organized and tracked all reference material. Composed all correspondence from shorthand. Implemented and maintained cross-reference filing system for art boards, prototypes, production samples, and reference materials. Assisted Designers in typesetting and board mounting. Handled all aspects of Vice President’s email.


Typing 70 wpm

Shorthand, Dictaphone

BluePrint Reading

Microsoft Suite, WordPerfect, Lotus Notes, Lotus 1-2-3, AS400, Sage MAS, Act, Epicor Vantage, Infor Visual, NaVision

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