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Purchasing Manager

Newton Falls, OH, 44444
November 16, 2018

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Over 25 years’ purchasing experience in many different industries. My strong negotiating skills, implementing pricing agreements, creative processes, and building strong relationships with suppliers have been key factors in substantial savings. This combination has proven to be a good formula for sustainability. Managing inventory assets to increase cash flow without jeopardizing production or sales. Proven skills in managing and as well as supporting upper management.

Core Competencies and Attributes

Strong Negotiating Skills Key Partnership Development Well Organized

Self-Motivated National Strategic Alliances Building Relationships

Professional Experience

Berk Enterprises, Inc. September 2017 - Present

Buyer/Product Specialist/Planner

Warren, OH

Part of the Planning Committee for two of the three divisions

Review backorder reports and implement an action plan to fulfill orders

Set and maintain safety stock levels

Work with the Sales Team daily to get RFQ’s and samples from manufacturers

Implement new cost saving programs to our non-domestic manufacturers

Manage new items within my product classes

Initiating standardization and processes within the Purchasing Dept.

Self Employed April 2016 – November 2016, April 2017 – September 2017


Evaluated the day to day operations to help with inefficiencies

Developed key partnerships with suppliers and negotiate Special Pricing Agreements (SPA’s) that reduced material costs

Negotiated payment terms to help cash flow

Implemented processes to reduce labor costs and improve material flow

Directed sales and marketing team in ways that increased revenue and customer awareness

Created office processes that made the personnel more efficient by reducing paper handing and improved communication

Professional Experience continued…

Bernard Bush 330-***-**** Page 2

Majestic Manufacturing, Inc. (Contract Job) December 2016 – March 2017

Purchasing Manager

Purchased all products for Manufacturing and Parts Department

Added processes to organize both Purchasing and Parts Departments to reduce inefficiencies and better serve customers

Partnered with vendors to implement a (VMI) Vendor Management Inventory program

Managed international orders working with Freight Forwarding companies

VEC, Inc. August 2005 – February 2016

Director of Purchasing

Girard, Ohio

Reduced costs annually by establishing SPA’s (Special Pricing Agreements) & Rebate Programs with national and regional distributors and manufacturers

I created a Consignment Program to eliminate returns, minimized back ordered material and improved jobsite efficiency. I did this by developing

partnerships with suppliers to help us better serve our clients

Reduced rental equipment costs by over 20%

Researched tools and products that reduced our field labor costs

Supervised the Warehouse, Fleet and Maintenance Departments for 7 years of my tenure in which I implemented our own tool tracking and internal tool rental program which created cost awareness and reduced capital spending

Reduced freight costs annually with negotiated rates, consolidating shipments, and establishing relationships with local vendors as needed

Negotiated extended payment terms from 30 days to 45 or 60 days with our top suppliers which increased cash flow

Magnetech Industrial Services, Inc. November 2003 – August 2005

Purchasing Agent

Boardman, Ohio

Reduced inventory and waste by implementing a “Just In Time” program

Negotiated pricing contracts and special terms with vendors which added savings and increased the bottom line

Dealt with international brokers and suppliers

Assisted in Inventory Control

Professional Experience continued…

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TRH, Incorporated November 1998 – October 2002

Operations & Purchasing Manager

Youngstown, Ohio

Created labor cost analysis reports to better understand areas of inefficiencies which reduced our labor costs substantially

Scheduled the daily labor and assigned production tasks to over 20 employees for both the fabrication and paint departments

Assisted in R&D of new products and processes to broaden customer base

Purchased all material for the fabrication and paint departments

Negotiated special pricing agreements and programs which reduced our costs, increased our turns, and lowered inventory


Advanced Excel Believers Church – Youth Group

Time Management Warren Family Missions

Organizational Course 2nd Harvest Food Bank

Hobbies: Golf, Exercising, Table-Tennis

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