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Gladewater, Texas, United States
January 28, 2019

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Gladewater, Texas *****



Purchasing Professional with extensive experience in public and non-profit environments. Extensive knowledge of operations, including data analysis, order processing and vendor management. Strong relationship development and analytical skills that contribute to pro-active issue resolution and cost-effective practices.


AMERICAN INCOME LIFE, IFL Irving, TX and East Texas Aug 2016 to Current

Benefits Analyst, Life Insurance Agent

●Customer Service, Presentations, Delivery of Policies

JOY GLOBAL, Longview, TX Aug 2015 to Oct 2015


●Expedited parts ordering for manufacturing, ensuring timely processing to meet production requirements.

●Worked weekly reports for buyers, including the past due report of purchase orders.

●Generated purchase orders in a timely manner, worked with customs to ensure delivery of critical products, work to move products via expedited means

●Contacted suppliers to replace broken or faulty products and issue paperwork to return of product.

AEROTEK Staffing, for JOY GLOBAL Longview TX June 2014 to Aug 2015


●Expedited parts, ordering for manufacturing, ensuring timely processing to meet production requirements.

●Placed purchase orders for parts and followed up with suppliers to resolve issues and ensure delivery within lead time. Worked to find additional suppliers for products and fostered working relationships.

●Led project for distribution center, to clear backlog of non-receipts and disruptive payments to suppliers, expediting issue resolution to ensure customer satisfaction.

●Provided recommendations for operational improvements to enhance quality, generate cost savings, and ensure timeliness of deliveries.

CAREER PERSONNEL for Wellness Pointe, Longview, TX Apr 2013 to Aug 2013

Purchasing Manager

●Negotiated pricing for most utilized products, obtain equipment for Accreditation Inspection and update accounts to ensure product delivery within deadline.

●Developed materials and conducted training for managers on completing company requisitions and PO number system, enhancing skills and increasing efficiency.

●Streamlined ordering system through elimination of obsolete inventory, consolidating processes to decrease waste and significantly reduce costs.

●Sourced vendors and negotiated pricing, updating credit card processes to ensure accurate and complete documents are needed for finance to reconcile accounts.

●Partnered with vendors to provide free medicines and supplies for clinic and patients, enhancing brand awareness and marketplace visibility.

●Conducted cost analyses for projects, providing recommendations needed for effective decision making.


CONVERGYS, Longview, TX 2010 to 2012

Customer Service H&D Sales Rep, ACE/EBG Representative

●Developed relationships with customers and accurately process billing/credits to ensure client satisfaction and retention.

●Generated new/replacement equipment sales that contributed to increased revenue.

●Conducted technical troubleshooting and research to expedite issue resolution and ensure customer satisfaction.

PATSDOGHOUSE, Gladewater, TX 2007 to 2017

Office Manager

●Provided customer service, processed orders, tracked inventory and ordered supplies to ensure product availability.

●Managed website and advertising to elevate brand awareness.

ADECCO STAFFING for NESTLE WATERS, Hawkins, TX Dec 2007 to Apr 2009

Logistics Specialist

●Entered data for payment of invoices to carriers, researched balance dues and requested documentation to verify costs and ensure accurate documentation. Processed invoices with cost centers and General Ledger accounts.

AMERICAN GREETINGS, Cleveland, OH 1999 to 2007

Purchasing Specialist, DesignWare and Learning Horizons Business Units 2003 to 2007

●Assisted with identifying, evaluating and qualifying new suppliers.

●Issued purchase orders, tracked merchandise for over 1,000 SKU’s and expedited merchandise.

●Consolidated status reports, tracked orders, and monitored shipments to minimize vendor issues.

●Tracked procurement records for commodity products, costs, on-time delivery, and performance.

Sales/Return Specialist, General Accounting 2000 to 2003

●Reconciled Canadian Inter-Company accounts, pulling information for documentation, requesting reports, expediting issue resolution, to ensure accurate reporting processes. Managed Letter of Credit processing to General Ledger, and disbursement of documentation to plants and subsidiaries.


Prior to 2000

Held progressively responsible positions with Morton Paints, Alabama Extension Service Center, Baron Sign Manufacturing and the United States Marine Corps,


Pursuing BS Senior with over 180 SH, Interdisciplinary, University of Akron, Akron, OH


Sergeant, US Marine Corps


Licensed Insurance Agent with the State of Texas


SAP Legacy and Globe, Windows, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel

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