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Senior Purchasing Manager

East Peoria, IL
January 30, 2019

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JOSHUA FUGITT 309-***-**** East Peoria, IL


Managed 70+ vendors with a fill rate of 99.6% on over 2.8 million cases over the last 8 years. Effectively saved the company $78,000 annually by doing an inbound freight analysis and switching carriers. Converted multiple product lines, resulting in a savings of more than $20,000 annually and improved the quality of the products. Successfully assisted in marketing negotiations leading to annual marketing funds of $800,000+ for the past 3 years. Taken on the task of liquidating dead inventory which resulted in the company recouping over $175,000 on 5,500 cases over a period of 3 years.

Professional Summary

I am dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets. Extremely results-oriented and proactive in addressing and resolving problems. My ambition and drive to be the best is what has put me in the successful positions I have been in throughout my career. Co-workers (sales team, purchasing, management) have always leaned heavily on me to be the guy that took care of business and never let them or the customer down.


Product development Deadline-oriented

Project management Customer service-oriented

Consistently meets goals Efficient multi-tasker


Work History

Senior Purchasing Manager 08/2016 - current Waugh Foods - East Peoria, IL

Manage the inventory on several product lines while negotiating freight, discovering new product lines and creating new ways to sell old and slow-moving inventory.

Worked directly with operations and sales to lower slow moving and dead inventory by $175,000.

Negotiate marketing programs with vendors alongside our Cost Manager.

Converted multiple product lines saving the company tens of thousands of dollars without sacrificing quality

Buyer – Procurement 08/2010 – 08/2016

Waugh Foods – East Peoria, IL

Responsible for our largest vendor and overseeing two very unique cross dock programs.

Developed and rolled out new policies.

Exceeded company objectives with buyer performance ratings.

Lead man – Logistics 07/2007 – 08/2010

Waugh Foods – East Peoria, IL

Operated a GPS based logistics program, Roadnet, to find the most economical routes for our trucks to deliver orders to our customers without sacrificing the time windows that they expected deliveries in.


Associates Degree – Business Administration: 2007-2009

Illinois Central College – East Peoria, IL

I took classes while working full time and raising my daughter. It was not easy, but I finished with a 3.8 GPA.

High School Diploma: 2006

Washington Community High School - Washington, IL

I finished top 25 in my class with a GPA over 4.0 made possible by taking advanced placement classes, including ones that counted for college credit.

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