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Buyer

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
March 07, 2019

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A proactive, well organized and successful Buyer with extensive experience in all aspects of the procurement process seeking to obtain a position where my skills and experience can be effectively utilized to significantly enhance growth, profits and return on investment.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

Communication Skills

Critical Thinking Skills

Customer Service and Retention Management

Goal Oriented Focus

Knowledge of Bookkeeping

Knowledge of the Product

Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Planning, Budgeting and Negotiation Skills

Problem Solving Skills

Product, Service, and Sales Training

Persuasion Skills

Time Management Skills

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, SD, ERP,MRP, MM, F1 SAP Transactions, SAP LSO, JD Edwards and ORACLE

EXPERIENCE

Cabot Corporation Alpharetta, GA

Buyer 2013 – Present

Responsible for obtaining goods and services for 3 carbon black plants from over 100+ vendors throughout the U.S. and Canada procure more complex, higher value items for multiple sites.

Work with internal customers to identify, understand, and translate purchasing needs.

Perform related purchasing activities, such as generation of documents, purchase orders and approving purchase orders within pre-established spending limits.

Identify and implement the most cost effective and efficient way to purchase small and/or

local items.

Establish and maintain a supply base for products and services purchased.

Foster and maintained positive business relationships with vendors and users.

Ensure timely delivery of goods and services that met quality, timing and price

terms.

Ensure compliance with Purchasing Ethics and corporate standards.

Enhance company profits by 10% by acquiring suitable goods at a competitive price through analyzed data and careful purchasing strategies.

Kemira Chemicals Atlanta, GA Customer Service Professional 2012 - 2013

Processed orders via SAP for 3 business segments; pulp/paper, water, oil and gas.

Liaison between Sales Management, AP and customer to resolve any discrepancies.

Managed customer database, followed up on deliverables and coordinated the logistics for shipments.

Handled time sensitive issues which required close interactions with various departments to ensure high customer satisfaction.

Concept Packaging Group Buford, GA Assistant Buyer 2011 – 2012

Processed orders within 24 hours of requisition approval.

Maintained inventory by running reports and ordering items as needed.

Communicated any changes to buyers provided by suppliers.

Ensured all of the latest items were ISO Compliant.

Management of all facets of the order process ensured suppliers cost were within target,

quality of supplies were consistent and on time deliveries achieved high ratings.

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Bekaert Corporation Kennesaw, GA Sales Administrator/Purchasing Assistant 2008 – 2010

Provided essential support for the sales team.

Responsible for the efficient handling of sales orders, and helped to improve the productivity of sales representatives by dealing with customer queries and fielding calls.

Contributed to the quality of customer service and the achievement of sales targets.

Columbian Chemicals Company Marietta, GA Customer Service Coordinator dba/ ADITYA BIRLA CARBON 2005 – 2007

Interacted with customers and provided them with information on products, accounts and

services.

Responded to service calls from clients or customers and dispatched queries to the

appropriate customer care associate.

Resolved and handled customer grievances and complaints or special orders through

email and telephone.

Gathered and processed orders, provided important information regarding any change

in price of goods, services and shipping.

Coordinated the service requirements of customers with the appropriate departments as

necessary for ensuring effective customer service.

EDUCATION

University of Memphis Business Administration Degree Memphis, TN



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