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Purchasing Agent

Villa Rica, GA
February 19, 2015

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Gina Burrand

** **** ****

Villa Rica, GA *****

678-***-**** (CELL)


A position in a results-oriented company that seeks an ambitious and career conscious

person, where acquired skills and education will be utilized toward continued growth and



With over 20 years of experience in the administrative and customer relations and 14 years


purchasing, I am confident that these combined skills will be an asset to any company. My

strong interpersonal and organizational skills, coupled with my computer knowledge

including all Microsoft office programs and inventory planning tracking systems (BPICS -

AS400 – UNIX- JD Edwards and E3) will prove me to be successful in my career.


Imperial Trading Food Distributor

Purchasing Manager

May 2013-June 2014 (Lay Off)

Responsible for all of purchasing for a multi-million dollar account. Experience in Grocery

Wholesale and Retail Procurement, Sourcing, Category Management/Merchandising,

Marketing, Analysis, and Sales. Merchandising/Marketing: Extensive supplier negotiating

experience in evaluating/implementing new items and program’s. Creative ability to design

and implement retail sales driven programs and events. Highly organized and have a strong

attention to detail required to assure the attainment of program success. Purchasing:

Highly knowledgeable in the principles and applications of inventory management with a

true sense of urgency. Over 1 years of procurement/category management experience in

the following categories: dry/frozen grocery, dairy, candy, snacks, beverages, food service

product and

equipment, tobacco, health and beauty aid, automotive, store supplies, cigarettes/tobacco,

vending equipment, novelties and general merchandise, automotive, printing materials and


AT&T Mobility

Wireline Customer Service GUI Specialist

September 2012-Febuary 2013 (Took Management Position)

Serviced customers by determining requirements, answering inquiries and resolving

problems, fulfilling request on all wireless and wireline needs and maintained database

information into AT&T operating systems. Enhanced organization reputation by accepting

ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring new opportunities to

add value to my job completion. Answered multi-line phone system for 7 hours out a daily

work schedule.


Purchasing Agent

January 2008-September 2010 (Company went out of Business)

Responsible for all of the MRP planning and buying for a multi-million dollar account.

Following procedure to order from MRP system based and pulled from PRELUDE.

Responsible for all daily purchasing activities including expediting, rescheduling and

confirmation of purchase orders. Working to source pricing to ensure quality service for the

best pricing. Run daily reports to ensure that products are on time and rate vendor

performances. Back up to the MRO/DIRECT SHIP purchasing agent who is responsible for

all items that are not stocked into MRP system.


Purchasing Agent

January 2007-December 2008 (Started Another Position)

AS400 system. Managed consulting between countries’s by Company E-Mail. Worked

closely with engineering department for item development to ensure material is in house.



May 2004 – December 2006 (Sold Company)

Started trucking company as part owner. Implement runs through military loads, trip sheets,

trucking stickers and managing fuel cost savings, purchasing and accounting. Office


HLA-CO. Inc, Bremen, GA.

Purchasing Assistant MRO Buyer

January 2004 – May 2005 (Started Trucking Company)

Implemented and documented procedures following ISO guidelines for requisition method


procurement for all MRO items and MRP Japan items. Responsible for procurement of all

MRO items for manufacturing facility using newly implemented requisition system. Worked

closely with all persons using requisitions to secure more cost efficient and effective ways of

purchasing the materials needed, therefore reducing order cycle time and eliminating the

need for expediting materials, therefore, reducing freight costs. Administrate, coordinate and

cooperatively work with other departments (Production Engineering, Design Engineering,

Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Marketing, and Production) to resolve all issues relevant

to the supplier or parts assigned. Managed supply base by tracking late and open orders,

delivery performance and quality. Negotiated cost downs with current suppliers, as well as,

implemented cost savings by searching for and negotiating with new suppliers. Achieved

target inventory levels and turns of materials by using vendor managed inventories and Kan

Ban systems. Responsible for all receiving paperwork and transactions using JD Edwards

system and for working closely with accounts payable to resolve invoicing and receiving

discrepancies. Develop sourcing strategy relative to the product or parts assigned and

vigorously pursue implementation once approved. Assist in the maintenance of records and

issuance of debit memos as required for defective product or other costs that the supplier is

responsible for.

Ingersoll-Rand, Blaw Knox Small Paver Division, Carrollton, GA.

Tactical Buyer – Purchasing Associate

April 2001 –December 2003 (Relocated Due To Lay Off)

Responsible for all daily purchasing activities including reviewing and releasing system

planned or requisitioned orders, as well as, expediting, rescheduling and confirmation of

purchase orders. Work with corporate sourcing as an assistant for the Corporate Strategic

Manager looking for ways to create centers of excellence with regards to suppliers.

Coordinate with Quality Assurance Manager on non-conforming materials.

Sony Music, Carrollton, GA

Order Service Coordinator

May 1993 – February 1997 (Birth Of Child)

Customer relations with Sony Music in New York City. Implemented ISO 9002 for Order

Service and Production Control Offices. Prepared documents for all inventory items

transmitted from facility. Responded to multi line phone system. Input order into

implemented system. Assisted as the secretary to the Production Control Supervisor.

Implemented record keeping systems in compliance with ISO standards.


Asher School of Business, Lilburn, GA

Diploma – Administrative Assistant 1991

Graduated with honors


Available upon request

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