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Purchasing Manager

Newnan, Georgia, United States
October 17, 2016

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Newnan, Ga *****

TEL: 786-***-****


PROFILE AND OBJECTIVE: I am an enthusiastic professional with years of solid industry experience in Product Procurement, Materials management, Operations, and Sales. Dependable and proven ability to achieve profit and control of inventory levels. Team leader with ability to manage staff and resources efficiently. Analytical and technically oriented. Ability to manage and troubleshoot issues, meet budgets and deadlines. I have extensive knowledge in negotiating, planning, executing, training and managing staff. Great interpersonal relationships with my company, customers and peers. Bi-lingual English and Spanish. Looking to obtain a permanent position where my motivation and experience will provide an opportunity for my employer to use my skills in a manner profitable for the company.


02/2008 – Present AB Diversified Ent., Inc PLANTATION, FL

Director of Purchasing, Materials Management, Sales and Operations:

Directly responsible for managing all functions of purchasing, materials management, Supply Chain, Inventory and Sales divisions of the company.

Direct report to company president. Working together in creating detailed reports, analyzing data and discuss possible steps for the growth and profitability of the company.

Analyze sell through of product to determine current and future needs.

Manage yearly sales of over $80M.

Develop and maintain vendor relationships and award contracts as necessary.

Negotiate with suppliers to minimize costs of raw materials, components, finished goods, and transportation.

Determine market trends by analyzing sales at retail and wholesale levels.

Manage bill of materials, purchase orders, and production processes.

Manage the logistics of inventory movement between company warehouses and production plants.

Work closely with accounting department monitoring payment terms and vendor activities.

Develop lasting relationships with customers and create sales opportunities within the different tiers of the retail and wholesale market.

Manage Sales team in developing sales goals and programs.

Create and maintain pricing levels and manage product allocations.

Work closely with warehouse manager. Monitor order fulfillment, inventory control, special projects, quality control and store return processes.

Manage and supervise stuff in supply chain, sales and warehousing.

Plan and organize company’s participation in industry trade shows.


Purchasing Manager: 1998 – 02/2008

Locating and interviewing vendors to determine product availability, as well as negotiating pricing.

Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future product availability.

Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for product, as well as follow up with vendors to assure compliance.

Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance with company policy.

Manage and maintain purchasing department budget.

Communicate necessary information with Sales and Planning Departments.

Supervise the maintenance records for goods ordered and received.

Interview and hire staff, and oversee training.

Assist in formulating marketing strategies.

Attend and participate in industry trade shows to make in-person contact with present and potential new vendors.

Prepare reports for sales and production meetings.

Interacted with top line vendors to assure maximized profitability and maintain continuous supply.

Assisted Sales Department with excess and return inventories, as well as the Planning Department with potential out of stock items.

Researched and reconciled receiving and invoiced discrepancies.

Maintained records of goods ordered and received.

Assisted in the creation of an automated order taking system currently used by Sales Department at trade shows.

Develop reports to analyze inventory and inventory movements.

Worked with Sales Department to confirm that orders were being processed accordingly.


Over 18 years of experience in Procurement, Materials management, Operations and sales. Strong negotiating skills and ability to manage people and build strong relationships. Excellent problem solving, trouble-shooting ability and communication skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish). Systems: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Sage 500, AS400/JBA Systems, Business Objects, Peachtree.


1990 – 1994 - Miami-Dade College, AA Business Administration

1989 - High School Diploma - Miami Springs Senior High School, Miami Springs, FL

References available upon request.

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