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Newbury, New Hampshire, United States
October 27, 2016

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Kenneth J. Ames, CPIM

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Newbury, NH 03255



OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position that will allow me to use my knowledge of manufacturing business and management principles involved in procurement, planning, forecasting, supply chain procedures, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


Administration and Management:

Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.

Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.

Utilize forecasting models to plan and execute best in class inventory turns and resource allocation

Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training.

Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.

Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.

Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.

Maintain records of goods ordered and received.

Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.

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

Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.

Purchasing Agent:

Use computers to organize and locate inventory, and operate spreadsheet and word processing software.

Negotiate prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for merchandise.

Manage the department for which I buy.

Confer with sales and purchasing personnel to obtain information about customer needs and preferences.

Examine, select, order, and purchase at the most favorable price merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements and other factors.

Monitor and analyze sales records, trends, or economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed.

Set or recommend mark-up rates, mark-down rates, and selling prices for merchandise.

Authorize payment of invoices or return of merchandise.

Interview and work closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products.

Conduct staff meetings to present and direct new projects


BA Philosophy New England College


04/2016-09/2016 USTech/Corning Keene, NH Buyer IV

01/2015-12/2015 Timken Keene, NH Planning Analysis

03/2014-12/2014 Timken Lebanon, NH Planning Analysis

06/1984-07/2012 Osram Sylvania Inc, Danvers MA Distribution Mgr

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