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Purchasing Manager Commercial Projects

Escondido, CA
April 11, 2024

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My objective is to be a key contributor for an innovative company in the building industry. I would like to utilize my extensive years of experience to help the right company grow and establish a reputation of integrity and quality workmanship. My career in the construction industry includes high-end residential and commercial projects. In addition to my experience as a custom builder, I have managed projects, vendor relationships, subcontractors, and was the purchasing manager for a large millwork company in San Diego. My goal is to utilize my relational and negotiating skill set, high work ethic and attention to project details from inception to completion.


Aug. 2017 – Mar. 2024 Purchasing Manager – Finishing Touch Millworks, Carlsbad, CA

● Manage projects through collaborative efforts with clients, site supers & shop personnel

● Work closely with engineers to ensure accuracy of project requests in alignment with scope and plans to best serve the company’s interest while meeting the client’s needs

● Execute all purchases orders including hardware, lumber, laminates, solid surfaces, metals, glass and equipment

● Establish and maintain relationships with a multitude of vendors

● Manage all purchases and projects through Buildertrend software

● Create processes to streamline purchases along with a paperless system

● Negotiate pricing with hundreds of vendors to procure the most cost-effective material with timely delivery

● Responsible for Quality Assurance of products delivered from all vendors

● Interface with Shop and Logistics Managers to monitor workflow and ensure timely deliveries

● Approve all invoices as part of the Accounts Payable process Sept. 2014 – Aug. 2017 Custom Builder, Gearhart Cabinets, Escondido, CA

● Built all custom aspects of commercial projects per plans including reception die walls, medical office cabinetry, architectural feature walls for restaurants, bars, hotels, etc.

● Responsible for all custom laminating including counter tops, reception workstations, etc.

● Delivery and installation of custom features and cabinets July 2011 – Sept. 2014 Shop Foreman, D.E. Andersen Construction

● Manage shop personnel and projects from inception through installation

● Custom builder of millwork and casework

● Installation

● Layout and design

● Procurement

May 2009 – Sept. 2014 Owner/Operator, Hecker Bros Cabinets, San Marcos, CA

● Interfaced with clients, designers, architects, and subcontractors to negotiate and complete all projects

● Responsible for design, layout, and procurement of all materials

● Coordinated schedules with clients and all subcontractors to meet set deadlines

● Oversee all installations to ensure quality satisfaction

● Accurate estimating of total scope of project

2004 - 2011 San Marcos Girls Softball League, Board Member & President

● Recruit, train and coordinate hundreds of board members and coaches over a seven year period

● Managed 25 teams

● Interfaced with sponsors and parents

● Led all board meetings and ensured adherence to proper protocol and bylaws

● Interface and coordinate with the National Governing Board

*Additional experience includes construction and installation of high end residential & commercial projects for multiple companies


References available upon request

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