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Purchaser or Accounts Payable Manager

Sanford, ME
September 11, 2019

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OBJECTIVE: To secure a professional position, where I can be challenged and my past achievements, work experience, education and strong capabilities will be fully utilized.

QULIFICATIONS: Experience in purchasing, accounts payable and some accounts receivable.


Buyer/Accounts Payable YCCC Job Title -Accountant I - York County Community College, Wells, ME 1997 to 2017

Responsible for purchasing and accounts payable functions at YCCC, from intent to purchase through delivery and payment for those goods and services.

Profound ability to influence and negotiate individually, and in a team environment.

Supply contracts as needed including terms and conditions.

Manage and developed a supplier base, review supplier capacity and performances; ensure they conform to the current specifications, policies and procedures.

Proficient in maintaining inventory and ordering all stocked supplies.

Work closely with department heads ordering all classroom supplies to ensure those needed supplies are procured in a timely manner and by the most cost effective method.

Facilitate the sourcing of products, prepare bid proposals, and compile detailed analysis of quotation data.

Organized demonstrations of equipment needed and determine leasing versus buying to maximize cost savings.

Negotiate and settle claims when specifications of materials or services are not met; work with vendors for a resolution if materials do not conform to specifications, or are received in damaged or defective.

Initiate returns by contacting vendor, prepare product for shipment, and determine shipping methods. Follow up to ensure we receive proper credit or replacement for all returns.

Demonstrates the ability to multi task.

Facilitate and performs with accuracy the accounts payable functions and responsibilities.

Prepare, code, and reconcile accounts payable invoices, bills, and expense reports.

Post accounts payable transactions into the” Idea’s system” to initiate payment to vendors and contractors, by allocating charges and expenses to various appropriate accounts and ensuring payments are processes accurately and paid in a timely manner.

Other related tasks as required.

Purchasing agent - Millrock Inc. – Sanford Maine 1994 to 1997

Placed orders for materials and supplies by telephone and mail.

Negotiated terms and conditions with existing suppliers.

Utilized Excel spreadsheets formulated for purchasing needs.

Senior clerk –Pratt & Whitney, North Berwick, Maine 1986 to 1993

Handled incoming request for machine repairs, prioritized, and dispatched repair jobs to appropriate trade.

Purchased supplies and parts, coordinated outside vendor repair work.

Tracked blanket purchase orders to ensure no cost overruns occurred.

Proficient in maintaining inventory and ordering all stocked supplies.

Other related tasks as required.

Other skills:

1.Cycle counting – duties associated with counting, weighing, checking, calculating and resolving discrepancies of a cycle count inventory control.

2.Proficient research ability.

3.Excel, internet, and many other computer programs.

4.Ability to be a self starter and work independently.

5.Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

References upon request.


Sam Ellis 207-***-****

Dean of Finance and Administration, York County Community College

Dana Petersen 207-***-****

Manager of Facilities, York County Community College

Scott Chretien 207-***-****

Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Federal Credit Union

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