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Product Develop, Purchasing Mgmt, Supply Chain Spec, Materials Mgt

Midlothian, VA
March 31, 2021

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Claudia Patricia Forte-Azos

Short Pump, Virginia

M: 954-***-**** /


Analysis Credentialing Inventory Control Payroll Processor Auditing Customer


Supply Chain

Management Purchasing

Contracting General







Costex 2013 - 2017

Purchasing & Product Development

• Proposed improvements to the current purchasing system that will improve vendor relationships and lowered the cost of doing business.

• Collaborated with inventory control and sales to develop metrics for gauging inventory level needs and then maintaining those levels throughout the year.

• Led in creating profitable ways to manage obsolete & slow-moving stock to help offset losses.

• Managed the company's day-to-day purchasing activities and ensured that all purchasing agents met their personal performance standards.

• Determined customers' needs & desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.

• Recommended the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.

• Assessed market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.

• Provided source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.

• Obtained product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies.

• Provided information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests.

• Facilitated inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.

• Brought new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.

• Introduced and marketed new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.

• Determined product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewed production and sales costs; anticipated volume; quoted special and customized orders.

• Maintained professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications & establishing personal networks. Pediatric Associates 2007 - 2011

Purchasing & Materials Manager

• Vaccine Inventory Control (Private and State) for 21 office locations.

• Daily inventory report for management and CFO, illustrated vaccine tracking program.

• Liaison between over 120 physicians and the State Program.

• Streamlined the State ordering process with the implementation of vaccine tracking program.

• Tracked vendor/distributor delivery performance to ensure timely fulfillment of orders.

• Advised management of supply changes in orders and delivery requirements.

• Maintained vaccine lead-time records to allow accurate inventory planning.

• Team player in the entire Purchasing/Finance Team.

• Handled all documentation, correspondence, renewals for expiring Leases and Contracts. Elegant Celebrations & Events 2003 - 2013


*Family business maintained for 10 years until sold in 2013*

• Inventory control for all company.

• Handled purchasing of raw materials and office supplies.

• Event planning, production and supervision.

• Outsourced Contractors.

• Ran and reconciled monthly financial reports.

• Accounts Payable/Receivables.

• Payroll.

Forte’s Accordion Shutters – FASCO Corp. 2004 – 2006 General Manager (Family owned)

• Performed general accounting functions.

• Placed orders, contracts, A/R, A/P, Payroll, Bookkeeping.

• Auditing expense reports and job costing.

• Inventory Management, non-inventory requisitions.

• Managed risk programs for property insurance, liability and workers comp. Groff Metals of Florida 1997 - 2004

Credit & Purchasing Manager

• Responsible for recovering dormant portfolio accounts ready to be written off & restoring accounts receivables relationship for customer maintenance.

• Responsible for staffing, compensation, payroll, office management, accounts payable, accounts receivables, Vendor Account reconciliations.

• Monthly financial reports for upper management.

• Maintained employee and vendor files.

• Budget reconciliation and other forecasting/planning activities. Groff Metals of Florida

Sales and Customer Service Supervisor

• Responsible for multiple off-site locations (West Palm Beach, Sarasota & Lakeworth, FL).

• Order replenishment materials for warehousing inventory.

• Supervisor of a staff of five. Maintained confidentiality on all employee matters.

• Follow up on all complaints from customers/vendors, implementation of new procedures to excel. EDUCATION

Bachelor in Business Administration- Universidad EAFIT 1997 – Medellin, Colombia


• Bilingual; English (Fluent), Spanish (Native) – can read, write & speak fluently

• Computer Literate: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Outlook, Procure-it, ADP, Excel-Fi and Internet savvy.

• 10+ years administrative rolls in different corporate positions.

• Strong ability to cultivate personal relationships interdepartmentally, within various levels of leadership and peers.

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