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Purchasing Manager Procurement

Location:
Huntington Beach, CA
Salary:
$18.
Posted:
October 17, 2021

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BOB FARRELL

***** ******* **** ****: 916-***-****

Huntington Beach, CA. 92646 E-Mail: ado2kb@r.postjobfree.com

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT - PURCHASING

HOSPITALITY / RESORTS / CASINOS / FOOD MANUFACTURING

Versatile, high-energy Hospitality Executive with 21+ years in the Hospitality, Resort and Food Manufacturing industry experienced in purchasing and managing through change, while maintaining profitable growth. Strategic problem-solver who crafts and executes smart solutions with urgency across all areas of customer service.

Hands-on operational staffing leader able to keep teams focused and productive during the inevitable ups and downs of growth cycles; history of keeping team current on systems.

Extensive cross-functional leadership in Strategic Planning & Execution, Personnel Relationship Management, Technology Solutions, New Site Management, F.F.E. and Team Building/Leadership.

EXPERIENCE

ASSUREBRANDS INC. Oxnard, CA 2019 – 2020

PROCUREMENT MANAGER – Inventory-Warehouse-Sales

Responsible for Purchasing and Warehouse Departments. Implemented new Purchasing and Inventory control Systems. Represented New Company Brands to All Stores and Distributers.

Excellent understanding and knowledge of sales, procurement, pricing strategies, and distribution.

Meet with Sales team to continually set objectives and identify and exploit opportunities with assigned territory.

Establish and maintain sound business relationships with distributors, brokers and all key accounts.

Oversees management of company purchasing operations; ensures we meet budget and efficiency expectations.

Grew key retail accounts from 350K to 1.5M.

HARD ROCK CASINO LAKE TAHOE Stateline, NV 2018 – 2019

DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING

Manage, coach, and develop the Purchasing and Receiving departments to meet agreed objectives and deliver best practices, added value, and continuous improvements.

Member of Executive Management Staff

Organized and restructured Purchasing Dept, Shipping/Receiving.

Added New Inventory Control Dept.

Created a Service Oriented Environment to meet the needs of internal/external customers.

Responsible for All F&B Purchasing, which included contracts, rebates and all other buying agreements.

Monthly Inventories done on all Storerooms and Warehouses.

Negotiated best pricing on all Non-Food merchandise.

Ensure that Purchasing policies and processes are in place to meet business and operational needs.

FRESH GRILL FOODS LLC. Santa Ana, CA 2016 – 2017

PURCHASING MANAGER

Managed Fresh Grills purchasing for four separate divisions, Fresh Grill, Brown Bag, Civil and Third party, purchases totaling over 22M.

Strategic sourcing and negotiating contracts to better costs, improve service and meet quality requirements while lowering overall costs by 9%.

Worked directly with sales team to continually improve packaging, labels and costs.

Able to direct the purchasing team to work with the same strategic thinking and improve all sourcing.

Worked with Executive Chef and Q&A on the sourcing of all new items.

Worked with shipping and receiving department to organize and maintain inventory control with accuracy and lowered inventories of stock items.

ASSUREBRANDS INC. Oxnard, CA 2012 – 2016

PROCUREMENT MANAGER - SALES

Responsible for Purchasing and Sales Department. Implemented new Purchasing and Inventory control

Systems. Represented New Company Brands to All Stores and Distributers.

Excellent understanding and knowledge of sales, procurement, pricing strategies, and distribution.

Meet with Sales team to continually set objectives and identify and exploit opportunities with assigned territory.

Establish and maintain sound business relationships with distributors, brokers and all key accounts.

Oversees management of company purchasing operations; ensures we meet budget and efficiency expectations.

Grew key retail accounts from 350K to 1.5M.

FLOWERS FOODS – HOLSUM BAKERY Santa Fe Springs, CA 2009 – 2012

BRANCH SALES MANAGER

Responsible for building Bread Sales and Reducing Stale margins for assigned region. Directly managed, Developed and Trained Independent Operators, in each of their specific geographic territories.

Meet with I.O. to continually set objectives and identify and exploit opportunities with assigned territory.

Manage communications flow and conflict resolution with Customer Service.

Performs other duties which are deemed by management to be an integral part of the job, and practicing and complying with the Company operating rules, policies and procedures

Establish and maintain sound business relationships with distributors, brokers and all key accounts.

CACHE CREEK CASINO & RESORT Brooks, CA 2003 – 2009

DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING

Upon arriving Reorganized Purchasing, Inventory Control and Receiving department. Integrate tracking program for all new Purchases; oversee all Ordering; and maintained Inventory Requisition programs, Eatec. ReqLogic. Monthly expenditures on F&B ranging up to $1.82M totaling $22M a year.

Member of Executive Management Staff

Expanded Purchasing, Shipping/Receiving, F&B warehouses and off-site warehouses.

Persistently pursued collaboration among Purchasing Department and Receiving/Warehouse during transfer to New property. Worked with Marketing, F&B Dept, Regulatory, and FFE Commercial Department to ensure follow up through to final transfer phase. Build strategic partnerships among department staff and team to ensure smooth transitions.

Created a service oriented environment to meet the needs of internal/external customers.

Implemented company purchasing operations – Eatec, ReqLogic, within budgetary expectations.

Saved over 500 thousand dollars in first fiscal year, by implementing new Purchasing Bid Systems

Worked closely with all departments to maintain expenses and coordinate savings initiatives.

PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO Temecula, CA 2001 – 2003

PURCHASING MANAGER

Spearheaded, upon arrival, a functioning warehouse to better manage all food and beverage and non-food items. Took over and planned new Purchasing and Inventory Requisition program - Stratton Warren.

Oversaw Purchasing and Receiving departments – along with bids and contracts for new Casino including 7 Restaurants, 511 Rooms, 45,000 sq. ft. Banquet Facility with 200 slot machines and 75 Table Games. Had full responsibility of $12.9M of all non-food and commercial products along side of executive staff including Directors and Purchasing Managers.

Directed the value-added development of protocols, calculated and managed budget and staffing, coordinated all activities in accordance with regulatory requirements and SOPs. Initiated all written marketing materials, as needed.

Member of executive staff with full authority to oversee all contracts, bids, and re-negotiations.

Saved over 1 million dollars by organizing all F&B buying procedures, reducing personnel involved in buying products.

RAMADA EXPRESS HOTEL & CASINO Laughlin, NV 1988 – 2001

PURCHASING MANAGER

Successfully supervised the purchasing of items relevant to 6 Restaurants, 5 Bars, and 1501 Hotel Rooms; Assisted in remodel of 401 rooms and was in control of the F.F. & E – totaling $2.5M. Directly responsible for all F&B procurement.

Completed the on-site hands-on training program, installed on Purchasing Software

Promoted from Purchasing agent after 1 year of Monitoring stock levels and lowering food costs.

Expanded Current Warehouse by adding new Frozen and Refrigerated Coolers to handle Casino expansion.



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