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Purchasing Management Professional

Long Beach, California, 90806, United States
March 16, 2011

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Long Beach, CA 90806

562-***-**** (phone & fax)


A strong Purchasing Management professional, problem solver and leader with a proven record of contributing to enhanced market share, revenues and margins while creating an atmosphere of clear communication and teamwork. Proven ability to plan and execute multiple cost-saving projects concurrently resulting in savings and process improvements while supervising staff and interfacing effectively at all levels within organizations of various corporate cultures.

• Supplier Negotiations • Project Management • Vender Relations • Budget Development/Management


SMART & FINAL STORES, LLC, Commerce, CA 1999 – 2010

(Smart & Final Stores, Cash & Carry Stores, Henry’s Farmers Markets, Sun Harvest Markets, SmartCo Foods)

Director, Purchasing

Planned, directed and administrated all aspects of the organizations Purchasing Department function.

• Developed, directed and implemented corporate purchasing systems, procedures and strategies.

• Managed capital and expense acquisitions process for all business units for existing, new and remodel stores and construction projects resulting on 100% on time delivery of products and services.

• Operations team leader and business process owner for implementation of new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) integrated financial system resulting in increased visibility of corporate spend.

• Sourced equipment requirements for new store construction in excess of $2 million maintaining adherence to budget.

• Created Furniture, Fixture and Equipment budgeting process utilized for development new project cost assumptions.

• Developed procedural guidelines for asset disposition reporting resulting in improved delivered results from 90 to 30 days.

• Negotiated equipment volume discounts/rebates yielding approximately $450,000 annually.

ALLIED DOMECQ QSR, Glendale, CA 1996 -1999

(Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin’Donuts, Togo’s Eateries)

Purchasing Manager, Packaging and Distribution

Surface opportunities for improved value through innovative sourcing, volume leveraging and expedient execution of marketing directed strategic programs of the ADRUSA enterprise’s three nationally recognized quick-serve restaurant brands.

• Produced cost saving/avoidance of $1,099,000 through innovative volume leveraged negotiations.

• Negotiated packaging costs reductions totaling $110,000 within first 3 months of Togo’s brand acquisition.

• Managed implementation of all promotional packaging initiatives of Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin’Donuts and Togo’s resulting in 100% on-time delivery of desired expectations.


Commodity Manager (1994- 1996)

Developed, facilitated and implemented group-level procurement strategies for acquisition of raw materials.

• Saved $780,000 through optimized leveraged supplier management of national relationships and agreements.

• Reduced costs through implementation of supplier management techniques which saved $486,000.

• Developed procurement linkages to other Avery organizations which resulted in supplier base reductions of 20%.

Division Purchasing Manager, Index Brands (1992 - 1994)

Directed, facilitated and implemented Index Business Unit raw material procurement strategies.

• Developed supplier relationships which produced cost savings/avoidance averaging $500,000.

• Saved $520,000 through professional development of material logistic personnel in the area of supplier selection

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COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC., Atlanta, GA 1990 - 1992

Director of Purchasing, West Division

Directed and managed all procurement activities for West Division (CA, HI, OR, WA, AZ, CO).

• Negotiated and implemented regional supply agreements which saved an average of $880,000.

• Implemented and administered Minority Vendor Development Program which exceeded goals by 25% and simultaneously yielded $19 million contribution to plan.

• Reduced raw material inventory from $13 million to $9 million.


(Westinghouse Beverage Group), Los Angeles, CA

Senior Purchasing Agent

Negotiated procurement agreements for raw materials, packaging and services for 13 facilities in four western states.

• Achieved annual savings in material cost/avoidance averaging $625,000.

• Reduced raw material inventory from $6 million to $4 million.

• Saved $275,000 through the implementation of Westinghouse Region 5 National MRO supply agreements.

INDUSTRIAL MOLDING CORPORATION (Subsidiary of Kaiser Steel), Rancho Dominquez, CA 1979 - 1984

Purchasing Agent/Production Planning Manager (1981 - 1984)

Negotiated supply and service agreements averaging $3.5 million while managing the Production Planning and Control department.

• Created agreements for the supply of materials and services which produced savings/reductions of $450,000.

• Directed bid solicitation and analysis for four Kaiser Steel subsidiaries resulting in material cost savings of $650,000.

Production Planning & Control Manager (1979 - 1981)

Managed Production Planning & Control Department operations. Directed master production scheduling of molding and assembly departments consisting of 150 personnel.

• Designed and implemented policies and procedures which increased productivity 20% and machine utilization 15%.

• Created and implemented a monitoring system for finished goods and material inventory which increased asset turns by 10%.

Sales Coordinator (1978 - 1979)


Bachelor of Arts, Education

California State University, Long Beach


Past Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M), National Association of Purchasing Management

Professional Designation in Purchasing and Materials Management, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, CA

Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.), National Association of Purchasing Management


Purchasing Managers Association - Orange County Chapter

Institute of Supply Management (ISM) aka National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM)

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