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Sr. Buyer

Martinez, California, 94553, United States
December 04, 2008

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Martinez, CA *****


Twelve years combined experience in procurement, inventory control and management of various categories of inventory. Recognized as being a highly organized quick learner, who achieves results under pressure.

Projected buying decisions for a $4 million dollar category while achieving 94% or higher service level for nine consecutive months for a Fortune 500 company.

Implemented forward looking buying strategies for 13 buyers for cold/flu and allergy seasonal items. Analyzed and forecasted buying strategies for seasonal items including holiday related items.

Managed and oversaw the accurate receiving of approximately $6 million of inventory per month.


Longs Drugs: Buyer II (2007 – Present)

 Analyze service level, in stock and anticipated out of stock reports and trends to determine inventory purchase requirements

 Management and execution of purchase orders using Oracle Retek

 Buying of one time buy items and new items for allocations and on-time release for ad items

 Interact with category mangers and vendors to resolve supply chain issues

 Manage $4 million of inventory to meet corporate goals

 Communicate service level issues to director and senior buyers

 Executed disposition of discontinued items to alleviate inventory dollars

Home Depot: Receiving Manager (2005 – 2007)

 Responsible for the accurate receiving of all inventories, totaling $6 million per month

 Managed the exterior presentation of the building as specified by the city

 Managed and coached a team of 6 – 10 associates

 Coordinated daily deliveries

Diablo Funding Group: Loan Officer (2/2005 – 12/2005)

 Verified and evaluated clients income levels, credit reports, and assets

 Collaborated client files and presented to investment institutions for approval and funding

 Marketed various lending programs to potentially grow the business

GATCO: Assistant Sales Manager (2003 – 2004)

 Managed the company’s largest account, totaling approximately $16 million in revenue per year

 Managed the production and distribution of all display fixtures for all accounts

 Created marketing campaigns for new items nationally

Home Depot:/EXPO Department Manager (1996 – 2003) & (2004 – 2005)

Home Base: Department Manager (1992 – 1996)

 Monitored inventory stock levels, selling and merchandising trends to make purchasing decisions and optimize profit

 Managed from 10-30 employees in several different departments

 Directed the operation of a high volume department, including inventory management, personnel, purchasing, and scheduling

 Reconciled bank deposits

 Facilitated merchandising training classes


B.S. Business Administration/Finance, California State University Hayward, 2006

California Department of Real Estate Salesperson License, 2004

Associates of Arts Degree, Diablo Valley College, 1995

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