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Purchasing Agent / Buyer

19154, United States
52, 000+Negotiable
October 08, 2008

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Attributes and Strengths:

Hard-working, motivated buyer with 15 years plus combined experience in the aspects of purchasing and inventory control records management. Successful in supplier negotiations. Success in establishing and maintaining supplier relationships. Multi-task oriented, and ability to meet deadlines. Well organized, and initiative driven. Work well in a fast paced environment. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of project management.


Certificate in Lean Manufacturing, Team Building, & Supervision – University of California, Riverside 2007

CPM Certificate in Purchasing Fundamentals - Marketing and Management Institute 1991

Professional Experience

Beckman Coulter, Inc – Fullerton, Ca.

Kanban Planner/Buyer - 11/07-Present

Plan, Buy and Expedite specific components. Schedule manufacturing requirements. Establish and maintain supplier relationships. Resolve any late deliveries, over-shipments and under-

Shipments. Reducing shortages by 40% maintain and follow through the production increasing transfers by 15%. Frequently participate in continuous improvement workshops (kaizen) with team members to improve quality, delivery, productivity and cost.

Bostik Inc.-Temecula Ca.

Purchasing Manager - 9/05-10/07

Monitor material ensuring consistent availability with minimal inventory investment. Constant contact with operation staff and outside suppliers. Coordinate current pricing of goods and services. Receive, review and process all in coming material receipts. Contributed in the capacity of a team member, individually, to resolving materials quality issues and increasing manufacturing productivity. Assist with Root Cause/ Corrective Actions to short term and permanent solutions to material supply issues. Supervise and train receiving personal using AS400 and Movex purchasing modules. Cycle counting and reconciliations. Reduced packaging cost by 63%, Implemented west coast warehousing of frequently used raw chemical materials while reducing cost of transportation by 33%, and increasing on time delivery by 75%

Eldorado Stone -Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Planner/ Buyer - 01/02-08/05

Initiated quotes with suppliers, negotiated over 20 % cost savings without losing quality. Coordinate procurement of all raw materials, packaging supplies, and daily operation materials. Oversaw maintenance agreements with all vendors and subcontractors, created, and maintained tracking reports of all maintenance. Verify all receipts against invoices, resolved any discrepancies, process invoices for payment.

Westside Laboratories-Ontario, Ca.

Materials Buyer- 11/00-12/01

Maintained inventory at target levels, initiated supplier sources, and performed regular analysis of JIT levels to include changes consistent with inventory/production requirements. Performed basic aspects of proposals, purchase negotiations, and contractual requirements. Purchased at prices consistent with quality, quantity, and of timely delivery requirements.

Dyn-Corp Information & Enterprise Technologies - Norco, CA

Purchasing Agent 07/99 -11/00

Utilized government Standard Operation Procedures to initiate vendor selection, bidding lists, and facilitated contract administration. Coordinated for the set- up of service and heavy equipment purchasing and leasing agreements. Conducted preparation of vendor returns and ensured customer satisfaction process.

Biopsy’s Medical, Inc. - Irvine, CA.

Purchasing Agent 10/96 - 02/98

Coordinated all company purchases, distribution, and of tracking incoming orders. Interacted with accounting, shipping, and customer service departments. Performed vendor selection, maintained inventory, and vendor lists performances.

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