Brenda J. Chambers
**** **** **** **** #*** Jacksonville, Fla. 32244
Seeking a position which offers the opportunity for growth and increased responsibility.
EDUCATION: B.S. Business Administration – Norfolk State University
SPECIAL SKILLS – 30 Plus total years –Purchasing Experience
E3 Advance Warehouse Replenishment with Multi-Tier– Level 1 Certified
TQM- Total Quality Management – certification Century VMS – Import logistics system
Interline Brands- September 20, 1993 to July 31, 2012
Buyer 13 years- Import Product Manager – 5 years– Senior Inventory Analyst -1 year
As a manager I was responsible for the purchasing of $50 million of inventory and managed 4 buyers. Most recently I was responsible for managing $12 million in inventory, placing orders to vendors in China, Indonesia and other countries. Worked with other departments on various projects to benefit the company. Worked with the Merchandising and Sales departments daily. Compiled various reports for my department for distribution to upper management. Completely managed VMI vendors (Vendor Managed Inventory) from providing projections, placing orders and managing the on hand inventory on a daily basis. Placed purchase orders as needed daily and managed the process thru receipt, which involved several levels of distributing product from the distribution centers down to the pro centers or retail levels. Worked with 4 major Regional Distribution Centers, 70 warehouses and 14 different divisions of the company to manage and get product where needed for the customer. Consistently maintained a 97% service level to the customers which was above the required 95%. Worked with Quality Assurance to resolve quality issues. Worked with various reports to analyze over stocks, out of stocks and dead stock. E3 Advance Warehouse Replenishment system used daily in all aspects of my duties, including setting up new vendors, maintaining the setup of my items, setting up and reviewing system seasonal profiles, running reports and more. Our newest version was multi-tier. Demand forecasting experience. Assisted sales and often time customers with special order request.
USED MULTIPLE SYSTEMS DAILY –WHICH INCLUDE RS6000, BRIDGE, CENTURY (VMS), MICROSOFT OUTLOOK AND E3
My overall experience included – Director of Purchasing for Omni and Hilton Hotels, Directory of Purchasing for Pensacola Restaurant Supply - Buyer for Buck Knives Inc. (Used Manufacturing Schedule to buy). Additional information available upon request.
Quick Learner – Can perform any task if given the chance. Can handle multiple task, detail oriented, work well under pressure, good problem solving skills, lots of initiative. Can use Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
Excellent organizational written and verbal communication skills.
Government Secret Clearance Held in 1979
IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FOR YOUR COMPANY – YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
Outstanding references attached
Mr. Bill Rudroff
Director of Purchasing, Interline Brands
Mr. Mike Baker
Inventory Manager, Interline Brands
Mrs. Susan O’Brien
Director of Merchandising
Mrs. Lena Kramer
Mr. Rob Simon
Owner and President Worldwide Manufacturing