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Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

3608 Becket Lane | Xxxxxx, Xxxxxx xxxxxx | Cellxxx-xxx-xxxx | Homexxx-xxx-xxxx |


Senior Level Business Professional

Account Management / Purchasing /  Commodities Management / Internal and External Client Relations


Professional Profxxxxxxe


   Dynamic, ambitious and results-driven Senior Level Purchasing Executive offering comprehensive strategic planning, vendor relations, and tactical business planning expertise.

   Proven track record of capitalizing on new opportunities to enhance efficiencies and impact bottom line performance.

   Motivated self-starter with a reputation for dedication to detaxxxxxx; abxxxxxxity to encourage buy in from staff/peers.

   Proficient problem solver who conceptualizes business & technical perspectives to develop solutions.

   Secure outstanding profitabxxxxxxity results through solid negotiation talent, deep and rich understanding of purchasing strategies, and a tactical approach to driving business relationships.


Core Competencies


   Account Management/Client Relations

   Drive Strict Cost Containment Strategies

   Deliver Significant Savings Results

   Six Sigma Greenbelt Tools/Methodologies

   Attention to Detaxxxxxx/Problem Solving/Resolution


   Employee Development/Performance Measurement

   Define Key Benchmarks and Metrics

   Vendor Relations and Contract negotiation

   Strategic Sourcing and Inventory Management

   Analytical Thinker/ Problem-Solver

Professional History


2009 to 2010:  Purchasing Manager - Sparrer Sausage Company, Chicago, XXXXXX

   Applied dynamic project management, communication and negotiation skxxxxxxls to manage $6MM annual purchasing budget.

   Negotiated contracts and managed relationship with key vendors valued at over $75MM annually; resolved discrepancies, reviewed credit holds, and contributed to maintaining critical flow of goods and services.

   Drove aggressive cost containment, product improvement and client relations strategies to achieve exceptional savings, impacting bottom line profitabxxxxxxity levels.

Key Accomplishments

© Collaborated with key internal business partners to develop tactical purchasing strategies to meet the needs of organization.

© Secured an 11% savings in casing purchases, negotiated over $9K in corrugated product savings, and standardized casings with a major supplier to realize over $34K in annual savings.

© Leveraged strong technical acumen to analyze, forecast and implement purchasing initiatives to meet production levels; converted a major customer to printed fxxxxxxm instead of labels, saving over 18 to 28% ($100K), over previous year.

© Identified new fxxxxxxm supplier and secured a $65K (27%) annual cost savings.


2004 to 2009:  Purchasing Manager - Cole Taylor Bank, Rosemont, XXXXXX

   Led tactical purchasing strategies for 12 bank locations; drove hard line sourcing activities to secure over $150K in annual cost savings, and cultivated strong partnerships with vendors and representatives to assure critical support and timeliness of procurement results.

   Effectively maintained a comprehensive database of vendors and enhanced interfacing communication between internal business units to optimize procurement results; working together, identified over $1MM in annual cost savings.



Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

3608 Becket Lane | Xxxxxx, Xxxxxx xxxxxx | Cellxxx-xxx-xxxx | Homexxx-xxx-xxxx |

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Purchasing Manager - Cole Taylor Bank, Rosemont, XXXXXX..................................................................................continued

Key Accomplishments

© Researched and identified a high performance database vendor and led successful negotiation strategies resulting in a savings of over $230K for a 5 year contract; led project management initiatives to implement new system, without business interruption, within 30 days.

© Spearheaded the development of standardized agreements and purchase order terms, eliminating the need for legal review and saving over $100K in annual costs; simultaneous implemented forms management program saving over $38K in labor hours.

© Negotiated a $60K savings in long-term maintenance agreement for capital equipment fees, changed business cell phone plan to achieve a $50K annual savings, and simplified next day air delivery processes by introducing an online shipping solution to save $40K, annually.

© Developed and implemented a new contract approval process, reducing unauthorized purchases to less than 2%.


1998 to 2004:  Buyer Contract Specialist - University Of Chicago, Chicago, XXXXXX

   Provided leadership and oversight for contract negotiations, purchasing, vendor relations and supplier identification strategies.

   Trained key staff members on procurement policies, and standardized practices to ensure best results.

   Represented the University of Chicago at the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair to identify qualified minority-owned companies to provide goods and services.

Key Accomplishments

© Achieved $500K in annual savings by renegotiating unit prices, avoided $400K payment by negotiating liquidating damages clause for delay in $2,600,000 MRI magnet delivery.

© Led key renegotiations on a multi-year maintenance agreement and secured a 7% annual cost reduction, and spearheaded the creation of a new contract with a major food supplier, and achieved $5K savings.


Education/Professional Development


Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, XXXXXX - Bachelor of Science, Finance & Economics

Accredited Purchasing Practitioner

Member - Institute for Supply Management and  American Purchasing Society

Six Sigma Green Belt Training

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