Accomplished Procurement Specialist eager to contribute exceptional strategic sourcing, vendor relations, and negotiating expertise toward supporting a dynamic employer in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Adept at sourcing, selecting, and managing suppliers, enforcing quality compliance, and fostering long-term relationships built on trust, reliability, and responsiveness. Highly detail-driven with proficiency in preparing purchase orders and contracts. Proactively establish a cooperative climate across multiple departments and identify opportunities which will result in long-term benefits for the employer. Appreciated for strong communication skills, sound judgment, and exemplary team-building capabilities. Excellent blend of planning, prioritization, analytical, and problem solving expertise.
Streamlined operations for Volt by devising business metrics to cost-effectively manage assets for over 350 branch offices throughout the U.S.
Captured $250K+ in annual savings since 2005 by meticulously ensuring invoice compliance, establishing preferred vendors, and improving tracking and scheduling processes.
Successfully negotiated contract with supply vendor to achieve 5% cost savings over three years.
Integral in driving revenue growth by overseeing asset management for all branch locations and effectively addressing equipment needs for 100 new offices throughout the country.
Cultivated solid relationships with vendors and subcontractors to reduce administrative costs and secure quantity price discounts.
Volt Information Sciences, Orange, CA, 1998 to 2009
Senior Buyer (2005 to 2009)
Junior Buyer (1998 to 2005)
Promoted based on exceptional performance and results to spearhead procurement operations for 350+ branch offices nationwide, train and mentor new department personnel, and continuously seek out strategies to reduce costs and enhance productivity.
Critically reviewed requisitions and specifications to solicit competitive quotes from vendors and analyzed bids to determine best value.
Applied outstanding organizational skills to input 300 purchase orders from inception through to completion into MRP (materials requirement planning) system.
Assessed technical specifications, contracts, and services to ensure strict adherence to purchasing policies and regulatory guidelines.
Cultivated, nurtured and maintained cohesive and collaborative relationships with vendors to expedite problem solving efforts and fortify quality control, reliability, and cost containment.
Demonstrated strong administrative and analytical skills in preparing in-depth vendor and fiscal spend reports via PeopleSoft, processing invoices, and resolving payment disputes.
Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), Visio, PeopleSoft MRP/ERP
Associate s Degree in Liberal Arts, Fullerton Jr. College, Fullerton, CA
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