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Professional Purchasing Manager & Analyst / Certified Purchasing Agent

Material Procurement ~ Cost Control Optimization ~ Efficiency Best Practices


Strategic Planner and Purchasing Analyst with over 10 years of expertise in driving procurement activities to control costs, ensure timeliness and quality and maximize bottom-line profits eager to contribute to the success of a progressive company.


Qualifications Profile


Ø  Strong management and analytical background with the ability to work independently on multiple research projects, including project planning, financial analysis and projections, negotiations and production strategies, procurement, quality assurance, warehouse management, inventory control, and client services. 

Ø  Proficient in Purchasing any type of product (either internationally or within the U.S) to insure success within the company.

Ø  Expert in reading Architectural Drawings and Specifications.

Ø  Possess high degree of expertise, specifically regarding procurement practices including inventory analysis, cost control quantification, and KPI indices to determine efficiency best practices.  

Ø  Ability to order commodity items and understands the process of ordering supplies from overseas vendors Utilize extensive knowledge of inventory control, distribution oversight, staff management, development of budgets, as well as purposeful communication with departments, vendors, and executive management.

Ø  Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard procurement methodologies. 

Ø  Proven ability to adapt strong technical skills to diverse organization needs.

Ø  Technology savvy and proficient in multiple software applications such as Excel, Prolog, Projects LX (custom inventory management system), Word, Internet, E-mail, SAP and AS400 applications.     


Functional Competencies


Ø  Play vital role in sustaining and growing business by delivering world-class customer service in consulting on and promptly responding to all procurement and order requirement issues.

Ø  Provide effective leadership and ensure the success of the overall procurement activities, while ensuring efficient utilization of resources in accordance with procurement and recruitment procedures.

Ø  Prepare comprehensive procurement plans taking into account strict adherence to deadlines, priorities, availability of financial resources, operational feasibility, procurement modalities, and alternative scenarios.

Ø  Establish and maintain procurement and contracting systems and processes that ensure effective program ability to source and deliver quality goods and services.

Ø  Employ rigorous standards to ensure fairness, integrity, transparency, effective competition and best value for money in procurement and contracting activities.

Ø  Ensure full compliance and application of standard procurement and contracting rules, procedures and best practices.

Ø  Prepare monthly reports on the status of the overall procurement process.

Ø  Coordinate shipping and delivery arrangements of purchased goods and equipment.

Ø  Successfully coordinate professional efforts with other factions for the purposes of research and development opportunities and knowledge sharing.

Ø  Communicate information to individuals and groups; deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Clearly and concisely convey written information orally or in writing to individuals or groups to ensure information is conveyed appropriately.

Ø  Monitor supply chain on an ongoing basic to ensure supplies are efficiently and effectively appropriated.



Professional Career Track


Purchasing Analyst / Agent, ISEC, Inc.                                                                                     2006-2009


  Primary responsibilities included comprehensive Production Planning and Procurement of all raw materials for Interior Finishing for Sub Contractor. Contracts ranged from $200K to $3M.

  Acted as Purchasing and Project Managing of Arizona and Nevada locations such as; ASU,  U of A, All Hospitals, High Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary Schools and Technical Schools , Court Houses, Casino s, Contractor Offices, McCarren Airport, Sky Harbor Airport, etc. 

  Analyzed Job Cost Reports and Cost To Complete Reports. 

  Wrote and Maintained RFI s, RFQ s, Cost Proposals, Sub Contracts, Bid Books, and Purchase Orders.

  Negotiated pricing with vendors and research new ways/idea s to reduce the purchasing budget for a higher profit margin on the job. 

  Worked closely with the Vice President, Estimators, Sales, Construction Manager, Installation Manager, Forman, Project Managers and Installers on a daily basis to insure a successful install.  


Senior Purchasing Manager (Commodities), Phoenix Art Group                                              2003-2006


  Primary responsibilities included comprehensive purchasing of materials internationally and within the United States including; metal, glass, canvas, plexi resin materials, art supplies, shipping supplies, wood supplies and publishing media to house the world s leading fine art company. 

   Maintained competitive pricing with emphasis on cost reductions, quality and supplier delivery performance. 

  Researched new ideas to improve production of painting traditional, transitional and contemporary works of art that demonstrates a high level of sophistication. 

  Ensured system maintenance including purchase orders, vendor master, delivery updates, supplier document acknowledgment forms and confidentiality agreements. 

  Maintained, developed and analyzed complex spreadsheets containing supply base data. 

  Enforced all applicable purchasing policies. 

  Built Inventory Management System (Microsoft Dynamics) in order to maintained inventory level in three different locations. 

  Provided guidance and training to other personnel as needed. 


Purchasing Agent, Safeway, Inc.                                                                                                1999-2003


  Primary responsibilities included purchasing of all raw materials and commercial food equipment for new and existing store construction. 

  Purchased and Project Managed $15M+ per new store, times 10 stores per year. 

  Worked with store managers, back stage personnel, Project Managers, General Contractors and vendors. 



Earlier Experience


- Workflow Supervisor, Wells Fargo Bank


- Buyer, TechData


- Component Buyer, EC Apparatus



Academic & Training Credentials


n Bachelor of Business Administration (Minor in Marketing), Western International University

n Certification C Purchasing Agent, American Purchasing Society



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