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dynamic purchasing agent eager to contribute cost-effective buying practices toward actively supporting the employer in maximizing bottom-line profits.


career profile

ø  over three decades of successful business experience.

ø  expertise as buyer, merchandising analyst and supply chain analyst for major retail food corporation.

ø  adept in negotiating purchasing agreements

ø  strengths in analysis of p&l statements and point of sale (pos) reports.

ø  charged with multi-million-dollar budgetary responsibilities

ø  adept in relationship building with vendors, sales and merchandising departments, warehouse personnel, suppliers and transportation personnel.

ø  highly capable program administrator.

ø  knowledgeable in use of various advanced business software programs, including ms office suite, windows xp, oracle retek rdw and rms, open office writer and quickbooks, among others.

ø  strong record of progression to positions of increasing responsibility and authority.

ø  well-organized multi-tasker with strong detail orientation.

ø  highly motivated self-starter.

ø  flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing circumstances.

ø  licensed insurance agent in north and south carolina.

ø  college-level coursework.



professional experience

poseidon enterprises, llc                                                                                                                      2008

purchasing assistant

         recruited to assume wide ranging purchasing administrative responsibilities as assistant to director of procurement.

         produced management and out-of-stock reports, prepared and submitted credit claims to vendors and balance payment and credit issues with vendors.

         worked closely with sales and warehouse departments at five sites to procure poultry, meat, shellfish and private label products.

         developed ad hoc reports using ms excel software that could be utilized by procurement and sales teams at separate locations.


appleone, kelly temporary agencies                                                                                            2007 c 2008

contract employee

         effectively served in various temporary administrative and purchasing assignments, to include purchasing assistant, data entry, seminar preparation, customer service and general office duties such as filing, telephone coverage and photocopying.


liberty national insurance                                                                                                             2006 c 2007

la&h insurance agent

         developed and maintained broad and active clientele list.

         through hard work, attention to details and strong understanding of customers and the sales process, grew both individual and business customer base.

         qualified for and obtained agent licenses in both north and south carolina.



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whimsical images of nature                                                                                                          2005 c 2006


         demonstrating sharp business acumen, successfully launched and operated a profitable e-commerce enterprise.


great atlantic & pacific tea company                                                                                           1992 c 2006

supply chain analyst (date-2006)

         supported category management in adhering to $37mm budget parameters by providing lower-cost offerings and analyzing product movement, trends and sku assortments for plan-o-grams.

         worked closely with vendors to improve transportation time for delivery to distribution centers.

         tracked historical product performance to better forecast future performance with an eye to decision making regarding weekly promotion of dry groceries.


merchandise analyst (date-date)

         promoted to conduct reporting/analytical p&l covering $100mm in sales.

         prepared daily and weekly analyses of advertising and point-of-sale (pos) history for weekly specials.

         utilizing oracle retek rdw and current weekly sales budget, produced comparative figures on forecasted supply chain quantities versus actual pos movement.


buyer assistant (date-date)

         advanced to support buyer in maintaining inventory levels at required 98%.

         analyzed stock report status for inventory turn, supply availability and out-of-stock issues.

         managed over $2mm in purchasing orders including tracking of open orders for current and upcoming specials.

         monitored and tracked $58mm in ongoing orders.

         coordinated with suppliers, transportation vendors, buyers and merchandisers to control procurement.


diverter buyer and sales (date-date)

         tasked to negotiate improved pricing with third-party suppliers.

         produced profit on third-party supplier overstocks.

         administered warehousing $1mm budget.


new item coordinator (date-date)

         orchestrated and administered customer information control system for products.

         developed and implemented new product commodity codes for eight warehouses.

         initiated upc for private label products.


data entry clerk (1992-date)

         recruited to perform high volume of data entry for merchandising and purchasing departments.

         designated for critical special project of improving stock tracking for nine north american warehouses.



earlier background

prior to 1992, served as data entry specialist for valley home care services and normann personnel consultants.  in these assignments, developed outstanding it, 10-key, a/r, a/p, budgeting, customer service and project management skill sets.




bergen community college

business management and administration studies


berkeley secretarial school

secretarial program graduate

yyyyyy x. yyyyyy                                                            0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000






cover letter text






hiring agent name


company name


city, state   zip code


dear                   :


i am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a purchasing agent capacity and am submitting my resume for your review.  in advance, i thank you for your time and consideration.


as demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include long-term business experience in all facets of the procurement process.   to complement this background, i possess demonstrated expertise in sourcing, materials cost analysis, contract negotiation, customer service and p&l enhancement,   as well as strong analytical, problem-solving and managerial capabilities.  as an employee, you will find me to be an enthusiastic and disciplined team player, committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. 


i am confident that i could be a valuable asset to your firm, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future to further discuss my areas of experience and expertise that would be a contribution to your organization.









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