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Procurement Specialist eager to contribute expertise in multi-million dollar international purchasing operations toward actively supporting a progressive organization in maximizing bottom-line profits
Ø Offer 18 years experience in international purchasing, sales and import/export of consumer goods; extensive knowledge of global markets
Ø Dynamic vendor research, sourcing and management skills
Ø Excel in planning, negotiating and steering procurement to build optimal inventories, facilitate competitive pricing and boost revenue performance
Ø Strong communication, team building and vendor/client relation skills
Ø Possess exceptional strategic planning, organization, prioritization, and time management skills
Ø Proficient in Purchasing, Sales and Inventory (PSI) analysis and vendor performance evaluation
Ø PC Literate with advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Access and working knowledge of SAP
Ø Bi-lingual, English and Chinese (Native)
Haier America Trading L.L.C. - New York City, NY Aug.
Purchasing Manager (2004-current)
Purchasing Analyst (2001-2004)
Cost-effectively source, negotiate and facilitate purchase of major appliances through Asian/Chinese vendors, with accountability for over $300M in goods and as many as 300 SKUs; manage 3 product planners
Conduct comprehensive PSI analyses, administer contracts and evaluate vendor performance to ensure optimal pricing, terms and product quality
Efficiently control inventory turn through ongoing time-of-purchase monitoring as well as direct interaction with Small Business Unit leader from appropriate product department
Actively research information to determine order status and ensure on-time delivery; confer with Sales Order Entry department as well as FOB China clients
Proactively lead team of 3 product planners
Employee of the Month, December 2003
C. Melchers GmbH & Co. - Beijing, China Jan. 1995-Jul. 1999
Area Sales Manager
Managed Northern China territory sales for Home and Apparel Textile Division, with accountability for a 3-member sales team and personal responsibility for assisting in closing difficult transactions
Successfully launched new sales channel and utilized varied trade show and exhibition venues to drive growth
Negotiated client pricing and contracts and interfaced with 3 European factories to determine order status and ensure prompt delivery vital to achieving high customer satisfaction levels
Recognized as Valuable Employee of the Year, 1998, in response to outstanding sales performance
Wang Zi International Inc. - Elkridge, MD Jul.
Assistant Merchandising Manager (Oct. 1993-Sept. 1994)
Strategically planned inventory for 4 A Touch of Cashmere retail outlets to maximize revenue performance; conducted comprehensive retail analyses
Efficiently coordinated shipment of goods from China factory
Assistant Manager - Genoa, Italy (Oct. 1992-Aug. 1993)
Liaised between Italy location, China factory and US headquarters to coordinate goods shipments and money transfers and confirm order status
Assistant Export Manager - Beijing, China (Jul. 1990-Sept.1993)
Steered export of ready-made cashmere products and raw materials to Europe and U.S., with responsibilities ranging from quoting and invoicing to export licensing and documentation
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MBA, George Washington University-Washington D.C.; May 2001
BS, Engineering, Beijing Union University-China; Jun. 1990
Member/New Student Mentor; Chinese Scholar & Student Association of George Washington University
Member/Active Participant, MBA Alumni of George Washington University
Member/Active Participant, Community of Woodhaven Drive Condominiums
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Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a Purchasing capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include numerous years of experience of buying, as well as selling, at the global level. Currently, I am responsible for strategically planning and coordinating the purchase of over $300M in consumer products, with full accountability for vendor research/sourcing, price negotiations, contracts administration, and ongoing vendor performance assessment. I am highly proficient in facilitating competitive pricing structures, conducting Purchasing, Sales and Inventory (PSI) analyses and controlling inventories to maximize financial performance. I also offer a strong background in driving international sales and import/export activities and am experienced in building and leading top-performing teams. To complement this background, I offer an MBA from George Washington University.
As an employee, you will find me to be a driven 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.
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I would like to thank you for providing me the opportunity to interview with you and discuss the exciting (TITLE OF POSITION APPLYING FOR) position currently available with your company. Having gained a deeper insight into the job requirements and your objectives, I am confident you will find me a valuable asset in achieving your goals.
As discussed, I am an enthusiastic, disciplined team player eager to launch a successful career as a dedicated member of your staff. I believe you will find my dynamic (LIST A FEW SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS RELEVANT TO THE POSITION) skills vital to your operations and look forward to contributing to your success.
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