Top Buyer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Buyer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Buyer resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.7% of Buyer resumes contained Purchase Orders as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Buyer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Buyer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Purchase Orders

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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Review customer orders and as necessary initiate modifications and issue purchase orders to all vendors according to customer requirements.
  • Resolved errors related to purchase orders and/or billing with vendors and requested credits and/or return authorization as needed.
  • Maintained drug inventory levels by ordering necessary medication and ensuring adequate supplies while verifying deliveries against purchase orders.
  • Generate Purchase Orders and schedule inbound material deliveries, balancing component availability while avoiding excessive inventory levels.
  • Handled negotiations and correspondence of purchase orders and sales confirmations with suppliers related to designated buying areas.
  • Investigate and research inadequate purchase orders and delinquent deliveries through utilizing Oracle database management system.
  • Handled purchase orders and return merchandise authorizations using company's custom manufacturing/purchasing database software.
  • Manage the development and completion of all hospitality required products and equipment purchase orders.
  • Maintain master data setup for purchasing module including schedule orders and purchase orders
  • Anticipated problems and initiated actions to ensure purchase orders were processed efficiently.
  • Coordinated commitment approval, administered purchase orders, and completed closeouts.
  • Create purchase orders based on inventory analysis and production orders.
  • Issue purchase orders for material required to complete Audio/Visual installation.
  • Reconciled received purchase orders for integrity and required documentation.
  • Prepare purchase orders and verify specifications of purchase orders.
  • Worked extensively with internal network to complete purchase orders.
  • Processed phone purchase orders for specialty medical equipment.
  • Input information for completion of computer-generated purchase orders.
  • Lead responsibility for forwarding purchase orders to vendors.
  • Negotiated and administered purchase orders and subcontracts.

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2. Office Supplies

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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Managed suppliers: administered bank equipment standards, maintained online procurement catalogs/content for office supplies & equipment categories.
  • Accepted additional responsibility to purchase office supplies.
  • Placed orders from purchase requisitions for a variety of production supplies, shipping supplies, office supplies and clean room supplies.
  • Purchased products for maintenance, repair and operations including raw materials, tooling, machinery, computer hardware and office supplies.
  • Generated purchase orders for office supplies as well as software, hardware and furniture for corporate headquarters and twelve field offices.
  • Support multiple locations with all services, including office supplies, Janitorial, Shipping Supplies and Copier Services and Production requirements.
  • Create purchase orders for the following departments: Shipping/receiving, maintenance, fabrication, Quality Control, Production and office supplies.
  • Performed all purchasing functions for the procurement of all tooling, office, janitorial, MRO, and general office supplies.
  • Handled negotiations pertaining to the purchase of books, office supplies, equipment, mailing machines, and copier machines.
  • Reduced the cost of office supplies by 40% while eliminating minimum order requirements and maintaining free local delivery service.
  • Purchased full range of laboratory supplies, office supplies, information technology items for various health regions throughout the state.
  • Expedited all purchased parts, motors, pumps, shafts, piping, construction materials, office supplies and equipment.
  • Review production, warehouse and office supplies and ensure that all departments have the necessary tools, supplies and materials.
  • Organized and managed inventory of 2,600+ line items, including chemicals, hardware, office supplies, and computer hardware.
  • Manage office supplies accounts, manage record management (storage, destruction, supplies), SOP revision, documents Filing
  • Purchased office supplies, office machines and services Purchased computers, parts services and systems Researched prices and terms of contracts
  • Purchased bus parts, information technology, office supplies, testing components, totaling $10-$15 M annually.
  • Maintained inventory on all internal forms and basic office supplies used by the hotel by ordering, expediting and warehousing.
  • Managed integrated supplier programs to supply the plant with industrial supplies, forms, office supplies, copiers and faxes.
  • Processed all high volume purchases and requisitions for office supplies, packaging, and IT services, hardware and software.

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3. New Vendors

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Here's how New Vendors is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Sourced and identified new vendors and strengthened existing vendor relationships through on-site visits, consistent interface, and thorough performance evaluation.
  • Evaluated vendor/factory performance and sourced new vendors accordingly to insure quality and company standards were adhered to.
  • Develop strong relationships with new vendors and reestablish relationships with former vendors to improve customer-vendor expectations.
  • Secured new vendors and sustained productive relationships with existing business contacts including vendors and service providers.
  • Solicited new vendors and negotiated with sales representatives emphasizing cost containment and price protection.
  • Negotiated pricing and availability with established customers as well as new vendors.
  • Maintained competitive vendor structure and introduced new vendors into matrix.
  • Established inventory consignment arrangements with current and new vendors.
  • Sourced new vendors, performed vendor evaluations, resolved accounting issues, supported daily expediting, and resolved vendor return/damage claims.
  • Coordinate outside service vendor relationships and track on-time performance; source new vendors for cost savings and to support future growth.
  • Use the corporate inventory warehouse system (SAP) to establish new vendors, create, revise and monitor purchasing documents.
  • Manage ROP's, purchase orders and monitory usage for supplies, initiating contracts for major purchases and approving new vendors.
  • Assign numbers to External Services Providers and send to potential new vendors the business requirements and keep tracking on the request.
  • Acted as compliance control for purchase orders and contracts, on boarded new vendors and facilitated communications across various business groups.
  • Arranged for vendor participation in trunk shows, and each year added new vendors to the assortment and maximized volume drivers.
  • Maintained vendor relationships and identified new vendors for the supply of non-raw materials for one of the company's production facilities.
  • Sourced existing products with new vendors making the company 40 % more profit for same products being purchased at higher prices.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with over 30 vendors as well as seek new vendors to ensure an exciting product assortment.
  • Work closely with the CFO, AP and Legal department to negotiate terms and conditions with existing and new vendors.
  • Work to reduce costs by negotiating with and when appropriate switching to new vendors who provide equal or superior service.

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4. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Assisted Inventory controlled management/packaged/shipped materials.
  • Advanced inventory control by instigating implementation of warehouse locator system, reducing stock-outs 50% and minimizing over-purchasing of raw materials.
  • Maintained responsibility for inventory control and material, supply, and vendor relationship management to ensure project installations were met.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationships with the Receiving and Inventory Control staff to ensure accurate product delivery and pricing.
  • Coordinated packing and delivery documentation for inventory control purposes and to ensure initial quantity or service was completed.
  • Communicated with prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics, and inventory control and management.
  • Collaborated in development and implementation of receiving and inventory controls to improve quantity accuracy and merchandise protection.
  • Coordinated with management to establish efficient means of maximizing profits in the warehouse environment (inventory control)
  • Managed inventory control activities including, receiving, stock transfers, stock allocations and inventory adjustments.
  • Processed/maintained inventory control/turns while negotiating supply agreements & vendor communication for special needs & price controls.
  • Implemented an inventory control system that allowed the company to monitor and control all inventory operations.
  • Coordinate activities involving inventory control maintaining minimum/maximum inventory levels, material and manufacturing production planning.
  • Manage purchasing functions for this hospital while also handling inventory control and other major responsibilities.
  • Manage requisition and inventory control for 6 regional stores through effective communication with store management.
  • Conducted comprehensive analysis of inventory control, vendor performance and coordinated actions for process improvement.
  • Managed all areas of responsibility for Inventory Control- accountable to the site General Manager.
  • Developed standardized documentation for request for quotation, purchase orders and inventory control.
  • Processed and expedited company purchase orders, provided inventory control and data entry.
  • Assisted inventory control lead to confirm inventory level accuracy and correct any discrepancies.
  • Established production, shipping and inventory control reporting procedure used corporate wide.

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5. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Assist with vendor relations, vendor performance, cost effective-measurements, generated cost savings to assure competitiveness and support business growth.
  • Initiated and performed quarterly supplier evaluations resulting in cost savings by working with suppliers to develop and implement lean manufacturing practices.
  • Renegotiated previously established vendor relations through new vetting process; improving product selection/quality, yielding additional cost savings for the organization.
  • Delivered cost savings by optimizing use of product in short supply and identifying intermediate products that could be alternatively purchased.
  • Develop reporting and metrics based on vendor and management needs that identify opportunities in cost savings, and inventory management.
  • Developed and Implemented Strategic Procurement Plans to streamline purchasing activities and boost cost savings while fulfilling all business requirements.
  • Developed effective relationships with major partners such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard resulting in increased cost savings and relationship growth.
  • Developed cost savings module that supported environmental sustainability in packaging materials that saved manufacturing costs by 15%.
  • Implemented new purchasing procedures both at corporate and manufacturing facilities to increase cost savings and overall production efficiency.
  • Process Improvement/Quality Control Established cost savings improvements and identified quality control procedures for vendor requirements and processes.
  • Negotiated cost savings on operational subcontract steel burning by leveraging supplier's unused capacity and higher volumes.
  • Negotiated material pricing with vendors/suppliers, monitored minimum/maximum order quantities and delivery terms/conditions to ensure cost savings.
  • Determine potential areas of cost savings and recommend standardization of vendors/purchases when beneficial to the College.
  • Spearheaded cost savings initiatives; managed corporate projects as identified by senior management.
  • Utilized university contracts and negotiated with vendors for maximum cost savings.
  • Participated in North American coordination committees to investigate cost savings possibilities.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities, quality initiatives and delivery performance.
  • Presented Cost Savings Initiatives for monthly Management meetings.
  • Investigated and/or implemented any cost savings measures.
  • Drive cost savings and quality improvement projects

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6. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Partnered with outside vendors to ensure on-time deliveries and maintained relationships with internal customer service department to resolve trade partner concerns.
  • Direct responsibility for leveraging attention-to-detail, organization and computer skills, and a customer service aptitude to support sales agents.
  • Tracked and coordinated purchase orders with vendor customer service representatives to ensure timely deliveries of product to distribution facilities.
  • Displayed the adept ability to accurately bill customers for their purchases while maintaining quality customer service throughout each transaction.
  • Manage availability of materials to achieve a high level of customer service while maintaining low inventory investment.
  • Develop and maintain Corporate Material Management Policy and Procedures with emphasis on providing the best customer service.
  • Scheduled informal meetings with customer representatives to improve standards of quality, delivery and customer service.
  • Reviewed purchase requests for accuracy, provided customer service and training to business partners for utilization.
  • Maintain effective and proper relations with suppliers or their representatives in order management and customer service.
  • Communicated with the Customer Service Team and Logistics Operations areas to validate services by transportation vendors.
  • Motivated purchasing team, provided excellent customer service, and delivered timely/accurate reports to Buyers.
  • Obtained and updated price and availability information for both Purchasing and Customer Service departments.
  • Provide procurement responsibilities, customer service, and contract administration to assigned State agencies.
  • Trained individuals for general office activities, customer service and purchasing data entry.
  • Committed to providing exceptional customer service to exceed department's service level agreement.
  • Provided excellent customer service and order processing for this burlap sack manufacturing company.
  • Provided expert advice, consultation and customer service to internal business users.
  • Provided optimal level of customer services and ensured compliance to hospital regulations.
  • Maintain excellent communication and customer service to upper management and related departments.
  • Provide information to customer service regarding ETA and availability of products.

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7. Raw Materials

high Demand
Here's how Raw Materials is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Purchased raw materials and created work orders needed to ensure continuous flow of product availability and cost-efficiency utilizing JDE Software.
  • Administered all procurement activities for this citrus manufacturer including both planning and procuring raw materials to meet strategic business requirements.
  • Assist with the administration, implementation and oversight of procurement procedures for purchasing raw materials and finished components.
  • Coordinated the procurement of supplies, raw materials and equipment necessary for the operation of the manufacturing organization.
  • Managed ordering consumable raw materials including hazardous materials through inventory min/max level reordering using blanket purchase agreements.
  • Controlled inventory levels for incoming raw materials according to order consumption and to avoid warehouse capacity overload.
  • Collaborated with vendors to establish smart ordering procedures for raw materials to eliminate business risk.
  • Worked with engineering department to ensure approved suppliers met specifications for all raw materials.
  • Coordinate contract efforts with European/Asia colleagues to develop contracts for strategic raw materials.
  • Provide for all Purchasing Raw Materials and Maintenance/Repairs required for the company equipment.
  • Develop and execute procurement strategies for purchasing of manufactured items and raw materials.
  • Planned/procured various products and/or services including raw materials and supplies nationally and internationally.
  • Purchased and managed raw materials and packaging for a refrigerated juice manufacturer.
  • Implement cost reductions for raw materials through supplier negotiations and design modifications.
  • Designed and implemented raw materials supply strategy for new Software Division project.
  • Negotiated pricing and purchasing of raw materials from Material Requirement Planning Report.
  • Purchased the raw materials and laboratory supplies for the manufacturing facility.
  • Reduce administrative costs of purchasing raw materials by automating ordering process.
  • Negotiated and purchased raw materials and finished products domestically and internationally.
  • Lower Inventory Turnover and prevented overstocking of primary raw materials.

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8. Supplier Relationships

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Here's how Supplier Relationships is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinate vendor and supplier relationships in order to effectively manage performance issues and other difficulties to prevent escalation and resolve problems.
  • Controlled budgets; researched and selected vendors; negotiated contracts and managed supplier relationships for a manufacturer of gasoline dispensing equipment.
  • Established supplier relationships and provided management with a preferred international supplier list based on responsiveness, competitiveness, and performance.
  • Analyze and plan material needs, optimize material availability and inventory, administer purchasing agreements, and support supplier relationships.
  • Managed supplier relationships to achieve lower pricing and increased service by surveying targeted markets and executing related strategic plans.
  • Established critical supplier relationships, coordinating and administering supply agreements while negotiating cost reductions resulting in increased profits.
  • Developed, evaluated and managed supplier relationships to accomplish material cost, availability, and inventory goals.
  • Developed and maintained supplier relationships, obtained quotes, negotiated pricing and other aspects of material logistics.
  • Established close supplier relationships, evaluated and developed product purchasing strategies, to continually maintained cost reduction.
  • Expanded supplier network by fostering and maintaining supplier relationships; determined qualifications and defined performance metrics.
  • Maintain and develop supplier relationships and performance through personal contact and execution of supplier assessment process.
  • Manage supplier relationships and source new suppliers to identify opportunities for cost reduction and/or productivity increases.
  • Managed the global supply chain for leading automotive manufacturing facility, including supplier relationships and contracts.
  • Developed preferred supplier relationships through price negotiations to ensure the most cost effective purchasing options.
  • Developed and managed supplier relationships to ensure continuity of supply, accurate invoicing and compliance.
  • Administer supplier relationships through consistent performance evaluations, advised product forecast information and delivery follow-up.
  • Manage vendor/supplier relationships for competitive pricing, timely deliveries and maintaining and improving quality standards.
  • Surpassed annual cost reduction targets in capital and operational expenditures by managing strategic supplier relationships.
  • Managed supplier relationships with regard to product availability, cost and new product introductions.
  • Established long-term supplier relationships and effectively monitored capacity to ensure adequate resources and capabilities.

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9. MRP

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Here's how MRP is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Compile and analyze current and anticipated material requirements consolidating volume wherever possible, using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) System.
  • Created and transmitted purchase orders using MRP methodology for several global manufacturing facilities, including in Canada and Mexico.
  • Placed order with suppliers to ensure manufacturing productivity schedule for customer delivery date and maintained inventory using MRPII.
  • Planned, executed and managed commodity purchases of raw material and electrical/mechanical component parts using an MRP/MRO system.
  • Order raw ingredients and packaging materials based upon MRP requirements while maintaining inventory levels below Corporate Goals.
  • Purchased and managed inventory using MRP system for electrical, mechanical, hydraulic components and chemicals.
  • Tasked with utilizing MRP system to forecast raw material requirements to maintain adequate inventory levels.
  • Managed supply chain of manufacturing components by reviewing daily MRP reports and validating purchase requisitions.
  • Procured base material components for prototype manufacturing environment utilizing MRP system requirements.
  • Examined requisitions and MRP output obtaining additional or corrected information as necessary.
  • Maintain inventory levels using MRP on inventory items and manufacturing supplies.
  • Monitored MRP system planning attributes to ensure efficient management of materials.
  • Managed weekly execution of MRP requirements for internal biological laboratories.
  • Manage product logistics and support MRP and non-inventory requirements.
  • Implemented a vendor-managed inventory by sharing MRP usage electronically.
  • Completed automated MRP procurement implementation for several vendors.
  • Reviewed MRP requirements in conjunction with commodity planners.
  • Procured inventory requirements according to MRP requirements.
  • Evaluate inventory based on forecasts in order to meet purchase requirements using MRP, Capacity Resource Planning, and JIT practices.
  • Assisted with the selection and implementation of the new corporate material requirements planning and engineering change order (MRP/ECO) database.

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10. MRO

high Demand
Here's how MRO is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Implemented a totally digital MRO purchasing system where requisition where electronically approved and purchase orders were electronically tracked as well.
  • Processed requisitions and purchased MRO supplies and outside processing/production parts to support operations within the refinery.
  • Interviewed several lubrication companies with corporate MRO procurement and assisted in selecting our current supplier.
  • Review potential Indirect/MRO categories for centralized purchasing through National programs for cost reductions and consolidation.
  • Purchased MRO products for Pfizer's manufacturing plant filling department requisitions and account management.
  • Supervised all procurement activity for MRO requirements supporting the aircraft modification facility.
  • Maintained MRO purchasing database and provided detailed analysis for budgetary purposes.
  • Developed highly efficient, quality-oriented, and cost-effective MRO Purchasing Plan.
  • Identify alternative suppliers for MRO inventory qualification.
  • Initiated indirect purchasing department for MRO responsibilities
  • Procured MRO Supplies Maintained appropriate inventory levels
  • Reviewed and ordered MRO/Operating Supply inventory.
  • Purchased all MRO supplies for the White Bear Lake, MN facility including developing and maintaining a vendor managed inventory program.
  • Facilitate 10 million + annual spend for MRO equipment, supplies and plant services, evaluate and restructure MRO procurement methods.
  • Serve as administrator on WCS corporate web based accounts such as medicines and lab supplies, MRO items and construction materials.
  • Purchased electronic components, high voltage wire and cable, cable assemblies, printed circuit boards, chemicals and MRO requirements.
  • Worked with Planner to ensure merchandise divisions hit OTB targets: sales, turn, GMROI, margin and inventory goals.
  • Experienced in the procurement of raw materials, machined components, MRO items, vendor-assist operations, and finished component inventory.
  • Supported MRO procurement for all products and services related to Maintenance, Repair and Operations for the Palatine and Huntley facilities.
  • Manage Print Solutions and Procure MRO material on an as needed basis to sustain inventory levels of consumable materials using MRP.

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11. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinated with Logistics & brokerage firms regarding International orders, shipments and paperwork requirements for simplified transition of overseas goods.
  • Collaborated functionally internally with accounts payable, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, and operations for global sourcing possibilities
  • Sole responsibility for communicating daily with overseas vendors for procurement, planning and logistics and resolving issues quickly.
  • Work closely with both sales department and shipping/logistics department under stringent deadlines to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Key contributor to finished goods and component import planning process and international purchasing and supply logistics.
  • Work with Custom brokers closely and logistics providers internationally to ensure efficiency and cost reductions.
  • Worked with logistics to maintain inventory accuracy of system to allow for correct inventory levels.
  • Coordinated logistics with operations to match procurement of proper amount of fabric with expected demand.
  • Negotiated pricing and logistics while ensuring the continuation and enhancements of services in cement industry.
  • Designed and maintained quality assurance checklist in Excel for logistics distributions and buying organizations.
  • Collaborated with Logistics department members for the orchestration and organization of inbound freight shipments.
  • Participated on team that implemented Third Party Logistics warehouse for all purchased material.
  • Interacted with divisions, vendors and transportation to overcome supply and logistics opportunities.
  • Purchased and maintained vending and cooler equipment program, including nationwide logistics.
  • Provided logistics and transportation cost analysis for potential transportation network modeling scenarios.
  • Manage suppliers to ensure production compliance from order placement through shipping/logistics planning.
  • Managed contract administrator who was responsible for logistics spend verification and payment.
  • Experienced in use of Federal government automated systems and logistics computer software.
  • Sourced, purchased, and coordinated logistics of multiple telecommunications project inventories.
  • Increased efficiency and improved operations through revamping operations and organizing logistics.

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12. RFQ

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Here's how RFQ is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Facilitated RFQ s coordinating all communications with potential bidders, evaluating subcontractor bids, bidder sourcing and selection.
  • Directed special programs including allocation procedures, government orders, requests for quotation (RFQ)/special pricing tracking and follow-up.
  • Communicate with end users and vendors from RFQ stage to end user delivery and continue after sales support if needed.
  • Closed aging open purchase orders Teamed with other buyers to improve efficiency Initiated RFQ's in accordance with government contract regulations
  • Led acquisition of equipment and parts for repair and maintenance, serving +80 US locations and employing RFP/RFQ procurement procedures.
  • Developed specifications and scopes of services for complex and technical solicitations including RFP's, RFI's and RFQ's.
  • Generated RFQ to competing vendors to obtain best prices on stainless steel, bronze and brass, and steel burnouts.
  • Prepare contracts and Request for Quotation (RFQ) and product specifications and commodities procurement and prepared invoices for payment.
  • Represented Raleigh/Americas in global RFQ battery resource project - global team presence in ASIA, EU, SA & NA.
  • Issued RFQ, reviewed and approved purchase requisitions, negotiated best price by identifying multiple suppliers to create competitions.
  • Generate the RFQ (request for quote) based on scope of work and requisition provided by line personnel.
  • Establish procurement strategies for individual projects based on client requirements, and execute RFQ's according to procurement strategy.
  • Processed Requisitions and Purchase Orders * Purchased supplies from state contract * Bids, RFQ'S, and RFP'S
  • Manage RFQ's for sales staff, expedite and resolve supply chain issues supporting internal and external customers.
  • Generated RFQ and RFI, sourced vendors and researched all new suppliers to ensure they met required qualification.
  • Prepared RFQ's and analyzed submitted quotations in terms of total cost and conformity to specifications and requirements.
  • Respond to domestic and international client RFQ requests by generating quotes based on manufacturer or vendor feedback.
  • Develop and conduct Requests for Quote (RFQ) and evaluate vendor quotes with multiple selection parameters.
  • Completed many RFQ and RFP's for Information Technology Equipment, Shipping suppliers and hardware for production.
  • Pushed deflation on purchased parts prices through RFQ packages, negotiations and constant review of commodity trends.

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13. Vendor Relations

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Here's how Vendor Relations is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Increased procurement turnaround time by 35% through streamlining order placement and approval process and leveraging positive vendor relationships.
  • Streamlined and consolidated apparel vendor relationships from 30 to 10 resulting in significant vendor cost reductions and increased margins.
  • Developed strong vendor relationships resulting in higher vendor allowance at end of season and higher percent of advertising allowance.
  • Managed vendor relationships through effective negotiations, forecasting and evaluation of business, discussed product lines and new opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative vendor relationships to ensure optimal pricing and long term continuity of supply and service.
  • Established distributor and vendor relations to ensure Service Level Agreements were met, resulting in increased customer satisfaction.
  • Preformed excellent vendor relations including expediting, researching products/sales and meeting with vendors on cost savings incentives.
  • Provided assistance to project staff at different locations specifically in material sourcing, support and vendor relations.
  • Maintain established vendor relationships through weekly meetings and daily follow ups Request order status and discrepancy information.
  • Established internet purchasing, managed vendor relations, maintained documentation, and performed general bookkeeping responsibilities.
  • Traveled internationally to maintain vendor relationships, negotiate quarterly pricing agreements, and audit hardware factories.
  • Developed financial plans and merchandise assortments for multiple categories and managed over 50 vendor relationships.
  • Managed vendor relationships to help ensure on-time delivery of materials as well as accurate invoicing.
  • Developed and maintained an effective vendor relationship to procure various services, equipment and materials.
  • Experienced, results-oriented purchasing professional with exceptional abilities in building/developing internal teams and vendor relationships.
  • Managed overseas vendor relationships using technology and overseas travel to improve communication and vendor relationships.
  • Developed collaborative vendor relationships and negotiated terms and cost that fit within financial parameters.
  • Developed first-rate vendor relationships, and managed precise inventory levels sufficient to support production.
  • Fostered strong vendor relationships and exceeded job expectations to ensure overall client satisfaction.
  • Managed vendor relationships and directly interfaced with contract manufacturer on a daily basis.

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14. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Supported divisional cross-functional new product development teams in the area of supply chain management resulting in smooth transition to production.
  • Strengthened working relationships with vendors allowing negotiations for warehousing programs, extended pricing contracts, and new product development.
  • Coordinated supply chain of electronic components for pool equipment from new product development stage to finished good inventory replenishment.
  • Consulted with New Product Development departments, providing analysis and information on technical specification and implementation of new products.
  • Interacted daily with vendors to discuss product specifications, commercial terms, delivery requirements and new product development.
  • Participated in the New Product Development process to ensure materials is aligned with business requirements.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams on new product development, process improvements and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Coordinated with Engineering for new product development and parts activation improving customer product delivery.
  • Collaborated on new product development, including sourcing suppliers for necessary components and materials.
  • Served as New Product Development Buyer integrating procurement directly into the product development cycle.
  • Administered negotiations, coordinated new product development, and selected new sources of supply
  • Represented purchasing on new product development teams and recommended suppliers based on performance.
  • Generated requisitions of non-stock and capital purchases for New Product Development teams.
  • Promote supplier and manufacturing visitation for new product development and Engineering support.
  • Performed sourcing activities in support of cross-functional New Product Development Teams.
  • Coordinate prototype/mass production purchasing activity in support of new product development.
  • Worked closely with engineers to participate in new product development.
  • Created costing matrix to determine feasibility for new product development.
  • Lead Purchasing Representative on several new product developments and introductions.
  • Coordinate new product development material requirements between suppliers and manufacturing.

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15. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Acted as North American category leader and coordinated inter-continental contracts with European counterparts in support of global initiatives.
  • Implemented numerous cost-reduction programs Implemented new Oracle Procure-To-Pay ERP system Managed multiple centralized and decentralized stocking areas
  • Assisted in the development of enterprise requirement reporting system to more pro-actively approach potential shortages.
  • Interpreted all raw laboratory data and raw material specifications to ensure quality product blend.
  • Solved data output interpretation problems or contacted appropriate sources to resolve questions.
  • Interpreted and formulated responses to government bids that protected company against liability.
  • Reviewed on-line credit background information and analyzed fingerprints and statistical data.
  • Reviewed and interpreted MRP data to order material and coordinate delivery.
  • Maintain perpetual inventory through accurate computer and manual inventory transactions.
  • Provided support to design/build projects and clients including Caterpillar and Xerox
  • Compiled quarterly Non-Conformance information to be used in PowerPoint presentations.
  • Interpret and understanding drawings and specifications for proper vendor selection.
  • Assist underwriting personnel with credit policy and pricing interpretations.
  • Analyzed, interpreted and provided insights/conclusions relating to purchasing.
  • Participated in roll-out and integration of new ERP/purchasing system.
  • Developed and execute supplier agreements with Caterpillar suppliers.
  • Interpreted and enforced University financial policy and procedure.
  • Participated in ERP planning and implementation.
  • Interpreted report recommendations for electronic components.
  • Interpret and communicates purchasing procedures to departments; assists departments in initiating requisitions and orders, and solve problems with orders.

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16. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Provided consolidated purchase order processing, consolidate invoice payments, relieve Dell managers from performing invoicing and month-end receiving data entry.
  • Tracked chemical inventory using portable scanning equipment; data entry into proprietary inventory system; ran usage reports
  • Utilized government commodity codes within system to automatically create requests for quote without manual data entry.
  • Coordinated and provided functional assistance and backup as needed in data entry and administrative support.
  • Performed typing, data entry, and distribution of estimating and purchasing notes/correspondence as required.
  • Completed data entry assignments within the Material Management department utilizing various computer software applications.
  • Provided administrative support to management on assignments including mailing, data entry and communication.
  • Supervised related administrative functions including data entry, purchase order matching and turnover.
  • Prioritized and prepared new release information from vendor solicitations for data entry.
  • Reviewed invoices to verify shipments received for data entry to invoice/budget software.
  • Performed data entry/retrieval on Districts on-line Accounts Payable/Purchase Order software system.
  • Placed orders for multiple locations Data entry of confirmations Filing
  • Provide data entry/data verification of account information in Acuity.
  • Performed data entry, office administration and correspondence daily.
  • Performed data entry and updated daily purchasing reports.
  • Performed customer service and related data entry procedures.
  • Supervised company driver and data entry operators.
  • Provided data entry regarding purchase orders.
  • Performed data entry for inventory purposes.
  • Perform data entry for requisition documents.

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17. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Position included contract negotiations, inventory management, sales planning, sales forecasting and effective coordination with merchandising and operations teams.
  • Support company inventory management goals and objectives through effective communication of production forecasts to suppliers, and management of inventory.
  • Forecast inventory requirements, assessed risks and purchased material, significantly reducing transportation and inventory management costs by 10%.
  • Utilized inventory management system to input data regarding new phone models and part, maintaining accurate, up-to-date inventory.
  • Monitor department compliance to SOX initiatives involving inventory management, material movements, lease agreements and segregation of duties.
  • Led and trained individual branch inventory personnel in utilizing purchase order software, inventory analysis and inventory management techniques.
  • Key element on the analysis and determination of raw material inventory levels, inventory management strategies and demand flow.
  • Inventory Management - Responsibilities include overseeing inventory stock, inter-store transferring of merchandise for all department store locations.
  • Maintained, developed and restructured the Facilities Engineering inventory management database and integrated information into two different systems.
  • Managed divisional transfers, inventory returns for discontinued or overstock inventory and other inventory management initiatives as needed.
  • Created and implemented inventory management processes and procedures to ensure accurate but not excessive inventory and increased turns.
  • Combined buying and inventory management skills to provide unique insights and perspective to forecasting financial goals annually.
  • Worked with multiple departments and supplier for new electronic component options from early development to inventory management.
  • Transitioned organization to real-time inventory management system, increasing efficiency and responsiveness while reducing costs to organization.
  • Collaborated with Merchandising, Product Development, Marketing and Inventory Management associates to meet specified budgeting requirements.
  • Developed a strong rapport with international vendors resulting in improved on time deliveries and inventory management.
  • Manage delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management and customer satisfaction for established suppliers.
  • Assisted Inventory Management, Customer Service and Engineering by providing data necessary to complete day-to-day activities.
  • Inventory Management: Maintained accurate inventory levels ensuring zero interruption to the supply of production.
  • Managed vendor relations, contract negotiations, new project implementations, and inventory management solutions.

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18. SKU

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Here's how SKU is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Developed exit strategies including product life-cycle management and SKU replacement to ensure profitable transitions.
  • Tracked detailed product histories, including department and SKU-specific forecasting and product demand fluctuation.
  • Analyzed sales trends, determined SKU seasonality, and optimized order profitability.
  • Formed a SKU rationalization plan and eliminated duplication from the category.
  • Utilized SKU optimization to determine optimum product mix.
  • Exceeded objectives by creating focused SKU-level assortments.
  • Maintained assigned SKU integrity maintenance in system.
  • Developed and refined SKU specific ordering thresholds.
  • Maintained a 98% service level with a daily on-line replenishment of assigned SKU's into a variety of selection facilities.
  • Managed $4M of raw, semi, and finished goods inventory with 400 SKU's and 100+ MRO/production support items.
  • Used SKU rationalization analysis to tier assortments; resulted in higher GMROI, better in-stock position and improved sales and margin.
  • Procured and fulfilled product orders for Home Audio/Video, representing more than 75 vendors with greater than 8,000 SKU's.
  • Ensured 100% availability of over 3,000 SKU's, leading to no manufacturing delays due to material shortages.
  • Review the Distribution Center inventory levels and SKU status on a daily basis and monitor against budgeted receipt plan.
  • Plan and direct implementation of merchandising strategies and SKU rotation ratios affected by pricing, promotional and advertising programs.
  • Selected product assortments, managed supplier negotiations, calculated SKU level buy plan, and determined store distribution strategy.
  • Reduced SKU count by 50%, focusing on the top selling items to increase profitability and turnover.
  • Upgraded the quality of private label offerings, reducing SKU count by 35% to drive best-selling silhouettes.
  • Ignited E-com business and grew sales 120% over LY by ensuring SKU breadth and depth were appropriate.
  • Utilized SAP MM and VMI to accurately manage inventory of over 10,000 SKU's across 7 manufacturing plants.

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19. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Reviewed, analyzed and integrated thirteen purchasing and interdepartmental procedures achieving functional process flow and ISO 9000 compliance for audit.
  • Worked with Materials Requirements Supervisor to coordinate machine up time and production scheduling to assure timely delivery of required materials.
  • Maintained purchasing records for each assigned budget object code and worked with my supervisor in developing budget requests and justifications.
  • Maintained documentation of approved procedures and acted as liaison with the Business Excellence team and internal quality auditors.
  • Promote efficient and effective oral and written communication between maintenance supervisors, foreman, and directors of Operations.
  • Developed ISO 9002 supplier performance measurements with purchasing team resulting in earning certification and passing quarterly audits.
  • Worked with families to obtain consent and medical social history for donation from individuals with developmental disorders.
  • Make recommendations to Supervisor for procedural changes that may improve efficiency and timeliness of the purchasing process.
  • Completed professional development coursework including a Contract & Subcontract Formation/Management workshop and a Supervisory Development Program.
  • Served as liaison with governmental officials and provided expertise and highly technical assistance to support operations.
  • Reconciled inventory whenever there was a change of warehouse and/or whenever inventory supervisor needed assistance.
  • Performed other duties that included inventory control, shipping and receiving and production supervisor.
  • Appointed Liaison for Property Management Company, Subcontractors, and internal Facilities Engineering personnel.
  • Supervised general ordering procedures when the Supervisor and/or the Director were not available.
  • Supplied crucial data to supervisors needed for audits and other governmental reporting requirements.
  • Obtained significant cost savings on several commodity items by performing cost/vendor comparisons.
  • Worked directly with Service Supervisor to order materials needed per job/project.
  • Receive direction under Procurement Supervisor and complete miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  • Generated ISO procedural documentation for all aspects of materials movement.
  • Served as a liaison between Marketing Department and Regional Management.

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20. Delivery Dates

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Here's how Delivery Dates is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Established and maintained strong relationships with vendors through personal and telephone contact, discussing and resolving problems regarding delayed delivery dates.
  • Coordinate with international logistic personnel to procure accurate and efficient delivery dates to ensure lean and strict inventory requirements are met.
  • Place purchase orders and additional related activities for expediting product delivery dates, processing returns and invoice reconciliation as required.
  • Participated in weekly meetings to discuss engineering/design changes, reconfirm delivery dates, proactively identify any issues that may arise.
  • Coordinated purchasing activities with manufacturing, engineering and the program management departments to ensure and meet customer product delivery dates.
  • Review system generated requirements and take appropriate action including purchase order release and in/out rescheduling of material delivery dates.
  • Contacted vendors and transportation companies to ensure material and equipment were shipped and delivered on promised delivery dates.
  • Sustained positive customer relations by promptly scheduling new delivery dates for existing purchase orders with lapsed shipping deadlines.
  • Review and maintain inventory levels, establish sequential delivery dates based on priority and material availability.
  • Expedited components for faster delivery dates to meet production requirements; made comparable transportation options.
  • Monitor inventory levels, determine appropriate delivery dates of products and forecast all order requirements.
  • Clarified information concerning item description, brand name/substitutes, and/or changes in delivery dates.
  • Negotiated pricing, delivery dates and quantity available with industry leading manufacturers and distributors.
  • Contacted international vendors to negotiate prices and delivery dates on weekly produce containers.
  • Coordinated replacement of faulty components, allowing production to meet customer delivery dates.
  • Determined initial purchases and delivery dates in accordance to departmental open to buy.
  • Communicate with international suppliers to confirm delivery dates and modes of transportation.
  • Work closely with contract manufacturers and suppliers on finished product delivery dates.
  • Communicated with vendors to ensured availability of parts and delivery dates.
  • Reviewed and monitored material availability to meet production and delivery dates.

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21. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Developed advertising and markdown strategies Process Development - Initiated a process to hold vendors accountable for timely delivery and product quality.
  • Implemented supply-related procedures and processes to sustain corporate operations; improved product quality and reduced lead time and product costs.
  • Interacted with Engineering and Production Control on deviations to ensure product quality and consistency without sacrificing customer expected shipment date.
  • Informed sales team of cost effectiveness, product quality, availability/delivery requirements, and other related aspects of purchasing.
  • Improved product quality and on-time delivery with preparation and maintenance of quarterly supplier scorecards to measure vendor performance.
  • Negotiated raw material and piece goods purchases; supervised fabric manufacturing for enhanced product quality and increased yield.
  • Invoice Resolution* Conduct in-depth evaluations of supplier performance, including product quality and voluntary compliance with schedule commitments.
  • Improved product quality by performing ISO vendor audits and evaluations with cross-functional teams to identify quality suppliers.
  • Collaborated with Product Quality to recover damages from a supplier upon discovery of systemic manufacturing design flaws.
  • Implemented supply chain management strategies which resulted in efficient transactions, product quality and cost saving opportunities.
  • Evaluated supplier proposals; selecting suppliers based on pricing structure, product quality and logistic reliability.
  • Developed positive relationships with vendors' creating partnerships, improving delivery, and ensuring product quality.
  • Developed and enhanced professional relationships with key suppliers to guarantee competitive pricing and proper product quality.
  • Evaluated product quality, analyzed product specifications, and solicited competitive pricing across many markets.
  • Participate in supplier development activities to improve overall product quality, services and cost reduction.
  • Procured production components/material within assigned commodities, verified product quality/availability and ensured competitive pricing structures.
  • Selected vendors/suppliers based on product quality, budget requirements, reliability and delivery schedule.
  • Manage resolution process related to issues and discrepancies associated with deliveries and product quality.
  • Coordinated with quality assurance group to process non-conforming material and improve product quality.
  • Interviewed and evaluated prospective new suppliers to determine product quality and supply capabilities.

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22. Delivery Schedules

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Here's how Delivery Schedules is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Synchronized and matched store delivery times, ensuring uniform company-wide delivery schedules, allowing faster and more efficient pallet break-down times.
  • Monitored supplier performance for compliance with delivery schedules, payment provisions, contract data reporting requirements, and other contractual requirements.
  • Collaborated with multiple internal and external partners to purchase First Article materials to determine quantities and delivery schedules for production.
  • Reported purchase order status, delivery schedules as pertinent to manufacturing, vendor sourcing and evaluation respective of specific processes.
  • Ensured suppliers/vendors adherence to industry standards, technical quality standards, delivery schedules and other corporate/business unit driven expectations.
  • Interviewed vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, delivery schedules and specifications clarifications.
  • Develop and maintain supplier agreements by following applicable policies, negotiating for best pricing and satisfactory delivery schedules.
  • Identified and prioritized delivery schedules and commodity conformity requirements for: fabricated parts, electronic components and lighting.
  • Expedite delivery of product by communicating with vendors and transportation companies while verifying inventory status and delivery schedules.
  • Managed and negotiated with suppliers and manufacturers to establish and maintain part/product availability, costs and delivery schedules.
  • Identified and resolved issues with delivery schedules, packaging requirements, labeling and provided custom documentation for shipments.
  • Maintained purchase orders and monitored delivery schedules, including bid abstracts for justification on purchase order placement.
  • Develop and supervise internal customer service processes directly related to restaurant delivery schedules, accuracy and quality.
  • Maximized productivity and inventory flow by coordinating delivery schedules to coincide with manufacturing and customer schedule.
  • Ensured efficient product flow by partnering with manufacturers and distribution centers to improve on delivery schedules.
  • Troubleshooted materials and service orders and proactively escalated issues to mitigate problems in meeting delivery schedules.
  • Developed and maintained vendor reporting system to improve accuracy of delivery schedules and overall quality performance.
  • Evaluate and monitor supplier quality and reliability as well as manage required delivery schedules.
  • Issued purchase orders, negotiated best pricing, delivery schedules/terms and evaluated vendor performance.
  • Negotiated materials specifications, costs and delivery schedules with vendors to ensure client satisfaction.

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23. RFP

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Here's how RFP is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Assist Procurement Manager in administering large procurement activities related to Request for Proposals/Qualifications (RFP/Q).
  • Develop and review RFP documentation and specifications in alignment with Global Procurement Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensured Small Business Association and environment sustainability documentation were included in the RFP process.
  • Supported RFP evaluation process including setting meeting and preparing evaluation committee packages.
  • Manage any procurement activities including RFP s
  • Provided assistance in ensuring the timely processing of contracts, RFP announcements, and other relevant requests following established department policies.
  • Created and obtained requests for quotations (RFQ) and request for purchase (RFP) for hardware and software products.
  • Negotiate Contracts and create RFP s for bidding to uncover the most cost efficient suppliers that will provide the service needed.
  • Support the approach to supply market by coordinating the preparation of RFP documents and logging and handling of bidder clarification requests.
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis on vendor proposals, RFP and RFQ and present the best options to meet business user's requirements.
  • Issued and managed competitive RFP's, awarded purchase Protection orders, and performed cost or price analysis including cost breakdowns
  • Prepare new contracts, monitor RFP's and follow through to ensure smooth solicitation, vendor selection and approval process.
  • Work with agencies to develop Requests for Proposal (RFP) and understand all stages of the RFP process.
  • Initiated (RFP & RFQ) and managed company wide P-card program: reporting, accounting, and payment.
  • Worked in unison with upper level management to provide cost models for Request for Proposals (RFP's).
  • Fill and file forms to process State encumbered funds for goods or services awarded in the IFB or RFP.
  • Served as RFP Coordinator for $1,000,000 Capital, pavement rehabilitation project for our Sparks, NV facility.
  • Reduced transportation costs $300K in 5 delivery markets by overseeing and managing RFP process for last-mile carriers.
  • Reduced supplier base from 12-3; realized $500k+ savings in annual unit costs with hydro mechanical RFP.
  • Developed product lists, researched vendor sources and assisted with production package for RFP submission to DOA authorities.

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24. Stock Levels

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Here's how Stock Levels is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Modernized inefficient program for managing non-inventoried materials by implementing new, computerized system to accurately monitor stock levels and replenish supplies.
  • Collaborated material replenishment with premier distributors using VMI processes to maintain adequate stock levels and meet customer requirements.
  • Monitored in-house inventory movement and completed inventory transfer records for bookkeeping purposes to maintain minimum stock levels.
  • Observed and managed stock levels within department and contributed to preparation and execution of financial plans.
  • Determine if inventory stock levels are sufficient for production requirements, ordering materials as needed.
  • Maintained required inventory levels in 2 separate warehouses crucial to retaining stock levels for customers.
  • Control 14M inventory to ensure stock levels are optimized for continuous refinery operation.
  • Collaborated and developed optimum model stock levels using Lee and Levi replenishment systems.
  • Negotiated with suppliers, maintained in-stock levels, created promotional & non-promotional opportunities.
  • Manage material levels and replenishment to maintain optimum stock levels and ensure availability.
  • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs and maintained key item stock levels.
  • Completed successful seasonal changeovers, fulfilling product demands and maintaining stock levels.
  • Monitored and maintained appropriate stock levels for all domestic and manufactured goods.
  • Implemented new inventory procedures that ensured just-in-time delivery and in-house stock levels.
  • Forecast and identify safety stock levels for approximately 2000 active parts.
  • Communicated with Warehouse Manager ensuring warehouse stock levels were in place.
  • Ensured stock levels matched operational requirements while achieving inventory turn objectives.
  • Produced accurate forecasts and inventory control to ensure optimal stock levels.
  • Established procedure for approval of supplier advance manufacturing and stock levels.
  • Maintained optimal stock levels to timely availability of products.

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25. On-Time Delivery

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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Participate in large critical equipment purchase negotiations and follow to successful on-time delivery to facilitate flawless execution of short-window major turnarounds.
  • Established supplier partnerships by consolidating purchases and leveraging dollars with proven suppliers maintaining the required quality, pricing and on-time delivery.
  • Improved on-time delivery of finished goods by expediting and rescheduling purchase orders to support changes in manufacturing and piece/part spares schedules.
  • Maintained vendor relations including new vendor additions, terms negotiations, on-time delivery tracking and reconciliation, and quality tracking.
  • Developed and maintained close working relationships with vendors and sub-contractors to ensure consistent on-time delivery of material and services.
  • Generated and published lead-time and on-time delivery metrics on suppliers to maintain timely and accurate purchase material status.
  • Balance current and future demand requirements with supplier capabilities and capacities to ensure on-time delivery of purchased parts.
  • Participated in supplier performance reviews and monitored vendor quality and on-time delivery, supporting necessary improvement strategy implementation.
  • Monitored and provided corrective action to vendors regarding their performance specifically regarding price, on-time delivery and quality.
  • Monitored & fulfilled open sales orders requiring delivery from the factory to ensure on-time delivery to customer.
  • Communicated with warehouse personnel resolving problems with deliveries and vendors' to ensure on-time delivery to production.
  • Review database information and analyze vendor's service quality based on their on-time delivery performance and defectiveness.
  • Provide coordination and leadership in procurement activities for assigned commodity driving on-time delivery of high quality material.
  • Improved and sustained international suppliers on-time delivery rating by 53% which improved accuracy of scheduling.
  • Prioritized and developed marginal bids for internal customers, expedited placement of orders and on-time delivery.
  • Managed on-time delivery, quality and accounting issues ensuring alignment with business unit goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate suppliers through methods such as supplier visitations and performance measurements, including on-time delivery.
  • Worked with Production Planners and manufacturing personnel to ensure supplier compliance, quality and on-time delivery
  • Managed customer orders and scheduled requirements to meet customer s expectations for on-time delivery.
  • Monitor assigned suppliers to reflect accurate on-time delivery in support of customer requirements.

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26. Payment Terms

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Here's how Payment Terms is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Solicited equipment and supply quotes and negotiated pricing, payment terms and delivery which impacted cost-effective results.
  • Developed productive relationships and financial plans with vendors, including profitability targets, payment terms, invoicing.
  • Facilitate supplier relationship management to provide timeliness of delivery, payment terms and invoice payment problem resolution.
  • Conducted negotiations with suppliers regarding equipment technical requirements, as well as delivery and payment terms.
  • Contacted existing suppliers and achieved extended payment terms based on volume and new business opportunities.
  • Negotiated all payment terms including international monetary conversions per contract award.
  • Negotiated commodity pricing and payment terms when appropriate.
  • Negotiated payment terms and maintained relationships with vendors.
  • Negotiated pricing/payment terms with suppliers.
  • Spearheaded a campaign to improve cash flow by applying for credit and converting 60% of suppliers to Net30 payment terms.
  • Sourced, evaluated and managed vendors; issued RFP's in competitive bidding process; negotiated pricing/payment terms/delivery requirements with vendors.
  • Negotiate with contractor final projects prices, payment terms and delivering dates to meet the company requirements with Project Engineers participation.
  • Validated requisitions, selected or recommended vendors, developed and solicited bids, analyzed responses, negotiated prices & payment terms.
  • Provided support in the development of new pharmaceutical packaging and flex film suppliers for pricing, payment terms and quality requirements.
  • Increased IMU 300 base points by negotiating buying terms with vendors including price, quantity, delivery, and payment terms.
  • Negotiate procurement of goods and/or services by properly balancing considerations of price, quality, service, delivery and payment terms.
  • Developed and spearheaded effort to move vendors from prepay contracts to payment terms thereby reducing costs and check processing fees.
  • Negotiated cost of goods, payment terms, co-op discounts, markdown money and returns with the vendors and manufacturers.
  • Facilitate the expediting of urgent orders and urgent payments as needed to meet project deadlines and vendor's payment terms.
  • Negotiated Extended Payment Terms of between 15 and 30 days longer than standard terms with Suppliers to Improve Cash Flow.

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27. Annual Sales

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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Spearheaded complex re-merchandising of plan-o-gram resulting in substantial increase in annual sales and margin dollars.
  • Advanced annual sales, profitably liquidated corporate inventory, and minimized corporate markdown liability.
  • Supervised entire operation including training of management personnel and annual sales/profit goals.
  • Communicated annual sales projections to both vendors and upper management.
  • Assisted in purchases of men's and women's denim sold in retail store with yearly annual sales exceeding $3M.
  • Delivered annual sales increases of 15-20% that resulted in significant process improvements for the corporate-wide gift program as team leader.
  • Developed and achieved $3.3 M annual sales in junior sleepwear business, ranked highest in sales and turn in corporation.
  • Achieved $4.1 annual sales +565% in Hannah Montana license business by aggressively launching shops in all doors for 2007.
  • Managed over $750 million in annual sales in Video Hardware, Software, Accessories, Electronic Games and Computer Software.
  • Leveraged better buying and merchandising techniques to bring the department from a deficit in annual sales to exceeding annual sales goal.
  • Introduced a step-up gold-end AV cable accessories line; incremented annual sales 25% and GM% to over 67%.
  • Initiate min / max inventory levels based on annual sales velocity of over 3,000 titles, review and adjust as needed.
  • Supervised staff of three purchasing agents who serviced more than 50 accounts with annual sales of more than $5M.
  • Achieved annual sales volume of $18 million for 105 stores through successful planning, advertising, and product selection.
  • Purchased all power transmission and associated supplies for a leading automated conveyor supplier with annual sales topping $100 million.
  • Researched, determined and procured the upcoming major music products for a retail outlet with $16 million annual sales.
  • Implemented a new Brand Strategy to achieve sales and Margin targets for Plus Size Sportswear with annual sales $60M.
  • Promoted with responsibility for total Men's Top area with annual sales of $275M and $93M Gross Profit.
  • Manage $27 million in annual sales for 27 locations and E-commerce and increased sales in 2014 by 3%.
  • Created financial plans, purchased product, and developed marketing and advertising plans supporting total annual sales of $40M.

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28. Capital Equipment

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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Contributed $220K in savings from negotiation of capital equipment purchases, managing vendor relationships and liquidating excess laboratory equipment.
  • Analyzed requirements and ensured timely delivery of production materials, capital equipment and operating supplies to support start-up manufacturing organization.
  • Coordinated activities involved with procuring goods and services such as capital equipment, supplies and general non-manufacturing materials.
  • Coordinated global meetings involving manufacturing engineers and facility managers to review status of capital equipment purchases and projects.
  • Purchased capital equipment, working closely with engineering and operations to ensure adherence to capital budget projects.
  • Managed competitive bidding process on capital equipment and projects, negotiated terms/conditions and awarded business to vendors.
  • Collaborated with Plant Management Teams focusing on capital equipment purchasing to meet the needs for facility operations.
  • Negotiated added tier discount for new technology blood screening reagent stream and associated capital equipment.
  • Negotiated and managed contractual agreements for software licensing, capital equipment, and temporary employment.
  • Purchased all maintenance repair and operation requirements, including capital equipment and facilities contracts.
  • Manage all instrument sharpening and repair, also responsible for capital equipment repair and replacement
  • Purchased disposable, non-disposable, and capital equipment for surgery and outpatient surgery departments.
  • Supported Sourcing Specialists with capacity analysis, change requests, and capital equipment review/analysis.
  • Drafted, negotiated and implemented contractual agreements with disposable and capital equipment suppliers.
  • Planned, Negotiated and Executed Capital Equipment Purchases for domestic and international projects.
  • Managed all capital equipment purchases for mid-America division including production and fleet department.
  • Procured international materials and capital equipment to support the revitalization of sugar operations.
  • Received parts, processed capital equipment orders and created an engineering library.
  • Lead critical purchasing projects for capital equipment purchases and turnkey manufacturing solutions.
  • Consolidated shipments and oversaw indirect materials and capital equipment at corporate headquarters.

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29. Electrical Systems

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Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Maintained Quality Control in Electrical Systems Division through close inspection of finished product.
  • Attended on the job training in coverage provided on plumbing, heating and electrical systems.
  • Included telecommunications, HVAC and electrical systems, space planning, and modular furniture.
  • Support production of new electrical systems by sourcing equipment and needed parts.
  • Oversee and execute the plan layout and installation of electrical systems based on job specifications.
  • Assembled, installed and troubleshooted plumbing, electrical systems and serviced equipment.

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30. Trade Shows

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Here's how Trade Shows is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Developed information packets for distribution at trade shows; tracked artwork and copyright information in conjunction with International agents.
  • Project manager for trade shows involving coordinating vendor scheduling and product demonstrations.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements for seminars and attended trade shows.
  • Represented company at international Trade Shows.
  • Attend trade shows nationally and internationally.
  • Evaluated regional markets and consumer trends and worked closely with global vendors at fashion trade shows to determine seasonal buying habits.
  • Shared buying responsibilities for clothing and accessories boutique with owner, attending trade shows in New York, Massachusetts and Philadelphia.
  • Worked closely with ad dept to develop promotions, foreign & domestic suppliers, extensive travel to vendors & trade shows.
  • Managed company's $250,000-per-year men's purchases while shopping markets and attending trade shows to scout out new potential lines.
  • Travel to various trade shows to meet with vendors, source new product, and learn about new industry trends.
  • Sourced, negotiated and purchased closeouts, liquidations & merchandise from bankruptcies through networking, cold calling attending trade shows.
  • Attended trade shows approximately 3 times per year, including the Atlanta Super Show, NBS, Magic and NSGA.
  • Conduct comparable shopping at various competitors, attend trade shows and utilize social media to stay current on all trends.
  • Participated in national trade shows to review new products and make suggestions to account sales managers for presentation to retailers.
  • Performed regular category reviews to assess local competitive landscape through store visits, farmers market trips, and trade shows.
  • Gained market insights by attending trade shows; reviewed vendor lines and selected designs to offer as Kmart exclusives.
  • Provided sales assistance to the company President and Vice President at quarterly trade shows held throughout the United States.
  • Attend trade shows and actively seek and qualify potential vendors and new products to most effectively meet customer needs.
  • Traveled to national trade shows to attain new vendors and worked with existing vendors to purchase merchandise for Pillows.com.
  • Visited stores weekly to observe merchandise presentation and verified markdowns and stockroom inventory; attended trade shows in Charlotte.

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31. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Generate effective communication, good relationships, and a positive image with suppliers and co-workers promoting courtesy, objectivity and fairness.
  • Developed and maintain positive business relationships with automotive dealers that are newly and currently signed up with Global Lending Services.
  • Developed competitive Supplier strategies leading to a more favorable business position than competition or other competitive advantage for the company.
  • Proposed/initiated a variety of cost saying improvements which were adopted to streamline the ordering procedures within Boeing manufacturing division.
  • Participate on proposal evaluation team meetings providing input with regards to technical evaluation, cost/price analysis and alternative solutions.
  • Compile and analyzed data to perform price analysis and reviewed proposals to establish price objectives.
  • Gained exposure to the market by vigorously participating in vendor appointments and communicating with vendors.
  • Managed surplus equipment inventory levels and disposed of inventory via online and live auction.
  • Developed staff by clarifying objectives, assessing performance and motivating through positive feedback.
  • Monitor in-house inventory movement and complete inventory transfer forms for Check booking purposes.
  • Develop cost reduction and quality improvements to increase the company s competitive position.
  • Compiled and provided all necessary reports documents as requested for audit purposes.
  • Established and maintain positive relationships with suppliers to achieve effective purchasing operations.
  • Participated in Product Evaluation committee and produced positive results for clinical staff.
  • Analyzed slow moving inventory and negotiated returns and/or product disposition with manufacturers.
  • Developed sources of supply, solicited proposals and completed bid evaluations.
  • Generated discontinued item lists, and continually evaluated possible phase-outs.
  • Processed receiving discrepancies, providing inventory disposition of purchase orders.
  • Recommend projects which will positively impact divisional and corporate results.
  • Specialized in complex electronics, composite materials and fastening devices.

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32. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Procure materials for special projects.as needed using established procedures in the company and following the specific process in Purchasing Department.
  • Selected by management to lead two special projects: Motorola Contract Information Systems and Motorola Capacity Planning System.
  • Assist the Purchasing Manager with any special projects, including preparing project presentations and quarterly inventory auditing.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and resilience by completing special projects for Regional Sales Managers in high pressure situations.
  • Created service and maintenance contracts hospital wide for special projects, capital improvement and environmental maintenance.
  • Monitor shipping/logistical activity to assist in the placement of orders based on usage/ holidays/ special projects.
  • Performed special projects as assigned by manager that included researching, reporting and organizing data.
  • Supported Purchasing Manager on a variety of special projects and ensured smooth running operations.
  • Participate in Special Projects concerning sourcing decisions that align with our customer specification requirements.
  • Performed special projects as requested such as cost analysis and aged inventory reporting.
  • Consulted with internal departments and bookstore management on special projects for product procurement.
  • Managed the procurement department and coordinated special projects assigned by the manager.
  • Coordinate special projects to increase federal government contract opportunities for local industries.
  • Developed presentations for research obtained on special projects presented to customers.
  • Undertake additional responsibilities and perform special projects as needed or requested.
  • Worked on special projects related to business consolidation and streamlining requirements
  • Compiled and analyzed data for managerial reports and special projects.
  • Communicate and provide daily procurement operations and special projects status.
  • Purchased all fabrication and construction of special projects for Conoco-Phillips.
  • Recommended, developed and implemented strategic initiatives and special projects.

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33. Internal Customers

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Here's how Internal Customers is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Provide all internal customers with verbal and written communication on specifics about any issues with orders, market availability and conditions.
  • Trained and educated internal customers on procurement policies and JDE requirements contributing to improve service between manufacturing sites and purchasing teams.
  • Provided timely and reliable service to internal customers especially in circumstances when equipment was required immediately to meet an operational need.
  • Established and developed business models that exceeded the expectations of internal customers, and generated greater benefit to the company.
  • Facilitated signage / display forums by inviting competitive suppliers for pricing and quality evaluations and made recommendations to internal customers.
  • Compiled and identified necessary information to improve the company's supply and service relationship with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Worked with internal customers to support purchasing of materials and timely delivery in a fast paced schedule orientated environment.
  • Established and managed professional relationships between key suppliers and internal customers at all organizational levels to communicate procurement-related issues.
  • Created program requirement template for internal customers enabling them to determine program requirements more easily, thereby saving time.
  • Communicated effectively with their internal customers and vendors to minimize supply chain disruptions and assisted with identifying alternative products/goods.
  • Assist internal customers with supplier selection considering tactical, strategic, and existing business agreements criteria for sourcing equipment.
  • Establish and nurture effective working relationships with supervisory and non-supervisory internal customers within all operating and/or support departments.
  • Tracked orders prepared / communicated shortages, backlog reports and provided visibility of potential interruptions to internal customers.
  • Fulfilled purchase requisitions for internal customers; Engineering, Research and Development, Facilities and Administrative support.
  • Communicated extensively with internal customers, service providers, obtained competitive estimates and summarizing results for award.
  • Provided consulting, order placement, vendor management and problem resolution services for all internal customers.
  • Provided purchasing advice for internal customers including price analysis, vendor choices, and product availability.
  • Provided timely communication to suppliers and to internal customers regarding the status of purchased items.
  • Support Internal Customers/Stakeholders where necessary to achieve the required goals of the Procurement Department.
  • Collaborated with internal customers, County Counsel and Risk Management to achieve procurement goals.

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34. Cost Analysis

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Here's how Cost Analysis is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Collaborated with program managers, engineering, and executive management on material cost analysis, quality requirements, and contractual obligations.
  • Conducted supplier performance evaluations based on strategic cost analysis, cost reduction, localization, and supply chain improvement activities.
  • Perform job cost analysis, budgeting, and forecasting reviews to confirm target margins are adequately allocated to individual vendors.
  • Managed the total procurement effort for assigned packages including fact-finding, price/cost analysis, procurement board preparation/review and negotiations.
  • Conducted cost analysis, worked with top company management to implement price-cutting and logistic network planning strategies.
  • Generated weekly inventory report and cost analysis, prior of ordering materials for trades and facility inventories.
  • Conduct new product/equipment research and general negotiations with suppliers including cost analysis and product feature comparison.
  • Perform cost analysis, monitor supplier quality, supplier schedule adherence and discrepant invoice reconciliation.
  • Conduct price and cost analysis, negotiate price/cost and price/cost-related terms and other subcontract provisions.
  • Provided Senior Managers with Solutions Perform price/cost analysis and recommended new vendors, when warranted.
  • Administer competitive bid analysis, cost analysis, fair-value analysis, and scenario modeling.
  • Cost analysis/Price negotiation* Project management* Raw material and currency market tracking and forecasting* DCN management
  • Formulated sourcing strategies pursuant to analyzing spend, cost analysis and financial modeling.
  • Manage equipment budgets from project inception to completion including variance and cost analysis.
  • Coordinate with buyers on matters collecting involving cost analysis information from oversea suppliers.
  • Maintained supplier database with supplier capabilities, cost analysis and key performance indicators.
  • Participated in plant inventory and cost analysis, to improve the cost-effectiveness.
  • Perform research and cost analysis to facilitate negotiation of cost reduction/avoidance agreements.
  • Conducted cost analysis/needs analysis and negotiated with hardware vendors for optimal pricing.
  • Cost analysis on major programs related to profitability and purchase price variance.

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35. JIT

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Here's how JIT is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinate JIT delivery to meet production schedule needs, material forecasting, production tracking/reporting* Communicate shortages/delivery delays to production and planning.
  • Negotiated agreement that encompassed supplier to warehouse inventory on consignment, which allowed JIT delivery to production line.
  • Ensured on time delivery in a JIT environment to guarantee availability of materials for production equipment repair.
  • Ordered and maintained minimum inventory levels based on JIT inventory system for automated tube welding manufacturer.
  • Issued purchase orders and insured JIT delivery to minimize inventory levels and support lean manufacturing policies.
  • Maintained chemical and turnkey component stock at warehouses minimizing stock by developing JIT delivery plans.
  • Developed supplier/customer partnerships utilizing JIT principles that effected lower material inventories and enhanced manufacturing operations.
  • Utilized JIT practices and set minimum reorder points to maximize inventory investment and customer satisfaction.
  • Procured electronic components and MRO materials for lean computer manufacturer in a JIT environment.
  • Developed certified supply line and initiated JIT for delivery of all required components.
  • Maintained inventory management, domestic sourcing and JIT scheduling for multiple facilities.
  • Evaluated current material needs and procure items accordingly using JIT inventory practices.
  • Maintain JIT inventory and make arrangements for emergency overnight orders when necessary.
  • Maintained accurate inventory levels using DART protocols to sustain JIT inventory levels.
  • Manage inventory by determining economic order quantities to obtain JIT deliveries.
  • Managed domestic and international supply base for a JIT manufacturing environment.
  • Forecast and evaluate raw material products for a JIT manufacturing environment.
  • Implemented and maintained a JIT inventory system which reduced inventory levels.
  • Procured materials for manufacture of custom-built trailers within a JIT environment.
  • Participated in commodity contract negotiations and implementation of JIT Programs.

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36. Vendor Performance

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Here's how Vendor Performance is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Monitored material shipments, and expedited backlog; ensured supplier met contractual criteria, prepared returned documentation, monitored vendor performance
  • Maintain healthy and active relationships with vendor partners while managing vendor performance to maximize profitability and achieve financial goals.
  • Monitored and evaluated vendor performance to ensure outstanding performance and delivery of product and/or service for customer's requirements.
  • Enhanced executive decision making capabilities by creating extensive AS400 queries documenting order histories, vendor performance and pricing.
  • Travel to market weekly to select merchandise based on open-to-buy analysis, vendor performance analysis and assortment demands.
  • Carry out evaluation of vendor performance and implementation of remedial action to ensure vendor performance upgrade where necessary.
  • Evaluated vendor performance setting specifications and standards for materials purchased to ensure efficient, quality and safe operations.
  • Pursued cost control/reduction program, developed alternate vendor sourcing as needed in order to monitor vendor performance.
  • Monitored vendor performance through appraisals that rates suppliers on deliveries, quality of materials and price competitiveness.
  • Evaluated and managed vendor performance during NPD process to ensure timely deliveries and adherence to quality specifications.
  • Initiated vendor management prerequisites to increase vendor performance and accountability, while eliminating under- performing partners.
  • Maintained positive vendor relationships and managed vendor performance through forecasting and overall evaluation of business opportunities.
  • Maintain relationships with multiple vendors in each purchasing category and continue to evaluate current vendor performance.
  • Coordinated delivery and demands with the vendors in addition to monitoring and evaluating vendor performance.
  • Prepared related management reports on vendor performance, cost data, and procurement/delivery status.
  • Screen unacceptable vendor performance; late deliveries, substandard product and/or incorrect accompanying documentation.
  • Manage and Monitor vendor performance by developing continuing reporting and recommendations for product disposition.
  • Monitor vendor performance for manufacturing processes, quality control, production schedules and accounting.
  • Monitored vendor performances and ensured the procurement of high quality merchandise at optimum prices.
  • Collaborated with director of materials management to insure best pricing and vendor performance.

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37. Kanban

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Here's how Kanban is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Maintained/Improved KanBan/VMI on Hardware/Fastener/Connector/Gasket Commodities.
  • Provided back-up for receiving in KanBan locations and common inventory locations and Non-conforming Product Coordinator to ensure quick turnaround of product.
  • Helped lead control initiatives by negotiating and implementing LEAN Manufacturing Processes which included KANBAN Systems.
  • Managed KanBan spreadsheets to optimize inventory levels and supplier performance.
  • Introduced KanBan to manufacturing floor.
  • Set up packing KanBan systems in SAP for next day delivery allowing for reduction of 3,200 square footage of stockroom space.
  • Assist with material projects that will reduce lead times, and reduce inventory levels, and set up KanBan.
  • Helped Facilitate the Implementation of a 60-kanban and VMI programs for my commodities which I was responsible for.
  • Managed and maintained blanket orders for KANBAN replenishment and JIT programs of products and finished goods.
  • Purchased via requisitions all PCA components, regulated KanBan quantities and advised suppliers of potential problems.
  • Participated in the set-up and use of KANBAN Systems including interface with vendors and factory personnel.
  • Increased inventory turns from by implementing KanBan (pull system) and blanket purchase orders.
  • Inventory Management, FIFO, VMI, KANBAN, for up controls over material transfers.
  • Purchased International and domestic parts for $90M spend using Oracle MRP and KanBan system.
  • Developed a database for tracking inventory levels and established point of use KANBAN's.
  • Determined KANBAN parts needed to fill production demand & place parts on purchase orders.
  • Helped set up KanBan system for all production requirements after MRP was turned off.
  • Create and maintain vendor partnership programs (KanBan, consignment and VMI).
  • Implemented and maintained internal KanBan programs as well as Vendor site programs.
  • Coordinate shipments of KANBAN parts to sub-contractors for assembly of various parts.

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38. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Conduct market research to support supplier proposal evaluation, of products/services to identify the appropriate supplier to fulfill customer requirement.
  • Conducted market research and analysis using qualitative and quantitative skills that resulted in recommendations to supply chain leadership and managers.
  • Conducted market research regarding sourcing and making purchasing decisions, effectively managing company costs, and maintaining company budget.
  • Maintain and oversee market research/analysis to determine availability of requirements regarding commodities, pricing, and other market conditions.
  • Performed market research to identify cost reduction opportunities and potential suppliers/products to support the City s operations.
  • Identified emerging trends through competitive analysis and market research to inform long-term and in-season opportunities.
  • Compiled spend analysis reporting and market research to achieve maximum contract and supply negotiation potential.
  • Identified $650,000 of indirect savings opportunities executed upon contract expiration through diligent market research.
  • Conducted and led comprehensive market research programs to establish product positioning and product development.
  • Performed quarterly market research activities in order to monitor evolving consumer tastes and preferences.
  • Developed category strategy utilizing quantitative market research, guest insights, and macro trends.
  • Conduct market research and strategically sources goods and services utilizing competitive bids when necessary.
  • Facilitated evaluation committee meetings, performed market research, and mentored purchasing specialists.
  • Market Research: Coordinate market research activities regarding merchandise and maintain competitor information.
  • Conducted market research to better define user requirements and identify appropriate sources.
  • Conducted computer market research and consumer purchasing trends for optimal sales performance.
  • Provided market research to selected potential bidders and post award determinations.
  • Conducted daily market research and monitored international currency exchange rates.
  • Provide market research and analysis to ownership and senior management.
  • Performed extensive market research regarding customer requirements and consumption.

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39. Order Status

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Here's how Order Status is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Tracked, monitored, expedited and reported component order status to engineering, production and management through supplier interactive web portal.
  • Developed high level reporting tool utilized by operations, manufacturing and marketing resulting in improving accurate and timely order status reporting.
  • Reviewed open order status, price awareness, and communicated feedback to the manufacturing material department on incoming shipments.
  • Maintained the open order status report and communicated with controls engineering on delivery issues and expedited orders with vendors.
  • Collaborate with Category Management, Logistics and Distribution center team on any issues on product availability and order status.
  • Responded to internal customer/suppliers questions on order status, discrepancies in billing or delivery, determining appropriate corrective action.
  • Maintained open-order status reports for raw casting vendors and expedited orders, as necessary pertaining to inventory levels.
  • Report on order status for anything not completing within standard turnaround time as identified by OF Supervisor/Manager.
  • Communicated extensively to resolve supplier questions and issues while also updating internal team on order status.
  • Provided item availability and order status information to customers; researched and answered product information questions.
  • Facilitated communication among suppliers, internal departments and end users regarding order status and potential problems.
  • Consulted with National and International vendors negotiating pricing, order status and seasonal demand.
  • Managed daily open purchase order status, liaising with manufacturing, ensuring timely deliveries.
  • Monitored open order status of top five manufacturers via spreadsheet and daily verbal communication.
  • Maintained and updated order status and effectively communicated with Management on a daily bases.
  • Prepared expediting report to notify plant management and departments of order status and exceptions.
  • Respond to all customer inquiries on order status, product availability and specifications.
  • Filed electronic documents into a database for company personnel to review order status.
  • Communicated with customers to advise order status and/or resolve any order discrepancies.
  • Followed up with vendors regarding order status and maintained certification of insurance.

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40. Place Orders

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Here's how Place Orders is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Identify appropriate order levels, place orders, and monitor accuracy of reordered inventory shipments received.
  • Complete domestic and international purchasing procedures, place orders and monitor contract fulfillment.
  • Reviewed and analyzed purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy to place orders.
  • Managed contract manufacturers, place orders, and executed delivery to customer.
  • Place orders for engineering/development purchases and non-inventory orders within the company.
  • Utilized telecommunications system to place orders and conduct price/product comparison.
  • Place orders and ensure inventory is properly distributed.
  • Price out all requests for approval to place orders and once approval of order then package and ship out for delivery.
  • Perform procurement functions using SAP to initiate purchase orders, place orders with suppliers to ensure delivery schedule requirements are achieved.
  • Place orders with suppliers or vendors and ensure that documentation is in order, with terms and conditions being clear.
  • Place orders with chosen vendors, follow up on orders, and take care of any problems that may arise.
  • Assist in the selection of particular vendor/suppliers with whom to place orders and acts as a primary contact with vendors/suppliers.
  • Traveled extensively to attend buying shows to place orders for products and product lines to be sold by the company.
  • Develop sources, request pricing and delivery, select suppliers, place orders, follow up until equipment is received.
  • Place orders with vendors both foreign and domestic in SAP system for use on production lines and our Distribution Center.
  • Traveled to major apparel markets to meet vendors, preview/test new lines, negotiate markdown/co-op dollars, and place orders.
  • Prepare purchase orders using SAP system and place orders for the purchase of materials, parts, goods and services.
  • Place orders for delivery of production materials to meet MRP demand through management/maintenance of Supplier Schedule Contracts and Purchase Orders.
  • Worked together with other departments in order to place orders for parts that were needed with the correct vendor.
  • Create and Place orders per MRP to the approved suppliers within lead time to make sure on time delivery.

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41. Contract Negotiations

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Here's how Contract Negotiations is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Introduced process improvements for project prioritization and tracking, contract negotiations, resulting in significant savings and cycle time reduction.
  • Recognized by executive management for solid contributions in contract negotiations resulting in cost savings over $1.5 million.
  • Provided assistance to the contract specialists in processing documents pertaining to contract negotiations including statements of work.
  • Led and participated in major contract negotiations with leading industry vendors securing consistent supplier and competitive prices.
  • Project lead in contract negotiations to ensure profitability and high supplier quality in the final manufactured products.
  • Assisted Procurement Manager with contract negotiations for subcontractors utilized in the construction of WSB project.
  • Attained required medical equipment and executed contract negotiations to reduce costs of items purchased.
  • Managed and assisted in contract negotiations and contract execution for event conferencing services.
  • Worked directly with strategic sourcing managers and global vendors for hardware contract negotiations.
  • Assisted in contract negotiations with local suppliers securing consistent supplier and competitive prices.
  • Communicate contract terms and facilitate contract negotiations with required internal parties and suppliers.
  • Managed inventory levels, performed supplier contract negotiations and resolved vendor issues.
  • Provided contract negotiations with vendors while verifying Texas procurement rules and regulations.
  • Reduced acquisition costs through effective supplier contract negotiations and cost improvement initiatives.
  • Evaluated solicitation package from various vendors for opportunities and completed contract negotiations.
  • Traveled internationally to conduct vendor evaluations, audits, and contract negotiations.
  • Price and Contract Negotiations, Supplier Quality Resolution, Supplier Diversity/Development.
  • Collaborated with Corporate Procurement in large spend/strategic raw material contract negotiations.
  • Contract negotiations and VMI Supervisor responsibilities for laboratory chemicals and products.
  • Performed contract negotiations, maintenance, and execution for assigned commodities.

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42. Spare Parts

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Here's how Spare Parts is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Supplied time-sensitive spare parts for commercial and military vessels Accomplishments Ensured satisfactory customer experiences Skills Used Korean, Japanese and English
  • Coordinated activities between internal and external stakeholders to ensure sufficient spare parts and supplies inventories to support product end-of-life requirements.
  • Qualified, selected and managed local suppliers ensuring availability of spare parts to support production.
  • Replenished stock for computerized spare parts crib with a minimum/maximum requirement.
  • Expedited delivery of spare parts to resolve emergency corrective maintenance activities.
  • Maintained maintenance spare parts inventory for state-of-the-art sorting and conveying systems.
  • Provided critical spare parts, excess and obsolete inventory management.
  • Managed spare parts procurement for the refurbishing operations.
  • Worked closely with engineering team to identify spare parts and possible alternatives to reduce costs and lead time with associated parts.
  • Directed all aspects of purchase of industrial supplies, safety items, services, mechanical spare parts, and fuel/petroleum products.
  • Aimed to streamline supply chain of all spare parts; moved from manual to an automated requisition process utilizing Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Evaluate, lead & implement initiatives in the areas of chemicals, tooling & spare parts, office supplies and travel.
  • Managed $2.6M stock room inventory, and $600k in spare parts purchases, with 8% cycle count accuracy.
  • Planned, organized, and managed the procurement of hydraulic assemblies, actuators, and related components and spare parts.
  • Managed day to day supply of spare parts for repair needs and customer orders, adjusting to constantly changing requirements.
  • Enter, track, and receive purchase orders for all tooling and spare parts for the machines in the plant.
  • Implemented bench stock supply for over 1000 on hand spare parts and consistently maintained inventory at a 100% accuracy.
  • Initiated Recommended Spare Parts List to support Strategic Spare Parts for the most critical of machines in the operational chain.
  • Coordinated all aspects of Sales and Purchasing of spare parts for the Japanese Automotive Industry for automated production equipment.
  • Generate spare parts lists for all new builds and ensure adequate inventory levels for these parts at all times.

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43. R

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Here's how R is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Sourced castings and steel fabricated equipment internationally, leading to reduced costs and improved quality for Cliffs Natural Resources.
  • Negotiated and managed over 40 General Service Agreements for contracted labor, creating a competitive/cost reducing bidding environment.
  • Provided information and assistance to customers in reference to procurement procedures and the status of individual contracts.
  • Collaborated cross-functionally with internal stakeholders to ensure the accuracy of forecasts, costs, and item attributes.
  • Maintained communication with shore side and Hotel Managers on vessels to ensure all orders were filled appropriately
  • Supported the administration of promotional ad planning and provided insight-based recommendations based on Merchandising Portal data.
  • Resolved vendor issues and/or questions and handled interdepartmental requests regarding pricing and purchase order information.
  • Generated Purchase Orders for material and equipment acquisition from approved suppliers to ensure contractual compliance.
  • Guaranteed timely delivery and best pricing by procuring indirect material and services for external client.
  • Assisted local divisions with inventory requests and addressed concerns affecting product movement and sales.
  • Minimized obsolescence and shortages in response to fluctuating commodity quantities through forecasting an analysis.
  • Developed a log of procure-to-pay opportunities in order to support process improvement initiatives.
  • Assisted Program Manager with turnkey quotes by researching components pricing and stock availability.
  • Achieved excellent customer satisfaction supporting multiple facilities in the functions mentioned above.
  • Analyzed and recommended bid solutions for government/commercial contracts that drove revenue growth.
  • Managed procurement activities for assigned commodities in order to meet business needs.
  • Complete project purchase orders and ensure timely delivery of quality materials.
  • Managed material non-conformance and worked with suppliers to support quality standards.
  • Coordinated purchasing activities with senior management to meet customer requirements.
  • Handled customer questions and concerns related to prescription assistance programs.

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44. New Items

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Here's how New Items is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Collaborated with internal and external teams to forecast new items and promotional usage, to ensure inventory targets supported anticipated demand.
  • Maintained liaison between vendors and warehouse management regarding new items, merchandising and delivery issues.
  • Executed Merchandising strategies, such as ordering/distributing new items and managing discontinued products.
  • Improved inventory location system for new items, increasing efficiency and productivity.
  • Provide material source information to Technical Operations Development for new items.
  • Negotiated with manufacturers/brokers regarding new items and advertising.
  • Assisted Engineering implementing new items.
  • Keep abreast of new items and suppliers to add to Company product line to increase customer satisfaction, sales and profit.
  • Set up new items for customers and also research and import new pricing for the new upcoming year for all suppliers.
  • Explored and introduced new items to management and sales force via vendor or broker presentations, taste tests and sales meetings.
  • Communicated and negotiated with vendors for incentives and new items, as well discuss sales performance to evaluate issues and opportunities.
  • Set up new items in storeroom by insuring stock with vendor and correct par levels to maintain sufficient stock in storeroom.
  • Shopped New York market for new items, placed open to buy orders, which resulted in marketing items successfully.
  • Work with salesmen & brokers to locate new items and obtain bids to ensure we are getting the best pricing.
  • Worked closely with R&D on new products and sourcing of new items for pilot projects and product launches.
  • Manage all phases of the purchasing process with suppliers from ordering, pricing issues, new items and stock availability.
  • Worked close with account administration to ensure promotion items, new items, and contract pricing were up to date.
  • Analyzed/Assessed each and every item and directed the benefit of reorders -versus new items to carefully balance the business.
  • Developed a comprehensive reference guide that documented the procedures for entering new items into the company's product database.
  • Collaborated across multiple lines of business to manage the setup and deployment of new items and review their performance.

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45. BOM

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Here's how BOM is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Expedited and followed up with Mechanical Engineers to receive specification drawings/details for all equipment including BOM for components.
  • Negotiated automotive parts cost with Suppliers considering budgets, cost reduction capability and BOM requirements.
  • Managed Bombardier emergent project to satisfy customer demands.
  • Developed and maintain BOM-based program management tools.
  • Originated BOM structure for production operations.
  • Transform BOM/SOW into a formal request for proposal to solicit vendors, followed by price negotiation and selection of best-value solutions.
  • Led Bill of Materials (BOM) risk analysis and mitigation planning and decreased overall annual platform spending by 20%.
  • Perform analysis and Procurement Functions at the TSSP LO/DLA (MWSP) Procurement Site in Support of the B-2 Bomber Project.
  • Purchased components and/or finished goods demanded by MRP system for customer sales order and BOM (Bill of Material) lines.
  • Provided Kitting companies with proper BOM's and pricing information required to build installation kits used to install Telecommunications Equipment.
  • Assist suppliers on documentation requests (such as drawings, BOM, PSD's), or any other requests.
  • Review EBOM with quote team and quote all new components for all new future programs for lowest most competitive cost.
  • Tracked, maintained, and updated SAP BOM inventory of raw materials by entering information into SAP and MS Excel.
  • Assisted in negotiations of capital contracts for the Flight Control Actuation System (FCAS) on the B-2 Bomber.
  • Created, maintained new component data, and drive inventory reduction and multiple component ordering by analyzing BOM's.
  • Worked with engineering and purchasing managers when developing new products or sourcing items to update the BOM on drawings.
  • Trained Safety Wardens on responding quickly to medical emergencies in the workplace, bomb threats, and fire alarms.
  • Created the BOM (Bill of Material) spreadsheets for large, tracked orders and managed cost comparisons.
  • Created BOM standards for all production procedure records including materials, labor, supplies and outside processing costs.
  • Issue vendor PO's using a BOM & internal ordering system; follow up to confirm ship dates.

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46. Competitive Pricing

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Here's how Competitive Pricing is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Maintained constant communications and personal meetings with vendors regarding competitive pricing; continual monitoring of industry for possible new vendors/market conditions.
  • Managed and promoted supplier diversity through mentoring and sponsorship to ensure equal consideration based on competitive pricing, quality and service.
  • Compared different quotes to promote competitive pricing, inventory analysis, new supplier qualification and negotiation of long term agreements.
  • Researched and maintained market data for raw materials to ensure competitive pricing and utilized information in negotiations as needed.
  • Included purchase order management, competitive pricing adherence, inventory analysis, new supplier qualification and long-term agreement negotiations.
  • Communicated with vendors to secure competitive pricing and selected quotes most efficient and cost-effective for meeting hospital operational deadlines.
  • Maintain constant interaction with vendors while conducting research to maintain competitive pricing for materials required for production and operation.
  • Assured competitive pricing by obtaining quotes and after vendor selection entered purchase order data into SAP integrated computer system.
  • Procured parts and material from approved suppliers ensuring continuity of supply, consistency of quality and competitive pricing.
  • Sourced baking, catering and hospitality products and successfully negotiated competitive pricing to meet customer's specialty needs.
  • Requested and assessed Custom Price Requests to validate adequate subcontractor pricing utilizing competitive pricing for over 100 subcontractors.
  • Managed and negotiated contracts for competitive pricing and ensures vendor adherence to established commodity terms and conditions.
  • Maintained and provided optimal quality when managing commodities, competitive pricing, punctuality and technical support.
  • Contacted suppliers to obtain competitive pricing, product availability, terms/ conditions, and delivery scheduling.
  • Utilize negotiations and cost-price analysis to obtain competitive pricing for Vendor Managed Inventory piece parts.
  • Evaluated vendor capabilities and negotiated purchases to assure competitive pricing while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Collaborated with multiple suppliers to negotiate competitive pricing for approximately 600+ machined part numbers.
  • Generated competitive pricing analysis for all suppliers to maximize profitability related to material procurement.
  • Managed purchase orders, competitive pricing adherence, inventory analysis, new supplier qualification.
  • Prepared specifications and verified specifications for compliance, competitive pricing, and delivery requirements.

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47. Distribution Centers

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Here's how Distribution Centers is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Planned inventory levels at different geographical distribution centers to optimize order fulfillment, minimize inventory, and maximize product turns.
  • Interviewed vendors and visited suppliers' distribution centers to examine and evaluate products and capabilities as related to production requirements.
  • Provided superior customer service to stores and distribution centers by maintaining high level of accessibility and efficient issue response time.
  • Directed 37 distribution centers with inventory management that supplied 1400 restaurants in several national promotions supported by national media.
  • Communicated with distribution centers, inventory managers and upper management to ensure on time receiving of priority purchase orders.
  • Negotiated and monitored movement of international freight to 12 distribution centers and 20-plus wholesale customers throughout North America.
  • Replenished inventory for 52 distribution centers nationally, while maximizing customer service levels and minimizing inventory investment.
  • Corresponded with vendors and distribution centers on shipping of products and coordinated deliveries for all distribution centers.
  • Developed a strategic plan to redistribute available inventory within Distribution Centers to prevent future Retail Outs.
  • Monitored the movement of promotional products to determine sufficiency of inventory levels across multiple distribution centers.
  • Tracked/monitored district sales and managed/allocated $52 million in corporate accrual funding to three distribution centers.
  • Monitored introduction of new commodities at store level and ensure prompt delivery to distribution centers.
  • Maintained proper compliance of quality assurance throughout testing processes at corporate offices and distribution centers.
  • Monitored Vendor Managed Inventory in major distribution centers, processed purchase orders and replenished stock.
  • Determined flow of merchandise and weeks of supply to distribution centers to minimize inventory liabilities.
  • Monitor inventory levels in eleven distribution centers to ensure compliance with key performance metrics.
  • Communicate with vendors and distribution centers regarding shipment of products and coordination of deliveries.
  • Analyzed several reports to formulate quantities in order to replenish Distribution Centers weekly.
  • Purchased replenishment stock and special orders for 11 distribution centers and managed inventory.
  • Work closely with Suppliers and Distribution Centers to move any non-productive inventory.

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48. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Review procurement requests to ensure compliance with procedures and regulations and sufficiency of technical specifications or purchase description and supporting information.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contracted obligations; assist with clarifying contract requirements and resolving any conflicts.
  • Worked with departments to ensure compliance to group purchasing organization or system agreements while maximizing use of Financial/Material Management system.
  • Conducted staff assistance visits and inspections to subordinate units to ensure compliance with established procedures and regulatory guidance.
  • Reviewed and evaluated performance-based payment invoices to ensure compliance with contract payment schedule and performance criterion.
  • Direct accountability for monitoring grades and quality of products to ensure compliance with Company standards.
  • Evaluated contractor performance to ensure compliance with Agency specifications, City regulations and Labor Standards.
  • Communicate updates or changes to regulations or requirements and ensure compliance with contractual agreements.
  • Performed due-diligence tasks regarding supplier information to ensure compliance with corporate goals and policies.
  • Conducted financial reviews of suppliers and potential customers to ensure compliance with corporate regulations.
  • Monitored department expenditures in supplies and materials to ensure compliance with budgeted targets.
  • Worked closely with Legal department to ensure compliance with state gaming regulatory agency.
  • Evaluated contract performance to ensure compliance for contractual obligations or requirement for changes.
  • Provided verification of hardware and software configurations to ensure compliance with university standards.
  • Managed operational processes of MRO Purchasing Department to ensure compliance and successful coordination.
  • Contract administrator to ensure compliance with Corporate Procurement's supply chain requirements.
  • Reviewed incoming shipments to ensure compliance with quality standards and contract specifications.
  • Maintained accurate files to ensure compliance with county regulations and audit requirements.
  • Manage all corporate records to ensure compliance with mandated retention requirements.
  • Monitored all material procurement requests to ensure compliance to purchasing policies/procedures.

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49. Cycle Counts

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Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Increased inventory accuracy, conducted weekly inventory cycle counts, identified discrepancies, and made sound recommendations for improvements.
  • Related responsibilities include helping in managing inventories and cycle counts and in resolving invoice discrepancies.
  • Control storeroom inventory and replenish with indirect materials and conduct cycle counts on inventory.
  • Managed Inventory, reducing inventory discrepancies system wide through cycle counts and reconciliation.
  • Established relationships with vendors and generated cycle counts and conducted physical inventories.
  • Performed weekly inventory cycle counts to maintain production inventory levels and accuracy.
  • Conducted daily cycle counts and investigated inventory discrepancies and vendor receipt errors.
  • Conducted regular cycle counts of inventory materials as assigned by direct supervisor.
  • Minimized product loss by performing weekly cycle counts and inventory forecasting.
  • Conducted periodic inventory cycle counts to identify overages or shortages.
  • Coordinated raw materials warehouse inventory cycle counts and physical inventory.
  • Conduct adjustments for existing inventory and scheduled inventory cycle counts
  • Participate in monthly cycle counts to accurately portray inventory.
  • Determined pricing needs including cycle counts for accurate inventory.
  • Conducted inventory cycle counts weekly and semi-annual inventory.
  • Conducted weekly cycle counts to maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Perform physical inventory counts/audits/cycle counts when directed.
  • Processed and reconciled inventory cycle counts.
  • Managed quarterly inventory cycle counts.
  • Maintain and supervise maintenance inventories by implementing daily cycle counts and re-order points for our facility and our South Carolina facility.

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50. Procurement Process

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Here's how Procurement Process is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Maintained integrity of the procurement process and adherence to Purchasing Manual procedures to ensure compliance with Internal Controls and Government regulations.
  • Manage the procurement process including development of policies and procedures, and strategic planning within the procurement and inventory management function.
  • Possess a good understanding and applies established procurement processes and procedures, support system enhancements through participation in user acceptance testing.
  • Established clear and measurable goals to continuously improve procurement processes use financial and quantitative data to manage and report effectiveness.
  • Provide training to others within my region of responsibility to understand Oracle procurement processes and champion Oracle procurement skill development.
  • Drive procurement processes including, but not limited to contractor/consultant and services agreements and documenting finance guidelines for purchase orders.
  • Automated procurement forms and reports using Excel macros for more efficient and accurate day-to-day procurement processes and reporting.
  • Provide company-wide training and support on all procurement processes in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Created procurement process work papers in order to standardize corporate procurement policy with in our business unit.
  • Interact and communicate effectively with Company management, personnel involved in the procurement process, and suppliers.
  • Streamlined the procurement process and maximized budgets by establishing blanket purchase agreements and bulk commodity pricing agreements.
  • Authored e-procurement processes and procedures, including reverse auction implementation for all purchases across the organization.
  • Assisted campus community in procurement processes and procedures to promote a general understand of purchasing transactions.
  • Qualified and established relationships with new suppliers in accordance with procurement processes and general service requirements.
  • Facilitated the procurement process for firm wide computer hardware and software, telecommunications hardware and cabling.
  • Provided constant monitoring and analysis of departmental functions while developing process improvement procedures for procurement processes.
  • Facilitate the management of relationships with major suppliers for timely performance of the procurement process.
  • Managed all paper works for procurement process and maintained files in Material Management Information System.
  • Improved efficiency of procurement process for materials of fabricated and prefabricated parts for production.
  • Implemented purchasing procedures between international business units to guarantee the standardization of procurement processes.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Buyer

Purchase Orders20.8%
Office Supplies20.7%
New Vendors16.1%
Inventory Control5.3%
Cost Savings5.2%
Customer Service4.5%
Raw Materials3.4%
Supplier Relationships3.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Buyer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Purchase Orders
Purchase Orders
17.7%
17.7%
2
2
Office Supplies
Office Supplies
17.6%
17.6%
3
3
New Vendors
New Vendors
13.6%
13.6%
4
4
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
4.5%
4.5%
5
5
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
4.4%
4.4%
6
6
Customer Service
Customer Service
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
2.9%
2.9%
8
8
Supplier Relationships
Supplier Relationships
2.9%
2.9%
9
9
MRP
MRP
2.3%
2.3%
10
10
MRO
MRO
2.3%
2.3%
11
11
Logistics
Logistics
1.9%
1.9%
12
12
RFQ
RFQ
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
Vendor Relations
Vendor Relations
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
New Product Development
New Product Development
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
ERP
ERP
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Data Entry
Data Entry
1.1%
1.1%
17
17
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
1.1%
1.1%
18
18
SKU
SKU
0.9%
0.9%
19
19
ISO
ISO
0.8%
0.8%
20
20
Delivery Dates
Delivery Dates
0.8%
0.8%
21
21
Product Quality
Product Quality
0.8%
0.8%
22
22
Delivery Schedules
Delivery Schedules
0.8%
0.8%
23
23
RFP
RFP
0.7%
0.7%
24
24
Stock Levels
Stock Levels
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
On-Time Delivery
On-Time Delivery
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
Payment Terms
Payment Terms
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Annual Sales
Annual Sales
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Capital Equipment
Capital Equipment
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Electrical Systems
Electrical Systems
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
POS
POS
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Internal Customers
Internal Customers
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Cost Analysis
Cost Analysis
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
JIT
JIT
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Vendor Performance
Vendor Performance
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Kanban
Kanban
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Market Research
Market Research
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Order Status
Order Status
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Place Orders
Place Orders
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Contract Negotiations
Contract Negotiations
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Spare Parts
Spare Parts
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
R
R
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
New Items
New Items
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
BOM
BOM
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Competitive Pricing
Competitive Pricing
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Distribution Centers
Distribution Centers
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Cycle Counts
Cycle Counts
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Procurement Process
Procurement Process
0.4%
0.4%

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