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Top 50 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, 17.5% 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.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Buyer

1. Purchase Orders
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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Generated Purchase Orders for material and equipment acquisition from approved suppliers to ensure contractual compliance.
  • Maintained and updated blanket purchase orders for routine purchases to reduce the number of purchase transactions by 40% annually.
  • Executed and expedited Order Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Sourcing requests and invoices in excess of 250 requests per week.
  • Process purchase orders placed for outside vendors, checking for accuracy, copy, pricing, specifications, and service.
  • Open and close purchase orders, monitor receipts, monitor exception reports, ensure correct pricing.
  • Generated new purchase orders and expedited any changes to existing orders by working jointly with planners.
  • Source, create, process, confirm, and follow up purchase orders and quotes.
  • Follow up: Requests for confirmation of new purchase orders and past due orders.
  • Prepared purchase orders and sent copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
  • Verify bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders approve bills for payment.
  • Resolve disputed purchase orders with suppliers; negotiate settlement of complaint reports.
  • Resolve discrepancies with supplier packing lists, invoices and purchase orders.
  • Review purchase orders for accuracy based on demand fluctuations.
  • Process all open requisitions and create purchase orders.
  • Create and review purchase orders.
  • Addressed and process material rejections with vendors, Placed orders, follow-up/expedite purchase orders as requested and review invoices for payment.
  • Compare and analyze suppliers' bills with bids and purchase orders to verify accuracy.
  • Prepare purchase orders, requisitions, change orders, and all fiscal administration in a timely manner.
  • Place purchase orders and blanket orders within CDMS Software Create and manage approval of contracts with vendors.
  • Manage outstanding Purchase Orders, liaise with OEMs, customers and Suppliers.

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2. Office Supplies
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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Purchased products for maintenance, repair and operations including raw materials, tooling, machinery, computer hardware and office supplies.
  • Purchased goods from requisition orders including office furniture, office supplies, stationary and promotional products.
  • Improved and managed contract programs (office supplies, business forms, computer paper).
  • Tracked and maintained office supplies for company, requesting purchase orders for supplies as needed.
  • Purchased office supplies, factory supply, engineering supply, raw material and services.
  • Analyze cost and negotiate pricing with vendors to reduce spending on office supplies.
  • Purchased print material & office supplies and was key inside sales support.
  • Order & manage all office supplies/equipment for California & Texas branch.
  • Order office supplies and maintain the filing system for the department.
  • Manage and maintain all office supplies and computer rentals for company.
  • Purchased office supplies, machines and furniture, traffic clerk.
  • Order all office supplies for Room & Pillar division.
  • Maintain and submit daily office supplies, and orders.
  • Maintained Purchasing files and replenished office supplies.
  • Ordered all computer and office supplies.
  • Maintain office supplies stock and inventory.
  • Oversee purchase of office supplies.
  • Purchased for maintenance repairs, production, and office supplies Backup assistance placing orders for raw material items
  • Maintain all office supplies for 1M sq distribution center including overseeing toner replacement program.
  • Administered and approved office supplies for over 3000 employees.

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3. Vendor Invoices
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Here's how Vendor Invoices is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Processed vendor invoices and communicated discrepancies with suppliers reporting to New York State Liquor Authority.
  • Tracked field activities to verify that the subcontractor/vendor invoices matched subcontract/purchase order agreements.
  • Resolve discrepancies between vendor invoices and purchase orders and ensure no order is held up due to non-payment of invoices.
  • Coordinate with Accounting department to ensure timely processing of vendor invoices and resolve invoice related issues.
  • Coordinated with A/P department to ensure accurate coding and proper handling of external vendor invoices
  • Reviewed and approved vendor invoices and ensured credits were applied for damaged product.
  • Approved vendor invoices for payment and assisted the Accounting Department with problem invoices.
  • Create A/P invoices when vendor invoices are received, and dispute any discrepancies.
  • Investigate discrepancies where vendor invoices do not match purchase order amount.
  • Administered the monthly processing of vendor invoices totaling over $100,000.
  • Matched and approved vendor invoices with purchase orders for payment.
  • Processed vendor invoices, payments and associated documents.
  • Audit vendor invoices for correct price and quantities.
  • Processed vendor invoices for payment and reimbursement.
  • Verify vendor invoices and scan into system.
  • Approved vendor invoices within prescribed limits.
  • Match vendor invoices with order contracts.
  • Assist in resolving procurement issues with vendors/suppliers and Infineum departments including payment of vendor invoices.
  • Expedite vendor invoices & assist Lead Buyer with Project Close-outs.
  • Order items for engineers Vendor invoices Reconcile credit cards Employee expenses

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4. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Reviewed purchase requests for accuracy, provided customer service and training to business partners for utilization.
  • Provide procurement responsibilities, customer service, and contract administration to assigned State agencies.
  • Obtained and updated price and availability information for both Purchasing and Customer Service departments.
  • Generated repeat business through exceptional customer service.
  • Contribute to company sales, by providing excellent customer service at all times in order to retain customer's loyalty
  • Provide one on one customer service, and attend routine meetings with operations to understand program needs.
  • Identify and implement improvements to boost efficiency, reduce costs and improve customer service levels.
  • Communicate with all levels of management and employees to provide excellent internal customer service.
  • Utilized customer service skills over the phone as well as Microsoft Office tools.
  • Enforce and monitor guidelines for working with customers to ensure maximum customer service.
  • Provide a level of customer service consistent with company core values.
  • Managed back-end builder, punch out tech and customer service representative.
  • Retail fashion buyer, cashier, customer service, cleaning responsibilities
  • Provided customer service assistance as a receptionist and sales.
  • Provide outstanding customer service and ensure customer satisfaction by assisting customers with procurement or contract requirements/issues and administrative processes.
  • Communicate with warehouse and purchasing staff to resolve inventory/purchase order issues and perform customer service follow-up.
  • Demonstrate a high aptitude for rapid response in the IT purchasing department including order entry, assessment, and Customer Service.
  • Opened the Wilmington store as Supplement Buyer Received multiple honors for Customer Service at the Team and Store level
  • Provided excellent customer services to clients and venders.
  • Stay on top of fashion trends Buyers reports Customer service Answer phones

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5. Cost Savings
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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Optimized cost savings by preventing dead stock, providing clients with optimal means of transportation and achieving customer deadlines.
  • Negotiated vendor contracts resulting in cost savings of $400,000 and decrease in freight costs of 10%.
  • Obtain the best pricing and delivery in order to meet customer demand as well as obtain cost savings.
  • Resulted in 3% to 5% cost savings per year per agreement over 5 year period.
  • Identified plans and executed projects that generated cost savings for the Procurement and Materials Planning group.
  • Sourced and negotiated pricing of materials that resulted in a 20% inventory cost savings.
  • Contributed to an inventory reduction program resulting in a 27% total cost savings.
  • Assessed current products vs. new products for potential cost savings and procedural efficiency.
  • Manage vendors and track reports for on-time-deliveries, issues, monthly cost savings.
  • Analyzed trends and created reports on cost savings for the long-term business team.
  • Negotiated with over twenty-five vendors on pricing of materials creating cost savings.
  • Recorded over $390,000 in Level I and Level III Cost Savings.
  • Lower cost comes from analyzing both hard and soft good cost savings.
  • Developed a Cost Savings report and Monthly report for all purchases.
  • Set up a cost savings program estimated savings $250,000 per year
  • Realized cost savings of two percent on cylinder contracts.
  • Recorded over $2.1M in Cost Savings for 2014.
  • Introduced tremendous cost savings innitiative plan by alternatively sourcing Sheet metal parts to Stamping houses.
  • Track Annual expenditures of $3.5Million Reduced Annual costs 22% Specialty project cost savings of $160,000
  • Transitioned 10 clients to custom programs for recycled green ink/toner options for cost savings.

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6. Procedures
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Here's how Procedures is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Developed documents and trained new associates on purchasing and receiving procedures for capital and expense related orders.
  • Provided information and assistance to customers in reference to procurement procedures and the status of individual contracts.
  • Established approved written procedure describing the buying process and cross-trained designated personnel on purchasing procedures.
  • Trained Administrative Assistants on proper procedures for completion of computer generated requisitions.
  • Presented to upper level staff organization on purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Maintain the QMS manual, quality procedures, forms, desk instructions, documents, records and any other assigned paperwork.
  • Prepared the operating room for procedures, label and do blood cultures for microbiology labs, prepare antibiotics.
  • Developed and wrote operating procedures, training manual and delivered training to end users of new software system.
  • Implemented the five S Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain and create procedures.
  • Performed purchase orders, contract, pricing changes and amendments inclusive of audit procedures to validate entries.
  • Serve as the procurement specialist of commodities and of services in compliance with donor policies and procedures.
  • Determined viable specimens, procure specimens according to set protocols, and performed quality control procedures.
  • Work deadlines to define, configure, and publish the customer's procurement operating procedures.
  • Lead one on one team member training in product knowledge and standard operating procedures.
  • Created systems for document management, Certified in 5S visual workplace systems and procedures.
  • Selected and Evaluated Vendors, according to company compliance policies and procedures.
  • Designed and maintained a log of office policies and procedures.
  • Key Contributions: Developed and implemented procedures for maintenance purchasing.
  • Manage mobile services for 350+ employees Created and implemented policy and procedures for the Shipping and Receiving Department.
  • Advise, assist and train other company employees in purchasing policy and procedures to ensure compliance with Vestas procurement policy.

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7. Supplier Quality
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Here's how Supplier Quality is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Implemented/reviewed all supplier quality analysis activities, vendor negotiations, sole source materials with US/overseas.
  • Participate in supplier Quality improvement activities by leading corrective actions on critical supplier issues.
  • Developed and implemented a standard process to track supplier quality and delivery performance.
  • Participated in Supplier Quality Audits as needed by Supplier Quality Assurance.
  • Attained supplier quality and delivery improvement targets.
  • Participate in the Supplier Quality Management System.
  • Develop strategies and lead project plans focused on reducing material and freight costs while improving supplier quality, and reduced lead-times.
  • Improved supplier quality rating by 23% by working closely with engineering and suppliers implementing design changes and new inspection criteria.
  • Sourced and purchased production parts based on MRP requirements; Evaluated supplier quality and performance to help maintain vendor reliability.
  • Facilitated Supplier Quality Management meetings with QA and vendors to review on-time delivery, quality related issues, and projects.
  • Manage and Evaluate vendor performance which includes on-time delivery, cost reductions and supplier quality.
  • Work closely with Quality and Engineering in carrying out Supplier Quality Audits.
  • Manage strategic suppliers with supplier quality program using OTD and QBR metrics.
  • Monitor supplier quality and service and assist with resolution of issues.
  • Designed and established an online, real-time Supplier Quality/Service Issue Database.
  • Monitored supplier quality performance to establish dock to stock status.
  • Collaborated with internal Supplier Quality Team to access scores.
  • Set and established vendor qualification supplier quality metrics, monitored vendors based on performance, evaluated and approved new suppliers.
  • Reviewed supplier quality problems interfacing with Quality and Engineering Departments to resolve in a timely manner.
  • Manage action messages in costpoint system Work with Quality personnel to resolve supplier quality issues.

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8. Inventory Levels
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Here's how Inventory Levels is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Resolve inaccuracies in inventory levels/material shortages by performing inventory transactions and updating item costing in database to promote pricing accuracy.
  • Generate Purchase Orders and schedule inbound material deliveries, balancing component availability while avoiding excessive inventory levels.
  • Assist Internal Customers to insure inventory levels compare favorably with ordering and receiving levels.
  • Compiled cost and lead-time analysis while monitoring on-time delivery and inventory levels.
  • Managed inventory levels, by maintaining correct levels of stocked inventory.
  • Maintain raw material inventory levels and scheduling of deliveries.
  • Completed stock orders and managed inventory levels.
  • Monitor inventory levels to meet forecast demands.
  • Led team of component planners to ensure inventory levels that met all requirements of military and commercial contracts.
  • Manage inventory levels for my assigned vendors and/or items that need to be replenished.
  • Analyze inventory levels and compose product transfer lists while adhering to truck size constraints
  • Monitored and maintained sufficient inventory levels of IBM products for the company.
  • Plan inventory levels of service parts to support customers and business objectives.
  • Reduce inventory levels through the effective management of materials and suppliers.
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets for tracking purchase orders & inventory levels.
  • Maintain inventory levels through system generated reports and MRP.
  • Reduced inventory levels by over $200,000 annually.
  • Practiced purchasing procedures to ensure the best products at the right inventory levels while getting the most competitive prices.
  • Purchased various raw materials for 4 domestic plants, forecasted demand and tracked the inventory levels of these products.
  • Ensured outlet stores and Ecommerce have proper inventory levels to achieve sales goals.

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9. Raw Materials
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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Administered all procurement activities for this citrus manufacturer including both planning and procuring raw materials to meet strategic business requirements.
  • Managed ordering consumable raw materials including hazardous materials through inventory min/max level reordering using blanket purchase agreements.
  • Designed and implemented raw materials supply strategy for new Software Division project.
  • Perform ongoing sourcing and sourcing process management of new and/or replacement raw materials or suppliers to meet production and customer requirements.
  • Monitor and update MRP daily to insure adequate supply of raw materials, including updating safety stocks and lead times.
  • Communicate with sales, while directing, coordinating and purchasing of raw materials and hardware as required per customer orders.
  • Purchased and coordinated delivery of raw materials and components in a JIT manufacturing environment, and all MRO supplies.
  • Order raw materials, steel plates, sheet metal fabrication, machined parts, motors, pumps and electronics.
  • Assisted R&D and Quality departments on raw material technical issues and/or qualification of existing/replacement raw materials.
  • Established item numbers for all raw materials streamlining the purchasing function, while reducing scrap cost.
  • Processed requests for materials and services for MRO, capital projects, raw materials and office.
  • Enter purchase orders and place orders; verify billing; reconcile receipts of raw materials.
  • Secured critical raw materials for production, resulting in over $200,000 annual savings.
  • Obtain pricing and specs on raw materials, services, maintenance and repair items.
  • Procure raw materials for 7- 9 facilities, tolling and third party activities.
  • Quote and purchase all Raw Materials; create labels for purchased raw materials.
  • Maintain inventory levels of raw materials to meet production demands.
  • Purchased raw materials from our domestic and Chinese vendors.
  • Sourced, procured and coordinated expediting and shipment of required raw materials per machine drawings for all customer product lines.
  • Purchased material for the manufacturing of chemicals and paints Ensured adequate supply of all raw materials.

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10. MRP
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Here's how MRP is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Reviewed MRP requirements in conjunction with commodity planners.
  • Used and participated in testing of SAP MRP system prior to finalizing EPICOR as the winning system at Nelson.
  • Provided order entry into CPS/MRP II System for purchasing group; provided back up data management support.
  • Procure based on MRP and manage action messaging for optimum delivery to meet customers requirements.
  • Facilitated with the Implementation of two MRP II systems: mainframe based system and P.C.
  • Created and maintained PO's for stock based off daily/weekly MRP suggestions.
  • Use a MAS90 MRP System to plan future buys for like components.
  • Used MRP to determine stock levels of inventory and determine buy quantities.
  • Analyze and compare material cost information, MRP / SAP system.
  • Created and maintained purchase orders according to daily MRP suggestions.
  • Used MRP to plan and expedite over 250 product lines.
  • Place all purchase orders for production using MRP/work bench.
  • Experienced with MRP/ERP systems, proficient in SAP.
  • Utilized MRP and Min/Max for JIT orders.
  • Used MRP on a daily basis.
  • Review MRP weekly for ordering.
  • Reviewed weekly MRP reports to plan, quote, and buy custom fabricated materials and components.
  • Update pricing and preferred sourcing within the MRP system Develop and oversee implementation of departmental savings projects
  • Maintain inventory for expensed items not included on MRP for operations Generate purchase orders and expedite deliveries.
  • Process purchase orders from requisitions using MRP system Specialize in purchase tooling, electrical, plumbing, oils,& lubricants.

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11. MRO
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Here's how MRO is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Interviewed several lubrication companies with corporate MRO procurement and assisted in selecting our current supplier.
  • Identify alternative suppliers for MRO inventory qualification.
  • Provided support to MRO purchasing as needed for purchase of indirect materials, repair parts and services.
  • Negotiated contract pricing for Production Materials and Maintenance, Repair and Operation (MRO) items.
  • Purchased materials requisition orders MRO for Supplies, services, general plant needs and capital items.
  • Handle the purchase of MRO items and Blanket Contracts as necessary to support plant operations.
  • Handle stock MRO returns and/or repairs; internally to store room or externally to vendor.
  • Purchased medical supplies and services for Cardiology, Radiology, Facilities and MRO departments.
  • Negotiated contracts for MRO supplies, travel agency, food vending, copiers.
  • Procured production and MRO materials necessary for the operation of the business.
  • Process MRO Purchasing, including materials, equipment, services and rentals.
  • Integrated a total turn-key solution for supplying customer with MRO Savings.
  • Lead inventory reduction process for all MRO inventory items.
  • Purchased die-castings, cold-finished bar, and MRO items.
  • Procure MRO items and services for 3 facilities.
  • Process and disperse MRO items for the plant.
  • Ordered MRO supplies with a sense of urgency.
  • Manage inventory levels for MRO and critical materials.
  • Assisted in MRO purchasing Developed inventory strategies and increased inventory turns to reduce costs.
  • Contract Position) MRO and Metal Shop Purchases Sourcing of MRO and Metal Price Negotiations (Where applicable) Various other duties

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12. Logistics
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Here's how Logistics is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Communicated with the Customer Service Team and Logistics Operations areas to validate services by transportation vendors.
  • Collaborated with Logistics department members for the orchestration and organization of inbound freight shipments.
  • Work directly with logistics to ensure timely delivery.
  • Coordinate departmental meeting set-up & logistics.
  • Led team of professionals managing all logistics and planning for customer owned new and repaired material for military contract.
  • Adjusted plans and schedules for all related actions regarding logistics requirements that needed to be met annually.
  • Managed a 3rd party 3pl logistics Service Company used to store and deliver quartz to each factory.
  • Manage vendor relations; select suppliers, manage logistics and schedules, and handle delivery arrangements.
  • Evaluated the logistics priorities and establish priorities for material movement from 3PL to point of use.
  • Establish relationships with approximately 250 vendors to negotiate prices on goods, packaging, and logistics.
  • Assist in Due Diligence activities to provide logistics and planning expertise in the decision-making process.
  • Performed ground operations and logistics support for closure of C-23 CONUS and OCONUS bed-down sites.
  • Negotiate all pricing, products details, freight and logistics with vendors.
  • Assisted with logistics and accounts payable/receivable issues for the Packaging Division.
  • Well versed in logistics, order expediting and customs requirements.
  • Coordinate incoming and outgoing stock, deliveries and logistics.
  • Assist Logistics Manager with shipment receiving issues.
  • Coordinate logistics with key suppliers.
  • Managed logistics of shipping, warehousing and tracking of materials, parts, and completed products over seas and across country.
  • Created purchase orders, negotiated best price, ensured on-time delivery through interface with vendors and logistics companies.

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13. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Conducted comprehensive analysis of inventory control, vendor performance and coordinated actions for process improvement.
  • Performed other duties that included inventory control, shipping and receiving and production supervisor.
  • Implemented a Material Tracking System for accurate inventory control purposes.
  • Performed purchasing and inventory control for a Modular home manufacturer
  • Maintained production and inventory control records.
  • Monitored incoming stock and inventory control.
  • Maintained the inventory control database.
  • Collaborated with internal departments in problem resolution including Inventory Control, Transportation, Accounts Payable, and the Supplier Relationship Team.
  • Interacted with departments at all levels to ensure proper inventory control and on time delivery of raw materials and finished goods.
  • Receive, sort and enter all parts and purchases into inventory system to ensure a proper inventory control.
  • Organized and supervised all quarterly inventory control counts to meet company requirements and needs of the customers.
  • Assisted in tracking proper inventory control in multiple locations using Asset Works.
  • Utilized MRP reports to purchase and maintain inventory control of electronic components.
  • Negotiated targets and parameters, and executed USAF Inventory Control Point.
  • Inventory control, receiving product when coming into warehouse.
  • Created inventory control system for cablevision systems.
  • Purchased product according to guidelines established for days on hand, out of stock and other Inventory control goals.
  • Performed cost analysis and volume planning, , stock and inventory control, along with negotiating and awarding contracts.
  • Purchased outside print, household materials order entry filing inventory control Invoices for accounts payable and billing request for accounts receivable.
  • Inventory Control: Keep Inventory for The warehouse sales $250, 000.00, Plus tnventory for Fa brication jo bs.

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14. RFQ
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Here's how RFQ is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Developed specifications and scopes of services for complex and technical solicitations including RFP's, RFI's and RFQ's.
  • Establish procurement strategies for individual projects based on client requirements, and execute RFQ's according to procurement strategy.
  • Managed all aspects of the RFQ process including bidding and the negotiation and award of contracts to suppliers nationwide.
  • Pushed deflation on purchased parts prices through RFQ packages, negotiations and constant review of commodity trends.
  • Issue Blanket Contracts, Scheduling Agreements, RFQ, RFI and Purchase Orders as needed.
  • Prepared all RFQ's and purchase orders for parts and services required by production.
  • Issued RFQ's, analyzed prices, and issued final reports for managerial review.
  • Prepared and issued request for quotations (RFQ) to approved and/or qualified suppliers.
  • Prepared and issue RFP/RFQ, SOW, specifications and contractual agreements.
  • Process RFQ's and evaluate quotes from suppliers.
  • Analyze commodities purchased and request RFQ's.
  • Obtained quotes via RFP/RFQ process.
  • Processed RFQ's, RFP's, PO's and assisted in the corrections of Invoice and receipt issues and discrepancies.
  • Issued IFB's, RFQ's, and RFP's, and executed fixed price and cost contracts.
  • Created, submitted, and evaluated RFQ's, RFI's, and RFP's.
  • Purchased products to ensure best value by conducting RFQs, evaluating results, comparing vendors, and negotiating proposal.
  • Project management for new designs to include RFQs and RFP's.
  • Initiate and manage supplier RFQs.
  • Pre-qualified predominantly foreign supply base and sent requests for quotes (RFQs) for competitive or single-source bids.
  • Initiated RFPs, RFQs, and RFIs to procure products and services.

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15. ERP
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Here's how ERP is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Interpreted and formulated responses to government bids that protected company against liability.
  • Maintain all Purchasing records in ERP data base and file PO's in shared data system.
  • Collaborate with my Taiwan counterparts to assist in global sourcing for our facility in Taiwan.
  • Trouble shooting and repair of more than 500 servers within an enterprise environment.
  • Interpreted contracts and administered a range of contractual obligations with third parties.
  • Process purchase orders and change orders utilizing Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise software.
  • Identified fashion trends and interpreted concepts to vendors to update the assortment
  • Procured solar energy equipment using the SAP (ERP) System.
  • Implemented new enterprise system in Purchasing and Materials areas.
  • Used a PC based UNIX & ERP Procurement system.
  • Implemented new databases, cleaning up ERP system.
  • Purchased materials using ERP system and Purchase Requisitions.
  • Process all requisitions through ERP data base.
  • Create and mange purchase orders, issues, receipts, and research through the use of SAP ERP.
  • Used ERP system (JD Edwards), Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Use ERP system in SAP for parts ordering.
  • Interpret and analyze asset management data and provide summarization of results for management evaluation.
  • Sourced new suppliers and streamlined underperforming vendors.
  • Maintain enterprise software (Epicore) data integrity.
  • Used Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ERP system (BPCS), PeopleSoft, and Documentum software.

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16. Data Entry
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Here's how Data Entry is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Coordinated and provided functional assistance and backup as needed in data entry and administrative support.
  • Performed data entry and updated daily purchasing reports.
  • Provided data entry regarding purchase orders.
  • Perform data entry for requisition documents.
  • Supervised data entry of sales orders and functions of purchasing department, including the processing of order shipments.
  • Produced requisition sheets, purchase orders, receiving logs, and other necessary spreadsheets and data entry.
  • Completed bank set-up information sheet for each loan file then forwarded to the data entry department.
  • Performed general office duties including file handling, faxing, data entry and correspondence.
  • Record keeping, data entry, customer relations and mass printing of office forms.
  • Tracked all clearance sensitive documents, and completed over 1,000 data entry documents.
  • Assembled client data and conducted data entry, ensuring accuracy of all information.
  • Follow up on overdue orders and data entry purchase orders.
  • Delegated all data entry work as well as expediting orders.
  • Assisted in all new SKU data entry and implementation.
  • Verified all data entry for Purchasing department reports.
  • Create purchase requisitions, material masters, tracking sales, monitoring data and data entry.
  • Order Entry Accuracy in clerical and data entry.
  • Obtain proce quotes, Data Entry.
  • General Typing * Data Entry * Answering telephones for Purchasing Dept.
  • Inventory control (ordering and stocking) Corporate data entry Customer service Internet based research for supplies

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Worked with multiple departments and supplier for new electronic component options from early development to inventory management.
  • Combined buying and inventory management skills to provide unique insights and perspective to forecasting financial goals annually.
  • Collaborated with Merchandising, Product Development, Marketing and Inventory Management associates to meet specified budgeting requirements.
  • Manage delivery and quality performance, cost and inventory management and customer satisfaction for established suppliers.
  • Inventory Management: Maintained accurate inventory levels ensuring zero interruption to the supply of production.
  • Oversee price and contract negotiations, supplier selection/sourcing, and inventory management for assigned commodities.
  • Coordinated with inventory management team to ensure that all deliveries satisfied assigned purchase orders.
  • Modernized inventory management, significantly reducing inventories and storage requirements while maintaining availability.
  • Organized the warehouse for better inventory management.
  • Handle limited inventory management activities.
  • Executed Rocky Soft Inventory Management processes to maintain inventory at a 30 day turn.
  • Advanced inventory management by keeping stocks low, developing standing orders and bulk purchases.
  • Inventory management, blanket purchase orders, vendor management, database clean up.
  • Trained in Inventory Management and Cycle Counting.
  • Added stock tracking to inventory management.
  • Established departmental processes and controls for Inventory Management, Audit, Compliance and Reporting to optimize cumulative savings.
  • Performed accounting, inventory management, and supplier relationship management for Chicago's largest art handling company.
  • Develop and review inventory management practices to optimize operating efficiencies.
  • Negotiate optimal supplier pricing Interpret data sets to build purchasing strategy Track budget and consumer performance Inventory management and forecasting
  • Place reorders based on trend or replenishment standards Skills Used Merchandise Assortment Planning, Negotiation, Analyzation, Inventory Management

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  • 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.
  • Created, maintained, and ran SKU level inventory planning and replenishment while ensuring optimal inventory.
  • Analyze vendor profitability, SKU productivity and key item performance by brand and category.
  • Managed inventory and maintained standard cost for over 5000 SKU's.
  • Created and implemented successful tracking\re-order system for 200 SKU's.
  • Total SKU s planned exceeded 3000.
  • Increased yearly revenues by 20% through the use of effective advertising strategies, promotional event planning and sku pricing.
  • Eliminated 5% of core SKUs in 2012 by removing excess branded packaging items and removing a third party distributor.
  • Managed inventory for over seven hundred skus in support of replenishment requests and Grand Opening locations.
  • Managed Inventory Levels for 300 SKUs Across 11 Distribution Centers for 8000+ Stores Nationwide.
  • Forecasted over 3000 DC-SKU Combinations to Ensure Efficient Order Points and Demand Planning.
  • Created new merchandise SKU's and maintained all the SKU's in Storis.
  • Maintained accountability for $6.8 million in inventory (15,773 SKUs).
  • Manage over $10 million of inventory and 3,500+ SKUs.
  • Managed 3,500 skus and built long-term relationships with 170 Vendors.
  • Oversee success of over 50,000 lighting skus on site.
  • Manage 120 vendors, over 23,000 SKUs.
  • Maximized sales potential by immediately reordering select skus within first week.
  • Manage skus by channel, region and climate to ensure each sku is in the best door to drive sales.

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19. Business Development
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Here's how Business Development is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Collaborate with business development manager to ensure proper set up and execution of new and discontinued items.
  • Selected to serve on several domestic and international business development teams creating long term company strategies.
  • Developed course outline and documentation for students enrolled in Small Business Development classes at Auburn University.
  • Provided business development assistance and procurement counseling to small-business owners.
  • Create PowerPoint presentations used for business development.
  • Initiated bids for business development.
  • Coached and mentored Sales Floor Manager, sales employees on business development, sales performance emphasizing high standards of store operations.
  • Drive business development goals by negotiating product pricing, consulting with vendors on product performance, and introducing new products.
  • Championed all aspects of supply procurement, vendor relations, account management, business development, and contract term negotiations.
  • Sourced chemicals and components needed for new projects, working with R&D, Business Development and Quality.
  • Oversee all administration, marketing, business development, strategic planning, financial budgets, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Worked frequently with Business Development, Subject matter experts and Proposal teams for new and existing contracts.
  • Worked with outside sale force to develop and implement business development programs to grow business.
  • Worked one year in the business development unit supporting research of new technologies and suppliers.
  • Interfaced with Marketing, Administrative Services, New Business Development & Technical Service.
  • Provide support for new business development with sales and engineering departments.
  • Maintained business development through client communication by phone and in person.
  • Supported Field sales in New Business Development.
  • Second Position: Business Development Specialist Responsibilities Included: Small Business Administration loan packaging and 8a Certification Applications.
  • Support Business Development in proposal efforts thru RFP interpretation to provide specific procurement data.

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20. ISO
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Here's how ISO is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Complete product evaluation and pricing comparisons.
  • Recommended bid award to supervisor.
  • Collect and assess data for price comparisons and effective buying decisions; create forecasts and proposals; negotiate prices and contracts.
  • Export and arrange CSV files into a Microsoft Excel Report for the Supplier Liaisons to provide for the Supplier s review.
  • Served as the small business liaison, which included educating vendors on how to business with Litton PRC.
  • Acted as liaison between subcontractors, construction, marketing, sales, customer service and land departments.
  • Administer training in purchasing and liaison in problem solving for all branches of Filtration Group.
  • Ensured the work environment was clean and safe and enforced ISO9001 procedure policies
  • Involved in the implementation of industry standards to obtain ISO certification.
  • Supply Liaison - Procure/maintain stock of driver materials and office supplies.
  • Provide liaison support between the DSD vendors and the merchandising department.
  • Acted as a liaison between ConAgra and the suppliers.
  • Work as a liaison between supplier and manufacturing.
  • Attended annual training for ISO and HAZMAT.
  • Managed suppliers in accordance with ISO9001.
  • Facilitated with ISO 9001 certification process.
  • Handle ISO management for procurement team
  • Developed and coordinated modular strategy and design with Category Advisor.
  • Work as a Liaison for Field Engineers and Suppliers to process returns/credits and replacements for defective products.
  • Maintained OTD @ 99% Contributed to reduction of excess inventory by 25% Supported Supervisor in training New Hires.

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21. Delivery Dates
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  • Established and maintained strong relationships with vendors through personal and telephone contact, discussing and resolving problems regarding delayed delivery dates.
  • 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.
  • Monitor delivery dates to ensure delivery according to purchase plan.
  • Minimize production and cost by purchasing quality products at a minimum cost with delivery dates to support production requirements.
  • Communicate with outside vendors to obtain quotes, price, lead times and acceptable delivery dates on product.
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates award contract to bidders or places orders with suppliers.
  • Keep the ERP system updated including costs, price changes, reorder quantities, and delivery dates.
  • Managed buying of over $25MM in inventory on annual basis, negotiating target delivery dates.
  • Considered prices, specifications, and delivery dates to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
  • Worked with vendors to establish delivery dates needed by our customers, including Drop Shipments.
  • Support sales team with timely responses as it relates to product availability and delivery dates.
  • Expedited shipments past their delivery dates, often researching alternate sources to accommodate Operations schedule.
  • Place purchase orders and verified pricing and delivery dates, checked on late orders.
  • Scheduled delivery dates, reviewed open orders and follow up on delayed deliveries.
  • Escalated any issues that may impact pricing/service or delivery dates.
  • Contacted vendors for quotes, bids and delivery dates.
  • Compare prices,specifications and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
  • Review Open Orders Report and align with Vendors Expedite on time delivery dates based on commitments from Vendors
  • Planned and procured raw materials Negotiated pricing and delivery dates with vendors.

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22. Delivery Schedules
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Here's how Delivery Schedules is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Monitored supplier performance for compliance with delivery schedules, payment provisions, contract data reporting requirements, and other contractual requirements.
  • Expedite delivery of product by communicating with vendors and transportation companies while verifying inventory status and delivery schedules.
  • Develop and supervise internal customer service processes directly related to restaurant delivery schedules, accuracy and quality.
  • Troubleshooted materials and service orders and proactively escalated issues to mitigate problems in meeting delivery schedules.
  • Communicated with vendors and customer service group regarding delivery schedules and order status.
  • Managed supplier delivery schedules, corrected invoice discrepancies and rectified receiving issues.
  • Processed open purchase order report to maintain production and delivery schedules.
  • Confer with management in determining needs and delivery schedules.
  • Communicated all delivery schedules to management and production departments.
  • Placed under delivery schedules with stations when necessary.
  • Coordinate product delivery schedules with customers.
  • Organized and managed buying budgets, delivery schedules, merchandise pricing, mark downs, and purchase order data entry.
  • Ensured suppliers had visibility on their delivery schedules, ensuring goods were delivered on time or before the delivery date.
  • Work directly with customers, project engineering to support management of changes, costs and delivery schedules.
  • Assist in validation and execution of delivery schedules with suppliers, installers, freight companies and properties.
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers specifying prices, quality, quantity, terms and delivery schedules;.
  • Reduced inventory through on time delivery schedules, saving 50 % in carrying costs.
  • Follow up and inform department heads of delivery schedules on all open orders.
  • Prepared Request for Quotes and analyzed cost and delivery schedules.
  • Reduced demurrage costs by 40 % by coordinating delivery schedules with railroads and trucking firms to ensure on time deliveries.

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23. RFP
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Here's how RFP is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Develop and maintain strategic alliances supporting RFP process, distributor contract negotiations, distributor and supplier partnerships and supply continuity.
  • Developed the RFP for all furniture and cubicle assets, and installation services for the consolidation project.
  • Implemented a formal process for preparation, issuance and analysis of RFP's & RFI's.
  • Conducted RFP in 2011 resulting in a 15% cost savings and streamlining the uniform program.
  • Gathered and led cross-functional team through company's first public relations formal RFP project.
  • Executed RFP for records management product line that delivered annual savings of $300K.
  • Used RFP process for engineering consultants to assist in design of manufacturing production lines.
  • Provide lowest pricing options in response to quotes and RFP development.
  • Experience with RFP's and Frame Agreement purchase orders.
  • Prepared Request for Quotes, Proposals, and Information (RFQ, RFP, RFI).
  • Prepare documents such as RFP's and RFQ's.
  • Maintain SAP MRP and develop RFP's.
  • Prepared Requests for Proposals (RFPs), identified supply sources, solicited bids from commercial evaluations, and recommend awards.
  • Prepared Request for Proposals (RFPs) and performed proposal evaluations, cost/price analysis, investigated supplier's facilities and capabilities.
  • Requested, analyze, and negotiate RFP's for long term and short term contracts, price contracts..
  • Develop RFPs, supplier selection, negotiations, contract formulation, and executive summaries.
  • Negotiated contracts for packaging and MRO RFPs to lower cost and increase quality.
  • Managed bids and RFP's for multi-year purchase agreements.
  • Conduct RFPs and create contracts for assigned products.
  • Drafted and revised RFQs, RFPs and contracts.

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24. On-Time Delivery
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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Monitored & fulfilled open sales orders requiring delivery from the factory to ensure on-time delivery to customer.
  • Conceived and implemented annual blanket orders for on-time delivery and discount pricing.
  • Negotiated pricing with qualified suppliers ensuring on-time delivery.
  • File purchase orders placed, investigate pricing or receipt discrepancies, and monitor delivery dates to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Worked closely with suppliers, quality, planning, and receiving to ensure on-time delivery of product and services.
  • Managed relationships with suppliers to maintain and improve the quality, consistency and on-time delivery of materials.
  • Review the status of all open purchase orders, to insure on-time delivery of all purchases.
  • Negotiated price, terms and conditions, quality and on-time delivery for every purchase order.
  • Prepared purchase orders for the best possible price, on-time delivery, and proper tracking.
  • Monitored supplier performance, including pricing, on-time delivery, quality, and service.
  • Managed supplier performance by addressing day-to-day issues such as quality and on-time delivery issues.
  • Ensured on-time delivery resulting in reduced shipping costs and no loss of production time.
  • Coordinated deliveries to meet production needs to insure customer's on-time delivery.
  • Plan purchases to ensure on-time delivery, quality and pricing.
  • Expedited purchase orders with various vendors to meet on-time delivery.
  • Expedited purchase to ensure on-time delivery of goods.
  • Improved inventory processing resulting in a higher rate of on-time delivery performance.
  • Maintained strong working relationships and communication with suppliers and vendors to confirm shipping schedules for all orders to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Negotiated with vendors to achieve the best pricing and lead-times to insure on-time delivery to our customers.
  • Work closely with suppliers to provide on-time delivery, best price and superior quality products.

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25. Product Lines
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Here's how Product Lines is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Invented new fixtures and developed innovative merchandising concepts for diverse product lines.
  • Redesigned entire tabletop and personal care product lines, significantly increasing sales.
  • Collaborated on planning, developing, and maintenance of over $200 million combined revenue for three product lines.
  • Established a domestic supply chain for three product lines that were moved from an overseas Perkin-Elmer division.
  • Evaluated new and existing product lines for the consideration of new bidding contractors and product development.
  • Maintained contact with foreign and domestic clothing manufactures in the design of new product lines.
  • Maintain ordering of various product lines from numerous vendors on a daily basis.
  • Purchased a wide variety of product lines all Commodities used to manufacture helicopters.
  • Provided operational support on product lines, and to plan review teams.
  • Handle all buying and production related functions for assigned product lines.
  • Contributed directly to the design and development of new product lines.
  • Create internal and external marketing and advertising for assigned product lines.
  • Create and chart production and inventory data for all product lines.
  • Assisted in the design of several new product lines.
  • Managed critical product lines for new store openings.
  • Analyze daily inventory needs for assigned product lines.
  • Calculated various take-offs of new product lines.
  • Maintained inventory controls for multiple product lines.
  • Handle product lines for six different corporations.
  • Evaluated vendors, selected product lines and negotiated terms.

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26. Payment Terms
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Here's how Payment Terms is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Conducted negotiations with suppliers regarding equipment technical requirements, as well as delivery and payment terms.
  • Validated requisitions, selected or recommended vendors, developed and solicited bids, analyzed responses, negotiated prices & payment terms.
  • Spearheaded a campaign to improve cash flow by applying for credit and converting 60% of suppliers to Net30 payment terms.
  • Negotiated cost of goods, payment terms, co-op discounts, markdown money and returns with the vendors and manufacturers.
  • Saved 10% on raw materials by negotiate pricing, contract terms and payment terms with suppliers.
  • Obtained price quotes, negotiated pricing, determined lead times and established payment terms with suppliers.
  • Work with buyers to negotiate more favorable payment terms in support of working capital targets.
  • Review and process invoices for payment in accordance with vendor payment terms.
  • Negotiate prices, delivery arrangements, discount and payment terms.
  • Resolve purchase variances, payment terms and overdue processes.
  • Negotiate prices, volumes and payment terms with suppliers.
  • Negotiated payment terms and discounts for eligible orders.
  • Negotiated business and payment terms with all suppliers.
  • Monitored milestone payment terms and billing of contract.
  • Negotiated prices and payment terms.
  • Evaluate and negotiate agreements with shippers and logistics for pricing, payment terms & conditions, and delivery periods.
  • Utilized detail oriented skills to research and validate supplier invoices prior for payment installments and payment terms.
  • Negotiated Exiles preferred terms and conditions with suppliers which gave us favorable payment terms.
  • Reviewed Suppliers Terms and Conditions such as Payment Terms, Incoterms, and Logistics.
  • cost, payment terms, fabrication location, export location, incoterms, etc).

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27. Annual Sales
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  • Spearheaded complex re-merchandising of plan-o-gram resulting in substantial increase in annual sales and margin dollars.
  • Introduced a step-up gold-end AV cable accessories line; incremented annual sales 25% and GM% to over 67%.
  • Purchased all power transmission and associated supplies for a leading automated conveyor supplier with annual sales topping $100 million.
  • Implemented a new Brand Strategy to achieve sales and Margin targets for Plus Size Sportswear with annual sales $60M.
  • Generated $15M in annual sales through partnership with Disney Consumer Products on Direct-to-Retail Winnie the Pooh campaign.
  • Developed and executed strategies, assortment planning and procurement for 42 stores with annual sales of 14 million.
  • Negotiated successful Bra Launches to achieve Sales and Margin targets for Bras with annual sales $45M.
  • Purchased mattresses and metal beds for nine department stores totaling $3 million in annual sales.
  • Led buying process for both hard and soft accessory line with annual sales of $36M.
  • Spearheaded and streamlined procurement activities for a technology retailer with annual sales of $60M.
  • Managed an annual sales revenue plan of $14million (largest of three regions).
  • Developed and executed sourcing and flow of inventory resulting in $65M in annual sales.
  • Increased annual sales in all three areas by double digits over the 3 year period.
  • Administered business planning for 25 retail locations generating $11M in annual sales.
  • Procured goods for 4 new products which increased annual sales by $400,000.
  • Increased acetone annual sales volume by 1.2M pounds through development of new supplier.
  • Developed and executed strategic plans for all men's casual sportshirts with annual sales volume of $250M.
  • retail formats Manage $200 million Lawn & Garden inventory and $485+ million annual sales with increased levels of responsibilities.
  • Purchased ladies coats for Filene's stores with annual sales of $13 million including 20 wool and 5 rainwear resources.
  • Supply Chain) Managed cosmetics average inventory of $9M and 5.5K SKUs with $105M annual sales.

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28. Capital Equipment
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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Collaborated with Plant Management Teams focusing on capital equipment purchasing to meet the needs for facility operations.
  • Managed competitive bidding process on capital equipment and projects, negotiated terms/conditions and awarded business to vendors.
  • Negotiated added tier discount for new technology blood screening reagent stream and associated capital equipment.
  • Purchased disposable, non-disposable, and capital equipment for surgery and outpatient surgery departments.
  • Procured international materials and capital equipment to support the revitalization of sugar operations.
  • Coordinated and purchased all Capital Equipment identified for this project.
  • Purchased all capital equipment and furniture for offices and labs with a yearly purchase volume of $500,000.
  • Perform research on capital equipment purchases and authorized to initiate RFP process for purchases less than $20,000.
  • Purchased capital equipment, software development, goods, and services from across all commodity groups.
  • Purchased disposable, non-disposable, and capital equipment for Cardiology, Surgery, and Radiology.
  • Created RFQ's, Purchase Orders and Capital Equipment Projects for glass manufacturing facility.
  • Expedited capital equipment, supplies, materials and services for the department.
  • Process and evaluate bids for capital equipment, medical/surgical products and services.
  • Manage special customer orders: Drop Ship and Capital Equipment process.
  • Administered the Asset Management process ($19M capital equipment).
  • Ordered all supplies and capital equipment for the hospital.
  • Placed and tracked capital equipment orders.
  • Expedite equipment deliveries, submittals and documentation for capital equipment and materials.
  • Purchased biotechnical and biomedical capital equipment, chemicals, and assays.
  • Purchased capital equipment for 1000+ bed Medical Center for their Berkeley Campus (15 O.R.

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29. Electronic Components
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  • Managed the procurement of electronic components and hardware to meet the fast-paced prototype development schedule.
  • Procured electronic components, negotiated contracts, controlled inventory and improved the ordering process.
  • Purchased electronic components, tracked shipments, and evaluated product quality.
  • Managed electronic components for this medical/fitness manufacturer.
  • Purchased required electronic components from approved manufacturers.
  • Purchased electronic components to manufacture seismic instrumentation.
  • Purchased electronic components for production lines.
  • Interpreted report recommendations for electronic components.
  • Source and procure all mechanical parts, (sheet metal and fabricated) and electronic components needed to support production schedule.
  • Purchased electronic components and supplies for the manufacturing of printed circuit boards and controller area network systems.
  • Tasked with purchasing electronic components at specific target prices and lead times.
  • Purchased all electronic components and office supplies for the entire company.
  • Procured shipping supplies, printing supplies, and electronic components.
  • Purchased electronic components for Palm and 3Com projects.
  • Purchased electronic components based on customer's needs.
  • Outsource and maintain repair orders for computer related products Purchase raw electronic components for computer repair
  • Prepared and negotiated contracts and purchase orders for high technology electronic components, OEM, and custom computer products.
  • Purchased Electronic Components for the Buffer Stock for a product line transition from San Diego to Puerto Rico.
  • Purchased $2.5M electronic components annually using BPICs MRP system.
  • ROUTE ELECTRONICS, Springfield, NJ Inside Sales/Buyer/Expeditor for Electronic components.

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30. Trade Shows
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Here's how Trade Shows is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Evaluated regional markets and consumer trends and worked closely with global vendors at fashion trade shows to determine seasonal buying habits.
  • Conduct comparable shopping at various competitors, attend trade shows and utilize social media to stay current on all trends.
  • Attended national trade shows to stay current on trends and introduce new merchandising and product ideas.
  • Attended various trade shows to search for new items and open relationships with potential vendors.
  • Attend trade shows and assess competition for assortment, pricing, and brand content.
  • Directed item presentation for NY showroom, trade shows, and outside sales force.
  • Plan and attend industry trade shows and networking events to connect with decision makers.
  • Attend annual trade shows to research product development and maintain relationships with existing vendors.
  • Research markets and attend regional and international trade shows to source new products.
  • Traveled to Asia and Europe to source goods and attended numerous trade shows.
  • Developed, set-up and attended annual trade shows specific to our market.
  • Attended trade shows and conducted independent research to source new vendors.
  • Attend Diversity Trade Shows to increase spend in diverse suppliers.
  • Shopped major markets and trade shows for new resources.
  • Attended biannual trade shows and all seasonal line presentations.
  • Attend trade shows as needed throughout the year.
  • Attend trade shows and travel when needed.
  • Attended trade shows for product sourcing.
  • Provided marketing support at trade shows
  • Attended product line trade shows Placed weekly at-once orders Maintained warehouse inventory records.

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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.
  • Monitor in-house inventory movement and complete inventory transfer forms for Check booking purposes.
  • Developed staff by clarifying objectives, assessing performance and motivating through positive feedback.
  • Position required extensive Orient travel for Private Label Development.
  • Assisted in the Anthrax Chlorine Dioxide Fumigation of the US Post office in Trenton, New Jersey in October 03.
  • Negotiated price, discounts, rebates as well as contract terms and conditions which directly improved GTECH's market position.
  • Advanced into more challenging positions that allowed me to have a working knowledge of the company and how departments co-exist.
  • Obtain closing inventory reports; research reasons for excess inventory, obtain disposition from client.
  • Cost analysis for sub-contract projects, Supplier selection, review proposals and establish OEM Contracts.
  • Negotiated and issued purchase orders, blankets orders, requests for proposals and bids.
  • Composed and maintain procedural documents, data tables, and instructional guides.
  • Verify composition or perform copy prep as needed for order processing purposes.
  • Make Purchase Card orders and provide purchasing records for audit purposes.
  • Identify possible supply shortages and their impact to the production line.
  • Promoted to the Senior Procurement Specialist position in only 6 weeks.
  • Post data from procurement request to internal control cards or registers.
  • Search for best price and delivery for all material when possible.
  • Mitigate and escalate production shortages or possible Supply Chain risks.
  • Purchased around 2,500 units per year Managed the liquidation process for repossessions, trade ins and rejected inventory.
  • Position Responsibilities: Review catalogs and interview suppliers Discuss unacceptable goods/services and take corrective action.

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32. Special Projects
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Here's how Special Projects is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Facilitated unplanned requirements for special projects as required.
  • Developed and maintained files, databases, charts, spreadsheets, and reports due weekly, monthly and for special projects.
  • Selected as sourcing lead for special projects including sourcing and contracting for sound equipment, lighting and wiring acquisition.
  • Sourced products from Suppliers/Vendors and created purchase orders for our Engineer department for special projects.
  • Assisted commodity group buyers with special projects and supplier contacts.
  • Collaborate with franchises and vendors on high profile special projects.
  • Managed special projects, including re-writing department Best Practices.
  • Produce and deliver special projects with the desired results.
  • Assisted the Purchasing Director in special projects as required.
  • Assist in any other special projects as assigned.
  • Assist other Buyers with special projects as required.
  • Organize and complete special projects as assigned.
  • Work on special projects as required.
  • Procured materials for special projects.
  • Analyze and evaluate special projects; determine feasibility and efficiency -Order entry and inventory management using QuickBooks.
  • Maintained appointments and calendars Interfaced with customer and handled special projects.
  • Assist with special projects such as new phamacy warehouse and purchasing for DEA controls cages Also purchase interior and exterior signage.
  • Source materials through various vendors for use in the manufacturing industry Search and retain service providers for special projects and upgrades.
  • Completed special projects per management direction (i.e.
  • Manage special projects for the department such as edit catalog and prepare price book for he catalog to be edited.

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33. Internal Customers
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Here's how Internal Customers is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Facilitated signage / display forums by inviting competitive suppliers for pricing and quality evaluations and made recommendations to internal customers.
  • Created program requirement template for internal customers enabling them to determine program requirements more easily, thereby saving time.
  • Manage relationships with internal customers and communicate effectively with all departments.
  • Develop and manages quality performance with suppliers and internal customers
  • Maintained integral relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Provide technical and scientific information to internal customers.
  • Facilitated weekly production meeting with internal customers.
  • Communicate order status (including changes or back orders) to internal customers, receiving personnel, and Accounts Payable.
  • Provided confidence support to internal customers during change over to new SOP ensuring all company policies are being maintained.
  • Created specifications and scopes of work by working closely with the internal customers and other departments.
  • Redirected Suppliers and internal customers to AP in case of questions with invoicing and payments.
  • Generate requisitions, purchase orders and scheduling, follow-up with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Maintain 50+ accounts and create cooperative working relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Created purchase orders, issued inventory and production reports for internal customers.
  • Communicate with internal customers and suppliers, about payments and purchase orders.
  • Placed and controlled PO for internal customers of the company.
  • Communicated issues with Accounts Payable, vendors and internal customers.
  • Expedite orders in order to satisfy internal customers.
  • Track order acknowledgement, prepare and communicate shortage and backlog reports, and communicate issues involving potential interruptions to internal customers.
  • Ensured that the purchasing team met the delivery schedule and responded in a timely manner to internal customers requirements.

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Here's how JIT is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Managed production purchasing and logistics for JIT automotive facility.
  • Administered Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) program for assigned commodities while utilizing Just-In-Time (JIT) process to maximize inventory turns.
  • Evaluate inventory based on forecasts in order to meet purchase requirements using MRP, Capacity Resource Planning, and JIT practices.
  • Experience on AS400 systems with JIT, BPCS and JD Edwards operating systems, Office 97 Professional Suite and Lotus.
  • Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
  • Implemented Just in Time (JIT) delivery program, which reduced inventory carry costs and freight charges.
  • Monitored vendors' delivery performance to ensure just in time (JIT) arrival per purchase order schedules.
  • Administered a JIT program in the spring department that improved the on-time completion rate by 25%.
  • Managed materials and staff in a JIT environment within budget constraints using various MRP systems.
  • Maintained inventory levels by practicing JIT (Just in time) and lean manufacturing.
  • Implemented JIT program with key suppliers to reduce inventory levels by 20%.
  • Worked on supplier punch-out programs and served as coordinator of JIT inventory programs.
  • Receive, stock and issue material in a JIT production environment.
  • Experienced with Capacity Planning, JIT, and Kan-ban systems.
  • Managed JIT deliveries for a five-year FAA mandated project.
  • Inventory planning utilizing MRP, JIT and CPM concepts.
  • Lean improvement of production lines for creating JIT programs.
  • Tracked supplier performance, JIT, discrepancies.
  • Worked towards establishing a JIT environment.
  • Procured documentation and cd products for all of the JIT computer models supplied exclusively to the government.

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Here's how Vendor Performance is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Enhanced executive decision making capabilities by creating extensive AS400 queries documenting order histories, vendor performance and pricing.
  • Screen unacceptable vendor performance; late deliveries, substandard product and/or incorrect accompanying documentation.
  • Monitored and evaluated vendor performance and rated each according to corporate standards.
  • Evaluated vendor performance in meeting quality and delivery requirements of product.
  • Analyzed assortment and vendor performance increasing Projector category profitability by 398bp.
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships and manage vendor performance.
  • Performed detailed evaluations of vendor performance in outsourcing arrangements.
  • Negotiate corporate contracts and evaluate vendor performance.
  • Maintain procurement records such as purchased items, inventory level, costs, delivery, product quality, and vendor performance.
  • Ensured strong vendor performance by monitoring cost, on-time delivery and quality reports and drive corrective action as needed.
  • Create and maintain quarterly Vendor Performance and bi-annual Supplier Evaluation reports, pulling data from multiple data sources.
  • Evaluated existing vendor performance and compared to possible new vendors to optimize pricing and lead times.
  • Assessed vendor performances on a monthly basis to ensure robust supply chain partnerships.
  • Created monthly reports: Merchandise Costs, Vendor Performance, and Inventory Levels.
  • Analyze spend data, conduct sourcing process, and manage day-to-day vendor performance.
  • Addressed vendor performance issues and contacted vendors to resolve all complaints.
  • Monitor vendor performance and conduct audits using a vendor scorecard.
  • Maintain communications with DMM regarding vendor performance and order status.
  • Managed vendor performance to achieve quality and performance goals.
  • Maintain on-going vendor performance metrics, provide vendor feedback, and facilitate vendor performance improvement projects where appropriate.

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Here's how Kanban is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Developed a database for tracking inventory levels and established point of use KANBAN's.
  • Developed reports for new Kanban system that ensured information accuracy.
  • Developed Kanban System for company.
  • Experience includes: Negotiations, kanban set up and retention, capital expenditures, reconciliation with accounts payable and ISO 9000.
  • Manage stocking levels and planning methods (including min/max MRP and kanban) into operating system (Oracle).
  • Appointed Lead on various Process Improvement Projects; Development E-Kanban process and procedures to support Lean Manufacturing Concepts.
  • Updated daily usage on a monthly basis for component parts in computer and changed Kanban cards in factory.
  • Sourced and consolidated supplier base for cost effectiveness, OTD and quality using Kanban and Long Term Agreements.
  • Used tools of continuous improvement (JIT, Kanban, EDI) to maintain cost-effective inventory levels.
  • Instituted Kanban scheduling system for lean manufacturing and just-in-time (JIT) production.
  • Analyze MRP, order point reports, and Kanban signals.
  • Manage Kanban Bins making sure parts are stocked & ordered.
  • Reduce all liability of kanban contracts, to zero percent.
  • Outsourced printed circuit board assemblies with Kanban, twice.
  • Use Kanban and MRP systems to ensure material flow.
  • Reduce all kanban material down to one release.
  • Oversee corrugated box Kanban system.
  • Developed 2 bin kanban system with blanket PO's and backflush charges to work orders.
  • Execute Supply Chain initiatives by implementation of Kanban blanket POs.
  • Tracked and reviewed Kanban reports to insure proper inventory controls.

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37. Market Share
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Here's how Market Share is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Maintained market share in an extremely competitive environment with compelling exclusives and private label.
  • Increased market share and profitability for strategic businesses by creating and executing annual sales plans in excess of $350M.
  • Partnered closely with Fashion Office, Marketing, and store management teams to maximize store presence and gain market share.
  • Manage HBA/Cosmetics business for a 150 store leading regional grocery chain by developing strategies to grow sales and market share.
  • Produced market leading assortments, plan-o-grams, business strategies, advertising and promotional plans to drive profitable market share.
  • Achieved increased brand-recognition / market share by 15% with a 100% Return on Investment (ROI).
  • Assessed competitors' pricing, trends, merchandise strategy and pricing and react accordingly to increase market share.
  • Established merchandising strategies to ensure regional market product offering, pricing, and store presentations gained market share.
  • Revamped dishwasher assortment, merchandising and promotional strategies leading to +10% growth and +90bps market share gains !
  • Delivered market share growth and mature sales increases in all categories, exceeding profit goal by $24M.
  • Utilize affiliates, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and social media outlets to capture market share.
  • Garnered ~35% week 1 market share across all platforms and generated 1.6B media impressions.
  • Captured 55%+ market share with new product quickly brought to market.
  • Maintained Anderson Merchandisers' 50% market share in Latin Music industry.
  • Located alternate suppliers for competitive advantage and increase in market share.
  • Leveraged customer insights to build long-term market share.
  • Managed a $115M P&L, growing sales 20.4% and increasing market share 114bp.
  • Set Toys to Life day 1 market share record with share above 50%.
  • Realized a 10% market share of all swimwear sales in the U.S.
  • Selected to participate in the decision making process of the Market Share Project .

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38. Quality Issues
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Here's how Quality Issues is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Resolve quality issues with goods/services by collaborating with inspection and quality control.
  • Resolved delivery and quality issues with suppliers through solution-focused management.
  • Followed up on purchase order activities including timely deliveries, return issues, quality issues and any other supplier impacting issues.
  • Created metric dashboard to track quote and purchase order placement, on time delivery, days late and aging quality issues
  • Worked with engineering on new design improvements; planning to prevent shortages; and manufacturing for improvements and quality issues.
  • Interacted with quality control department, as well as engineering, to analyze and correct quality issues and problems.
  • Work with Quality department to return for credit quality issues that arise with our product I have purchased.
  • Partnered with engineers on new design, provided sourcing options, quality issues and cost savings.
  • Resolved quality issues and made arrangements for discounts, credits, and replacements from suppliers.
  • Coordinate actions to clear NPR supplier quality issues and coordinate material returns and rejects.
  • Investigated and resolved any delivery, technical, or quality issues of requested material.
  • Worked closely with Quality team to address supplier quality issues and make recommendations.
  • Worked directly with customers to refine long term forecasts and resolve quality issues.
  • Worked extensively with vendors to resolve quality issues, supplier shortages and overstock.
  • Resolve non-compliant quality issues with QC and our vendors.
  • Reconcile On Time Delivery / Quality issues with Suppliers.
  • Resolve invoicing, receiving and quality issues.
  • Resolved quality issues as team leader.
  • Resolve delivery and quality issues.
  • Manage delivery and quality issues.

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39. Place Orders
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Here's how Place Orders is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Worked together with other departments in order to place orders for parts that were needed with the correct vendor.
  • Place orders to keep supplies in stock for automotive testing, and material to keep the facility running.
  • Identify emerging trends, source vendors and product, and place orders and reorders for multiple locations.
  • Monitor GPO (Group Purchasing Organization) on-contract status of all items and place orders accordingly.
  • Prepare purchase orders and place orders for the purchase of supplies and services.
  • Evaluate inventory levels and place orders with vendors to replenish as needed.
  • Review manufacturing requirements through MRP system and MRO requisitions and place orders.
  • Place orders through distributors both for clients and for store stock.
  • Analyzed Oracle order management system to obtain quotes and place orders.
  • Place orders and ensure product is shipped according to deadlines.
  • Utilized Distribution Requirements System to request quotes and place orders.
  • Communicate directly with suppliers to place orders for store merchandise.
  • Place orders for five major food service concepts daily.
  • Place orders with various vendors using variety of methods.
  • Place orders from requisitions from the manufacturing floor.
  • Place orders for stock replenishment and/or customer needs.
  • Place orders with suppliers and track shipments.
  • Place orders and ensure that we get what we need in house for our needs.
  • Place orders and follow up on deliveries Negotiate quarterly contracts with suppliers on highly used items.
  • Place orders for customers and issue po's through various vendors.

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40. Contract Negotiations
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Here's how Contract Negotiations is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Led and participated in major contract negotiations with leading industry vendors securing consistent supplier and competitive prices.
  • Worked directly with strategic sourcing managers and global vendors for hardware contract negotiations.
  • Participated in contract negotiations with various crating and trucking subcontractor.
  • Coordinated activities of personnel engaged in contract negotiations.
  • Maintained contract negotiations with national vendors.
  • Manage domestic and international suppliers, purchasing strategies, vendor sourcing and quality, price negotiations, and contract negotiations.
  • Helped to established solid vendor relationships while assisting to drive down costs through global vendor management and contract negotiations.
  • Supply Chain professional, sourcing, forecasting, contract negotiations, vendor evaluation and project management.
  • Managed inventory control, contract negotiations for durable goods, hardware equipment and cement manufacturing supplies.
  • Engage in basic contract negotiations and participate in internal meetings with suppliers as required.
  • Initiated $1M in annualized cost savings through asset optimization and contract negotiations.
  • Participate in contract negotiations for overall needs of the laptop repairs projects.
  • Key contributor in contract negotiations with vendors and managed their performance reviews.
  • Evaluated vendor Contract negotiations in excess of $250 million.
  • Developed low cost sourcing strategies and contract negotiations.
  • Assisted in contract negotiations with vendors.
  • Contract negotiations with suppliers ensuring compliancy of Government contracts.
  • Achieved over $600K of savings thru supplier transitions, contract negotiations, material changes, and tooling modifications.
  • Selected accomplishments: Reduced freight costs through strategic buying and skillful contract negotiations.
  • Contract negotiations compiled averages of approximately $150k per month for the company.

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41. Spare Parts
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Here's how Spare Parts is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Replenished stock for computerized spare parts crib with a minimum/maximum requirement.
  • Implemented bench stock supply for over 1000 on hand spare parts and consistently maintained inventory at a 100% accuracy.
  • Spearheaded a project to document with photographs all spare parts on hand for the benefit of repair centers nationwide.
  • Achieved 95% on time delivery for spare parts business based on data analysis and demand forecasting.
  • Planned and purchased of all machinery, spare parts, solder and packaging material.
  • Preserved a stock of spare parts to uphold the highest levels of production.
  • Collected and maintained start-up, commissioning, operation and maintenance spare parts.
  • Administer the procurement of spare parts and services for 11 manufacturing facilities.
  • Leased and rented heavy equipment, vehicles, and spare parts.
  • Updated jobs to reflect costs associated with spare parts purchases.
  • Track incoming and outgoing spare parts, material and equipment.
  • Sourced suppliers for 4000+ spare parts and placed orders.
  • Supported aftermarket/spare parts purchases for past and present customers.
  • Monitor Inventories of spare parts stock room.
  • Spare Parts and Tooling Buyer.
  • Source assemblies, spare parts, industrial supplies, and components for current United States Air Force and Army logistic needs.
  • Negotiate and procure spare parts with suppliers and distributors Work with maintenance planning and scheduling to review demand and supply requirements.
  • Generated orders for maintenance spare parts, capital spares, general goods and services for multi-manufacturing plant site.
  • Interact with 100 various vendors/suppliers to get best competitive pricing for purchasing of spare parts and capital equipment.
  • Developed RFQs for spare parts.

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42. R
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Here's how R is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Maintained strong vendor relationships by negotiating costs, delivery and inventory flow.
  • Generate material request for items specified on drawing releases from design review shortage reports, bill of materials, nonconformity reports.
  • Increased sales by 22% and overcame inherited over-inventory situation through aggressive negotiations with vendors and Senior Macy's executives.
  • Contribute to the creation or amendment of Supply Chain policies and processes and maintain supplier master policies and structure.
  • Discovered ways of generating revenue for existing FF&E, instead of creating additional expenditures.
  • Create on average 88 Purchase Orders per month, totaling an average of $240,000.
  • Manage purchase order (PO) requisitions and creations according to department service level agreements.
  • Managed team of seven Sales Managers, two Assistant Managers and 65 Sales Associates.
  • Address and solve issues regarding pricing, availability, shipping and tracking.
  • Maintain reports on aged inventory to keep at functional and profitable levels.
  • Managed 10 vendors with an annual spend of $11.7 million.
  • Inventory, place orders for the supply room, paper work.
  • Recognized for 'Thinking outside the box', i.e.
  • Introduced plus-size sleepwear, Macy's South.
  • Manage over 180 internal cost centers.
  • Arrange cost effective freight for commodity.
  • Complete follow through until delivery.
  • Created a plan to reduce the floor care budget by $3.5 million (32% reduction) in 2006.
  • Assist accounting with any invoice issues or discrepancies Follow up with vendors to ensure they received PO's and expedite.
  • Utilize Optimiza for managing inventory and Navision to manage PO's.

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43. New Merchandise
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Here's how New Merchandise is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Monitored and maintained appropriate inventory levels in each store; adjusted purchases and distribution of new merchandise accordingly.
  • Developed and identified new merchandise categories to achieve better sales in an increasingly competitive market.
  • Conceptualized new merchandise programs based on trend analysis.
  • Increased spring seasonal sales by threefold in 5 years by developing new merchandise categories including Easter.
  • Created, reviewed, adjusted, and approved new merchandise and replenishment Purchase Orders.
  • Meet with brand representatives seasonally to review new merchandise and plan future orders.
  • Updated the website with information and images of new merchandise we have available.
  • Attend buyer markets to source new merchandise and to expand existing accounts.
  • Traveled to store locations and train on new merchandise and selling techniques.
  • Attended professional trade shows in order to evaluate and select new merchandise.
  • Purchased new merchandise by calculating customers' trade or cash offer.
  • Conduct staff meetings with sales personnel to discuss new merchandise.
  • Input data from new merchandise into the computer database program.
  • Contributed to the buying of new merchandise every two weeks.
  • Add all new merchandise to our system and website.
  • Educated employees on new merchandise during seasonal workshops.
  • Interacted with Buyers to develop new merchandise
  • Redesigned home catalogue and selected new merchandise contributing to increased website sales from $.275MM to $8MM.
  • Stocked and reorganized new merchandise set up and styled photoshoots to upload onto the website for new launches.
  • Greet the public Assist customers with merchandise Buy merchandise for store Unloading new merchandise and restocking the floor

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44. BOM
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Here's how BOM is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Purchased components and/or finished goods demanded by MRP system for customer sales order and BOM (Bill of Material) lines.
  • Communicate with engineering department when discrepancies on BOM or any issues that arose with parts requested for purchase.
  • Charged with overseeing all Engineering, Planning and Production, ECO implementation and general BOM management duties.
  • Piloted a program to target SAP implementation of machine structuring including BOM's and tasking.
  • Work directly with designers/engineers to order prototype and reading of blueprints and BOM needs.
  • Sourced and procured the companies raw materials and BOM items to minimize price.
  • Analyze MRP demand and consistently drive BOM Cost Reduction & LT improvements.
  • Ensured all the quotes and BOM in Google Sheets and/or company server.
  • Managed New Product BOM cost and matched New Product costs Targets.
  • Implemented costed BOM process for tracking variances in Sales Group.
  • Initiate product quotes via customer BOM for prototype materials.
  • Maintained MRP system including master record and BOM.
  • Dissected BOM and Sourced Cable parts.
  • Create and Update SAP BOM's (Bill of Materials).
  • Researched the accuracy of the parts Build of Material (BOM) for an automotive company in Enovia.
  • Utilized Lean and Kanban principles and MRP in the forecast of BOM for component assortments.
  • Imploded housing BOM's Issued completed Housing Job Packets to Construction Managers.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing to build BOMs and forecast for dependent components.
  • Major Customers: Rolls Royce, Goodrich Actuation Systems, Parker Aerospace, Turbomeca, ATK, Agusta
  • Managed and updated BOMs and provide COGs to Accounting and Sales teams.

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45. Competitive Pricing
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Here's how Competitive Pricing is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Requested and assessed Custom Price Requests to validate adequate subcontractor pricing utilizing competitive pricing for over 100 subcontractors.
  • Negotiate more competitive pricing with new and existing suppliers to reduce job/manufacturing costs.
  • Develop qualified vendors to ensure competitive pricing as well as backup sourcing capabilities.
  • Support category groups in sourcing suppliers and establishing competitive pricing.
  • Implemented and elevated cost competitive pricing.
  • Negotiated competitive pricing during market increases.
  • Work directly with proposal teams to help develop accurate Bills of Materials and negotiate with key suppliers for highly competitive pricing.
  • Researched manufacturers and vendors for competitive pricing including shorter lead times, and those willing to stock inventory locally.
  • Pursued efforts to increase spot savings on daily orders as well as negotiating competitive pricing on large orders.
  • Establish competitive pricing on mid-dollar items, categories and projects for capital and expense requests.
  • Quote requests, price comparisons and negotiations with suppliers to ensure competitive pricing is achieved.
  • Identified top sources and negotiated competitive pricing, delivery, and terms.
  • Add marginal uplift and calculate shipping and handling to produce competitive pricing.
  • Research and source new vendors for competitive pricing and cost reductions.
  • Negotiate market buys, truck load deals and maintained competitive pricing.
  • Sourced new products and materials for competitive pricing.
  • Provide new suppliers for competitive pricing.
  • Negotiate with suppliers for competitive pricing.
  • Selected Accomplishments: Negotiated competitive pricing terms with vendors and OEM partners.
  • Obtain competitive pricing and lead time Generate Purchase Orders Expedite Purchase Orders Return/Replace Product Order entry Process shipping paperwork

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46. 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.
  • Monitored the movement of promotional products to determine sufficiency of inventory levels across multiple distribution centers.
  • Conduct replenishment buying of perishable category items for designated distribution centers.
  • Managed & forecasts inventory replenishment nationwide to all distribution centers.
  • Maintain relationships with Corporate Purchasing and distribution centers.
  • Interview vendors and visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services, and prices.
  • Ensured timely and efficient product flow by partnering with vendors and distribution centers and shipment tracking.
  • Maintained smooth timely flow of communication to buying department, vendors, and catalog distribution centers.
  • Track orders and maintain communications between corporate office, distribution centers and all stores.
  • Managed a $12 million inventory and service levels in 11 distribution centers.
  • Maintain at least a 94% service level in all distribution centers.
  • Collaborated with store planning and distribution centers to optimize product flow.
  • Maintained stock levels at distribution centers around the country.
  • Maintained extensive contact with vendors and e-commerce teams Implemented and maintained a national database for five major distribution centers.
  • Communicate closely with distribution centers and account administration to help ensure operational efficiency and profitability.
  • Forecasted and maintained inventory control of 3500 SKU's of both foreign and domestic products for four distribution centers.
  • Ordered inventory for Invetech's distribution centers and regional branches, expedited rush orders, managed vendor pricing.
  • Acted as liason between vendors, corporate divisions, and distribution centers to insure on time deliveries.
  • Key team buyer responsible for maintaining inventory levels in all eight of Eby's distribution centers.
  • Worked directly with students, campasses, and shipping/distribution centers for more efficient product movement.

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47. Ensure Compliance
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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Maintained accurate files to ensure compliance with county regulations and audit requirements.
  • Reviewed incoming shipments to ensure compliance with quality standards and contract specifications.
  • Manage all corporate records to ensure compliance with mandated retention requirements.
  • Participated in the negotiation of contracts and monitored contractor performance to ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Tracked all capital Purchase Orders (PO) to ensure compliance with State and UNMH Procurement Code.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.
  • Implemented stocking program to manage long-lead material and ensure compliance with strict 4-5 week turnaround schedule.
  • Tracked vendor licensing process, through internal controls and requirements to ensure compliance to state regulations.
  • Established procedures, in conjunction with PWC auditors to draft SOX controls and ensure compliance.
  • Audited bids in cooperation with the Purchasing Manager to ensure compliance with procurement procedures.
  • Researched and processed inventory, capital invoices and purchase orders to ensure compliance.
  • Expedited purchases of materials to work sites to ensure compliance with fabrication/construction schedule.
  • Inspect all incoming materials and products to ensure compliance to specified requirements.
  • Adhered to Purchasing Department Policies to ensure compliance to audit requirements.
  • Keep department records organized to ensure compliance with ISO 9001.
  • Monitor contracts to ensure compliance of terms including payment arrangements.
  • Monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Maintain purchasing item through EDI Ensure compliance of purchasing policies, and maintain supplier price list.
  • Work with Strategic Sourcing team to ensure compliance with Bayer Procurement and Contract Management Policies.
  • Post College) Monitored company credit-card spend to ensure compliance with federal law(s) and Pfizer's policies.

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48. Cycle Counts
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Here's how Cycle Counts is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Managed Inventory, reducing inventory discrepancies system wide through cycle counts and reconciliation.
  • Performed weekly inventory cycle counts to maintain production inventory levels and accuracy.
  • Processed and reconciled 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.
  • Monitored the cycle counts for the manufacturing supplies done on a by-weekly basis.
  • Coordinate and conduct Cycle Counts for the production lines and receiving areas.
  • Conducted daily cycle counts to maintain accurate inventory records and correct discrepancies.
  • Enter inventory cycle counts on a weekly basis and resolve issues.
  • Perform cycle counts to ensure the accuracy of the inventory.
  • Perform Cycle counts and maintain inventory records in WMS/ENT.
  • Involved in monitoring inventory, cycle counts and audits.
  • Conducted cycle counts and materials loss root cause analysis
  • Maintain weekly cycle counts and quarterly plant inventory.
  • Assisted warehouse with monthly inventory cycle counts.
  • Perform cycle counts audits once a month.
  • Perform monthly packaging inventory cycle counts.
  • Maintain inventory through cycle counts.
  • Cycle Counts and physical inventory.
  • Inventory cycle counts as needed.
  • inventory control, shipping and receiving, conducting cycle counts) to perform advanced operations.

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49. Procurement Process
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Here's how Procurement Process is used in Buyer jobs:
  • 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.
  • Trained departments on procurement processes and engaged in problem solving with internal customers.
  • Supported the procurement process to ensure compliance with internal and Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements.
  • Decreased costs by implementing and utilizing a standard procurement process.
  • Managed procurement processing for open contracts.
  • Developed and publicize aging report on authorized purchase requisitions and statistics for the procurement process cycle in a 3 month period.
  • Managed the Quartz Silicon Carbide procurement process for the entire Intel global network with expenditures totaling $70M per year.
  • Initiated the procurement process, review and evaluation of responses, conducted negotiations and made recommendations for award.
  • Manage Procurement Process of hardware, software, HaaS, SaaS, and licensing from start to finish.
  • Oversee end to end procurement processes including subcontract administration, SOW, and RFP's.
  • Manage and operate a cost effective procurement process to all external and internal customers.
  • Led the procurement process for all IT, marketing and administrative operations.
  • Managed end-to-end procurement processes within the Oracle ERP system for assigned categories.
  • Trained new personnel on the RadNet procurement process and ordering system.
  • Implemented 100% procurement processes initiatives.
  • Developed, presented, and managed the Procurement process for U.S. Marketing in an effective manner.
  • Reengineered the procurement process in a more logical sequence with an emphasis on customer service.
  • Managed the procurement process from requisition to invoice payment in Ariba P2P.
  • Followed proper corporate procurement processes in line with Sarbanes Oxley rules and regulations

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50. Customer Orders
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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Buyer jobs:
  • Facilitate continuous availability of materials to support customer orders delivery commitments and ensure production continuity through expediting orders as demanded.
  • Review customer orders and as necessary initiate modifications and issue purchase orders to all vendors according to customer requirements.
  • Performed various production control activities including gathering and filing records, monitoring customer orders, posting production schedules.
  • Plan and procure continuous supply of material to support production continuity thus providing on-time customer orders fulfillment.
  • Fill in for shipping and receiving clerk, invoicing of deliveries and customer pick-ups, check on customer orders.
  • Schedule inbound materials and expedite shipments to meet production requirements and assure on-time shipment of customer orders.
  • Manage and process purchase orders for production, office use, customer orders and special projects.
  • Scheduled assembly and machine shop activities for production, ensuring on time delivery of customer orders.
  • Evaluate customer orders, pricing, and inventory status for seven branches.
  • Aligned delivery of parts and materials with production schedule and customer orders.
  • Help process customer orders and route to the shop for processing.
  • Analyze incoming customer orders and proposed alternatives to meet client needs.
  • Input high volume of customer orders per week at DG.
  • Ordered stock weekly according to customer orders.
  • Manage logistics for all customer orders.
  • Monitored backorder report to identify & expedite customer orders requiring to be sourced from factory.
  • Enter, distributed, confirm, update and expedite orders to ensure timely shipment of customer orders.
  • Confirm customer orders are shipped in a timely manner, manage product returns and vendor RA's.
  • Tracked trends in customer orders to ensure raw material was in stock when needed.
  • Expedite customer orders to insure on time delivery.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Buyer

Purchase Orders

20.4%

Office Supplies

19.8%

Vendor Invoices

15.1%

Customer Service

6.1%

Cost Savings

5.1%

Procedures

4.4%

Supplier Quality

3.8%

Inventory Levels

3.8%

Raw Materials

3.7%

MRP

2.6%

MRO

2.5%

Logistics

2.1%

Inventory Control

2.0%

RFQ

1.9%

ERP

1.4%

Data Entry

1.3%

Inventory Management

1.2%

SKU

1.0%

Business Development

1.0%

ISO

0.9%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Buyer

Rank Skill
1 Purchase Orders 17.5%
2 Office Supplies 17.0%
3 Vendor Invoices 13.0%
4 Customer Service 5.3%
5 Cost Savings 4.4%
6 Procedures 3.7%
7 Supplier Quality 3.3%
8 Inventory Levels 3.2%
9 Raw Materials 3.1%
10 MRP 2.2%
11 MRO 2.2%
12 Logistics 1.8%
13 Inventory Control 1.7%
14 RFQ 1.6%
15 ERP 1.2%
16 Data Entry 1.1%
17 Inventory Management 1.1%
18 SKU 0.8%
19 Business Development 0.8%
20 ISO 0.7%
21 Delivery Dates 0.7%
22 Delivery Schedules 0.7%
23 RFP 0.7%
24 On-Time Delivery 0.6%
25 Product Lines 0.6%
26 Payment Terms 0.5%
27 Annual Sales 0.5%
28 Capital Equipment 0.5%
29 Electronic Components 0.5%
30 Trade Shows 0.5%
31 POS 0.5%
32 Special Projects 0.5%
33 Internal Customers 0.5%
34 JIT 0.4%
35 Vendor Performance 0.4%
36 Kanban 0.4%
37 Market Share 0.4%
38 Quality Issues 0.4%
39 Place Orders 0.4%
40 Contract Negotiations 0.4%
41 Spare Parts 0.4%
42 R 0.4%
43 New Merchandise 0.4%
44 BOM 0.4%
45 Competitive Pricing 0.4%
46 Distribution Centers 0.4%
47 Ensure Compliance 0.4%
48 Cycle Counts 0.4%
49 Procurement Process 0.4%
50 Customer Orders 0.4%
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