buyer, assistant manager, salesman
- Oversee regional and local sales managers and their staff.
- Created RFQ and RFX proposals, conducted bids, issued purchase orders, and ensured supply chain order completion.
- Executed procurement and outsourcing plans, while working closely with cross-company managers, engineers, departments.
- Coordinated with manufacturers, vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
buyer, home, babies & kids, & pets
- Researched new natural, and organic products to be carried.
- Exceeded turnover and gross margin objectives through vendor negotiations, on-boarding new vendors, monthly business review and implementing process alternatives.
- Performed cost/retail analysis weighing multiple factors.
- Regularly reviewed performance indicators, e.g. sales and inventory levels.
- Import and Local Vendor Introduction & Development, Product Development, Negotiation, Contract Management, Material Management, Purchase order Release and arrange material according to requirement.
- Procurement of Geared Motor, TR Set TRCC as per project.
- Development of components, supplier selection & tech. commercial negotiations with vendors, Evaluating suppliers, capacity assessment & identification of supply source, establishing process control and training of vendors.
- Attend professional meetings, read literature, and participate in training or other educational offerings to keep abreast of new developments and technologies related to business continuity.
- Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
- Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.
- Review supplier lines daily to maintain inventory needs for each supplier.
- Maintain adequate stock levels by supplier.
- Place purchase orders.
- Follow up purchase orders and deliveies of product to the warehouse.
- Monitor supplier promotions.
- Evaluate and analyze SKU and vendor performance based on inventory movement.
- Assist with sales meetings, holiday shows, new item selections,sample request and all other purchasing functions.
buyer, bath & beauty
- Identified new and improved products as well as quality assurance.
- Utilized expertise and established vendor relationships to average a 20% annual cost savings with top vendors.
- Managed purchase orders and negotiated contracts with nearly 100 vendors to obtain optimum pricing, terms, and deliveries.
- Led weekly touch bases to communicate top level business strategies, company objectives, and daily task management.