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Purchasing Agent/Project Manager

Experienced Purchasing Agent

White Plains, NY

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Interested in a purchasing role or anything that would fit my background. Would also be interested in trying something new & challenging myself. Would like to help a team in a company to become more succesful.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Purchasing Agent/Project Manager

McCloskey Purchasing Group
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White Plains, NY
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July 2013 to July 2015 (2 years)

• Purchase FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment) for hotel renovations; NY Westin at Times Square, The Algonquin hotel, Newark Hilton at Penn Station hotel, Doubletree hotels & Residence Inn hotels (various locations) 
• Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations 
• Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders 
• Contract suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages 
• Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests 
• Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists  
• Compare suppliers’ bills with bids and purchase orders in order to verify accuracy  
• Calculate costs of orders, and change or forward invoices to appropriate accounts  
• Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers 
• Check shipments when they arrive to ensure that orders have been filled correctly  
• Process information – Compiling, coding, categorizing, tabulating, auditing or verifying information or data

Purchasing Associate

WALSH ASSOCIATES, INC
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Port Chester, NY
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October 2011 to July 2013 (1 year, 9 months)

• Purchase FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment) for hotel renovations; NY Westin at Times Square, The Algonquin hotel & Residence Inn hotels (various locations) 
• Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations 
• Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders 
• Contract suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages 
• Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests 
• Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists  
• Compare suppliers’ bills with bids and purchase orders in order to verify accuracy  
• Calculate costs of orders, and change or forward invoices to appropriate accounts  
• Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers 
• Check shipments when they arrive to ensure that orders have been filled correctly  
• Process information – Compiling, coding, categorizing, tabulating, auditing or verifying information or data

Store Manager

CABANA JOE'S SMOOTHIES
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Norwalk, CT
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March 2011 to October 2011 (7 months)

Assistant Store Manager

Cabana Joe's Smoothies
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Norwalk, CT
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January 2010 to March 2011 (1 year, 2 months)

Head of customer service, tracking of inventory and placing orders 
• Set weekly menu based on previous week's sales 
• Managed advertising efforts through local media including print and radio 
• Created and executed promotion campaigns during slow months 
• Handled all billing including but not limited to: store rent, utilities, signs, and website 
• Worked closely with the owner on employee hiring and scheduling 
• Established an online process model used to facilitate orders electronically, eliminating long lines and increased corporate traffic

Purchasing Coordinator

JONES RETAIL CORPORATION
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White Plains, NY
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March 2006 to March 2009 (3 years)

Purchased and coordinated critical timeline deliveries for an average of (40) new footwear stores and multiple remodels exceeding $2MM annually. Responsible to maintain and update weekly status reports 
• Aggressively negotiated annual blanket and specific operational store equipment including but not limited to: Store fixtures, lighting, flooring, visual elements, signage and stock room equipment 
• Consistently reduced operational store costs annually keeping focused on company's objectives 
• Monitored and maintained accurate inventory levels of equipment based on organizations anticipated construction schedule to ensure 100% fulfillment while not suffocating suppliers warehouse and distribution centers 
• Initiated and managed store fixture prototypes for Bandolino, Nine West & Easy Spirit divisions in order to value engineer materials. This resulted in saving the corporation 15% from previous construction methods 
• Negotiated and implemented freight savings by consolidating materials exceeding 150K 
• Demonstrated my teamwork mentality working in collaboration with various departments and co-workers to consistently deliver successful store openings

Education

Bachelor's of Arts

University of New Haven / West Haven -
West Haven, CT

2004

Skills

MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. QuickBooks, Central Sense, Lotus Notes, Sharepoint, ACT and Mas 200

Additional Information

Foreign Language: Italian