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Sabrina Colabella

Purchasing Associate - WALSH ASSOCIATES, INC

Stamford, CT


Work Experience

Purchasing Associate

Port Chester, NY

October 2011 to Present

Purchase FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment) for hotel renovations 
• 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

Norwalk, CT

March 2011 to October 2011

Assistant Store Manager


January 2010 to March 2011

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

White Plains, NY

March 2006 to March 2009

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


Bachelor's of Arts

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


Additional Information

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