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Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager

Saint Charles, MO

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I can greatly benefit a company by using my knowledge and experience in sales, management, and purchasing to meet company goals. 
* 18 years of supply chain / purchasing experience. 
* 17 years of managerial experience.

Work Experience

Purchasing Manager

Cerf Brothers Bag Co
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2001 to 2010

* Planned and purchased services and products (bags, luggage, and camping accessories) from Asian factories based on historical sales demand. 
* Planned and purchased fabric and components for manufacturing facility in the US as demand required. 
* Maintained system item information integrity. 
* Inspected merchandise to assure value as represented. 
* Resolved vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers. 
* Handled all logistics for inbound freight movements. 
* Negotiated overseas freight contracts each year with freight forwarders. 
* Negotiated tariffs with US freight lines.

Retail Sales Manager

Hill Behan Lumber Co
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1993 to 2001

* Responsible for the operation (profit and loss) and staffing of 17 retail lumber yards in the St. Louis area. 
* Conducted Store Manager Meetings monthly to initiate a team driven effort toward meeting monthly sales goals. 
* Negotiated union contracts with the Retail Clerks Union as needed. 
* Selected and priced items for tabloid and radio advertisements each month. 
* Planned and implemented store merchandising for seasonal sales changes and advertising efforts each month.

Hill Behan Lumber Co
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1976 to 2001

Director of Purchasing

Hill Behan Lumber Co
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1986 to 1993

* Negotiated pricing and implemented retail hardware and building material programs with suppliers for 35 retail lumber yards in 4 states. 
* Directed and managed a team of retail buyers for 3 geographic regions.

Retail Buyer

Hill Behan Lumber Co
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1982 to 1986

* Reviewed sales of hardware and building material programs and ordered quantities commensurate with sales 
trends as needed for company distribution center.

Store Manager

Hill Behan Lumber Co
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1980 to 1982

* Responsible for the operation and staffing of retail lumber yard. 
* Scheduled work hours for store team to cover all hours of operation.

Sales

Hill Behan Lumber Co
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1976 to 1980

* Commissioned sales of hardware, cabinetry, and building materials.

Education

area

St. Louis