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Objective: Purchasing Agent

Profile: • Extensive experience as buyer and purchasing agent in the paper, environmental, textiles and biotech industries
• Possess international purchasing experience
• Familiar with the manufacturing, research and chemical fields
• Conduct negotiations involving complete vendor and competition research and provide recommendations for cost savings and resource acquisition
• Skilled in negotiating small vendor contracts
• Computer skills include Excel, Oracle 11i, and Word
• Recognized as a diligent, contributing in all areas as needed, and focusing on savings and internal customer service
• Experience in negotiating directly with manufacturers and distributors.
• Skilled in implementing, utilizing and maintaining programs and associated techniques for the planning of materials, purchasing and production
• Proven track record for implementing cost savings, optimum inventory control, quality improvement programs, and vendor qualification, selection and consolidation
• Ability to adapt within a fast-paced environment, learn new systems and independently respond to shifting business strategies and/or climates
• Utilized polished interpersonal skills to develop an abundant network of resource contacts within the paper, environmental, textiles and biotech industries
• Thorough familiarity with a multitude of business procedures including purchasing and negotiating, office systems, invoices and billing, and related administrative methods.

Experience: Biogen Idec, Cambridge, MA
1999-Present Buyer, Purchasing Agent
• Perform procurement of research items, chemicals, sample blood testing, animal parts and orders to support manufacturing such as spare parts, small capital items, promotional items, marketing supply orders and any other business, commercial or industrial items that need to be acquired through purchasing
• Pursue efforts to increase spot savings on processing of daily orders, working on negotiating competitive pricing specifically on large orders and contracts
• Work closely and partner with Commodity Managers to effectively take advantage of trends and revisions of contract agreements
• Manage all aspects of event planning with vendors to create incentives, offering larger discounts through expanded exposure to internal users
• Responsible as Plan administrator for Pcard (internal purchasing credit card) in pilot program Manage authority to add or terminate users as needed, created log format for internal card holders to facilitate reporting, review documentation to authorize payment within tight timeframe
• Conduct yearly gas cylinder inventory in five building with supplier of manual inventory to reduce rental fees, saving $2000 in the first year
• Improved routing of outside vendors sales calls in collaboration with IT

• Revised contract in order to save $78,000 over three year period in purchasing lab clothing, cover-all and “booties” (footwear cover-alls), worked with facilities to organize pick-up and drop-off areas for lab clothing
• Reorganized supplier contracts to reduce stock clauses by $240,000 per month
• Reduced $100,000 cost regarding dry ice by reallocating cost to the research department
• Set up a new process with the IT department to create separate procurement orders for business cards and stationary
• Assisted Biogen in the creation of the Community Lab by located and obtaining lab coat supplies for use by students in the new lab
• Worked with Safety Source to negotiate a $3,000 savings on safety supplies over a 3 year period. Switched suppliers for prescription eyewear, involving new protocols for limits and styles of safety eyewear
• Worked with legal department in order to obtain appropriate confidentiality agreements for Biogen Idec goods and services
• Worked closely with corporate to finalize all changes to corporate identity logos, business supplies and materials as a results of the merger of Biogen and Idec
• Negotiate purchase of safety items, saving $3000 over a 3 year period Collaborated with IT department to facilitate automated process for office supplies, resulting in reduced work and time expenditures
• Managed the transition from the paper requisition system to internet procurement system (Oracle 11i)

J. Robert Scott, Inglewood, CA
1997-1999 Purchaser / Buyer
Managed monthly budget of $500,000
Coordinated orders, expedition and distribution of 1700 fabric lines globally with 50 international textile mills, including new unique fabric products
Generated monthly payable schedule in 13 foreign currencies
Cataloged and scheduled delivery of new products for marketed
Revised accounts payable schedule for manufacturing. Collaborated in design of a JIT process. Removed obsolete items

Energy & Environmental Engineering, Somerville, MA
10/89-6/96 Purchasing Agent / Human Resources / Accounts Payable
• Restructured purchasing department by implementing a new order system
• Managed vendor relationships which included placing orders and price negotiations
• Managed, traded, and maintained inventory
• Liaison to the company President regarding equipment procurement, research and budget preparation
• Provided general bookkeeping duties, processed payroll on ADP automated system and managed accounts receivable and collections
• Maintained, updated and audited employee’s health and wealth-fare plans

2/88 – 6/89 Atlantic Papers, Beverly, MA, Purchasing Assistant

Education: Salem State College, Salem, MA
Bachelor of Science – Business Education, May 1988
Concentration: Office Management and Accounting

Mcleod-Bishop Corporation – Woburn, MA, Purchasing/Receiving Course

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