Purchasing Manager Sample Resume

Mark K. Smith
1234 Fieldstone Drive
Garland, TX 75000
Home: 972-555-5555
Cell: 972-555-5556
Email: mksmith@frontfocus.com

To become a Purchasing Manager who oversees and coordinates purchasing activities including supplier selection, contracts, quality and cost control, and receiving of goods.

Qualifications Summary
Well organized, take initiative, flexible, work well under pressure, work effectively with peers, management and vendors, and quickly facilitate resolution of complex issues.

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Commerce (May 1994)

Work Experience
Purchasing Manager: Aug. 2005 - Present, Foster Inc., Garland, TX
  • Draft bid specifications and requests bid proposals from vendors.
  • Administer contracts for major purchases.
  • Supervise and direct purchasing functions such as product/service research, vendor selection, price and contract terms negotiation and purchase order completion.
  • Prepare budget estimates and monitor departmental expenditures.
  • Identify high-margin opportunities for additional product offerings through market research and networking with customers, vendors, and the academic community.
  • Source products and raw materials at quality and cost standards consistent with company business objectives.
Associate Purchasing Associate: Feb. 1999 - May 2005, Price Industries, Mesquite, TX
  • Procured all materials necessary to support the manufacturing schedule on a timely basis, negotiating favorable contracts with key suppliers.
  • Drove cost reduction activities and maintained purchasing documentation.
  • Ensured stock inventory levels were maintained to adequately meet operation needs.
  • Coordinated organization of stocked items and pick, pull and pack items as requested from submitted supply requisitions.
  • Participated in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
Purchasing Assistant: Aug. 1995 - Feb. 1999, Rosedale Company, Dallas, TX
  • Expedited purchase orders by identifying and resolving vendor or shipment problems.
  • Maintained operating files of departmental information and prepared related reports.
  • Researched product market information relating to furniture, equipment and supply purchases and monitored delivery schedules to insure material arrived on time.
  • Advised and coordinated with other departments throughout the company regarding purchasing projects and potential bids.
Certified Purchasing Manager
Member of the Institute of Supply Management
Member of American Purchasing Society