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Turtle & Hughes Inc - VP Corporate Purchasing Resume Example

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Alexa Coleman
XX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXX , Old Bridge , NJ 08857
Professional Summary

Service-oriented manager with 19 years background in purchasing and inventory management. Core competencies include negotiation skills, inventory management and price analysis as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency.

  • Negotiation
  • Administration and Management
  • Time Management
  • Coordination
  • Education and Training
05/2003 to Present
VP Corporate Purchasing Turtle & Hughes Inc. - Linden, NJ
  • Responsible for inventory management in all US regions to ensure compliance with Corporate goals and objectives.
  • Oversee activities directly related to the procurement of electrical and industrial products for distribution in CT,NY,NJ and PA.
  • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with organization officials, and staff members as necessary.
  • Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees, or oversee those processes.
  • Evaluate, select, and procure products for resale, representing management in purchase negotiations.
  • Negotiate product discounts to enhance net profitability.
  • Engage in vendor negotiations to secure year-end volume incentives.
04/2000 to 05/2013
Purchasing Manager Cooper Electric Supply - Linden, NJ
  • Managed a staff of nine purchasing agents at the Distribution Center responsible for the replenishment to 21 locations.
  • Prepared purchase orders and sent copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
  • Determine if inventory quantities were sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when necessary.
  • Responded to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
  • Negotiated pricing with suppliers to ensure competitive position in the market place.
  • Contacted suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
03/1995 to 04/2000
Purchasing Manager Turtle & Hughes Inc. - Linden, NJ
  • Managed a staff of four purchasing agents responsible for maintaining 5M inventory.
  • Ensured inventory integrity by means of daily cycle counts.
  • Oversee the inspection of returned material for disposition and proper credit to customers.
  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers.
  • Determine if inventory quantities were sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when necessary.
  • Negotiated stock rotation with suppliers to reduce and maintain dead inventory to under two percent of overall inventory.
  • Negotiated year-end incentives to increase net profitability.
  • Implemented minimum gross-profits on targeted products to enhance overall gross-margins.
04/1990 to 03/1995
Sales Representative Turtle & Hughes Inc. - Linden, NJ
  • Conferred with customers by telephone or in person to provide information about products or services, take or enter orders,processed returns, and expedited customers' orders.
  • Resolve customers' service or billing complaints by performing activities such as exchanging merchandise, refunding money, or adjusting bills.
  • Solicited sales of new or additional services or products.
  • Prepared, sent and reviewed bids for Utility contracts.
  • Worked closely with the IT department to automate the quoting process.
  • Established methods to track and improve delivery performance.
09/1985 to 04/1990
Buyer General Motors Corporation - Tarrytown, NY
  • ┬áProcessed requisitions to maintain inventories of materials or supplies necessary to meet maintenance requirement operations
  • Placed orders to replenish all cribs' inventory.
  • Negotiated pricing and terms with suppliers.
  • Expedited orders for on-time deliveries.
  • Provided documentation and information to account for delays, difficulties, or changes to cost estimates.
MBA: Management
Barkley University - San Francisco, CA
BBA: Business Administration
Barkley University - San Francisco, CA
Associate of Applied Science: Materials Management
Bloomfield College - Bloomfield, NJ
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Previous Companies:

  • Turtle & Hughes Inc
  • Cooper Electric Supply
  • General Motors Corporation

Previous Job Positions:

  • VP Corporate Purchasing
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Buyer


  • Barkley University
  • Bloomfield College

Level of Education:

  • MBA
  • BBA
  • Associate of Applied Science

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