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Purchasing Assistant Resume Template

Purchasing Assistant Resume Template

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Jill Rodgers 3777 Cabot Trail Court
Ingonish, Nova Scotia
B0C 1K0
H: (902) 285-1234
C: (902) 285-9999


Ambitious and enthusiastic business professional dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and cost control. Detail-oriented, processes a high volume of purchase orders with a commitment to accuracy. Enthusiastic team player, readily establishes positive relationships with multiple stakeholders. Creative thinker, focused on bottom-line results, contributes to procurement cost-reduction initiatives. Excels in multi-tasking and prioritizing work assignments.

⇒ Customer Service
⇒ Procurement
Vendor Management
⇒ Cost Reduction
⇒ Project Management
⇒ JD Edwards / MS Office
⇒ Policies & Procedures


Acme Manufacturing, Ingonish, Nova Scotia
2008 – present
(Employees 350 people manufacturing steel wheels for the international OEM market.)
⇒ Reporting directly to the Senior Buyer, assist with vendor selection and bid evaluations.
Arrange expedited shipments to prevent unscheduled manufacturing downtime.
Process all purchase orders for Engineering, Maintenance and Stores Departments, averaging total annual procurement expenses of $1.2 million.
Assist the Buyer on special projects focused on cost reduction initiatives and process improvement.
Contact suppliers to resolve missed deliveries, short shipments and pricing discrepancies.
Assigned to provide procurement advice to the IT Team, tasked with transitioning the organization to the JD Edwards Order and Supply Management modules.
Revised department procedure manual to reflect change in software from Netsuite to JD Edwards.
Scotia Hose & Rubber Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia
2006 – 2008
(Supplies hose and rubber components to the large truck manufacturing sector.)
Provided support to the Junior Buyer and Procurement Manager, assisting in the preparation of RFQ’s, RFP’s, and purchase orders.
Updated the procurement database for additions/deletions in supplier base.
Reviewed and revised the Procurement procedures for compliance to TS16949 standards.
Worked with Accounting personnel in resolving invoice discrepancies.
Purchasing Management Assoc. of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
2009 – present
Enrolled in the Certified Professional Purchaser program
Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
DIPLOMA – Business Management



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