Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a purchasing capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I bring to you over 20 years of experience in procurement and supplier management, outstanding expertise in achieving cost savings, and an exemplary blend of talents in vendor relations, quality assurance, budgeting, relationship-building and negotiations. To complement these qualifications, I offer a steadfast commitment to driving continuous improvements.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a highly motivated professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior self-initiative, unparalleled resourcefulness, and well-honed leadership attributes. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of organization>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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Experienced Purchasing Agent/Buyer eager to return to the procurement industry and contribute extensive talents toward supporting a dynamic company in optimizing cost control and bottom-line performance.
Significant experience in purchasing and inventory control for a broad scope of commodities including capital equipment, electronic components, raw materials, MRO supplies, chemicals, gases, facility support services, office supplies, and printing. Adept at sourcing, selecting, and managing suppliers, enforcing quality compliance, and fostering long-term relationships built on trust, reliability, and responsiveness. Conscientious and diligent with a polished blend of scheduling, planning, prioritization, analytical, and time management capabilities. Reputation for superior initiative, establishing a cooperative climate across multiple departments, and identifying opportunities which will result in long-term benefits for the employer. Appreciated for strong negotiation skills, a solid work ethic, and exemplary team-building capabilities.
Established, launched and managed Purchasing Department at new Tustin and Santa Cruz facilities for TDK Semiconductors; received two Achievement Awards for successful efforts.
Recognized for resourcefully instituting and administering inventory control program for TDK where suppliers stocked key manufacturing items into company inventory.
Awarded for initiating JIT program on critical production items at TDK which slashed inventory costs and increased valuable warehouse space to be used by profit-producing department.
Successfully captured 28% cost reduction for critical manufacturing items at TDK.
Developed and executed strategic policies, procedures, and processes to strengthen supplier performance and relationships.
Reliably delivered exceptional value to business units through improved delivery, quality, service and cost savings.
Sunset Mortgage / Landover Mortgage / Washington Mutual, Portland & Lake Oswego, OR, 2004 to Present
Apply sharp relationship-building, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to originate conventional, government and construction mortgage loans.
Cultivated, nurtured and maintained strong relationships with clients, realtors, brokers and title insurance companies.
Proforma USA / Univar, Fresno, CA, 2000 to 2004
Proactively facilitated sales and marketing of printing and promotional items for Proforma, regularly conducting client meetings to assess needs and ensure consistent satisfaction.
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Professional Experience continued
Achieved and often exceeded revenue goals and performance standards each month by increasing sales revenues from existing customers, sourcing and uncovering new opportunities, and developing new accounts.
Sold industrial chemicals for Univar customers in broad-based industries encompassing semiconductor, agriculture and food.
TDK Semiconductor Corporation, Tustin, CA, 1983 to 1998
Purchasing Manager (1988 to 1998)
Applied dynamic leadership talents toward training, motivating, managing and directing five buyers and two department clerks.
Decisively established annual departmental goals, objectives, and budget, ensuring precise alignment with corporate goals and priorities.
Administered cost and inventory reduction programs vital to minimizing expenses, reducing waste, and ensuring budget compliance.
Conducted in-depth annual supplier performance evaluations.
Sourced, selected, and purchased capital equipment for manufacturing, test and assembly areas.
Senior Buyer (1983 to 1988)
Spearheaded procurement of raw materials for manufacturing operations including chemicals, gases, wafers, and quartzware.
Annually completed comprehensive performance reviews with key suppliers.
Exercised sharp problem solving abilities to swiftly resolve shipping, receiving and billing discrepancies with users and suppliers.
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