email@example.com | (666) 448-5168 | Baltimore, MD
I have over 3 years of experience as an Associate Buyer. I am responsible for analyzing trends, negotiating contracts, and managing vendors. I have a proven track record in meeting sales goals and driving profitability. I am a strategic thinker who can see the big picture and develop creative solutions to problems.
Associate Buyer at The Home Depot, MDMar 2022 - Present
- Negotiated with vendors to secure best pricing and terms for assigned commodities.
- Developed and maintained strong relationships with key suppliers.
- Implemented cost-saving initiatives that resulted in $100,000 annual savings.
- Managed inventory levels to ensure adequate stock availability while minimizing excess inventory.
- Analyzed market trends to make recommendations on item assortments and stocking levels.
- Monitored sales data to identify opportunities for promotions and markdowns.
Assistant Buyer at Lowe's, MDSep 2019 - Jan 2022
- Successfully negotiated with vendors to lower prices on key items by an average of 15%, resulting in $100,000 in savings for the company over the course of a year.
- Worked closely with merchandising team to develop promotional and clearance strategies that increased sales by 10% while still maintaining gross margin goals.
- Analyzed trends and historical data to create accurate forecasts for inventory needs, leading to a decrease in stock-outs by 25%.
- Regularly reviewed open-to-buy reports and adjusted ordering accordingly, staying within budget 98% of the time.
- Successfully navigated through merchandise changes (i.e., style obsolescence, vendor outages) without disrupting production or negatively impacting customer satisfaction levels.
- Maintained strong relationships with vendors which led to timely receiving of goods and early payment discounts.
Associate's degree in business administration at University of Maryland, College ParkAug 2014 - May 2019
I have learned how to manage money, communicate with people, and think critically.
- Inventory Management
- Retail Math
- Product Knowledge
- Trend Analysis
- Negotiation Skills
- Communication Skills
firstname.lastname@example.org | (764) 266-8415 | Phoenix, AZ
I am an Associate Buyer with over three years of experience in the industry. I have a proven track record of success in sourcing and procurement, as well as supplier relationship management. I am highly skilled in negotiation and have a keen eye for detail. I am also proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, SAP Ariba, and Oracle ERP systems.
Associate Buyer at JCPenney, AZJun 2022 - Present
- Negotiated with vendors to lower prices on key products by an average of 5%, which saved the company $100,000 annually.
- Led a team of 4 buyers in purchasing inventory for 12 store locations totaling $3 million per month.
- Reviewed and analyzed sales data to forecast future trends and needs, ensuring that appropriate levels of inventory were maintained at all times.
- Created and implemented new process improvements that streamlined the buying cycle by 10%.
- Trained 2 new associate buyers, teaching them best practices in product research, price negotiation, and order management.
Assistant Buyer at Macy's, AZSep 2019 - May 2022
- Research and selected vendors for new product lines that generated $2M in revenue.
- Negotiated with vendors to get best pricing which saved the company $100k annually.
- Managed inventory of slow-moving SKUs, reducing overall inventory by 10%.
- Analyzed sales data to identify trends and made recommendations on assortment changes that increased sales by 5%.
- Worked with cross-functional teams to develop promotional calendar which drove incremental sales of $1.5M.
Associate's degree in business administration at Chandler-Gilbert Community CollegeSep 2015 - May 2019
Some skills I've learned are bookkeeping, marketing, management, and customer service.
- Supply Chain Management
- Product Development
- Trend Analysis