Associate Buyer

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Larene Brongo | (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.


  • Merchandising
  • Inventory Management
  • Retail Math
  • Product Knowledge
  • Trend Analysis
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Communication Skills

Anisia Milacek | (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.


  • Merchandising
  • Sourcing
  • Negotiation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Product Development
  • Trend Analysis

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