Director of Purchasing

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Tenise Gerland

tenise.gerland@gmail.com | (965) 969-7196 | Austin, TX

Summary


Experience


Director of Purchasing at Advance Auto Parts, TXApr 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and executed a contract with a new supplier that resulted in annual savings of $2 million.
  • Implemented a new inventory management system that reduced stock levels by 10% and decreased inventory write-offs by 25%.
  • Led the development of departmental policies and procedures that improved efficiency and increased compliance with company purchasing guidelines.
  • Managed a team of 15 buyers responsible for procurement across all product categories.
  • Reviewed and approved all purchase orders exceeding $100,000 prior to submission to senior management.
  • Monitored market trends and advised senior management on opportunities for cost reduction initiatives.

Senior Purchasing Manager at AutoZone, TXSep 2020 - Mar 2022

  • Exceeded cost savings goals by negotiating better prices with vendors and suppliers.
  • Streamlined the purchasing process, resulting in a 10% increase in efficiency.
  • Negotiated contracts with new vendors and suppliers, increasing the number of options by 20%.
  • Developed and implemented a new vendor management system, reducing late deliveries by 30%.
  • Trained and mentored junior members of the team, helping to develop their skills and knowledge.

Purchasing Manager at O'Reilly Auto Parts, TXAug 2015 - Aug 2020

  • Negotiated prices with vendors that saved the company $100,000 over the course of a year.
  • Created and implemented a new purchasing system that increased efficiency by 30%.
  • Partnered with suppliers to create custom products for clients which generated an additional $250,000 in revenue.
  • Established relationships with new vendors which broadened the product selection and lowered costs by 10%.
  • Trained and mentored 3 junior buyer analysts.

Education


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at University of Texas at DallasSep 2011 - May 2015

I have learned how to communicate with people, how to work in a team, how to manage my time, and how to solve problems.

Skills


  • Negotiation
  • Contract Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Cost Analysis
  • Strategic Planning

Jere Firman

jere.firman@gmail.com | (953) 700-1028 | Oklahoma City, OK

Summary


Experience


Director of Purchasing at Walmart, OKMar 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and implemented new contracts with vendors which resulted in a 5% decrease in overall costs.
  • Led the development and implementation of a new purchasing software system which streamlined the process and saved $50,000 annually.
  • Managed a team of 12 buyers responsible for procurement across 10 departments.
  • Identified opportunities for cost savings through strategic sourcing initiatives which yielded annual savings of $1 million.
  • Developed and executed supply chain strategies to support company growth goals resulting in an increase in inventory turnover by 20%.
  • Partnered with suppliers to resolve quality issues saving $100,000 per year.

Senior Purchasing Manager at Target, OKJul 2020 - Mar 2022

  • Negotiated and purchased $5 million in office furniture for a new corporate headquarters.
  • Managed a team of 12 buyers who were responsible for purchasing $250 million in goods annually.
  • Negotiated pricing discounts with vendors that saved the company $100,000 per year.
  • Implemented a new inventory management system that reduced stock levels by 10%.
  • Awarded "Supplier of the Year" by ABC Corporation.
  • Led negotiations with unions that resulted in lower labor costs by 5%.

Purchasing Manager at Amazon, OKSep 2015 - May 2020

  • Negotiated and purchased raw materials, packaging supplies, equipment, services, and office furniture totaling $5M annually while maintaining quality standards.
  • Implemented an e-procurement system that automated the purchase order process and reduced processing time by 50%.
  • Developed supplier performance metrics and instituted a quarterly review process that improved on-time delivery from 70% to 95%.
  • Partnered with accounting to resolve invoice discrepancies which resulted in annual cost savings of $250K.
  • Led the development of specifications for Request for Proposal (RFP) projects valued at over $1M.
  • Chaired the cross-functional team responsible for developing sourcing strategies that achieved 15% reduction in total spend without compromising quality or service levels.

Education


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Oklahoma State University, OKSep 2011 - May 2015

I've learned how to manage a business, including its finances, personnel, and operations.

Skills


  • Contract negotiation
  • Supply chain management
  • Inventory management
  • Cost analysis
  • Vendor relations
  • Strategic planning