Buying Assistant Resume Samples

A Buying Assistant supports the buyer or manager in procuring various materials, services, goods, and products. The job description entails assisting in procurement-related tasks such as managing orders, monitoring stock, preparing budgets, and rendering administrative support. A well-written Buying Assistant Resume indicates the following core duties – assisting the buyers in selecting the right product mix, writing and placing purchase orders, ensuring products are purchased at the right time, negotiating with vendors and building positive, long-term relationships; researching new suppliers and making recommendations to the buyer, preparing competitive retail and pricing strategies, and compiling reports on product performance and statistics.

To be successful in this line, the assistant should be confident and highly organized. Other attributes include – the ability to multitask, experience with merchandising software systems, proficiency in MS Office, prior work experience in the merchandising or retail industry, and strong interpersonal skills. A degree in business or economics is preferred.

Buying Assistant Resume example

Buying Assistant Resume

Objective : Seeks to find a stable, full-time position with a great company that will utilize my skills and passion for design, to contribute to the professional growth of the organization. Focus on results; Effectively identify and resolve problems using creativity and available resources. Tackle tough problems and follow through to a satisfactory conclusion.

Skills : Inventory Management, Customer Service, Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Maintained monthly supplier spends meetings.
    2. Facilitated Supplier Quality Process monthly meetings.
    3. Produce spending sheets- style numbers, style description, cost, retail- for vendors.
    4. Drafted and edited proposals used for a nationally syndicated television segment.
    5. Worked with IT to implement upload of weekly sales, transfers, and spoils to eliminate time-consuming manual keying.
    6. Monitor internet products.
    7. Wrote and modified descriptions, add and remove items as available.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            B.S. In Marketing


            Buying Assistant Resume

            Headline : Seeking a full-time position with a stable and profitable organization that offers a greater challenge and the opportunity to utilize skills and gain further experience while efficiently enhancing the company's productivity and reputation.

            Skills : Symantec NetBackup, System Center, Active Directory, Exchange Server, F5 Load Balancing, Splunk, Hitachi Storage, Vmware, Data Domain.

            Description :

              1. Coordinated and managed procurement activities in support of raw materials and capital equipment with a combined annual spend of $26 million.
              2. Provided savings of over $200,000 by analyzing the supply chain and purchasing processes.
              3. Obtained quotes for the supply chain planner for new packaging materials.
              4. Processed, expedited, and updated purchase orders to meet customer demands.
              5. Investigated receipt discrepancies and verified shipments with the inventory warehouse.
              6. Communicated with suppliers, accounts payable, receiving, supply chain, and finance to resolve shipping and invoice issues both domestically and globally.
              7. Facilitated meetings with suppliers and manufacturing to analyze processes and determine corrective action.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            A.A.S In Business Administration


            Buying Assistant Resume

            Summary : Motivated customer service representative with over 3 years of retail experience in a fast-paced environment. Dedicated customer service representative with motivation to maintain customer satisfaction and contribute to company success. Excellent at upselling as well as being able to push sales and excelled in meeting demands for any quotas given.

            Skills : Conflict Resolution, Customer Service Representative, Client Relations, Data Entry.

            Description :

              1. Purchase order entry, maintenance, and tracking handle warehouse issues.
              2. Key transfers, set stock levels, maintain and program replenishments.
              3. Managed product lists, investigate inventory issues, corrected discrepancies, and distribute orders for fulfillment.
              4. Overhauled the existing system to be more productive, accurate, and user-friendly.
              5. Schedule markdowns, communicate sale prices, request signage & troubleshoot if issues arise.
              6. Update weekly sales reports, generate other analysis reports as requested.
              7. Revamped reports to provide supervisors with more detailed information for planning.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            10+ Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Senior
            Education
            Education
            Business Supervision Management

            Buying Assistant Resume

            Objective : Seeks to find a stable, full-time position with a great company that will utilize skills and passion for design, to contribute to the professional growth of the organization. Focus on results; Effectively identify and resolve problems using creativity and available resources. Tackle tough problems and follow through to a satisfactory conclusion.

            Skills :

            Description :

              1. Generated purchasing and receiving reports and buy plans on weekly basis and reported to buyer and management team.
              2. Determined purchasing needs based on inventory levels (on-hand and on-order) and sales goals.
              3. Confirmed and monitored open purchase orders to ensure items, quantities, and cancel dates are accurately updated.
              4. Monitored samples and order shipments by following up with freight forwarders and packaging delivery companies.: immediately communicated with sales and warehouse teams for any late shipments.
              5. Accurately managed pre-production and TOP samples and notified approvals to vendors; ensured samples are qualified to sell by coordinating with design and sales teams.
              6. Increased margins by negotiating prices with vendors to manufacture and communicating with the in-house design team to substitute for other materials for lowering the costs.
              7. Decreased shipping costs by comparing costs among different packaging delivery companies.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            B.S. In Marketing

            Buying Assistant Resume

            Objective : Seeks to offer already acquired skills to a telecommuting or onsite position that allows advancement and growth, personally and professionally.

            Skills : Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe After Effects.

            Description :

              1. Handled all administrative/clerical duties.
              2. Answering phones, responding to emails, running errands, continuously updated sales calendar, technical troubleshooting.
              3. Assisted CEO in acquiring and setting up new vendors in the company database.
              4. Achieved strong vendor relationships by initiating weekly updates that addressed queries, provided product tracking, and ensured timely deliveries.
              5. Submitted extensive stock-keeping-unit (SKUS) spreadsheets allocating available inventory.
              6. Prepared daily purchase orders and negotiated lower prices per unit.
              7. Proofread websites for accuracy and completeness of content, punctuation, and grammar before going live.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Junior
            Education
            Education
            B.S. In Business Administration

            Buying Assistant Resume

            Summary : Internationally experienced and well-rounded Project Controls professional, with a ten-year progressive track record in the oil and gas industry, specializing in cost management of EPC projects, exposure to both offshore and onshore contracts covering oil and gas processing, drilling, refining, and LNG.

            Skills : Proficient In MS Office, Excel Spreadsheets; Adobe Photoshop; Windows Server 2003-2008, Vmware, Renweb SIS.

            Description :

              1. Placed and invoiced all factory drop-ship orders.
              2. Placed and invoiced all export orders.
              3. Resolved all warehouse discrepancies; UPC codes, merchandise, and packaging problems.
              4. Created newspaper ads for key customers, seasonal sales books, and flyers.
              5. Produced and formatated an ongoing set of weekly reports (i.e Purchase Order Recap, On Order Report, Sales Recaps, Midweek Sales, Best and Worst Sellers) as well as ad hoc business reports as directed by Buyer and Senior Assistant Buyer.
              6. Communicated and followed up with vendors about purchase orders- changes, cancellations, and shipping.
              7. Produced Woven and Knit Style Outs.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            7-10 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            BA In Communication Arts And Sciences

            Buying Assistant Resume

            Objective : A Procurement Professional with expertise in vendor relations, inventory planning, and purchase order maintenance in wholesale, retail, and indirect professional services environments. Effective at achieving specified product fulfillment and profitability goals. Accurate and detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills. Hard-working, dependable, and a self-starter.

            Skills : Inventory Management, Vendor Management, Forecasting.

            Description :

              1. Compiled spreadsheets and presentation boards for product tracking.
              2. Handled all Administrative duties for four buyers in the department.
              3. Assisting and styling clients on certain merchandise for potential purchases.
              4. Advice and assist buyers on trends that are suitable for their target.
              5. Accountable for large-scale external vendor purchases, as well as being responsible for product inventory levels/projected necessity of items.
              6. Worked on the sales floor as well as managing day-to-day operations and training new employees.
              7. Assisted and styled clients on certain merchandise for potential purchases.
              Years of Experience
              Experience
              2-5 Years
              Experience Level
              Level
              Junior
              Education
              Education
              BA In Business Management And Spanish

              Buying Assistant Resume

              Summary : Seeking a position where exceptional administrative skills, outstanding communication, and interpersonal skills, expertise at handling the administrative functions of an office under a supervisor, and deep commitment to learning as much as one can, will be utilized to its fullest.

              Skills : Proficient In PC And MAC OS, Microsoft Office Software.

              Description :

                1. Solved vendor issues and increased efficiencies by establishing policies and regulatory vendor guidelines and purchasing agreements: late shipments; defects of merchandises; shortages; wrong packaging; wrong items.
                2. Assisted manager with the production process of men's shirts for major clients, Men's Wearhouse and Moores.
                3. Ensured availability of the required raw materials by purchasing from suppliers based on current inventory levels.
                4. Managed procurement of required quantities of raw materials from domestic and international suppliers to meet the production plans.
                5. Communicated with buyers for any changes of POs; filed and maintained records of POs; PO data entry.
                6. Managed replenishment, reorders monthly seasonal orders, and returns to vendors.
                7. Accurately provided buyers with a Work In Progress report, by using Excel, to communicate production progress and deliveries.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                7-10 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Management
                Education
                Education
                MA In Industrial And Organizational Psychology

                Buying Assistant Resume

                Headline : Having extensive experience in MRO buying and inventory management all using Passport, SAP and following the market-based management, principles would make a valuable candidate for employment. In December of 2009, have graduated from the Supply Chain Management program earning an Associates Degree.

                Skills : Excel, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Retail Math, Data Entry, Data Analysis, Customer Service, POS, SAP, RMS, Retek.

                Description :

                  1. Minimized overstock of materials by determining, following, and communicating with factories about inventory levels.
                  2. Saved material costs through bulk purchases; saved logistics costs by maintaining appropriate levels of inventory.
                  3. Reduced overall production cost by negotiating with vendors for fabric and trim costs to meet the buyers' required cost.
                  4. Adviced and assisted buyers on trends and merchandise.
                  5. Analyzed pricing on sourcing events.
                  6. Reviewed terms and conditions of contracts.
                  7. Tracked customs invoicing campus-wide.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  5-7 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Executive
                  Education
                  Education
                  Associate Of Arts In Merchandise Marketing

                  Buying Assistant Resume

                  Objective : Seeks to acquire a position that will enable utilizing knowledge, education, and experience. Combining strong interpersonal and communication skills, and committed to continual performance development in the workplace.

                  Skills : VLOOKUP, Retail Math, Data Entry, Data Analysis, Customer Service.

                  Description :

                    1. Proactive in following up with potential late orders and communicated in a timely manner.
                    2. Reacted to fast-paced engineering changes by working with the suppliers to prevent manufacturing shutdowns. 
                    3. Managed procurement activities for utilities, valves, fittings, hoses, belts, heat exchangers, and miscellaneous spare parts valued at $25 million dollars.
                    4. Assisted the commodity manager with the sourcing development strategy for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) spare parts.
                    5. Saved $35,000 by eliminating one emergency kit from inventory.
                    6. Provided stock updates for the daily morning market.
                    7. Scheduled manufacturing equipment for finished goods.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  2-5 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Junior
                  Education
                  Education
                  MA In Industrial And Organizational Psychology