Category Buyer Resume Samples

A Category Buyer will take responsibility for managing the group or category of products for the company. The job description entails pricing and overall promotion of the product category and maximizing consumer appeal. A well-drafted Category Buyer Resume mentions the following duties – conducting surveys, assisting in the development of category strategies and plans; challenging business requirements and specifications, partnering with the Director of Merchandise Management, analyzing data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends, devising long-term development strategies for product categories, developing exit strategies for unsuccessful products, and making forecasts for product demand to ensure inventory sustainability.

Hiring employers prefer to hire those with the following skills – proven work experience, solid knowledge of category management, marketing, and sales principles; good understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods, and proficiency in MS Office. A degree in business administration or marketing is commonplace among job applicants.

 

Category Buyer Resume example

Category Buyer Resume

Headline : Responsible for Effectively communicating with divisions on inventory requests and concerns that affect sales support item and cost specialist in realizing cost accuracy goals and lower consistent costs, and also Analyzing and adjusting system forecasts utilizing AWR based on daily review of product movement including seasonality, market trends, and probability of anticipated sales.

Skills : Purchasing, Merchandising.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the procurement of equipment parts and supplies and packaging materials needed by department and production requirements.
    2. Developed procurement strategies related to each item.
    3. Coordinated with all concerned departments in developing alternative items to reduce costs.
    4. Ensured that specification and all entries are complete in the Purchase Requisition Form.
    5. Canvassed conducts bidding, selects and negotiates with both local and foreign suppliers to ensure that items are purchased with appropriate specifications at the lowest price.
    6. Prepared the Purchase Order indicating quantity, price and other details in accordance with the Purchase Request.
    7. Monitored the approval of PO in accordance with the approval matrix.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associate In Science


Category Buyer Resume

Headline : Hardworking, organized, Category Buyer professional with a proven background delivering sensible business technology solutions on time and under budget while working as a team member or team leader.

Skills : Microsoft Office, SmartDock, Prism, Inventory Management, Problem Solving.

Description :

    1. Responsible for growing sales and profit in the tobacco category for 88 stores within 3 formats across 3 states.
    2. Entailed a strategic approach in distribution, merchandising, shelving and pricing.
    3. Managed all contract negations and decisons (excluding food-service) for 26 Convenience-Store locations.
    4. Ensured all locations are within government compliance and educate associates on all up to date laws and regulations.
    5. Responsible for growing sales and profit in all categories for 26 C-stores.
    6. Entails negotiated agreements, understanding trends, product selection, distribution, pricing strategies as well as creating and implementing marketing and communication strategies and tactics.
    7. Responsible for ad item selection in assigned categories and the negotiating of costs for these items.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science


Category Buyer Resume

Objective : To establish a long-term career in a company where I may utilize my Category Buyer professional skills and knowledge to be an effective Associate Program Manager and inspiration to those around me.

Skills : MS Office, Managing Skills, Developing Skills.

Description :

    1. Constructed contingency plans for a machine down, capacity planning, or peak shave activities at Cat facilities.
    2. Developed & established a reporting tool for WDO with the FBBI team confirming WDO definitions.
    3. Negotiated with WDO suppliers for cost reduction on numerous projects.
    4. Presented ACSD cost reduction projects at Sourcing Council.
    5. Managed Tooling Bailment Agreements for WDO suppliers.
    6. Established & executed the RTR standard work for the WDO Segment which in 6 months went from 0 - 90 % suppliers covered.
    7. Established corrective action on tooling and piece part pricing separation for projects with TDF's and eRFT's.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master's In Industrial Engineering

Category Buyer Resume

Objective : Category Buyer with 2 years of experience in Ensuring proper administration in the factory by maintaining right up-to-date administration: price index management, manage billing discrepancies in cooperation with central accountancy.

Skills : MS Access, Excel VBA, Ansys, Ansys, Pro E, Minitab, Arena, Visio, MS Office, Process Simulator, Process Simulator, SAP, SAP.

Description :

    1. Developed assortment plan.
    2. Analyzed and monitored product mix, style, negotiation, and pricing including new product rollouts, supplier relationship development, order fulfillment, product quality & demand.
    3. Worked with overseas factories to develop and produce exclusive private label development.
    4. Hold P&L and budget responsibilities.
    5. Provide product education at the store level.
    6. Established, implemented, and adjusted merchandising plan to maximize revenue potential.
    7. Selected Achievements: Instrumental in the complete turnaround of product merchandising mix resulting in 6.9% revenue increase & 1.45% margin increase.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Category Buyer Resume

Summary : Dedicated Category Buyer Professional with over 19 years of in-depth experience in Supply Chain including Food, Grocery, Power Solutions, and the Distribution Industry. Results orientated driven with proven strong analytical skills. A Leader in solving queries as well as setting goals and meeting objectives efficiently.

Skills : Analyzing Skills, Financial Skills, Multitasking.

Description :

    1. Utilized various category expertise and vendor-specific knowledge to determine procurement and inventory management strategies to maintain a 99.5% or higher service level to our customers in a fast pace environment for multiple warehouse locations.
    2. Exercised independent judgment and discretion in problem-solving complex, multi-stakeholder, replenishment related issues while meeting key performance objectives.
    3. Monitored and independently determined the timing and quantity of items to buy based on a detailed understanding of vendor, category, market, and forecasting indicators.
    4. Managed inventory to ensure adequate supply while meeting or exceeding key service levels performance indicators including Inventory loss minimization Days Inventory on Hand (DIOH) Customer Order Fill Rates Excess and Obsolete Inventory Reserve Managed Cases/Freight Income Inbound Cases/Pallet Slow and Dead Inventory Special Order response time Analyzes and interprets multiple sources of information in order to determine the best course of action to meet Operational and customer-specific requirements.
    5. Assessed the financial impact/trade-off of replenishment activities in all decision making and implement cost-effective solutions.
    6. Anticipated potential replenishment issues by utilizing reports and other demand planning tools in a disciplined and timely fashion.
    7. Established vendor relationships supporting collaboration and management objectives.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Associate's In Communications

Category Buyer Resume

Summary : Purchasing Category Buyer professional leader with over 8+ years experience in replenishment and buying, with strong leadership and communication skills, to guide motivate and encourage towards success. Forecasting, sourcing, budgeting, and inventory control. Experienced vendor relations and negotiations expert with proven achievements that support the company.

Skills : Purchasing, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Costing, Quoting, Logistics, Budgeting, Customer Relations, Vendor Relations, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Control, Leadership, Management, Training, Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, SAP, PRISM, JDA SCPO, Quickbooks.

Description :

    1. Utilized knowledge of demand planning and forecasting, procurement, distribution operations, and transportation, determine the procurement strategy to best meet operational goals of the organization.
    2. Responsible for buying a variety of 'Exclusive' and 'Manufactured' Brand food products (commodity, dry, frozen, and refrigerated) from 100+ culinary vendors for over 2-1/2 years worth of $700,000 weekly for the Las Vegas US Foods division and 25+ National Chain Accounts.
    3. Consistently exceed the organization's set service level goal by maintaining a service level of 99.5% service level or above.
    4. Reduced obsolete and aged inventory from the Las Vegas division by 17% resulting in faster turns and costs savings to the Division.
    5. Achieved 100% cost accuracy in replenishment system by managing new or updated vendor price lists, PO confirmations, commodity reports, and vendor invoice reconciliations.
    6. Anticipated potential replenishment issues by utilizing reports and other demand planning tools in a disciplined fashion on a daily basis.
    7. Trained and mentored new associate buyers in anticipation of their assuming responsibilities for their own category or division.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
GED

Category Buyer Resume

Objective : Highly accomplished and results-oriented purchasing professionally skilled in Fortune 500 distribution companies in supply chain management. Driven and focused on price negotiations, sourcing, vendor selection, and improving product availability. Successful in managing and maintaining inventory to include accurate order points by forecasting, anticipating trends and demands to maximize productivity fill rates.

Skills : Purchasing/Procurement, Customer Service, Computer Skills.

Description :

    1. Independently monitored, replenished, and purchased a variety of US Food Exclusive and Manufactured Brand Foods (dry, frozen, and refrigerated) for both Cleveland and Southern New England.
    2. Utilized knowledge of demand planning and forecasting, procurement, distribution operations, and transportation to determine the procurement strategy that best meets operational goals for my divisions, while exercising independent judgment and problem solving to best meet the division and customers' needs while maintaining a 99.5% service level.
    3. Evaluated and adjusted system forecasts utilizing AWR based on a daily review of product movement including seasonality, market trends, and the probability of anticipated sales.
    4. Managed inventory to ensure adequate supply while meeting or exceeding key service level performance indicators to include: Inventory loss minimization Days Inventory on Hand (DIOH) Customer Order Fill Rates Excess and Obsolete Inventory Reserve Managed Cases/Freight Income Slow and Dead Inventory Special Order response time Analyzed and interpreted multiple sources of information in order to determine the best course of action to meet division and customer-specific requirements.
    5. Assessed the financial impact/trade-off's of replenishment activities in all decision making and implemented cost-effective solutions.
    6. Anticipated potential replenishment issues by utilizing reports and other demand planning tools in a disciplined and timely fashion.
    7. Collaborated with category management on developing the correct inventory portfolio for specific categories for each location.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Master Of Accountancy

Category Buyer Resume

Objective : A seasoned Category Buyer professional is responsible for all aspects of business, financial, and business process management for an environmental company. Successfully writes and negotiates a variety of residential and commercial contracts. Experienced in negotiating and writing residential and commercial contracts, providing issue resolution for internal and external subject matters.

Skills : Inventory Management, Procurement, Running A Business.

Description :

    1. Implemented strategic and tactical category business plans.
    2. Negotiated with vendors and brokers deal information, item accountability, and invoice discrepancies.
    3. Created and maintained spreadsheets tracking sales, current retail, cost information, and profit analysis.
    4. Performed comparative analysis on past and current sales trends.
    5. Determined sale retails and dates for merchandise promotions.
    6. Scrutinized and processed deal billings.
    7. Provided quality assurance for advertisements (including accuracy of information and proofing).
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.A. In Marketing

Category Buyer Resume

Headline : Category Buyer with 6 years of experience in Continuously analyzing supplier quality, delivery, and cost metrics to develop and engage for improvement while effectively and tactfully communicate verbally and in writing with external suppliers as well as internal resources to successfully sell initiatives and develop/deliver on actionable objectives.

Skills : Microsoft, AS400, JDA / Manugistics, Excel, Kronos, Prism.

Description :

    1. Responsible for 1,400 + SKU's, held a fill rate of 99.3% or higher, a DIOH of 12 or less, with a PO accuracy of 100%, and had little to no spoilage.
    2. Worked with category management to ensure the best price and variety of products based on each division's market.
    3. Discussed constantly the current and future state of the commodity markets with category management to capture any possible purchasing opportunities.
    4. Contacted vendors/packers daily in regards to cuts, shorts, order fill rates, spot buys, truck ETA's, and product availability.
    5. Prided me on building great relationships with the category teams, management, divisions, vendors, and sales representatives.
    6. Driven results based on the company's goals and KPI's.
    7. Set and maintained active items in GMS and Biceps systems to monitor and ensure system accountability.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS In Marketing

Category Buyer Resume

Objective : Proven performance with a strong commitment to producing results above and beyond expectations Excellent communication and presentation skills Experienced problem solver with strong managerial skills Energetic, hands-on leader willing to tackle new challenges Personally committed to exceeding expectations through dedication, discipline, and constant effort.

Skills : Proficient In Microsoft Office Suite, 10-key By Touch, Types 65 W.p.m., Experienced In ERP Software.

Description :

    1. Monitored and independently determined the timing and quantity of items to buys based on a detailed understanding of vendor, category, market, and forecasting indicators for multiple divisions.
    2. Managed inventory to ensure adequate supply while meeting or exceeding key service level performance indicators.
    3. Analyzed and interpreted multiple sources of information in order to determine the best course of action to meet division and customer-specific requirements Anticipate potential replenishment issues by utilizing reports and other demand planning tools in a disciplined and timely fashion.
    4. Constanted daily interaction and communication with suppliers, logistics, and divisions to ensure product delivery in the fastest and most cost-efficient method.
    5. Selected to help train/teach others these and other various buying concepts, methods, and practices.
    6. Implemented and tested cross-dock project for centralized buying at mixed locations for 9 divisions and 15+ vendors and helped develop best practices & processes to roll out to purchase in SCPO and 2 other regions.
    7. Provided leadership for strategic sourcing initiatives and lead sourcing decisions qualified supply network, business continuity, supplier risk management capacity & financial, logistics, contractual management, supplier commercial negotiations, cost/spend management supplier onboarding / offboarding, and resource management decisions. 
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associate Of Arts In Liberal Arts