International Buyer Resume Samples

An International Buyer is a purchasing agent who undertakes the task of researching, identifying, and buying products from the international market for their company’s needs. While actual duties vary based on the needs of the organization, the following are certain core duties listed on the International Buyer Resume – determining the best deals, deciding what products to buy and what not to; monitoring the purchase orders, developing and maintaining a relationship with new vendors and managing items information; updating purchasing data in SAP; supervising all products and monitoring for transport damage, evaluating the performance of all carriers, vendors and goods delivery; maintaining effective customer services; monitoring potential stock out caused by delivery delay; managing vendor relations and product delivery; preparing and evaluating all bids, contracts and vendor agreements; and monitoring all returns to vendors.

Those seeking this job role must mention on the resume the following skills – good numeracy abilities, knowledge of purchasing software, purchasing expertise, familiarity with international trading; decision-making skills; and negotiation skills. A bachelor’s degree in business or accounting is usually required.

 

International Buyer Resume example

International Buyer Resume

Summary : Seeking a position of a challenging role in a well-established, dynamic and stable company that welcomes and appreciates a flexible, proactive, self-motivated, highly organized professional with entrepreneurial thinking.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, Supply Chain, Materials, Logistics.

Description :

    1. Released purchase orders to suppliers.
    2. Ran an Angle report which shows purchase orders that are possibly going to cause an order to be late based on the sales order.
    3. Responsible for invoice discrepancies.
    4. Will quote products as needed.
    5. Worked with engineering on supplier issues, such as quality.
    6. Increased on-time delivery and decreased supplier issues.
    7. Managed the design, production, and export of Indonesian home furnishings for wholesale distribution.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BSBA


International Buyer Resume

Headline : Applying for the International Buyer position. With two decades of retail business ownership, have an innate and comprehensive understanding of what it takes to run a sales organization.

Skills : Competent In Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint And Outlook; Multilingual.

Description :

    1. Served as a primary leadership point of contact for developing category-specific strategy, planning, execution, and problem-solving.
    2. Performed market analysis, competitive pricing research, and analyze sale trends to keep current with of-the-moment trends.
    3. Increased category-budget by 40% in less than 8 months.
    4. Developed and maintained an on-line selling environment that highlights key products.
    5. Created annual plans that are category-specific and manage actual results versus forecast to ensure plans are achieved.
    6. Provided leadership by exhibiting influence and expertise, thus affecting the results of the operating area.
    7. Developed staff through coaching, providing performance feedback, providing effective performance assessments, and establishing performance and development plans.
    8. Worked hand-in-hand with category buyers to develop merchandise plans, react to trends and execute distribution strategies.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS in Apparel Merchandising and Production


International Buyer Resume

Summary : Outstanding track record of cost-effective sourcing and procuring materials, supplies, and equipment to support operations globally Accomplished and driven Buyer professional offering 15+ years of valuable experience in procurement, logistics coordination, planning, materials management, strategic sourcing, and supplier relations.

Skills : Telemetry Assembler, Mechanical Helper, International Buyer.

Description :

    1. Planned, coordinated, and oversaw the procurement of all materials, equipment, and services for engineers and field personnel working at oil refineries throughout Venezuela.
    2. Utilized SAP procurement functionality to manage the purchasing process from request for quotes to purchase order placement consistent with company policies and procedures.
    3. Answered supplier questions, analyzed bids, prepared bid summaries, and made procurement recommendations.
    4. Analyzed and executed purchases involving moderate to complex contractual and commercial terms.
    5. Conducted negotiations with suppliers regarding equipment technical requirements, as well as delivery and payment terms.
    6. Maintained contact with customers throughout the order process and until the customer was satisfied with the order received.
    7. Awarded purchase orders following customer's technical approval based on cost, delivery date, and supplier's past performance.
    8. Communicated with customers on a daily basis to ensure order delivery in accordance with technical specifications and delivery schedule.
    9. Provided technical assistance and guidance for all claims regarding material received out of specifications as well as overages, shortages, and damaged material.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS in Finance

International Buyer Resume

Summary : An accomplished International Buyer with over 12 years of experience in purchasing, sales, supplier relations, and customer service. Seeking a position that will utilize a resourceful and proactive, goal-oriented, and active team player; with exceptional time management skills, proven ability to negotiate effectively among supply-chain providers, and ensure timely materials delivery within a purchasing administrative environment.

Skills : Computer Literate, Spanish And English.

Description :

    1. Bid review, analysis, evaluation, summaries, and recommendations were in accordance with established procedures.
    2. Coordinated and monitored the activities of procurement and logistics.
    3. Responsible for individual purchasing processes, from receipt of requisition to issuance and maintenance of purchase orders.
    4. Analyzed and executed purchases that involve moderate to complex contractual and/or commercial terms with no supervision.
    5. Initiative to continually improve the work process implementation and to challenge inefficiencies, process deviations, and strategy deviations.
    6. Expedited orders and deliveries and keep the rigs, vessels, and departments apprised of their status.
    7. Developed and maintained relationships with suppliers for long-lasting and mutually satisfactory relations by means of visits and continuous contact.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BA in Fine Arts

International Buyer Resume

Summary : Seeks to obtain an International Buyer position using demonstrated leadership and organizational skills with the Construction Industry, Evaluating the performance of all carriers, vendors, and goods delivery, and make recommendations to improve processes for the international buying process.

Skills : Microsoft Excel, SAP.

Description :

    1. Developed and authorized all purchase orders and ensure compliance with company policy and procedure.
    2. Monitored all purchase orders and maintain effective relationships with vendors, planners, and the sourcing team.
    3. Supervised all products and monitor for transport damage and return goods.
    4. Performed troubleshoot on all invoice and price issues along with delivery-related problems.
    5. Maintained effective customer services and ensure timely delivery and maintain track of product progress and development.
    6. Prepared and evaluated all bids, contracts, and vendor agreements and ensure accuracy and price for same.
    7. Administered used, new, and overstocked items and monitor all alternate sources for rejected, back-ordered, and expensive items.
    8. Managed all communication and negotiations with suppliers on price and delivery terms to reduce inventory levels and cost.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
AA in Construction Management

International Buyer Resume

Summary : International Buyer with over three years of experience. Bilingual, detail-oriented professional with purchasing experience ranging from both factory and trading companies and negotiating with both foreign and domestic suppliers. Ability to implement multiple tasks within narrow time-frames along with analysis of inventory and market conditions.

Skills : SAP, Buying, Expeditor, MS Office.

Description :

    1. Coordinated and managed activities associated with operations, supply chain, procurement contracts, inventory control, logistics, and manufacturing.
    2. Duties included production planning and scheduling, warehousing operations, forecasting, inbound and outbound transportation.
    3. Managed all maintenance activities associated with the ongoing operations at the facilities.
    4. Experienced in contract analysis, negotiation, financial.
    5. Identified new sources of supply Successfully managed the logistics and control of inventory in two 2 warehouses.
    6. Interfaced effectively with engineering, manufacturing, planning, finance, sales, and product management to drive special project opportunities.
    7. Lead dispute and warranty claims coordinator Implemented multi-year strategic alliances with suppliers Negotiated long-term contracts.
    8. Negotiated product/service pricing and contractual terms and conditions.
    9. Solicit formal and informal bids for utilizing the total cost of ownership methodology.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA in Computer Science

International Buyer Resume

Objective : Seeking an International Buyer position that will allow fully utilizing International Business degree, work experiences, and soft skills while also helping the company achieve its business goals.

Skills : Macintosh And IBM Hardware, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Lotus, JDA, Logility, AS400, Photoshop, Various Planning Applications, DOS Based Programs, UNIX Based Programs.

Description :

    1. Developed products and assortments to appeal to the target customers.
    2. Lead trend development for buying teams and designers to allow for collaboration and cohesion in production.
    3. Responsible for purchasing $9.5 million at wholesale, over 1,000 SKUs, in-home accessories, seasonal, wall decor, and accent furniture sold to retailers via Catalog, Showrooms, and E-commerce sites.
    4. Negotiated complete product purchases including price, freight, exclusivity, packaging, etc.
    5. Met and exceeded challenging financial plans.
    6. Increased overall sales with additional focus on large customers' special projects and the need for custom product development.
    7. Presented new product introductions to the Sales team, Marketing and E-commerce team, and Visual merchandisers.
    8. Evaluated products and determine discontinued items and communicate to Sales, Marketing and E-commerce, and Visual merchandisers.
    9. Directed and developed a team of replenishment buyers, product quality managers, designers, and sourcing agents in the home office.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BFA in Graphic Design

International Buyer Resume

Summary : A versatile individual with community college teaching experience and strong business background in training, human resources, purchasing, office administration, production procedures, and information technology. Experienced project manager and problem solver with the ability to coordinate and utilize self-directed work teams. A skilled negotiator with good judgment and communication skills.

Skills : Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Buyers Workmate, Teradata: Demand Chain Management, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, CAD, SYSi, BARS, COGNOS, Spin, VBA/Excel Macros, Linux.

Description :

    1. Responsible for purchasing a $25 million inventory of parts, finished goods, products, and services.
    2. Department of Homeland Security protection measures while managing required paperwork.
    3. Developed the formula for purchasing products to keep inventory at the ultimate levels which resulted in saving time, money, and resources.
    4. Responsible for coordinating and evaluating service levels at regional warehouses, vessels while maintaining statistical information regarding sales quotas and goals.
    5. Implemented a cost savings program by evaluating and reporting service levels at regional warehouses.
    6. Developed sales promotions for geographic locations and created and monitored rebate programs that resulted in a 15% increase in sales.
    7. Initiated national sales programs that also produced results with an increase in sales over prior periods to evaluate service center effectiveness on a monthly basis while assisting as a Customer Service Representative.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA in Communications

International Buyer Resume

Objective : Seeks to use education and skills to find a new career in finance that will challenge talent to allow achieving success. Highly creative, recognized as a results-oriented and solution-focused individual.

Skills : Excel, PowerPoint, Access, HTML, Squarespace.

Description :

    1. Maintained an effective supplier database to procure various services, equipment, and materials.
    2. Ensured that suppliers met their stated performance expectations.
    3. Lead negotiations and problem resolution discussions with suppliers.
    4. Ensured orders are placed with preferred suppliers and under negotiated contracts.
    5. Maintained procurement documents in a systematic and auditable fashion.
    6. Reviewed opportunities and proposals from new suppliers.
    7. Obtained competitive price quotes.
    8. Built strong relationships with vendors.
    9. Assisted with the preparation and implementation of formal bids.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MA

International Buyer Resume

Summary : Results-oriented manufacturing design, production, and inventory management expert with specific knowledge of packaging and steel industries. Experienced in every aspect of manufacturing from design and engineering to planning and purchasing to shop floor supervision, with particular ability to visualize far-reaching implications of actions and activities.

Skills : Proficient In Microsoft Word, Systems Knowledge, Problem Solving, Planning, And Organizing & Team Player.

Description :

    1. Effective renegotiation of accounts payable setting advantageous arrangements payments for the entity.
    2. Received import requests of different customers, relating to various products.
    3. Reviewed and determined the technical specifications of the products ordered.
    4. Contacted with the foreign suppliers, discuss the terms of their offers, select the provider that meets the standards (price, quality, warranty, after-sales service).
    5. Developed international and domestic contracts (international sales, supply).
    6. Monitored and recorded all incoming shipments, update delivery report and confirm that all settlement and payment documents are processed in a timely manner.
    7. Developed buying strategies based on analyzing data required.
    8. Developed a world-class supply base capable of delivering quality, cost, and timing objectives.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA in Computer Science