Plant Buyer Resume Samples

A Plant Buyer makes sure the companies or plant purchases all the products and services that are needed to run their operations. While the job duties vary based on the plant’s requirements, the following are certain common duties listed on the Plant Buyer Resume – taking orders from other departments, researching prices, collaborating with suppliers, negotiating prices, assisting managers, identifying the best offers, identifying process problems and concerns and making appropriate recommendations for innovative solutions and corrective actions, designing project plans and implementing functions to collect and monitor documents, identifying customer issues and complaints, distributing materials, parts, and equipment, and conducting routine supplier business reviews.

The most sought-after skills include the following – analytical thinking, communication skills, and negotiation skills. Other useful traits include deep understanding and professional experience with purchasing contracts, strong market knowledge and experience in working across various functions, and regions, and solid knowledge of Oracle platforms and services. Successful candidates hold a degree in areas such as business or engineering or finance.

Plant Buyer Resume example

Plant Buyer Resume

Headline : Responsible for Reviewing and analyzing purchase requisitions investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Management Skills, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Negotiated commercial contract arrangements with suppliers.
    2. Negotiated pricing, quantities, and delivery time-scales.
    3. Sourced suppliers by various means.
    4. Worked closely with all aspects of manufacturing, shipping/receiving, suppliers, and vendors.
    5. Responsible for supply management, tracking budget expenses, and vendor relationships.
    6. Verified purchase requisitions, prepared purchase orders by verifying specifications and price, obtained recommendations from suppliers for substitute items, obtained approval from requisitioning department.
    7. Obtained purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers, monitored and expedited orders.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS In Computer Sciences


Plant Buyer Resume

Headline : Obtain a Plant Buyer position using my skills and expertise in entering orders, negotiations and problem solving to meet the company's goals and objectives. Neat in appearance, organized and a dependable employee.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Multitasking, Analyzing Skills.

Description :

    1. Verified receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered, resolved shipments in error with suppliers.
    2. Authorized payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.
    3. Executed indirect sourcing process for products and services according to commodity strategy to achieve target savings.
    4. Negotiated, evaluated, and managed vendor contracts including regular performance reviews with plants.
    5. Analyzed and negotiated purchasing savings initiatives.
    6. Led and supported indirect purchasing projects to improve purchasing efficiency including invoice plan in SAP, SAP implementations, and indirect purchasing shared service center business case.
    7. Conducted SAP and purchasing process training workshops.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED


Plant Buyer Resume

Summary : Responsible for Interpreting purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, as a specialist in assigned material categories, which require a degree of technical knowledge.

Skills : ERP Systems, Inventory Management.

Description :

    1. Handled any negotiations needed when an engineering change is initiated on a product already in production.
    2. Commodity buyer for all outside processes and packaging.
    3. Issued MRO purchase orders for approved requisitions.
    4. Attended all Cross-functional team meetings for all plant programs.
    5. Mained contact between plants and commodity buyers.
    6. Used While shipping supervisor I was responsible for all outgoing shipments.
    7. Supported accounts are payable with invoice reconciliation.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS In General Education

Plant Buyer Resume

Headline : An energetic, hard-working Plant Buyer professional who is eager to advance an exciting career by securing a position at an excellent company wherein I can make meaningful contributions while being afforded the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Skills : Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, CATIA V5, PRIME/SmarTeam, VPM, Chinook, SolidWorks, Pro/E, PROSIS, CDW.

Description :

    1. Managed plant buyer functions for North America's leading manufacturing and supplier of track work and railroad materials Managed all material functions including production control and purchasing.
    2. Set up accounts and consignment contracts and managed inventory levels in a quick turn, make to order environment.
    3. Responsible for $4-6 million inventory Ensured materials were ordered and in stock to meet requirements while maintaining acceptable inventory levels.
    4. Worked closely with internal groups, including engineering, manufacturing, and sales to ensure functional specifications were met, materials were available as needed, and product quality was maintained.
    5. Received purchase orders and transactions in inventory using SAP.
    6. Performed posting of transactions, cycle counting, and physical inventory.
    7. Reduced inventory by 2 million dollars.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA In General Studies

Plant Buyer Resume

Headline : Plant Buyer with 4 years of experience in Executing daily purchasing activities including accurate authorization to purchase, purchase order input, accuracy, and distribution based on production demand.

Skills : Inventory Management, Negotiation, Purchasing.

Description :

    1. Worked closely with the Scheduler for delivery of liquid loads for production based on the ever-changing schedule, keeping deliveries timed to keep silos from running out or becoming overfull.
    2. Worked with the Maintenance Manager for all parts and supplies needed to keep production running smoothly and all Capitol Projects implemented.
    3. Worked in a food environment, many safety regulations need to be implemented and followed.
    4. Worked with inventory to keep waste at a minimum due to expiration dates on ingredients.
    5. Involved with the implementation of the SAP software system, including traveling to other facilities to help with training other Purchasing Agents in the conversion to the new system.
    6. Responsible for making sure invoices match purchase orders, all Defective Material reports are completed as necessary, ensuring on time deliveries, reschedules, and all necessary reports pertaining to the purchasing position.
    7. Ensured that Plant Licenses are paid for and up to date.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED

Plant Buyer Resume

Headline : A highly motivated enthusiastic career professional with significant experience in Supply Chain Management. I possess the skills to maximize productivity and meet corporate objectives within budgetary and scheduling constraints. Ability to be innovative and embrace change, resulted in major cost savings and product standardization as well as accomplishments in analysis, conflict resolution, and contract negotiation.

Skills : Microsoft Office, SAP, Procurement, Supervision, Inventory Management, Maintenance, Contractor Management, Vendor Negotiations.

Description :

    1. Responsible for executing all purchase orders of a minimum of $ 3,000 (MRO items) up to $100,000 (capital assets) including issuing bid requests, analysis of quotes, E-commerce projects, and negotiations with vendors to assure the best price and value for all MRO / Capital items.
    2. Followed-up to procurement assuring timely delivery of the purchased item, matching document receipts between purchase order, packing slip, and invoice, and timely payment to vendor(s).
    3. Tasked with all month-end Purchasing Department reporting, quarterly management review; streamlined reporting methods from 4 hours completion to less than 30 minutes Subject Matter Expert for Huber's Change Management Policy as it pertains to Purchasing.
    4. Actively participated in Etowah facility's cGMP audit team, Safety Review Committee, and ISO 9001:2000 Internal Audit team.
    5. Designated as Best in Class Change Management documentation system for all purchasing departments within Huber Engineered Materials.
    6. Helped facilitate plant closure and transfer of material.
    7. Handled all commercial and production issues that needed escalation.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Business Administration

Plant Buyer Resume

Headline : Seeking an opportunity as a Collectibles Evaluator where my proven skill at researching identifying antiques, collectibles, and vintage memorabilia can be best utilized. Following the best practices of the Collectibles trade, I incorporate online websites, groups, and blogs to supplement my own analysis before completing each evaluation.

Skills : Excel, Multitasking, Computer Networking.

Description :

    1. Responsible for purchasing all material requisitions and storehouse stock items for the entire plant.
    2. Assisted in hiring and training new storehouse assistant to take over procurement of all stock material and manage the inventory.
    3. Reduced supplier base by 55%.
    4. Acted as Scheduler for the IS (Information Services) Group in the deployment of over 250 computers in the plant as part of the Y2K Project when Chevron upgraded their GIL (Global Information Link) computer network.
    5. Facilitated the disposal of all surplus raw materials and plant equipment.
    6. Continuously looking for cost savings both in production parts and MRO.
    7. Involved in all ECR notices and signed off for the purchasing department.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Master Of Business Administration

Plant Buyer Resume

Headline : Plant Buyer with 5 years of experience in Interacting with all company departmental personnel and assists with supply chain issues, and also  Implementing process improvements within the supply chain.

Skills : Project Management, Process Management, Customer Service, Procurement, Software: SAP, JDE, PRMS, Deltek, DonorPerfect, Microsoft Office, FAR & DFAR, Organized, Security Clearance.

Description :

    1. Handled all buying: Inventory, MRO, services.
    2. Incorporated corporate processes while added plant-specific programs.
    3. Targeted immediate cost reductions.
    4. Upgraded data integrity of Sage 100 database.
    5. Managed statistical data for the accounting department on various purchasing KPI's.
    6. Built competitive bidding environment with a broad range of suppliers Organized and prioritized projects.
    7. Conducted market research to determine appropriate pricing.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS

Plant Buyer Resume

Objective : A proven purchasing Plant Buyer professional with experience in commodities and services. Specific expertise in manufacturing sourcing, equipment purchases, negotiations, services, and contract management. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles, SAP and Oracle processes, and inventory management systems.

Skills : Excel, Sap, Training Skills.

Description :

    1. Managed purchasing functions for the Memphis/Corporate site including the corporate facility, manufacturing facility, and product development facility with a total of 400 employees.
    2. Reduced disposal waste costs by implementing a Green disposal system saving $196,500.00 per year.
    3. Accomplished the purchase of futures natural gas saved $2.1million.
    4. Trimmed capital spending by implementing a forklift lease program with full maintenance.
    5. Negotiated all commercial arrangements including price, delivery, quality, and service related to the assigned purchasing portfolio.
    6. Served as ISO-9000 site representative for the manufacturing sector.
    7. Purchased super user for the implementation of SAP Purchasing/Stores module.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BS In Procurement Networking

Plant Buyer Resume

Headline : Responsible for Originating accurate and completing records of all purchasing transactions in the plant and reviews efficiency and economy of the purchasing function on a current basis.

Skills : Buying Skills, Trimming Skills, Multitasking.

Description :

    1. Managed purchasing functions for the Memphis/Corporate site including the corporate facility, manufacturing facility, and product development facility with a total of 400 employees.
    2. Reduced disposal waste costs by implementing a Green disposal system saving $196,500.00 per year.
    3. Accomplished the purchase of futures natural gas saved $2.1million.
    4. Trimmed capital spending by implementing a forklift lease program with full maintenance.
    5. Negotiated all commercial arrangements including price, delivery, quality, and service related to the assigned purchasing portfolio.
    6. Served as ISO-9000 site representative for the manufacturing sector.
    7. Researched competitors and source new vendors.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED