Purchasing Associate Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Seeking a Purchasing Associate position in a stable company where I can use my skills to benefit the company.

Summary Skills

Admirable purchasing experience in manufacturing industry

Skilled in improving Procurement performance by utilizing and understanding best practice

Expert in examining operations, formulating policy, and developing new strategies and procedures

Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers and company cross-functional departments

Ability to assess contract compliance and improve participation

Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel) and internet searching

Strong analytical, technical and problem solving skills

Outstanding communications skills, written and oral

Ability to work independently and attention to detail

Strong negotiations skills and ability to maintain supplier relationship

Work Experience:

Purchasing Associate, August 2005 to till date

Planned Parenthood, Becker, MN

  • Tracked, Reported and Resolution Management of Invoice Referrals (Hold -Outs & Match Exceptions).
  • Assisted with the research and development of sourcing strategies.
  • Assisted with Supplier Management, Performance initiatives and purchasing policy compliance (Sourcing Justifications).
  • Supported the administrations of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives such as Supplier Diversity and Sustainability.

Purchasing Associate, May 2000 to July 2005

MC Appliance Corp, Becker, MN

  • Followed-up with suppliers confirming scheduled delivery dates and lead time.
  • Developed and maintained supplier relationship.
  • Requested and negotiate quotes for products and services.
  • Provided ERP training to new hires.
  • Maintained purchasing and contracted metrics for optimal improvement.
  • Reviewed and closed the open purchase orders on a monthly basis.


Associate Degree in Business, Southern Wesleyan University, South Carolina, SC