Nathalie C

Buyer - 20 Years of Experience - Near 91006



Education Level:

Some College Units Completed

Will Relocate:



COVER LETTER: Dear Hiring Manager, It is with great interest that I am contacting you regarding the opportunity available within your organization. I have over 25 years of on-hand professional experience working in wholesale where as the Buyer I was responsible for all acquisitions purchased for resale exclusively. In addition to managing all allotments, I was known for the amount of hats I wore in order to get the job done and run a smooth operation. My background strengths consists of but not limited to working with multiple suppliers at one time, negotiating all product costs and return handling, allocating all units to customer base for distribution, monitoring sales efficiencies, strong knowledge with merchandising, schematics and achieving targeted sell-thru averages, selling programs, generating, reviewing and analyzing sales reports, increasing profit margins decreasing and eliminating shrinkage or slow moving product, RDA-Retail display allowance, working closely with the President of the company but most importantly assisting other departments as needed, being a team player comes natural, eliminating slow downs is key to having productive departments and providing help when it's needed provides efficient results for everyone. I strongly believe with my background, skills, strengths and motivations I am confident I can make a positive contribution to your company. I have always been regarded as a competent team member who is always prepared to go the extra mile, with the proven ability to remain focused and self-directed in a fast paced work environment, while dealing with conflicting demands, committed to the highest standards of work performance I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience, please contact me via phone or email to arrange a time and date for us to meet. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to speaking with you soon Sincerely, NATHALIE CARADEC NATHALIE CARADEC 3025 Doolittle Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 - 323-350-6271 - Buyer - 25 Years Experience SELF SUMMARY Motivated self starter. Natural ability to work independently. Experienced in the acquisitions process. Working with multiple suppliers on a daily basis. Strong multitasking skills. Managed large allotments for important chains such as 7-elevens, Circle K, Gelsons, Whole-foods. Monitored sales efficiencies. Adjusted inventory per retailer and working within fast paced environments. Able to grow positive relationships with clients and colleagues of all organizational levels. Both professionally and personally I am a hard worker, focused and dedicated in all that I do in addition I am naturally a loyal person, resulting in becoming a long term dedicated team player. OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position as a Buyer where I can utilize and contribute my 25 years of experience as well as continue to learn and enhance my skills as I carry out my duties efficiently. Bringing strong expertise in product research, bids and proposal management, in addition to information evaluation to minimize costs and maximize profits. Newsways Distribution Services Newsways is a magazine distributor servicing over 4,500 outlets, providing over 1500 different magazine titles to independent and chain retailers throughout California at wholesale. Buyer - Distribution Publications Manager April 1998 - January 2016 1324 Cypress Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065 NEWSWAYS DISTRIBUTION SERVICES * Responsible for all acquisitions and outsourcing of company services * Worked with numerous vendors/suppliers daily * Issued, entered and maintained purchase orders, cost negotiations, payment terms and return handling details * Pre received product to meet tie-line needs * Allocated product to dealer base, directed deliveries to meet production schedule requirements for main stream product while maintaining minimal on-hand inventories * Interfaced with suppliers to resolve quality control issues * Identified best assortment of merchandise for accounts, utilizing past and current sales history, comparative performances, class of trade and demographics to fit customer needs and requests * Consistently improved profit margins by conducting manual line by lines to improve efficiencies, analyzing product mix, sell-thru's and historical data on a per issue per title basis * Ran an algorithmic order regulation system daily * Tracked productivity weekly for replenishing outlets * Worked closely with supplier reps to ensure product has presence and is optimized within all marketplaces * Streamlined after hours communications with suppliers for last minute print orders to meet forecasted demand on quick turnaround subjects driven by media coverage * Handled and reviewed all solicitations received from vendors * Developed a friendly, professional relationship with suppliers for long term benefit * Attended annual convention PBAA, represented the firm, met with suppliers, networked and attended workshops * Maintained industry knowledge, researched and explored marketplace and category trends * Assisted the accounting department reconciling discrepancies related to receiving and shipping * Reviewed daily analysis reports to maximize sales opportunities and limit pre-mature returns * Monitored store inventory levels, verified ideal stock levels are consistently maintained to meet customer demand * Assisted with the preparation and implementation of formal bids to service large chains * Developed and handled company purchasing programs * Increased profit margins, maintained above national sales averages in addition to assigned targeted sales efficiencies on a per item basis * Established outstanding recognition from branded suppliers * Reviewed sales & productivity reports daily * Worked closely with both new product warehouse and returns * Monitored accuracy of received product, report, track and replace discrepancies within the allotted time frame with both freight carriers and suppliers in addition to company accounting department * Supervised assistants' responsibilities to ensure accomplishment of department goals and deadlines * Managed heavy email * Worked efficiently under pressure while maintaining attention to detail * Attended meetings * Worked closely with the President of the company and provided complete follow through on all aspects of responsibilities Buyer -Operations Manager April 1992 - April 1998 Burbank, CA EXPANSION SERVICES * Oversaw a team of 7 specialists * Negotiated contracts, costs, discounts and commissions with major airlines and hotel chains * Contracted blocks of rooms with major hotel chains * Facilitated allotments of seats with Mexicana and Aeromexico airlines * Oversaw travel agent commissions * Managed and led travel agents familiarization trips * Designed, produced and printed company brochures to aid travel agents selling to the consumer utilizing Corel draw and Print Deluxe software * Designed and placed promotional ad's with various newspapers * Industry computer system: Worldspan





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