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A full time purchasing agent position in Austin, TX or Washington DC, VA, NC, FL and TN area.

Purchasing

About Me

Industry:

Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail

Occupation:

Purchasing
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

Yes

Work Experiences

9/2008 - 12/2008

Grace College

Individual Contributor

  • Develop and teach university level coursework in introductory Mandarin

9/2006 - 7/2008

International School of Winterthur

Individual Contributor

  • Develop and teach Mandarin class to international MYP and PYP students

2/1998 - 10/1999

TeleSystems International Corp.

Manager

  • • Vendor Development. Develop professional relationships with leading vendors in making cooperative decisions to meet tight deadlines. • Vendor Management. Interaction and coordination among various vendor evaluation and vendor rationalization; improvement in supplier performance through process and system audit at suppliers end in co-ordination with Receipt Quality Assurance; implement vendor ratings; creating competition among vendors; enhancing the profit of the company. • Daily communication with various teams as well as vendors to ensure the complete cycle of project execution is completed smoothly and improve on-time delivery. • Cost Saving and Consumables Inventory control through coordinated efforts. • Handle purchasing function of direct and indirect raw material with vendors/ suppliers spread throughout the U.S.A & abroad; hence required strict follow-up with them to achieve on-time delivery at right price by keeping very close coordination with production department to control and minimize the inventory. • Material Planning and Logistics (MP and L), Material Management, including planning, procurement and control, such as monitoring all purchases, vendor development and subcontracts, coordination between contractors and suppliers and Accounting Department. • Complete control of imports, including sourcing, negotiation, placing orders, appointing freight forwarders, liaison with all allied agencies and documentation. • Lead cost savings activities associated with freight forwarding, shipping, customs clearance (along with Sourcing). • Coordinated approval process for major purchases (> $10,000) in conjunction with other department administrators. • Coordinated with accounting department for accounts receivable and payable • Maintained departmental procurement policy and procedure manual and recorded databases.

10/1994 - 2/1998

Glocom Corporation

Manager

  • • Planning, negotiation, purchasing and ensuring on-time deliveries • Supervise receiving, shipping, quality control, inventory and bookkeeping associated with procurement and department funds in support of production department and accounting department • Monitored budgets for expenditure appropriateness and sufficiency of funds • Served as principle resource for company policies and procedures • Assisted staff by coordinating comprehensive departmental purchasing activities • Served as primary point of contact and liaison with vendors for orders, bids, specifications, tracking; maintained documentation and performed other related transactions • Generated reports • Participated in company ISO 9001 application associated with procurement and inventory control functions. • Implemented purchases by procuring materials directly from manufacturers and certified suppliers who maintain the quality of materials at best and lowest over all price. • Achieved the maximum credit period for the company. • Review requisitions and specifications to obtain competitive quotations from vendors; prepare, tabulate and analyze bids to determine lowest and best bidders; prepare and place purchase orders; keep file of vendors to whom bids have been sent, and record proper documentation. • Establish good working relationships with vendors through personal and telephone contact; discuss and resolve problems regarding delayed delivery dates. Return damaged or incorrect items to vendors and implemented necessary paperwork for credit. • Respond to employee requests, inquiries and problems regarding uniform issuance, office supplies, repair services, or costs of items. Respond to requests for pickup and delivery of supplies. • Make studies and collect data on current market conditions to keep informed of market trends; interview salesmen regarding ordering of supplies. • Vendor development and exploring the domestic and international market for same products with required specifications but with a lower price. • Check prices and approve invoices on purchase orders; schedule delivery dates; follow up on delayed deliveries. • Assist in training of personnel.

Education

2007

Certification Degree

Beijing Language and Culture University

  • Certificate Teacher of Chinese as a Foreign Language

2004

Certification Degree

Fudan University

  • Certificate Teacher of Chinese as a Foreign Language

1995

Certification Degree

Purchasing Concepts & Consulting

  • Achievement Award for Purchasing I

1995

Certification Degree

Purchasing Concepts & Consulting

  • Achievement Award for Purchasing II

1995

Certification Degree

American Management Association

  • Warehouse Supervisors

1987

Bachelor Degree

Zhongshan University

  • Japanese Language and Literacy

1986

Certification Degree

The Japan Foundation & Assoc. of International Educ. Japan

  • Japanese Language Proficiency

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