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RssProfessional Purchasing Manager

I passionately wish to secure longstanding employment with a company that will allow use of my personal and technical strengths to their fullest capacity, in order to meet and exceed all goals of that company.

Purchasing Agent

About Me


Manufacturing & Production


Purchasing Agent


•Graduated with a 3.98 Summa cum Laude while working three jobs and caring for my small child.• Successfully established new marine navigation vendor accounts and relationships. •Negotiated pricing based on annual purchase activity. •Sourced shipping alternatives to cut costs. •Reduced cost of select, regularly used installation materials by 50%. •Reorganized stockroom to facilitate inventory control, receiving and shipping. •Rewrote exchange server folder system for large megayacht sales company. •Authored four chapters of employee manual. •Conducted preliminary sales tax audit for two companies reducing tax responsibility to minimal obligation. •Created a cohesive, team-spirited environment for all purchasing and stockroom personnel. •Trained, supervised and evaluated staff, coached improvement management skills. •Successfully refined and implemented new projects. •Worked closely with coworkers to insure accuracy and timeliness of their own.

Ideal Companies:

Furuno, Raymarine, any aviation navigation leader.

Education level:


Will Relocate:


Work Experiences

6/2006 - 2/2009

High Seas Technology


  • Purchasing manager for a 200 employee marine electronics installation company with (10) locations Nationwide; Purchasing of all materials and equipment for all installation/service jobs; Knowledge of navigation electronics, audio visual and computer systems; Inventory control; Purchase order preparation via an IBM AS400 currently running Mapics software; Vendor and internal customer service; Negotiation of all dealer pricing; Research and analysis of trends/products/pricing; Closing of all installation jobs for invoicing; Supervision of receiving department; Analysis of past due purchase orders; Tracking of un-received equipment/materials; Establishing and maintaining all employee and vendor relationships; Supervision of High Seas stockroom personnel; Researching equipment availability via the Internet; Ebay management for equipment not marked for resale; Customer order management and related change orders; Responsible for placing equipment that is marked for return and subject to restocking fees; Boat show display preparation and submission of all incentive program forms; All purchasing department office detail, including correspondence preparation and filing; All stockroom functions.

1/2004 - 3/2006

Advantech Marine Services, Inc.


  • Co-owned home-based marine repair company, with responsibilities including: Scheduling of maintenance/repairs of vessels; Advertising and promotion through local yacht brokerages and yacht events; Full accounting detail for business and personal accounts; Preparation of tax documentation; Calculation and payment of Florida Sales Tax; Purchasing of repair/installation materials; Payroll.

8/2003 - 1/2005

Westport Yacht Sales


  • Overseeing (4) assistants in their daily work detail, training, preparation/supervision/completion of all closings; Personally assisting (2) top-producing yacht brokers in preparation of closing documentation; Yacht marketing and ad preparation; New boat construction and brokerage contracts through closing; Photo editing, proposal and presentation preparation; Document/correspondence preparation for sales and customer relations; Client lead follow-up; Expense account maintenance for all listings; Vessel listing specifications from walk-through through input; Boat show and event preparation/participation; Full administrative detail.