Dana L

Purchasing Agent - 20 Years of Experience - Near 46528


Purchasing Agent


Goshen, IN

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Summary of Qualifications Experienced and goal oriented professional with a track record of consistently meeting and exceeding established goals and objectives related to product sales, distribution and product materials management. Excellent leadership and communication skills. Natural ability in building relationships inside and outside of the organization. Effectively negotiating and effectively managing inventories. Extensive knowledge of purchasing and production management. Purchasing experience includes procurement for public shuttle busses, multi-purpose vehicles, Specialty Vehicles, ambulances, limousine buses and window manufacturing companies. In addition to facilities, grounds, maintenance procurement. Experienced in software of Visual Mfg, AS-400, Quickbooks Accomplishments: Reduced cost of total purchases by minimum of 1/3. Review all Vendor purchases, performance and terms. Part numbering process. Purchasing Manager: Responsibilities include: *Vendor Research *Vendor Relations *Cost Reductions *New and current part sourcing *Inventory Management *Responsible for 2 buyers *Receiving with 4 receivers *Facility, Maintenance Purchases *Plant Organization SJC Industries/ Goshen Coach. Elkhart, In August 2012 to 2014 Manufacturer of Ambulances and Shuttle Busses / Specialty Vehicles Accomplishments: Organize and setup processes and procedures. Have been instrumental in cutting part cost, on some parts more than half. 3 top goals had been to: 1) Build Vendor relationships 2) Reduce part cost 3) Stop costly production shortages. Purchasing Manager: Responsibilities Include: *Vendor Research *Vendor Relations *Part Sourcing *Price Negotiating *Inventory Control *Plant Organization *Responsible for 4 Buyers *Receiving Accomplishments: Consistently lowered parts costs by setting personal goals, far exceeding expectations. Made an over $120,000 yearly cost savings in 3 months. Purchasing Manager/Agent: Responsibilities Include: *Vendor Research *Vendor Relations *Part Sourcing *Price Negotiating *Sales Order Review/Approval prior to Releasing to Production *New Product Development working in direct correlation with engineering and sales.* *Inventory Management *Responsible for 5 buyers/Cycle Counters Turtle Top Specialty Products. New Paris, In 1998 to 2007 Manufacturer of Shuttle Busses/ Specialty Vehicles





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