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Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

255 Crescent St. | Xxxxxx, XXXXXX xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx |


Profile of Qualifications

Purchasing | Strategic Planning | Inventory Control | Lean Manufacturing Principles | Food Service

Medical Device Industry | Sourcing Methods | Supplier Contracts | Cost Strategies | Critical Thinking

Supplier Partnerships | Negotiation | Spend Analysis | Quality Assurance | Documentation Control

QAD | J.D. Edwards | TRM | Sunny | Agile Software | Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Word)

Driven, capable Supply Chain professional with 25 years of progressive experience, paired with a notable history of relevant professional development. Passionate and self-driven with a propensity to learn swiftly and utilize strong attention to detail. Achiever of organizational objectives in both team and independent contributor capacities. Successful at negotiating tenaciously to deliver consistent, lucrative results. Seeking a Senior Buyer role that will allow for use of skills, as well as offer opportunities for growth.


Selected Highlights

  Play a key role in positively contributing to company profit specifically related to finished goods, indirect materials, packaging, raw materials, capital equipment, liquid/shell eggs and other ingredients

  Also an expert in cooking instructions, external services, as well as both cleaning and office supplies

  Maintained 98.1% of purchased items at or above the targeted inventory levels in 2015 while experiencing over 15% revenue growth

  Bolstered purchasing cost cuts in 2015 for the company by 220%; garnered $447K in savings with a target of $200K; done by negotiating improved contracts, executing rebate programs and carefully tracing market trends

  Exceeded cost reduction objectives in 2014 by 180%; saved $550K against a target of $300K by commencing contracts and providing forecasts to suppliers

  Developed positive, mutually beneficial working relationships with suppliers and customers

  Honored with the Quality Achiever Award in 1993, 1999 and 2007

  Served as an integral team member in achieving the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award in 1999 and 2007


Experiential Background

Vascular Solutions, Inc. | Senior Purchasing Buyer 2011 2016

  Managed supply chain functions by purchasing domestic and globally-sources finished goods, raw materials, packaging supplies and procedure packs for a successful medical device company

  Researched, chose and assessed suppliers based on price, quality levels, service delivery reputation, reliability levels, as well as both production and distribution capabilities to keep plants running effectually

  Originated accurate purchase orders, secured bids, and negotiated contracts; aimed to decrease product costs and adhered to company objectives in doing so

  Established and maintained satisfactory safety stock levels to meet production demand in a timely manner

  Maintained perfectly-portioned inventories to reduce plant warehouse space; successfully saved company revenue

  Leveraged Kanban system and blanket purchase orders to conquer space constraints and achieve zero stock outs

  Analyzed and tracked contract performance to comply with contract obligations and ascertain any need for modifications

  Watched over shipments to ensure that goods arrived on time and resolved problems e.g. undelivered goods or defective materials; allowed plants to run seamlessly without interruptions


Michael Foods Inc. (Northern Star Company) | Purchasing Supervisor 2009 2010

  Led purchasing, inventory control and receiving by planning and managing operations for direct production materials for two plants within the potato business unit for the company

  Supervised and guided a driven and focused team of eight in the areas of purchasing, inventory control and warehousing

  Led and actively delivered support service to drive price and productivity improvement efforts

  Drove and maintained cycle counting, physical inventory management, accounting and reconciliation processes

  Maintained precise receiving processes for all incoming shipments, ingredients, maintenance and other items received and purchased across both facilities

  Tactically sourced suppliers; devised proposals, acquired bids and negotiated contract terms, as well as launched supplier scorecards by commodity

  Stayed directly involved with operations to minimize the amount of production challenges

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Michael Foods Inc. (Northern Star Company) | Purchasing Supervisor Continued

  Was pivotal in creating and managing a precise delivery schedule that included advanced notification of delivery and receipt of a Certificate of Analysis for all incoming shipments

  Was an active member of the Ingredients Work Stream Committee; saw a Cost Savings goal of $2.8M vs. $3M actual

  Participated on the Packaging Work Stream Committee; realized a Cost Savings goal of $2M vs. $3.2M actual

  Engaged in operations for the Batch Management, TRM and Procurement Streamline Materials Committee as well


Cargill Kitchen Solutions | Purchasing Administrator 1993 2009

  Directed procurement by purchasing, managing and negotiating shell and liquid eggs, packaging items, ingredients, capital equipment and cooking instructions across six plants for Cargill s egg business unit

  Stayed apprised of emerging market trends in order to achieve continuous price reductions and stay competitive

  Worked collaboratively to implement supplier scorecards used to monitor performance

  Prepared accurate purchase orders, solicited bidding proposals and evaluated requisitions for goods and services

  Aided in the design, introduction and maintenance of six Complaint Access Databases and four Approved Supplier Databases using Microsoft Access

  Dually sourced suppliers to reduce downtime; founded business relationships by visiting suppliers and their respective distribution centers to learn more about their product, service and price offerings

  Promoted within company due to demonstration of exceptional and unwavering leadership capabilities


Education & Credentials


Completed Courses, General Studies and Business, North Hennepin Community College

Certificate, Reasonable Suspicion & Accident Testing Training, Michael Foods

Member, Women of Today

Also served in local, district and state leadership positions for 10 years


Completed Trainings


Effective Speaking | Effective Writing | Purchasing, The Fundamentals | Time Management | Communicating Effectively Advanced Cost/Price Analysis | Negotiations | Supply Chain Management | Advanced Leadership Training | Agile Training

Purchasing Technique | Cost/Physical Inventory Control | Quality Management Control | Purchasing in Tomorrow s World













Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

255 Crescent St. | Xxxxxx, XXXXXX xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx |



March 19, 2018



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Dear [Hiring Agent Name],


I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a (INSERT TITLE OF TARGET POSITION) capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration. As demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include the following accomplishments:


  I bring to any role years of demonstrated practical expertise in Supply Chain operations, paired with over 25 years of related training and professional development. These experiences, both on the job and in seminars, have only served to sharpen and refine my skills over the years.


  As a professional, I play a crucial role in contributing to increases in company profit specifically related to finished goods, packaging, raw materials, equipment and other items.


  I thrive under pressure to surpass all expectations set before me. My prior experiences have helped me to achieve this. I feel well-prepared to tackle any innovative, challenging supply chain environment dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive services.


  I am highly comfortable in achieving success both as a team member and independently. I find that I interact well with individuals and groups at all levels by carefully utilizing my interpersonal skills to build lasting relationships with vendors, suppliers, colleagues, managers and other stakeholders at all levels.


  Outside of my career background, training and degree studies, I also am a member of the Women of Today and served in local, district and state leadership positions over the past 10 years


As an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.



Natalie Bergquist

Enc. Resume


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