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Accomplished management leader with a strong background in purchasing and vendor relations.
Proven track record of negotiating with suppliers to secure goods and services at favorable prices.
Outstanding communication skills to lead and train a team of associates to maximize their potential.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; QuickBooks; Workday; IRMA; and DataMonster software.
Purchasing Vendor Relations/Negotiations Problem Solving
Profit and Loss Team Leadership/Training Billing/Collections
Whole Foods Market June 2007-Present
Seafood Specialty & Culinary Team Leader (May 2014-Present)
Demonstrate strong leadership skills while managing 45 employees, including supervisors.
Monitor profit and loss and margins by adhering to budget parameters related to labor and purchasing.
Manage monthly inventory and ensure team members comply with food and safety standards.
Seafood Supervisor, Assistant Team Leader & Team Leader (June 2007-May 2014)
Earned Regional Superstar honors in 2008 for exceptional team leadership.
Communicated effectively with vendors to order products and maintain current inventory and cost levels.
Trained, mentored and coached team members on best practices of operations.
Pocket Full of Posies, Inc. Sept. 2003-May 2007
Prepared taxes and administered payroll and vendor payments using QuickBooks and Microsoft Office.
Played an integral role helping to launch and maintain the company website.
University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center Dec. 2002-Aug. 2003
Catering Coordinator, Sodexho Food Services
Spearheaded implementation of a new computerized/email catering system.
Marriott International Feb. 1989-Dec. 2002
Customer Service Supervisor, Distribution Services (May 2002-Dec. 2002)
Led two customer service representatives serving 600 clientele over the telephone with placing orders.
Worked with department management colleagues to ensure customers received their orders and resolved any invoicing, credit or billing discrepancies.
Inventory Specialist, Distribution Services (June 2001-May 2002)
Built and maintain relationships with vendors to order Boston Market produce, as well as fresh ham, turkey and chicken, plus products with limited shelf life.
Ensured vendors were paid for their service and resolved any billing issues in a timely manner.
Marketing Coordinator, Distribution Services (Feb. 1993-June 2001)
Contributed to a newsletter; maintaining a customer database; and supporting new item requests.
Perishable Buyer/Food Production Manager, Cambridge Marriott (Feb. 1989-1993)
Purchased food and other goods on behalf of the local hotel and its restaurant.
Whole Foods Market
Completed Management Training, Marriott International
Microsoft Office Training
First Aid Certified, American Red Cross
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