Expertise in long term and short term vendor negotiations, resulting in the company saving 12% annually in purchases. Launched new methods of packaging and production on the powder coating system to save 15% on labor costs. Buying for new store launch and multi facility locations for domestic/import buying, maintaining 100% on time deliveries to all customers. Accomplished in aspects of inventory tracking, MRO, EDI reordering, ordering history, and competitive pricing. Hands-on manager with skills in supervising and coaching buying staff.