Manage Purchasing Department.
Brooks Tropicals, LLC, Homestead, FL May 2009 – October 2009
? Managed non-fruit purchases for growing, treating and packaging of tropical fruits.
? Implemented inventory control procedures and managed current warehouse facility
? Negotiated improved pricing and payment terms with suppliers of all products used
? Established expediting procedures for all orders.
Blue Leaf Hospitality, Miami FL Jan 2008 – April 2009
? Purchased for furniture manufacturer servicing luxury hospitality market.
? Included both domestic and international purchases from Phillipines, Slovenia, China and Spain.
? Communicated with both domestic and international vendors at every stage of order process for optimum results.
? Reviewed shop drawings for accuracy in manufacturing.
? Tracked and expedited orders from overseas factories.
? Coordinated and scheduled deliveries to properties across the United States.
Cheeca Lodge, Islamorada, FL Sept 2006 – Sept 2007
? Centralized the purchases of all departments for this four diamond luxury resort, which includes hotel, condo units, spa and three restaurants, ranging from fine dining to casual.
? Negotiated 2007 contracts with vendors to insure competitive and stable pricing; worked with vendors to improve agreements established prior to my employment.
? Established ordering systems for individual outlets and departments. Assisted in inventory control and purchasing procedures.
? Created and implemented new purchasing policies and procedures.
WaterColor Resorts, Santa Rosa Beach, FL Oct 2003 – Sept 2006
Manager – Resort Purchasing
? Initiated a centralized purchasing system streamlining and combining the purchases of multiple outlets. The outlets include a luxury boutique inn, restaurants, health club facilities, condominiums, the Camp Creek golf course, and the upscale rental homes of WaterColor.
? Opened new warehouse facility; began inventory management system and warehouse address system.
? Created new requisition, inventory and purchasing processes.
? Built new relationships with broad selection of vendors, introducing vendors to the company and the potential business opportunities. Established annual pricing agreements with the introduction of quality, service and price selection criteria. Fostered a competitive environment among suppliers.
Hilton,Inc. dba Paradise Found Resorts, Panama City Beach, FL Feb 1991 – Oct 2003
Director of Purchasing
? Initiated a centralized purchasing system harnessing the buying power of six hotels to bring about a strong purchasing group. Created a hospitality specific inventory control system which continues to assist the hotels in recognition and description of needs.
? Identified and selected suppliers through negotiations and competitive bidding. Responsible for purchase of Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment; Operating Supplies; maintenance and repair products and services for six hotels. Managed purchasing and warehouse staff; overseeing the procurement process from RFQ to distribution of goods. Managed warehouse facility where goods are delivered, stored, inventoried, and distributed.
? Responsible for the management of supplier relationships. Negotiated contracts for purchase of products and services. Worked extensively with utility companies to insure proper billing. Audited utility bills regularly and was very successful in finding errors and receiving appropriate credits. Established many long term partnerships with local and national companies.
? Responsible for the purchase of all printed materials for the six hotels. This included marketing collateral such as brochures and postcards as well as forms and documents for internal use.
? Assisted hotel management in meeting franchise quality excellence standards for Holiday Inn Select, Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, Ramada Limited, Days Inn and Best Westerns.
? Experienced in the planning and coordination of property renovations including extensive hurricane repair projects.
? Managed and assisted with various projects such as the examination and revision of proposed quality excellence standards for the Holiday Inn Selects and Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts; the reporting of marketing fluctuations and trends to upper management; chairing of Y2K Committee; and working to encourage state legislators to support bills affecting the hospitality industry.
Certified Purchasing Manager, 2001
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