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Radica R.

Buyer/Procurement Officer
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Last activity May, 06, 2022 10:47 AM
Industry: Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain, Port of Spain
  • Overview

    Resourceful Purchasing Officer with 10 years of extensive experience and successful track record in procurement and logistics. Organized and effective professional well-versed in using proven methods and cutting-edge technology to streamline operations, increase productivity and cut costs. Dedicated to strengthening and maintaining vendor relations through outstanding communication and human relations skills.

Highlights

Total Work Experience :

10 Year(s)


Experience as a freelancer :

1 Year(s)


Total Experience in Procurement :

10 Year(s)


Languages with Professional working proficiency level :

English

Countries i can cover :

Trinidad and Tobago - United States

Relevant Procurement Functional Skill/Categories
Sourcing/Category Management 8 year(s)
Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products
Published Products
Furniture and Furnishings
Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Manufacturing Components and Supplies
Electronic Components and Supplies
Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
Service Industry Machinery and Equipment and Supplies
Food Beverage and Tobacco Products
Education
  • Diploma2021-10-01 to 2022-04-01

    Procurement and Supply
    CIPS

Certifications
Professional certifications :Udemy – International Supply Chain Masters Procurement Management – Job Training Course Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) 2022 Diploma in Procurement & Supply
Other certifications :Udemy Google Sheets Certification Training Udemy HubSpot CRM Essentials Omardeen's School of Accounting Certified Accounting Technician CAT Level 1 Trinizuela Technical & Vocational College 09/2004 Diploma - City & Guilds (London) Technician Diploma in Information Processing
Past Experiences
  • Amalgamated Security Services Ltd (ASSL) | Security and Investigations

    2019-05-01 To 2019-09-01

    Procurement Officer

    • Negotiated policies and contracts with vendors to achieve optimal pricing and consistent availability.

    • Adjusted procedures as needed to maximize department effectiveness.

    • Evaluated current and potential suppliers for their ability to meet the company's requirements for purchasing and also tendering purposes

    • Ordered and requisitioned the required goods or services and established delivery timeframes.

    • Liaised with vendors to sort out discrepancies between invoices and purchase orders

    • Processed approved requisitions from all ASSL Departments and Divisions on Sage 50 (Peachtree) software

    • Reconciled supplier statement with customer ledger statement

    • These included requisitions for ASSL Fleet (tyres, batteries, repairs, parts etc)

    • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.

    • Maintained an updated comprehensive vendors listing

    • Reviewed proposals, qualified vendors and recommended optimal suppliers.

    • Determined lowest possible cost, factoring in quality and reliability and negotiated favorable contracts.

    • Purchased new products and oversaw inventory stocking and availability.

    • Sourced vendors, built relationships and negotiated prices.

    • Coordinated paperwork, updated spreadsheets and maintained permanent records.

    • Received inbound phone calls from store managers and facility management associates, creating work orders and purchase orders to replace faulty or unsafe equipment or conditions.


  • Gaffoor's Bakery Ltd - Purchasing Officer 08/2009 - 02/2019 | Food Production

    2009-08-01 To 2019-02-01

    Purchasing Officer


    • Negotiated policies and contracts with vendors to achieve optimal pricing and consistent availability.

    • Implemented policies to reduce cost and eliminate waste.

    • Reviewed order updates to identify best practices aligned with corporate goals.

    • Managed the company's social media page.

    • Formulated supply and delivery schedules.

    • Prepared suppliers contract requiring management's approval.

    • Sourced goods and services for all departments to maintain optimum function.

    • Was responsible for the upkeep and maintaining of the company's fleet of vehicles.

    • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.

    • Reviewed proposals, qualified vendors and recommended optimal suppliers.

    • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs and negotiated prices to maintain profit margins.

    • Determined lowest possible cost, factoring in quality and reliability and negotiated favorable contracts.

    • Established clear lines of communication between business and clients.

    • Sourced vendors, built relationships and negotiated prices.

    • Solved diverse supply chain problems involving numerous sources, logistics and scheduling factors.

    • Coordinated paperwork, updated spreadsheets and maintained permanent records.

    • Devised and executed annual purchasing plans and contracts.

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