Senior Purchasing Manager

Maria J. Navarro
932 Jacobs Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 300-8286

Professional Qualifications

Senior Purchasing Manager with two decades of excellence in procurement and  materials planning and development.
• Excellent communication skills with ability to negotiate best prices.
• Able to produce results in deadline-driven environments
• Hardworking and reliable.
• Proven ability to surpass objectives.

Demonstrated track record of locating and procuring materials and supplies for the best prices.

Skilled negotiator with ability to cultivate positive vendor/supplier relationships.
Professional Experience

Gello Laboratories, Inc, Pittsburgh, PA

1998 – Present
Senior Purchasing Agent
Manage purchasing of raw and finished materials for manufacturing corporation. Oversee contract negotiations and vendor relations.
• Use competitive bidding to save company 30% annually.
• Balance needs of quality and cost.
• Worked closely with the graphics department to print catalog at competitive rate.
• Streamlined office staff saving company 40% while maintaining productivity levels.

Reel Realty, Pittsburgh, PA

1992 – 1998
Sales Associate
• Marketed and sold products.
• Conducted detailed market research to price accurately.
• Developed creative marketing plans and strategies.

Hexagon Utilities of PA, Pittsburgh, PA

1979 – 1992
Supervisor of Fuel Procurement & Supply Department

Hexagon Utilities of PA, Pittsburgh, PA

1977 – 1979
Order Analyst

Hexagon Utilities of PA, Pittsburgh, PA

1968 – 1977
Meter Manager

Hexagon Utilities of PA, Pittsburgh, PA

1967 – 1968
Meter Reader


Pittsburgh College, Pittsburgh, PA

A.A., Business Administration

Pittsburgh College, Pittsburgh, PA

Continuing Education

Hexagon Utilities of PA, Pittsburgh, PA

Middle Management Development Program
Negotiation Training Seminar
Decision Analysis Seminar


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