Extensive experience in preparing bids and lease finance bids in both the government and private industry.
Multi-task oriented with excellent communication, organizational, time management and project management skills.
Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with vendors and key personnel.
Excellent follow-up skills.
Work effectively independently and in a team environment.
Working knowledge of basic purchasing principles, law and legal terms.
Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
Superior Performance Awards: •••••
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BA Business Administration and Management September ••••• Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida
AS Business August ••••• Richard Bland College of William and Mary, Petersburg, Virginia
Certificate of Completion in Bottom-Line Buying, Essentials of Purchasing, Quality Sourcing and Logistics, Legal Aspects of Purchasing and Breach of Contract, and Contract Claims (•••••)
McKissack and McKissack, Arlington, Virginia May •••••Present
Manage correspondence flow and time frames on the resolution of contract change requests, modifications, and claims. Review incoming correspondence from contractors to determine what action is required. Prepare contract modifications.
Provide status updates to the Contract Manager on pending contract actions. Process pay requests and reconcile accounts in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations. Verify payrolls in compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act. Conduct bid openings to determine the low bidder. Compose contractual correspondence relating to negotiations, modifications and invoices. Notify Contract Manager and/or Director of Contracts of any potential delays in processing contract actions. Perform contract closeouts in accordance to the FAR. Enter Requests for Proposals into the Federal Business Opportunities website. Research new architects and general contractors using PRONET and the Central Contractors Register.
The Leather Center, Carrollton, Texas September •••••December •••••
Managed lease agreements to ensure equipment was properly maintained. Processed and managed raw material requisitions using an electronic purchase order system. (Novell) Notified the Director of any potential delays regarding receipt of orders. Prepared, issued and analyzed bid proposals for capital equipment to be used by corporate personnel and within showroom stores. Interviewed vendor representatives and attended presentations to obtain background information on companies/equipment. Reconciled month-end inventory to verify material on-hand.
JCPenney Company Inc., Plano, Texas November •••••September •••••
Managed and maintained a lease database which detailed the portfolio of leasing clients in excess of $1M and performed daily reconciliation of leasing data to ensure accuracy. Prepared, issued and analyzed lease finance bid proposals to various suppliers for JCPenney and its subsidiaries in order to achieve the most sufficient pricing schedule. Coordinated and negotiated new leases, renewal of existing leases, purchases, and lease-ending options. Ensured proper invoicing procedures and prepared monthly reports for leasing clients in order to communicate the expiration date of leased equipment.
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Procurement Technician •••••
Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia July •••••June •••••
Solicited bids for various government facilities in order to obtain storage racks which were used to maintain governmental supplies. Maintained all documentation pertaining to the bid/contract for retrieval purposes in order to resolve any issues subsequent to installation and thereafter. Researched and resolved payment problems as they related to vendor inquiries and concerns. Communicated the final nature of solicited bids and awards to senior management.
Lead Procurement Clerk
Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia April •••••July •••••
Maintained time and attendance records for area employees to ensure proper leave input and leave balances. Filed, copied and maintained purchase requests to be referenced by buyers during the solicitation/award process. Prepared status reports in a timely manner to track aging of purchase requests.
Software Applications: Word Processor, Database (Access), Web Based reporting tools, SAP (Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing)
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows •••••/ Windows XP
*References available upon request