Purchasing Manager Senior Buyer in Philadelphia PA Resume Lisa Hoffmeister by LisaHoffmeister

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									LISA C. HOFFMEISTER
                                   Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054 ▪ 856.912.3080 ▪ lchoffmeister@comcast.net


                      ~ SENIOR BUYER/PLANNER/PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST ~

P R O F I LE

Dedicated and driven purchasing professional with over 20 years of experience in competitive bidding,
equipment procurement, and vendor negotiations. Energetic team-player with proven track record in
reducing costs, improving supply logistics, and completing projects on time and within budget.

CORE COMPETENCIES

         Bid Analysis and Preparation                        Order Placement and Expediting
         Vendor Negotiations                                 Project Management
         Comparative Cost Analysis                           Supplier Identification and Management
         Value Engineering                                   Demand Forecasting
         Contract Change Orders                              Blanket Orders/Bulk Purchasing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Thomas United — Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Purchasing Manager, Senior Buyer for Revel Casino Project                            June 2011-May 2012

  Executed and managed purchasing activities of restaurant equipment for a new 130,000-square-
   foot casino, which included 17 full-service kitchens with $6M budget
  Verified and approved all invoices for payment
  Prepared Change Orders for approval and execution
  Tracked, expedited, and scheduled shipments
  Arranged start-up of equipment at job site, managed warranty issues to ensure complete customer
   satisfaction

Consultant/Contract Work                                                               Dec 2009-Aug 2010

  Served as buyer/expeditor tasked to forecast and order materials to meet existing and anticipated
   demands using MRP models; accurately processed and expedited the requisition of items for two
   ISO 9000 Certified manufacturing plants (GGB Bearings — Thorofare, NJ)
  Functioned as office assistant with full responsibility in handling collections and processing state
   and federal tax returns (Bernhard Tax Service — Ewing, NJ)

Lynch Exhibits — Burlington, NJ                                                        Jan 2008-Feb 2009
Purchasing Manager

  Managed the sourcing and procurement of materials for union carpentry and electronics shop
  Performed demand forecasting and consistently maintained appropriate stock levels of materials to
   ensure well-run operations, without interruption
  Administered vendor negotiations and establishment of rebate programs
  Saved the company more than $10K annually by creating a “tax-free” status with retail vendors



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LISA C. HOFFMEISTER
                                            Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054 ▪ 856.912.3080 ▪ lchoffmeister@comcast.net


RPI Industries, Inc — Medford, NJ
Account Manager / Project Manager                                                               Jul 2006-Aug 2007

  Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills in handling VIP accounts along
   with 20 to 30 projects simultaneously
  Coordinated the manufacture of custom goods, delivery, set-up, and fulfillment of punch lists
  Implemented faster turnaround times for all correspondence: Quotes, RFIs and shop drawing
   revisions and approvals

Aramark — Philadelphia, PA
Procurement Specialist                                                                         Mar 1999-May 2006

  Administered the procurement of materials valued at $3M on an annual basis
  Provided functional oversight to combined projects with a total value of more than $20M annually
  Increased profit margin by championing project pricing with vendors
  Managed the sourcing of alternate vendors for pricing leverage as well as expedited lead times
  Maintained streamlined operations by coordinating functions relating to warehousing, shipping, off-
   loading and setting-in-place of equipment and furniture
  Handled the preparation of all necessary documents for contract biddings, to include legal and
   insurance reviews and bid bonds
  Successfully recruited three employees to Aramark.

E AR LI E R C AR E E R

Bunzl/Marstan Industries — Philadelphia, PA
Equipment Buyer                                                                                 Aug 1995-Feb 1999

Edward Don & Company — Mount Laurel, NJ
Equipment Buyer                                                                                 Jul 1992-Aug 1995

E D U C AT I O N AN D O T H E R C R E D E N T I AL S

Bachelor of Science in Management / Marketing ▪ Rutgers University School of Business — Camden, NJ
Associate of Science in Business Administration ▪ Burlington County College — Pemberton, NJ

        Participated at Restaurant Equipment Trade Shows in New York City, Chicago, Anaheim and
         Orlando (ARAMARK)
        Attended Training Seminars at Caddy Corporation, True Manufacturing, and
         Vulcan/Wolf/Berkel factories (ARAMARK)

ACTIVITIES

Aqua Fit Instructor ▪ LA Fitness — Mount Laurel, NJ (May 2006-Present)

T E C H N I C A L S U M M AR Y

Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel), MS400 Purchasing Program and AutoQuotes
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