Commodity Specialist Resume

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Virginia Fairbanks

132 Quincy Street

Philadelphia, PA 19108



Job Objective Looking for a position as a Commodity Specialist within the company. Hope to bring years of technical experience and managerial skills to the table to help your company advance.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Huge experience in commodity purchasing and supply chain management
  • In-depth knowledge of products purchased, good purchasing practices and policies
  • Sound knowledge of suppliers’ manufacturing processes and materials
  • Thorough knowledge of Procurement processes, and LEAN manufacturing
  • Proficient in ERP system, SAP, Photoshop and MS Office suite
  • Uncommon ability to function well in a rapid paced, multi-task environment
  • Outstanding ability to prepare comprehensive reports, contracts and presentations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and negotiating skills

Work Experience:

Commodity Specialist, May 2006 – Present

Janus Capital Group, Philadelphia, PA

  • Analyzed quotations received, selected and recommended suppliers, scheduled deliveries.
  • Assisted with managing and tracking assets to maintain inventory at planned levels.
  • Provided product pricing and availability information to internal customers.
  • Maintained, evaluated and developed new sources of supply to ensure availability of material demand.
  • Managed preventative and expediting program to ensure on-time deliveries and took corrective actions on delayed items.
  • Developed necessary records and files for efficient operations.

Commodity Specialist, March 2003 – April 2006

MKS Instruments Inc, Philadelphia, PA

  • Identified market trends and evaluated departmental procedures.
  • Negotiated contracts for the purchase of materials and services.
  • Obtained and evaluated quotations, placed orders, and ensured timely delivery.
  • Maintained and updated purchase orders database.
  • Evaluated and determined additional sources of supply.


Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Mgt., Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

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