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Kim-Cherie
kcherie13@gmail.com
561-962-5367
Maitland, FL 32751
Purchasing Specialist
20 years experience W2
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Summary

  • Results oriented, high energy Purchasing Professional with 20 years extensive and progressive Executive, Managerial, experience.
  • Providing effective department leadership develop and improving systemic operations creation and management of budgets and cost analysis plan and scope of work analysis regional and national vendor contract negotiations and contract management sub-contractor management bid analysis Scope of Work analysis and plan reading.
  • Areas of specialty include development and implementation of departmental, organizational and systemic improvement initiatives, asset allocation and managing complex tasks in competitive, time-sensitive environments.

SUMMARY OF SKILLS

  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Department Management & Team Development
  • Purchasing Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Construction Invoice Review / Job Cost Analysis
  • Management of AP and invoicing
  • Contract Negotiation both Private and Government
  • Bid Process / Residential & Commercial
  • Contract Negotiation & Management
  • DCC and General Conditions Budget Creation & Management
  • Specifications and SOW Management
  • Creation & Management of Option Masters and Retail Pricing
  • Option Margin Analysis and Management
  • Research, Pricing and Creation of Special Price Request for non-standard Options
  • Contract Closeout Analysis
  • Management and Stream Lining Purchasing Processes & Department Resources
  • Permitting Management & Processing
  • Base House Budget Creation for Plan & Community Development
  • EPO/VPO Management & Analysis for Cost Reduction
  • Plan design and collaboration with architects for developing floor plans
  • Payroll and HR administration

Software & ERP Experience

  • J.D. Edwards / BuildPro-SupplyPro
  • BuildTopia
  • Marks Systems ITK
  • Microsoft Office / Excel / Word / Powerpoint

Experience
President & Owner
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Jan 2019 - present
  • Own and operate business providing Outsource Construction Management, Purchasing & Permitting services to small residential home builders as well as private homeowners for their home renovation projects.
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Senior Purchasing Agent
Information Technology
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
  • Managed a section of building trades for single family homes in 8 different communities. Located and vetted new trades, budget analysis, contract negotiation and management.
  • Implemented Change Order process for plan changes to help cap the number of changes being made and not properly processed causing numerous issues in the field. Left to pursue own business.
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Purchasing Manager
Information Technology
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
  • Managed contracts and building cost for 19 communities comprised of both developments and scattered lot / fill in. Single-family production homes, product lines for entry-level first-time home buyers to second, and third time home buyers.
  • Managed contracts and pricing for over 250 active trade partners. Negotiation of State-Wide contracts for cost reduction and un-bundling of turnkey trades to self-supplied and labor contracts. Management of 2 direct reports.
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Director of Purchasing and Estimating
Information Technology
Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
  • Head of Purchasing for Infiniti Housing (renamed to Rey Homes) and Urban Perch.
  • Performing Permitting, Purchasing for multi-family and single-family building for Rey Homes in the community of Villa Sol in Kissimmee FL.
  • Performing Permitting, Purchasing and Construction Management for building of million-dollar custom homes for Urban Perch.
  • Liaison and Project Management for home donated to the Powell family in Heroes' Common in Orlando Florida.
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Purchasing Specialist
Information Technology
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Contract negotiation and hiring of all subcontractors for the Trilogy communities in both Groveland and Ocala.
  • Budget creation, maintenance and job cost analysis with a focus on maintaining profit margins for all plans.
  • Global reduction by 2% of all plan budgets attained.
  • Increased subcontractor base and developed all purchasing needs to new Trilogy community in Ocala.
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Purchasing Consultant
Information Technology
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Outsourced consultant to home building clients as part of a purchasing team. Job focus to clean up excessive options data base simplify option offerings.
  • Achieved major increase in margin profitability on options. Analysis of frequency reports to better stream line options offered to those that were selling and eliminating those that were not.
  • Job costing for custom options requested by customers and creation of retail pricing for those options.
  • Budget review and analysis focused to renegotiate pricing with vendors and subcontractors to improve profit margins and revise Scopes of Work.
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Estimator
Banking/Financial
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
  • Estimating of Industrial Power Generators. Configuring generators, Automatic Transfer Switches and various outside vendor equipment for use with generators.
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Owner/Operator
Information Technology
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
  • Own and operated cleaning and painting business.
  • Managed painting and cleaning teams and schedules in both standard rental and apartment properties to student properties.
  • Billed $14,000 of work in first six months of business.
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Project Manager / Construction Manager /Project Coordinator
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008
  • Project & Construction Management
  • Big Bend Homeless Coalition Build Out of Building 4
  • Valuation $268,000, project completed 30 days ahead of projected schedule and 1% above projected profit.
  • Project & Construction Management
  • Trinity United Methodist Church Moor Hall Renovation
  • Valuation $238,000, project completed 14 days ahead of projected schedule and 2% above projected profit.
  • Worked directly with Owners and received excellent marks on Owner Surveys
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Director of Purchasing
Jan 2002 - Jan 2005
  • Developed Purchasing Team from 3 associates to 8 associates creating positions for the following: Purchasing Agent, Purchasing Coordinator, Purchasing Administrators, BuildPro Administrator. Writing job descriptions and realigning current responsibilities within the department to improve the flow of work, removal of redundant processes and increase effectiveness of the entire team.
  • Created and implemented forms, processes and policies for functions performed by Purchasing. Included but not limited to: EPO ordering from the field, reassignment of Building Partners to new communities, Monthly Budget analysis, New Community Startup, Take-off Changes.
  • Increased Building Partner base by 29% within 3 Quarters for a total of 31 subcontractors. Initiative met through the introduction of the Purchasing Agent position and building rapport with current Building Partners to maintain current base. Purchasing Agent
  • Increased Building Partner base by 20% in two years.
  • Identified construction cost savings in various trades of as much as 25% in existing contracts through analyzing line item pricing, identifying data entry errors and price comparisons between Building Partners.
  • Changing structural Labor Only Building Partner base to turnkey by 75% to reduce critical time lost due to unavailability of materials and cost related to shrinkage.
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Education
Building Construction Technology
Valencia Community College
Skills
Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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