1. AL I C E M. RI V E R A
S E E K I N G S E N I O R - L E V E L M E R C H A N D I S I N G / P U R C H A S I N G R O L E
9609 W 117th
Street ￨ Overland Park, KS ￨ (254) 421-2885 ￨ firstname.lastname@example.org
Details-Focused Leader who offers a background in Merchandising / Purchasing, Supply Chain Management,
Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, Demand Forecasting, and Inventory Management.
Top Performer who makes decisions to reflect positively on business well-being in alignment with vision,
value, and goals, and leads customer-focused teams by example to maximize results in key retail markets.
Ambitious Self-Starter who excels at significantly reducing procurement costs by standardizing processes,
negotiating favorable terms, and streamlining supplier channels while applying skill in new product launches.
Excellent Communicator who seamlessly liaises among senior-level management, industry teams, and
customers, and further promotes a consistently friendly and synergistic workforce motivated by teamwork.
C A R E E R H I G H L I G H T S
Successfully trained and mentored results-focused Iowa City purchasing and category
management teams, and further enhanced policies / procedures for improved core effectiveness.
Collaborated with local / corporate teams to streamline processes and increase efficiency levels.
Recognized for job excellence with selection by corporate team to roll out / implement the planning
/ migration of a new category management / replenishment structure model in 2012.
Performed workflow analysis and delivered sound recommendations for job duty realignments.
P R O F E S S I O N A L S Y N O P S I S
Great Plains Area Replenishment Lead – US Foods Kansas City, Omaha and Coralville
Brought the Iowa division Merchandising Department from being consistently in the bottom third of the
company to being in the middle of the company in the 3 months since the restructuring by increasing
service level, cases per pallet and p.o. accuracy.
Director Merchandising & Marketing – US Foods Omaha (May 2014 – Present)
Built the trust of the department and encouraged team work instead of individual goals.
Brought the Merchandising Department from being in the bottom third of the company to consistently
being in the top 15 divisions by increasing service level, decreasing spoilage, E&O and DIOH.
Increased freight income from being below plan to above plan by insuring accurate freight rates were
loaded correctly and maximizing the managed loads.
Director – Purchasing Reinhart Omaha (October 2013-May 2014)
Decreased spoilage by $3,000/week by working closely with the Buyer’s to buy in a different manner.
Director – Category Revenue Management – US Foods Corp (NOVEMBER 2008 – OCTOBER 2013)
Created, negotiated, analyzed and awarded RFP’s to vendors for the Southwest Region. Held weekly calls
with the division VP of Procurement to discuss the status of the RFP’s.
Senior Manager – Logistics Development – US Foods Corp (November 2003 – November 2008)
Developed a dry drop trailer program that brought $.02/lb to the bottom line.
Worked directly with carriers to negotiate rates, build loads and approved invoices to maximize freight
income. Took the Austin division from being below AOP to being $.09/cs above AOP.
Margin Manager – US Foods Austin (November 2002 – November 2003)
Increased margins to $.03/cs over AOP by pushing the sales team to sell above Net/LIC. Decreased Daily
Sales Below Cost to less than $.02/cs.
Reviewed category trends to maximize ICC (Inventory Cost Changes)
Buyer – US Foods Austin (January 2000 – November 2002)
Started with Alliant FS as a Disposable Buyer but have also bought Dairy and COP.
2. US FOODS, OMAHA, NE (MAY 2014 - PRESENT)
Director of Purchasing
Capitalized on the opportunity to provide excellence in team building, training, and development of a top-
performing staff of 13 to include Buyers, Category Management, and Specialist professionals to meet or
Maximized use of resources to achieve objectives by aligning work to guarantee team responsibilities are
executed, and further plan and prioritize workflow and schedule associates as necessary to complete tasks.
Designed and developed division-based strategies to cost-effectively facilitate results-generating expense
rationalization, margin enhancement, inventory gains and loss management, customer retention, and sales
penetration, and continually ensure employee engagement and timely implementation of core strategies.
Collaborated with teams to monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and highlight Service Level, DIOH,
Spoilage, E&O, Inventory Levels, Cases / Pallet, and Freight Income, and various sales / marketing initiatives.
Ensure seamless operational processes by complying with pricing systems, inventory control, and general
ledger activities, as well as guaranteeing critical purchasing processes are in place.
Initiate comprehensive changes and perform monthly testing for compliance.
T E C H N I C A L S U M M A R Y
IBM ￨ Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) ￨ Oracle BI ￨ Oracle Data Warehouse
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