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John Smith
1032 Sherwood Street, Wildwoods, NJ 07886
[email protected]


Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows 95, Windows NT, HTML, C, C++, Java and conducting Internet research. Fluent in both Spanish and French. Excellent interpersonal skills and a fine-tuned organizational ability.


• 1984-Present: Forsythe Metals & Alloys Company, Secausus, NJ

Manager, Chemicals Procurement

Successfully managed a corporate group which purchases the key chemical raw materials for more than 150 plants within the US Initiated all purchase decisions for pulp and paper chemicals, plastic resins, inks, waxes, coatings, solvents, plastic film and sheet, and lignosulfonates. Directed six professional buyers as well as non-exempt employees. Personally created, developed, and implemented a critical cost reduction program with a total savings of over $1 million per year. Established a pioneer program in support of Hazardous Waste Disposal project. Chaired meetings for strategy planning and successfully negotiated for new cost-effective raw materials.

• 1992-1994: Allied Metals & Alloys Company, Secaucus, NJ

Materials Manager

Designed key systems and procedures in order to establish automated purchasing functions for C&K Chemicals, a subsidiary of AB&X. Implemented some primary purchasing activities between corporate purchasing and C&K.

• 1988-1992: Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, LTD., Secaucus, NJ

Purchasing Agent

Successfully negotiated about $60 million in specialty and commodity raw materials. Contributed very much to Mistek’s cost reduction programs. Initiated a liaison function between corporate purchasing and Mistek of America, Ltd. This program did greatly improve reporting systems between plant Managers and purchasing department.


• Master of Science in Chemistry, Browns University, May 1980
• Bachelor of Science, University of America, May 1975.

 Major: Chemistry and Business.

 References available upon request.


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