Jeff (Jeff  Monroe) Monroe

Jeff (Jeff Monroe) Monroe

Senior Purchaser

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JOB TITLE: Senior Purchaser

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Construction

CATEGORY: Components & Parts

CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Intermediate

PRIMARY PROCUREMENT SYSTEM: Other



Work experience

Senior Purchaser

Southern Botanical

April 2015 - Present | Dallas, Texas

Purchasing Coordinator

Southern Botanical

September 2013 - April 2015 ( 1 year, 7 months )

- Report directly to the CEO and Vice President on a weekly basis for a top 60 US landscape company
- Drive suppliers to provide best pricing, resulting in a 20% cost savings, while preserving Grade A quality on each order
- Developed, and implemented, a RFP process used on all projects resulting in the ability to make sound, data based decisions
- Consolidated all company purchasing into one department during first year of role
- Since consolidating purchasing company profitability has been greater than past 7 years combined
- Developed inventory management program resulting in a 50 day material turnover decrease
- Created a LTL program ensuring all materials are received when needed - ninety percent of materials are received in a max of two weeks-time with an average lead-time of 2-3 days
- Created budget tracking spreadsheet in order to understand steps toward reaching company profit goals, margin has grown by an additional 5% since inception
- Organize and facilitate annual vendor meetings to discuss future demand, quality standards, and potential cost savings resulting in partnerships that did not exist before
- Actively participate in Texas Nursery and Landscapers Association (TNLA), Institute for Supply Management-Dallas (ISM), and Professional Land care Network (PLANET)
- Just initiated a program of comparing commodity indexes against supplier pricing resulting in a clear understanding of supplier costs and ability to fix commodity prices during negotiations

Education

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Bachelors of Business Management-Finance

2010 - 2013