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Jeffrey H.

Sauvan
22710 W. 50th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 962-2268
OBJECTIVE
To contribute developed skills to a challenging position in the field of purchas
ing, sales, or operations, with an organization that provides both career growth
and professional development.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
* Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills
* Motivated self-starter with high standards, solid work ethic, dedication, and
commitment to job excellence
* Skilled relationship builder and negotiator
* Over Twenty-Five years sales, purchasing and customer service experience
WORK EXPERIENCE
2004-present
Product Purchasing Manager - GTMidwest - Kansas City, MO
Oversee all quoting, import through brokers both domestically and internationall
y, manage the supply and demand of finished goods, review detailed customer MRP
reports, release purchase orders for timely supply of customer demand, analyze e
xception reports within the system on a daily basis, review and update planning
reports, maintain item planning data and insure inventory levels and customer se
rvice goals are established and maintained, evaluation and disposition of excess
and obsolete inventory and coordinating return of product. Maintain corrective
action reports. Train sales and purchasing staff, utilize NexTrend software prog
ram. Average savings of over 40K per year. Seek out new vendors, build and maint
ain client relations. Review freight bills for accuracy.
2002-2004
Food Service Director - Eurest Dining Services - Kansas City, MO
Manage kitchen staff in corporate facility housing over 800 employees. Motivate
and train team members on all aspects of food service. Insuring food quality and
customer satisfaction and overseeing production of lunch and dinner menu. Insur
e OSHA, local, state and federal guidelines for health and safety codes and comp
any security policies are enforced. Adhere to strict budget guidelines to contro
l costs. Oversee purchasing and operation of C-Store. Involved in all aspects of
food preparation and serving. Develop and implement specialized menus. Maintain
contact with district manager and client on improvements and sales results. Imp
lemented and trained staff on new Casio 7500 cash register system. Conduct daily
line meetings with employees covering safety and quality issues. Attend monthly
meetings with corporate staff to help develop new strategies for increased sale
s and customer satisfaction.
2001-2002
Kitchen Supervisor - Johnson County Department of Corrections - New Century, KS
Manage kitchen staff in adult residential facility housing over 200 clients. Int
erview and hire staff, conduct performance evaluations. Motivate and train team
members on all aspects of food service, including the Serve Safe Program. Overse
e production of 14,000 meals monthly, insuring food quality and customer satisfa
ction. Insure OSHA, local, state and federal guidelines for health and safety co
des and company security policies are enforced. Correspond and negotiate with ve
ndors; make purchase orders; adhere to strict budget through cost control. Devel
op and implement specialized menus. Train, instruct and closely monitor resident
s to ensure safe operation of all kitchen equipment and duties.
1997-2001
Owner/Operator of Manufacturer's Representation Firm - Sauvan & Associates - Sha
wnee, KS
Developed business plan used to generate new vendor relationships. Created and m
aintained customer relations to promote increased sales. Served as liaison betwe
en importers, manufacturers and distributors. Traveled four-state territory cond
ucting business calls. Evaluated distributor usage of products. Assisted in decr
easing cost and increasing revenues for distributors via freight consolidation.
1995-1997
Systems Operations Coordinator/Purchasing - SIMCO - Lenexa, KS
Prepared system and evaluation summaries for potential customers. Developed prop
osals and contracts. Set-up on-site warehousing facility at customer's location.
Recruited employees for on-site locations. Organized centralized purchasing dep
artment. Conducted all overseas purchasing.
1990-1995
Purchasing Agent - Midwest Bolt and Supply - Kansas City, MO
Purchased over 95% of company's ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Entered all p
urchase orders into computer system. Expedited all orders and handled all return
s. Completed ISO 9000 training.
1986-1992
Owner/Operator - Sauvan's Sharpening Service - Shawnee, KS
Served individuals, contractors and retail establishments sharpening tools. Mana
ged purchasing, inventory control, advertising, customer service, machinery main
tenance, product knowledge and direct sales.
1979-1986
Purchasing Agent - Special T-Metals - Lenexa, KS
Promoted from warehouse receiver to purchasing agent during tenure. Purchased go
ods for local distributor. Coordinated installations of telecommunications and c
omputer system. Expedited orders and returns. Received goods into warehouse and
ensured quality control of product. Regulated all shipping and receiving. Manage
d vendor/customer relations.
1981-1988
Independent Caterer - Creative Cuisine - Kansas City, MO
Specialized in catering for wedding receptions and church functions. Conducted a
ll sales and negotiated all contracts.
22710 W. 50th Street Shawnee, KS 66226 (913) 962-2268
EDUCATION
Johnson County Community College
Study of Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Management
Johnson County Department of Corrections Employee Continuing Education
162 credit hours in continuing education courses including: food preparation/saf
ety, communications, security, safety, health, law, counseling and crisis interv
ention
ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Employee of the Month, Johnson County Department of Corrections, 2001
Volunteer Assistant and Head Coach of Youth Basketball Leagues, 1999-2002
Head Coach, Youth Soccer League, 1984
Real Estate License, Kansas and Missouri, 1989
41-year percussionist, music instructor and local performer
REFERENCES available upon request