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Carolyn Huggins 153 Fairway Drive 336-830-0423 Advance, NC 27006 ch606096@westpost.

net Career Profile Solutions-oriented purchasing manager with 15+ years experience in financial services industry. Highly skilled at analyzing, recommending and negotiating cost effective solutions. Customer-centric leader with proven ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Thorough automobile and equipment lease versus purchase and payback analysis documentation and implementation experience. Motivated by saving the company money, achieving outstanding results, and ensuring all goals are met. Fleet Management Cost/Benefit Analysis Problem-solving Warehousing Forms Management Contracts/Negotiations Records Management Printing Technical Writing Procurement SAP, Ariba Inventory Control SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS * Increased company vehicle target odometer replacement from 65,000 to 95,000 miles which achieved $277,000 annual savings * Analyzed cost benefit of replacing 6-cylinder company vehicles with 4-cylinder vehicles which resulted in annual savings of $300,000 * Published company-wide Purchasing Policy, Asset Disposition Policy and fleet policy Rules of the Road * Researched NC Department of Motor Vehicles traffic violation point system and the Fair Credit Reporting Act and developed high-risk drivers' corrective action policy * Devised company business recovery plan for documents, supplies, office equipment and agent distribution of marketing materials * Maintained $200,000 supply inventory with maximized inventory turns * Combined purchasing volume across global business units for windshield glass replacement which resulted in $1,300,000 annual savings

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE GMAC Insurance Management Corporation, 1981-2010 Winston-Salem, NC GMAC Insurance is a property and casualty insurance provider which was acquired by American Capital Acquisition Corporation in March 2010. GMAC Insurance operates in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Manager, Purchasing and Company Vehicles Responsible for the management of commodities and services for general procurement and company fleet vehicles. Automated global procurement and spend management system was Ariba. * Managed 300-500 vehicle fleet located throughout U.S. * Established global driver personal use payroll deduction which resulted in $1,338,000 annual savings * Replaced Hewlett Packard corporate printers, scanners, faxes and departmental copiers with multi-functional equipment which saved $50,000 annually * Managed general procurement for equipment, printing, novelty promotional products and office supplies Manager, Purchasing, Company Vehicles, Printing, Archived Records, Warehousing and Distribution In addition to procurement and company vehicles, this position was responsible for 95,000 archived record boxes, in-house printing and copying services and 18,000 monthly supply orders shipping throughout the U.S. Automated procurement was SAP purchasing module. * Fleet Management request for proposal resulted in $68,000 annual savings * Centralized archived records which resulted in $71,700 annual lease savings * Managed 35,000 square-foot warehouse and corporate office loading dock operations * Utilized both Just-In-Time and First-In-First-Out inventory methods * Researched building fire and safety codes and added appropriate alarm and sprinkler systems * Negotiated 3-year warehouse lease with 18-month escape clause which resulted in $21,500 savings Manager, Forms Management Responsible for the management of purchasing and inventory control of office supplies and equipment, commercial and in-house printing, copying services, forms simplification and development, laser conversion of mainframe forms to Xerox electronic printers and warehousing fulfillment services. * Established and managed the corporate recycling program * Centralized the purchasing and inventory distribution for newly acquired subsidiaries in both Atlanta, GA and Burlington, NC which resulted in $500,000 annual savings * Implemented in-house print shop which reduced annual print spend

by $85,000 * Developed chargeback allocation rates for Print Shop, Copy Center, Purchasing and Warehousing services * Researched OSHA guidelines and strengthened the safety workplace for Print Shop and Warehouse personnel Senior Buyer, Purchasing Services Responsible for buying all commercial printing, paper and related items, and furniture and fixtures. Duties also included contract administration of facility maintenance and security operations. * Evaluated cost reduction alternatives, eliminated duplicate forms and standardized size, paper and construction of all printing * Developed Economic Order Quantity model and parameters * Created solution for paper jams on equipment by moving inventory to humidity controlled environment Buyer, Purchasing Services Responsible for the analysis, design and purchasing of all custom business forms, envelopes and printing. Evaluated products and services in competitive bid environment and recommended alternative products. * Implemented combination-size ordering to increase purchasing power and reduce unit costs * Reviewed forms inventory for forms simplification * Reduced printing costs markup and sales and use taxes by providing paper to printing companies Interior Designer, Facilities Led the design of open, modular office spaces within a newly constructed glass curtain-walled building, existing office facility and field offices. Designed office floor plans, electrical and telephone access. Planned appropriate cabling for CRT's. education/TRAINING Bachelor of Science Degree, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina Managing the Purchasing Function Strategic Sourcing Methodology Fleet Management Institute FrontPage web creation Business Forms Management Association Effective Communication National Association of Fleet Administrators Print Production Process USPS mailing requirements MS Office applications Project Management Six Sigma Orange Belt Hyperion Pillar budget system SAP purchasing module FOCUS report writing

community involvement Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Membership Campaign Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Treasurer and Secretary for Carolinas Chapter, National Association of Fleet Administrators Hospice fundraiser volunteer Board of Elections Carolyn Huggins, 336-830-0423, page 2 of 2