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Herb Hastings 3015 44TH Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-729-0764 hhd1f1ad@westpost.

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Career Profile * Highly accomplished BUYER with experience in all areas of procurement, inventory management, and vendor management. * Proven success handling inventory reduction, supplier selection, contract negotiation, and cost containment strategies. * Possess broad knowledge base relating to MRP principles, JIT inventory, and ISO standards. * Adept in working with wide range of commodities. * Exceptional leadership abilities concerning team initiatives. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND PURCHASING PROFESSIONALS a" BLOOMINGTON, MN (2001 a" 2009; 1995 a" 1997) Buyer-Planner/Inventory Analyst * Led efforts to procure inventories for Client companies * Executed inventory management and inventory control responsibilities. * Pioneered the implementation of cost containment programs that significantly reduced operating expenses. * Handled vendor relationship management functions and secured competitive pricing for all purchases. XIOTECH, INC. a" EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (2001 a" 2002) Senior Buyer *

Addressed all facets of purchasing responsibilities. * Analyzed MRP and purchased from MRP reports. * Performed purchasing functions for various products including electronic components, cable/wire assemblies, sheet-metal fabrication components, office supplies, and furniture. * Conducted research related to new suppliers and new product development. * Assessed and published newly costed BOM for end products. MALLINCKRODT, INC. a" PLYMOUTH, MN (1997 a" 2000) Senior Buyer * Spearheaded the development and introduction of new purchasing procedures for all new product development projects, which encompassed purchase order tracking and cost vs. budget reporting. * Cultivated positive enduring relationship with suppliers, which ensured competitive pricing for all purchases. * Assisted the project team in evaluating the feasibility of various materials as well as reviewing cost projections. * Ensured materials were purchased in a timely manner and complied with launch plans. * Played a key role in supplier reduction and consolidation efforts, which maximized profit levels. * Recipient of the President's Achievement Award for performance excellence. _Additional employment includes _Materials Manager/Purchasing Agent a" Flocovery Systems, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN (1995 a" 1996); Purchasing Agent/Materials Analyst a" Action Communications, Inc., Roseville, MN (1992 a" 1994); Purchasing Agent/Buyer-Planner/Inventory Coordinator a" Hutchinson Technology, Inc., Hutchinson, MN (1987 a" 1991) EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE-LEVEL STUDIES a" University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, BROADCASTING, MINOR IN BROADCAST ENGINEERING a"

Brown Institute, Minneapolis, MN SEMINARS & TRAINING Negotiation Skills for Purchasing Managers & Buyers, Purchasing Techniques/Procedures I & II, APICS Seminars & Tutorials, Production & Inventory Management, MRP, JIT, Capacity Planning, Shop Floor Control, Purchasing Seminars & Tutorials