Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narelle Gooding
This will introduceyou toa highly professional,competentnegotiator,buyer,planner and projectmanager. I offer morethan 25 years’
experience,not only domestically but inglobalsourcing and negotiating. Working successfullywith manufacturing, marketing andsales
department to create smooth product launches andefficientproduction processes.
Trophy Foods Inc., Mississauga,Ontario April 2013–July 2015
Purchasing Category Manager
Review daily commodity marketitems suchas; Sugar, Cocoa, Oil, tomaximizecostefficiencies to negotiatefuturecontracts and spot
Procuring commodities,nuts,candy, snacks, andingredients for theproduction ofbranded, andprivatelabel consumer food goods.
Plan, scheduleblanketreleases of rawingredients requiredto fulfil work orders andmanage inventorylevels, using MRP &
Source new productitems daily,for cost evaluations for tenderto major food retailers.
Cost conscious,working withinan approvedbudget todevelopcost saving measures.
Daily communication withQAto insureallvendormaterials meetBRC certification andguidelines.
Member ofthe Food SafetyTeam. Goals areto reduce justifiablesupplierfood safety issues by 5 % annually.
(Additional Computer Skills: JDEdwards)
KIK Custom Products, Toronto June 2012-March2013
Pricing Catalogue Coordinator
Maintained Strategic andNon-StrategicVendor’s pricing tables by evaluating and implementing changes that improved the interface
structure ofvendor pricing tables for KIK directedand Customer Directedcosts.
Building ofestimates frome-mail, RFQ, andverbal RFQto secure new business for our Fortune500 clients, with the aidofProduct
Specifications,annualprojections and KIK’s plant runcapacities.
(Additional Computer Skills: JD Edwards)
MaypoleDairy, Toronto April 2008-August2011
Managed $2million in procurementofall raw ingredients and packaging for a family ownedicecreammanufacture.
Weekly scheduler and planner for a 70- flavored ice creamplant.
Sole R&D professional, working with newandexisting vendors to create,developandpromote new annual,seasonaland private
label ice creamflavours.
Planned, createdandstaffed trade show booths topromote Maypole’s new creations.
ComplianceManagerofallCanadian Food Inspections Agency regulations.
QA implementationto maintain allProduct Specification,Nutritional, Allergen, Kosher certifications relating to allrawingredients.
Attended University ofGuelph –Attained IceCreamTechnologycertification.
(Additional Computer skills -advanced Excel)
Alberto Culver, Toronto April 2005-January 2008
Commodity, Chemicals & Packaging Buyer
Managed $16 million in procurement withquantifiable annual cost reductionof 1% each year, whileincreasing production by 10%
Managed bid review and evaluations processes, supplier selection, rebate and contract negotiations.
Handledlarge-scale project management, including 80 launches per year of finished goods. Interfaced with various internal
Negotiatedfor andpurchased raw materials in theform ofchemicals, ingredients and packaging required for the production of
consumer hair products.
Analyzed and scheduled production for theacquisitionofmaterials tomeettimely required dates for productions to avoid costly
short penalty fees and avoid inflating inventory costs.
Planned, scheduled and ordered co-packed items and related components, using MRP and forecasting methods.
Active member ofsocial committee.
Obtained and maintained Certified First Aid ( AED & CPR programs) and first responder.
(Additional computer skills: People Soft)
BelvedereInternational,Mississauga October 2000–April 2005
New Products Manager/ SeniorBuyer
Played a critical rolein thedevelopment ofthe re-launchofDown Under Naturals Shampoo/conditioner bottleand cap.Part ofa
multi-functional team,taskedto analyze and decideon thenewstructuredpackage. Focusing ondesign tointegrate from
productions to retail shelf for theconsumer’s use.
Partneredwithmarketing for new product development,contributing knowledge and expertisewith packaging, printgraphics, POP
display materials, manufactureequipmentand vendors, allto helplaunch successful cost-efficient consumergoods to market.
Sourced and negotiated,globally, packaging materials, graphic designand promotionalprograms.
Handledcosting ofallnewfinishedgoods,andestablished annual standard costs on allcomponents.
(Additional computer skills: Visual)
Upper Canada Soap & CandleMaker, Mississauga 1989-2000
New Products Coordinator/Imports Buyer
Launched morethan 500newSKU’s and helped increase firm’s sales from $9millionin 1990 tomorethan$30 million inless than six
Sourced 11 newproductlines for theBath, Beauty and CandleCategories,including twoofthemost successfulinthecompany’s 26-
Cost all new products while monitoring all margins.
Purchased globally from Hong Kong, India, Spain, U.S. along with local distributors.
Managed seven outsourced co fillers for all ofUpper Canada’s bath and toiletry items.
Partnered with marketing to establish a bi-annual catalogue to showcase company product lines.
Planned and coordinated quarterly trade shows for the CCTFAand CGTA Associations.
Quality Team Member ( participant in ISO 9000 implementations initiatives)
(Additional Computer skills: JD Edwards)
Education & Training
PMAC level 1 –Sheridan College,Brampton, ON
Business AdministrationDiploma: Management/Marketing –Ryerson University Institute, Toronto ON
Feb.2015–BRC GlobalStandard Food Safety Certfication