Project Coordinator/Purchasing Agent/Estimator

Name : Heidi Brandon
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Champaign,IL
Job Title Project Coordinator/Purchasing Agent/Estimator
Relocation Preferences : no
Objective : Accomplished construction materials procurement specialist, known for exceptional competence and consistently commended by company executives, colleagues, and peers for strong work ethic and ability to finish multiple, complex, high-profile projects on budget and on schedule. Skilled in software applications including MS Office, MS Windows, MS Excel, MS Word, Lotus 1-2-3, AutoCAD, and MC2/ICE. Currently seeking re-entry into the workforce utilizing extensive background skills, responsibilities, and experience.
Resume :  
PROFILE
Prior to becoming a stay at home mom of two sons and relocating to Champaign, worked in Saint Louis for eight years in Construction Estimating and Purchasing, and was promoted to Assistant Manager of Construction Purchasing. Currently seeking re-entry into the workforce utilizing extensive background skills, responsibilities, and experience.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MAY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, Saint Louis, MO January 1999-August 2003
The Design & Construction Division of The May Department Stores Company

Assistant Manager of Construction Purchasing (April 2002-August 2003)
Provide materials forecast analysis, and coordinate, evaluate, and negotiate pricing for vendor contracts.
Train and mentor new hires in construction purchasing systems and procedures.
Update/create and manage construction purchasing computer software programs.
Provide project scheduling and assignments to the purchasing team.
Continue to estimate, purchase and procure materials for new store and remodel construction projects nationwide, as outlined in the Construction Purchaser title description below.

Construction Purchaser (January 1999-April 2002)
Review construction drawings and documents to accurately prepare material estimates.
Issue purchase orders, monitor and verify orders and deliveries, and coordinate transfer and distribution of materials to jobsites and warehouses.
Promptly review, approve, and process vendor invoices.
Provide extensive and detailed interfacing with designers, project managers, vendors, and field engineers from concept to completion of construction.

VOORHEES INTERNATIONAL, INC., Saint Louis,
MO August 1995-August 1998
Nationwide Hotel/Motel General Contractor

Construction Estimator
Coordinate complete bidding processes for interior remodel projects.
Review construction documents and drawings, solicit and negotiate subcontractor and supplier pricing, and prepare labor and material estimates.
Issue letters of intent, contracts, and purchase orders.
Provide project schedules and construction trade coordination.

VARIOUS/UNRELATED TO CONSTRUCTION, Saint Louis, MO
June 1990-July 1995
Chesterfield Glass/Ackerley Airport Advertising/Wilsons Leather/KidsMart
Office Manager/ Assistant Retail Sales Manager
Worked in several companies simultaneously to put myself through/and while attending college.
Experience ranges from personal assistant of a regional manager, to retail sales and merchandising.
Heavy emphasis in customer service, employee training, and daily business operations including bookkeeping, payroll, and supply/order inventory.

EDUCATION

Associates Degree, Applied Science: Architectural Technology, SLCC-Meramec, Saint Louis, MO (1995)
Course of study GPA 3.5, overall GPA 3.1.
Areas of emphasis: drafting, design, rendering and presentation, construction methods and material strengths, and project estimating.

Graduate, Parkway North High School, Saint Louis, MO (1990)

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