Linda J. Whitman
560 Glen Oak Rd.
Venice, Florida 34293
R. W. Wilson Home Corp., Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Sarasota, Florida
10/90 â€“ 6/09
Purchasing Manager â€“ responsibilities include basic estimating, negotiating pricing with subcontractors/suppliers, setting up new jobs/budgets in computer, editing computer generated standard budgets to conform to scope of individual jobs, initiate and price changes to customer, investigate and approve price changes and non standard purchase orders. Warranty service. Accounts payable. Customer Service.
Started with this employer as a receptionist and general office worker. I worked myself up to Purchasing Assistant and also filled in when required in the Account Payable Department.
When the position of Purchasing Manager was open unexpectedly I was promoted to the position. I was required to learn the position with little direction and mastered the job through on the job training, common sense and the desire to succeed. In the 12 years I held that position I brought up the profit percentage per home considerably. I have a reputation as a fair but firm negotiator. I also implemented a procedure where each customer got my personal attention throughout the building process which gave the customer a pleasant and satisfying home building experience.
First Communities Corp., Southwood, Venice, Florida
5/86 â€“ 10/90
Construction Secretary/Project Coordinator â€“ Started as a construction secretary and added duties to include responsibility for arranging payments to subcontractors, legal files/change orders, budgets, blueprints.
Jersey Central Power and Light Company â€“ New Jersey
3/69 â€“ 5/86
Various Departments and duties. Last/Longest department was Emergency Services/Construction Department (15 years)
References available upon request