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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Collaborative, working professional with more than 10 years experience in Purchasing
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work under extreme pressure while managing a demanding workload and tight deadlines
  • Results-oriented with the ability to coordinate multiple projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft office and SAP

Work History

Jan 2014Oct 2015

Senior Operations Planner - Store Design and Construction

LBRANDS

Role:  Responsible for demand forecasting, purchasing and the delivery of fixtures and other owner supplied materials to support new and remodeled store construction for LaSenza (480 international stores) and Bath and Body Works (1,700 stores both international and domestic)

  • Collaborated with key stakeholders across the organization including Sourcing, Design, Project Management, and brand partners to meet construction timelines and projected store opening dates
  • Managed multi-store purchase orders; 50-70 stores per year averaging over 20K in sku count and over $1M in costs per project
  • Developed and administered vendor management processes to meet scheduled timelines and ensure on time completion of deliveries and services
  • Led problem solving and resolution management with vendors on production delays and quality issues
  • Key participant in a $14M SAP implementation project for the store design and construction side of the business; led multiple testing and training sessions for end users
Mar 2012Dec 2013

Senior Operations Planner - Victoria Secret/PINK

LBRANDS

Role:  Responsible for demand forecasting, purchasing and the delivery of accessories to our distribution centers for all of Victoria Secret and PINK (over 6M units ordered annually with a retail value of $40M)

  • Collaborated with key stakeholders across the organization including Sourcing, Merchant team, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, and Distribution to ensure on time and complete deliveries
  • Implemented and managed chase and safety stock strategies with vendors for key areas of the accessory business; averaging over 38,000 units in chase with a retail value of $2M
  • Managed speed initiatives with international vendors reducing production lead times by 10 days on targeted commodities
  • Managed and maintained purchase orders for Victoria Secret accessories achieving 100% on time deliveries
  • Led problem solving and resolution management with vendors on production delays and quality issues
Nov 2008Mar 2012

Operations Planner - Victoria Secret-PINK

LBRANDS
  • Managed and maintained purchase orders for 1.5M units annually with a retail value of $27M
  • Implemented and led the improvement of new vendor set up and onboarding process
  • Collaborated with key stakeholders across the organization including Sourcing, Merchant team, Quality Assurance, Allocation and Distribution to ensure on time and complete deliveries
  • Led problem solving and resolution management with vendors on production delays and quality issues
Feb 2007Nov 2008

Supply Chain Analyst

Holophane (Acuity Brands)
  • Managed the development and implementation of Holophane’s Supply Chain Plan for Every Part (PFEP) including the calculation and implementation of Kanban replenishment system for 60% of the plant’s materials resulting in a 10% inventory reduction
  • Compiled and distributed daily performance metrics to senior level management tracking month to date shipments, backlog, past due shipments, and ship promise compliance
  • Managed and maintained inventory of 400 parts totaling $500,000 for affiliated company of Acuity Brands
Jul 2005Feb 2007

Sourcing Specialist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Supported the execution of sourcing initiatives and coordinated activities with materials management, users and Senior Sourcing Analysts
  • Procured capital purchases greater than $1 million and maintained the integrity of these purchases by providing contract acknowledgement to meet our end user’s demand
  • Resolved invoice discrepancy to ensure accurate accounts payable maintenance
Dec 2004Jul 2005

Buyer

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  •  Actively participated in the procurement of clinical goods and services for 17 hospitals and 200 doctor’s offices. Worked with end users and vendors to expedite open orders to ensure timely delivery of products and services
  • A key resource for problem resolution; including resolution of invoicing discrepancies, receiving issues, and addressing end user needs
Apr 2003Dec 2004

Statistical Specialist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sep 2001Apr 2003

Data Invoice Processor

PJAX INC.

Education

Sep 1996Dec 2000

Bachelor of Business Administration

Robert Morris University

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