Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Mar 2012

Inventory & Planning Analyst

Home Depot, Inc.

Inventory and Planning Analyst – Seasonal Inventory Planning (Annual volume of $650M

  • Reduced inventory cost by developing and implementing improved processes and reporting. Increased sales by identifying and exploiting hidden opportunities for sales growth and inventory reduction.
  • Improved vendor performance by designing tracking and providing analysis on program and vendor performance. Heavy use of Excel, Access and additional relational databases for analysis and reporting.
  • Leveraged strong relationships with suppliers to drive improvement in inventory turn, fill rate and in stock performance.
  • Implemented monthly reviews of SKU forecasts to align replenishment tactics with current business trends and improve accuracy.

Feb 1999 - Mar 2006

Replenshment / Training Manager

WalMart Stores Inc.

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  • Drove improvement in turns and in stock performance by designing, writing and delivering hands-on training for 400+ associates and vendor partners in using WalMart's ordering, allocation and forecasting systems. <o:p></o:p>
  • Designed and enhanced numerous replenishment and allocation applications by collaborating with IT development teams. Coached associates in application usage and provided end-user feedback to IT development teams.<o:p></o:p>

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Manager, Comanage Supplier Development, Dry Grocery Division<o:p></o:p>

  • Significantly improved vendor in stock performance by developing and leading a 90-member vendor team responsible for daily ordering of dry grocery products for ~800 Sam’s Club warehouse locations. Organized and led annual vendor summit.<o:p></o:p>

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Replenishment Manager – Frozen Food<o:p></o:p>

Improved in stock and turn performance by effectively managing 2 internal reports and 27 vendor partners responsible for ordering product for ~700 Sam’s Club warehouse locations.

Education

Education
Sep 1977 - Jun 1980

Bachelors

Bryn Athyn College
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Interest

Coaching, Leadership development, travel.

Summary

Seasoned supply chain planner with 15+ years experience managing multi-billion dollar programs for big box retailers. Qualifications include strong analytical and communication skills, excellent supplier management abilities, coaching and training experience, team leadership and strong customer relationship skills. Proven track record of driving down costs, improving performance and creating opportunities for growth. An individual possessing a positive outlook, strong values, a great sense of humor, strong work ethic and unquestioned integrity.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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Skills

Skills

Demand Planning / Forecasting

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MS Access

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MS Excel

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Supplier Management / Coaching

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Inventory Management

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