Work History

Work History
Jul 2015 - Present

Data Analyst - Private Label Division

Delhaize America

Salisbury, NC Private Label Division Data Analyst

  • Ad-Hoc Reporting
  • Aggregation and in-depth analysis of New, Current, and Deleted items
  • Researching and reporting on Industry trends 
  • Analyzing and reporting on the effectiveness of marketing campaigns
  • Speaking to the overall health of private label items and categories
  • Heavy use of Micro-strategy, SAP, and Nielsen Data, among other data sources
  • Weekly Reporting to an elite executive distribution list
  • Cross-department functionality and partnership to build business plans, identify key optimization opportunities, and executing action plans
  • Strong emphasis on process flow tracking and reporting
  • Building and presenting detailed presentations
  • Expert level use of MS Excel, Power Point, Word, and other MS Office tools
Apr 2014 - Jul 2015

Team Analyst

Delhaize America

| Salisbury, NC Team Analyst-Reset and Remodel Inventory Management Project

  • Performed extensive analysis of all items reaching the end of their life cycles, and issued store specific closeout retails to sell through excess inventories
  • Maximized Sales and Margin, while Minimizing Reclaim Losses
  • $14.7 million savings in 2014 – this represents $5.0 million savings in margin spend and a net $9.7 million savings in combined reclaim and shrink residual inventory.

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

Category Assistant

Delhaize America
  • Category Assistant for the Beer/Wine/Liquor team
  • Performed new item setup and maintenance, assisted in Microstrategy reporting for other team analysts
  • Entry Level Position; quickly promoted to project team shortly after re-hire
2013

Church Worship Leader and Children's Ministry (Volunteer and Paid)

The Refuge Church/Destiny City Church
  • Volunteered heavily and filled in for local pastors and ministers in both leading church worship and children's ministry services. 
2013

Mover

Salisbury Moving and Storage
  • Part-time employment during transition after layoffs at Delhaize
2013

Delivery Driver/Packaging/Warehouse/Sales

CIMS Fundraising
  • Part-time employment during transition after layoffs at Delhaize
2012 - 2013

Pricing Analyst

Delhaize America
  • Forecasting - Pricing - Market Research - Analysis
  • Cross-departmental Collaboration; served as a Liaison between Merchandising, Pricing, and Category
  • Utilized and tested new applications and systems for pricing and forecasting
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Category Assistant

Delhaize America
  • Category Assistant for the Coffee/Tea team
  • Performed new item setup and maintenance, assisted in Microstrategy reporting for other team analysts, and worked to help streamline and solidify the roles and responsibilities of the newly formed position of Category Assistant.
  • Exercised a leadership role amongst peers in conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • In addition to everyday responsibilities, helped to initiate, organize, and facilitate “connect and learn” training to promote common practices and competency for the Assistant role across categories and geographies.
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

Firefighter Level 2/EMT/Hazmat Tech

Salisbury Fire Dept

| Salisbury, NC Firefighter Level 2/EMT/Hazmat Tech

  • EMT Basic, Rescue Tech, Life Safety & Fire Ground Operations, Hazmat Tech.
  • Awarded Medical Assistance Resulting in a Life Saved and Customer Service Award in 2010, and Medical Responder of the Year in 2011.
  • Confined Space Entry and many other specialized certifications
  • Encountered a multitude of high-stress and dangerous situations, and learned to remain calm and focused under extreme pressure
  • Team-oriented and highly structured working environment
  • Para-military infrastructure
  • Required a constant state of readiness to face any circumstance, quickly recognize the full scope of a problem and instinctively act to save lives and property
  • Instantly prioritized needs and actions to eliminate immediate dangers while mitigating loss
  • Intense training exercises designed to strengthen mental and physical endurance, speed, and readiness to encounter unexpected dangers

 

Skills

Skills

Analysis

Skilled in Identifying Opportunities, Investigative Research, Interpreting Complex Data, Forecasting, and making appropriate decisions to meet targets and attain favorable results.

Leadership

Unafraid to take control and initiative to lead meetings, groups, and teams towards a unified goal.

Power Point and Keynote

Able to quickly and very effectively put together and present captivating and informative presentations.

Google Analytics

Well on my way to full certification.

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Tableau

I am going through the online training classes offered through www.tableau.com to further familiarize myself with this incredible reporting software. 

Content Writing/Communications

Writing and communications are innate to my character; I take pride in my ability to express and convey ideas with others in a professional, clear, and concise manner.

Creative Design

Storyboarding, writing, graphic design, editing, photography, etc.

Financial Forecasting

Experienced in forecasting regular and promotional sales, margin spends and financial outcomes.

Pricing Analysis and Strategy

Analyzed, tracked, and managed pricing for multiple commodities and categories with Delhaize America.

MS Excel - Advanced

As an analyst, I live and breathe in MS excel.  My experience with the program has given me a firm grasp of its capabilities, and the ability to build complex reporting spreadsheets both for analysis and presentation. 

Microstrategy Reporting

Advanced knowledge of building and utilizing reports for analysis and presentation.

MS Access

Basic understanding of data analysis and manipulation using MS Access. 

VBA Script

Basic knowledge and understanding of VBA script. 

Artistic

With an interest and aptitude in multiple mediums, both digital and traditional. 

Multimedia

Proficient Pro Presenter, Media Shout, etc.

Musician

Skilled in arrangement and performance with multiple instruments.

Studio Recording

Experienced in Pro Tools, Garageband, setting up and running sound systems, etc.

Media Valet and DAM Systems

Basic knowledge of DAM Systems and processes, with beginner level training in Media Valet.

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2015 - Jul 2015

Google Analytics Certification

Google Analytics Academy
Working towards certification in Google Analytics - estimated completion time: 2 to 3 months
2005 - Present

Reverend's License

Birmingham Metro Masters Commission
Aug 2009 - Mar 2012

EMT Basic

Rowan Cabarrus Community College
Jul 2009 - Present

Firefighter 1 and 2

Rowan Cabarrus Community College
2010 - Present

Rescue Technician

Salisbury Fire Dept./Rowan Cabarrus Community College
2011 - Present

Hazmat Technician

Guilford County Community College/Charlotte Fire Dept.
2010 - Present

Aircraft Fire Control

Salisbury Fire Dept.
2009 - Present

Confined Space Entry

Salisbury Fire Dept.

Education

Education
Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Google Analytics Certification

Google Analytics Academy

Certification in google analytics - estimated completion in near future.

2015

Associate In Arts

Rowan Cabarrus Community College

(Working to complete Final Semester, then will transfer to complete 4 year)

Feb 2011 - Feb 2011

Hazmat Technician Certification

Guilford County Emergency Services Training Grounds

90 Hour class with extensive classroom training in hazardous materials operations, identification, and chemistry, alongside intense hands on exercises consisting of simulated hazmat incidents.   This required students to take on incident command, recon, logistics, communications, decontamination, and successful completion of cleanup, isolation of incident, and proper execution in order to be certified.

2009 - 2009

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

Rowan Cabarrus Community College

Emergency Medical Technician Certification required both classroom and hands on experience that was obtained both through ride-alongs with EMS and my career at the Salisbury Fire Dept.  Continued education was required on a month to month basis.

2002 - 2005

Reverend's License/Theology

Birmingham Metro Masters Commission

Hands on Ministry and Community Outreach training consisting of leading, facilitating, and organizing events both on a large and small scale; working with community leaders and organizations to provide help, support, and to meet the needs of inner city communities throughout the Birmingham AL area, as well as providing school mentoring programs, food drives, etc.  Additionally, the school provided focused training in theology, public speaking, team building, event planning, music and stage performance, film and studio recording, sound/media system setup, maintenance, and operations, fundraising, mentoring, and leadership training.