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Professional Experience

Sep 2014Present

Senior Demand Planner, Skin Care

Unilever (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
  • Leading monthly S&OP meetings, driving forecasting improvements and developing the best short and long-term demand plan to supply planning for the Face Care portfolio including: Axe Men Face, Dove Men+ Care, Noxzema, Ponds, Simple, St. Ives Face and Qtips; Annual Portfolio of $420MM, 479 SKU’s, 11MM cases
  • Delivering a forecast bias of 0.22%* on a metric of +/- 2.4% (*combined brand 12-month rolling)
  • Implementing process improvements for entire Demand Planning community (Daily Product Hierarchy Assignment Report, Demand Planning Control Tower Pilot, Extreme Bias Planning Pilot)
  • HP2 (High Potential for Work Level 2) Candidate
  • Chosen as one of the first three Winning With Planning 'Bright Spots'  video features to be shared with global SC directors for work done on the DP Control Tower Pilot
Aug 2012Sep 2014

Innovation Planner-Skin Care, North America

Unilever (Englewood cliffs, NJ)
  • Managed supply chain projects in the developmental stages for Unilever's skin products portfolio, from the point of brand handover to market launch
  • Acted as supply chain process leader for numerous(~36) innovation projects within the Skin Care portfolio including: Dove Men+ Care, Noxzema, Ponds, Simple, St. Ives, and Vaseline
  • Accountable for delivering projects, on time and in full, while also managing risk
  • Implemented enhanced ways of working to drive collaboration between the supply chain, brand, and development groups (Flawless Launch Management, Production Site Innovation Readiness, Innovation Tracking)
Dec 2011Jul 2012

Buyer, New Product Development

Kohler Power Systems (Mosel, WI)
  • Sourced components associated with new product development programs related to industrial and marine generators and industrial and marine generator controllers, as well as parts related to engineering kits(electrical components)
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams and engaged heavily with engineering, marketing, and supplier quality; facilitated the engagement of aforementioned parties with one another, and with strategic purchasing through the NPD process
  • Developed and maintained supplier relationships, through execution of non-disclosure agreements, as well evaluation of suppliers based on manufacturing capabilities and financial stability

May 2010Dec 2011

Project Analyst-Supply Cycle Process, Global Supply Chain

Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
  • Lead globally reaching projects such as Spend Analytics, Vendor Classification, and Contract Designation
  • Analyzed monthly metrics, with greater analysis on specific projects such as DPO, Capacity Management, Spend Category Management, Master Data Management, and Payment Terms as well as various bid packages for Global Procurement activities
  • Coordinated the redesign and launch of a Global Supply Chain Intranet site, as well as acted as liaison between project group and Director of Global Supply Chain
  • Facilitated high level reports such as Kohler Capital Plan, Kohler Financial Plan, Kohler Dues & Memberships and Kohler Strategic Plan, as well as top-level management presentations
Feb 2010May 2010

Buyer - Hospitality, Global Supply Chain Rotational Program

Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
  • Participated in strategically managing the renovations of the American Club, Old Course Hotel(Lobby, Library and Conservatory), Cucina, and Kohler Waters Spa from a purchasing standpoint(RFQ, cost analysis, delivery and compliance)
  • Designed process improvements for implementation including a pilot metrics dashboard focusing on order and delivery status and BOM documentation
Oct 2009Feb 2010

Analyst, Global Supply Chain Rotational Program

Kohler France (Reims, France)
  • Identification, stratification and reduction of Kohler Europe's inventory
  • Identified a€ 34, 000 of cost avoidance through transfer of stocks between plants
Jun 2009Oct 2009

Buyer - Global Faucets, Global Supply Chain Rotational Program

Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI)
  • Responsible for stampings strategic sourcing-including the completion of an external to internal tool move to Malvern, AR facility
  • Performed rubber benchmarking, and identified a $44,000 cost savings on rubber molded pieces
  • Participated in a conversion project for packaging materials for specific showering SKUs from two strategic faucets suppliers
  • Strategically sourced showering category materials from external and internal sources, and streamlined integration


Aug 2005May 2009


The Pennsylvania State University

Dual Degrees: Supply Chain & Information Systems (Smeal College of Business), International Studies (College of Liberal Arts)

Dual Minors: French, International Business

Smeal Sapphire Accelerated Business Program

Dean’s List: Fall 2008, Spring 2009

Jan 2008Jun 2008

Foreign Immersion Programme

L’Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen-Groupe ESC Rouen


Proficient in Microsoft Office, SAP (APO & ECC), Data Warehouse (Cognos)

Languages: Conversational French

Pursuing APICS Certification (Module 1 earned 4/25/15)

Professional Development

  • Raising Personal Effectiveness
  • Leading at the Speed of Trust
  • ME Institute ‘Measuring Performance of Your Global Organization: How To Shape Behaviors in Global Procuremennt'
  • Karrass ‘Effective Negotiating’
  • Kohler Learning Workshops: Negotiating to Mutual Benefit, Communicating for Results, Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace, Communication and Leadership, Leadership Essentials: Motivating Employees, What is Emotional Intelligence?, Leadership Essentials: Communicating Vision, Crucial Conversations, Mastering Negotiations, The Secret of Female Leaders, SAP Purchasing Tips & Tricks, Inventory Management, Finance (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, SVA Fundamentals)

Professional Leadership, Activities & Affiliations 

Current Involvements:

  • Hope Gala Volunteer Committee, Volunteer
    • Four Diamonds Award recipient for planning the largest grossing volunteer event in 2016
  • APICS, Member
  • Skin Care Recognitions Committee, Planner                              
  • Unilever Women’s Interactive Network, Member                                                                                

Previous Involvements:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hudson County-Lunch Buddies Program,  Lunch Buddy
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sheboygan County-Lunch Buddies Program, Lunch Buddy
  • Kohler Engagement Coaching, Area Coach
  • Institute of Supply Management, Member                                                                         
  • Global Supply Chain Community Service Committee, Committee Lead: Established a committee to facilitate departmental community service efforts
  • Marquette Applied Purchasing Program, Mentor Counseled 1-2 Marquette Purchasing students per semester, acting as a purchasing liaison to compliment their coursework
  • Global Supply Chain Rotational Program, Recruiter
  • Global Supply Chain Rotational Program, Peer Mentor: Counseled a rotational associate throughout their rotations and their transition to permanent roles

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