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Work experience

Jul 2007Present

Utility Worker - Inventory Accountant

City of Houston

Inventory accountant proactively manage inventory levels for a high-volume warehousing/distribution electrical and maintenance facility. Introduce innovative reorganizing methods to reduce costs, improve efficiency, enhance quality, and construct an environmentally safe compliant workplace. Core expertise includes: • Prepare and report monthly inventory analysis to City of Houston comptrollers • Execute Strategic Capital Budgeting • Vendor sourcing, Negotiations & Quality Assurance • Facility planning & Financial Management • Inventory Control & Depletion of Obsolescent materials • Implement and compile Procurement Requisitions & Purchase Order documentations in database files and archives • Capital expenditure Planning & Cost Containment • Monitor & Integrate Inventory logistics • Analyze, account and record adjustments from physical inventories and cycle counts • Evaluate and maintain inventory costing, and pricing variance PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE Supervise and hold full accountability for a complex inventoried facility within a 500k electrical and maintenance budget. Responsible for all operations, including receiving inventory, picking and distributing, facility management and administration, hold autonomous decision-making for most financial and administrative functions, and utilizing accounting principles and procedures to account for inventory.

• Contributed to reducing inventory by depleting obsolescent items adding to nearly 200,000 dollars in inventory total, for the OSB Public Utilities branch. • Monitor and maintain integrity over inventory data that deals with the valuing and bookkeeping for changes within inventoried assets • Abided by all initiatives implemented by the City of Houston officials, and recognized for a well-structured SOP, and OSHA guideline environment. • Assist city employees with high and low expensed merchandise required for their everyday utilization • Conduct numerous spreadsheets and analysis in time frames of quarterly audits

Feb 2003Jul 2007

Inventory Administrator

Venturi Staffing Partners

My daily duties pursued were to administer warehouse inventory and cross-train existing and new employees to maintain warehouse. Duties involved me to utilize Microsoft Excel to upload and synchronize merchandise into the SAP database so the logistics team could sort out what would be shipped. PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE Direct all physical operations in a 500,000 sq ft. warehouse facility supporting over $4 million in PC equipment. Administered inventory and cross-train existing and new employees to maintain warehouse. Utilize Microsoft Excel to upload and synchronize merchandise into the SAP database. • Identify, analyze and communicate adjustments to inventory systems as needed. • Counted material, finished products, and supplies in stock and posts totals to inventory records. • Manage and maintain inventory status/levels on daily basis on multiple systems by updating status of shipment and receipts • Creates spreadsheets, reports through use of programs (Microsoft Excel & Word) • Construct quarterly and year end inventory • Administer inventory and cross-train existing and new employees • Conduct Freight Shipments and Deliveries • Contain inventory budget • Modify commodity codes and commodity pricing with SAP Reason for LeavingAchieved a new career with the City of Houston


Aug 2005Present

Bachelors of Science Psychology

Lonestar College

Letter of Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern:

It is my pleasure to recommend Marlon Forside as a new member of staff within your department.As an Administrative Supervisor with the City of Houston, I have noticed the exceptional potential Marlon comprises.Marlon’s diligent work has proven to me that he will be a valuable addition to any company or branch.I have known Marlon a little over a year, he worked for me on various projects, and based on his work, I would rank him as one of the best I’ve ever had. Marlon distinguished himself by consistently submitting extraordinarily well-planned reports on our inventory. He is highly intelligent and has good analytical and communication skills.

Now, over a year later, he is in pursuit of new opportunities to expand his considerable skills. He has a winning attitude that embraces all challenges and encourages collaboration.Marlon draws the best out of every person, promotes talent and shares successes.To better structure our inventory, by implementing material and location identifiers in a timely manner.Many of his ideas have and will be mirrored for other inventory storerooms.

If his performance in our company is a good indication of how he would perform in yours, he would be an extremely positive asset to your program. If I can be of any further assistance, or provide you with any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Armando Saenz,

Administrative Supervisor – City of HoustonPublic Works / Public Utilities 

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