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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • Vendor Relationships
  • Time Management
  • Inventory Forecasting
  • Inventory Accuracy
  • Microsoft Office
  • Shipping and Freight Management Software
  • Inventory Monitoring and Management
  • Retail Based Accounting
  • Knowledge of IBM Applications
  • Warehouse Management System (WMS)
  • Strong Knowledge of JDA or AS400 Inventory System
  • Strong Knowledge of Working with hazardous Materials
Work History
10/2020 to Current Retail Inventory Analyst Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. | , , Springfield, Missouri
  • Gathered and analyzed data to forecast trends and recommend adjustments.
  • Checked work and purchase orders against actual materials and resolved variances.
  • Worked with different departments to keep inventory controlled according to established procedures.
  • Audited and corrected discrepancies in inventory numbers.
  • Completed daily cycle counts to maintain accuracy of records.
  • Kept merchandise moving smoothly and accurately from stockroom to sales floor.
  • Recorded information, shortages and discrepancies to keep records current and accurate.
  • Worked with supervisors and team members to understand supply needs and bring levels within desired tolerances.
  • Identified, selected, and maintained logistic suppliers and achieved optimum costs and service qualities.
  • Maintained accurate, up-to-date documentation of supply chain processes for reliable reference.
  • Implemented organizational systems to optimize product placement and operational productivity.
  • Managed complex projects as directed by leadership, delivering positive outcomes within time and budget constraints.
  • Addressed internal supply problems head-on and developed creative solutions to prevent delays and missed targets.
  • Input data in Excel to create updated status reports for quick reference of project progress and deadlines.
  • Created timetables and production commitments using data from sales forecasts.
08/2022 to 02/2023 Buyer, Men's National Brand Athletic Clothing Johnson Controls, Inc. | , , Springfield, Missouri
  • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs and negotiated prices to maintain profit margins.
  • Tracked inventory shipments and prepared spreadsheets detailing item information.
  • Maintained key item stock levels and wrote or expedited purchase orders.
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
  • Developed and improved account relationships.
  • Managed vendor purchase order dispatch, delivery and invoicing to set contractual guidelines and maintain budgetary regulations.
  • Maintained focus and organization to regularly complete tasks with precision, timeliness and flexibility to accommodate fluctuating assignments and emerging business trends.
  • Analyzed inventory usage and assessed trends to provide maximum coverage for each time period.
  • Met with suppliers to assess changes and determine proper courses of action.
10/2020 to 08/2022 Distribution and Store Volunteering The High Companies | , , Springfield , Missouri
  • Traveled and managed inventory in the Distribution center for Receiving, Stocking and Shipping departments.
  • Traveled to Stores and helped receive and put away product at store level.
07/2019 to 10/2020 Order Filler O'Reilly Automotive Distribution Center | , , Springfield, MO
  • Transported inventory items to appropriate locations.
  • Operated forklifts and pallet jacks to transfer large products from one area of warehouse to another, allowing for easier accessibility.
  • Packed items into appropriate containers for shipment.
  • Used hand-held scanners and physical logs to accurately track item movements.
  • Read production orders, work orders, shipping orders and requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered or distributed.
  • Alerted supervisors and coworkers of hazards and other issues for quick resolutions.
  • Listened closely during team meetings to gain complete understanding of duties required for each shift, completing priority tasks first.
  • Received and unpacked shipments and new equipment as directed.
  • Performed cycle counts and inventory control to accurately track product levels.
  • Informed purchasing team of missing or damaged items immediately when unloading and receiving.
  • Removed jams and unblocked conveyor system to maintain flow of goods.
  • Demonstrated and applied product knowledge of company SKUs.
Expected in 05/2025 to to Master of Arts | Finance And Supply Chain Purdue University , Lafayette, IN, GPA:
Expected in 12/2022 to to Bachelor of Arts | Business With Emphasis in Supply Chain And Finance University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ GPA:
  • Dean's List for 2022 School Year
  • Awarded Multiple Career Applicable badges
  • Honor Roll 2022 School Year
  • 4.0 GPA

Expected in 09/2020 to to Certificate | OSHA Safety And Sanitation Certification Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO GPA:
Expected in 07/2020 to to Associate of Arts | Business And Finance University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ GPA:
  • Awarded Leadership certificate from the National Leadership and Success Honor Society
  • Dean's List Both Years
  • First generation College Student Scholarship Recipient
  • Relevant Coursework: Computer science/Programming and multiple Supply chain business classes.
  • 4.0 GPA
  • National Society of Leadership and Success Member

Expected in 05/2019 to to High School Diploma | Ozark High School, Ozark, MO GPA:
  • Certificate in Culinary Arts through High school Prostart program
  • Certificate of Ordination
  • Missouri Certified English Tutor certificate
  • Currently working on Certificate of Finance, Supply Chain management, Statistical analysis through Coursera.
  • Award 9 you rock service awards from O'Reilly Automotive for outstanding service.
  • OSHA Safety and Sanitation Certificate

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School Attended

  • Purdue University
  • University of Phoenix
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • University of Phoenix
  • Ozark High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Retail Inventory Analyst
  • Buyer, Men's National Brand Athletic Clothing
  • Distribution and Store Volunteering
  • Order Filler


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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