Biomedical Device Startup, product design, manufacturing and sales. Responsible for all aspects of company HR, including recruiting, hiring, performance evaluation, terminations,compensation, benefits strategic planning, company communication & moral. Benchmarked, salaries to maintain competitiveness. Successfully modified health benefits to expand offering zero increase in costs. Tracked use of PTO time. Held frequent communication meetings & events to keep employees informed, engaged & motivated. Continuous analysis of changing workforce needs and implemented change plans to ensure company able to meet business needs. Key member of management team for strategic decisions. Worked with all stakeholders including board of directors, shareholders and vendors. Referred to as "the glue" of the company and was the key "go-to" person for problems, information or help.
Responsible managing the Health & Welfare Benefits of approximately 8,000 Sonoma County Employees and Retirees. Benefits administration is complicated by the variability of benefits based on numerous bargaining units and employment agreements with benefits in continuous change. Extensive knowledge of legal aspects of employee benefits, analytical ability and able to multi-task and re-prioritize on-going.
Business Analyst/Trainer- Core team member of $11M computer system replacement project. Liaison between Business Units and computer design analysts in the design, development testing of a new system. Computer supported 9 business units and 500+ employees with many interfaces. Documented business processes, replacement system functionality and analyzed the two to identify gaps. Made recommendations to management on system design changes & business process changes. Became core member of training team, designing training modules, PowerPoint presentations, practice scenarios, documentation tools and created and executed "train-the-trainer" program. Career included Supervisor for travel call center, credit analyst, collections analyst, employee ergonomics & safety trainer.
Created clothing purchase plans working with the senior buyer and vendors. Plans included item selections, quality, color. Created detailed purchase plans to support 230 retail stores across the US. Analyzed historical, store & trend data. Created continuous distribution plans to ensure every store was appropriately stocked. Helped with advertisements, merchandise display plans, helped resolve merchandise and inventory problems. Worked collaboratively with employees throughout the company, vendors & management to achieve sell-through success and happy customers.
SPHR Certificate 12/14 - NHRCI
Member of SHRM - Society of Human Resource Management
Member of NCHRA - Northern California HR Association
Minor in German
Highly effective communicator and ale to influence & persuade
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