Qualified Supply Chain & Logistics Professional
Cross-disciplinary experience in strategic planning and supply chain management, including sourcing and manufacturing facilitation with a focus on the wholesale distribution of souvenirs and hardlines category. Coordinates logistics and business processes in highly competitive global and multicultural markets to optimize supply chain performance and sustainability. Skilled in project and process management, team leadership, purchasing processes and practices, inventory management, and Sage 100 ERP and related software systems. Continuously generates effective transportation methods, while maintaining an innovative approach on warehouse management. Resourceful Inventory Control Manager with over 24 years of experience in merchandising and inventory planning. Knowledgeable on international trade and manufacturing of licensed products including performing periodic site audits of key suppliers. Methodical leader with expertise in operations management, strategic planning, continuous improvements and manufacturing.
Merchandise Planning & Sourcing
Results - Focused
Aptitude for Technology
Dynamic Relationship Builder
Distribution and Warehousing
Influencer & Skilled Negotiator
Initiated business planning and strategy development, enhancing business processes to increase internal performance while managing a successful product launch. Performed risk management while identifying and acquiring financial resources and skills needed for setting direction and documenting company objectives.
Supervision of domestic and foreign procurement operations for wholesale distributor of souvenirs and housewares for theme parks and attractions industry. Evaluated and implemented material management projects related to procurement, receipt, transportation, warehousing, barcode, ERP and inventory management systems. Formulated and interpreted financial/statistical data to facilitate critical decision making when negotiating favorable terms and pricing, and ensuring supplier quality and efficiency. Conducted inventory assessment, problem identification/resolution, process reengineering, cost analysis, order expediting, inventory tracking, and budget administration simultaneously coordinated and prioritized multiple tasks. Evaluated and consolidated vendors to improve quality and gain greater purchasing leverage.
Coordinate goals of procurement and logistics departments and streamline business processes by prioritizing customer orders. Manage supply chain network for the distribution center and three satellite warehouses. Track physical status of goods and materials in transit, negotiate transportation contracts and solve any transportation problems. Occasional monitoring and training of field service personnel at retail locations to track sales performance or address issues on merchandise fulfillment.
MSSC Certified Logistics Associate
MSSC Certified Logistics Technician
MSSC Maintenance Awareness
MSSC Manufacturing Process & Production.
OSHA 10 General Industry
Forklift Safety & Material Handling Equipment
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