Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Access
Highly proficient in SAS, Arthur Planning Systems, Microstrategy, and Alex
Inventory Manager September 2014 to CurrentSEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION － Hoffman Estates, IL
Responsible for managing $65M in paper products across all Kmart retail stores and distribution centers Responsible for planning and forecasting receipts within a 1% variance to LF as well as the 2015 season Provides 26 week replenishment and promotional forecasts at item level to all vendors Increased inventory turn to LY by 0.3, COGS by $1.5M, and IMU % by 0.12% in December Decreased aged inventory by $2.1M, while increasing presentation in stock to an average 98.5% Responsible for maintaining relationships with key vendors, including Kimberly Clark, Georgia Pacific and Proctor & Gamble Partners with sales, finance, space planning, merchant and marketing teams to accurately forecast and execute promotional activity 1 direct report.
Senior Inventory Analyst August 2013 to August 2014SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION － Hoffman Estates, IL
Maintained replenishment and promotional orders for Kmart pets Decreased expired inventory by $2.2M to goal, $7.47M to LY, and aged inventory by $1.1M Planned and executed the holiday buy for 2014, which resulted in a 79.8% in season sell through; the highest in division 29 Maintained optimal inventory levels to drive profitable sales with vendor managed accounts (Nestle, Mars, Clorox) as well as non-VMI accounts Created and executed a pack size analysis which reduced non-productive inventory in low volume stores, which in turn, reduced aged and NPI by $600K Trained 3 analysts on all systems and procedures.
Allocation Analyst June 2012 to July 2013CLAIRE'S CORPORATION － Hoffman Estates, IL
Maintained inventory for 1,200 + items across two departments in Claire's jewelry Managed the pre-receiving and allocation of all styles to ensure their accuracy to assortment plans, allocation plans, and presentation standards Supported buying and planning teams by recommending reorders on existing styles based on current consumer trends Conducted point-of-sale research to identify and forecast customer purchasing habits among various demographic trends Established volume groups and created style level/trend group distributions to allocate items to appropriate customer base Created and conducted reports to analyze inventory levels, sales, trends, and customer demographics.
Bachelor of Science : Apparel Merchandising, May 2012ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY － ILApparel Merchandising
finance, forecasting, inventory, managing, marketing, Mars, Access, Microsoft Excel, Power Point, 98, Microsoft Word, Microstrategy, purchasing, receiving, research, retail, sales, SAS, space planning, trend