inventory planning manager resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Dynamic well-organized Inventory Planning Manager with comprehensive technical knowledge and extensive Supply Chain, inventory, replenishment and procurement management experience for a multinational beverage corporation. Adept in reviewing and analyzing operational reports and plans, inventory demand, planned requirements, and other data to determine and advise on compatibility of planned support programs. Highly skilled in managing people, systems and resources and possess proficiency in understanding customer's needs and translating those into business advantages. Successful in working with personnel of all levels with exceptional ability to facilitate group efforts. Superior problem solving ability: identifying problems, researching solutions, and making effective change.
  • Supply chain and resource management
  • Procurement specialist
  • Final Buys & Materials life-cycle expertise
  • Process improvement
  • Trend analysis
  • Software: Servigistics, SAP, AS 400, SharePoint, JD Edwards, Oracle & Demantra Supply Parts Planning, Warehouse Management
  • Inventory management
  • Microsoft Office : Excel (v-look ups, pivot tables, macros), PowerPoint, Access SQL and Databases
  • Purchasing and procurement
  • Consistently able to build trusting relationships internally and externally
  • Cost reduction strategies
Work History
Inventory Planning Manager, 02/2013 - Current
Children's Place New Orleans, LA,
  • Manages $4-$6-million of spending making replenishment for 300-600 service vehicles and 40 parts rooms for the Central North and South Regions.
  • Utilizes working knowledge of forecasting and inventory planning systems, processes, monitoring metrics to deliver required service levels as outlined by client groups while optimizing inventory investment Maintains statistical models; measures and takes action on improvement plans for key performance metrics.
  • Utilizes an enhancement of Servigistics parts planning tool to provide accurate and timely forecasting and order processing.
  • Optimizes inventory levels using statistical models & SKU/ABC classification to design min/max/reorder levels leading to delivery of required customer service (fill rates) while minimizing/re-balancing working capital needs and excess/obsolete inventory needs and excess/obsolete inventory.
  • Manages Regional teams to gather market-based demand inputs for inclusion in forecasting and inventory planning decisions to optimize inventory investments.
  • Generates and analysis monthly forecasting accuracy, fill rate, inventory turns and aged inventory metrics to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Led Hold-for-Part improvements in the Central South region from 3.8% to 2.0% utilizing an Automated Stocking List Management strategy.
  • Collaborates closely with Field Service and other key stakeholders to help achieve business goals and track KPIs/KPMs.
  • Instrumental in the development of the Field Inventory Planning On-boarding Manual developed to localize training and process information necessary to perform all Inventory Planning tasks.
Global Inventory Management Planner, 07/2012 - 03/2013
L3harris Cincinnati, OH,
  • Delivered exceptional service through ensuring Distribution Centers and customer locations have adequate inventory levels to meet their business needs, while maximizing inventory velocity by analyzing forecasting and ordering high dollar volume or highly sensitive or technical products/commodities.
  • Maintains continuity of supply on stock items that matches our rate of sale and forecast while minimizing interruptions of service to the customer Reviews daily purchasing reports and implement strategy changes as necessary.
  • Initiate returns to balance inventory as needed Resolves shipping discrepancies with distribution centers and invoicing disputes with accounting.
  • Utilizes Servigistics and Oracle Demantra SPP to create, forecast and manage Service Part Procurement Request process for new product releases in support of the appropriate Service Design and Logistics lines of business.
  • Collects data pertinent to product termination and performs necessary final buy/product phase out analysis to ensure adequate resources are available for long term support.
  • Forecasted purchasing trends.
  • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs.
Inventory Management Specialist, 12/2010 - 12/2011
Carrier Enterprise Jackson, TN,
  • Served as a central point of contact and exchange of information for personnel of supply, production, maintenance, and other organizations relative to material support problems affecting an assigned program or project site Acted a liaison between warehouse, customer service, and materials management, providing information as related to inventory counts, product receipts, and product shipments.
  • Prepared shipping bill of ladings and customs documents for materials/products for outgoing shipments to customers, vendors or our other locations and perform corresponding system and paper transactions accurately and timely.
  • Completed periodic inventory cycle counts, reporting actual vs.perpetual inventory balances and assisted with investigating root causes and implementing systematic solutions; suggests/implements corrective measures and improvement opportunities.
  • Prepared international documents for import and export of goods.
  • Arranged transportation globally and to all 48 contiguous states.
  • Selected the appropriate equipment and mode of transportation based on customer needs and freight costs inclusive of flatbeds, vans, LTL carriers, small package couriers, air, and ocean freight services.
  • Verified product code and lot number information using Oracle Management System to execute daily task such as allocation, ship releasing and printing bills for orders shipped.
  • Responsible for providing lot information to QC lab for product certification.
  • Established operational objectives and work plans and delegated assignments to subordinate managers.
Inventory Control Specialist, 03/2010 - 11/2010
  • IPC-DCA Contractor-Abacus Services Utilized experience with applicable management policies and procedures for inventory management, stock control, procurement and warehouse management tasks and activities for systems and subsystem as they pertain to all warehouse stock.
  • Utilized planning/inventory management software (Servigistics & Oracle) to provide technical direction and resolve problems during various complex assignments.
  • Performed material management functions and data entry required to maintain inventory and financial records.
  • Analyzes logistics functions, conducts material support planning.
  • Developed inventory and distribution logistics plans and procedures.
  • Provided parts availability, order status, customer pricing and part number information to internal and external customers.
  • Processed customer orders which include order input, resolving order holds, and notifying customer delays Functional experience with all Microsoft Office products Oracle III and other warehouse management software.
Inbound-Receiving Specialist, 05/2009 - 03/2010
Carlisle Tire And Wheel City, STATE,
  • Accountable for the coordination and planning of daily activities for warehouse employees. Verifying and keeping records of incoming shipments by Validating bills of lading, invoices, orders and other records to determine priorities and shipping methods Implemented and organized a new receiving method to track, monitor and document load quantities and receipts.
  • Update daily excel records for employee base daily production Trained, Supervised and managed twelve inbound dock employees, by communicating job expectations and appraising job contributions.
  • Track, organize and distribute warehouse inventory for improved shipment methods Met and exceeded daily receiving operation standards by contributing vital receiving information to strategic plans and reviews, implanted production productivity, quality, and customer-service standards, resolved problems and identified receiving improvements.
  • Led warehouse improvement initiatives to advance operational efficiencies.
  • Coordinated with freight forwarders to expedite international shipments.
  • Forecasted manpower requirements based on daily workload and company targets.
Dispatch-Shipping & Receiving Specialist, 05/2008 - 10/2008
Newell Recycling Transportation Department City, STATE,
  • Served as single point of contact to Operations and Distribution to provide day to day support.
  • Managed inventory of shipping supplies to ensure contents were accounted for and orderly at all times.
  • Verified weight tickets against bills of lading, invoices, orders and other records.
  • Reviewed and resolved any shipping and receiving matters Assigned Open-top, Flat-bed, and Roll-off drivers to pickup and deliver recyclables.
  • Reconstructed and improved trip ticket processing Implemented and automated a new system to track contractor invoices Administered dispatch programs such as Scrapbooks, Navision, on the Centrix system.
  • Communicated all emergencies, delays due to weather and carrier schedule changes to customers and supervisors.
  • Reported carrier-performance metrics and monthly costs reports to executive team.
Bachelor of Science: Organizational Management, Expected in Current
Charleston Southern University - North Charleston, SC
Status - Organizational Management

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  • Charleston Southern University

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  • Inventory Planning Manager
  • Global Inventory Management Planner
  • Inventory Management Specialist
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Inbound-Receiving Specialist
  • Dispatch-Shipping & Receiving Specialist


  • Bachelor of Science

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