Sixteen-year retail professional with multi-faceted experiences to include Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Transportation and Logistics, Store Layout and Design, Program and Project Management and Inventory Management in highly competitive and fast-paced environments. I take ownership of my responsibilities and I get results.
MANAGER07/2015 to CurrentWAL-MART STORES, INCBENTONVILLE, AR
Manage the supply chain execution for 25+ complex categories across the Walmart U.S.
network by developing and executing processes for item flow path from the Suppliers to Walmart stores.
Drive results by setting expectations and leading strategic, cross-functional initiatives and optimizing supply chain management to ensure program in-stocks are at the desired levels.
For FYE 2017, exceeded in-stock goals which lead to $1.19B in actual sales on a budget of $1.17B.
Oversee inventory management across the Walmart U.S.
General Merchandise and Fashion distribution center networks and Supercenter and General Merchandise store formats.
Develop and coordinate solutions for merchandise flow exceptions, disruptions and constraints.
Collaborate with the Buying, Planning, Modular Development and Product Development teams, along with Suppliers, to develop and oversee the implementation of strategies for new item assortments.
Develop, validate and implement item forecast parameters.
Manage category inventory budgets and develop and present recommendations to the cross-functional team and senior leadership.
SENIOR MANAGER12/2012 to 07/2015WAL-MART STORES, INCBENTONVILLE, AR
Talent Management: Collaborated very closely with Recruiting, Talent Planning, Talent Development and Compensation teams to obtain talent and address future and existing talent needs; Built and implemented robust talent plans for the growing needs of each individual business; Acquired and retained key talent and ensured consistency in compensation practices.
Job Analysis: Built and analyzed job descriptions; Advised the business on the execution of organizational change initiatives; Lead associates through change management processes; Provided counsel to associates to ensure successful transitions.
Associate Relations: For 1,200+ Sam's Club Associates, built/defined and implemented Human Capital Plans and Diversity & Inclusion Business Plans strategies for areas of support and drove strategies throughout the fiscal year; Lead headcount and budget management for areas of support; Provided guidance to business leaders about HR issues, including Performance Management and Associate Engagement issues.
PROJECT MANAGER01/2008 to 12/2012WAL-MART STORES, INCBENTONVILLE, AR
Successfully led a team of two human resources and diversity professionals with responsibility for the development, oversight and coordination of the corporate Diversity Goals Program and advancement of company-wide diversity and inclusion efforts.
Managed and maintained Candidate Sourcing & [Job] Placements information for over 350 senior-level and executive associates.
Managed and executed the Good Faith Efforts piece of the company's Diversity Goals program, of which all Corporate senior-level management and Field management associates were held accountable; Supported the educational and developmental programs that were designed to build cultural competencies for over 55,000 members of management.
Partnered closely with, and provided guidance to, divisional (Walmart U.S., Sam's Club, International) Human Resources leadership who supported Officers with their Diversity Goals plans.
Analyzed diversity demographics data, including EEO data, and partnered with talent leads to provide quarterly divisional reports and key insights in an effort to achieve associate development and diversity goals.
PROJECT MANAGER01/2005 to 01/2008WAL-MART STORES, INCBENTONVILLE, AR
Designed floor plans and implemented merchandise plans for Division 1 Walmart stores, Walmart Supercenter units, and Neighborhood Market formats.
Partnered/Coordinated with Operations, Merchandising, Special Divisions, Store Planning, and other departments to determine store specific layouts and ensure compliance for state-specific requirements.
Determined the best space allocation for specific departmental layouts by the use of historical sales data as well as demographic data.
Successfully managed rigid timelines for multiple stores simultaneously in different phases of each project.
Had responsibility for two associates and their successful management and completion of high profile projects.
ANALYST12/2003 to 01/2005WAL-MART STORES, INCBENTONVILLE, AR
Worked consistently with truck carrier dispatchers to ensure efficient routing of Walmart and Sam's Club purchase orders and truckloads from Suppliers located in the Northeast and Southeast regions of the United States to Walmart distribution centers and stores throughout the United States.