Well-organized and highly motivated business professional with more than 15 years' experience. Strengths
include Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Inventory Management, Procurement, Demand Planning and
Sales experience. Passionate about building strong vendor and customer relationships. Proven ability to complete
projects in a timely fashion.
Project Manager - Materials Management, 03/2013
to Current HD Supply – San Diego,
Manage the implementation and deployment processes for Material Management and Data Governance projects. Analyzing new product data to ensure data integrity within SAP, BI, Bmedia and Web.
Partnering with cross-functional teams in Marketing, Creative Services, Sales, Inventory Management and Merchandising.
Created new taxonomies, attributes, web hierarchy and UNSPSC, BOM's and Routing for new products. Increasing web sales 55% over plan.
Manage SOPs and define procedures to ensure quality and productivity are of the highest standards.
Establish excellent working relationships with vendors and sales representatives to strengthen partnerships.
Developed and maintained solid business relationships by collaborating with stakeholders across all aspects of the business.
Supported the implementation of a Supplier Portal for vendors to submit material data, enriched data and material changes.
Collaborated with cross-functional teams to create a platform for maintaining Material Relationships (cross selling of materials) that is fed to BI Reporting, Salesforce.com and corporate web site, resulting in annual increase of $1.6M top line sales.
Inventory Management - Associate Buyer, 09/2005
to 03/2013 HD Supply – San Diego,
Reviewed daily sales reports to prevent stock outs, expedited delivery of product and minimized lost sales.
Recovered $2.4 million in sales by cross-shipping lost sales for the various categories over a one-year period.
Maintained inventory levels by reviewing and evaluating purchase quantities to achieve a 99.5% fill rate and a 7.5 turn.
Increased fill rate for a major vendor from 98.0% fill rate to 99.5% fill rate and turned merchandise at 7.5 over prior year 6.5.
Eliminated $1.2 million in overstock and dead inventory without sacrificing turns or fill rate.
Assist the distribution centers as a liaison to communicate vendor issues, and resolved problem parts and shipping problems.
Analyzed buy-in amounts to ensure proper amounts of inventory were being purchased into the appropriate distribution center locations.
Depleted discontinued merchandise in the distribution centers to minimize write-off dollars.
Cultivated partnership with Buyers/Merchants to second source products when necessary.
Collaborated with vendors on allocation fulfillment issues. Expedited parts to prevent stock outs.
Lead Transportation Analyst, 02/1997
to 09/2005 Home Depot Supply – San Diego,
Provide daily coordination for all import shipments.
Negotiated carrier contracts.
Implement and maintain a Hazardous Material Management Program.
Manage the Inbound Freight Claims Process
Compile Weekly/Monthly Reporting and Carrier Delivery Performance. Met monthly with Sales Carrier contact.
Provide daily maintenance of transportation related database
Investigate and resolve misdirected shipments.
Work with carriers to resolve customer complaint issues.
Perform Freight Cost Analysis to determine service options.
Create carrier routing tools to assist the Distribution Centers and Inventory Management.
UCSD Extension: Haz Mat Certification,
San Diego Miramar College -