Proven ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment demanding strong organizational, technical and interpersonal skills. Proven track record in developing productive work relationships at all levels of management. Detail oriented, strong time management skills, effectively multi-tasks, demonstrates confidence and leadership capabilities, dependable and resourceful.
Budgeting and forecasting
Purchasing and procurement
Multi-team operations management
Comprehensive knowledge of entire retail production process from start to finish
Works efficiently at home and in the office
06/2018 to Current
Project Manager/Sr. Project SpecialistJCPenney － Plano, TX
Owns and creates the Time and Action Calendar for all divisions. Which includes meeting with cross functional partners in Supply Chain, Marketing, Sourcing, Merchandising, International Buying Offices, Product Development and Design to make sure key dates align and product hits the floor on time.
Organizes and owns all Design Forums with international vendors once a month.
Leads, trains and mentors the adminstrative personnel directly reporting to me.
Manages the teams budget and forecast.
Collaborates with senior leadership to support new projects.
Creates all presentations for quarterly divisional meetings,
Completes all tasks of Sr. Executive Assistant as well.
10/2007 to 06/2018
Sr. Executive Assistant/Executive AssistantJCPenney － Plano, TX
Served as Executive Assistant and Sr. Executive Assistant to VP of Product Development, Design & Trend and the Sr. Brand Directors by providing high-level support on broad range of business initiatives.
Arranged appropriate travel, visas, agendas, necessary contacts and country information for executive travel to Asia and Europe.
Communicated on behalf of the VP and determined level of urgency and what appropriate actions need to be taken.
Approved travel expenses and reimbursement requests from managers and other team members.
Worked closely with VP's direct reports on a daily basis to make sure they were aware of any project due dates.
Scheduled and planned meetings, including site-to-site video conferencing calls, which helped to streamline business operations.
Managed sensitive information with discretion while providing administrative support to executive teams.
Developed and communicated all divisional communication.
Handled all expenses for VP and Sr. Brand Director.
Reviewed and approved all expenses for a team of 80+.
Collaborated with the HR and Recruiting teams on new hire/on-boarding.
Created and maintained computer and paper based filing and organization systems for records, reports and documents.
Coordinated and scheduled all Cross-Divisional meetings including room reservations, catering orders and set-up.
Planned all team building activities inside and outside the office.
07/2002 to 10/2007
Product Development AssistantJCPenney － Plano, TX
Strategically and effectively communicated with all areas involved in the developmental process – Merchants, Design, Sourcing, Overseas Offices
Corresponded daily with Indirect/Direct suppliers for denim and non-denim long bottoms, shorts, knits, wovens, sweaters, swim, outerwear, accessories – as well as manage consistent flow of information between 6 buying offices
Maintained the development of PPK's in WEB PDM as well as organizing seasonal status reports enabling effective monitoring/approval of fabric, color, trim and fit for as many as 70 sku's per season
Upheld filing system standards for all approvals and buys
Created a tracking log for samples, trims, approvals that are sent
Assisted with and managed the process of ordering sample yardage and sample requests for each season
Worked in environment in which I supported up to 5 people at one time in all categories of Product Development for Arizona
Developed strong partnerships with design in order to create assortments that support merchant needs while maintaining the integrity and vision of the brand
Maintained expense reports and budgets for travel, samples, etc
Assisted with the maintenance of travel and business calendars for all management
Created weekly sales report that recapped sales by division vs. plan and actual
Responsible for updating and sending all PPK's to sourcing to ensure buying offices get updated costing in timely manner
Education and Training
Business Administration: Entrepreneurship & Strategic ManagementUniversity of North Texas － Denton, TX
Brookhaven Community College － Dallas, TX
Warrior of the Quarter - 2018 and 2019
Associate of the Quarter – 2016 and 2017
Nominated for the Dallas Admin Loyalty Awards in 2016
Community Ambassador for team. Coordinates yearly with the Division to adopt over 500 Angels