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Supply Chain Management

Columbus, Ohio, 43230, United States
March 05, 2011

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Rachel E. Jacobs

**** ******** ******** **** ***** . Gahanna, OH 43230 . (919) ***-****

Objective: A challenging position where my passion for success, high energy

level and professional skills can improve the performance of a progressive

global corporation.

Professional Experience

Abercrombie and Fitch, New Albany, OH

July 2007-Present

Store Operations Analyst

December 2010-Present

o Responsible for improving A&F's global merchandise systems

. Analyze capacity utilization of 1,100+ stores; collaborate with

Allocation and Store Planning to maximize sales by improving

stockroom efficiencies

o Worked with Regional Management during peak season on

Merchandise Overflow Project, saving the company $50K+ in remote

stockroom leasing costs

. Partner with Store Design to review, edit, and enhance store floor


o Add an average of 500 linear feet of inventory storage space to

each floor plan through optimized placement of


. Serve as Operations Leader to a $1.3M groundbreaking merchandise

test to be launched in a premiere group of domestic A&F stores

. Co-head a project to enhance training of all 50,000+ store

employees on the company's replenishment systems

Internal Auditor

October 2009-December 2010

o Responsible for auditing financial and operational performance of A&F's


. Lead Store Auditor, also successfully trained four auditors in the


. Traveled independently and extensively nationwide, bi-weekly; 9


. Technically improved key audit process: the analysis of store

specific SKU status within the supply chain, which saved two hours

of audit time per store

o Used to conduct a detailed review of 260 SKUs per store visit

. Reviewed Business Processes including: accuracy of balance tenders;

human resource compliance; clearance standards and price point

verification; loss prevention standards; overall store operations


. Editor of weekly Store Audit Report prepared for senior management

Associate Allocator

July 2007-October 2009

o Responsible for the allocation of over $10M of merchandise both

domestically and internationally. Gained experience in allocating male

graphics, women's intimates, and male and female denim

. Individually handled Allocation's largest SKU count, upwards of

2,300 items

. Mastered time management while serving as the only dual-brand &

dual-gender product allocator

. Contributed to the opening of the first European Kid's flagship in

Milan, Italy

. Responsible for the development and execution of the allocation

method implemented during the wind-down of the Ruehl 925 brand

. Hand-chosen to initially test and implement next-generation

allocation system


Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY August

2003-May 2007

. Bachelor of Science, Management and Business; Minor in Asian Studies

Skills and Interests

. Conversational in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

. Proficient in MS Office, Windows, Apple OSX, InDesign, and ACCESS

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