Purchasing, Inventory Control and Planning Professional with over 30 years’ experience in Materials Management. Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Thorough, communicative, open minded, punctual and dependable. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and AS400. APICS CPIM Certified.
The Robert Allen Group, Foxboro, MA
Manager, Purchasing 2004-2017
Developed The Model Stock Program to maximize available stock at new program launches and assigned classifications to new SKUs.
Implemented data changes within the product master and introduced recommendations for enhancing procedures with suppliers.
Assumed total responsibility for all planning and purchasing activities for over 9000 SKUs from over 100 worldwide vendors.
Reduced inventory by 17%, or $1.5 million, while maintaining acceptable fill rates.
Collaborated with representatives from multiple departments to integrate a major finishing plant into the AS400 system.
Purchasing Analyst/Purchasing Associate 1986-2004
Performed scheduling for assigned SKUs such as purchase order completion and communicating production requirements to suppliers.
Tracked and advised logistics, operations and sales of inventory availability issues for key items to improve a productive supply chain.
Analyzed existing reports including open order status and scheduling and communicated weekly with management.
Reviewed sales demand and determined quantity and frequency of purchases.
Sustained positive communication with suppliers to ensure delivery of goods in a timely manner.
Arranged drop shipments to customers and entered orders shipped directly from suppliers and vendors.
Inventory Control Supervisor 1984-1986
Created daily cycle counts and discrepancy reports and communicated inventory status to Department Managers.
Researched and executed stock checks on misplaced items and tracked customer orders to be pulled and shipped.
Norton High School Graduate.
CPIM Certification from APICS, the association for supply chain management.
Participated in various classes in relation to Microsoft Office while employed at The Robert Allen Group.