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Director of Operations, Purchasing, Inventory Mnagement

Hawthorne, NJ
March 21, 2018

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Hawthorne, New Jersey *****




Focused, quality-driven professional with extensive experience in merchandise planning, and purchasing positions, demonstrating consistent achievement of objectives, strong forecasting and analysis skills. Proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, designing educational strategies, and coaching individuals to success. Skilled in building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and making critical decisions during challenges. Adaptable and transformational leader with an ability to work independently and developing opportunities that further establish organizational goals. Expert user in Excel, SAP, and Sage X3.


Capezio Ballet Makers, Totowa, NJ May 2003 - March 2018

Director of Merchandising Planning

●Develop strong working knowledge of marketing/sales/customer business plan to validate forecast and accurately reflect business plan alignment

●Generate basic and seasonal forecasts and evaluated actual sales to plan on weekly basis. Present results to CMO, CFO, and CEO in monthly forecast meetings

●Produce 12-18-month budget/forecast plan on 9,000 active SKU for sales and stock position

●Produce weekly OTB reports, promotional analysis, and top sellers review to accomplish sales, meet gross margin and turn goals

●Monitor purchases monthly and through analyses to determine the impact on inventory position by month

●Work with CFO to establish overall financial objectives and identify sales and inventory issue

Director of Logistics and Inventory

●Developed and implemented cost control strategy for annual savings of $500K by negotiating third party logistics contract and consolidated our global entities

●Oversee operations within the global organization’s logistics department, including transportation, distribution, and inventory control

●Manage order/item creation, the purchasing and inventory control functions. Provide support to the planning team on all material flow issues

●Interface with the product line coordinators on the planning and forecasting of customer orders to meet shipping requirements

●Conducts daily inventory analysis to solve inventory problems

●Analyze slow moving and obsolete inventory and generate markdown optimization and liquidation strategies that preserved merchandising margin

Global Inventory Manager

●Maintained weekly updates to CFO and CEO of all supply shortages alerts and take corrective action as appropriate to insure rapid order fulfillment and minimize backorders

●Work with Product Managers and Sales Management to finalize sales forecasts, purchases, and control inventory levels

●Manages daily communications with global factories on estimated times of arrival, and changes

●Utilize demand and supply planning tools to increase planning accuracy

●Established reorder levels, safety stock position based on the ABC analysis practice

●Communicated with Operations, Product Management, and Logistics to resolve customer support issues and maximized efficiency with profitability

●Analyzed monthly production plans based on target volume versus capacity and resources

Radiodetection, Mahwah, NJ April 1992 - April 2003

Inventory Manager

Oversee all aspects of an organization's production and inventory management policies, objectives, and initiatives. Responsible for production planning, master scheduling, and inventory management. Worked as liaison with headquarters in England to arrange air and ocean shipments.


Berkeley College Degree in Business Administration and Management

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