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Supply Chain Professional

Wilton Manors, Florida, United States
August 25, 2018

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Wilton Manors, FL 33334

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Supply Chain Professional with over twenty years of comprehensive experience in development and production of fragrance and cosmetic products.


Parlux Fragrances, Inc.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


May 1, 2007 to November 30, 2017

Lead team of five Production Planners and Buyers in all direct and indirect purchases to support sales across all distribution channels.

- Researched and qualified new third-party assemblers and contract fillers.

- Prepared quarterly obsolete inventory analysis for Chief Operating Officer and corporate accounting.

- Extracted and summarized the status of all inventory and forecasted sales for more than 1,000 active items.

Parlux Fragrances, Inc.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


April 23, 2001 to November 30, 2017

Procured all components, gifts, gift set assembly and promotional materials. Developed strategic vendor relationships to improve quality and decrease cost of goods. Instituted new purchasing procedures to track requirements, confirmation and cost accuracy.

- Introduced new label, carton and promotional printers and tube manufacturers to dramatically reduce costs on commodity items.

- Assumed all gift and gift set negotiation and placement duties from Materials Director.

- Spearheaded quote solicitation and summary for components and secondary packaging for all new brand launches including Ocean Pacific, Paris Hilton, Guess?, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, and Baby Gund.

USA Labs, Inc.

Medley, Florida


December 26, 2000

April 22, 2001

Accountable for importing all components use in cosmetic and candles from Asia and Europe. Purchase Order generation using MAPICS. Issued Letters of Credit or Wire Transfers. Assisted Purchasing Director in sourcing and procuring domestic components.

- Established preferred freight forwarder matrix for all relevant shipping ports. Created new working relationships with all freight forwarders by clarifying needs and expectations.

- Composed import check list to insure completion of all actions required for smooth order shipping, customs clearance and receipt.

- Evaluated, documented and standardized all internal procedures to aid in training departmental staff and to facilitate harmonious interdepartmental communication.

Key West Aloe, Inc.

Key West, Florida


February 1, 2000 to December 23, 2000

Coordinated all elements of production in a dynamic cosmetic and OTC manufacturing facility. Scheduled and prioritized manufacturing, filling and shipping of 100 plus SKU's. Responsible for hiring, payroll and human resources for 12 reports.

- Initiated production and packaging time studies to increase production capabilities without changing personnel.

- Instituted new scheduling decision tree to minimize product backorders and increase production runs based on past and anticipated sales.

- Formed team which redesigned and relocated manufacturing and filling areas for greater flexibility and more efficient work flow.

Key West Aloe, Inc.

Key West, Florida


May 1, 1996 to December 23, 2000

Duties included researching and acquiring all items-from chemicals to packaging and equipment used to manufacture more than 150 cosmetic products. Annual purchases total over $1 million.

- Provided new packaging options that generated consumer interest while decreasing the need for high inventory levels of custom packaging.

- Introduced new decoration methods including labeling of tubes and bottles to reduce time to market, increase shelf appeal, and decrease expense.

- Competitively bid many materials to decrease product costs.

Key West Aloe, Inc.

Key West, Florida


March 1, 1995 to February 1, 2000

Directed all facets of catalog preparation and publishing including contracting for creative services and printing. Prepared product layout, wrote copy and headlines and drove creative preparation. Approved all finished artwork, film, plates in addition to approving actual Web press run. Coordinated transfer of mailing list data and addressing and mailing of catalogs to consumers.

Bernard C. Harris Publishing Co., Inc

Norfolk, Virginia


February 2, 1994 to December 24,1994

Prepared graphic layout and design for editorial portions and covers of alumni directories. Duties included frequent interaction with institutional clients and support personnel to ensure a smooth transition from original text, artwork and photos to final film output.

1992 Purvis Systems, Inc.

Virginia Beach, Virginia


September 1, 1992 to February 1, 1994)

Consolidated and formatted data, graphics and analysis for all Ship ASW Readiness Effectiveness Measuring (SHAREM) Program Documents printed by the Navy Publishing Center. Cleared for Secret material.


USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)

Electrical Division Officer (120 reports), LTJG.

Military Awards

Southwest Asia Medal (2nd Star)

Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon

National Defense Service Medal

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Second Award)

Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship


Bachelor of Science, Communication, Computer Science Minor, State University of New York, Delta College at Brockport.

Surface Warfare Schools: Division Officer Course and Steam Engineering Officer of the Watch Course. NETC Newport, RI.


AS-400: Oracle/J.D. Edwards, MAPICS, Purchasing On-Line • Spreadsheets: Excel

Databases: Access, dBase 4.0 • Word Processing: Word, WordPerfect (Windows & Mac)

Page Layout: QuarkXpress, Ventura Publisher, PageMaker, Corel Draw

Graphics: Photoshop, Freehand • Systems: Windows, Mac OS

Languages: Pascal, FORTRAN, and Assembler Language • Internet: Outlook, Internet Explorer

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