Philadelphia, PA *****
Versatile professional with superior leadership skills which include:
Customer Satisfaction, Product Development, Project Management/Coordination, Manufacturer Planning/Scheduling, Inventory Management, Logistics and Analysis. Passionate, highly motivated, driven with an entrepreneurial spirit individual. Extremely resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. Effective communication with outstanding attention to detail. Excellent time management, organizational skills, critical thinking ability and solid multi-tasking skills.
2012-2018 Merle Norman Cosmetics Los Angeles, CA
New Products Planner/Project Manager
Progressed from New Products Planner to an increasingly responsible position as New Product Manager.
Planning and scheduling for assigned production lines, MPS review, successive vendor quotes/orders, and artwork, purchased finished goods requirements, MRP.
Established 15 -25 new SKU’s with each seasonal new product launch.
Facilitated weekly meetings with department heads, allowing accountability to correct issues before they arise.
Streamlined product presentation process through the creation of a “product development database” providing upper management with immediate access to product progress involving cross-functional teams.
Evaluated and officiated clear targets and objectives to team members.
Improved “On Schedule Planning” from 41% to 76%.
2011-2012 Pharmavite/Nature Made Valencia, CA
Package Design Technician
Prepared samples for shelf-life testing, including product and package performance under various conditions.
Made recommendations for appropriate adjustments for packaging as required. Managed multiple projects and changing priorities effectively.
Interfaced within operating units cross-functionally, presented suggestions for process improvements.
Implemented training course for new recruits which expedited profitability.
2006-2010 Johnson & Johnson Los Angeles, CA
Senior Project Analyst
Managed the daily operational and tactical aspects of multiple and large scale technical projects. Generated and maintained reports as necessary to validate performance metrics.
Monitored an aggressive timeline and budgetary constraints for Copy and Artwork. Served as point person for Copy approval from concept to finished product.
Determined the most effective transportation routes for various shipments.
Generated required reports as scheduled which validated performance metrics.
1994-2006 Neutrogena/Johnson & Johnson Los Angeles
Senior Project Coordinator
Trained cross-functional teams on Package Development interactions within the organization.
Tracked large inventories, purchases and backorders for the Packaging team. Negotiations with vendors and contractors on departmental services and goods.
Effective interpersonal skills for team connections. Developed and wrote accurate packaging component specifications.
El Camino College Los Angeles, CA
AA, Business Communication
APICS, NAFE, Toastmasters International
Skills and Interests
Proficient in SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle, SYSPRO 7, MS Word, Excel,
MS Project, Ariba Software, TOPS Pallet Software
Mental Calisthenics, Global Awareness, Community Interests