Objective: To engage a career in utilizing the talents, experience, drive, enthusiasm, and dedication of my work ethic for the benefit of the company, my team, and my own personal and professional growth.
Experience: 1991 to Present
Saputo Cheese, USA Nov. 2010 – Jan. 2019
Co-Manage Specialist – Sales, Club and Special Segments
Work directly with retail managers, buyers and sales to achieve the highest standards and scores for Walmart's OTIF program.
Manage inventory for 529 clubs and 18 DCs for a total combination of 1985 item/club combinations.
Monitor pricing and cost savings opportunities.
Work with plants, DCs, production and inventory planners, brokers, buyers and sales to achieve ultimate customer satisfaction.
Enter and follow up with customer complaints and product returns and work with QA regarding communications explaining cause, preventative measures and corrective actions.
Initiate changes and new processes with plants, DCs, production, packaging, QA to meet new and changing customer needs and requirements.
Use best practices and innovative ideas to lower costs while maintaining customer’s needs and expectations, i.e. packaging, palletization, and transportation.
Create reports daily, weekly and monthly to show inventories and sales levels for Customer’s Replenishment Managers and internal sales team.
Create and enter purchase orders using Walmart's Retail Link, GRS and OMS operating systems.
Saputo Cheese, USA May 2009 – Nov. 2010
Production Planning Analyst
Create and Maintain forecasts by using multiple databases and spreadsheets for particular product groups and communicated forecasts to Sales and Production.
Increase production by identifying issues and increasing process flow
Work with plant, customer service, sales team, and shipping to ensure customer requirements.
Coordinate production priorities and scheduling with plants
Created processes to expedite communications between plants and DCs
Scotsman Ice Systems, a subsidiary of Enodis Corp. Feb. 2003 – Jan. 2009
Supply Chain Coordinator
Purchase Building services and maintenance contract administration saving 15% in annual spending, negotiate banquet and hotel contracts on time and under budget
Negotiated and contracted energy for multiple facilities
Purchase Inventory and order office supplies/furniture at best price/cost savings
Report to the Vice President of Procurement and Process Quality
Create spreadsheets for tracking and analyzing price increases/decreases, inventory analysis, track all financial aspects of projects, and price increases/decreases on purchased parts for the manufacture of ice machines
Provide support to purchasing, quality and traffic groups through data entry, entering purchase orders and expediting, creating Power Point presentations, processing freight claims and organizing training seminars
Plan and coordinate annual 3 day award ceremony/conference in Hilton Head, SC for 150 attendees including 2 golf outings, award ceremonies and plant tours
Plan and coordinate meetings/travel at the most convenient times and the lowest cost.
Create correspondence to suppliers, update meeting minutes and maintain office files
Scotsman Ice Systems Oct. 1997 – Jul. 1999
Purchasing Administrative Assistant
Create spreadsheets for tracking and analyzing price increases and decreases
Coordinate a 3 day annual conference for all of our suppliers at Hilton Head, SC
Provide support to the Purchasing Director
Plan and coordinate all meetings/travel
Enter purchase orders, track and follow up
Provide support for entire Purchasing Department
Maintain and order all office supplies and furniture
Enterprise Management Group, DBA Triad Food Marketing Feb. 1994 – Oct. 1997
Report to the CFO, Supervisor of two employees
Manage accounts payable and receivable
Create professional financial reports and presentations
Correspondence with suppliers and customers regarding their accounts
Research and account analysis
Enterprise Management Group, DBA Triad Food Marketing Cont.
General Office/Customer Service
Correspondence for the President and Vice Presidents of the company
Organize travel arrangements
Order office supplies
Operate a multiple line switch board
Enter and fax and record Purchase Orders
Omega Inc. June 1991 - Sept. 1992
Assistant Plant Manager
Managed employees of a food manufacturing plant.
Oversaw production and quality
Operated and repaired machinery as necessary
Coordinated all incoming and outgoing shipments
Ordered all packaging, ingredients and misc. supplies
Windows XP Minisoft
Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Power Point, Excel, Photo Editor) QAD
Retail Link, GRS, OMS
AS400/Maestro EZ Claim
Education and Training:
University of Idaho
Major: English w/Professional Emphasis
Minor: Public Relations and Communications
ABCs of Purchasing, Certificate of Completion MRA – Institute of Management Inc.
Microsoft Office certification, Microsoft Corp.
Successful Meeting Planning, MRA – Institute of Management, Inc.
Over 25 years of experience in management, administration and analysis with diverse background in customer service, purchasing, accounting and planning. Strengths include extremely good problem solving skills, great people skills, very detail oriented and strong organizational skills. Strong communication and computer skills along with analytical skills and creative thinking which aids in a proven ability for creating new processes that help efficiency, finding unnecessary expenditures and lowering costs and a “can do” attitude that lead to ultimate customer and employer satisfaction.
References available upon request.