Summary of Qualifications
Consistently acknowledged as a well-qualified, passionate, and dedicated procurement/sourcing professional with more than 10 years of comprehensive experience. A strong problem solver with excellent analytical abilities and an advanced aptitude with numbers. Owner of a stunning record of success working with multiple vendors/suppliers simultaneously. Adept at demonstrating a robust supply chain knowledge. Able to partner effectively with cross-functional teams to ensure objectives and company goals are met.
Time and Workload Management Flexibility Quickly Responding to Shifting Priorities Complex Problem-Solving Strategic Analysis Mathematical Proficiencies Microsoft Office Suite Global Souring SAP BI Training FLEX PLM Training Procurement Vendor Negotiations Cost Negotiations Vendor Management Sourcing Discovery Vendor Stability Multiple Procurement Systems Presentation Development Supplier/Partner Communications Technologically-Savvy Organization Focused Results-Driven Managing Challenging Situations Teamwork Collaborations Multitasking
ASSOCIATE GLOBAL SOURCING MANAGER Chico’s FAS, Fort Myers, FL (06/2010 – 03/2019)
Responsible for searching for, identifying, and onboarding perspective vendors; for cultivating vendor relationships to ensure timely fulfillments; and with verifying that vendors meet factory technical evaluation standards.
Demonstrate agility in accurately recognizing potential risks to SLAs to mitigate down-line impacts.
Collaborate and communicate with logistics, merchants, and planners to monitor/track inbound POs, to strategically reduce business risks, and to drive business forward.
Ensure on-time product deliveries through coordination with global vendors and warehouse supply chains.
Used strategic/effective cost negotiations to maintain a consistent delivery of 15% savings over initial supplier proposals.
Successfully established vetted partners into the vendor matrix and procurement environment.
Received the BOLD Award in recognition of willingness to take a risk and for achieving 04/2018 Average Unit Cost (AUC) goals.
Given the Team Fashion Accessories Award for exceeding Q1 & Q3 budget sales.
PRODUCTION AND SOURCING COORDINATOR American Eagle Outfitters, New York, NY (02/2008 – 05/2010)
Worked together with internal customers to develop/create supplier request packages, and ensured that all package materials met price, aesthetics, and quality requirements.
Monitored/tracked global supplier orders, and actively contribute to key milestone meetings to track order fulfillment progress.
Maintained a daily communication conduit with vendors across the globe.
Charged with analyzing and comparing performance against contractual agreements and SLAs.
Earned recognition for consistently delivering the top department performance in negotiations and cost savings.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Bachelor of Arts, Merchandising and Buying Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Multiple Procurement Systems
Procurement System certifications: Global Souring SAP BI training
Team Training: Strategic Thinking and Effective Meetings
Habitat for Humanity
Lee County Heart Walk