Matthew Alan Golding email@example.com
Results-focused manager and with proven management background supported by a blend of organizational and communication skills. Highly adaptable, quick learner with ability to think analytically to tackle complex and difficult projects. Maintains a proactive approach in order to influence and encourage others to strategically execute change.
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, State College, PA 2014 – 2015
Master of Finance
GPA – 3.5
W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 2010 - 2011
Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management
Graduated Magna Cum Laude – GPA 3.73
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 2005 - 2007
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Emphasis in International Business
Coach and Mentor
Staffing (Team Creation)
Assistant Manager, Sales Administration, New York, NY 2015-Present
Leads a team of two individuals, one focusing on Prestige fragrances and one on Philosophy skin care, and seeks methods to ensure their professional growth through providing a clear vision and strategy for success
Manages accurate and timely reporting of retail sales by region, account, and door level on a weekly, monthly, annual, and ad-hoc basis by collaborating with Senior and Field Management so that the tools they need for decision making are readily available. Drive communication with Senior Management to identify risks and opportunities
Strategically creating by door goals across all client retail companies for sales teams to adhere to for the fiscal year
Participating in S&OP monthly meetings to bring awareness to key items and inventory concerns
Manages other key reporting duties such as All-Channel Report, Mix of Business, Field Sales Goals Progression, Master Door List (door count), and Holiday/Launch Trackers
Collaborates with marketing leaders to ensure all new and key items are always available and featured in reporting
Manages audited and EDI POS data, and collaborates with IT and field teams when any issues arise
Created a ranking report with key inventory metrics by client accounts ranking all items by MTD, YTD, and FYTD
CPFR Analyst, Chicago, IL – Field Office 2013-2015
Worked closely with client account (Walgreens) in acting as the liaison between the two companies to ensure all necessary information is passed between supplier and client.
Assembled several long-term tracking reports that have made it simpler to keep track of any given item’s status during a specific timeframe.
Collaboratively worked to ensure Coty goals and Walgreens goals are met on a constant basis such as drafting an improved method of tracking Days of Supply (DOS) so that a more accurate measurement is available to follow any deviations from goal.
Generated an additional $520K in Fragrance sales by pointing out historical sales data and upcoming events to make sure Walgreens ordered enough product to stay in stock.
Actively participated in forecasting new and existing items through the use of Forecast Manager system, historical data, and anticipated lifts to ensure Walgreens is adequately stocked for promotions and displays.
Gained knowledge of various systems such as SAP, Predictx (Forecast Manager), and ADR7 (Supply Management).
Sears Holdings Corporation 2009-2013
Pharmacy Senior Inventory Analyst, Hoffman Estates, IL
Established a forecasting method that aids in forecasting monthly receipts averaging $106 million. Also works with category manager and financial team to ensure monthly rebate incentives are met, stores are stocked with correct drugs to handle customer prescriptions, and that ending inventory levels do not exceed $150 million.
Designed two inventory management tools to support forward buys. One determines which products are needed the most and which quantities are needed in order to aid category manager in reaching monthly incentive targets of $2 – 2.4 million, the other tracks compliance of previously completed forward buys to increase sell-through and improve the GMROI.
Created a Non-Productive Inventory metrics that identified $24 million worth of product that was not being utilized to the best interest of the company, and then followed up by readjusting reorder points and notifying District Manager where they could reallocate product to stores that were more likely to dispense it.
Collaborates with Director of Compliance to process SOM reports for pharmacies that have oversold their monthly allotted C2 drug levels and have been cut off by the DEA to determine if they should be permitted to receive more product that month. This process was key in identifying two cases of internal theft totaling about $84,000 in shrink.
Maintains communication flow from corporate office to 39 Pharmacy District Managers and 876 stores by building reports and answering any support related inquiries.
Drug Store Inventory Analyst, Hoffman Estates, IL
Responsible for 5 Categories worth $131 million in annual sales spread out over 1300 stores.
Part of volunteer research team tasked with determining if settings defined in RPM (Replenishment Parameter Maintenance) were still necessary and if not then deleting or updating them, and creating new settings. Result was a reduction in NPI (Non-Productive Inventory) in DC’s of $1.78 million.
Collaborated with vendor and internal marketing department, to correct a potential lose in ad sales due to supply issues with grouping of items by suggesting the creation of a new ad that would showcase a different grouping of items that were overstocked in the DC’s resulting in sales $225,000 greater than original estimate.
Adjusted forecast data and reorder points through INFOREM for slow moving stores that corrected for $1.13 million in overstocked items.
Brought a category of product that had been at no more than a 92% presentation in-stock standard back in line with the 97.5% rating within six weeks of moving into new position by identifying problem products and working with vendors to ensure correct amount of product was shipped to each store.
Developed a display analysis method that was used to better identify how many display assortments should go to each store without overstocking.
MBA Inventory Management/Project Management – Internship, Hoffman Estates, IL
Researched ways to improve efficiency and implement an updated version of the Help Ticket System (system used by over 3000 stores throughout the nation to relay information to HQ in regards to inventory issues) in order to cut down on emails and inquiries received by inventory analysts by 20%.
Presented the suggestions to V.P. of Inventory Management and 7 IM Directors for approval, and once implemented a forecasted 20% decrease in tickets would spare nearly $500,000 in pay roll from non-value added activities allowing for a more productive use of inventory analysts’ time.
Assistant Store Manager, Cerritos, CA
Ran a consecutive sales increase in Footwear of approximately 10% in final 5 months of this position.
Analyzed financial figures (P&L, margin, and sales) and merchandise placement in order determine how to properly present inventory to customers to generate greater sales.
Created a team of 20 – 25 associates and then coached and mentored them on a daily basis to ensure everyone’s strengths were being utilize to the fullest and most efficient capacity, and made sure weaknesses were identified in order to develop and overcome them.
Ebo Young English Academy, Daegu, South Korea 2008-2009
Private English Academy that specialized in teaching English to students ranging from 1st grade to adults.
Created and developed a successful adult class that ultimately increased company revenue by 5%.
Implemented a marketing strategy that increased clientele by nearly 18%.
Trained two students to win a regional debate contest, and go on to the national finals.
Created lesson plans and course structure guidelines that were followed by academy’s other teachers.
DEVELOPMENTAL EXPERIENCES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND SKILLS
Certified Professional Forecaster through IBF 2015 - Present
Six Sigma Certification – Yellow Belt 2013
Project Management Certification through Syracuse University 2012
Allocation Silver Plus Certified 2012
American Legion Member 2009-2012
U.S. Army SIGINT Intelligence Analyst with Top Security Clearance (Germany) 2001-2004
Microsoft Office Experience (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Outlook, Visio)
Professional systems experience (SAP, Bex, Microstrategy)