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Supply Chain Management, Planning, Buying. Business Analyst. Inventory

Augusta, ME
February 18, 2020

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Paula Dupuy

Manchester, Maine Mobile: 207-***-****

17+ years’ experience in the Supply Chain management field that includes: production coordinator, inventory specialist/analyst, buying, planning and forecasting. Employed by Fortune 500 enterprises specializing in electronics parts, raw materials, finish goods, apparel, hard goods and manufacturing. Multi-lingual

Professional Skills

Enterprise resource planning – Oracle Cloud, Oracle, JIRA, JDE, Noetix, JDA, Arthur Forecasting tool, Manugistics

Software proficiency - Advanced skills in Microsoft Products

Data analysis, Research Skills, Detailed Oriented, Leadership, Time Management

APICS CPIM 3 Modules

CRM (Crew Resource Management) course

Welding – Level 1

Employment History

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Dielectric – Lewiston/Raymond, Maine Oct 2017 – Currently

Production Coordinator – TV Antennas Planner

Responsible for the manufacturing production planning and management and establishment of production schedules to ensure shipments to customers are completed on time. Works with engineers, designers, purchasing, and production floor team members to expedite product through the manufacturing process. Monitors materials inventories, tracks progress of production and reviews factors which affect production. Duties include:

Creation and maintenance of routers for Make parts - sequence of fabrication and assembly, installation and any other manufacturing sequence to guide production force

Work Order creation, maintenance and workflow - based on customer orders and the availability of raw materials and production capacity

Updated routers and work orders based on bill of material specifications and changes

Works closely with the engineering department to create the flow of drawings and the releasing of work orders properly and in a timely manner

Creates the weekly department production report for meetings with sales, engineering and management

Manages work department schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet dates

Expedites operations to meet unforeseen conditions

Prepare reports, tools and lists of required materials for each project on the floor

Performs inventory materials management (shortages and excess) to maintain proper stock available and on time for the production flow

Assist with various projects – Inventory, Cycle Count, Min/Max maintenance, creation of new reports

Emerson Electronics Inc., Costa Rica Oct 2013 – Dec 2016

Supply Chain Inventory Specialist – Worldwide Inventory Planning

Responsible for the inventory, planning and management of inventory stock levels for the Process Systems and Solutions (PSS) and Power and Water Solutions (PWS) business lines. Managed a stocking warehouse located in Singapore with direct support for European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets. Also managed the Express Hub inventory located in Pittsburgh, USA for customers in the United States and Latin America. Duties included:

Maintained a 98% in-stock level for Express Hub customers requiring turn-around times within 24 hours.

Achieved 95+% accuracy on inventory count decreasing periods between physical count requirements.

Responsible for Pittsburgh Express Hub Internal Requisitions (Replenish Inventory/Internal Buying). Decision making on disposition for MRT (Material Return Tracking).

Created and maintained inventory data reports used in weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings for C-Level management.

Supply chain point of contact providing inventory data for strategic key departments such as: Procurement, Planning, Management and Inventory.

Created tools and reports providing “Direct Material” buyers a leaner process to manage and improve their inventory levels.

Ownership of key areas of inventory management and reporting, such as Last Time Buy, Scrap (including E&O parts), Inventory Aging, Cycle Count and Part Parameters (ROP-ROQ, Min-Max). Includes Days On Hand stock reporting – ABC Classification

Conduct periodic reviews with senior management to analyze trends, develop recommendations for improvement.

Training, support and supervision for new hires.

Emerson Electronics Inc., Costa Rica Nov 2011 – Oct 2013

Inventory Analyst

Inventory reports and analysis to Process Systems and Solutions (PSS) BU. Supporting procurement and planning departments with reporting and analysis, including Singapore, Gronau – Germany, Nove Mesto – Slovakia, Cluj – Romania. Duties included:

Create, maintain and publish tracking spreadsheets, charts, graphs and slides in the areas of Inventory Management and Perfect Execution Strategy tools (Days On Hand, Delivery Frequency).

Manage Express Hub inventory levels at distribution iCenters in Europe. Includes managing inventory through frequent engineering changes.

Prepare monthly presentations and post to appropriate SharePoint or Intranet sites and the maintenance.

Additional data collection and analysis for all Operations departments, as requested.

L.L. Bean – Freeport, Maine Jan 2007 – May 2011

Inventory Planner/Buyer - Sporting Equipment and Apparel

Responsible for planning pre-season, in-season and forecasting of products from 40+ vendors and more than 100 programs annually. Management included international and domestic clients with expenditures exceeding $23M annually. Duties included:

Determining, planning and developing “Buy Strategies” for strategic marketing programs.

Purchasing of the products for timely availability for each of the different company channels: Retail, Web, Catalogs and phone sales.

Detailed reporting of purchases orders and in stocks percentages. Monitor deliveries and/or past due shipments, as well as back orders.

Reacting to any changes in customer demand, offers or marketing plans for specific products.

Worked alongside the Creative, Development, Logistics and Receiving departments, to ensure assigned product lines were stocked, delivered and shipped on time.

Assisted with a newly implemented strategy to “Direct Ship” hard goods to company owned stores or customers.

Daily negotiation with internal customers - Merchandisers, Creative, Marketing, Sourcing and Liquidation departments and external – vendors.

Responsible for building and maintaining effective business relationships with foreign based suppliers and vendors; Including visits to their facilities.

L.L. Bean – Costa Rica Feb 2005 – Jan 2007

Assistant Planner – Sporting Equipment and Apparel

Supported internal company clients in USA and Costa Rica and more than 100 clients from outside the company, within USA and overseas

Responsible for maintaining accurate information on the system

Monitor and evaluate day-to-day client’s performance, identify and minimize their performance problems including delivery, production, quality, shipping, etc.

Buying and PO tracking responsibilities for 40 vendors, Sporting Equipment

L.L. Bean – Costa Rica April 2003 – Feb 2005

Data Entry Clerk

Supporting leader with external clients’ communications

Maintenance accurate information on the systems

Contact with internal clients and support on their daily tasks

Responsible for several Reports for the most important vendors of the company

Tracking purchase orders responsibilities


Latin University of Costa Rica (UICR) – Costa Rica July 2006

Bachelor of Science majoring in Electronics Engineering

Central American Aeronautical Institute, IACA – Costa Rica August 2002

Commercial Pilot License qualified in VFR Single Engine


Fluency in English

Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC): Achieved Gold Standard Score 950

Native fluency in Spanish

Italian - Dante Alighieri - Intermediate II

Basic in Portuguese

Center of Brazilian Studies - Brazilian Language & Culture: Portuguese Speaking & Writing Course

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