To secure a position which is motivated by results, that requires innovative problem solving techniques, strong organizational skills, and a constant strive for improvement with career development and advancement opportunities.
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Industrial Distribution•••••Graphic Communications International Business QualityAssurance
The Bon Ton ••••• Milwaukee, WI
Monitor in-season results and take action to achieve store level sales and stock plans through allocation management, inventory sales analysis and identifying and reacting to current business trends.
Manage sku/store level inventory to maximize allocation and replenishment productivity and fulfillment.
Provide research and analysis to support the creation of the assortment matrix, buy plans and flow targets; supports Category Planning process by analyzing inventory levels and financial goals.
Develops category and/or vendor assortment plan targets and templates for assigned areas that support financial plans, guide product placement targets and optimize inventory levels.
Supports the creation and maintenance of seasonal merchandise plans.
Collaborate with private brand, product development and buying teams to ensure correct assortment for target market.
Medical Arts Press••••• Lincolnshire, IL
Assistant Product Manager••••• •••••
Diversify marketing and promotional strategies across 6 vertical markets, heavily concentrated in dental, through various media
Develop and implement plans to grow the sales and profits for designated product categories; including but not limited to setting benchmarks, new product development, forecasting and promotional strategies
Develop and master negotiating skills to fit pricing guidelines
Continually update search terms, hierarchy and attributes to enhance web experience
Identify trends in the market place and react accordingly to enhance sales growth
Develop and maintain vendor relationships with internal and external vendors
Program the web database for multiple Supercategory pages using CMS software systems
Product Team Specialist•••••
Created various media through an array of channels (print and web) to ensure the proper messaging and offers are compelling to our customers and our assortment is visible
Designed project portfolios for competitive analysis, product lines, brand strategy, and research statistics
Developed strong working relationships with Marketing, Channel Marketing and Customer Relations to enhance a team environment
Created mock up for new catalogs, emails, web advertisements, and direct mail media pieces.
Consistently ensure we have a good assortment, within competitors price points, and applicable to each vertical market that we cater to
Continually provide training and resources to the PSR, CR and PCP teams so that they have the knowledge of what we have to offer and what they can present to clients
Organize and update information used to create strategic plans for specific product lines
SYSCO Foods••••• Des Plaines, IL
Develop and establish a diverse product assortment based on customer demand
Negotiate and Bid on contracted suppliers using lead time and transit times as a leading factor
Maintain proper freight (air and land) documentation with carriers and accounting in the Workflow software system
Prioritize projects using a barrier ranking process, return on investment analysis, and other measurement tools
Establish and maintain vendor relationships
Participant of a cross-functional project designed to build and strengthen a relationship with new suppliers while maintaining efficiency and quality to the customer.
Compare product costs and market demands to create updated profitable pricing plans
Procurement Specialist••••• Fond du Lac, WI
Active participant on several successful teams tracking at over $2 million in cost savings•••••
Led multiple new product and project developments, including outsourced items
Perform extensive analyses for multiple brands and market segments
Maintain efficient inventory levels in four central supply warehouses throughout the United Sates.
Efficiently complete various projects while spending roughly •••••% of time supporting customer service needs
Streamlined and developed support tools and processes for front end customer needs
Provide technical expertise and lead training sessions for internal and external customers
Motivate and provide strategic direction to cross - functional product teams
Coordinate literature development for use in different mediums
Maintain day-to-day progress: harvest and development of product lines
University of Wisconsin-Stout••••• ••••• Menomonie, WI
Bachelor of Science Degree: Marketing and Merchandising Management••••• Graduated ••••• GPA: •••••
Technical Emphasis: Buying Management
COMPUTER SKILLS, RELATED COUSRES, AND ORGANIZATIONS
? Proficient in MS Office and Visio, Lotus Notes, Adobe, QuarkContentManagement, AM Workflow, CMS Web Programming and AS•••••
? Chancellors Award for Academic Excellence
? UW-Stout Intramural Athletics•••••
? Stout Retail Association Board Member- Marketing Representative•••••
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