A results-oriented, highly motivated inventory management professional, possessing the ability to provide and present innovative, cost-effective solutions to management. Repeatedly demonstrated the ability to step into new situations and contribute effectively. Key Strengths include:
Strategic Buying/PlanningCost/Inventory ControlProject Management
ForecastingTeam BuildingPresentationsVerbal/Written Communication
Supply-Demand Planner, Apple Inc. Oct •••••Aug •••••
Selected as a key contributor for retail planning. Responsibilities included: monitoring inventory distribution by store to achieve optimal turns and in stock levels for •••••+ stores in the US and Canada. Owenership of forecast, fulfillment and demand for all distribution channels. Analyze forecasted demand, inventory and channel sell through to develop and manage weekly supply plans. Set and maintain sales forecast and replenishment parameters by product. Work cross functionally with Logistics and Inventory Control teams to insure fulfillment of product. Manage open order accuracy and aging orders. Create and maintain purchase and stock transfer orders.
Maintained 7 product categories at or above •••••% in stock in ••••• Managed monthly excess inventory below 5% of total inventory dollars in ••••• Reduced excess inventory in Q••••• from •••••% to 7%.
Distribution Analyst, Gap Inc, Banana Republic Feb ••••• May •••••
Selected to manage inventory ownership across ••••• stores while maximizing gross margin return on investment. Tasked with ensuring the financial success of the department by meeting and exceeding sales and inventory turns. Reviewed location-based performance to develop future merchandise strategies and created and managed sales forecasts based upon sales and seasonality.
Increased gross margin by ••••• percentage points in ••••• Exceeded total retail sales by •••••%
Exceeded gross margin return on investment in ••••• (from ••••• to •••••)
Manager, Nordstrom May ••••• Feb •••••
Promoted and tasked with creating monthly business plans, managing inventory processes and selling cost. Communicated weekly reports to division buyers and merchandise managers on product performance as it related to the Nordstrom business model. Planned monthly events, product focus days and facilitated training and scheduling of ••••• direct reports. Responsible for product merchandising, conducting management training courses, interviewing and hiring and public speaking. Reached #1 in sales for Northern California in •••••
Business Management, American River College