Senior-Level Analyst eager to contribute exceptional talents in business analysis, forecasting, project management, and team-building toward supporting a dynamic organization in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Methodical and focused problem solver with a solid reputation for integrity, relationship-building skills, and commitment to quality control and client satisfaction.
Foster and maintain collaborative relationships at all levels throughout an organization.
Exceptional blend of planning, organizational, and critical thinking skills.
Proficiency in project management, statistical forecasting, team-building, and personnel leadership.
Analyze, create and execute administrative, financial, and operational policies and procedures to eliminate redundancy, elevate productivity and profitability, and control costs.
Sharp blend of vendor relations, communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
Extremely versatile; quickly adapt to new roles, responsibilities, software, and environments.
Circuit City, Richmond, Virginia, 2006 to 2009
Forecast Consultant (2007 to 2009)
Led administration of new forecasting system encompassing business analysis, scope and specification reviews, system analysis and design, project coordination, program testing, maintenance, and training.
Exhibited a team player work approach in supporting replenishment team during peak and high-drive times, assisting inventory teams in resolving replenishment and forecasting issues, and delivering training in new forecast system use.
Meticulously completed inventory reviews and led team to efficiently fulfill data request from consultants and liquidators during bankruptcy proceedings.
Leveraged strong leadership talents to participate in succession planning, mentor and coach associates, and promote a cohesive work environment.
Assembled Master Individual Development Plan for Inventory Manager and Buyer roles.
Orchestrated feedback sessions, weekly business reviews, and regular meetings with Inventory Managers, Directors, and VPs to enhance inventory planning activities and steer unified efforts.
Spearheaded forecasting improvement initiatives by designing studies and reporting results.
Financial Analyst (2006 to 2007)
Created and introduced Inventory Aging Report to validate SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance.
Designated as an Insider and granted access to highly confidential data in order to complete business-critical tasks.
Resourcefully reduced Open Box inventory by 25% and decreased Open 180 Days Old from $7M to $3M within 8 months.
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Strategically formulated and launched tactics to achieve product sell-outs in outlet locations resulting in $2.5M+ in additional sales revenues.
Analyzed and defined specific pricing profiles for store closings vital to optimizing profit and loss performance.
Provided training and guidance to new analysts to establish best practices in evaluating market conditions and developing, implementing and maintaining process improvements.
UPS Freight, Richmond, Virginia, 2005 to 2006
Thoroughly reviewed and processed customer pricing requests (CPRs) and prepared counteroffers as necessary.
Effectively minimized re-submitted pricing requests by establishing open communication with Sales.
Achieved 99.9% on-time completion rate for pricing increases on frozen accounts.
Consistently maximized profitability of bid opportunities, and demonstrated exemplary public speaking expertise in compiling and confidently presenting 26 accounts to Pricing Committee.
Sherwin Williams, Richmond, Virginia, 2001 to 2005
Navigated daily operations inclusive of purchasing, inventory control, financial administration, customer service, warehouse maintenance, and sales.
Trained, motivated, directed and led staff to exhibit productivity and performance excellence.
Instrumental in developing new customer service program resulting in growing new accounts by 40% and house accounts by 37%.
Cultivated and maintained strong relationships with area contractors, repeatedly securing competitive contract wins on new job bids.
Delivered comprehensive 6-week training program to new management personnel.
CVS Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia, 1999 to 2001
Directed daily business operations for retail store and pharmacy, with full accountability for hiring, training, evaluating and supervising 10 store associates, 3 supervisors, and 6 pharmacy personnel.
Championed series of initiatives to drastically raise store s customer service rating from 30% to 95%.
Significantly increased customer traffic and subsequent sales revenues by coordinating promotional events.
Virginia Commonwealth University:
MS in Business (Decision Sciences), 2004
BA in Merchandising (Business), 1996 ~ Recipient of full 4-year academic scholarship
Microsoft Project, Excel, Access, Visio, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook AS400, Cognos Oracle RDF SAS Minitab
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