Results-focused Technical Executive eager to contribute expertise in Business Development, Team Leadership and Operations Management toward collaborating with a progressive organization in maximizing bottom-line performance.
Human Capital Development
Cost Control Optimization
• Resource/Information Management
Continuous Process Improvement
Process Mapping / Workflow Analysis
Ø In-depth relationship cultivation expertise with the ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously with specialized knowledge of operational and management processes, business development strategies, various product applications, customer loyalty and retention programs, client development practices, presentation skills, as well as forming collaborative relationships both internally and externally.
Ø Experience working with customers and assisting major accounts related to forecasting and projection programs, vendor managed inventories, and working directly with them on ongoing inventory maintenance and updating.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard client services programs.
Ø Comprehensive understanding of operations management arena due to hands-on application regarding information management, communications, and client services practices.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing policies that enhance and maximize market visibility related to competitive advantages.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard efficiency protocols.
Ø Proven ability to adapt strong process knowledge and technical skills to diverse organization needs.
Ø Technology savvy and proficient in numerous applications and platforms.
Ø Strong technical background with extensive knowledge of various systems, including customer service delivery, distribution methods, materials management, transportation protocols, strategic planning, staff training and development, and problem analysis and resolution.
Ø Possess working knowledge of vendor and customer and social compliance requirements.
Ø Proficient at guiding multiple business partnership teams in collaborative projects over the customer service lifecycle.
Ø Prepare comprehensive procurement plans taking into account strict adherence to deadlines, priorities, availability of financial resources, operational feasibility, procurement modalities, and alternative scenarios.
Ø Manage relevant purchasing and contracting activities, including solicitation processes, evaluation, selection and contract issuance.
Ø Establish and maintain systems and processes that ensure effective program ability to source and deliver quality goods and services.
Ø Strategically plan high level logistics processes to ensure smooth and expeditious service deliveries.
Ø Employ rigorous standards to ensure fairness, integrity, transparency, effective competition and best value for money in procurement and contracting activities.
Ø Ensure full compliance and application of standard procurement and contracting rules, procedures and best practices.
Ø Prepare monthly reports on the status of the overall procurement process.
Ø Coordinate shipping and delivery arrangements of purchased goods and equipment.
Ø Provide strategic oversight for resource management matters including allocation of inventory and includes tactical support. Monitor supply chain on an ongoing basic to ensure supplies are efficiently and effectively appropriated.
Director of Purchasing and Procurement, Fortune Fashion Ind. LLC 1991-2010
Additional positions held during tenure: Director of Purchasing, Purchasing Manager, Deputy Purchasing Agent, Sales Support Manager
Comprehensive management and oversight of up to 20 personnel as well as direction related to all purchasing of raw materials used for production including blanks, trims, production supplies and packaging supplies (with the exception of fabrics and full package product), garment dye production, assignment of raw material blanks to production orders.
Managed domestic sourcing, cost negotiation and inventory utilization.
Provided reporting and forecasting analyses as well as feasibility recommendations.
Reduced materials costs year over year (1993-2009) and minimized costs in market where raw material costs typically increased dramatically over one year period.
Managed PFD inventories of approx 1.2 million units per month (over 30% of company volume)
Absorbed garment dye production restructuring the QC and reporting processes reducing quality issues and significantly increasing on time delivery.
Created consignment programs (in both US and Mexico) with vendors beneficial to both partners.
Continuously expanded responsibilities over 19 years and developed a reputation for matching the best employees to the right position.
Sales Support Manager, Harry Rosenblatt & Sons 1986-1991
Additional positions held during tenure: Marketing/Advertising Manager, Administrative Assistant, Purchasing Assistant to the Owner & General Manager and Sales Assistant
Oversaw Sales Support & Showroom staffs of 8-11 and was responsible for all aspects of customer service, order fulfillment, customer communication and support of outside sales force.
Created Sales Support to be liaison between the outside sales force and in house production.
Implemented individual accountability system for fulfillment of and all communication regarding customer orders.
Retail Buyer / District Manager, Maxi Inc & Stolrow Inc.
n Major in Speech, Theatre & Literary Arts / Minor in Secondary Education, Ohio University
n Recipient of AEP Leadership Scholarship
n Recipient of Ohio University Fuller Scholarship
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