August 2013 — Present
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Innovative Supply Chain Specialist and Aspiring Entrepreneur
•Responsible for all West Coast operations inventory
•Directed product line transitions and excess reduction initiatives via pricing, promotion, and placement plans
•Maintained inventory for projects such as Amazon,
Google, Apple, Facebook, Nordstroms, Intel, Kaiser and Kearney Electric
Oversee day-to-day transactions for stock buying group including: inventory purchases, forecasts, expedites, data integrity, and vendor issue resolutions.
Compile inventory reports for review and analysis: stock status, lead times, freight expenditures, inventory turns, excess, billings and invoices.
Develop and maintain vendor relationships: quality assurance and evaluations; following up on vendor concerns and action items; understanding vendors products and capabilities.
Work directly with vendors and marketing to develop purchasing strategies that will minimize out of stocks while maximizing inventory turns.
Communicate data findings, analysis, status of inventory issues to upper management.
Work closely with Marketing, Sales, Business Management and Operations.
Purchased and managed inventory for North American distribution network. Over 3,500 SKUs; $30 million of fiber optical cable and hardware products.
Created monthly demand forecasts.