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Experienced, resourceful, supply chain / purchasing professional with extensive supervisory background in CPG, textiles, and manufacturing. Strong background in forecasting, category management, change management, supply/demand planning, inventory management, and project management. Proficient in analysis and reporting, with an excellent track record of motivating employees, reducing lead times and incorporating innovative solutions to optimize accuracy and cost reductions in the supply chain


Lincroft, NJ

About Me


Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail



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Lincroft, NJ

Work Experiences

3/2008 - 1/2009

Horizon Grouop USA


  • – Managed the demand planning analyst s in creating demand side sales forecasts for sales and production planning purposes. Directed the production of detailed trend analyses, that predicts and explains how the business is expected to perform.. Forecasts are used to schedule physical, human and ERP resources required to manufacture product and meet Horizon’s service standard. My key role was the implementation and launch of the Jon Galt planning system. The system incorporated a variety of data sources, including production trends, consumption trends, sales data, marketing plans, economic trend expectations, etc., arriving at a monthly and 18 month rolling sales and production sales forecast. This allowed the utilization of the Management of Change (MOC) process for post-operational assessment. • Managed and developed Supply Chain staff (Procurement Manager and 2 buyers), and 3 demand forecast analysts. • Financial budget and inventory analysis involving 15000 active SKU’s, with 25% new SKU’s per year for five business units. • Lead continuous improvement by driving plant specific initiatives and acting as the conduit for best practice syndication of best practices amongst plants • Lead and managed the project implementation of the John Galt forecasting system including CCP and Inventory Management. • Developed, and implement all policies and procedures surrounding our procurement, contract management, and service level monitoring processes. • Monitor inbound ocean/air freight shipments of bulk materials through customs and into the supply chain (China, Vietnam etc). • Coordination of the forecasts for new product rollouts based on trends in historic data including EOL recognition. • Continuous improvement skills in Forecast variance and accuracy with cause effect analysis. o In comparison with POS, customer forecasts, on-hand inventory and data. o Statistical forecast Vs trend forecasts. • Strengthened companies ability to achieve “Lowest Total Cost to Serve” globally through working in partnership with our four regions to improve supply chain processes through the use of systems and best practice sharing. • Developed and implement strategies to impove import supply chain process and container availability. • Formulated programs, policies and procedures to maintain the organization's competitive position and profitability, direct and controls materials management for the company, and provides the overall direction for the Supply Chain function globally. • Coordinated supply chain activities with other functions, established priorities for projects and monitored expenditures and progress towards goals.

1/2000 - 3/2008

Wakefern Food Corp


  • A Leadership position in a national business reporting to multiple Vice Presidents with responsibility for food and beverage logistics and Inventory administration. Logistics oversight included production planning and scheduling (private label items), demand forecasting, customer service, order management, distribution activities and SOP (sales/operations planning) process. Inventory administration included the responsibility for volume allocation decisions, revenue forecasting, O,S and D, returns, and contracted third party administration • Responsible for a staff of 11 reorder buyers and 2 point of sale analyst. Order all products for Distribution Center, shipping Health and Beauty Aids, Non Foods, Stationary, and Gourmet Grocery. • Responsible for all of the supply chain from vendor to product delivery, including inbound freight LTL and truckload channels. • Plan logistical distribution of all sale products, item maintenance, and store retails for 40 retail zones and 180 supermarkets. • Create and institute Supply Chain initiatives to increase warehouse turns and reduce on -hand inventories. • Regulate $60 Million daily inventory on $650 million sales base. • Engaged in sensitive negotiations for critical and high value areas. • Managed international freight to optimize value and service globally. • Orchestrated effective purchasing qualifications, RFP, and selection processes in support of and aligned to operational functional leadership

3/1995 - 12/1999

Wakefern Food Corp

Individual Contributor

  • • Conducted market research to locate global partner firms for products, distribution channels, and commodities. • Maintained 20 item categories and managed the products from birth to death in the product life cycle. • Reviewed, recommended and processed all new items, maintenance and gross profit and costing. • Analyze market positioning and procurement trends in order to assess present and future material/service risks and needs including reports on market pricing & conditions. . • Developed and implemented cost cutting measures to reduce operating costs, maximize profit. Able to positively effect lead times, inventory, productivity, and bottom-line profitability. • Managed the integration and coordination of activities to achieve reduced costs. • Ensure proper disposition of unsaleables using accepted procedures. • Interview, select and manage private label product lines from manufacture to shelf. Includes purchase of raw materials, QA, and distribution from concept to shelf.

5/1990 - 3/1995

Wakefern food Corp


  • • Complete management of multiple divisions for 7 billion dollar retail business. • Responsible for a staff of 8 customer service representatives and 2 supervisors • Coordinate sales orders, adjustments, product inquiries, and resolve customer difficulties. • Prepare analysis of statistical issues and liaise with operational departments. • Coordinate reporting of OS&D retail complaints damages, spoilages. • Average volume of 400 calls per day responsible for all of the supply chain from DC to product delivery. • Resolve costing, item maintenance, and store retails for 40 retail zones and 180 supermarkets. • Created and instituted supply chain initiatives to decrease operational errors by 8% while increasing delivery efficiencies