Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations; Supply Chain @
College of DuPage
Executive leader with more than 25 years experience and expertise in all facets of Purchasing, Office and Distribution Center Management, Inventory Control, and Finance (GL, A/R, A/P, Payroll, Budgeting). Is highly skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. Instrumental in streamlining and improving processes, enhancing productivity, and implementing strategic
Executive leader with more than 25 years experience and expertise in all facets of Purchasing, Office and Distribution Center Management, Inventory Control, and Finance (GL, A/R, A/P, Payroll, Budgeting). Is highly skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. Instrumental in streamlining and improving processes, enhancing productivity, and implementing strategic solutions. Has technical proficiency in MS Office Suite, Netsuite ERP, and Valogix Demand Planning.
~Contract Negotiations~High-Level Communication~Strategic Planning/Analysis~Logistics ~Vendor Relations ~Inventory Control~New Business Development~Distribution/Supply Chain
~Process Improvement~Team Development~Financial Management~ Cost Control
Director of Procurement @ ~Streamlined processes of implementation for ERP and Demand Planning system to ensure on time delivery, analyze movement, procurement, and provide various reports.
~Executed all procurement responsibilities for all customer types, domestic and international customers providing best quality and proper tools for education in the beauty industry.
~Worked with Marketing team and Vendors to update tools and educational supplies, sourcing, negotiated costs and MOQ, provided and analyzed bids, and freight forwarding arrangements.
~Managed all aspects of utilizing analytic, forecasting, and negotiation skills to procure favorable goods, with keeping inventory at appropriate levels, while keeping on time delivery at 99% and inventory accuracy at 98%.
~Sought and partnered with reliable vendors and suppliers including manufacturers in Asia, UK, and Germany with consistent and detailed follow up / follow thru.
~Evaluated Vendor performance by establishing Key Process Indicator’s to improve performance with analysis of defective goods returned for continuous improvement initiatives with vendor community.
~Brought inventory value down globally by 1 million in last 12 months to adhere to rapid challenges in sales and industry issues with key data analysis and enacting a planning forecast collaborating with sales & marketing departments.
~Created inventory reports on analysis collected to present monthly status updates to Senior Leadership Team.
~Established and streamlined drop shipment processes with Asia and UK working with International Team for procurement and sales for drop shipments.
~Worked with committee for annual fundraising efforts with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. From October 2011 to October 2015 (4 years 1 month) Director of Product Delivery @ Assistant Director of Product Delivery (2002 – 2004)
~Served as the lead of an offsite Distribution and Procurement facility, with a dedicated, loyal and highly motivated team—initiated a new ERP system for Finance and Distribution.
~Hired, managed, and mentored Associate buyer, warehouse team, warehouse manager, and shipping expert, implemented complete cross-training within department.
~Spearheaded the development of incentive and bonus programs during high season to keep staff motivated and engaged in accuracy and reliability resulting in 98-99% delivery accuracy and on time shipping.
~Tracked performance, managed budget, monitored GL, worked with Director of Finance to ensure accurate receipts, adjustments, and inventory controls.
~Implemented purchasing strategies with ERP system to obtain proper inventory levels and developed Cycle Count procedures that kept inventory accuracy at 98% and eliminated closing facility for yearend inventory.
~Worked directly with owner/Chairman on student activities and competitions granting awards and donating tools by working with current Vendors.
~Recovered $125,000 in HTS costs through discovery of miscoding, saved $20,000 annually with HTS code monitoring for imported items, negotiated contracts with shippers, and brought freight costs to a profit. From October 2002 to October 2011 (9 years 1 month) Purchasing Manager @ ~Strong contract negotiator who established and developed vendor relationships.
~Sourced, identified, and selected qualified Vendors
~Assured inventory accuracy at third party warehouse through strict reporting
~Established purchasing strategies.
~Managed and mentored Purchasing Associate.
~Oversaw warehouse operations for fulfillment and shipping.
~Procurement of inventory from Asia and local Vendors. From March 1997 to November 2002 (5 years 9 months) Accounting Manager @ Managed office financial operations for OB/GYNE specialty group of Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center.
~Financial Statements, General Ledger and Bank Statement Reconciliation
~Purchasing; medical supplies, office and clinic supplies
~Payroll and expense account reconciliation and process From March 1990 to March 1997 (7 years 1 month) Office Manager @ Managed Restaurant and Brewery office operations
~Financial Reports, G/L, A/R, A/P, Collections
~Food and Beverage Inventory and Costs
~Human Resources From January 1988 to March 1990 (2 years 3 months) Greater Chicago Area
Supply Chain Certification, Supply Chain @ APICS From 2015 to 2016 Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations; Supply Chain @ College of DuPage Susan Sosa is skilled in: Management, Strategic Planning, Budgets, Customer Service, Team Building, Event Planning, Coaching, Inventory Control, Logistics, Process Improvement, Marketing Strategy, Inventory Management, Marketing, Beauty Industry, Team Leadership