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Philadelphia, PA 19255
Senior Buyer
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Senior Buyer
Professional/Consulting Services
Nov 2018 - Jun 2020
Philadelphia, PA
| Hana Group NA Senior Buyer
  • Fully manage JIT inventory system to ensure adequate stock levels but mitigate risks against prolonged carrying costs
  • Manage all assigned sku planning input to maintain accurate data and suggested replenishment output
  • Maintain product catalog to reflect current product specifications and manage input from other buyers
  • Continually assess MOQ requirements, ordering frequencies for reduction of freight, warehouse space and inventory turns to offer the most appropriate solution per vendor and capitalize on each situation
  • Aim to reduce freight costs and reduce carbon footprint by combo loading LTLs and optimize cubing
  • Manage assigned supplier partnerships to maintain net positive relationships in order yield desired costs, quality and service
  • Negotiate pricing of produce contracts, kitchen equipment, dry, frozen and refrigerated goods
  • Drive all inventory issue related situations from manufacturers, 3PLs, and transportation to a resolution by determining root cause and implementing preventative measures to avoid reoccurrence
  • Responsible for sourcing of ingredients with existing vendors as requested according to our ingredient and sustainability standards as well as represent Genji Sushi at various food shows and conferences
  • Execute sourcing best practices such as bidding with multiple suppliers for cost comparison, vetting out tiered pricing opportunities and re-sourcing of existing products for improved COGS
  • Manage produce vendor pricing regionally and foster competition to improve store costs
  • Maintain avocado market knowledge and report trends to operations
  • Report national avocado cost trends to operations and executive team
  • Manage the timely collection of all vendor documentation to maintain records in accordance to our company food safety, sustainability and social responsibility standards for maintenance with existing suppliers as well as the onboarding of new suppliers
  • Procure and approve new store equipment for openings Key Accomplishments:
  • Institute and negotiate national produce contract and rollout with Produce Alliance to save estimated one million dollars on produce over previous year
  • Rerouted logistics to localized distributors for successful cost savings of 25k per item
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E-Commerce Fulfillment Manager
Dec 2015 - Nov 2018
Philadelphia, PA
  • Manage and train fulfillment team's daily builds and shipping expectations
  • Use market analysis and supplier negotiations to secure the most cost effective and best solutions for gift baskets
  • Collaborate with operations, sales, marketing, and purchasing to effectively and efficiently organize production and shipping schedules
  • Help strategize logistics solutions for fragile and highly perishable goods
  • Monitor and maintain inventory levels through Big Commerce online platform
  • Proposed and ushered in transition into mode optimized shipping solutions to drastically reduce shipping costs
  • Effectively promote Di Bruno's brand through building new and exciting gift options for online customers
  • Communicate effectively with outside vendors and internal departments
  • Perform QA audits and checks within gift building as well as daily quality checks within E-Commerce inventory
  • Coordinate transfers and delivery of products between stores and outside warehouses Continued, 1/2 Jonathan DeVirgilis
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  • Invoice daily sales through use of Entrée warehouse management system
  • Investigate and solve customer related issues and requests
  • Execute fulfillment of corporate gifting and monthly subscription programs
  • Implement LEAN strategies to increase production and fulfillment during peak times
  • Help propose and develop new and exciting products consistent with market trends
  • Oversee offloading of international import shipping containers
  • Update and build spreadsheets to help track distribution trends as well as daily and future goals
  • Collaborate with team members to shift resources and labor across all departments
  • Head project to collaborate with third-party logistics companies to outsource product builds and drop ship finished goods Key Accomplishments:
  • Saved over $50,000 in shipping optimization, greatly improving operational efficiency and staffing reduction by 25%
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Distribution and Supply Chain Manager
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Bristol, PA
  • Efficiently supervise and train staff of 60+ employees for completion of orders to large retailers such as Dillard's, Nordstrom's, Macy's, and Neiman Marcus
  • Monitor and ensure the completion of each order, internationally and domestically, to meet monthly goals of over $500 Million
  • Work with brand managers to plan distribution schedules and daily goals
  • Maintain accurate inventory data in HKWMS and SAP systems
  • Maintain and run KIVA robotic order picking system
  • Help implement "Cut Shortcuts Committee" to reinforce standard operating procedures
  • Collaborate with internal departments such as customer service, receiving, and inventory control, to ensure available inventory is produced and available to meet service goals
  • Managing professional relationships with clients
  • Maintain safety and security requirements
  • Help cross-train all supervisors in all areas of distribution
  • Work with all areas of operation to maximize and improve productivity and accuracy
  • Create schedules and training rotations for all temporary and full-time employees
  • Take roles in GEMBA training and LEAN projects
  • Manage and implement new E-commerce concepts
  • Execute shipments to both retailers, salons, and direct-door customers Key Accomplishments:
  • Instituted various LEAN concepts to cut replenishment time by 30%
  • Consistently exceeded monthly goals of over $500 Million
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Logistics Transportation/Administrative Support
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Denver, PA
  • Effectively planned shipping routes utilizing SAP and Microsoft Office programs
  • Perform monthly cycle counting to ensure batch and inventory integrity
  • Ensured daily delivery for time sensitive product
  • Reliably performed, maintained and processed incoming discrepancies and shipping documentation
  • Maintain relations with dedicated and third party shipping companies and warehouses
  • Trained and became knowledgeable in 5S, Kaizen/Six Sigma, and LEAN Manufacturing principles and techniques
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Big Commerce
Temple University
Entrée WMS
UPS Worldship
Six Sigma Green Belt- Villanova University KIVA Systems, SAP, ServSafe, Dry Ice DOT/IATA, and GEMBA
Agile Methodology
Quality Assurance