Buyer/Supply Chain/Logistics
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
School: CSUDH
Major: English

Buyer/Supply Chain/Logistics

Christiane Flentie
Buyer

3019 S. Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
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Motivated, results-oriented Purchasing/Revenue Management professional with over 8 years experience leading financial and operational turnarounds, directing and managing responsible financial growth, and delivering million dollar profit increases. Effective leader with the ability to empower management and lead teams to achieve business and company objectives. With proven track record of continuing success in business environment. strong organizational skills, project orientation, and
the ability to work effectively under pressure and stress. Identify problems/needs and initiate effective solutions. With strong analytical skills and ability to manage a project in a hectic environment. Effective communication/interpersonal skills and a team player; interact positively with a wide range of people, and establish relationships based on respect. Ability to use computer technology for rapid, accurate preparation of documents. Area of expertise include:
▪Project Management ▪Revenue Management ▪Vendor Management ▪Client relations ▪Purchasing ▪Strategic Planning ▪Problem Resolution *Logistics ▪Production Control ▪Sales and Marketing ▪Inventory Management ▪Sourcing ▪Microsoft Office ▪Team Building ▪Strong Communication Skills

Work Experience

IT Consultant
Self employed - Redondo Beach, CA 2009 to Present

* Small Business on call IT service
* Troubleshooting, Win 2000, XP, Vista, Apple Mac OS and Internet Connection Issues * Knowledge of computer hardware diagnostic and troubleshooting
* Software installations and upgrading
Can install / troubleshoot all computer-related devices (video, sound, modem, printer, scanner, etc.) * In home networks and theatre set up
* Tutoring - Microsoft Office, Internet, Mac

Financial Services Manager
Reynaldo's Mexican Food Company - Vernon, CA 2007 to 2008

* In house Quickbooks manager
* Set up new Baus Handheld system for sales and inventory - 10 routes * Set up interface between Baus system and Quickbooks
* Responsible for handheld EOD and end of month accounting * Attended upper management weekly meeting

Buyer
Mars, Incorporated - Vernon, CA 2004 to 2006

* Accountable for a 12 million dollar portfolio including imports and hard to source materials
* Achieved $500K reduction in chemical costs for single plant through strategic use of online bid * Moved $625K inventory from consigned to vendor direct purchase/VMI.
* Participated in two Kanban events reducing inventory by over $200K and making plants more JIT capable.
* Participated in global colors and flavors strategy calls
* Demonstrated functional expertise in online RFP, RFQ, RFI and contracting system
* Worked in conjunction with Masterfoods currency department to mitigate results of Chinese Yuan revaluation on imported products
* Managed vendor approval of 3 new MWOB businesses
* Worked closely with R&D on new projects both from a costing position and a sourcing position * Analyzed markets closely to ensure below or at market pricing
*Managed international and domestic freight including intermodal, air, FTL/LTL, etc., for 4 plants in the United States and 1 in Toronto, Canada.
* Managed one full time employee and one temp
* Integral part of transition team as Masterfoods relocates to Nashville, TN

Project Manager
AVC Corp - Torrance, CA 2003 to 2004

* Acted as primary liaison between A VC and a large toy manufacturer
* Responsible for logistics, daily inventory management reporting, planning, production scheduling and reporting and ensuring good client relationals
* Negotiated product terms and pricing to vendors
* Gained control of a large client inventory
* Developed inventory and production reports in accordance with both the client and AVC's needs using Excel and AVC's Oracle based NDS System
* Interact daily with owners, key management and production managers to ensure client satisfaction while maintaining cost controls
Purchasing Manager
MRP Controller - Encore Software Inc - Gardena, CA 2000 to 2003
* Conducted various training classes around sales and coaching
* Purchased raw materials for this manufacturer of software and console games
* Responsible for negotiating terms and pricing to vendors
* Performed weekly inventory management reporting, cash forecasting and license expiration evaluation
* Accounted in cost of goods and returned stock maintenance and 80M creation and maintenance * Managed the company-wide conversion/upgrade from SBT Accounting Systems to SAP Business Management System, working closely with vendor technical staff to troubleshoot and resolve conversion issues and expedite ESI staff training on the new system
* Handle Payroll for 70 employees using ADP
* Interact frequently with key management, scheduling and production managers in support of JIT ordering to keep inventory levels and costs at minimum levels without incurring costly downtime


Revenue Manager
Barnabey's Hotel - Manhattan Beach, CA 1997 to 1999
* Responsible for business reporting, human resource and sales/marketing functions, including weekly revenue report, payroll, occupancy reports, phones/guest services, sales blitzes
* Managed and supervised a five-person staff
* Demonstrated expertise in using Microsoft Word and Excel (Windows 98), MS Access, Powerpoint, Delphi, HIS and Holidex Hotel Management Systems
* Successfully improved hotel profits through the setting of more aggressive room rates, increased reservations (75%+ occupancy rates), catering sales and film site contracts
* Developed and implemented mass promotional mailings and collateral materials
* Prepared month-end reports
Education
BA in English Literature
California State University - Carson, CA
Skills
Inventory Management, Purchasing, SAP, Oracle, Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Contract Management, Vendor Management, Internet Research
Certifications/Licenses
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Additional Information
Activities:
Honorary Rifle, VA Colorguard Los Angeles Assistant Coach, South Bay Youth Volleyball Toastmasters

Purchasing, MRP, POs, BOM, Microsoft Office Suite