Experience

  • Senior Analyst, Commercial Insights & Analytics

    at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    June 2016 - at Present

    Ontario

    • Optimized various business processes through the use of Alteryx to blend data from multiple 1st and 3rd party data sources thereby reducing time and effort required for analysis • Incorporated the use of insights based on Natural Language Processing to help inform Marketing on how to speak to end consumers using their own words • Leveraged Scrum to complete a series of process improvement initiatives ensuring the Product Owner’s ‘definition of done’ was met both quickly and efficiently • Created robust go-to-market plans for key product releases to support the Commercial team

  • Senior Analyst, Sales Planning

    at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    September 2009 - May 2016

    Ontario

    • Implemented and led monthly Business Plan update meetings for the purposes of identifying and addressing potential variances to the forecast. • Developed and maintained a monthly planning calendar to set cross-functional priorities and activities to ensure forecast submissions and reporting requirements were completed in a timely manner • Developed and presented a consolidated Canadian Business reporting package, combining physical and digital lines of business, comparing monthly actual results to budget and forecast. • Managed Business Plan updates and submissions for New Release, Catalogue and Promotional programs for multiple accounts based upon trending, known and projected sales activity. • Provided initial ship recommendations and sales projections for New Release titles utilizing AC Nielsen competitive trending and analysis of historical comparable titles. • Working with the Sales team, responsible for analyzing data and making recommendations to improve overall business

  • National Materials Management Analyst

    at Baxter Healthcare

    January 2006 - October 2008

    Ontario

    • Through Collaborative efforts with Technical Services Department, forecasted and ensured adequate inventory levels of all SKUs (over 2,500) within assigned portfolio based upon manufacturing and shipment lead times as well as total inventory targets. • In conjunction with the Specialty Sales Manager IS and Production facility in Singapore, ensured Infusion pump deliveries aligned with Sales Plan for pumps. • Worked in conjunction with the Colleague Operations Team to ensure Deployment Operations targets met via forecasting adequate inventory levels of key fix parts and minimizing backorders. • Designed and Implemented Back Order Escalation Process Reporting Templates – led weekly review meetings and communicated issues to Marketing and Customer Operations via a Red/Yellow/Green rating for the purposes of improving communication from the suppliers to the customers. • Responsible for improving and reporting month end metrics for Supply Chain Planning Team

  • Senior Financial Analyst – Supply Chain

    at Baxter Healthcare

    January 2005 - December 2005

    Ontario

    • Supported the supply chain group and the strategic business units in the forecasting and budgeting cycle through trend and market analysis and rate/volume analysis. • Responsible for month end journal entries, most notably allocation and accrual of the monthly transportation invoice relating to the 3rd party logistics provider – UPS. • Participated in monthly review meetings at UPS for the purpose of better understanding and acting upon supply chain challenges and successes. • Developed, with IT, a process to accurately reverse sales billed but not shipped at month end for the purposes of revenue recognition in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. • Developed and implemented process improvements to drive continuous improvements and eliminate non-value added activities ie: month end allocations and forecasting analysis. • Member of data integrity project on core team as address book – sales alignment expert

  • Performance Management Administrator

    at Baxter Healthcare

    January 2000 - December 2004

    Ontario

    • Built, tested and maintained the reporting and budgeting tool (Hyperion Pillar). On time and budget. • Supported the sales group in the annual sales budget cycle through trend and competitive analysis. • Developed training materials and provided training and support to users. • Continuously met with users to assess needs and make modifications to systems and processes as necessary. • Managed and communicated timelines and improved processes pertaining to all budget cycles. • Automated and enhanced computer hardware lease payment processing to vendor (Dell Financial Services) – decreased payment cycle times from over 1 day per month to 1 hour per month

  • Decision Support Analyst

    at Baxter Healthcare

    March 1998 - December 1999

    Ontario

    • Worked closely with sales to provide flexible models and tools to assist in management of business. • Developed customer specific analysis in support of sales initiatives, such as pricing and usage analysis. • Ensured the accuracy and timeliness of sales reporting and prepared reports for management. • Integrated efforts with finance, sales and marketing to accomplish budgeting and forecasting cycles. • Constantly reviewed existing systems and processes in an effort to standardize and streamline them. • Collected, consolidated and analyzed market data from sales and external sources (organizations and internet). • Developed and maintained database with contract expiry, pricing, account potential, % of business secured etc. • Maintained and developed reporting of Heart Valve registration data capturing clinical data

  • Business and Marketing Analyst

    at BASF Canada Inc.

    January 1995 - September 1997

    Ontario

    • Ensured efficiency in the planning efforts for the North American Refinish Business. • Assisted in the development of budgets and forecasts. • Harmonized North American cost reporting to ensure a seamless reporting of expenses. • Analyzed and reported actual results vs. budgets and forecasts. • Reduced inventory from $30M US to $21M US (30%) in 6 months.

  • Buyer and Fleet Administrator / Facilities Management Coordinator

    at BASF Canada Inc.

    January 1994 - December 1994

    Ontario

    • Purchased raw materials and company vehicles through leasing company (PHH). • Arranged short-term vehicle rental agreements. • Developed and presented monthly purchasing, fleet and facilities activity reports. • Negotiated pricing and managed relationship with stationery and forms suppliers. • Managed site cafeteria services.

  • Warehouse Systems Coordinator

    at BASF Canada Inc.

    March 1993 - December 1993

    Ontario

    • Worked with marketing and research labs to ensure shipping requirements were met. • Improved batch tracking capabilities. • Coordinated counting, recording and reconciliation of physical inventory.

  • Purchasing Assistant

    at BASF Canada Inc.

    November 1992 - March 1993

    Ontario

    • Maintained vendor database and prepared monthly purchasing activity reports. • Entered standing purchase orders.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science

    at York University

    1986 - 1990 (4 years) Ontario

Languages

  • English Native

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