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Brian L. Saye 2516 14th Ave W, #201 * Seattle, Washington 98199 773.590.2985 * bs15a2cd4@westpost.

net RETAIL OPERATIONS PROGRAM MANAGER Highly accomplished Retail Program Manager with 15+ years of demonstrated achiev ements in directing business and supply chain programs for multibillion-dollar e -commerce and hardware companies. Superior strategic planner known for driving n ew business programs and processes aimed at fueling exceptional productivity and lowering operational costs. Creative problem solver, big-picture thinker, team leader and communicator with a proven ability to develop cutting-edge strategies which increase organizational efficiency while substantially heightening perfor mance levels. Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration. Areas of expe rtise: Six Sigma Methodologies * Relationship Development * Communications Strategies * Project Management * Team Leadership * Strategic Planning & Development * Vendo r Management * Continuous Process Improvement * E-commerce Contract Negotiations * Quality & Cost Control * Logistics Management * Procurement * Planning

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AMAZON.COM, Seattle, Washington * 2005 to December 2010 $18B+ Earths most customer-centric global e-commerce leader Senior Retail Program Manager/Team Lead, Consumer Electronics North America Reta il (2008 to present) Provided superior leadership for all In-Stock activities within Consumer Electro nics Wireless division. Activities include: demand and supply optimization, mon itoring and reporting weekly metrics, strategic inventory analysis including dis position of unproductive inventory, purchase order life-cycle management, networ k optimization through Open-to-Buy, vendor negotiations, team development, procu rement lead-time kaizens, and cross-organization/function project management. Specific Accomplishments: * Improved Customer Experience by delivering +1470bps improvement in Fast-Track for Cell phones and Accessories categories * Developed and managed implementation of reverse logistics program for Wireless division * Generated capital asset efficiencies through network turns improvement, +1.1 y -o-y * Reduced vendor lead-times by 2.3 days through superior supply chain management and vendor kaizens * Managed integration of procurement and inventory responsibilities to support n ew website/platform * Expanded strategic planning processes (CPFR) within organization, resulting in improved vendor supply allocations, co-op, and reduction of unproductive invent ory by 890bps * Led CE wide Problem Receive project initiative resulting in a 17% reduction in units received

WILTON INDUSTRIES, Woodridge, Illinois * 2004 to 2005 $400MM+ industry leading food crafting, picture frames and kitchen consumer prod ucts company.

Inventory Planner, Weston Industries Division (2004 to 2005) Provided outstanding leadership for all daily supply chain operations including manufacturing and importing. Manage profitable strategic supply chain relationsh ips with manufacturers, logistics providers and retail chains. Specific Accomplishments: * Elevated business performance management by strengthening relationships with S ales and Marketing Divisions * Optimized supply chain network through improved communication with vendors reg arding requirements, capacities, and production schedules * Successfully planed, executed, and monitored purchase orders for over 1,400 SK Us and an annual inventory of over $7MM

HAMMACHER-SCHLEMMER, Chicago, Illinois * 2003 High-end general merchandise e-commerce and mail order retailer Corporate Sales Skillfully managed the needs of 50+ clients for corporate gifts and incentive pr ograms. Expanded program by identifying potential customers and establishing new accounts. Developed strategies for business growth, while collaborating with Pr ocurement and Marketing departments. Specific Accomplishments: * Scoped and implemented customized monogramming program

TRU*SERV CORPORATION (currently True Value Company) * 1995 to 2002 $2B+ hardware and home-improvement cooperative Senior Inventory Analyst/Senior Buyer, Lawn & Garden Department (2000 to 2002) Enhanced supply chain program development providing capacity planning, inventory control, MRP/E3 system maintenance and supply channel demand processes. Collabo rated with Marketing and Sales departments on monthly product forecasts while de vising successful monitoring metrics/processes for inventory control. Senior Inventory Analyst/Senior Buyer Accomplishments: * Selected for project team to implement new purchasing system E3 (Level Three Certified) * Efficiently managed over 50 vendor accounts that totaled more than $70MM in an nual purchases to achieve monthly service-level goals * Expanded import program to increase departmental profits Senior Promotional Analyst for Electrical/Plumbing/Electronics/Hardware Departme nts (1997 to 1999) Managed daily business operations of talented 4-person team including promotiona l forecast estimates and finalizing print ads. Delivered highly productive depar tmental relationship management to boost productivity and forecast variance. Specific Accomplishments: * Instrumental in expanding 6-month pilot project into the Promotional Forecasti ng Department. * Amplified workgroup operations by creating updated policies and procedures. * Reduced forecast inaccuracy thereby generating substantial savings by minimizi ng lost sales, decreasing carrying costs, and creating a more precise inventory level

Inventory Replenishment Analyst (1995-1997) Managed approximately $10MM of inventory across 15 Regional Distribution Centers on a domestic and import basis, while minimizing operating costs and maximizing service level to Members.

FORMAL EDUCATION Executive Master of Business Administration (with Honors) Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, Illinois Bachelor of Science, Economics Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois