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    PAUL IRIZARRY

    pirizarry@email.com | C: 305-965-8927 | Hialeah, FL 33015

    Summary

     Results-oriented floral industry professional with over 30 years experience in logistics, procurement, management and sales. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration, adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. Multi-tasker and self-motivator with expertise on establishing and implementing pricing/merchandising models, inventory controls and projections, supply chain forecasting and planning and revealing customer needs to deliver solutions.

    Skills

     Experienced in every facet of the floral industry and running a business

    Data Analysis

    Writing and verbal communication

    Product tracking

    Supply chain forecasting Team building

    Experience

     Pennock Floral | Miami, FL Procurement Specialist 11/2015 – 02/2020

    Maximized inventory turns, product sales and company profits by recommending promotions, pricing adjustments and optimal inventory levels.

    Entered order details into the system and inputted updates accordingly. Delivered pivotal market and sales trends research to determine feasibility of proposed procurement actions.

    Provided assistance in managing operations at various branches upon request, by being at those locations for as long as was deemed necessary. Improved operations by working with team members in the implementation of workable solutions, that included software and

    processes changes.

    Hardins Wholesale, Inc | Liberty, NC

    Cut Flower Manager

    08/2012 – 10/2015

    Improved profit margins by streamlining operations and workflow and negotiating new vendor contracts for materials and supplies.

    Helped increase cut flower sales (2.2 to 3.2million) by expanding product line and customer base.

    Procured all products having to do with cut flowers, greens and seasonal products (Christmas greens).

    Managed a group of 12 employees that included a cooler manager, pullers and packers.

    Pennock Floral | Newington, VA

    Assistant Manager

    01/2009 – 07/2012

    Increased sales by implementing merchandising and promotional improvements.

    Analyzed trends, identifying consumer demand and forecasting seasonal trends.

    Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize team productivity. Collaborated with store manager to develop strategies for achieving sales and profit goals.

    Maintained positive work ethic and commitment to providing excellent service to improve operations efficiency and customer satisfaction.

    Mentored staff to enhance skills and achieve daily targets, using hands-on and motivational leadership.

    Pennock Floral | Philadelphia, PA

    Assistant Manager

    10/2008 – 12/2008

    Responsible for purchasing products from Holland, lilies, tropical flowers, and orchids.

    Alternated responsibilities regarding weekend supervision of personnel.

    Freshest Flowers, Inc | Miami, FL

    Owner

    01/2004 – 05/2008

    Managed daily operations.

    In charge of flower procurement, including special order fulfillment and keeping optimal inventory levels.

    Serviced a diverse customer base that included but was not limited to special events outfits, retail florists, wholesalers and walk in customers.

    Education and Training

    University of Miami/ School of Music | Miami, FL

    Some College (No Degree) in Applied Music

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