David Inman, MBA

Resume

I do not want a job. I want an opportunity. An opportunity to propel a company's growth and success into the future using my advanced ed­uca­tion, diverse ex­perience, fo­cused ambition, and passion to keep learning and im­proving.


SKILLS

Technical Skills - MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Vizio),  HTML/CSS, Windows, Mac OS, Oracle, ERP systems, Google Analytics, Prezi, certified Six Sigma Green Belt

Soft Skills - Critical Thinking, Attention to Detail, Process Improvement, Leadership, Data Analysis, Strategy Formulation, Market Research, Vendor Management, Writing/Editing  


EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
May 2014

GPA: 3.68

GPA: 3.68


Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration: Supply & Logistics Management
Portland State University  –  June 2008

GPA: 3.54

GPA: 3.54

Coursework Included
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Supply & Logistics Negotiations
  • Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
  • Purchasing & Logistics within the Food Industry
  • Integrated Supply and Logistics Management
  • Transportation and Logistics Management
  • Research & Analysis of Business Problems
  • Competing with Information Technology
  • Organization Behavior
  • Intro to Operations Management
  • Business Environment
  • Business Finance
  • Marketing Management
Related Projects

Food Supply Chain Security Report


EXPERIENCE

Milgard Windows & Doors - 2016 to Current
Buyer
Portland, OR
 

Overview

Helped track issues throughout implementation of Oracle within the facility. Purchased raw materials and finished goods from other company facilities. Managed metrics reporting for the department.


Skills Employed 

Oracle •  MS Excel  •  Vendor Relations  •  Purchasing


Self-Employed - 2014 to 2016
Freelance Web Designer
Portland, OR
 

Overview

I specialize in designing simple, modern websites with built-in responsive design that replace an old site or that kickoff a web presence for small businesses and individuals. Using the Squarespace platform, I create beautiful websites with a stylish design that are on the cutting edge.


Skills Employed 

HTML/CSS•  MS Excel  •  Client Relations  •  Squarespace  •  Sales/Marketing 


Related Projects

AnnaMollyDesigns.com  |  BurkePsychological.com 
AllSeasons-TreeServices.com  |  ATechElectricPDX.com


3D Systems - 2012 to 2014
Materials Buyer/Planner
Rock Hill, SC

Overview

Purchased new inventory and fulfilled urgent customer needs, as well as managed the return of damaged parts for repair/refurbishment, as the primary buyer/planner for over 13,000 field service and warranty repair parts. 

Accomplishments

  • Increased field services order fill rate by 5% in my first two months.

  • Increased response time to out-of-stock inventory issues by 15%, working closely with Customer Support daily to better serve customers’ needs and decrease their machine downtime.

  • Improved pipeline of high-value repaired parts that prevented 95% of stock outs of these items.


Skills Employed 

Negotiation  •  Purchasing  •  MS Excel  •  MS Access  •  Data Analysis  •  Vendor Management  •  Oracle  


Urban Adventurers - 2012 to 2014
Co-Founder / Event Organizer
Charlotte, NC

Overview

As the face of the group, organized social events for young adults in Charlotte, NC at various businesses and public areas,  working closely with fellow organizers to build relationships with local businesses, in order to provide fun, safe, and comfortable ways for young adults to meet each other.

Accomplishments

  • Grew group membership at a rate of 100 new members each month over the first two plus years.

  • Managed the group's social media accounts and meetup.com site.


Skills employed

Negotiation  •  Leadership  •  Social Media  •  Event Planning  •  Photoshop


Vapor Sky - 2010 to 2012
Charlotte, NC
Co-Founder / Director of Operations

Overview

Managed daily operations and vendor/customer relations (both domestically and internationally), established business and marketing strategy, and managed implementation of sales and marketing projects. 

Accomplishments

  • Increased revenue by 140%.

  • Boosted sales by 300%.

  • Set up suppliers in Australia and the U.K. that helped to grow international sales without increasing costs.

  • Developed marketing strategies that garnered national TV and international publicity, including partnering with RCA Records, DIY Network, and Aloft Hotel - Cupertino.


Skills employed 

Business Development  •  Market Research  •  Social Media  •  HTML/CSS  •  Photoshop  •  MS Excel  •  Data Analysis  •  Vendor Management  •  Email Marketing  • Customer Service  • Marketing & Growth Strategy  •  Leadership  •  Project Management

Related Projects

Vapor Sky E-Commerce Website


Lockheed Martin - 2008 to 2011
Operations Analyst

Overview

Supported program managers through technical writing, data analysis and reporting, process improvement efforts, project management, and logistics management to ensure performance metrics of government contracts were met. 

Accomplishments

  • Reduced packaging area footprint by 20% and waste by 30%.

  • Lead team through Kaizen event that increased efficiency of shipping and receiving flow by 25% and inventory accountability by 35%.

  • Compiled repair data for a multi-million dollar program to create monthly Pareto charts, progress reports, graphs, and PowerPoint presentations for management and government officials.

  • Facilitated annual ISO 140001 recertification process for a global project, coordinating employees, gathering inputs, and preparing reports for management.

  • Tracked man-hours and spending on over 100 multi-million dollar government contracts, successfully ensuring that the contracted work was completed before funds were exhausted.

  • Researched necessary costs for several projects, identifying the best solutions based on cost and relevance to the solution, and managed subsequent $10,000 - $90,000 budgets.

  • Procured appropriate contract labor to complete improvement projects by keeping in constant communication with vendors via telephone, email, and scheduling in-person meetings.

  • Reduced reported average turnaround time from 60 days to 15 days using data analysis techniques, pivot tables, and V-Lookups.

  • Fostered professional relationships with vendors, contractors, and in-house safety personnel to successfully research, plan, and coordinate three warehouse improvement projects. 

Skills employed

MS Excel  •  Data Analysis  •  Process Improvement  •  Six Sigma Green Belt  •  Budget Management  •  Vendor Management  •  MS Powerpoint  •  Project Management

Related Projects

Packaging Redesign (Process Improvement)


Leatherman Tool Group - 2008
Materials Flow Specialist

Overview

Evaluated WIP inventory and Kanban card system, and prepared production data for entry into new software to aid transition to lean manufacturing processes that were designed to maximize production efficiencies. 

Accomplishments

  • Identified errors in production process data, worked with team members and leads to discern root causes and determined best solutions to resolve the issues.

  • Analyzed placement of WIP inventory and standardized Excel spreadsheets to improve materials flow through the production process.

  • Aggregated and validated scattered data pertaining to Kanban levels for lean module implementation.

  • Taught myself complex software module to determine how existing data needed to be formatted to integrate module into use on the manufacturing floor. 

Skills employed

MS Excel  •  Data Analysis  •  Process Improvement


RECOMMENDATIONS

David is an intelligent, self-motivated employee who has great potential for working through highly complex projects requiring a thorough understanding of the concepts and attention to all the details required for project implementation.
— Tim R. (hired/managed me, Leatherman)
David gets a tremendous amounts of work done with little or no supervisor. There were times when David was given assignments with little or no specifics and he was able to determine what was needed and accomplish the requested task.
— Felicia R. (former HR manager, Leatherman)
David always emits as a leader and completes his tasks early as well as ensures the completion and quality of others’ work and the overall project. I would love to work with David again . . . and I have no doubt that each project or task would succeed.
— Stephen C. (fellow MBA student)
(David) is detail-oriented . . . would make an excellent . . . supply chain manager. He has . . . strong leadership abilities, attention to detail, team player, and solid analytical skills.
— Mellie P. (professor, Portland State)
(David’s) dedication and ability to effectively multitask and negotiate with many businesses in the area has been crucial to our success. As time has passed it has become increasingly clear that David is well suited to a wide variety of roles, from organization to project management or directly interfacing with individuals at any level of a business.
— John A. (co-founder Urban Adventurers)
David is an articulate communicator, an effective negotiator, very tech savvy, and simply a likeable person – all skills that would make him a great asset to any company.
— Megan G. (co-founder Urban Adventurers)