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Jill Griffith

West Des Moines, IA 50265 515-975-3009 jlgriff@q.com

EDUCATION
Iowa State University Ames, Iowa Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Statistics

EXPERIENCE
Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa
2000 - Present An employee-owned company, more than 56,000 employees, with sales of more than $6.9 billion and more than 232 retail stores across eight Midwestern states, Hy-Vee ranks among the top 20 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.

Replenishment Buyer
Replenishes approximately 7,000 items with 300 vendors Forecasts product sales on seasonal and advertised items and places purchase orders accordingly Serves as the Lead User and Project Manager for the purchasing software Key participant in the process to replace a 10 year old purchasing software package with an updated software system Trains employees to use purchasing software Serves as the liaison between the purchasing and IT departments as well as the purchasing department and the software company Creates spreadsheets through execution of Microsoft Queries Communicates with suppliers, brokers and transportation departments to resolve issues

Perishable Distributors of Iowa, Ltd. Ankeny, Iowa

1995 - 2000 A wholly owned subsidiary of Hy-Vee, more than 500 employees, with sales of more than $835,000,000 and more than 5,000 fresh and frozen items, PDI is one of the largest food distributors in the Midwest. Purchasing Specialist 1998 - 2000 Replenished ice cream maintaining 99.5% fill rate over 4 months Reported weekly on replenishment performance for each buyer Negotiated and replenished Con Agra Poultry maintaining 97.8% fill rate from March 1999 to February 2000 Negotiated and replenished Monfort Beef from May 1997 to October 1999 maintained a forward buying system that saved Hy-Vee, Inc. in excess of $500,000 annually Replenishment Buyer 1995 - 1998 Replenished D&D Salads increased fill rate from 93% to consistently over 99% Replenished Simmons 8 piece deli cut-up chicken successfully maintained 99.9% fill rate with less than 0.5% short code (#1 item in unit sales) Employee of the month July 1997