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LAUREN C.

ANDERFUREN
215B Stowaway Cove
Lakeway, TX 78734
214-796-9899
la82fbec@westpost.net

SUMMARY
Management professional with over 30 years in retail industry working with premi
er luxury and major retailers. Experience in multiple levels, multiple division
s, managing the interface of merchant, vendors, distribution centers and interac
ted with senior management to develop new systems for Electronic Data Interchang
e (EDI).
* Buyer for major retail company for 27 store volume and sales
* Responsible for all factors in opening and closing of store
* Vendor negotiations with national/international organizations
* Purchase Order Management
* Third Party Systems Interface
* EDI Documents utilized, Purchase Order (850), Invoice (810), Reverse PO (855),
Advance Ship Notice (856), Sales and On Hand (852), Inventory Notification (846
), Purchase Order Change (860)
* Development of Education for Merchants, Vendors and Staff using various media,
i.e. print, web, seminars
* Use of multiple private systems to run interface and web environments
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Neiman Marcus Group, Dallas, TX 1993-2010
Team leader for writing of EDI Advance Ship Notice Requirement Documents and Te
sting Scripts, completion of SAT/UAT, testing of trading partners and the conver
sion from 0 to 76% in 5 years.
Wrote, tested and produced with A/P and I.S. teams Requirement Documents and SA
T/UAT scripts for the Detail Invoice completing and implementing increase of ele
ctronic document from 0 to 76% in 3 years. Increase due to implementation of co
nversion of 85% of vendor base.
Researched, tested and implemented with IS and third party company new system f
or data transmission, translation, and storage, resulting in greater visibility
and cost reductions.
Manage technical and analytical staff of 5, which oversees EDI operations, educ
ation and implementation for NMG personnel and vendors taking the NM Retail divi
sions from 18% to 96% of Purchase Order documents.
Evaluated and redefined business needs and departmental structure to increase p
roductivity and move associates from clerical functionality to analytical and cu
stomer support, increasing overall production during a 4 year period by 164%.
Adapted existing Sales and On Hand to a new system with outside third party red
ucing transmission costs and errors by 94%.
Recipient of two Neiman Marcus Star Awards for project excellence.
Directed staff of 22 associates for NM Retail, NM Direct, and Chiefs to resolve
payment and other significant chargeback problems, based on an annual volume of
$4.3 billion, and 7,000 active vendors.
Created departmental standards for turn time and a new tracking system for Vend
or Services research, eliminating repayment of an estimated $300k to vendors for
non-proof of delivery.
Directed hiring and interaction with agency in recovery of outstanding payables
issues of $1.5m annually.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2000-2010 Corporate Manager, EDI
1993-2000 Manager, Vendor Services
Neiman Marcus Group
Dallas, Texas

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT
Jacobsons
East Lansing, Michigan
Area Merchandise Manager
PACE Membership Warehouse
Plano, Texas
Assistant Front End Manager
Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association
Austin, Texas
Program Director
Printemps, USA
Denver, Colorado
Manager Vendor Relations and Merchandise Information Systems
Ande & Associates
San Antonio, Texas
Office Manager
Dillards Texas/New Mexico Division
San Antonio, Texas
Buyer
Johnson & Swanson
Austin, Texas
Legal Secretary
Completed BA Degree
Worked part-time for Holt+Fatter, Inc, and the University of Texas Co-op
Scarboroughs
Austin, Texas
Assistant Buyer/Department Manager
Joskes of Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Assistant Buyer

EDUCATION
MBA, Our Lady of the Lake University, 1999
San Antonio, TX
BA, Concordia University, 1982
Austin, TX