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LAURA HOFF ORTEGA

(626) 967-1765 4900 N. Grand Avenue, #316 - Covina, CA 91724 loa750e6@west


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QUALIFICATIONS
* Masters in Inclusive Education August 2008.
* B.S., Elementary Education.
* Over 10 years of effective classroom experience.
t Over 10 years of effective purchasing and inventory control experience
* Expertise in forecasting and planning
* Outstanding research capacity of sales records, and stock turnover.
* Proven interpretive skills for current supply and demand changes.
* Able to negotiate pricing and write purchase orders and/or contracts.
* Strong team player and role model.
* Develop effective programs from design through implementation.
* Outstanding competence in communications, presentations, and report writing
** Demonstrated interfacing capabilities with parents, fellow educators and scho
ol administration..
* EDUCATION
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Master of Arts, Inclusive Education,
Archdiocese-sponsored program
Dominican College, Blauvelt, NY
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
Associate of Science, Human Services
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Teacher, Saint Frances of Rome School, Azusa, CA 2007-2010
* Epiphany Catholic School, South El Monte, CA 2000 - 2007
* Served as Third Grade Teacher from recruitment through conclusion of 2005-2006
school year.
* Second Grade Teacher for 2006-2010 school year.
* Designated as Education Coordinator during 2005-2006.
* Selected for multiple education planning committees.
* Assigned to evaluation leadership team for WASC evaluation.
Purchasing/Inventory Control, Sande Equipment Co. Inc. Monterey Park, CA 2004-2
007
* Purchased all parts needed to manufacture pressure washers (hose, engines, p
umps, belts).
* Negotiated prices, prepared contracts and purchase orders for all materials.
Controlled the inventory. Responsible for yearly physical inventory and balan
cing.
* Interfaced with management, sales, accounting, and parts and service, on pr
icing, availability, ETA's and company reports.
* Strong vendor follow-up and communication.
I have worked as a Wholesale Inventory Control Specialist for JC Penney Co. Inc
for 9 years.
Responsibilities included: Analyzing vendor reports for store orders, analyzing
JCP warehouse reports and tracking orders, using these documents to forecast fu
ture needs to vendors. Forecasting turnover rate for company owned warehouses a
nd meeting or exceeding the rate. Strong communication with vendors and warehou
ses on ETA's, damaged goods, return authorizations, and any necessary informatio
n.
While working in the garment industry I controlled piece goods inventory and was
responsible for the cutting room and the first phase of production. Chose outs
ide cutting services when necessary based on reliability and pricing. I worke
d for Mr Remo of California, Guild Inc. Sterling Styles and LEI.