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    Mark Paakanen

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Vice President of Inventory Planning


    VP Merchandising & Demand Planning & Allocation

    Dynamic leader and highly analytical inventory planning executive leading strategic supply chain management initiatives for commercial success.


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    Cost & Inventory Control
    Cost Saving Initiatives
    Demand Forecast Planning
    Inventory Management
    Long Term Strategic Planning
    Planning and Allocation
    Sales & Operations Planning
    System Implementation
    Team Development
    Where I've Worked
    rue21 logo

    Apr 2018 – Jun 2020

    Vice President of Inventory Planning


    Jul 2016 – Jan 2018

    Vice President of Inventory Planning & Replenishment

    Payless Shoe Source

    Apr 2015 – Jul 2016

    Vice President of Merchandise Distribution & Planning

    Payless Shoe Source
    Abercrombie & Fitch logo

    2011 – 2015

    Vice President of Inventory Management

    Abercrombie & Fitch
    Hollister Co logo

    2005 – 2011

    Senior Director Inventory Management

    Hollister Co
    Club Monaco logo

    2001 – 2005

    Senior Director Merchandise Allocation and Planning

    Club Monaco
    Where I've Studied


    Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

    Lakehead University

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