CRAIG E. EMENAKER

905 Emerald Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

craig.emenaker@gmail.com • 616.217.1003

 

 

What I’m all about…

I am somewhat of an anomaly – an individual with a strong technical skill set, but also a creative/artistic background.  I have a passion for creating efficiencies, both in & out of the workplace, with a strong focus
on end-user friendliness.

 

 

Career Highlights (Meijer)

·         (Multiple Teams)

o    Routinely distill large, diverse data down to user-friendly Executive-level highlights, and present these findings to audiences ranging from peers to Group Vice Presidents (GVPs).

o    Certified Business Trainer/Business Advisor (Advanced Excel, and Inventory/Product Flow)

·          (MP Process & Analytics Team)

o    I created multiple BI Tools that were adopted company-wide, integrated into global Category Management processes, and into my department’s Performance Review Goals.

·         (New & Remodel Store Team)

o    In addition to my core job responsibilities – macro-level inventory management/flow for new Meijer stores – I created several easily-repeatable, self-documented BI Tools with a documented savings of 278-300 hours (7-7.5 weeks) per year for my team.

·          (Inventory Management)

o    While maintaining top-tier inventory in-stock levels for 200+ stores on various Seasonal and Commodity buying desks, I also created several BI Tools to help my peers perform their jobs more easily.

·         (Information Technology)

o    Eight (8) years of IT-specific systems analysis, design and programming experience, with a lead role on the largest software system install in Meijer history (MP6).

 

Experience

2015-Current                       Meijer – MP Process & Analytics Team (BI Tool/Systems Development)

2013-2015                            Meijer – New & Remodel Store Team (Inventory Systems/Flow/Management)

2008-2013                            Meijer – Inventory Control Analyst

2007-2008                            Allendale True Value – Marketing Manager/Web (and BI Tool) Developer

2006-2007                            Meijer – Merchandise Associate/Inventory Control Analyst

1997-2006                            Meijer (I.T.) – Systems Analyst/Programmer

1996-1997                            Johnson Rauhoff – Technical Writer/Project Manager

1994-1996                            McCann-Erickson – Assistant Account Executive

 

 

Education

Central Michigan University – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major: Marketing

 

 

Other Interests

·         Art

·         Bicycling

·         Rebuilding Jeeps

·         Sustainability (all things “green”)

·         Welding/Fabrication