- Atlanta, GA
Hi, I'm Zenna Wadawu. I love to identify problems and solve them with a strategic lens.
Zenna Wadawu's Bio:
Zenna Wadawu is the Senior Manager of Pricing Strategy, supporting the Hardlines merchandising organization at The Home Depot. She is responsible for supporting the Merchants to define/implement/maintain portfolio pricing strategies, build out of the KVI tool/strategy and management of strategic competitor response initiative.
Zenna Wadawu's Experience:
Manager/PMO, Merchandising Transformation at The Home DepotNovember 2012 - June 2014 | Atlanta, GA
Manage strategic initiatives/special projects to identify/assess key opportunity areas in Merchandising and feed project pipeline. Identify key risks across project portfolio and collaborate with leadership to drive to resolution. Facilitate Merchandising Transformation Councils (Merchant, Merchant Assistant, Supplier, and Cross-Functional) to obtain feedback/ support for projects and maintain visibility to cross-functional projects impacting merchandising. Develop leadership communications (e.g. Imperatives) and manage SPP process.
Manager - Risk Management & Process Improvement at The Home DepotFebruary 2008 - November 2012 | Atlanta, GA
Manage project teams across functional areas (i.e. Finance, Operations, Merchandising and IT). Define project strategy/scope, develop/execute project plans and manage relationships with project sponsors. Lead teams to identify/measure key risks, control/process gaps and develop sustainable solutions to mitigate issues. Provide quarterly updates to executive leadership and Chief Financial Officer to summarize project findings and obtain buy-in on recommended action plans. Train and develop staff by identifying strengths/improvement areas, providing real-time performance feedback and career planning guidance.
Associate, Corporate & Investment Banking – Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities at SunTrust Robinsom HumphreyAugust 2005 - December 2007 | Atlanta, GA
Played key role in the development of the RMBS platform, including SEC shelf registration and the identification of collateral and originator risk assessment metrics. Performed operational due diligence reviews of originators and worked with Credit Committee to approve transactions. Managed whole loan transactions with a focus on risk assessment, contract negotiations, servicing, closing/funding, and portfolio surveillance. Analyzed collateral tapes to assist whole loan trader in determining optimal credit enhancement levels, pricing and deal structure. Reviewed remittance reports for delinquencies and compliance with covenants and managed repurchase requests. Prepared presentations for client managers, investors and rating agencies.
Senior Manager Space Solutions at The Home DepotJune 2014 - November 2015 | Atlanta, GA
Drive space productivity and optimization projects to address significant process and technology improvements needed. Drive solutions needed to better coordinate merchant activities with multiple downstream teams.
Senior Manager Pricing Solutions at The Home DepottNovember 2015 - May 2016 | Atlanta, Ga
Drive Pricing Solutions infrastructure and price management/recommendation projects to address significant process and technology improvement opportunities. Drive solutions needed to enable more granular localized pricing capabilities and to enhance competitor pricing visibility/capabilities and pricing health maintenance and price recommendations.
Senior Manager Pricing Strategy at The Home DepotMay 2016 - Present | Atlanta, GA
Zenna Wadawu's Education:
Florida A&M University2002 – 2004MBAConcentration: Finance
Florida A&M University1998 – 2002BSConcentration: Finance / Accounting
Zenna Wadawu's Interests & Activities:
Food, Fashion and Travel