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PURCHASING AND CONTRACTS MANAGER
skilled manager with demonstrated leadership, integrity, interpersonal
strengths and commitment to quality. Recognized ability to effectively
assess & resolve issues. Proficient in domestic and international
strategic sourcing, purchasing, supply chain management, major subcontract
and program management capabilities. Achieves stated goals and
objectives. Effective negotiator and contract manager achieving
reduced total cost and risk mitigation. Drives implementation
of initiatives inclusive of crossfunctional business partners.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Leadership and Teamwork
Supplier and Program Management
Significant Cost Reductions
Electronic Sourcing eBid
Supplier Diversity Manager
Six Sigma Black Belt
Process Improvement &
Proficient in both Domestic
/ International Contracting
Senior Commodity Specialist IT
– Corp. Purchasing Day Contract /
Responsible for acquisition
of enterprise software,
Negotiate, establish, and
manage global enterprise global & domestic software and service
Lead crossfunctional global
commodity teams that will leverage purchasing power, improve processes
and systems to reduce overall costs
INC. Eden Prairie, MN /
Manager – Corporate Purchasing
Responsible for Indirect Sourcing,
contract creation and administration of corporate contracts supporting
HR, Marketing, IT, Finance, Facilities and Sr. Management. Manage
and supervise staff tasked with creating tactical, technology, consulting
and strategic contracts; ensure SOW, resources, schedule, deliverables,
acceptance criteria and terms are clearly defined within contracts to
mitigate risk to ADC and ensure successful relationship. Measure
actual performance against goals on regular basis and present results
to senior management.
Achieved cost savings of
$ – M per year; team of commodity managers/buyers.
Achieved major increase
in utilization of corporate purchasing within corporate entities resulting
in cost savings, risk mitigation and improved contract negotiation/management.
Supported process and governance
implementation for purchasing and spend limit modifications resulting
in increased internal efficiency and productivity.
Improved internal customer
satisfaction results related to added value, decreased leadtime and
Supplier Diversity Program
Manager. Maintained ADC’s SBA Supplier Diversity Program goals
and reporting requirements.
Manager – Corporate Purchasing
Global Manager within
Corporate Services for all indirect contracts and procurement.
Established initial global
IT hardware and software countries strategic sourcing and distribution
Optimized travel program
resulting in % average trip cost reduction after months; Best in
Class Travel Program as defined by Amex Analysis.
and fiscally sound major contracts supporting Corporate Quality, Marketing,
Corporate Travel, and HR.
Established new Global Indirect
Supply Management Integration Team; provided project management skills,
negotiation skills and reporting for major commodity groups.
Supplier Diversity Program
Manager. Established and maintained potential diversity supplier
database, communicated program requirements to internal customers and
supported ADC customer WMBE goals and reporting requirements.
/ HARMON AUTOGLASS, Minneapolis, MN
Six Sigma Black Belt.
% of time dedicated to Black Belt project management and implementation.
Provided expertise and support
for implementation of Apogee Purchasing Advisory Council; leveraging
additional and more effective purchasing power and best practices for
Apogee Companies parent company.
Project lead for successful
and timely implementation of major supplier consolidation and process
Fortis National Consortium
Project leader for national acquisitions,
interfacing with all Fortis locations and suppliers to develop, implement
and manage national agreements.
Implemented process improvements
and measurement criteria based on benchmarking and “best in class”
INC. formerly Honeywell, Inc., Hopkins, MN
Travel, Transportation Logistics and Corporate Agreements
Directed export/import licensing
and shipments, domestic transportation/logistics, regulatory compliance,
and managed $M corporate travel program.
Saved $M through implementing
joint agency, airline, car and hotel agreement.
Implemented supplier rating
system resulting in significantly improved service levels.
Key corporate facilitator
in successful multimillion dollar strategic supplier agreements.
Sourced commodity &
custom hardware, defined strategies and supplier base for program requirements.
Led startup of strategic
technology business, realizing $M multiyear contract.
Implemented Supplier Base
Management program resulting in improved performance and cost reductions.
Developed and successfully
managed commodity group team.
of major subsystems, large production programs, and administered annual
expenditures in excess of $M.
Served as primary interface
with suppliers, government, crossfunctionally, to achieve subcontract
and divisional business objectives.
Conducted proposal, negotiation,
contract activities, implemented quality and cost reduction programs
$M contract with major subcontractor for followon program.
source with U.K. Ministry of Defence, realizing $M contract.
Integrated Logistics Support program, directed cost, schedule and delivery
Previously at Honeywell,
experienced consistent promotion from Production Coordinator, Senior
Buyer, Semiconductor Procurement Specialist, Subcontract Manager to
Material Program Manager, acquiring expertise supporting production,
R&D, and incorporating stateoftheart technology.
Mini MBA, Business
Management, St. Thomas Graduate School of Business
BA, Liberal Arts/Science,
& Contract Mgmt. Cert. Program, St. Thomas Graduate School of
CPSM Certification in Process