Executive Summary

Ambitious and results driven professional offering over 14 years of experience and success driving operational growth, spearheading change initiatives, optimizing supply chains while developing strong supplier relationships. Astute negotiator and confident decision maker.

Possesses excellent interpersonal skills enabling a respected leadership style and a natural rapport with clients and other stakeholders. Innovative, resourceful and adaptable, generates optimal results with a positive work ethic, energy and desire to continually build on success.

Core Professional Strengths

  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership
  • Proven Negotiation Ability
  • Strategic Sourcing Expert
  • Exceptional Communication Skills
  • Cost Reduction Expertise
  • Self-Starter/Proactive
  • Supply Chain Development
  • Program/Project Management
  • Resourceful/Organized

 

 

 

Work History

Work History

Supply Chain Specialist

Aug 2009 - Present
DragonWave Inc. Ottawa, ON, Canada

 Key Contributions:

  • Successfully manage and support contract manufacturing partner located in Malaysia to deliver a $25-35M per year build portfolio of high mix low volume assemblies
  • Developed and implemented a New Product Introduction(NPI) tracking model used to collaborate with Supply Chain & Engineering to support NPI activities resulting in 100% increase to materials exposure and responsibility S
  • Successfully sourced a unique EOL part that made it possible for Operations to ship $3M in revenue that wouldn't otherwise have shipped
  • Proactively organize and aligned cross-functional groups to support CM activities to meet customer deliverables and support revenue projections
  • Managed CM relationship and chair weekly build conference calls
  • Develop, implement and monitor vendor performance metrics on quality, delivery and cost Manage, review and report to senior Management on all Monthly E&O claims(excess and obsolete)
  • Extensive international travels to supplier facilities to ensure established targets were being met

Materials Consultant

Apr 2002 - Aug 2009
Mincom Canada Inc. Ottawa, ON, Canada

Key Contributions:

  • Provided subject matter expertise for the Department of National Defense in the areas of materials management and Inventory control
  • Developed excellent rapport with client and was recognized as a top performer
  • Recognized and implemented a data load program to increase accuracy by 100% and efficiency by 80% using a data load software program for repetitive data input duties
  • Performed expert investigational analysis on reported software and business process inconsistencies
  • Led work assignments of critical scope requiring cross-functional integration of various departments
  • Participated in tradeshow opportunities to demonstrate software attributes to potential clients

Commodity Manager

Feb 2000 - Apr 2002
Sanmina Brockville, ON, Canada

Key Contributions:

  • Successfully managed a $40M component portfolio, Expertly guided six associates in two different provinces on supply chain initiatives, market pricing conditions, supplier performance and strategic sourcing activities.
  • Conducted quarterly business reviews with top tier suppliers to provide feedback on delivery performance, product quality and cost curves in the marketplace using scorecard methodologies
  • Streamlined supplier base by 30% through the establishment of balanced scorecard metrics related to overall global strategy
  • Created a 3PL program with one of our top distribution services companies that would see high dollar parts procured and released in a JIT program

Education

Education

Mincom Materials Consultant Certification

2007
Prometric Labs

Prometric is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services. 

Computer Networking & Technical Support (2yr)

1999
St. Lawrence College

SLC is a College of Applied Arts and Technology with three campuses in Eastern Ontario, namely Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston

Business Administration - Marketing (3yr)

1993
St. Lawrence College

SLC is a College of Applied Arts and Technology with three campuses in Eastern Ontario, namely Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston

Certifications

Certifications

Total Quality Management Certification

Team Building Certification

Level 1 PMAC accreditation