Dawn Buchanan

Dawn Buchanan



Accomplished executive with high-caliber supply chain and procurement qualifications gained through a combination of industry and consulting experience  in a broad range of areas including: Operations Analysis, Procurement Transformation, Strategic Sourcing, MRP, ERP, Network Optimization, Outsourcing, etc.. 

Proven track record of building high-performance teams through a collaborative work culture with open communications, idea exchange and environments that are based on mutual trust and uncompromising integrity.  Skilled in establishing a vision and business plan and combining resources – people, capital, technology, product/service offerings, and competitive position – to deliver business value to my company and clients. 

A Proven LEADER ..A Recognized PROBLEM SOLVER …A Valued Verbal & Written COMMUNICATOR ……An Avid High Performance TEAM BUILDER

…….…A Determined COLLABORATOR

…….……A Committed CHANGE AGENT

Work experience

Work experience
Dec 2005 - Present



Design, implement and run international procurement outsourcing transformations. 

  • Procurement Diagnostic:  Identified and delivered over $75 million in savings - year one
  • Business Case Development
  • Solution Architecture 
  • Program Management
  • Journey Management:  Change Management; Communication Plans; Training
  • Financial Planning and Budget Management:  Consistently deliver on time and on budget
  • Organizational Design
  • Sustainability
Oct 2004 - Nov 2005


Buchanan & Associates

Provided independent consulting services to the marketplace.

Feb 2004 - Oct 2004

Senior Practice Director


Lead national consulting practice of 75 consultants in selling and delivering Oracle ERP solutions.

  • Business Development
  • Client Presentations
  • Team Building
  • Improved Morale
  • Lowered Turnover
  • Increased Productivity
  • Improved Margins by 50%
Jul 2002 - Feb 2004


Buchanan & Associates

Founded Buchanan & Associates to provide independent consulting services to the marketplace.

Oct 1999 - Jul 2002

Managing Director

KPMG Consulting (Bearingpoint)

Supply Chain Lead for Health & Life Sciences Practice

  • Developed Supply Chain offerings for the marketplace
  • Created an Ariba Center of Excellence to enable faster implementations at lower costs
  • Grew the Supply Chain practice by 300% in 3 years
  • Trained and developed a high performance work team
  • Developed and delivered enterprise portal for plug and play solutions such as eProcurement and HR self service
Oct 1993 - Oct 1999

Associate Partner

Andersen Consulting

Developed, sold and delivered value creation solutions to clients across a variety of industries including Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device, Provider, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Energy.

  • Opportunity Identification (EVA approach)
  • Procurement Diagnostic and Strategy
  • Supply Chain Transformation
  • Network Optimization
  • Proposal Development
  • Formal Presentations
  • Team Building
  • Performance Management
  • Journey Management: Change Management: Communication: Training
  • Technology Implementation
  • Supplier Relationship Management
Dec 1980 - Oct 1993

Senior Manager


Held a variety of supply chain operational roles including senior buyer & commodity trader of sugar, flour and oil; desserts operations manager; senior financial manager, and operations analyst.

  • Commodity Buyer
  • Category Manager
  • Procurement Strategy
  • MRP
  • ERP implementation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Network Optimization