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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

Dec 2005Present


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 2004Nov 2005


Buchanan & Associates

Provided independent consulting services to the marketplace.

Feb 2004Oct 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 2002Feb 2004


Buchanan & Associates

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

Oct 1999Jul 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 1993Oct 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 1980Oct 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


Amy Valley

Amy has worked with Dawn for over 15 years at Pillsbury, KPMG Consulting and Accenture.  she has extensive knowledge of her talents and strenghs. 

Wayne Usry

Wayne, Dawn's supervisor at Oracle, is able to explain that Dawn left Oracle as a result of a reorganization.  She had strong performance while there.

Linda Rebrovick

Linda hired Dawn into KPMG Consulting (Bearingpoint) away from Andersen Consulting.  She was the head of the Health & Life Sciences Practices and went on to become the Chief Marketing Officer responsible for launching KPMG Consulting's new name and image as Bearingpoint and securing Phil Mickelson as the cornerstone of their campaign. 


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Sep 1974Jun 1978