2013 - Present
Norwalk, CT Global Procurement Category Director, NA Glass and PET Develop, gain alignment and drive implementation of category management strategies for North America containers, with annual spend of $200+ million. Drive effective implementation of strategies, ensuring internal alignment from supplier selection, through qualification and contracting. Partner with cross-functional team to develop and execute sourcing projects, delivering year over year cost reduction and over $40 million in long term cost savings to invest in business growth. Establish positive and effective relationships with regional Procurement, Innovation, Technical and Quality teams to exchange key information and insights, manage risk, and develop solutions. Lead negotiation, development, alignment and execution of key supplier contracts with focus on security of supply, quality, payment terms, total cost of ownership and value creation. Manage supplier relationships, developing segmentation plans and working collaboratively with suppliers to drive continuous improvement and maximize potential value from relationship.
2008 - 2013
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY, PEPPERIDGE FARM
THE Norwalk, CT Senior Manager-Procurement Led team responsible for category strategy, budgeting, cost savings and supplier performance for a $95 million flexible packaging category. Directly responsible for price risk management, budgeting and strategy for $100 million in flour spend. Partnered with leadership to identify and implement over $25 million in cost savings initiatives for packaging and raw material categories. Led contract negotiations with key packaging supplier to drive cost reduction of 15% for a total bottom line impact of $3 million. Partnered with internal stakeholders to develop supplier performance management programs focused on continuous improvement.
2004 - 2008
Norwalk, CT Manager-Procurement Directly managed $180 million glass packaging category, collaborating with cross-functional teams to support strategic supplier relationships and drive value creation. Led cross-functional team in e-RFP to evaluate foreign and domestic glass suppliers for luxury glass bottle portfolio resulting in over $2 million in savings and supply continuity. Directly managed project to optimize glass container supply chain resulting in $5. 5 million in volume rebate and logistics savings. Developed sourcing models and coordinated with planning, operations and suppliers to drive supply chain efficiencies and reduce costs. Developed and implemented risk management plan to mitigate $3. 3 million in risk, including natural gas hedging programs, inventory pre-purchase and supplier footprint optimization.
Senior Financial Analyst-Procurement
2002 - 2004
Senior Financial Analyst-Procurement Business Support Reported to management on procurement performance including, savings, expenditures, risks and project status, analyzed and assessed performance, communicating insights into key drivers and trends. Supported Annual Strategic Plan Process with a consolidated financial view of savings projects and risks. Partnered with Procurement Leadership to provide financial background analysis and worked with category managers to identify and consolidate savings opportunities and identify gaps. Developed process to track YTD performance and forecast quarterly LE. Quantified risks, documented savings drivers and assumptions and tracked performance versus forecast.
2001 - 2002
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, CLAIROL DIVISION
Stamford, CT Financial Analyst-Operations Advised finance and operations management on finance matters related to inventories. Prepare analysis to assess the status of non-finished and finished goods inventory. Analyzed and prepared monthly SAP inventory reports for projection process. Perform month-end-closing including, account analysis, reconciliation, inter-company balances and journal entries. Coordinated semi-annual inventory audits to ensure accurate balances. Processed destruction authorization requests for raw materials, packaging and finished goods.
Project Manager-Personal Care
1997 - 2001
Personal Care Unit
Project Manager- Collaborated with International Operations and R&D team members to establish a third-party manufacturing site in Brazil for development of Herbal Essences brand. Partnered with manufacturing, product development and operations management on technical issues related to production of consumer products in domestic and international markets.