Extensive Purchasing and Supply Chain Leadership Experience
·Led purchasing organizations responsible for global direct ( raw materials, engineered parts ), indirect ( machinery and equipment, services, IT, MRO ) and transportation / logistics commodity buys.
·Directed global staff departments responsible for supplier development and quality, commercial policies and procedures, strategic / business planning, and continuous improvement ( Six Sigma ).
·Successfully managed purchasing organizations in globally-distributed and highly matrixed companies with annual spends up to $4.7 Billion and with up to 600 supply chain personnel.
Believe Purchasing can best represent the firm and its suppliers by leading cross-functional teams in the development of commodity-specific strategies and then aligning the consensed strategies and performance targets with suppliers through integrated business planning.
Innovative Problem Solver
·Achieved operational efficiencies of 20 – 40% through re-engineering, outsourcing and by assigning transactional work to offices in Low Cost Countries ( LCCs ).
·Pioneered purchasing and financial settlement outsourcing; Designed, launched and led four outsourced purchasing and financial settlement companies responsible for IT, Contract Personnel, Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supplies ( MRO ) and low value order processing.
·Entrepreneurial / small business insight gained by establishing and managing all aspects of a purchasing, supply chain and e-procurement consulting practice.
Believe in value chain analysis, viewing design as a variable, waste elimination, process re-engineering and outsourcing as tools to reduce cost and improve quality and speed to market.
·Launched and led a major, company-wide organizational change project designed to deliver bottom line efficiencies by establishing collaborative working practices with suppliers, internal functions, and external customers ( Extended Lean Enterprise ).
·Developed and implemented data-driven processes to integrate Purchasing activities and business planning with Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance and with external suppliers.
To be most effective and sustainable, I believe world-class processes must be complemented with consistent behaviors.
Internal / External Relationship Manager and Negotiator
·Win-win synergies achieved with suppliers through collaborative business practices and behaviors.
·Positive relations with internal functions and businesses maintained through frequent, data-driven communications that demonstrate contributions to shared objectives and the bottom line.
Believe in the bottom line value of positive working relationships with both suppliers and internal activities.
Leader / Teacher
·Career-long corporate / functional recruiter; Training and mentoring are professional strengths.
·Recipient of the President’s Excellence in Leadership and Customer-Driven Quality Awards.