Jose F. Ortega

Summary

Strategic Purchasing Executive | Supply Chain Management Executive with proven track record of accomplishments in global Fortune 500 companies with an emphasis on Latin American sourcing. Excellent ability to lead critical organizational change including M&A integration processes. Versed in product category management strategies, including collaborating with cross-disciplinary teams in successfulproduct launches. Resourceful, analytical approach to problem solving.

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR IN STRATEGIC SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT

SELF-EMPLOYED

CurRENTLY SUPPORTING THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS  : APROCAL mexico – corp. management resources mexico and Institute of Supply Management , tempe az , u.s.a .

Mar 2006 - Apr 2008

Strategic Purchasing Group Manager, Latin America

Procter & Gamble Co. ( Mexico and Venezuela)

Led the regional sourcing strategies for rigid plastic packaging, managing a spend of $140 million USD. Directed a team of seven Purchasing Managers.

§Drove cost reduction initiatives yielding savings of 5% to 30% per category.

§Partnered with top L.A. suppliers to improve on-time delivery of >96%.

§Co-led rapid integration of Gillette plastic packaging and resins purchases into P&G L.A. Organization, earning corporate recognition for first team to complete merger processes.

§Upon acquisition of Gillette, annual spend increased by 35%. Analyzed and rationalized supply base and fully leveraged spend.

§Managed global relationships with One of the company’s top three plastic bottle suppliers , achieving objectives of costs, optimization and innovation.

§    Served as Purchasing Single Point of Contact for the Latin American Health Care Division .

Mar 2004 - Mar 2006

Corporate Purchasing Training Group Manager for Latin America

Procter & Gamble Co.

§Instrumental in redesign of purchasing training program for Latin America.

§Tripled number of training hours delivered while maintaining a rating of 4.5/5 and ensuring 100% attainment of teaching skills for the 12 core skills of the P&G Purchasing University Program.

§Supported the deployment and implementation of Internal Controls in Purchases ( related to Sarbanes Oxley requirements.)

§Project-managed development of new training for purchasing software deployments in Latin America, including electronic bidding and commercial contracts management applications.

§Collaborated with Human Resources in Mexico and External Relations in Cincinnati HQ´s in staff integration following the Gillette merger.

§Represented P&G at Association for Purchasing and Sourcing conferences in Mexico to expand recruiting efforts. 

Nov 2001 - Mar 2004

Plant Manager

§Led organizational and operational transition from P&G acquisition of Clairol business up the effective shutdown of Venezuela’s Plant , without jeopardizing our customer service.

§Maintained staff productivity and morale throughout a five-step downsizing from 100 to 0 FTEs, including union workers.

§Project-managed relocation of production and inventory assets to other plants in Mexico and Venezuela.

§Attained an exemplary safety record with zero recordable accidents in 1MM+ hours.

§Directed shutdown of plan in accordance with all local and environmental regulations, facilitating liquidation of the facility within three months.

Apr 1989 - Nov 2001

Director, Operations & Logistics, Clairol Division

§Oversaw production operations for multiple product lines with a staff of 120 FTEs.

§Led the Logistics and Distribution operations for Personal Care and Pharmaceuticals, reaching levels of inventory accuracy on or over 99.98%

§Credited with improving efficiency by 10-20%.

§  Controlled material costs in a challenging local economy .

§Supported the due dilligence process when Clairol spin-off announcement was made 

Materials Manager, Clairol & Mead Johnson Divisions (97-00)

§Directed all facets of the supply chain, including local and imported purchases, production planning, manufacturing database, contract manufacturers, logistics (including Pharma) and new products .

§Oversaw Export program; developed new market niche resulting in a 15% increase in product demand across Latin America.

§Served as key contributor of a cross-functional strategic product management team that grew Haircolor market share from 5%% to 21% within three years.

Strategic Sourcing Category Manager, Latin America (96-97)

§Pioneered the regional sourcing strategy development and negotiations for glass bottles , injectable vials and ampoules, delivering hard cost savings of 14% in year one and 30% in year two.

§Earned the Clairol’s President Club Award.

Materials Manager, Clairol Division (94-96)

§Managed Purchasing , Planning, and Logistics ( including Pharma ). Reported year-on-year unbudgeted net savings of 5% to 10% in manufacturing expenses, variable and fixed.

Implementation Project Leader Cross-BU´s | Subject Matter Expert, BPCS MRPII Systems (92-94)

Materials Manager Cross-Business Units Venezuela | Squibb Acquisition Team Member (89-02)

Oct 1984 - Apr 1989

Purchasing Manager

Gillette de Venezuela

Purchasing Manager | Major achievement : New Plant project

Mar 1979 - Oct 1984

Local and Import Purchasing Supervisor

Sourcing of direct and indirect materials and services

Education

Education

C.P.M. / CPSM

Institute of Supply Management

Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager ( C.P.M. )

Certified Professional in Supply Management ( CPSM )

BSc

University of London & London School of Economics