Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - May 2009

IT Procurement Associate

Microsoft/ Denali Consulting

Oversaw the daily operations of the sourcing arm of the Microsoft North America Hardware Buying Desk. Key member of strategic sourcing team that handled $50 million Microsoft annual purchasing budget. 

·Creation and launch of Microsoft RFP/RFQ/RFI’s for bulk and custom hardware purchases.

·Performed in depth analysis and summaries of closed RFX’s, making recommendations to stakeholders based on cost, criteria, and long term program strategies

·Managed business relationships with HP, IBM, Cisco, Sun and Dell

Oct 2007 - Jul 2008

Inventory Control & Operations Support

Classic Accessories

Multi-faceted position within the Operations Management team with duties including sales support, worldwide shipping logistics, inventory management and basic data analysis. Co-ordinated multinational logistics between American corporate distribution house and Asian suppliers. Also co-ordiated logistics between corporate distribution center and North American  retailers such as Joe's Sports and Outdoors, Cabela's and Target.

·Designed reporting tools giving  exposure to and reduction of out of stock and late shipped products by $200,000 

Jun 2006 - Nov 2006

Account Manager

Zones

Sale of IT hardware to businesses for the nation's 4th largest IT reseller.Specialized in clientele in the medical and legal industries. Top performer in regaining and retaining former clients.Adobe Products Sales Certified.

May 2002 - Apr 2006

Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager

Culinary Arts/Various

Left business environment to pursue a lifelong passion of the culinary arts

Held positions such as Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager. Worked in casual and fine dining establishments such as:

·The Purple Rose (Taos, NM)

·Acadia (Portland, OR)

·Newport Seafood Grill (Portland, OR)

·Portland’s White House catering staff

Apr 2001 - May 2002

Operations Manager

Medi-Dyn

Responsible for daily operations of the largest department of a major hospital. Oversaw 52 team members.

  • Managed budget and purchasing procedures for Environmental Services department

·Led the supplier review process, analyzing past spend data, sourcing new bids suppliers through RFI’s, and renegotiating vendor rates

·Led the training and mentoring of new team members

Oct 2000 - Mar 2001

Internship

Merrill Lynch

Collaborated with Financial Advisors on designing retirement plans and investment presentations

·Implemented market research policies to maximize the efficiency of lead generation

·Created and implemented training and developing programs for new interns

·Led the training and mentoring of new team members

Education

Education
1997 - 2001

B.S.

Eastern Washington University

Founding member of the EWU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Collaborated with classmates to create a full PR/fundraising campaign for the local chapter of the Ronald McDonald House charity. Creates timelines, PSA's and managed PR budgets.

Implemented public relations/marketing program for all 3 locations of locally owned bicycle shop WheelSport which lead to major merchandising and shop layout changes as well as increased community involvement by WheelSport atheletes and employees.

Vice President of the Delta Chi Fraternity.

Skills

Skills

Google Analytics

Navision Database

MS Office

Summary

Passionate, self motivated, results-driven procurement specialist with over 5 years of product sourcing, pricing negotiation and vendor management experience.

Interest

Outdoors for All

Volunteer

The Outdoors for All Foundation is a national leader and one of the largest nonprofit organizations providing year round instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities

Eastern Washington University Alumni Association