Denise Kiel

Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2001 - Present

Strategic Procurement Manager


Lead an international procurement team in sourcing a wide range of technical devices and components from domestic and international suppliers.

Managed contract team for supply base exceeding $2.5 billion in annual spend; ensuring alignment with overall business strategies while controlling cost and minimizing excess.

Lead Global Strategic Commodity Team responsible for defining technology roadmaps to guide new product design.

Oct 1995 - Mar 2001

Sourcing Manager


Responsible for Contract Manufacturing, Commodity Supply, and Contract Management.

Managed $1.8 Billion in category spend.

Defined new product features along with marketing and engineering to deliver products that met or exceeded margin goals.

Nov 1990 - Oct 1995

Technical Procurement Team Lead

Continental Airlines

Lead negotiator for purchase of GPS Navigation equipment - retrofit for diverse fleet of 350 aircraft

Lead navigation instrument contract negotiations for new aircraft acquisitions

Managed contract team for aircraft maintenance

Represented Procurement in cross functional team to develop, research and implement new products, programs and projects.


Mar 2010 - Present


Western Governor's University
Aug 1989 - May 1993


Siena Heights University



Planning for the Future in a Global Marketplace

Full understanding of Asian cultures and geo-political concerns along with knowledge of the world marketplace.

Assessing the Competitive Environment

Understanding of market strategies, solid data collection and analysis skills.

Managing Technology and Innovation

Thorough system knowledge and understanding of current technology trends along with creative thinking skills.

Managing Products and Services

Detailed product knowledge along with strong organizational skills and effective time management.

Serving Customers

Strong interpersonal skills and a reputation for forming productive relationships with diverse customers at all levels, both internal and external to the company.

Developing Sustainable Solutions

Sustainable solutions require group buy-in.  Stakeholder participation is necessary to achieve buy-in and personal commitment.  I offer outstanding team facilitation skills along with critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Leading People and Teams

Dynamic leader that consistently delivers results exceeding expectations.  Knowledgable on leadership and Motivational Theories.


Career growth in Supply Chain Management


Golf, Cycling


Mar 1994 - Present

Certified Purchasing Manager

Institute of Supply Chain Management
May 1993 - Present

Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Who's Who
Nov 2008 - Nov 2008

Completion CII Conference