Responsible for the strategic purchasing of mission and optional helicopter commodities with emphasis on rescue hoist systems, helicopter floatation, life jackets, life vests, and helicopter liferafts. Core team member of design & development, production investment and production, and aftermarket support and services as well as Supplier Evaluation & Development. Responsible for establishing long term external supplier contracts and external supplier relationships within the EADS global supply chain and assisting in the identification and disposition of at-risk suppliers. SAP trained and educated with emphasis on Global Procurement module as well as Global Supply Chain module. EADS Six Sigma Green Belt Trained and Certified as well as trained in EADS Lean Team techniques and practices.