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Work experience

Apr 2010Mar 2012

VWR Catalyst Site Coverage Specialist

VWR International LLC

·Provided a single-source, single contract and a single point of contact for all pharmaceutical and chemical site services specific to researchers, scientific labs, and hi-tech production environments

·Provided services to the customers in the form of purchasing, logistics, shipping, receiving, inventory management (heijunka), chemical tracking, production at DuPont of Krytox grease and oil, warehousing, glass wash, desk top delivery, lab support

Aug 2009Apr 2010

Substitute Teacher

Source 4 Teachers
  • Taught children Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade

·Passed criminal history background check conducted by the F.B.I. and the New Jersey State Police

Jun 2006Dec 2008

Strategic Relationship Manager (Sourcing Manager)

Pepco Holding Inc

·Generated savings of $1.2 million through sophisticated RFP process by bundle purchases

and using value added suppliers (metrics driven)

·Contributed to procurement plans and projects and made decisions to purchase products and services in congruence with organizational objectives, category, and sourcing strategies

·Responsible for all procurement of maintenance, repair, and operations of all materials and services (MRO)

·Created a collaborative environment, facilitated cross-functional relationships which built trust and delivered results

·Developed bid packages leading to contracts by using techniques such as statements of work, (SOW), RFIs, RFPs and RFQs that best supported internal clients and external customer needs (Followed UCC guidelines)

·Achieved knowledge of finance through accounting to aid in negotiating, coordinating additions, deletions, modifications, and responsible for writing award and rejection letters

·Developed subcontract policies, procedures, deletions or modifications to subcontracts along with contracts, terms and conditions for the procurement of goods and services for specialized equipment and technical services

·Considered a champion in the use of various systems in support of the procurement of unique and various goods and services

·Implemented supplier scorecards, which improved suppliers and better enabled the use of Just-In-Time system

·Reduced invoicing errors by 98%, ensured SOX compliance with every transaction

·Built strong diversity supplier program, which significantly impacted client relations and improved minority business opportunities

Dec 2005Feb 2006

Program Manager, Hosting Department

SAP – contract position through Yoh Services LLC

·Managed scheduling of 6 departments for their specific phases of the installation with customer

·Assisted in the creation of numerous requisitions for the IT department

·Established a list for servers (HP, Sun, IBM, and Dell) and the processors (Intel, AMD) of their choice

·Led the cross-department planning to build implementation plans and timelines

Jun 2004Nov 2005

Senior Procurement Specialist

Keystone Mercy Health Plan

·Successfully conveyed role of supply management and strategic function used for the procurement of goods and services by teaming with subcontract administration and purchasing personnel

·Created a highly competitive supplier environment with strict expectations for quality and reduction of costs through the bidding process and creation of specifications and work statements

·Reduced expenditures by over $1,000,000 by initiating a procurement analysis based on market conditions

·Improved purchasing utilization from 20% to over 87% of orders to run through procurement (Process Improvement – Kaizen)

·Served as liaison between purchasing department and the PeopleSoft department

·Worked with AP to resolve invoicing discrepancies and developed a process where no invoice would be paid without an accompanying purchase order

·Implemented a minority supplier initiative

·Implemented audit procedures to eliminate purchase order vs. invoicing problems and illegal corporate credit cards practices

Apr 1990Jun 2004

Purchasing Manager/Strategic Regional Buyer

Hercules Incorporated
  • Led a critical refurbishment project for the cafeteria that enhanced quality, reduced costs by $650,000, and kept operations running during the refurbishment
  • Procurement and forecasting of raw materials, ingredients for our water soluble division
  • Conducted a market analysis of crude oil and locked in low future buys to save $1,000,000
  • Partnered with VP of IT to build a standard product list of IT items for our global sites

Purchasing ManagerApril 1990 to June 1999

  • Signed off on all capital purchases while enforcing all policies and procedures for procurement
  • Used the Federal Acquisition Regulation, (FAR), and DFAR guidelines for government bidding
  • Led and motivated a team of 7 people in shipping, receiving, purchasing and logistics
  • Implemented new MRP system to eliminate slow moving items and move to a JIT system
  • Successfully led SAP implementation for the purchasing group through 6 departments
  • Reduced demurrage charges dramatically through the creation of a bar code system for cylinder inventory


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Widener University

With Honors GPA 3.51, Recipient of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.


Skills and Certifications
Training and Certifications Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager CPM Analytical Problem Solving with Business Acumen Leadership Capabilities Finance Strategy Marketing Human Capital Inventory Management ERP: SAP, PeopleSoft, Ariba 9.2 Certified Computer Technician DOT, IATA and Forklift Certified   Disaster and Recovery trained in Dover De. Software: Microsoft Office 2007, Lotus Notes


I am posting on Visual CV again to recognize my new accomplishments and to show my value as a Procurement/Supply Chain Professional to demonstrate the value I can bring to your organization. My ambition is to bring the successes I have gained as an individual and utilize the skills and knowledge to help move the company forward in this very difficult economic time.

How can I contribute to your success? I bring a can do solid positive commitment to, cost reduction, through solid negotiating skills, the use of data to drive my strong analytical skills, demonstrated full leadership ability, the use of lean practices, develop chemical as well as pharmaceuticaland Information Technology specifications, and strong financial analysis ability in order to make smart sourcing decisions. Ethically driven knowledge of policies and procedures, and years of contract management have contributed to my success. These are some of the skills that I have acquired through experience and education.

My commitment lies with the service I provide, while my passion lies in the World we live in. My entrepreneurial disposition and past assignments in supply chain/purchasing has illustrated my professional abilities. Now I look forward to taking these skills and culminating them with the educational background that I have gained to excel with your organization. My greatest attribute is my ability to communicate with all levels within the organization and with a passion for results. My goal is to be a member of an organization that is poised for the future and one that I can contribute to for years to come.