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Director Of Procurement Resume

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  • 15 years of experience in strategic sourcing, category management, procurement transformations, P2P implementations, contract negotiations and project management
  • Proven track record of leading SAP Ariba cloud transformation projects as a Project Manager
  • Category Specialist in Temp Labor, Contingent Workforce, Professional Services, Legal Services, HR Services, IT, and Credit Cards
  • History of achieving impactful savings/results, delivering sustainable solutions, and consistently meeting stakeholder expectations
  • Team Leader dat TEMPhas managed various large cross - functional teams, implementations, and complex strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Adept at developing and implementing strategies designed to grow revenue, increase operational efficiency, and reduce cost
  • Spoke at Ariba Live 2016 breakout session on “ Confidential 's Rapid Journey from Multi-Vendor On-Premise Landscape to SAP Ariba On Demand” as well as a client panelist for Bank of America National Card Account Management Meeting


Confidential - New York, NY

Director of Procurement


  • Provided overall leadership to Procurement function for all spend categories; focused on building strategic relationships wif both suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Identified various quick win opportunities for immediate cost reduction to self-fund program and build confidence among stakeholders

Confidential - Jacksonville, FL

Procurement Manager - Contingent Labor


  • Responsible for leading the sourcing activities for temporary labor, recruiting, and professional services categories
  • Delivered $2.5 million in cost savings on a cumulative baseline of $24M by conducting RFXs to drive down rates, consolidating supply base and establishing preferred supplier lists for merchandising services, IT temp labor, office/admin, and payroll services
  • Executed the supplier sourcing strategy for each subcategory and drove compliance across business spend through Preferred Suppliers
  • Developed a business case for a Managed Service Provider and Vendor Management System designed to manage temp labor operations
  • Led an evaluation of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) to determine the future operating model for acquiring talent
  • Carried out sourcing activities in line wif Human Resources needs for relocation, recruiting, background checks, job boards, etc.

Confidential - Tampa, FL

P2P Project Manager (Interim)


  • Project management of all P2P activities and deliverables to lead the global deployment of the SAP Ariba P2P as per client schedule
  • Established project governance to ensure project’s successful delivery and framework in place to make key decisions
  • Led the completion of all business process design documentation including related workflows, approval flows and spend thresholds
  • Customized a commodity code structure fully mapped to UNSPSC and SAP GL Account Codes
  • Development of user acceptance testing test cases for configuration decisions completed in design phase

Confidential - Atlanta, GA

Director, Cost Efficiency & Continuous Improvement


  • Led the SAP Ariba implementation as Project Manager to ensure all deliverables are met, signed-off on time and wifin budget
  • Provided overall project management to a global deployment of a fully integrated SAP Ariba OnDemand solution dat included Oracle’s ERP application as well as Vertex tax solution designed to automate sales and use tax calculations
  • Responsible for the P2P transformation and delivery of key project deliverables including updated category taxonomy, contract conversion, refreshed Procurement web-site, establishment of P2P Help Desk support model, supplier enablement strategy, catalog enablement, development of a newly created supplier registration process, automation of supplier creation, centralized Preferred Supplier List, and updates to supplier master in ERP system.
  • Managed and contributed to various aspects and execution of Upstream and Downstream activities and deliverables.
  • Revamped IHG’s procurement policy including establishment of governance model to oversee any P2P process changes
  • Designed and deployed a global service management system for all service tickets/ requests created wif P2P Help Desk
  • Responsible for the development of business case to improve, automate and standardize IHG’s corporate P2P processes globally
  • Led the evaluation and RFP process to select a global P2P technology platform from sourcing all the way through payment
  • Directly involved in the execution of change management strategy-- communication, training, and organization alignment
  • Responsible for operational support of the Ariba S2P technology platform and for fully embedding P2P processes including user adoption across the business and supply base.
  • Tracked and measured key success metrics to measure the TEMPeffectiveness of P2P solution
  • Identified continuous improvement opportunities including system enhancements to Ariba system and supporting P2P processes
  • Oversaw the delivery of Global Travel initiatives and management of travel operations, systems and supporting processes

Director, Business Partner


  • Partnered wif select Business Units to formulate the procurement strategy to assist in the delivery of the functional objectives
  • Served as commercial advisor to ensure dat the functional expenditure is managed in the most efficient manner.
  • Managed stakeholder relationships to understand and clarify their evolving needs and ensure the supply base is structured to fulfill the requirements and brought external insight and challenge to drive continues improvement and innovation.
  • Worked wif Category Management to translate functional objectives into category strategies wif clear plan to deliver
  • Developed a Responsible Procurement strategy dat focused on integrating risk management and sustainability intoprocurement processes, policies, tools, and templates

Category Director, Corporate Procurement


  • Engaged as a Consultant to support the transformation and ongoing development of IHG’s Global Procurement organization
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of global sourcing strategies for human resource services, legal services, contract labor, hotel operations, and finance categories encompassing over $300M in annual spend
  • Significantly enhanced issuing bank’s renewal offer for US co-brand credit card business by negotiating an incremental $30M in revenue which will generate $338M over 5 year term or 1.78% of sales volume
  • Delivered over $10M in savings and cost-efficient solutions of IHG's procurement and management of non-IT temp/contract labor in Americas, UK&I, and France
  • Directed sourcing strategy dat reduced legal spend by negotiating deeper discounts including alternate fee arrangements wif select law firms, consolidated existing supply base, and established law firm tier structure
  • Developed IHG’s legal policy governing the procurement of external legal services, theirby improving controls of legal spend
  • Creation of engagement letter template for law firms which sets forth the general guidelines on the firm's legal team, case matter management, budgeting, billing procedures, disbursements, and use of IHG’s hotels
  • Influenced Marketing business unit to change payment network of US co-brand credit dat allowed IHG to benefit from financial funding, marketing support, analytics support, and value worth $50M+
  • Achieved on average 63% reduction of $16M baseline merchant acquiring spend for all IHG hotels in N. Americas & W. Europe
  • Led special task force in implementation of a new GPO for food and non-food items designed to support hotel operations

Confidential - Huntington, NY


  • Supported commercial clients by leading strategic sourcing initiatives dat helped them transform and build world-class purchasing and supply management capabilities
  • Identified and communicated new savings and improvement opportunities to the client and subsequently worked wif suppliers and/or client to carry out sourcing or change programs to achieve the target savings or improvements
  • Firm’s category specialist in professional services and provided periodic reviews of spend reports, savings reports, and industry analysis for client engagements
  • Contributor and member of JVKG’s Center of Excellence designed to harness, refine, and further develop the firm’s intellectual capital, theirby capitalizing on future client deliverables
  • Advised senior management of contractual rights and obligations and responded to all client or general staff inquiries by providing legal interpretation of terms and conditions related to a client engagement
Confidential - New York, NY

Purchasing Manager


  • Led a team composed of purchasing managers and analysts dat were responsible for all commercial and sourcing aspects of their professional services-related commodities
  • Accountable for cost-TEMPeffective managing of complex commodities dat include professional services, consulting services, human resource services, labor services, and public relations
  • Defined strategic commodity plans, implemented strategic sourcing solutions (i.e. RFPs, RFIs, reverse auctions, etc.), analyzed bid requests and plan specifications, coordinated strategy, input, and approach wif business units, researched information required for responses, and drafted, edited, and reviewed responses
  • Maintained/developed vendor relations, investigated and secured new/alternate sources of supply, technology, and services, and pursued purchase programs which increased profits through cost reductions and process improvements
  • Performed competitive supplier evaluations, and implemented the organizational strategic and tactical plans while driving action across functionally dat may affect organizational policies, practices, processes and procedures
  • Serviced clients of all major business units wifin the company across a broad geographic area in the procurement of such goods and services via financial analysis techniques, cost savings methodologies, and project management

Confidential . - Basking Ridge, NJ

Contract Manager


  • Responsible for preparation, drafting, negotiation, execution and management of commercial contracts including technology agreements, telecommunications agreements, outsourcing agreements, software license agreements, and leasing agreements
  • Reviewed and approved contractual documents for protection of company’s contractual posture, satisfaction of customer specifications and adherence to company policy; advised management of contractual rights and obligations
  • Supported sales force on pre-sale contractual issues by analyzing potential risks wif respect to customers’ requests for proposals, decided viability of customer requested changes, and developed alternative responses to reduce company’s risk while facilitating sales

Confidential - Basking Ridge, NJ

Associate Counsel


  • Managed the applications or transfers of licenses (electrical contracting, gaming, etc.) previously held by Lucent
  • Acted as legal point coordinator for international and domestic regulatory compliance team; researched legal and compliance matters
  • Ensured legal compliance of type approval for telecommunications equipment and wif all state/federal regulations
  • Drafted legal memoranda for assignments of customer contracts and transfer of product safety certificates

Confidential - New York, NY

Royalty Label Support Analyst


  • Drafted contract detail reports via abstracting contractual data from musical artists’ agreements
  • Reviewed and ensured accuracy of royalty related contract input for all contracts
  • Conducted investigations and responded to legal/accounting inquiries through research and contract analysis

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