category manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary
Proven professional with more than 25 years of experience in the Oil & Gas and Chemical industries. Excellent leader, customer and client relations manager and project coordinator with demonstrated ability to source multiple  commodities, equipment and materials. Resourceful, proactive and forward thinking team-player adept at controlling costs and streamlining operations for business efficiency and sustainable long-term growth. 


    Strategic Sourcing


    Project Management    


    Stakeholder Relationships

    Supply Chain

    Exceptional interpersonal communication     

    Staff training/ development      



Wesleyan University Tulsa, OK Expected in 1996 Bachelor of Science : Management of Human Resources - GPA :
Work History
Circle K Stores, Inc. - Category Manager
Mooresville, NC, 11/2006 - 01/2015
  • Managed portfolio of drilling fluid chemicals in excess of $160MM annual spend
  • Price to price savings exceeded $3MM for 2014
  • Additional Cost of Goods recovery of $2MM in 2014
  • E-Auction savings approximately $470,000 for 2013/2014
  • Instrumental in developing supply contract with key Saudi customer resulting in $14MM annual new product revenue
  • Negotiated complex, critical global contracts
  • Developed supply chain strategies and communicated to global stakeholders
  • Created and implemented risk mitigation, supply continuity, operations and cost management strategies 
  • Developed Strategic Sourcing plans for global commodities
  • Key participant in the development of level-loading program across strategic locations
  • Hired, trained and mentored new Category Managers and Supply Chain Analysts
Valeo, Inc. - Project Buyer
Reno, NV, 03/2006 - 11/2006
  • Retained to procure components for West Africa spares project
  • Reviewed parts recommendations
  • Issued purchase orders with SAP
  • Expedited orders from supplier base to field sites
Kaman Corporation - Buyer
Middletown, CT, 08/2005 - 02/2006
  • Sourced and purchased material and supplies in support of  Kapolei, HI refinery
  • Member of Emergency Response Team supporting Disaster Relief effort after hurricane Katrina, Rita and Wilma in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Florida
Raytheon Technologies Corp - Contracts Negotiator
Keyport, WA, 02/2004 - 07/2005
  • Negotiated and maintained $70MM in contracts for equipment and services
  • Developed procurement plans and assisted stakeholders with work scope establishment
  • Prescreened potential suppliers, collaborating with Legal, Risk Management and Audit departments 
Chromalloy Gas Turbine - Licensed Salesperson
, TX, 11/1998 - 02/2004
  • Negotiated complex real estate contracts
  • Sourced new clients
  • Superior client relations


Occident Oil & Gas Corp. - Senior Buyer
, STATE, 02/1981 - 10/1998
  • Negotiated supplier contracts
  • Strategically sourced drilling and production equipment and supplies
  • Trained and led domestic and international employees
  • Coordinated global logistics


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School Attended

  • Wesleyan University

Job Titles Held:

  • Category Manager
  • Project Buyer
  • Buyer
  • Contracts Negotiator
  • Licensed Salesperson
  • Senior Buyer


  • Bachelor of Science

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