Procurement Professional with over 25 years purchasing experience in both corporate and non-profit organizations. Experience includes the managing of purchasing material, goods, and services for a variety of administrative departments, contract development, and Supplier enablement catalogs Proven ability to assist in the day to day operational function of procurement orders, vendor contract negotiation, implementation, invoice payment issues, and purchase order problem resolutions. Thorough experience in Sourcing suppliers to provide discounted purchasing of goods and services by negotiating contracts to include price and commodity negotiations, and service contracts. Broad knowledge in writing and expediting RFQs, RFPs, bid solicitations, and vendor selection and review process. Ability to work with and maintain excellent working relationships with co-workers and suppliers. Excellent communications, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
Summary of Skills
Complex problem resolution
Application Process and Training development
Best Practices in Procurement
Standardization for Office Supplies with annual savings of $259K
Implemented Express Delivery from manual to automated online process for 300+ User Accounts savings over $100K annually in shipping cost
Contract Administrator/Supplier Enablement Analysis/Senior BuyerApr 1988 to Jan 2015 Howard Hughes Medical Institute － Chevy Chase, Maryland
Responsible for fourteen (14) out of ninety (90) top spend Scientific Suppliers enlisted on the Ariba Network within the Supplier Enablement Team consisting of three (3) team members
Responsible for the download of the Supplier catalogs from the Ariba Network (AN) and weekly auditing of transmitted Purchase Order verification
Review and audit Suppliers price files downloaded onto the Ariba Network (AN) for new price and products for quarterly, bi-annual, and year ly catalog updates
Responsible for Supplier price files loaded onto the Ariba Network (AN) to process Diff Reports within Access and then convert into excel file for review and audit by Strategic Sourcing area within Procurement
Act as Technical Contact for testing of AN Suppliers to implement on the Ariba Network pertaining to test purchase orders, invoices, and catalog products
Responsible for interface between suppliers and the Institute for all electronic interchange, on the Ariba Network (AN) and collaborate with the Associate Director of e-commerce, Supplier Enablement Lead on mutual issues and trouble shoot problem from stakeholders. within the Strategic Sourcing area for Office Supplies, MRO, and Science
Responsible for scheduling Quarterly Business Reviews with assigned Suppliers to review annual contracts pricing and discounts and rating of Supplier Performance for improvements
Responsible for negotiation, review and renewal of expired Supplier contracts
Assisted with Implemented of Office Supply Standardization with Commodity Team of twelve (12) members across company with a savings of $249K annually
Primary Project Lead for implementation of three hundred (300) FedEx Accounts from manual process to automated process on web-based application for over 650 company employees; which included automated invoice and billing
Responsible for analyzing data on monthly basis of User Profiles for express shipment data (packages & service types), etc. to provide to Satellite location Managers
Responsible for various administrative departments for all procurement requests and processing through the PeopleSoft financial system and ERM (Electronic Requisition Module). These areas include Investments, Library, Grants, Communications, Accounts Payable, Support Services, HR, General Accounting, and Office Services.
Senior Buyer Lead in RFP development process and procurement of case good furniture and building materials for the Chevy Chase, Maryland location Expansion Project of $10 million dollars.
Primary Buyer in the negotiation and purchase of Headquarter shuttle van ($30,987.00) and panel truck ($23,897.00).
Assisted and participated in the Custodial RFQ and Review process for Janelia Research Campus at Ashburn, VA. location
Primary Team Member in assisting to implement a National Pricing Agreement with Major Office Supplier at Chevy Chase, Maryland location and Regional OAS offices within the United States at major Universities
Negotiated and implement annual fiscal year pricing for established blanket purchase agreements pertaining to office and canteen supplies for negotiated and fixed price agreements.
Manage and resolve delivery and shipment issues pertaining to open and closed procurement requisitions in order to provide timely delivery to requestor and payment to vendor.
Interact with all administrative departments for various procurement request, vendor negotiations, and vendor selection; with Regional offices and staff regarding policy and procedures, and functional processes (ex: PeopleSoft financial systems and Electronic Requisitioning Module).
Review and provide cost saving data for Procurement of goods and services over $5,000.00 for review by Procurement Director and Associates.
Obtained price quotes for various commodities to determine the best price from Suppliers to stakeholders for the procurement of goods and services.
Provided training, and implementation process to various departmental staff in use of online ordering to minimize and reduce paper flow between Purchasing and end-user (ex: PeopleSoft and Ariba Network).
Purchased various computer peripherals for IT dept and other departmental areas.
Sourced and negotiated fixed pricing for custom signage and engraving of nameplates for new hires and existing staff at Chevy Chase, Maryland facility.
Trainer and development of training materials for Ariba Network implementation on Procure2Pay Application
High School DiplomaMontgomery College － Rockville, Maryland, US
Several College Courses at Montgomery College - Rockville, Maryland
Professional Development in Business Writing
Continuing Education Courses at NOVA - Excel and Contract Management
Annandale, Virginia, US
Membership - Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Membership - Next Level Purchasing
Certificate of Completion for Intro to MS Excel 2010 from NOVA
Customer Satisfaction in End-User Training and Development
Customer Service Excellence in problem resolution and management