Experienced professional seeking to leverage both experience and education as a Procurement Director. Detail-oriented and organized individual who exemplifies professionalism, and an ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at any given moment. Demonstrated history of effective and efficient contract negotiations (both competitive and non-competitive), bid process management, purchasing, and inventory management. Leadership qualities and the ability to work with individuals from varying backgrounds, while promoting team values. Driven partner eager for professional growth, increased responsibility, and the opportunity to apply extensive management knowledge in a challenging environment. Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local procurement laws, rules, policies, and procedures governing the purchase of commodities and services. Proficient in training techniques, methods, and processes Ability to establish and maintain solid working relationships with vendors, government officials, employees, and the public. Exceptional research abilities. Excellent written and verbal communications. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize workload.
Contracts/Purchasing Director August 2006 to December 2015City of East Saint Louis － East Saint Louis, IL
Protect, safeguard, and maintain the integrity of the procurement process, Review and approve transactions.
Perform complex contract terms and conditions analysis.
Conduct contract negotiations, including price, terms and conditions, and non-disclosure agreements.
Identify possible abuse, misconduct, waste, inefficiency or areas that may provide the potential for such activity.
Responsible for the acquisition of new contracts and the termination of ineffective ones on a periodic basis, to provide up to date data to finance for re-positioning the budget as necessary.
Contracts Director October 2003 to August 2006Cyber-Path Computers and Security Cameras － Belleville, IL
Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
Find solutions and innovations that improve the procurement processes.
Meet with vendors to negotiate improved pricing, product quality, and delivery.
Negotiate and supervise supply contracts and formulate policies with suppliers.
Participate in the development of specifications for services, equipment, products, supplies or substitute materials.
Attend internal product development meetings to identify new product demands, schedules, and procurement needs.
Forecasts requirements and orders products to meet sales demands.
Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids to suppliers through RFQ process.
Conduct meetings, prepare and present reports, and provide information to identify purchasing requirements, establish business plans and performance objectives, and report performance against plan and business objectives.
Assistant State's Attorney October 2002 to October 2003States Attorney's Office － Belleville, IL
Responsible for negotiating settlements with insurance carriers.
Drafts resolutions and ordinances and presents written and oral legal information to the Board and its committees.
Advises Department Heads on legal aspects of departmental operations, performance of mandated functions and adherence to State and Federal laws.
Works with the County Board, County Board Committees and County Departments to ensure adherence to laws and thereby reduce the potential for litigation and liability against the government.
Researches and advises on matters such as elections, tax assessments, Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, conflict of interest law, discrimination laws and labor relations.
Formulates trial strategy, determines sentence sought, conducts plea negotiations, investigates case data and researches applicable case law.
Communicates information on case status to all involved parties such as defense attorneys, police officials and victims.
Prepares and responds to post-trial motions and represents the County at sentencing hearings.
Responsible for administrative law activities.
Performs advisory, code enforcement litigation and County defense functions.