Experienced in large complicated needs requiring strategy approaches to Procurement and Vendor Management. Self-motivated and dependable while achieving high performance with minimal supervision. Strong background in building strong teams in the procurement arena and vendor portfolio management.
My background as Director of Purchasing and General Services for the Florida Department of Corrections and Director of Purchasing, General Services and Facilities with Citizens Property Company ( a entity of the State of Florida) and Senior Category Manager with Crowley Maritime and other positions make me the perfect fit as Purchasing Manager for Saint Johns County.
As Director I built from the ground up a complete Vendor Management team who identified, ranked to specific criteria over 250 contracted vendors. All vendor were ranked as either Strategic, Tactical, Operational or Commodity. This narrows the focus to the vendors that help drive results.
Managed a purchasing staff of 30 and a facilities/general service staff of 60. Departments managed included purchasing, food services, facilities, energy and preventative maintenance.
Developed a first rate professional purchasing staff which included membership in the National Institute of Governmental purchasing (NIGP). I and members of my staff achieved the certification of Certified Public Purchasing Official.
In this roll I developed a number of multi year contracts supporting all Correctional Facilities and supported the Judicial Data Center for mainframe service as well as other hardware.
Competitive solicited software both canned and developed for Corrections and Court use.
Developed multi agency contract for goods and services for statewide use reducing cost as well as administration expenses.
Developed competitive solicitations with business units. This process started from the initial needs identification, selection, negotiations, installation, contract management, through end of life.
Managed all warehouses throughout the state.
Member of Memorial Presbyterian Church (Docent)
Member Palencia Golf Club
Volunteer World Golf Hall of Fame
Volunteer The Players Golf Tournament
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