A highly qualified Procurement/ Strategic Sourcing professional with a progressive record of achievement in the consumer
packaged goods (CPG) industry. Over 15 years of procurement experience in packaging components, indirect spend, and
food ingredients. Seeking a challenging procurementposition that will utilize my skills, education, and experience.
SAP R/3 version 4.6, MS Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Access 2010, Ariba Buyer 3.1, and Ariba
Procurement Manager March 2009 to CurrentKraft Foods － Northfield, IL
An $18 billion Fortune 500 multinational confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate with 25,000 employees that.
markets its brands in more than 170 countries.
Directed over $520 million in spend across 3 divisions and 13 formerly independent operating business units in North.
Responsible for strategic sourcing & planning, budgeting, tactical purchasing, logistics, and all related supply.
Managed a staff of 6 buyers and 4 procurement specialists.
Achieved 7% annual cost reduction on Kraft's rigid and flexible packaging spend including corrugate, multiwall bags, thermoform, folding cartons, injection mold, and blow mold · Repositioned $48 million of packaging spend through Low Cost Country Sourcing initiative to China, Hungry, Mexico, and the Philippines generating $8.5 million in annualized cost savings · Coached 15 Lean Six Sigma green and yellow belt projects with annualized savings over $1.4 million · Developed preferred supplier qualification process that reduced the supply base from over 2000 suppliers to just 200 and improved on-time delivery performance and quality scores by 30% · Launched the North American deployment of the Ariba QuickSource application and have developed and led numerous RFIs, RFPs, and reverse auctions · Developed a center of excellence team concept that reduced global MRO, packaging, raw material, IT and advertising costs more than $12M annually · Earned Kraft Foods President's Award in 2011 for achieving $8.5 million in LCCS savings.
Procurement Manager September 2006 to March 2009General Mills － Minneapolis, MN
A Fortune 500 CPG company with $17 billion in sales that manufactures numerous consumer foods including ready-to-eat.
Led North American strategic sourcing for $210MM of chemicals and packaging materials including folding cartons,.
thermoform, blow mold and multiwall bags.
Provided support for 3 owned manufacturing plants and 24 contract.
Managed a staff of 6 Buyers.
Successfully led 5 complex global e-RFX bids for a $80 Million sourcing projects; negotiate with 37 global suppliers and align +40 stakeholders globally resulting in $20 Million annual savings across three packaging subcategories (corrugate, folding cartons, multi-wall bags) · Extended working capital by extending payment terms with suppliers on average +15 days resulting in $20 million in capital reduction · Implemented vendor reduction program lowering suppliers by 18% which has resulted in $2.3 million in annual cost reductions and improved logistics · Implemented General Mills first hedging program with major supplier of key resins resulting in a cost avoidance of $3.2 million.
Buyer July 2002 to March 2009General Mills － Minneapolis, MN
A Fortune 500 CPG company with $17 billion in sales that manufactures numerous consumer foods including ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, ready-to-serve soups, dry dinners, shelf stable and frozen vegetables.
Managed $35 million in resin based and pulp/paper based packaging including multiwall bags, printed shrink film, stack and cut labels, pressure sensitive labels, corrugate cases and displays, rigid containers & lids, formed trays, and paper based containers.
Drove a value engineering project for shrink film with the incumbent supplier that reduced the raw materials required by 27% generating an annual cost savings of $1.4 million Led the implementation of Ariba QuickSource, a reverse auction tool across all divisions with a 91% adoption rate Conducted a Low Cost Country Sourcing (LCCS) project on multiwall bags utilizing suppliers in the Philippines, China, and Vietnam resulting in an annual cost savings of $2.3 million in savings Increased customer service score to the second highest in Michigan, a 25% gain, by developing a 'Customer First' focus and implementing an associate recognition program.
Procurement Analyst June 1996 to August 2000HJ Heinz － Pittsburgh, PA
A world class Fortune 500 Consumer Packaged Goods Company with just over 35,000 employees and almost $11 billion in.
Planned the long and short term sourcing strategy for $50 million in spend in packaging and raw materials, including;.
folding cartons, corrugate, turkey, raisins, food colors, and chemicals.
Drove $2.8 million in savings on Folding Carton category through price negotiations and eSourcing · Reduced procurement and receiving errors 18% through creation and implementation of standardized procedures resulting in $280,000 in annual savings · Improved supplier on-time delivery by over 10% and reduced inventory on hand by over $1 million through working with the materials team and supply base on projects such as supplier schedules, consignment programs, and stocking programs · Analyzed $25 million in raw material spend utilizing macros and pivot tables in Excel · Liaised between vendor and Operations, R&D, Quality Regulations, and marketing divisions.
Master's : Business AdministrationIndiana University － Bloomington, INBusiness Administration
MBA : Finance, 2002Finance
Bachelor of ScienceMichigan State University － East Lansing, MI
Supply Chain Management 1996 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Kraft Foods C.P.M. Certified Purchasing Manager C.S.C.P. Certified Supply Chain Professional AT Kearney Seven Step Sourcing Process
Areas of Expertise Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, Procurement Packaging (Rigid & Flexible) Lean Six Sigma Green Belt SAP R/3 and Ariba Buyer Reverse Auctions Value Engineering Low Cost Country Sourcing (LCCS) Certified Purchasing Manager
Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Conversant in Russian
Master's : Business Administration MBA : Finance , 2002 Bachelor of Science Supply Chain Management 1996 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Kraft Foods C.P.M. Certified Purchasing Manager C.S.C.P. Certified Supply Chain Professional AT Kearney Seven Step Sourcing Process
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