Project manager and procurement management specialist with more than 10 years of experience, domestically and internationally. Results-oriented, professional and motivated leader with a proven career history of managing multiple responsibilities concurrently in demanding environments. Demonstrated ability to manage staff and allocate resources while utilizing strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills for program success and workflow efficiency.
Organisation pour le Développement Intégral de l'Homme - Lomé, Togo Program Manager, HIV/AIDS 2006-2009 Managed daily activities of 340 employees and volunteers, providing leadership, mentoring and coaching to ensure achievement of overall operational objectives; trained more than 90 healthcare and social worker volunteers.
Developed initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization, including creation of activities to prevent or reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS; coordinated the mobilization of marginalized individuals, empowering them to identify and access viable initiatives geared toward self-reliance.
Spearheaded fundraising strategies; created and implemented long-term program goals and objectives to achieve successful outcomes, while redesigning strategies to address changing needs.
Established project needs, goals and resources to determine the project scope; collaborated with team members to develop schedules and budgets of up to $800,000.
Managed, planned and implemented all HIV/AIDS project activities within the HIV/AIDS Education and Support Section; improved HIV awareness by increasing the number of counseling and testing service recipients by 90 percent within 3 years.
Provided technical guidance and support for community conversations to encourage collaboration between NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, religious leaders and individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
Procurement Specialist01/2016 to CurrentAlexandria Redevelopment & Housing authorityAlexandria, Virginia
Develops solicitations, evaluates responses, and makes award recommendations.
Monitors contract performance and performs contract administration.
Provides advice and assistance to others relating to contracting work and prepares correspondence Tracked milestone progress and performance of contract deliverables; developed, monitored and updated schedules, forecasts, milestone requirements, Reviews requisition package for adequacy and completeness of description, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements Analyzes price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.
Reconcile the invoices with the purchase order for accuracy Meets with commercial representative to discuss procurement needs, quality of terms or services, current market prices, or delivery schedules.
Procurement Officer/Buyer01/2013 to 01/2015Whole Foods MarketBethesda, MD
Achieved operational objectives by delegating and overseeing the work of employees while managing a $5.4M annual budget.
Analyzed sales data to forecast production in order to meet demand.
Managed inventory control, resource planning and cost monitoring to ensure adherence with budgetary restrictions.
Evaluated and selected suppliers based on price, quality, and delivery speed, saving the company more than 20% of the annual departmental budget.
Utilized price proposals and financial report analysis to determine the most cost-effective products for one department with four retail locations.
Exceeded margin and sales targets, control spoilage, and turn goals, participating in monthly inventory activities to minimize shrink by more than 45% in two years.
Increased customer service satisfaction by 10% annually, through supply chain management and inventory control initiatives.
Procurement Specialist/Associate Project Manager01/2010 to 01/2016International ChapelSilver Spring, Maryland
Project and Financial Management Tracked budgets, milestone progress and performance of contract deliverables; developed, monitored and updated schedules, forecasts, milestone requirements, critical issues and tasks.
Managed and disseminated project reports and summaries for leadership and donors.
Led project evaluations, analyzed project results and implemented measures to ensure achievement of project goals.
Performed and coordinated domestic and international field missions; supported and advised overseas staff in logistics and project management.
Procurement Management Monitored all project procurement activities, established appropriate sourcing strategies, and ensured quality and sufficient quantity of purchased materials.
Drafted and solicited all Requests for Quotes (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and analyzed contracts and agreements with customers.
Identified risks and opportunities throughout the supply phase of projects, recommended specific actions to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities with a customized risk management.
Managed and trained members of the procurement team to ensure that the objectives of the service and related organizational objectives were met.
Master of Public Administration (MPA)6/2013DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of ManagementBethesda, MD
Bachelor of Science: Technical Management2012DeVry UniversityBethesda, MD, usTechnical Management
Bachelor of Science: Healthcare Profession2006Unversite de LomeLOME, TOGOHealthcare Profession