Practiced supply chain leader with over 20 years of procurement experience in the financial services, consumer health care, food and communications industries.
Trusted supply chain professional
Certified Professional Supply Manager (CPSM)
Over 20 years of supply management experience
Sourced and negotiated over $600MM worth of construction deals
Delivered in excess of $100MM in cost savings over the last 7 years
Senior Sourcing Manager, 03/2006 to CurrentCapital One － Richmond, VA
Enterprise Supplier Management Category Lead responsible for managing all strategic sourcing, category management, contracts and supplier/client relationship management activities related to Capital One's retail bank and ATM networks.
Deep category knowledge and sourcing expertise in the following: large office & retail bank construction, ATM and bank equipment, financial business process services, security, professional services, facilities management, human resources/benefits, real estate, data center, as well as many other indirect/direct categories of spend.
Ensured appropriate sourcing measures, metrics and visual tracking was deployed across the category to measure progress against both individual project goals and LOB initiatives.
Established corrective action plans when necessary to achieve results.
Developed comprehensive sourcing strategies that support business unit goals focusing on supplier consolidation, total life cycle cost analysis, base and variable cost reduction, supplier managemen.
Assistant Vice President / Contracting Agent, 01/2004 to 02/2006Mellon Financial Corporation － Pittsburgh, PA
Sourcing group manager charged with overseeing all procurement activities related to human resources, risk management, real estate, marketing and corporate operations.
Developed multi-year sourcing strategies for key commodities designed to mitigate risk, control costs and ensure quality.
Team Lead / Senior Buyer, 01/2002 to 01/2004Heinz North America － Pittsburgh, PA
Procurement responsibility for $137MM paper-based packaging spend (cartons, corrugated, labels) for Heinz North America as well as a $47MM portfolio of resin packaging.
Global Packaging Commodity Team Leader responsible for identifying opportunities for global leverage, synergy and long term cost avoidance.
Managed a staff of 4 buyers and 2 onsite Vendor Managed Inventory reps tasked with delivering $4.7MM in annual deflation/value engineering savings.
Directed all aspects of procurement from market analysis to solicitation, negotiation, award and contract closeout.
Provided ongoing supplier management duties related to measuring performance, tracking financials, negotiating modifications, and troubleshooting.
Directed the short & long-term e-procurement strategy for key packaging commodities.
Executed key initiatives designed to reduce inventory levels, leverage freight, improve pay terms, and drive benefits from international scale.
Guided numerous cross-functional & plant level teams tasked with identifying and implementing value engineering/cost reduction projects.
Departmental responsibility for planning and conducting all aspects of the annual two-day Heinz N.A. Supplier Symposium.
Assistant Brand Manager - NicoDerm CQ, 10/1999 to 02/2002GlaxoSmithKline － Pittsburgh, PA
Managed day-to-day operations of a $190MM over-the-counter consumer healthcare brand.
Total responsibility for production, contract manufacturing relations, e-commerce, packaging design, promotions, new product roll-out, forecasting and brand budget.
Successfully managed the redesign and launch of new brand image at both the retail and club channel classes of trade.
Purchasing Category Manager, 08/1998 to 10/1999GlaxoSmithKline － Pittsburgh, PA
Responsible for negotiating and managing all N.A. paper-based packaging contracts and select resin categories of spend.
Lead numerous cross-functional, multi-plant project teams aimed at reducing supplier complexity, improving line efficiency and reducing total cost of goods.
Managed the deployment of the eSourcing platform for the Procurement group, driving software customization and performance.
Developed 5 year strategic plans for several key commodities and achieved combined cost savings/avoidance in excess of $10MM over 2 years.
Regional Supply Manager - Wireless Services Division, 09/1995 to 08/1998AT&T Wireless Services － Pittsburgh, PA
Managed the total procurement of capital equipment and services for the construction of cellular networks and cell sites across the Central United States.
Coordinated regional bid events and negotiated contract awards for all manner of construction services, communications equipment, leasing, MRO, transportation and storage requirements.
Managed a staff of both corporate and project site buyers.
Lead several national commodity teams tasked with sourcing and negotiating company-wide agreements for MRO requirements and power systems.
Senior Subcontracts Administrator, 09/1993 to 09/1995International Technology Corporation － Pittsburgh, PA
Negotiated and administered large-scale construction and service subcontracts in support of federal environmental restoration/clean-up contracts.
Procurement / Subcontracts Manager, 01/1991 to 09/1993Burns & Roe Services Corporation － Pittsburgh, PA
Managed all of the material and professional service contracts in support of a major Government research & development facility.
Government Contracts Manager, 01/1989 to 01/1991Contraves USA, Inc. － Pittsburgh, PA
Administered government contracts for the development and supply of missile tracking equipment.
Sr. Contracts Specialist, 01/1988 to 01/1989Motorola, Inc. － Landover, MD
01/1988 to 01/1989
B.A:Foreign Service & International Politics,1988The Pennsylvania State University － University Park, PA
Certified Professional Supply Manager (CPSM) certification, 2013.
Heinz "Executive Leadership & Management" certificate, Duquesne University, 2004
Capital One "Leadership" certification, 2010.