Senior Supply Chain Consultant March 2009 to CurrentNiSource Inc － Columbus, OH
Responsible for leading major Corporate Services indirect sourcing initiatives in collaboration with 18 various business unit partners across the corporation.
Provide recommendations for sourcing and supplier selection based on best value solutions and negotiate contracts to reflect business unit need.
Manage several strategic supplier relationships, including hosting quarterly business reviews and resolving supplier issues.
Proactively meet with key business unit leaders to discuss upcoming projects and sourcing opportunities.
Lead Corporate Services team in managers absence and responsible for mentoring fellow team members.
Recommend and implement process improvements.
Commodities Managed: Information Technology, Auto and Equipment Fleet, Environmental Safety & Sustainability, Facility Services, Office Supplies, Office Equipment, Travel Services, and Internal Print Services Led cross-functional team to source $18M multifunctional device and facility management services and achieved $3.4M in negotiated savings.
Negotiated with Environmental Safety & Sustainability preferred laboratories to achieve 3% savings on $2.7M spend.
Collaborated with 5 facility managers across the corporation to source janitorial services for 93 buildings which led to 18% savings on $5.2M spend.
Managed Corporate Services team members for 6 months in manager's absence while maintaining current workload.
Built relationship with 5 Information Technology Vice-Presidents which led to the supply chain receiving greater visibility into Information Technology annual and long-term project roadmap.
This visibility allowed supply chain to plan resources according to Information Technology's need.
Recommended and implemented process improvement for 4 procurement teams regarding bid waiver tracking.
Received second supply chain Circle of Excellence award.
Supply Chain Consultant March 2008 to February 2009Newell Rubbermaid Inc － Columbus, OH
Responsible for corporate-wide sourcing initiatives including opportunity identification, data analysis, issuing request for quote, negotiation of best value solution, and providing recommendation to business unit leader.
Manage supplier performance and issue resolution.
Recommend and assist in implementing process improvements.
Commodities Managed: Environmental Safety & Sustainability, Facility Services, Office Supplies, Office Equipment, Travel Services, and Internal Print Services Worked collaboratively with Procurement Operations Team and Supply Chain Services Team to quote 235 hotels for the 2009 Preferred Hotel Program, achieving $17k in bid savings and $90k in negotiated savings.
Negotiated office supplies contract renewal for a total savings of $386k over 3 years.
Mediated Step Negotiations between NiSource and a supplier for a Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation project.
Mediation resulted in the avoidance of $150k in additional costs.
Assumed Central Cash Payment software and hardware sourcing event from former employee during mid-project and drove event to successful conclusion.
Initiated team folder on a shared drive to help drive consistency in document retention and communication among team.
Worked efficiently with Category Manager on continuous improvement for strategic sourcing events.
Received supply chain Circle of Excellence Award.
Associate Buyer May 2006 to February 2008NPD － Perrysburg, OH
Managed 50% of NPD projects with estimated spend of $5M among 16 suppliers.
Worked with cross functional team through design, investigation, development, production of new products to ensure new products met quality and design specifications, cost targets, and launch deadlines.
Provided recommendations for supplier selection based on capabilities, service levels, capacity, and cost while continuously motivating NPD suppliers to improve overall service and costs.
Facilitated issue resolutions when supplier performance was not meeting requirements.
Successfully launched cookware and kitchen gadget programs which consisted of 30 NPD projects resulting in $5.3 million of launch invoice sales.
100% of products developed met all quality specifications and were launched on time.
Negotiated 5% cost improvements from first to last quote.
Managed 16 international suppliers that spanned various manufacturing processes including metal stamping, die-cast, sand cast, plastic injection molding, and non-stick and enamel applications.
Global Supply Chain Management Intern September 2005 to March 2006Dana Corporation － Holland, OH
Supply Chain Intern May 2005 to August 2005FirstEnergy Corporation - Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant － Oak Harbor, OH
Business Planning Intern May 2004 to August 2004Pro-Tec Coating Company - US Steel Joint Venture － Leipsic, OH
Bachelor of Science : Business Administration Supply Chain Management, May 2006Bowling Green State University － Bowling Green, OHGPA: GPA: 3.79Business Administration Supply Chain Management GPA: 3.79
Powerful Conversations for Building Commitment : Information Technology Procurement Summit, May 2010Information Technology Procurement Summit
Presentation Skills Training, September 2010
Karrass Effective Negotiating Class : February 2007
FirstEnergy Corporation - Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant
Pro-Tec Coating Company - US Steel Joint Venture
Bowling Green State University
Job Titles Held:
Senior Supply Chain Consultant
Supply Chain Consultant
Global Supply Chain Management Intern
Supply Chain Intern
Business Planning Intern
Bachelor of Science : Business Administration Supply Chain Management , May 2006 Powerful Conversations for Building Commitment : Information Technology Procurement Summit , May 2010 Presentation Skills Training, September 2010
Karrass Effective Negotiating Class : February 2007
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