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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
November 30, 2017

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Thomas P. Hildreth

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Senior Purchasing Manager

Innovative purchasing and procurement leader with a career marked by over 20 years’ of documented accomplishments and experience driving cost savings and process efficiencies in the areas of materials management, planning, purchasing, and logistics. A history of leading, cultivating and supporting top-performing cross-functional teams. Capable of building long term relationships with suppliers and clients to enhance overall quality, produce savings and increase revenue.

Noted Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated success managing both indirect and direct spend across multiple categories and industries including clinical research, medical devices, consumer products, footwear, and electronics.

Highly transferable skills spanning domestic and global sourcing as well as supplier selection and negotiation with a focus on maximizing cost efficiency and improving bottom line profitability.

Proven expertise in strategic operations including implementation of cost controls, detailed financial analysis, contract development, supplier evaluation and integration.

Adept at RFI and RFP development, distribution and material resource planning, conducting business reviews and supporting audits, and overseeing the logistics and transportation of sensitive, highly regulated materials.

Demonstrated success in product development and R&D initiatives including strategic sourcing, vendor qualification, and negotiations.

Technical skills include MS Access, MS Word, SAP, ORALR, Determine, JDE, and Quatro Pro. Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Areas of Expertise

Procurement & Purchasing Supply Chain & Logistics Vendor & Supplier Management Program Management

Negotiations Process Improvement Budgeting & Projections Strategic & Global Sourcing Cost Controls

Inventory Management Relationship Development Regulatory Compliance Material Planning & Analysis

Team Leadership MRP & DRP Product Development SAP & ERP Systems Shipping, Receiving & Warehousing

Professional Experience

Biogen, /Cambridge MA May 2017 - Present


Collaborate with cross function team of site based operational staff and global category managers and analysts to develop sourcing strategies, execute the sourcing process and negotiate contracts for the spend in each sub-category to meet site/client needs as well as corporate imperatives (eg, social responsibility, diversity, compliance, savings, etc.).Sustain relationships with site management clients to ensure Sourcing is aligned with their objectives and is viewed as a trusted business advisor for all major outsourced services.


Development and execution of sourcing strategies. Lead the development and execution of robust site sourcing strategies that align with respective global category strategies and comply with Global Procurement Policies.

Lead client engagement efforts at the site operations management level to ensure Sourcing is aligned with their objectives, while securing their sponsorship to meet corporate imperatives (eg, social responsibility, diversity, compliance, savings.

Regularly solicit feedback from project-level stakeholders to ensure Sourcing is performing well and continuously improving.

Category maintenance: contract life-cycle management. Scanning the marketplace for changes and managing any known or potential business impact and developing risk mitigation plans.

Continuous Improvement.: category business process improvements : enhancements to the sourcing process, development or revision of key sourcing procedure.

HP Hood, Lynnfield, MA January 2017 – May 2017


Manage assigned categories and work with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure departmental sourcing strategies and objectives are met. Develop and execute strategic procurement initiatives. Provide direction and guidance to Procurement team members.


Responsible for $80mm plus annual spend.

Serve as mentor to and train buyers as needed.

Manage RFx process including but not limited to RFx review and analysis, vendor evaluation and supplier management.

Negotiate price agreements and ensure contract compliance.

Raytheon, Waltham, MA July 2016 – January 2017


Support the Enterprise in driving improved affordability, efficiency, and supply base performance by leading Strategic Sourcing activities in the execution of strategies that are aligned with the SCM goals and objectives. Foster and maintain effective collaboration across the business areas, within Indirect Supply Chain, and across enterprise teams to ensure full integration of best practices to accomplish objectives.

Develop, enhance and define strategy for Enterprise Level Sourcing and Procurement activities in collaboration with the businesses and functions to drive one Company value.

Manage the strategic sourcing and planned negotiation of products, equipment and services associated with the category, in support of all Raytheon businesses; determine best sourcing approach (ie. fact-based negotiations, reverse auctions, RFx, etc.).

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to source and negotiate agreements, and manage suppliers covering ~$500M+ in spend.

Develop and execute a strategic category plan, in collaboration with team members and internal business partners.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA: Contract August 2015 – July 2016


Provide robust project governance for the successful execution of project deliverables for cost savings in project implementation. Leverage category expertise to drive business value and cost savings through the application of project management, stakeholder engagement, and category management tools, systems, and techniques.

Provide vision and focus on strategic sourcing initiatives to qualify and select suppliers that maximize financial benefits that lead to achievement of overall business objectives.

Define and deliver proactive procurement initiatives that align specific category procurement strategy with annual plans and stakeholder requirements.

Serve as procurement and project liaison to ensure the clear communication and understanding of project objectives, milestones, deliverables, roles, and responsibilities.

Charles River Laboratories, Wilmington, MA September 2007 - June 2015


Oversaw day-to-day purchasing operations, strategic services, leasing, and travel programs for key categories including MRO, lab supplies, IT, travel and freight. Accountable for the management and control of an annual indirect spend of $30M. Managed a staff of 4 direct reports and 2 onsite vendors. Led supplier evaluation, sourcing, negotiations, and selection to achieve cost avoidance and control objectives across a network of 2K vendors.

Implemented purchase-to-pay metrics for the department, resolving over $200K in blocked invoices and receiving an annualized early payment credit of $100K.

On track to achieve 2015 cost savings goal of $10M for the global purchasing organization, reaching a total of $8M in savings in the first 6 months of the year.

Worked with plant managers, financial teams, and product managers to manage cost control initiatives through the utilization of preferred and contracted vendors and secure MRO discounts between 15-19%.

Led the planning and execution of a complex, 12-month RFP to consolidate vendor resources and establish a formal global vendor management program.

oProgram led to a 40% reduction in MRO expenses and a 30% reduction in vendor base.

oSaved $1M in lab supply costs by standardizing global rates and streamlining providers across the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Spearheaded the transition from FedEx to UPS as the preferred supplier for small package delivery services. Achieved 100% integration and compliance within 12 months for a realized cost savings of $1.3M.

Successfully negotiated $2M in prebate contract incentives with key vendors while maintaining all previously existing contract incentives.

Boston Scientific Corp., Watertown, MA September 2006 - September 2007


Expanded role to manage and strategic sourcing functions for all U.S. locations. Managed multi-million dollar direct and indirect sourcing spend from 100 global chemical vendors for use in production and R&D environments. Served as team leader for R&D projects and as internal auditor to resolve issues and ensure compliance prior to FDA audits.

Established purchase-to-pay metrics and measurements for the department.

Created and implemented a Corporate Chemical Management Program that reduced costs by 25%, standardized products, streamlined documentation, and created a single channel for comprehensive supply information.

Led the collaborative efforts of vendors, airlines, and engineers to develop an innovative solution for the transportation of a critical and highly-volatile chemical.

oCollaborated in the creation of an “envirotainer” for the shipping of the chemical, maintaining chemical integrity and ensured on-time product launch with a direct revenue impact of $114M.

oManaged vendor research and qualification process.

oRecognized with the Technical Excellence Award for leading the collaborative efforts and an achievement award for the design and launch of the “envirotainer”.

Boston Scientific Corp., Watertown, MA September 2005 - September 2006


Promoted to provide strategic and tactical leadership over all material management functions including production planning, material forecasting, shipping, receiving, inspection, and delivery. Managed a team of three direct reports in the development and management of a $100K cost savings plan that included negotiating with vendors and service providers to ensure optimal pricing and delivery times.

Oversaw the shutdown and transfer of production operations to a new facility location (Marlboro, MA) with zero business interruption.

Led the implementation of a streamlined raw material inventory management process, leading to a reduction in inventory from six to three-months.

Boston Scientific Corp., Watertown, MA September 1998 - September 2005


Recruited to manage the planning, purchasing, tracking and reporting of 1,000+ SKUs of inventory across 5 product lines. Monitored and tracked product expiration dates with sole responsibility for the Directions for Use (DFU) and labels category. Developed reports for material purchases, production scheduling, inventory reduction, and product transfer.

Charged with a corporate-mandated initiative to control and reduce EXOB materials for an assigned product line. Reduced raw material inventory by $1.5M in 12 months. Achieved all milestones for the EXOB reduction targets for MRP, safety stock levels, reorder points, manufacturing, and processing.

Developed a formula for calculating staffing needs within shipping and receiving along with well-defined job functions, titles and timeframes which was adopted at 13 Boston Scientific plants worldwide.

Education & Training

Bachelor of Arts, History & Education, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Graduate Coursework, Boston State College, Boston, MA


MRP Supply Chain Management JIT Cadence Project Management (APICS) Sales & Use Tax Internal Audits

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