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Global Strategic Sourcing/Procurement Manager and Operations Manager

Location:
Collierville, Tennessee, United States
Salary:
$120,000+
Posted:
February 08, 2018

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TARSHA MONTGOMERY, MBA

Collierville, TN 870-***-**** ac4ehe@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER SUMMARY

Corporate professional with 21 years of management experience in leveraged global sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, and technical engineering seeking a director level or equivalent position with a progressive and innovative company. Most recent career role: Leveraged Sr. Global Strategic Sourcing Manager (Director level) – executive driven procurement for domestic and global Rank Group companies: Evergreen Packaging Inc.(EPI)-NA, EPI- China, EPI-Morocco, Reynolds Consumer Products, Graham Packaging, Pactiv-US, Pactiv-Mexico, and Omni-Pactiv- Germany.

CORE COMPETENCIES

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LEVERAGED SOURCING CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TEAM BUILDER OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC NEGOTIATION SUSTAINABILITY FOCUSED SOLUTION DRIVEN STRATEGIC GLOBAL SOURCING TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE INNOVATIVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

THE RANK GROUP ($14B REVENUE) Mar 2007 – Dec 2016

REYNOLDS/RANK LEVERAGED SERVICES – Lake Forest, IL Director Strategic Sourcing (Equivalent)/Sr. Global Strategic Sourcing Manager Mar 2014 – Dec 2016 Negotiated strategic, leveraged contractual agreements governing procurement of PET resin, ethylene glycol, recycled resins (PET, HDPE, and LDPE), specialty papermaking chemicals, specialty resins, nylon and inks for Reynolds Consumer Products, Graham Packaging, Evergreen Packaging, and Pactiv - the Rank Group. Collaborative alignment of goals with businesses to achieve optimized cash savings, customer service, innovation, and risk mitigation.

• Directed a team of 10 directors and operational managers while leading a stage gate quality approval process for recycled resins. Effective team collaboration with plants, customers, and suppliers. Team reduced virgin PET resin spend by 20% via the incorporation of recycled resins

• Executed, organized, and planned strategic sourcing events that delivered $29 million in financial contributions from 2014 through 2016.

• Facilitated innovative workshops with executives, marketing, technology, operations, engineering, regulatory management, legal counsel, procurement managers and suppliers. These sessions generated product development and cost saving initiatives.

• Developed annual raw material budgets

• Researched and reported full year forecast pricing with key market drivers monthly to multiple businesses EVERGREEN PACKAGING, INC. (EPI) – Memphis, TN

Sr. Corporate Category Manager – Commodity and Specialty Chemicals Mar 2007 – Feb 2014 Corporate procurement, strategic sourcing and contract management of $500 million in raw material spend for EPI

• Assumed leadership role in the Rank Group and led leveraged, strategic contract negotiations across the Rank Group

• 2011 and 2013 financial contribution – $9.6 million via strategic sourcing and global Rank agreements

• 2010 – 19% savings on $97 million spend via sourcing events. Event resulted in the execution of 25 contracts

• 2009 – 17.5% savings on $30.3 million specialty chemical spend via strategic sourcing event. 3 contracts executed

• Strategically sourced chemicals: LDPE, PET, nylon, tie resin, EVOH, wet and dry strength papermaking resins, silica, retention aid, starch, talc, caustic, sulfuric acid, sodium chlorate, SB latex, PCC, clays, plastic pigment, and inks. P a g e 2 2

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Conti.)

INTERNATIONAL PAPER (Currently EPI) – Pine Bluff, AR Jan 1996 – Mar 2007 Technical Manager - Coated Publication Complex Jan 2003 - Mar 2007

• Managed 4 engineers responsible for technical services, product development and quality systems. This included: process efficiency improvements, grade developments, facilitation of internal/external trial work, and implementation of a successful quality feedback system via customer engagement. Team achieved 40% reduction in customer complaints from 2002-2007.

• 50% of customer complaints resolved via product development and process improvement initiatives. Process Improvement Manager Mar 2002 - Jan 2003

• Strategically planned and implemented process changes to achieve 79% Overall Complex Efficiency. Key successes include: minimizing grade change and out-of-specification losses, engineering new grade developments and eliminating root causes of reoccurring process excursions. Achieved 2% complex efficiency improvement. Operations Manager of Finished Products Mar 2000 - Mar 2002

• Demonstrated promotable leadership skills, managerial courage, effective team building, and change management. o Managed 75 employees from the Off-Machine Coater, Supercalender and Production Winder production areas. o Responsible for safety, quality, maintenance reliability and production. o Engineered a specialty paper product that was credited with eliminating complex downtime during the 4th quarter- 2001.

Process Manager Jan 1996 - Mar 2000

Excelled at team building, enforcing accountability, and project management o Managed a crew of 25 shift workers from the Paper Machine, Off Machine Coater, Supercalender and Production Winder production areas. This crew consistently led the complex in safety performance and winder productivity. o Managed technical projects in the Pulp Mill, Water Plant, Power and Recovery Plant, Environmental Department, and Coated Publications Department.

INDUSTRY PROCESS KNOWLEDGE

POLYMER RESINS RECYCLED RESINS CHEMICALS

PULP AND PAPERMAKING SURFACE COATING WATER TREATMENT POWER GENERATION EXTRUSION THERMOFORMING

FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING OFFSET PRINTING FOOD PACKAGING EDUCATION

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

UNION UNIVERSITY – AACSB ACCREDITED

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Omega Chi Epsilon Honor Student

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PAPER MANUFACTURING CONSULTANT - 2017

KELLOGG UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT – STRATEGIC NEGOTIATION FOR MANAGERS (4 DAY COURSE) – 2015 NEW MEMPHIS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FELLOW (1 YEAR PROGRAM) – 2014 GRADUATE



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