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Supply Chain Management/Procurement/Sourcing Professional

Location:
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Posted:
February 16, 2018

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MARIAN I. OKORO

PHONE: +1-832-***-**** • E-MAIL: ac4h0p@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER OBJECTIVE

Supply chain professional eager to contribute extensive supply chain management and strategic sourcing/procurement experience to help maximizing operational productivity and growth of a global progressive organization.

PROFILE

10 + years of extensive strategic sourcing/procurement and materials management experience

Experience also includes an emphasis in category/commodity management, project management, inventory management, supplier/vendor management, contracts management, operations management, expediting, maintenance, repair & operations (MRO), indirect procurement, process improvement, supply chain optimization, quality assurance and cost/spend analysis

Knowledgeable in the category/commodity management of raw materials, machined metals, electrical, electromechanical, IT goods & services, consumables, capital projects/CAPEX, and production & manufacturing MRO/facilities/services support

Effective communication, presentation, collaborative, and leadership skills/experience with broad populations, such as international cross-functional teams, key internal/external stakeholders and customers

Advanced knowledge and proficiency of general office software/hardware, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERPs), Material Requirement Planning (MRPs) - MS Office Suite, MS SharePoint, Primavera, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Microsoft Visio, Auto CAD, SAP MM, SAP SRM, ARIBA, VISTA

WORK EXPERIENCE

7/2016 – present CONTRACT ASSIGNMENTS

Advanced Purchasing Buyer (Autoneum) – 8/2017 – present Novi, Michigan

Developed of category sourcing strategies of automotive acoustics & thermal technologies

Executed strategic sourcing projects to minimize the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and identify cost savings

Led cross-functional project teams in program rollout/execution in meeting customer requirements

Effectively negotiated competitive scheduling agreements with suppliers to acquire best pricing and cost savings

Managed current supplier relationships & performs market analysis to acquire and develop new suppliers

Conducted supplier quality audits as necessary

Senior Buyer, Market Research (General Motors) – 1/2017-7/2017 Detroit, Michigan

Actively participated in the development of commodity strategies, sourcing/negotiations, global/regional budget execution, and interface with suppliers or internal stakeholders

Provided support for commercial issues with suppliers and assessing supplier performance

Successfully negotiated Terms & Conditions relative to the services being bought and work with Legal as required

Strategic Sourcing Specialist (GE Power) – 7/2016-10/2016 Houston, Texas

Assisted with the development and execution of a long-term strategy for MSD Fluid Systems small parts and accessory parts kits

Integrated commodity strategies into the engineering BOM structures to facilitate more effective purchasing practices

Assisted with RFQ's and drive supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management with the technology partners in accordance with the business strategy

Developed cost tools and RFQ templates to drive supplier cost and price transparency

Worked closely with the cross functional teams and key stakeholders to ensure the growth of this business segment by establishing strategic contract agreements and leverage cost savings

Identified opportunities and leverage on best practices to improve process and tools

9/2013 - 1/2016 Baker Hughes Incorporated Houston, Texas

Buyer III, Strategic Sourcing/Project Management

Supported an open order book valued at $45 million complied of Intelligence Production Systems (IPS) products and capital/special projects

Participated & led strategic sourcing efforts in support of capital projects and other business requirements to ensure on-time completion in a manufacturing & production setting

Successfully maintained 90% on-time delivery and service/material quality performance goals/metrics

Reduced the group’s overall spend by 20% negotiating supplier material/service contracts and order scheduling agreements

Implemented continuous improvement tools to improve current procurement and customer order fulfillment process

Developed a supply chain improvement initiative which assisted IPS in exceeding the overall 2015 - 25 % cost reduction goal yielding a cost savings return of 30%

Performed vendor analysis matrices for the current supplier base & supplier qualification processes for potential suppliers

Maintained first article purchase orders, blanket agreements, and product deliveries, including placement and monitoring of on-time schedule agreements, and mitigation of billing adjustments/terminations

Collaborated and interfaced with the order management and application engineering teams by providing Request for Quote (RFQ) packages for potential business

Provided additional tactical procurement support for daily and quality requirement orders in accordance with production schedules and order management requests

9/2011 - 8/2013 CONTRACTASSIGNMENTS Houston, Texas

Sr. Buyer/Planner (Alcon/Novartis) – 06/2013-08/2013

Lead planning personnel to oversee & improve materials planning and production scheduling activities of three main surgical optical product lines

Analyzed production controls to advise production managers regarding potential production, work scheduling, and capacity planning issues

Monitor supply and demand misalignment with manufacturing sources in implementing corrective action plans

Meet and exceeded shipment metric goal of 85% regarding all domestic, international, distribution centers, and customer affiliate shipments

Demand Planning Specialist (British Petroleum, BP) – 01/2013-04/2013

Developed a process architecture and governance structure supporting the all regional materials management and inbound logistics team in Upstream PSCM

Contributed demand planning expertise in development of global material management & planning and material strategy documents

Collaborated with regional material management to streamline processes, measure performance, develop and implement strategy and proactively work to improve demand planning methodologies

Communicated and coordinated with regional material management function teams to assist in identify strategic opportunities

Lead demand planning process reviews by identifying areas for process improvement, analyzing internal & industry trends and recommending actions for changes/modifications to the overall material management process

Contracts & Buyer Coordinator (Maersk Oil) – 03/2012-12/2013

Developed contracts management process ensuring best business practices are maintained through supplier compliance of global and regional contractual agreements

Engaged with internal customers to lead the development of sourcing strategies and plans for assigned portfolios

Managed IT sourcing process of hardware/software which included defining the demand requirement, scope of projects, vendor selection & qualification process, and contract negotiation for the execution of completion of major capital projects

Successfully developed the procurement processes, policies, and procedures within the procurement department

Oversaw the entire procure-to-pay process for all departments within the organization

Handled document control process and all material/services procurement activities needed for major capital and IT projects for global subsurface teams

Provided SAP MM expertise and training in organization-wide SAP implementation cycle

Buyer-Planner (Thermo Fisher Scientific) – 09/2011-02/2012

Monitored weekly inventory levels and conducted daily order review under Kanban management process to ensure order fulfillments

Performed root cause analysis of stock-outs and prepare countermeasures which reduced future stock-out occurrences by 40%

Simultaneously managed numerous airflow special project process from raw material to logistics/shipments of final builds to the customer/end-user

Recognized cost saving opportunities for airflow projects by re-negotiating of material/service supplier contracts which reduced overall inventory costs by 30%

Managed master data changes, bill of materials (BOM) structures, and engineering change orders (ECOs) of products offerings within the system and production orders

Collaboratively worked with production lead to load cells using TAKT time and capacity planning methodologies

Interfaced with order management regarding shipment schedules and delivery order updates with potential risks

3/2008 - 5/2010 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston, Texas

Commodity Manager

Managed procurement activities and materials planning of computer hardware commodities valued at $2 million to meet the demand of sales order volume/customer requirements

Lead program management of various commodities for the planning and execution of new product line rollout schedules & requirements based on market & industry trends

Identified cost saving opportunities through strategic material planning based on historical analysis and planning tools

Collaborated with cross-functional teams to ensure material requirements and manufacturing/production schedules are in alignment with stakeholder requirements

Effectively implemented and managed continuous improvement processes by implementing production metrics methodologies (KPIs) to help denote areas of improvement

Resolved purchase order discrepancies, accounting issues, and production scheduling/capacity planning issues

7/2007 - 2/2008 Advanced Supply Chain International, LLC Houston, Texas / Anchorage, AK

Equipment Data Specialist

Developed and maintained electronic pipeline maintenance manuals to assist BP Alaska field engineers in pipeline equipment replacement and or maintenance

Contributed input with initial architectural stages in establishing the organization’s Bill of Material (BOM) system

Conducted quality reviews of technical engineering blueprints used to support electronic pipeline maintenance manuals

EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) June 2010

University of Phoenix-Houston, Texas

B.S. Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology May 2007

University of Houston-Houston, Texas

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Project Management Professional, PMP (PMI) Summer 2018 (expected)

Certified Supply Chain Professional, CSCP (APICS) Summer 2018 (expected)

PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

University of Houston (UH) Supply Chain Industry & Distribution Organization (S.I.D.O.), Student Alumni Professional Liaison

Houston Food Bank, Volunteer

Girl Scouts of America, Community Outreach Volunteer

Utmost Community Health Services, Corporate Buyer Volunteer



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