Keystone Engineering Inc, Mandeville, Louisiana
Direct division that provides procurement services (to clients) such as: Selecting quali ed vendors and contractors
Administering bid packages
Processing requisitions and purchase orders
Vendor data management
Utilizing cloud-based procurement tools
Procurement strategy development, implementation, and execution Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, Covington, Louisiana
Led the procurement and contracting function in the sourcing of contractors (service, installation, and construction); professional and consultant services; and equipment, materials, and supplies, for the largest deep water oil port complex in North America. Managed $90 million in annual spend in an environment of bi-monthly CapEx projects. Intensive focus on risk mitigation in contractor selection, management, and relationship development. Established contractor business review program for annual and semi-annual business reviews. Utilized best practices and innovation, such as eRFx, and contract life cycle management. Supervised staff of three.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Headed purchasing, property management, and risk management functions for a 3500- student, public arts coeducational conservatory; re-established policies and procedures to avoid audit nds of past administration. Provided guidance to staff and campus departments on following NC statutes, administrative code, state policy and procedure, and school policies relating to procurement, insurance, and contracts. Implemented campus-wide procurement credit card program. Enforced use of state contracts and spearheaded intensive retraining of campus administrative heads and staff. Resolved decades-long problematic surplus property (including xed assets) program. Supervised staff of two.
Louisiana State University and A&M College (LSU), Baton Rouge, Louisiana Assisted in directing the procurement services for the 35,000-student agship higher education institution for the State of Louisiana. Guided staff and faculty on compliance to state laws, rules and regulations, federal funds, and University policies/procedures pertaining to procurement, contracts, and property management. Wrote and let complex RFQs and administered contracts for services, student insurance coverage, lease agreements, revenue generation (e.g. Tiger Vision), facilities, and construction. Administered all public bid openings.
Established procurement department services space on LSU website and implemented online bidding via state purchasing web site.
Supervised directly staff of nine; indirectly staff of 14. Matt Cock eld
A supply chain executive experienced in aligning procurement levers with overall business strategy for attaining value above and below the line. Expertise spans the breadth and depth of the supply chain and procurement disciplines, from category management and portfolio analysis to supplier relationship development. Practitioner of the Purchasing Chessboard, a comprehensive procurement strategy framework comprising 64 cost-cutting/value-increasing methods. Pro cient with utilizing the new, highly ef cient digital procurement (cloud) platforms. Adept at engaging and mentoring staff to deliver results. Financially intelligent. Industries served: energy, food production, deep sea shing, higher education Expertise
07/2015 - present
Procurement and Contracts
04/2007 – 07/2015
Director of Purchasing,
Insurance, and Contracts
09/2005 – 03/2007
Assistant Director of
01/2000 – 03/2005
ACI, New Orleans, Louisiana
Led the supply chain for all non-food categories, e.g. furniture, xtures and equipment; small wares; and services, for a national restaurant and hospitality (hotels and clubs) operation.
Implemented category management while re ning the supply chain, e.g. transitioned company from one with several sources for small wares to one with a single, nationally distributed source for small wares, realizing substantial cost savings of $412k while increasing supply service to all units.
Ohmeda Pharmaceutical Products, Port Allen, Louisiana Utilizing MRP and DRP systems, planned and purchased the material requirements for an operation that produced and nationally distributed nitric oxide, a medical gas. Ensured procurement practices were aligned with CGMPs, FDA regulations to ensure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. Heavy daily interface with sales, marketing, quality control, operations, documentation, engineering, and other departments, due to heavily regulated pharmaceutical environment. (1 year contract position)
Kaiser Aluminum, Gramercy, Louisiana
Procured 30 industrial commodity categories totaling $95 million in annual expenditures for four plants: one in Louisiana, two in Jamaica, and one in Ghana, Africa. Primary categories were ferrous metals; pipe, valves, and ttings; safety, scienti c, and lab supplies; and railroad equipment, materials, and supplies for all bauxite mining operations. (1 year contract position)
Reily Foods Company, Knoxville, Tennessee
Managed the supply chain from raw materials (packaging and food ingredients) acquisition to nished goods distribution for seven food production lines utilizing MRP system. Secured back hauls for company-owned eet of trucks. Sourced packaging components that streamlined production and increased yields, reduced loss in transit, enhanced safety, and improved customer satisfaction -- rendering a superior nished good -- all at substantial (25%+, >$1.0 million) annual costs savings. Emerald Seafoods (A/S Kimta), Seattle, Washington
Supplied Norwegian-owed factory trawlers ( shing for pollock and roe in Bering Sea) on a three-week cycle that of oaded for two days at Dutch Harbor, AK. Purchased supplies from both domestic and foreign (Germany, Japan, and Norway) suppliers. Maintained 100% vessel resupply rate.
Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Procurement
Installation and Construction
Digital Procurement Platforms
ERP (e.g. Oracle, SAP)
Cloud Procurement Platforms
Teleconferencing (e.g. Go-to-
Foreign Languages: Spanish
02/1998 – 01/2000
Sr. Buyer/Master Production
02/1997 – 02/1998
03/1996 – 02/1997
02/1992 – 03/1996
01/1990 – 01/1992
Master of Science, Law
05/2012 – 05/2014
Bachelor's Degree, General
08/1986 – 12/1988
Balanced Scorecard Institute
Universal Public Procurement Certi cation Council
Digital Procurement (Cloud) Platforms Doing what "cannot be done" The Purchasing Chessboard Certi cations
Certi ed Professional Public