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Procurement Professional

Miami, Florida, United States
May 15, 2018

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Performance driven and goal orientated procurement professional with broad-based background in Supply Chain and International Business.

● Solid Business Acumen ● Project Management Experience ● Multilingual

● Cost Reduction ● PMI’s PMBOK Framework ● Problem Solving Capabilities

● Leadership Skills ● Effective Communicator ● Negotiations Experience

● Develop Innovative Solutions ● Strategic Planner ● Customer service orientated

● Travel & Events Management ● Contract Negotiations ● SAP MM, SAP PP, Linux admin WORK EXPERIENCE


Consulting and Professional Services Industry

Consultant, Procurement Apr 2017 – Nov 2017

Virtual, USA

● Lead Consultant on Roofing and Security Guard services sourcing projects resulting in savings of over $1 million.

● Developped Savings and project pipeline dashboard for client resulting in Spend visibility over the next 5 years.

● Responsible for reclassifying Spend Master Data in anticipation of implementing ARIBA. Discovered and resolved major data discrepancy resulting in significant changes in Savings calculation procedures.

● Assessment of internal intellectual capital and industry benchmarks to interpret and disseminate business- critical data, including pricing and trends for commodities. Southern Wine & Spirits of America

Wholesale/Distributor, Wine and Spirits Industry

Strategic Sourcing Manager, Business Travel and Event Sourcing Oct 2013 – Nov 2016 Miami, Florida

● Leading and managing various spend areas of goods and services including MRO, business travel, temp labor, print marketing, and corrugate with generated savings of over $6 million.

● Responsible for bringing business travel spend under management and generating $1 million in savings by putting a hotel and air program in place.

● Developing and implementing strategic sourcing plan for temp labor programs across 35 divisions, reducing the amount of vendors from 85 to 5 and generating savings of over $2 million.

● Establishing metrics including savings tracker, KPI, SLA’s, and developing supplier evaluations as part of procurement strategy.


Consulting and Professional Services Industry

Spend Manager, Business Travel Sourcing Nov 2012- Oct 2013 Minneapolis, Minnesota

● Defined, onitored and provided guidance on procurement process for categories under management.

● Worked on site for a multinational electronics retailer based in Minneapolis, a global tire manufacturer based in Nashville and a regional government in California.

● Designed supplier and user compliance management program, recommend policies and procedures as well as implementation and performance tracking program.

● Performed operational review of contract performance and spending for all categories of spend. Citrix Systems

Computer Software and Hardware manufacturer

Business Travel Category Manager, Procurement Apr 2011- Nov 2012 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

● Category Manager for the Global Corporate Business Travel program, responsible for implementing a "Spend Management” strategy.

● Managed vendors with annual purchases of over $80 million. Savings generated at over $1.5 million.

● Executed the launching of Concur, a state of the art travel tool.

● Created and implemented an E-learning training curriculum for operational employees worldwide.

● Managed and responsible for the relationship between Citrix and the Travel Management Company, American Express.

Besins Healthcare

Healthcare Sector

Corporate Procurement/Supply Planning Leader Nov 2008- Nov 2010 Lot, Belgium; Montrouge, France

● Managed a portfolio of 100 suppliers with annual purchases of over 45 Million Euros.

● Responsible for stock levels and forecasting the needs for all Active Ingredients and packaging materials including corrugated boxes for production sites worldwide.

● Coordinated procurement of all sub contracted products, and was primary contact with worldwide depositories.

● Supply planning leader for Montrouge, France - FDA approved production site.

● Key account manager for all US based clients for all Supply Chain requests (28 million Euros in annual sales out of a total of 107 million per year).

● Part of the team responsible for implementing MRP functionalities within the ERP Sage X3 at the corporate level.

Euroclear Bank

Financial Services Sector

Procurement Specialist Jan 2007- Nov 2008

Brussels, Belgium

● Lead Negotiator for contract related to IT Commodities.

● Proposed and executed RFQ and RFP.

● Oversaw SLA negotiations for volume price discounts.

● Identified internal customers’ needs and promoted liaisons with IT subject matter experts. INTERNSHIPS


Financial Services Sector

Information Security Intern Summer 2005

Pompano Beach, Florida

● Conducted project for detecting and removing virulent attacks on the entire banking network systems.

● Selected random sample of Hardware to test the extent of attacks.

● Maintained logs of attacks.

● Created action plan to reinforce IT security throughout the network QB&B Marketing Transportation

Transportation Equipment Manufacturer

Quality Control Intern Fall 2004

Deerfield Beach, Florida

● Leader of the project for creating a quality control manual as a prerequisite for ISO9001:2000 certification.

● Procedural steps written clearly for both normal system and degraded system.

● $1.5 Million in inventory itemized and organized with a numeric system (bar codes) Tramway System of Athens (for Olympic games)

Public Transport sector

Project Management Intern Summer 2004

Athens, Greece

● Assisted Engineers in assessing the quality of the topography, and electrical stability of the track.

● Executed the measurements for the entire network for track gauge and twist.

● Dealt with an International consortium of European countries.

● Measurements analyzed in a degraded state as project was crashed in order to coincide with Olympic Games.

● Reported twice weekly directly to the project manager with the advancements of the project in preparation for Olympics.

Alcatel ETCA

Aerospace Electronics Manufacturer

Production and Manufacturing Extern Summer 2002

Charleroi, Belgium

● Assisted in development and production of electronic equipment within various departments.

● Used electronics for ground control of European Space Agency launchers and satellites.

● Assisted in utilization of specialized pyrotechnics utilized in space exploration. EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of International Management 2006 University of North Florida, Univ. of Provence, Univ. of Applied Science Jacksonville, Florida; Aix-en-Provence, France; Cologne, Germany Master of Science in Business Administration – Supply Chain Management 2005 University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Decision Sciences 2004 University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Gainesville, Florida


● Bilingual: English and French

● Fluent: Spanish


● Good Manufacturing Practice (FDA)

● Operations Planning and ERP Systems

● Incoterm rules and practices

● Project Management in Pharma

● Citrix Certified Sales Professional

● Prince2 Foundations coursework

● PMI’s PMBOK framework

● Negotiations training

● Ariba training

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