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Manager Management

Bethalto, IL, 62010
September 25, 2018

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Resourceful and innovative Director of Procurement with a strong record of success and over 20 years of progressive and responsible experience in financial, government and non-profit organizations. Regarded as a highly analytical leader who utilizes a strong work ethic and excellent communications skills to accomplish the goals and objectives of the organization. Recognized for exceptional negotiations, sourcing, and management skills and respected for excellent interpersonal skills who has a proven record of collaborating and fostering quality relationships at all levels of the organization.


THE LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SYNOD – St. Louis, Missouri 2000 to 2018

(International Headquarters for non-profit church-body with over 6000 congregations nationwide and thousands of missionaries around the world)

Director of Purchasing Services (2007 - 2018)

Responsible for directing all procurement activities for the entire LCMS organization including designing and implementing RFP’s requiring expertise in sourcing, negotiations, supplier evaluation, selection, inventory, credit card program management/administration and general management. Also responsible for developing and launching innovative initiatives in cooperation with corporate-wide strategic plan for quality/cost improvements and strategic vision for the organization.

Increased buying power of grant 8.6% due to negotiation and planning.

Increased rebate revenue from contracts 46%.

Managed (RFP) with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Foundation on IT outsourcing resulting in saving over $100,000 per year.

Developed (RFP) with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Foundation on accounting software resulting in a $45,000 yearly savings.

Supervised (RFP) with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Foundation that addressed banking custodial fees resulting in a $60,000 annual decrease.

Worked with The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod fund raising area on a request for proposal (RFP) for a firm to handle fund raising solicitations resulting in an estimated $175,000 per year.

Manager Purchasing Services (2000-2007)

Responsible for meeting the purchasing needs of five separate corporate entities totaling over 500 employees. Administrator of 300+ purchasing cards for three of five corporate entities. Responsible for reviewing all bids contract negotiation, vendor selection, contracts for products and services for five entities including national contractors totaling over $25 million. Managed staff of two.

Achieved all operational and income goals mandated by leadership.

Successfully reorganized department resulting in greater efficiencies for the organization.

Managed the development, justification and complete adherence to department budget of $200,000+ annually.

US BANK – Minneapolis, Minnesota 1996 to 2000

(5th largest financial institution in the U.S. and parent company is US Bancorp, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Formerly known as Firstar, which also acquired Mercantile Bank in 1999)

Assistant Vice President (1999-2000) St. Louis, Missouri

Directly responsible for renegotiation of all contracts common to current and previous company during acquisition. Responsible for rebidding contracts and insuring smooth transition to new employer.

Saved over $1 million during multiple acquisitions by bank holding companies during tenure.

Purchasing Officer (1996-1999) – St. Louis, Missouri

Responsible for all furniture, equipment, forms, envelope, paper and check purchases. Also, successfully negotiated contracts totaling over $40 million. Responsible for forecasting markets to ensure adequate stock levels in warehouse and assured all newly acquired bank entities had the necessary supplies needed to open under the new name. Maintained that all purchased items were covered under corporate contracts. Successfully completed 45 mergers/acquisitions and 4 subsidiaries. Supervised staff of ten. Assisted with developing the annual budget preparation for department. Purchased items and services for multiple locations requiring experience in logistics (warehouse operations, management).


Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University –Edwardsville, Illinois

Master of Arts, University of Illinois – Springfield, Illinois

Seminar: Introduction to Cost Analysis Concepts (2017)

Seminar: Introduction to Price Analysis Concepts (2017)

Seminar: Eliminating Credit Card Fraud (2016)

Seminar: Purchasing, Contracts, the UCC & Litigation Avoidance (2007)

Seminar: Principles and Standards of Ethical

Supply Management Conduct with Guidelines (2007)


Certified Purchasing Professional (2007)

Member Institute for Supply Management (2000-Present)

Member St Louis Chapter Institute for Supply Management (2000-Present)

Supply Manager Economic Panel Member – Creighton University (2016-2018)

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