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Senior Category Mgr - Indirect Procurement

Location:
Denver, Colorado, United States
Posted:
August 18, 2018

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SUSANNE M. BRANT

**** **** ***** ******* ****** Rock, CO 80104 Phone # furnished

upon interview request contact: ac6p07@r.postjobfree.com SKILLS PROFILE

I am a senior level Procurement and Contracts professional. I am dedicated to helping companies strengthen their company through meaningful competitive efforts and price/contract negotiations. I strive for a 'win-win' in negotiations, target risk, and am very adept at resolving contractual challenges with diplomacy and skill. I excel in finding cost savings opportunities. I am seeking to assist a world- class Procurement division with their high spend, complex enterprise procurements. o 13+ years in multi-category, high spend, strategic Indirect procurements. o Expert level skill/training in contract review and negotiation, including legal terms. o Deep knowledge of procurement best practices and strategic sourcing cycle. o Stakeholder engagement – from staff roles to C-level execs, across all corporate functions. Thoughtfully consider their needs while being mindful of the best financial interests of the company.

o Project Management - conscious of deadlines, decisive, resourceful, drive projects to completion.

o MBA educated. Strong business acumen.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Global Category Manager – HR Benefits, Compensation, Legal, Audit, Consulting, Payroll

6/2014 present

Jacobs (acquired CH2M in 2018) – Englewood, CO

- Category Manager for high spend ($350M) category of global Employee Benefits - Benefits Administrators, Health and Welfare, Compensation and Rewards program.

- Additional categories include Audit, Legal, Payroll and Advisory/Consulting services.

- Support of the above for 70,000 global employee base.

- Extensive contract review, negotiation (including legal terms) and management of associated enterprise agreements.

- Negotiations with major firms include: Cigna, Express Scripts, Mercer, Willis Towers Watson, ADP, Fidelity, CBIZ, Newport Group, Aon Hewitt, Trion, Ayco, Equifax, Magellan, Hackett Group, Experis.

- Strategic sourcing responsibilities: RFXs, cost/spend analysis, supplier performance management and evaluation, strategic planning, contract renewals, cost savings initiatives/negotiations.

- Assist with training of new hires.

Category Manager – Professional Services 11/2010 5/2014 CH2M HILL – Englewood, CO

- Category Manager for intricate and previously untouched category of Accounting (Finance, Audit, Tax, AP/AR, Payroll). Additional categories include Legal, Insurance/Risk, and Advisory/Professional services.

- Assist with other categories: IT Consulting, HR Benefits, Marketing, Learning & Development.

- Support of the above for 23,000 global employee base.

- Extensive contract review, negotiation (including legal terms) and management of associated enterprise agreements.

- Negotiated MSA(s) for each of the Big 4 Accounting firms – E&Y, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC.

- Creation of department Master Agreement for Professional Services template and SOW.

- Strategic sourcing responsibilities: RFXs, reverse auctions, cost/spend analysis, supplier performance management and evaluation.

Corporate Buyer

3/2005 8/2010

Apollo Group – Phoenix, AZ

- Procurement for Telecom and Network categories (capital equipment, services and software). Primary manufacturers – Avaya and Cisco.

- Support of the above for 20,000+ employee base (includes int’l).

- $75M consolidated spend, with purchasing expenditures $1M plus per deal.

- High degree of complex contract review and negotiation of associated agreements, often as the sole negotiator.

- Implemented and managed Asset Disposal program (technology assets) for the enterprise.

- Team of 3 expeditors

- Sourcing responsibilities: formal RFP's/RFQ’s; Ariba reverse auctions; supplier performance management and evaluation; cost/spend analysis.

Finance Advisor

UoP Online/Apollo Group – Phoenix, AZ

- Advised students on finance options for educational programs

- Processed student loans

- Collection procedures on delinquent accounts; managed A/R.

- Assisted with training/development and mentoring program 3/2003 3/2005

EDUCATION

Western International University – Phoenix, AZ

MBA - International Business

- Coursework completed; finishing Thesis requirements. Bachelor’s - Business Administration w/ minor in Behavioral Science

- Graduated as a member of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.



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