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Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Leadership

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New York, NY
Posted:
September 07, 2018

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MARIE PETERSON

Email: ac6ytt@r.postjobfree.com / Cell: 516-***-****

GLOBAL STRATEGIC SOURCING / VENDOR MANAGEMENT / PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS

** **** ***** ** ****** Strategic Sourcing and Procurement leadership, Supply Chain, Supplier Risk Management, Procurement Operations and Contingent Labor expertise across multiple categories; IT, HR, Learning and Development, Talent Management, Marketing, MRO, Finance, Travel, Facilities Support Services, and Real Estate. Exceptional organizational leadership and stakeholder adoption. Budget and spend management in excess of $1Billion. Consistent record of success in driving strategy to tangible results, managing large functions, cost reduction through consolidation and holistic vendor management. Restructure, reengineering and streamline global procurement operations and strategic sourcing drove depth and breadth of industry expertise aligned to business stakeholders, improving efficiencies, value, and overall return on investment. Highly successful in multi-national, matrixed organizations.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

•20 + Years in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

•IT Business Process and organizational development

•Indirect and direct Sourcing leadership

•Focused and results driven Executive

•In-depth work in multi-national, highly matrixed organizations

•Worldwide Supplier and stakeholder Relationship Management

•Strong knowledge of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and vendor consolidations driving cost take out while

optimizing operation

•RFx Sourcing Process design and Implementation

•Expert pricing, SLAs, and commercial terms negotiator

•Strategic thinker with keen eye on sustainable value creation

•Strong contract management, cyber security and Data privacy leadership and management

•Procurement system implementation and adoption; Ariba, Seal, IASTA, Hiperos, MTorres, etc.

•Purchasing Management, Control & Restructuring with strong emphasis on consumption demand management methodologies and processes

•Design and Implementation of global Supplier Risk Program and adoption

•Exceptional Executive Supply Chain relationship

management, people management, team builder, collaborator, partner, influencer, and change agent

•Versatile, seasoned, with consistent record of success in delivering results with positive impact to the bottom-line, IT and non-IT expense cost take-out

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CA Technologies, Islandia, NY (Dec 2012 - Present)

Vice President, Global Procurement

Lead global strategic sourcing across multiple commodities; Information Technology, Marketing, Sales, Events, Real Estate, Facilities, Supply Chain, Travel, HR, Learning and Development, Finance, and Legal:

Reorganized and retooled the global strategic sourcing organization; upgraded organization with senior, seasoned, business focused procurement professionals

Leverages Spend data to identify opportunities to drive greater visibility into spend and sourcing strategies for supplier consolidations, optimizations, among others

Developed and implemented the global Supplier Risk Program in a multi-national, matrixed organization

Instituted a strategic sourcing governance, global practices, and drove consistency in global customer engagement in a highly matrixed construct.

Implemented category management and execution against plans across business executives/stakeholders

Consolidated supply base, reduced cost by $100MM

Lead Contract Management effort to drive agreements based on the purchase, and imposed independent supplier audits; SSA18, Insurance Certifications, Cyber Security, data privacy (GDPR), etc.

Secured Executive buy-in on global programs and practices

Transformed organization to a center of strategic sourcing excellence

Implemented Procure to Pay tools, processes, methodologies, and global best practices

Implemented Ariba Globally. Re-engineered and Influenced methodologies to address indirect spend across all Categories in excess of $100 Billion. Strengthened client engagement model through a matrixed partnership and accountability for value delivery across the Strategic Sourcing organization.

Thomson Reuters, New York, NY (Feb 2012-Dec 2012)

Senior Director – Strategic Sourcing

Build and institutionalize strong internal customer relations and strategic sourcing value proposition across multiple global internal and externally facing Business Units; Internal Technology Services, externally facing Finance and Risk, Tax and Accounting, Legal, IP and Science, etc. Eliminate silo’d purchasing practices. Established and implemented balance vendor scorecard inclusive of qualitative and quantitative measures stabilizing on-going vendor relationship management.

Consolidated contracts for embedded software in go to market products. Built category plan with goals over a three year outlook. Significant penetration and buy-in across business units served. Built and delivered global training curriculum across global Procurement organization.

CIBER, Inc. Denver, CO (Jun 2011- Feb 2012)

Senior Director – Strategic Sourcing

Build and institutionalize strategic sourcing capabilities and function across CIBER, Inc., with initial focus on IT world-wide. Strong focus on organizational design, methodology/process development and implementation, stakeholder adoption and procurement value establishment, relationship management, and overall spend oversight and accountability. Instrumental in leading cost take-out projects and consolidations, including IT and non-IT expense management consumption. Eliminated silo’d purchasing practices.

Key Achievements & Contributions:

Captured savings of 30% through consolidations, expense cost take-out, and vendor renegotiations and consolidations

Achieved $2 million-plus savings by consolidating local country agreements with key suppliers; Microsoft, SalesForce.com, etc.

Instrumental in identifying solution and negotiated web and video conferencing enabling increased use of technology and reducing US business costs in travel expenses

Mitigated $1 million in over-used software exposure by leveraging vendor relationship, consolidated local agreements into Enterprise wide contract for global consumption

DOW JONES, Princeton, NJ (Mar 2010- Jun 2011)

Senior Director – Strategic Sourcing

Initially lead the global IT Strategic Sourcing organization comprised of two CIOs; Infrastructure, and Revenue facing Technology Services. Strong focus and paramount results in internal stakeholder strategic sourcing processes adoption. Lead organization in key strategic sourcing initiatives comprised of $300M plus in spend.

Subsequently lead sourcing initiatives for HR, Finance, Procurement to Pay, Order to Cash, and MRO.

Developed and institutionalized governance model and formalized quality of service reviews with key services providers. Developed and implemented standardized vendor cost modeling for the purposes of stakeholder/business partner discussions resulting from RFI, RFQ, and RFP outcomes, including development of formalized communication of Total Cost of Ownership financial analyses across the “C” level suite.

Development and implemented stakeholder satisfaction survey on key procurement lead initiatives elevating procurement’s position, in addition to the establishment of a formal quantitative performance metrics for procurement based on stakeholder feedback.

Key Achievements & Contributions:

Captured savings of $30M (10%) through cost take-out, established early engagement model across staff

Achieved $10 million-plus savings by renegotiating ERP, business intelligence, database licenses, standardization on OEM platform, and Microsoft EA

Generated $15 million-plus savings through consolidation of global TEM provider, telephony providers (wireline and wireless), and hardware support on telephony equipment

Accomplished $5 million in cost take out in Editorial and advertising related solutions

BEARINGPOINT, NEW YORK, NY (Jan 2002- Oct 2009)

Managing Director, Vendor Management Office

Built and lead the Global Vendor Strategic Sourcing and Qualitative Assessment organization comprised of seasoned Directors and Senior Managers responsible for delivering key sourcing results within their respective categories. Institutionalized formal vendor reviews of service level measurements and achievements, qualitative balanced scorecard, and vendor management operating model in support of a heavily outsourced environment.

Key category focus included, but was not limited to, SaaS, software, hardware, MPLS network managed service, Telephony, VoIP infrastructure, global call center, break/fix, talent management, HR, Learning and Development, Finance, Marketing, and Travel.

Established collaboration across peer group in a multi-national landscape in the establishment and on-going execution of end-to-end vendor life-cycle management. Developed and operationalized sourcing and negotiations methodologies in competitive bidding environment, including vendor risk assessments mitigating financial and legal risk.

Optimized and automated procurement function strengthening end-user satisfaction rating, including the development and deployment of web-based, self-serve extranet and intranet sites for employee self-serve procurement requests.

Directly accountable for IT vendor budget in excess of $300M and indirect spending for other categories of $200M. Key Achievements & Contributions:

Reduced vendor costs by $100M (33%) over two years via significant vendor consolidations and global contract renegotiations. Heavy focus on customer partnership and delivery of value add sourcing services

Direct P&L bottom line reduction of $30M on highly complex global MPLS network managed service contract

Lead effort to consolidate data centers globally reducing spend by $25M

Consolidated break-fix vendors to a single provider reducing in-country spend across global regions in excess of

$4MM each, and $10MM in the US

Reduced telephony spend by $20M by identifying a single global provider for conference calling and web meetings

BEARINGPOINT, NEW YORK, NY (Jan 2000- Dec 2001)

Senior Director, Resource Sourcing Management

Lead the Resource Sourcing function comprised of senior directors supporting the deployment of talent to various roles and skill levels on client engagements driving chargeable hours, an impactful profitability multiple in a highly matrixed global business landscape. Appropriately sourced and negotiated talent to project managers, identifying providers to augment short-falls in skills needed, and leveraged offshore technical talent capabilities, all paramount to the success of the company. Partnered closely with Learning in Development in the creation of re-tooling the workforce based on business drivers. Developed and implemented management reporting capabilities which tracked key performance metrics, and delivered information to leadership in an actionable timeframe, including the implementation of Supply and Demand management practices; qualitative sourcing practices encompassing the review of candidate pipeline against upcoming client project demands. Lead RFP effort to source ERP, negotiated pricing, terms and implemented the solution world-wide.

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS:

Director, National Support Center, KPMG (1999-2000). Lead national call center in support of 26,000 employees. Director, National Operations, KPMG, FS (1992-1999). Lead all aspects of infrastructure operations nationally.

Manager, Operations, KPMG, Banking (1989-1992). Lead all aspects of infrastructure operations across the Banking practice.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Member of PASSBA: Procurement and Supply-chain Benchmarking Association

Yale University: Executive Leadership



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