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Director Manager - Procurement & Supply Chain

Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Posted:
January 19, 2019

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LOWELL FIELDS MILLBURN

**** ******* ****** ** • Albuquerque • New Mexico 87110 C: +1-505-***-**** • T: +1-604-***-****

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PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

Highly accomplished commercial manager with an excellent professional track record coordinating strategic sourcing, transactional purchasing, inventory management, and client services for multi-business unit, asset-intensive industry globally. Proven ability to train, evaluate, and lead cross-functional employee teams in all aspects of corporate governance, organizational planning, and operational procurement. Extensive expertise in spend management, warehousing, logistics, e-commerce solutions, client relationships, service delivery, local community relations, and supplier/vendor contract management. Recognized as a successful strategic planner and decision maker in fast-paced business settings. Strategic Sourcing • Warehousing & Inventory Management • Transport & Logistics Contract Management • Client Services • EPCM Capital Projects • Human Resources Health & Safety • Business Development • Local Communities • Sustainable Development PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CAPITAL & COAST DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD – Wellington, NZ • Oct 2015 – Oct 2018 Governmental Agency - Hospital & Health Care

Group Manager - Procurement & Supply Chain

Coordinate Procurement and Supply Chain for CCDHB regional operations (Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti Coast). Establish, oversee execution of the DHB’s annual procurement plan (capex/opex project load); maintain the efficiency, effectiveness of in-bound clinical supply & service, campus facilities to minimize commercial, legal and operational risk to medical/surgical operations.

• Obtained ~$5.3M savings on $82.7M (6.7%) capital & operational expenditure on its Annual Procurement Plan (APP) specifically allocated and progressed on a local, regional and national level.

• Incrementally reduced held inventory from $3.4M to $2.85M within primary subinventories since 2015, while attempting to maintain mandatory stock levels ahead of planned relocation of Main Store from Kenepuru back to Wellington (2018-19).

• Maintained Procurement & Supply Chain within specified operational budget for FY 2015/16-2017/18. 85% staff retention, development.

SANDVIK MINING & CONSTRUCTION – Vancouver, CA • Dec 2014 – Oct 2015 Multinational Industrial Engineering/Technology/Fabrication Corporation Corporate Manager - Procurement, Supply & Quality Management Direct oversight of 10 procurement, logistics, and quality management professionals. Negotiate, administer strategic contracts (direct/indirect/capital) for the fabrication of material handling systems for natural resources, agribusiness, construction and maritime transport throughout Canada, United States, and Mexico. LUNA GOLD CORPORATION – Vancouver, CA Belo Horizonte Maranhao, BR • Oct 2013–Dec 2014 Multinational Natural Resource Corporation

Corporate Manager - Procurement & Supply Chain

Head of procurement for Luna Gold exploration and commissioned mining operations in Canada and Brazil. Re-establish, develop and progress the optimisation of supply chain for the mining group’s flagship operation, Mineracao Aurizona, in preparation for an anticipated 115% increase in exploration/operational production (LOM 2015-19).

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OCEANA GOLD CORPORATION – Dunedin Macraes Flat Reefton, NZ • Jun 2007– Oct 2013 Multinational Natural Resource Corporation

General Manager - Procurement & Supply Chain

Oversee operational procurement planning, policy development and execution for the Australasian mining group. Negotiate strategic contracts (heavy machinery, civil works, laboratory sampling, packaging, bulk materials, transportation, maintenance services, chemicals, and reagents). Coordinate the integration of procurement, purchasing and logistics functions. Influence and collaborate with executive, staff and suppliers across multiple business units. Promote corporate governance, regulatory compliance, sustainable supply and content management activities in New Zealand and the Philippines. 85% contestable spend on contract; 73% material and service spend directed locally (NZ); 7.2% savings vs market; 86% staff development/ retention.

326,000oz produced; 4 operational business units/mines: Macraes Flat; Frasers Underground; Reefton/ Globe Progress (New Zealand); Didipio (Philippines) - FY 2013. RIO TINTO, PLC., Salt Lake City, UT Montreal, CA Brisbane, AU Perth, AU • Feb 2002 – Jun 2007 Multinational Natural Resource Corporation

Group Manager – Procurement & Logistics – Americas & Europe Establish, train and lead 12 procurement managers and over 125 supply chain staff in the delivery of strategic sourcing, transactional purchasing, warehousing and logistics services across 13 mining units, 25 operations. Spearhead uniform policy and process development, spend management planning/execution across multiple operations. Ensure business unit integration, regulatory compliance, supply chain, and master data management. Negotiate key contracts for raw materials, packaging, fuels, process machinery, site services, and logistics. Progress service level agreements (SLAs) with BU executive. Enhance relationships with suppliers, community, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Promote global sustainable development strategies. Advise executive on HR, organisational planning, and change management in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Middle East, and Africa.

• Obtained $220 million savings on ~$4.5 billion capital/operational spend, 5% across all categories.

• Achieved $1.8 million savings (13.4%) on the design fabrication, and commissioning of processing circuits for mineral fertiliser (Potasio Rio Colorado – Mendoza, Argentina).

• Developed and coordinated procurement budgets and SLAs across 12 business units: KUCC, KEC; KMC; USB; LNA; LEU; PRC; RCC; KEM; RTIO (Canada); QIT; KLC; DDMI REQUISITE TECHNOLOGY, PLC, Boulder, CO • May 1999 – Feb 2002 Multinational E-commerce, Supply Chain Management Software Corporation Global Manager – Ontology Information Architecture Coordinate 10 information architects, 10 subject matter experts, and 50 content specialists on the development of information architecture for electronic commerce. Created data architecture for clients such as SAP, Oracle

(Technology), Johnson & Johnson; Bristol Myers (Life Sciences); Nestle (FMCG); BP, Chevron (Energy), BHP, Vale, Rio Tinto, and Quadrem (Natural Resources). Developed proprietary architecture and classification for e-commerce and marketed e-commerce applications to clients. Promoted company and products at trade shows and conferences.

• Collaborated on the development of Requisite Unifying Structure (RUS), an international e-commerce product classification schema for 23 countries, 13 languages, 44 industry domains, and 13,000 categories.

• Obtained 4 software/technology patents for specifications/modifications to search algorithms. Employment Confidential

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Additional Experience:

• Information Architect / Consultant (Electronic Commerce) - Architag International, Ltd.

• Discovery Manager/Senior Litigation Aide (Natural Resource) - Don, Hiller & Galleher, L.L.C.

• Senior Litigation Aide (Commercial; Medical; Natural Resource) - White Koch Kelly & McCarthy, P.C.

• Discovery Manager/Senior Litigation Aide (Commercial; Mass Tort) - Kelley, Drye & Warren, L.L.C.

• Appellate Clerk / Legal Research Aide, Chief Justice A. Scariano, Illinois App.& Supreme Ct,1st District. FORMAL EDUCATION

M.A., Phil. (Ethics; Public Policy) - St. John’s College B.A., Phil. (Logic; Ethics; International Relations) - Lake Forest College AFFILIATIONS

M.Inst.D. Institute of Directors (IoD)

MCIPS, Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPSA) Board of Directors, Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) Steering Committee, United Nations Standards Products & Services Classification (UNSPSC) Integration Standards Steering Committee (ISSC), Quadrem Consortium American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) INTERESTS

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) • Indigenous/Local Community Planning & Integration Sustainable Development • Triple Bottom Line Operational Programming LANGUAGES

English • French • Italian

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office (Project, Visio, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, & Outlook) • Mincom Ellipse SAP • Maximo • Pronto • JD Edwards • RM (Totus) • Oracle • HTML • SGML • XML • SQL Crystal Reports • Ariba • Quadrem • Procuri • FreeMarkets REFERENCES

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