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Manager Project

Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
April 15, 2019

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Ron Davis

Education / Training:

Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP), Six Sigma Black Belt, M.B.A. Candidate, Global Management, University of Phoenix, B.S, Engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point, QS9000/ISO training certificate, Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, Textron University Strategic Supply Chain Executive Development Program Graduate, SPC Fundamentals training certificate, PMP Certified by PMI, APQP Certificate, Certified Executive Analyst, C.P.M, PFMEA Analysis Certificate, Basic French and Spanish, Power Negotiation Training Certificate, Quality Network Management System Training Certificate, Problem Solving Training Certificate, E-Procurement (Ariba and GEP), Financial Analysis, Profit and Loss Responsibility, Business Case Development.

Career History:

Great Lakes Water Authority Apr 2018 – Feb 2019

Water Utility: Millions in Sales

Procurement Manager

Water Utility: Millions in Revenue

Responsible for all Enterprise Procurement which includes all Indirect Commodities and Construction covering multiple value streams. Managing a team of 7 buyers. And a spend of over $300M.

Used Six Sigma methodology in establishing new processes and procedures helping GLWA to win Agency of the Year award given by Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association (MPPOA) for 2018.

Outsourced to third party actuarial, audit, and treasury responsibilities in support of the CFO.

Bridgestone USA Jan 2018 – Apr 2018

Tire Manufacturing: Billions in Sales

Category Manager at Bridgestone

Manufacturing Company: Billions in Sales

Responsible for Procurement of Information and Technology, Consulting, and Contingent Labor for Bridgestone Americas. This encompassed a spend of over $400M.

Presented successful business case to Bridgestone CIO to implement an MSP/VMS.

Created new processes and procedures to monitor Information and Technology Supplier performance.

RGIS Inc., Auburn Hills, Michigan Apr 2017 – Aug 2017

Inventory Services: Millions in Sales

Director Procurement

Responsible for the global procurement of material and services totaling $200M.

Renegotiated both the RGIS Microsoft and Oracle contracts yielding 25% and 20% savings annually, and major hardware upgrade saving 10% after deal was finalized before my arrival.

SME/PM for Blackstone and Kronos on their MSP RFP’s, and implementation discussion. $300+ Million in Spend

Achieved significant savings in moving to a Third-Party Pharma Benefits Manager (25%)

Began implementation of new Sourcing Process / Sourcing Board and validation of savings, savings tracking, and Executive Oversite.

Outsourced Audit responsibilities to third party.

Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, Ohio Oct 2016 – Apr 2017

International Insurance Company: Billions in Sales

Project Manager/Vendor Manager

Responsible for developing a 3rd party labor strategy on $300 Million in IT spend, and leading complex negotiations with Progressive strategic IT suppliers.

Negotiated multiple MSA’s and SOW’s in support of the IT organization.

Assisted in the development of a Strategic Sourcing and Negotiation model.

Assisted with oversight of Progressive’s $50 Million MSP/VMS Program.

Managed the supplier’s adherence to SLA’s and Performance goals.

Accenture, Southfield, Michigan Jan 2015 – Oct 2016

International Consulting Company: Billions in Sales

Project Manager/Tower Lead for Contingent Labor

Responsible for HR Sourcing and Category Management of HR Spend for various Fortune 500 companies and for leading Contingent Labor Category from a strategy and market intel standpoint for Accenture BPO.

Recognized for Performance as the Contingent Labor Project Manager for the Pearson Contingent Labor Project. Project Managed the successful VMS implementation for Pearson, and rationalized supply base.

Successfully worked on multiple Indirect Sourcing Projects (Relocation, Contingent Labor, Actuary, Health Benefits, Insurance, Risk) in support of Accenture Business Process Outsourcing saving millions of dollars for Accenture Clients.

Provided successful project management support in resolving Panasonic’s invoicing issues within their VMS (link between Ariba and GRI’s VMS).

Masco Corporation, Taylor, Michigan Feb 2012 – Oct 2014

International Manufacturing Company: Billions in Sales

Procurement Manager/Project Manager

Responsible for Global Procurement of IT, Telecom, HR, and Professional Services Globally totaling over $300 Million in spend.

Implemented a global sourcing strategy for IT, HR (including Contingent Labor), and Professional Services that drove significant savings ($25 Million) averaging 25% per project.

Negotiated significant wins with IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, CDW, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T

Project managed Masco’s Zero Cash Conversion project improving Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Inventory Turns improving working capital by over $50 Million.

Helped create a "Center Led" approach in a decentralized environment taking advantage of synergies using relationship management techniques to drive value for my Business Partners.

Renegotiated Benefits contracts with BlueCross BlueShield, MetLife, and Express Scripts achieving reductions in fees of 15%

Outsourced payroll tax, FMLA, unemployment cost management, and Contingent Labor resulting in reductions in cost and headcount

Dell Inc., Round Rock, Texas Aug 2009 – Feb 2012

International Technology Company: Billions in Sales

Senior Manager Labor Service/Project Manager

Responsible for Labor Services Globally to include Consulting (IT, Strategy, Finance), Contingent Labor, and Talent Acquisition totaling over $700 Million in spend with 7 direct and 5 indirect reports, 10 being internationally based (Brazil, Panama, China, India, Russia, and England).

Project Manager for eDell site upgrade project, PeopleSoft implementation project, and various Oracle upgrades and implementations.

My team completed over 1000 Statement of Works annually without incident and in a timely manner allowing customer speed to implementation.

Drove over $33 Million in cost savings projects for FY11 on $300M in addressable spend. Conducted a Lean Process review of the Talent Management process removing 10 business days from the process.

Program Manager (Procurement) for both of Dell’s MSP/VMS Programs.

Think Solutions, Plainsboro, NJ Jan 2009 – July 2009

International Consulting Firm: Millions in Sales

Director of Business Development

Responsible for driving sales for the southeast, southwest, and western United States.

Successfully increased new business by 500% in six months in the governmental segment.

E-Z-GO a Division of Textron, Augusta, Georgia Aug 2006 – Jan 2009

International Conglomerate: 14 Billion in Sales

Strategic Indirect Commodity Manager/Project Manager

Assisted with the Global Management of $1.3 Billion in Indirect Spend for Textron to include contract labor, HR, Travel, IT Services, Telecom, Facilities, Maintenance, and Office Equipment

As PM, led a 13 member cross functional VA/VE project team that saved the company over $10 million through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to identify and execute cost savings initiatives

Rationalized supply base by over 50% (1200 suppliers) and saved over $800,000.

Negotiated $500,000 in Lead Commodity savings during the lead price inflation of 2008

Negotiated $3.5 Million in savings on new MRP system implementation. Was lead PM in the execution of the project.

RWD TECHNOLOGIES (George S. May), Princeton, N.J. Jan 2005 – Aug 2006

International Consulting Firm: 500 Million in Sales

IT Project Manager/Staff Training Consultant

Supported the development of customized Enterprise Resource Planning solutions for Colgate.

Project Manager for successful multi-million dollar implementation (SAP) contract with Limited Brands and Rockwell Automotive.

Instructed Campbell Soup’s executive headquarters’ staff on SAP basics and participated as a subject matter expert for the procurement module.

Evaluated all aspects of a business to include operating methods, financial trends and controls, inventory procedures and controls, cost and profit ratios, breakeven analysis, and improvement opportunities while achieving 50% close rate on Business to Business Sales.

UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES (Edward Jones), Troy, MI Nov 2000 – Jan 2005

International brokerage firm: 65 Billion in Sales

Financial Advisor/Stock Broker

Managed over $100 Million in client personal assets,

Responsible for profit and loss of a $12 Million financial services office for two years

Out produced 98% of my peers in my first two years, which allowed me to be given my own office and personal assistant within the first six months of production

Marketed UBS financial services to minority and small business entities in Detroit helping to create two client acquisitions Projects totaling over $8 Million.


Automotive tier one supplier of electrical components: $24 Billion in Sales

Senior Buyer

Managed a global portfolio deck of over $200 Million in metallic and electrical commodities to include metal stampings, springs, door module components, wire form, rolled form, powdered castings, wire harnesses, and switches

Monitored global market trends for copper and developed action plans and strategy

Achieved $6 Million in cost savings through long term contract cost reductions and supply base rationalization reducing the supply base by 10% on a $200 Million deck

Negotiated and achieved over $3 million in cost savings in 8 months on a $35 Million deck

Utilized cost modeling techniques and a low cost country sourcing strategy to spearhead an international cost reduction initiative in electronics resulting in $1 million in savings

Collaborated with Manufacturing, Engineering, and Logistics to ensure that sourcing decisions were not just price based but considered the total cost/ impact to the organization

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Conducted numerous supplier workshops domestically and internationally to improve supplier performance and reduce costs for both General Motors and its suppliers

Used metrics via supplier scorecards to set expectations and manage overall vendor performance

Led and participated in cross functional Steering Committees consisting of executives, peers, and UAW personnel focused on problem solving and the development of improvement strategies

Plant Manager (India Operations) and Lead Production Supervisor

Supervised over 100 United Automotive Workers servicing GM, Chrysler, and Toyota

Established records for production, uptime, and on timely delivery resulting in two NUMMI Awards, a Chrysler Pinnacle Award, and a General Managers Award

Managed a 100 personnel start up facility while living in Bangalore, India and achieved profitability in the first 5 months of operation

UNITED STATES ARMY Dec 1989 – Mar 1996

Officer, various positions ending in the rank of Captain

Managed units ranging in size from 29 to 780 soldiers with assets of $2 million to $500 million. Responsible for every aspect of the organization’s performance and well being.

Awarded 4 Army Commendation Medals, numerous Certificates for Achievement, and offered Command ahead of peers.

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