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Project Manager Supply Chain

Pittsburg, CA
January 31, 2019

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Jerry Aranas, MBA


Fortune-100 Procurement & Project Manager

PROFILE: Highly accomplished Procurement and Sourcing Professional with an excellent track record of obtaining results. Innovative and effective negotiator, team leader, decision-maker, and communicator with exceptional leadership skills and the ability to lead, train, develop, and supervise personnel at the highest performance level. Employs methodologies to generate synergies within a team environment. Highly experienced in contract negotiations, vendor selection and management, operations continuous improvement, and directing the sourcing of equipment, materials, and services for Fortune-100 Companies. Expert in all areas of Supply Chain management. Construction Project Manager experience. Performs total cost of ownership analysis and cost benefit analysis. Develops and executes cost reductions strategies and return on investment analysis for capital purchases.

EXPERIENCE: Commercial Construction Consultant

Sep 2018 - Present

Manages commercial construction projects from start of project to project close out. Reviews and approves all Change Orders. Ensures project scope is performed to specifications. Manages project budget. Ensures project timeline and deliverables are both met and delivered.

EXPERIENCE: Procurement & Project Manager- Albertsons-Safeway Inc. Pleasanton, CA

July 2008 – Sep 2018

Leads all negotiations and procurement and sourcing functions for construction and remodeling of new stores, acquisitions, and fuel stations for 14-Divisions with over 2400 stores throughout the US. Leads the purchasing of FF/E, Gasoline Station systems and equipment, Elevators and Escalators, IT/POS systems and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. Manages an estimated $400M Annual spend.

Develops vendor SLA’s for performance evaluations

Manages store remodels and construction improvement projects

Manages project schedule and budget to include COR’s

Works with vendors and manufacturers in the design, development, and testing of equipment

Develops cost reduction strategies and leads plan of execution

Ensures all department documentation and purchasing processes are SOX compliant

Develops business best practices and SOP’s

Leads all RFP’s, RFQ’s, RFI’s, contract agreement negotiations, and vendor selections

Performs cost benefit analysis, total cost of ownership, and ROI for capital purchases

Establishes budgets for capital purchases and equipment roll-out programs

Negotiates Capital Lease contracts

Works with Marketing in determining ROI/IRR for Capital purchases

Works closely with other department to mitigate risks associated with the purchasing of new equipment, testing of equipment, and to ensure legal requirements are met for contract agreement terms and conditions and scope of work for services

EXPERIENCE: Strategic Sourcing Manager- Chevron R&D, Richmond, CA

1995 – 2008

Sourced chemicals, equipment, diagnostic tools, automotive repair parts, and services in the support of the fuels additives R&D laboratory.

Implemented strategic sourcing and supply chain management and lead the acquisition and purchasing of $250M annual spend with four purchasing agents

Created new buying processes leading to reductions in inventory and capital spend

Implemented new ERP system for purchasing and inventory efficiencies

Worked with counterparts in the Netherlands and Japan in leveraging company buying power

EXPERIENCE: Logistics Senior NCO 1991 - 2003 Calif Army NTL Guard

Managed wheeled vehicle equipment, trailers, generators, HVAC, heavy construction equipment, maintenance, repairs, logistics and coordinated equipment deployment to other countries.

Supervised 40+ drivers and mechanics in all aspects of operations and maintenance, repairs, and supply chain functions

Performed internal audits of programs

Safety Officer & Driver’s Trainer

Achieved equipment readiness ratings of 98.5%

Achieved 95+% mobilization ratings during all major mobilizations

EXPERIENCE: Homologation Specialists, Ford of Japan Pre-Delivery, Benicia, CA

1991 – 1995

Modified Ford Automobiles to meet Japan DOT and Emissions

Developed process flow diagrams for technicians

Developed Bill of Materials for ordering kit automotive components

Contributing Team member responsible for achieving Ford’s Q1 certification.

EDUCATION: MBA Business, University of Phoenix, Sacramento, CA

BS/Information Technology, University of Phoenix, Cordelia, CA

Advanced Leadership Academy (ANCOC) US Army

Basic Leadership Academy (BNCOC) US Army

Primary Leadership Course (PLDC) US Army

The Army Maintenance Management Course (TAMMS) US Army

Prescribed Load List- Supply Chain (PLL) US Army

Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Course (63B) US Army

Heavy-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Course (62B) US Army

Refrigeration Fundamentals- Hussman

Automotive Electronic Fundamentals- Chevron

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