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Martinez, CA
September 03, 2019

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Kenneth K. Mullen

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Vallejo, CA 94589


SUMMARY: I am a Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist that includes Category Management, Contract Management and Administration. This is negotiating technology and standard corporate-municipal contracts. These agreements are for indirect spend. They consisted of Technology (Hardware, Software (SaaS) Cyber Security, Telecom agreements (i.e., NACR at CSAA in 2015) and professional services) and corporate operational contracts (i.e., agreements with Fed Ex, UPS, NY Stock Exchange, Canon, American and Virgin Airlines) plus Municipal citywide agreements and Healthcare agreements. I have worked at five Fortune 500 companies (automotive, financial services, retail apparel, hospitality, energy) plus two major medical centers, a utility corporation, national insurance company and a municipal government in the past 20 years. My experience is across multiple industries and contract types that give me a unique set of skills that will be a benefit my new company. I also managed Purchasing teams of various sizes at a number of the organizations


Central Contra Costa Sanitary District March 2019 to Present Senior Buyer – Temp

Managing all of District’s IT contracts and purchases

Facilitate of purchases for the Administrative Department which includes Finance, Human Resources, Materials Services, Communication Services, Intergovernmental Relationships and Risk Management

Manage purchasing for Furniture & Chairs, Clothing-Uniforms and Office Supplies

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland May 2018 to March 2019

Senior Buyer- Contractor

Leading Project to transition Meditech Purchasing System to McKesson System before new Fiscal year

Oversee Purchasing Operations; responsible for the supervision of daily operation and function of procurement of medical supplies, capital, equipment, services and maintenance agreements for the hospital

Objective is to provide a constant, cost-effective flow of supplies and equipment to meet the clinical requirement.

City of Palo Alto – Purchasing Department Nov 2015 to Oct 2017

Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Contract Administrator (Independent Contractor)

Manage on all City’s IT Department and Community Services Department contracts

Manage City-wide project to reduce printing in a paperless effort

Negotiate all SaaS contracts for the City Issue RFP to acquire SaaS ERP system for Finance, Human Resources and the City’s Utilities Customer Information System (CIS) $10 to15M replacing SAP on premises instance.

Negotiate City’s Microsoft 365 SaaS Enterprise System.

Negotiated the Avaya Telecom contract for all of the City.

Directed focus to move all Tier I and II applications to the Cloud via SaaS, IaaS & PaaS

Negotiated construction contract for Public Works Department of Water for replacement of major water filtration system in Palo Alto among other contracts for Public Works project.

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Lead Acquisition and installation process with 23 City departments for a new Finance-Human Resources and Public Utilities ERP software

Used SAP Procurement software

CSAA Insurance Services, Walnut Creek, CA Sept 2012 to May 2015 Senior Sourcing Specialist

Plans and implements activities related to the sourcing of software, hardware and professional services.

Negotiated the Avaya telecom contract with Network/Telephony Sourcing with North American Resource (NACR) for all of CSAA

Managed the effort of the Sourcing, Accounting and Legal team to re-write all of the company’s legal contract templates

Facilitating Strategic Sourcing Project that creates and modifies Strategic Sourcing operating policies and procedures along contract templates and Legal clauses for our IBM Emptoris contract management system.

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY, Concord, CA Oct 2011 to Sept 2012

Procurement Specialist

Negotiated Master Service Contracts with Gas and Electric sub-contractors for PG&E.

Responsibility of supporting the Senior Category Lead in strategic sourcing, contracting, procurement and supplier oversight of PG&E's Transmission & Distribution in support of the ED Services Portfolio

Used SAP SRM software for issuing Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders

HISNA, Hyundai Information Services of North America, Irvine, CA. May 2011 – August 2011

Sourcing Specialist (Contractor)

Issue RFPs, Negotiate HW-SW, Maintenance and Professional Services agreements with domestic and global vendors

Utilize SAP procurement tool for all sourcing events.

HISNA is the shared services technology department for all of Hyundai/KIA companies and affiliates

BRIVEA LLC, Albuquerque, NM Jan 2010 – May 2011

Sourcing Manager (Contractor-Telecommuting)

Created a Strategic Sourcing Department

Created templates for RFP/RFI and SOW plus HW/SW & Services Agreements

REINER ASSOCIATES INC, San Francisco, CA June 2009 – March 2010

Consultant at State Compensation Insurance Fund

Created a Strategic Sourcing Department

Created templates for RFP/RFI and SOW plus HW/SW & Services Agreements

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UCSF MEDICAL CENTER, San Francisco May 2007- June 2009

Strategic Sourcing Officer for IT:

Lead Strategic Sourcing MC IT initiatives from Material Services with IT management

Managed and Trained 3 each technology buyers within Materials Management Dept

Negotiated an IBM Z10 Mainframe (239 MIPS) from Siemens for $1.8M with $380K savings

Negotiated Sun Micro Systems Modular Tape System saving $300K+

Negotiated CISCO maintenance with AT&T; 3 years $1.45M with $218K in savings

Instituted a University of California process to share all contracts in conjunction with UC Office of the President with the 5 other UC Hospitals and 10 ea. UC universities

CHEVRON USA, San Ramon, CA (Fortune 500 # 4 2012) June 2005- May 2007

Category Manager:

Manage Global Vendor Relationship with SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, Ariba, etc.

Negotiated Global Enterprise Microsoft $30M Contract saving 10%

Negotiated 63,000 - $32.5M Global desktop and notebook unit agreement with $8.6M in savings

Negotiated an Oracle OLSA contract for $16M saving $6.2M

Managed Sourcing 4-person team for Microsoft, Oracle and SAP sourcing events

Negotiated SAP 3 yr deal for $33M at 10% savings

Procurement Department used SAP, Ariba and JB Edwards

CARNIVAL CORPORATION Miami, FL March 2005- June 2005

Director of IT Global Sourcing (Contractor)

Managed all IT Sourcing within the 7 global operating companies 3ea in US, 3ea in Europe, 1ea in Australia) that report to the corporate headquarters in Miami.

Developed strategy for Cell phone use on all Carnival Corp ships, 1st year profit from ship to shore model was $10M

FIREMAN’S FUND CORPORATION Novato, CA Dec 2004- Mar 2005

Contract Specialist (Contractor)

Negotiating Software, Hardware, and Professional Services Contracts for Fireman s Fund Supply Management Department delivering 10-15% additional savings

JONES LANG LASALLE San Francisco, CA June 2004 – Sept 2004

Strategic Sourcing- short term contract

Managed for a short term the Purchasing Department for JLL’s largest customer, Bank of America, at their SF West Coast Headquarters in SF. Consulted with all associated support departments to ascertain the support model and to create a purchasing process that met the needs of our client.

THE GAP INC San Bruno, CA (Fortune 500 # 185 in 2012) Nov 2002- June 2004

Vendor Manager with IT Asset Management Office

Single Point of Contact in managing technology vendors: IBM, Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle, etc.

Managed all operational purchasing aspects of GAP’s Data Center in Rocklin, CA

Negotiated Global Desktop & Notebook agreement for 15,000 units, Dell desktops & IBM ThinkPad notebooks to be installed globally in a $21M transaction with a $3.7M in savings

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CHARLES SCHWAB & CO. San Francisco, CA (Fortune 500 # 485 in 2012) Aug 1995 – Nov 2002

Director, Procurement

Procurement Department enterprise indirect spend in 2000 was $1.3B, 2001 spend was $845M

Managed domestic IT Procurement Contract team of 5 Vendor Management/Contract specialists

Restructured Operational Procurement Team England for 6 months (July-Dec. 2000). Managed at 7 person purchasing team located in Birmingham and Milton Keens

Worked with Key IT Stakeholders Globally; Japan, Hong Kong, Canada and the UK

Led Management team that chose eProcurement provider, Ariba, in 2000 and installed it on 17,000 workstations throughout the US

Created Asset Management department within Schwab with $500m a year Technology Enterprise indirect spend on technology solutions from personal computers, UNIX HW & SW to IBM Mainframes and Professional Services.


City College of S.F., AA Program Cinematography, San Francisco, CA,

City College of San Diego, AA Program Business Administration, San Diego CA,


Board of Trustee, Vallejo Community Arts Foundation (VCAF)

oManage the Empress Performing Arts Theatre, Virginia St, Vallejo

oWrite Contracts for Local Arts for Public Art

oFacilitate the Capitol Street Stairs Reclamation Public Art Project

Commissioner on the City of Vallejo Commission of Culture and the Arts

oDistribute $150,000 annually to a growing art community

Professional Certifications

Certified ITIL Service Management 2006

HIPAA Professional Certified 2008

Career Affiliations

Director on Board of ISM, Institute of Supply Management, Northern California

ICACCM, International Association for Contract and Commercial Management

Caucus, National Association of High Tech Procurement Specialists

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office SAP SRM PeopleSoft Ariba McKesson ERP

Emptoris (IBM) Coupa JD Edwards Planet Bids, Meditech,

Naviline-HTE Sungard

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