Clifford B. Alexander
San Antonio, Texas
Provide a supportive role in supporting and improving overall client requirements in the areas of Supply Chain, Procurement
Engineering, Contract Administration, and Business Process Improvement.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Over 30 years of professional experience in Supply Chain, Procurement Engineering, Support Services, Process Improvement, Buyer/Purchasing, as well as Project Management supporting the areas of power station outages, new construction, re-engineering, and Operations/Maintenance. Have the ability to utilize all (learned and/or taught classes) software implementations as required to support all efforts, such as SAP, EMPAC, and PASSPORT with the understanding time is of the essence. Based on previous experience, possess contacts from all over the world which are readily accessible to support Procurement/Contract Administration activities required to support project objectives. Have the ability to lead others, as well as, take direction from management to perform all activities required to successfully complete (turn over) projects on schedule and under cost restraints.
Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 08/08 – 02/19
Contracts Representative: Advise and support contract proponent, develop contracts from conception through execution, negotiate contracts and change orders, and manage solicitation, IFP, proposal review, and award phases of the contract cycle. Lead, plan, negotiate and prepare different types of contracts in support of the Saudi Aramco business initiatives as a technical expert. Able review the terms, conditions, and details, of a wide variety of contractual agreements in order to assure quality and adequacy and be able to make adjustments to the agreements as needed.
CAPE Inc, San Antonio, TX, 04/06 – 07/06, Baghdad, Iraq, 08/06 – 05/08
Procurement Specialist: In support of the reconstruction of Iraq my current responsibilities are as Subcontract Administrator including supplier sourcing, developing Request for Proposals, developing Bid Abstracts for price analysis, performing bid analysis, contract negotiation, award process, and post award administration insuring the subcontractor is in compliance with the contract. Duties as Project Coordinator aid in the coordination of overall cost tracking for all projects, support project controls in developing and tracking invoices per client specifications, track invoices through payment, provide input on client expectations regarding RAC (Responds/Remediation Action Contract and O & M (Operations and Maintenance) deficiencies, and support project management to negotiate settlement of Change Orders/Modifications (MODs). Duties as Office Manager are to oversee the operations of two office villas with a staff of 15 to 20 Local Nationals including all associated human resource activities as required. In addition, currently assigned as the Ethics Compliance Supervisor providing all associated training and a confidential source should a concern need to be reported.
Self Employed, San Antonio, TX, 6/03 – 03/06
Independent Contractor: Responsibilities were to support local business associates in the area of Business Process Improvement, including, customer relationship, technical support, qualifying needs, providing logical solutions, and analysis of the final decision (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis).
GEA Technologies, Lakewood, CO, 12/02 - 5/03
Project Manager: Part of the management team for overseeing the construction of an additional cooling tower cell for the Freestone Energy Center (combine cycle) south of Dallas, TX. Responsibilities included complete scope identification, determine the division of responsibility, address budgetary concerns, and delegate responsibility to the appropriate disciplines, monitor ongoing progress including responding to critical issues, client operational turnover, and follow up on open concerns. In addition, performed as a buyer with duties including vendor sourcing, preparing complex request for quotes, quote evaluation/bid tabulation, contract negotiation, and issued final award, as well as performing expediting.
H. B. Zachry Construction Corporation, San Antonio, TX, 1/00 - 10/02
Procurement Coordinator: Served as part of the management team developing the divisions of responsibility for major ($200 million) Combine Cycle Electric Generating stations ensuring both inside and outside entities had complete understanding of the required scope of work. Prioritized delivery of material based on project time line and lead time allowing projects to remain on schedule. Successfully negotiated contracts, i.e. terms and conditions, cost, and fees; consistently save 10% from the original budget. Established, tracked and controlled the timely flow of engineering construction specifications and drawings to maximize order processing, meeting critical delivery schedules. Sourced existing and potential vendors verifying as well as ensuring specifications, regulatory compliance, liability coverage, and timely delivery for all major
H. B. Zachry Construction Corporation, con’t
multi-million dollar projects. As Procurement Coordinator performed the many duties as a Buyer including, soliciting quotes from material suppliers, equipment vendors, and service contracts primarily supporting the many facets of construction. Evaluated the returned bids for suitability and specification compliance, and developed bid tabulation to determine vendor acceptability for
purchase order/contract award. Part of the team effort in prequalification of new vendors, and performed vendor audits of existing vendors. Ensured all open purchase orders were current relating to design change notices, pricing, delivery dates, and/or any other maintenance required of an open purchase order until the order was closed. Computer entry of RFP’s, RFQ’s, Scope of Work, and any other pertinent information relating to purchase order activities.
Commonwealth Edison, Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station, Quad Cities Area, IL, 8/99 - 12/99
Procurement Engineer: Part of the initial team in the development of determining what major nuclear safety
related components needed complete replacement (not preventative maintenance) based on initial installation
and operating life expectancy. Scheduled identified components for replacement based on plant outages,
Maintenance constraints, Operations considerations, and any issues relating to Supply Chain procedures.
Followed standard procedures relating to the terms and conditions for the procurement of identified items.
Indus International, Inc., Atlanta, GA (client support world wide), 7/97 - 6/99
Consultant: Responsibilities included all aspects of the implementation process from establishing Stores Data Master List, setting client expectations, invoking implementation plans, and evaluated current business processes. Worked closely with technical resources to manage and deliver interfaces, data conversions, installation services, and network tuning. Involved with large implementation projects where the focus was on process improvement and reengineering. Performed business process improvement (BPI’s) in the evaluation of clients’ business practices with the baseline functionality of the software solution set(s) and generate work flow analysis report (WFAR) from this evaluation. Acting as an Analyst in support of data migration/mapping, testing, and rollout. Performed review and implemented test cases for system problems encountered during data
loads and system testing.
Various Nuclear Power and Weapons Facilities, Locations throughout the contiguous United States, 5/85 - 6/97
Procurement Engineer (Independent Contractor/Staff Augmentation): Evaluated safety related components (items critical to plant operations) as candidates for owners’ generic commercial grade dedication program offering substantial cost savings to Materials Management. Determine components critical characteristics and utilizing IEEE, EPRI, and NRC guidelines prepare documentation for commercial grade dedication. Outline technical and quality assurance requirements for the procurement of dedicated items. Prepare Bills of Material (BOM) relating to the host component determining critical items supporting the host. Assigned material stocking levels appropriate to supporting safe operations of the facility. Represented Materials Management in coordination with Outage Control (war room) to ensure required outage materials were clearly specified, verified required procurement specifications were invoked, maintained vendor coordination for material delivery, as well as resolved receipt inspection discrepancies. Provided technical support for a Bill of Material project which involved the review of equipment manuals and prints with development of spare parts lists based on reliability and operability, and the coordination between various facility organizations for on-line compatibility. Duties included training of personnel relating to ongoing work process and the review
of project output of scope/procedure compliance. Perform failure modes and effects analysis to determine critical characteristics creating procurement specifications detailing inspection testing and documentation requirements. Performed engineering evaluations determining equivalent replacement based on obsolescence. Duties for a Procurement Engineer also include the many duties as a Buyer including, soliciting quotes from material suppliers, equipment vendors, and service contracts primarily supporting the many facets of construction. Evaluated the returned bids for suitability and specification compliance (including 10CFR government regulations), and developed bid tabulation to determine vendor acceptability for purchase order/contract award. Part of the team effort in prequalification of new vendors and performed vendor audits of existing vendors. Ensured all open purchase orders were current relating to design change notices, pricing, delivery dates, and/or any other maintenance required of an open purchase order until the order was closed. Computer entry of RFP’s, RFQ’s, Scope of Work, and any other pertinent information relating to purchase order activities.
Intermat, Houston, TX, 11/83 - 5/85
Inventory Analyst: Providing support to inventory content management software and cataloging services specializing in the standardization and enhancement of data utilized in identifying a wide variety maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) inventory items. Restructured and redefined inventory data realizing the benefits of structured, accurate and easily retrievable product information by eliminating excess inventory, lowering procurement costs, improving plant and equipment operations, and realizing maximum benefits from existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems.
B. S. Industrial Distribution, University of Houston