Kibret M. Powell
Multifaceted professional with vast experience in Supply Chain Management; Strategic Sourcing and Procurement; Accounting and Finance; and Human Resources Management. An innovative and proven leader with a demonstrated record of accomplishments across diverse services and industries. A strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute a companywide vision into action, by effectively influencing senior executives and peers; inspiring subordinates; and building mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers. Experienced in delivering cost savings and process improvement efficiency, and; in planning and executing projects from conception to completion. A creative, efficient and diligent problem solver who is motivated to exceed position requirements, pursuing a senior purchasing position offering the opportunity for initiative and growth while demonstrating my ability to positively impact the bottom-line.
Forecasting & Planning Strategy Development/Implementation
Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Contract Negotiations/Management
Supplier/Customer Relationship Management (SRM/CRM) Program/Project Management
Staff Development/Management Change Management
E-Procurement Ariba & Oracle
Tyco Integrated Security, Houston, TX 2014 – 2016
Buyer, for this $10+ billion global leader in fire protection and security solutions.
Responsible for procurement of indirect goods and services for 3 Tyco business units, including but not limited to: Business & Professional Services, Temp Labor, Real Estate, Travel, IT HW & SW, MRO, Print Material, Office Supplies, Facilities and Telecommunications involving an annual spend of approximately US$300M, and; implementation/utilization of Indirect Sourcing strategies across Tyco NA business units.
Managed the full P2P process for multiple applications, i.e. Ariba, Baan, Oracle and SeviceNow
Executed change management strategy focused on reducing P-Card spend by 30%, by communicating guidelines; training and governance, to 1,100+ cardholders
Successfully managed the Business Process Outsourcing of transactional procurement activities to 3rd Party team in India; established service levels and KPIs to track performance resulting in annual savings of $300K
Implemented indirect sourcing strategies across Tyco NA business units (global office supplies, promotional printer, IT peripheral)
Strategic sourcing yielded cost savings of approximately 10-15% on day-to-day purchases
Key RFQs completed:
o$200K savings (IT Peripherals, $100K savings; Print Materials, $80K savings; Capital Equipment, $20K)
Ten-Nine Seven Tax Preparations Inc., Pomona, NY 2010 – 2014
Consultant for this regional tax preparation provider.
Using the IRS tax codes, prepared tax returns and advised clients on how to minimize their tax liability.
Anti-Dumping & Subsidies Commission, Kingston, JA 2009 – 2010
General Manager for this Portfolio Agency of the Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce. The Commission was set up to help the Jamaican Economy survive some of the challenges of globalization.
Overall Management of the Commission’s Human and Financial resources, as well as the IT infrastructure. Shared responsibility with colleagues at the Commission and the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce for timely and accurate support of the Board of Commissioners in investigating and resolution of trade remedy cases.
Successfully designed and implemented the Commission’s first formal performance appraisal system, in its 10 year history
Staged the Commission’s first case related overseas site verification visit
Established and implemented an electronic payroll system that reduced payroll preparation time 50%
Developed and implemented sourcing and procurement strategies that realized savings of 40% on a major purchase
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Trafalgar Travel Limited, Kingston, JA
Accountant for the Caribbean’s leading Travel Agency 2008 – 2009
Assistant Accountant/Accountant 1996 – 2000
Prepared monthly financial reports for Board meetings; generated journal entries; bank reconciliations; payroll processing; management of receivables and payables; check preparation, and; statutory reporting.
Promoted from Assistant Accountant to Accountant in less than a year
Strategic management of the receivables resulted in a significant improvement in cash flow, facilitating the repayment of a loan that had been unpaid for over 3 years
Developed and implemented cost reduction programs, increased organizational productivity and savings contribution
Abbott Vascular, Alpharetta, GA 2007 – 2008
Senior Contract Marketing Analyst for this division of Abbott Laboratories and a global leader in cardiac and vascular care.
Acted as pricing and contract support to the Sales and Territory managers in assigned regions.
Initiated the compilation of a database of vital contacts for various sources of information, saving analysts approximately 20% of time spent on a contract
Reduced duplication of Analysts’ and sales team efforts by proactively managing the implementation of Letters of Participation/Commitment against local agreements already in place
Strategic insight led to improvements in new analyst’s training presentations
McCann-Erickson Jamaica Ltd, Kingston JA 2002 – 2005
Chief Accountant for this global advertising agency network, with offices in 120 countries.
Managed the Accounting department and its functions, along with its three (3) members of staff.
Spearheaded ABC analysis along with strategic negotiating and the implementation of sourcing changes that yielded average savings of 50%
Realized the company’s first profit in over 3 years by strategically managing its 45-50 accounts valued at over US$1M
Strategically managed the budget by implementing sourcing changes that saved the company on average 50% on major purchases
Implemented an efficient and intuitive method of tracking fixed assets
Howard University – Master of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
University of Technology – Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
University of Technology – Business Administration Diploma, Finance
Systems and Software Competencies:
Platinum; Quicken; Accpac; Turbo Pay; The Intelligent Payroll System (TIPS); Impact; Quickbooks; Adware; Peoplesoft; Cognos; CAPS; SAP; Payday; Microsoft Office Suite; Hyperion; Dashboard; Ariba; Baan; Oracle PeopleSoft; RAPID (Remote Approval and Processing of Image Documents); ServiceNow IT Service Management Suite.
Professional Affiliations and Activities
Won the Dell Reverse Logistics case competition at the Institute for Supply Management conference held in Nashville, Tennessee (March 07)
Won the Eaton Supplier of Choice case competition (Spring 07)
Member of the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM)
Member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)