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Waltham, MA
April 26, 2016

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Maria L. Uribe

** ******* ****** *****, ******* MA 02452

Phone: 617-***-**** e-mail:


Strategic Sourcing and Finance professional with a strong focus on results. Building strategic relationships always looking to achieve process improvement. Ensured that suppliers consistently achieved quality, price, delivery, compliance and customer service expectations.


Software/Hardware/Services procurement

Vendor Relationship Management and negotiator

Indirect procurement

Organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

MBA concentration Finance

Bi-Cultural and Bi-Lingual - Spanish


GDF SUEZ NA Charlestown, Massachusetts

French multinational electric utility company, headquartered in France, which operates in the fields of electricity generation and distribution of natural gas and renewable energy.

April 2015 – December 2015

Purchasing Agent Senior

Conducted RFI, RFQ and RFP’s for a portfolio of energy generation plants including natural gas, LNG (liquified natural gas), Hydro electric, and renewable energy (Biomass, Solar, wind) in the United States and Canada. Procuring services, supplies and, spend analysis securing pricing for goods and services to help achieve budget targets.

Achieved over $400k in savings during the first 8 months.

Supported Procurement Category Manager in preparation of procurement activities and the enforcement of procurement policies.


Leading provider of early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, educational advisory services and other work/life solutions.

December 2008 – September 2014


IT Buyer with proven experience procuring hardware, software, licenses, service and maintenance agreements. Managed software and hardware vendors with purchases over $6 million a year.

Oversaw sourcing processes, including RFP, RFI, benchmarking, competitive evaluation, and competitive bidding. Managed and track Service Level Agreements, maintain vendors’ metrics and create dashboards to measure compliance, service and supplier performance.

Key player created processes, standardized and transitioned vendors to the internal e-commerce site.

Managed copier program with over 400 copiers around the country. Conducted RFP resulting in projected savings over $1 million for BH over the next three years, via cost reduction on lease and usage.

Implemented consolidated billing as well as Close the Loop and FM Audit programs both in partnership with our vendor focusing on improving processes.

Administered the Iron Mountain program for over 500 locations, implemented consolidated billing, and streamlined the process from phone to computer orders.

Achieved savings from 20% to 30% in a US-wide project to reduce expenditures with Pitney Bowes through contract modifications, process improvements in billing procedures, and transitioning from leasing to rental contracts.

Managed the office supply program, renegotiated program according to usage (averaging $2 million a year) obtaining a signing bonus for over $ 500K and yearly rebates.

Led the gift program including, contract negotiation which entailed product selection according to different department needs.

Promoted photography program for childcare centers increasing the center participation and receiving a rebate 50% higher than the previous year.

DESIGNERS CHOICE LLC Chelsea, Massachusetts

Designers Choice is part of The Queen's Bouquet Network, a global organization with a growing area of

1,500 acres that produces 1 billion flowers every year. Designers Choice is one of the leading distributors of fresh cut flowers in the New England area.

July 2004 – October 2007

Procurement Specialist

Analyzed accounts payable, worked with accounts receivable (lowering the credit problems by 60%), and financial statements.

Worked in the procurement process and logistics, ordered and set up transportation of products from Colombia and Ecuador to Miami, Pennsylvania and Boston.

Researched, quoted and evaluated orders to make final decisions regarding the purchasing process.

Maintained relationships with vendors, negotiated goods and transportation prices (lowering the freight to Pennsylvania by more than 60% in the first trimester of 2007); placed and tracked purchase orders from original countries to final destination for clients such as Wal-Mart, Shaw’s, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and, Roche Brothers.

Ran vendor management for five supermarkets (2006 sales of $250K). Increased the UPC scanning system from 65% to 95% in 2006.

Prepared, presented and was awarded vendor RFP program for Massport Authority.

Implemented and oversaw the quality control program (increasing the quality to 95%). Worked with vendors in Colombia, Ecuador and USA to assure quality standards.

Taught the new company software program to the Boston employees.


Market Specialist - Global Income Securities Services

May 2000 – June 2004

Determined entitlement for corporate actions, contacted fund managers to resolve issues on past due income and dividend payments. Reconciled and collected payments from sub custodians for 50+ securities in European and Spanish markets for approximately 600 funds on behalf of State Street clients.

Researched and identified cash exceptions on holdings.



MBA, Concentration in Finance.


Project Management MAASTRICHT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT- Scholarship from The Netherlands Government.

Global seminar Doing Business in China (location China, Hong Kong).

RECOGNITIONS at Bright Horizons:

Award of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion (2014).

“Sunsational Service” award that highlights outstanding customer service for going above and beyond to make Bright Horizons a great place to work.

Received Company grants five years in a row for volunteering at the Animal Rescue League of Boston.


Teamwork oriented, strong work ethic, achievement driven, and excellent communications skills.

Spanish instructor at Berlitz and Spanish Interpreter for Global Link Translations.

Belonged to Latino Affinity group and Better Together at Bright Horizons.

Volunteer at NEADS (Dogs for deaf and disable Americans) as WPR (weekend puppy raiser).

Volunteer at Animal Rescue League of Boston for over 13 years.



ISMGB - Board of Directors

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