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Supply Chain Management

Houston, Texas, United States
October 17, 2016

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Robert E. Bobo, MBA, CPSM

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Global Supply Chain Executive

Highly competitive with a proven track record of leading businesses to profitable growth by controlling costs, improving quality, ensuring OTIF and alignment of strategies. Solving business challenges through global sourcing designed r40m operational excellence, engaging stakeholders, business partnering and networking, technology enablers and value-add sourcing strategies. Driving cost savings from working capital management, resource optimization and risk management; enhancing profitability and revenue growth while building continuous process improvement for competitive advantages. A balanced portfolio of transferrable negotiation skills, understanding of supplier capacity planning, catalog management, as well as a strong business acumen that champions HSSE, supplier diversity, advanced technologies, change management, SRM and lean principles while molding behaviors and inspiring a culture of safety, accountability, compliance, trust, integrity, respect and high performance. Key skillsets include:

Influential Leadership TCO / Spend Analysis Ops/ Financial P&L Management

Data Analytics & KPI Metrics SAP & Sage ERP Technology Strategic Business Planning / Execution

Network Optimization Project Management Lean Ideology Cost Management

Sales & Ops Planning Project & Operations Sourcing Regulatory SOX Compliance

SRM Contract Compliance Global Contract Manufacturing Logistics / Distribution / Inventory

Multi-site Management Direct & Indirect Sourcing Process Mapping

Experience and Accomplishments

Supply Chain Manager, TAS Energy, Houston, TX, 2014-2016

Set strategic direction of procurement, logistics, planning and warehouse functions including OPEX/CAPEX tactical and strategic sourcing, selection/vetting contract manufacturing, production planning, in-and outbound logistics, warehouse operations, supply chain process and policy, managing quality, spend and savings targets.

Global sourcing of $30MM direct/indirect materials and services from North America, Asia-Pacific, MENA, Europe.

Created and executed contract manufacturing supplier strategy and relationship management for selected projects.

Designed performance metrics, processes, and tools for suppliers, contract manufacturers and internal activities.

Crafted aggressive sourcing strategies aligned to support cash flow performance for multi-year/project horizons.

Prepared and mentored OPEX/CAPEX common and surplus inventory reduction initiatives of 45%.

Formulated procurement procedures that increased OTIF by 32% resulting in decreased vendor returns by 60%.

Negotiated 23% to 45% CAPEX price improvements from strategic sourcing initiatives and contract negotiations.

Generated 300-500 bps to gross margin increases while decreasing SG&A 50 bps from cost reduction initiatives.

Modular construction of HVAC CAPEX; sourcing heat exchangers, chillers, fabricated steel, sheet metal, electrical, pumps, motors, valves, fasteners, MRO, facility services and equipment.

Category Manager-Chemicals, Saudi Aramco Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2012-2014

Development, communication and execution of global sourcing strategies and strategic planning for large portfolio of drilling and completion fluids, lubricants, additives, proppants, water treatment, oilfield, pipeline, refinery and gas processing chemicals and services while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards.

Global sourcing of $1B direct/indirect chemical portfolio from MENA, Europe, UK, China, North/South Americas.

Engagement with internal and external matrix organizations on complex, strategic drilling and operations projects.

Managed supplier performance metrics, relationships, and negotiated agreements/contracts for the category.

Structured planning for development and execution of aggressive global sourcing initiatives for conventional and unconventional assets bringing consistency and rigor to negotiations, market approach and global coordination.

Key partner for developing end-to-end 7-step category sourcing process and should-cost modeling tools, developing, communicating and executing the division-wide purchasing/sourcing strategy.

Utilized 6-sigma lean principles, improving internal and supplier processes, identifying and mitigating supply risks, emphasizing local content and collaborative supplier relationships; querying through robust RFX packages.

Negotiated $300K savings from incumbent suppliers on temporary hold and cut from RFX tenders.

Achieved 9% savings on $125M chemical spend through aggressive should-cost modeling tools.

Coauthored category white papers for marketing local content business development in Saudi Arabia.

Matrixed reporting including internal and external consulting organizations and internal functional project teams.

Procurement Team Lead, Chevron Global Upstream & Gas, Houston, TX, 2008–2012

Led team of 15 specialists supporting OPEX/CAPEX global procurement, supply chain, contracts, materials, services.

Achieved improvements in supplier OTIF (18%), Costs, (12%) from (ASR) performance metrics scorecards.

Steered development and improvement of processes driving increased efficiency of material/services sourcing.

Managed SOX, FCPA compliance governance for global freight forwarding with 3PL, 3PP & 3PM partners.

Project core team member for P2P, ERP procurement processes, item-master materials standardization.

Applied lean principles and cost-benefit analysis to P2P processes reducing supplier cycle times by 50%, costs, 30%.

Project FEED and operations support in Marcellus Shale, Piceance and Permian Basins, Angola West Africa and Nigeria-Agbami FPSO, Liberia/Ghana onshore facility construction, and drill ship build-out.

SCM Business Continuity Planning Coordinator/Trainer and member of Corporate Procurement Emergency Response Team, trained in Red Cross and ICS-300 Disaster Response, OSHA VPP Star team member.

Project procurement of drilling materials & services, rotating and static equipment, IT hardware and software, downhole hardware, MRO services & materials, fire & safety, deck cranes, fabricated steel grating, heavy vehicles, line pipe and OCTG inspection & coating services, electrical, chemicals, pigging services, water purification equipment & services, PVF, oilfield equipment & installation services, contract personnel, 3PP and 3PL services.

Operations & Supply Chain Specialist, Chevron Global Lubricants, Houston, TX, 2002–2008

Implemented six (6) multi-site supply chain networks including selection/negotiating/vetting of outsourced manufacturing contracts for wholesale, retail specialty chemicals including packaging, raw material procurement, logistics, planning.

Global annual direct sourcing of $80MM packaging, additives, base oils, services from North America, UK, Europe.

Developed annual strategic business plan and product portfolio planning of all procurement and operational interfaces including annual budgets, SOPs, HSSE, Quality Assurance, capacity/demand planning, contract management, procurement, marine, rail, OTR, airfreight, intermodal logistics, packaging, materials management.

Propelled first year market share from zero to 8% and maximized 5YOY annual revenue increases of ~15%.

Developed proprietary MRP seasonal forecasting algorithms achieving 98% accuracy against corporate ERP systems.

Applied lean principle /6-sigma tools to enhance manufacturing service levels and lowering 3YOY costs by 11%.

Increased inventory turns from 8 to 12 YOY utilizing robust sales and operations planning tools.

Early Career Experience

Procurement, QA/QC, Production, R&D, Process Engineering, Facility Management

Six-sigma and lean process engineering of proprietary and outsourced manufacturing of polyolefin, electronics.

QC and R&D technician and manager for 6 years; product development of electronic and polyolefin commodities

Kanban, JIT production and BOM management including inventory auditing and SKU rationalization.

Management of global logistics for rail, air freight, marine and OTR logistics for polyolefin, electronics.

Multi-site global tolling/contract management of petrochemical manufacturing.

Authored Quality Manuals achieving ISO-9001 Certification on first audit.

QA/QC Laboratory Manager of manufacturing for specialty polyolefin compounds (PE, PP, PS, PVC, XC-PE, and PPS.

Education & Certification

MBA, International Business - Letourneau University, Houston, TX

BBA, Operations Management - University of Houston, Houston, TX

CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) - Institute for Supply Management

Supply Chain Management Professional Certification - Arizona State University

Contract & Commercial Management Certification - IACCM

Corporate Financial Accounting Certification - University Pennsylvania; Wharton Business School

Operational Excellence, Contract Law & Lean Sigma White Belt Certification - Chevron

Specialized Training

Petroleum Engineering-Geology, Exploration, Reservoir Properties, Drilling, Well Testing & Completion, FE

CIPS Procurement Fraud and Risk Analysis

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