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Supply Chain Management

United States
January 12, 2017

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Thank you for taking the time to review my application.

I am a supply chain professional with nearly 5 years of experience; I have extensive experience in procurement, contract negotiations, and supplier management. I also enjoy and have a sound knowledge of logistics operations, commercial logistics, demand management, production planning, inventory management, forecasting, and supply chain engineering. I am a highly motivated, results driven professional who excels in problem solving, continuous improvement, data analytics, and ambiguous conditions. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation delivery. I believe what defines me as an employee is my determination to consistently exceed expectations and my desire to always bring additional value to my position or the task at hand.

In addition to my educational background which includes a bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management and an APICS CSCP certificate, I have gained extensive experience in procurement through the various professional positions of progressing responsibility that I have held throughout my career. In my most recent position as a Senior On-Site Services Buyer I have had the opportunity to build upon my previous experiences and really begin to master many of the procurement activities that I would also be responsible for in this role. Areas of procurement that I have become extremely proficient in include:

Creating, issuing, and managing RFx processes from start to finish.

Developing accurate, precise, and easily decipherable proposal analyses, including TCO analyses that take into account price, quality of goods and services, risk, and company goal alignment.

Recognizing how to make strong strategic sourcing decisions, and knowing when to split an award, or, consolidate spend.

Being able to create win-win scenarios with suppliers during contract negotiations and forming viable agreements that bring the best total value to my company.

Securing competitive pricing through commercial negotiations by using smart negotiating tactics such as: expanding the negotiations to find creative solutions, making concessions in non-critical areas, leveraging spend or contract duration, and developing alternative options.

Ensuring that new contract/supplier implementations are done strategically and with end user support to minimize learning curves, transition costs, animosity, and alternate sources of supply.

Having a very strong understanding of purchasing, bidding, and negotiation ethics.

Managing supplier/end-user relationships, goods and service quality, and contract compliance.

If given the opportunity to step into this role I know that my drive for results attitude, my desire to always go above any beyond expectations, and my strong work ethic will help me become a strong contributor.

Again, thank you for taking the time to review my application and I look forward to hearing from you.


Patrick Marchant

Professional Experience

Senior Buyer, On-Site Contractor Services. Occidental Chemical Corporation, Houston, TX 12/15 – Present

Responsibilities & Goal Progress:

Executed commercial contracts to procure over $18M of On-Site Contractor Services for 16 chemical plants.

Managed contractor performance, contract compliance, safety, and on-site qualification requirements.

Recorded savings of $370k (247% of goal) by leading multiple RFx processes and negotiating new supplier contracts.

Self-Initiated Projects/How I Brought Additional Value to my Team:

Saved $95k by auditing contracted suppliers; lobbied with management to require audits on multi-year contracts.

Achieved savings of $49k by creating a template that stresses the viability of the Oil & Gas Industry and requests reduced pricing from vendors. The template was adopted by all purchasing groups and led to company-wide savings.

Reduced purchase order creation time by roughly 80% through the creation of a spreadsheet that utilizes many advanced Excel tools to quickly and accurately input critical texts onto the PO face. Some of the tools used include complex Macros, Data Validation, Combo Boxes, Vlook-Ups, Index/Match formulas, and imbedded logic statements.

Buyer, MRO Materials. Occidental Chemical Corporation, Houston, TX 01/15 – 12/15

Responsible for issuing purchase orders, managing suppliers, using MRP to ensure proper stock levels, expediting orders, and developing new suppliers to procure MRO items at the best total value and lowest TCO.

Performed Pareto analyses of spend categories to determine the most optimal categories to bid. Subsequent bids and RFx processes resulted in an achieved savings of $47k (155% of goal).

Developed commercial MRO supplier contracts automating the buy to pay process and reducing the number of manually processed orders by 800 (130% of goal).

Negotiated the addition of 112 items to consignment stock, resulting in inventory reductions of $153k (150% of goal)

Supply Chain Specialist (Rotational Leadership Position). Occidental Chemical Corporation, Dallas, TX 01/14 – 12/14

Attained $383k of savings by completing the RFx process for national packaged truck carrier services.

Facilitated finished goods NAFTA compliance by creating an SAP tool to classify HTS codes and materials of origin.

Developed a model to optimize the number of rail cars and rail car configurations in the national silicate rail car fleet.

Played an integral role in a rail freight RFx process that encompassed $239M of traffic. Analyzed all proposals for optimal routing; developed alternate rail, truck, and terminal routes; and negotiated/implemented contracts.

Planned and coordinated the transportation and delivery of finished goods by 3rd party truck carriers.

Indirect Strategic Sourcing Analyst, Intern. Occidental Chemical Corporation, Dallas, TX 05/13 – 08/13

Recorded $276k of cost savings by completing multiple national level RFx processes.

Conducted a contract audit on the sole supplier of a critical service to Oxy; supplier contract valued at $48M.

Procurement Intern. Arizona Department of Administration: State Procurement Office, Phoenix, AZ 05/12 –05/13

Analyzed, benchmarked, and bid multiple key spend categories to identify potential savings


Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business 12/2013

Bachelor of Science, Supply Chain Management GPA: 3.34

Bachelor of Science, Business Management/Entrepreneurship

- Provost Scholarship - Change Mgmt. Association - Supply Chain Mgmt. Association - Entrepreneurs@ASU

APICS, Certified Supply Chain Professional, C.S.C.P. 07/2015

-Verifiable at, APICS ID # 1971185

Volunteer Experience

Career Discovery Mentor - Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business


“Exceptional Business Driver" – Received highest rating on both 2015 & 2016 annual performance evaluations

“High Contributor” – Received 2nd highest rating on 2014 annual performance evaluation

Director's Award – Recognition as the Top Alumni Relations Specialist at Arizona State’s Office of Annual Giving

Professional Qualifications

-Microsoft Excel Advanced User

-Strategic Sourcing

-Contract/General Negotiations

-Purchasing Best Practices

-Leading Change

-Supplier/End-User Management

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