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Management Service - Procurement

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
October 31, 2016

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Amanda L. Gaul

**** ***** *** • Glenside • PA ***38

Phone 302-***-**** • E-MAIL

Key Skills

global procurement, technology sourcing, value & risk management, strategic sourcing, team management, SRM, RFP, proposal evaluation, negotiation, operational process (re)engineering, stakeholder management, international contracting, program management

Summary of Qualifications

> 15 years global procurement experience (strategic sourcing & vendor management)

Establish/ re-engineer processes and governance to reflect best practice

Proven ability to manage global delivery, developing strong rapports with stakeholders

Professional Experience

AmerisourceBergen, Chesterbrook, PA January 2015 - Present

Global Technology Sourcing Director leading the Global Technology Sourcing Team in providing procurement representation of technology commodity spend for a Fortune 12 (2016) pharmaceutical distribution and logistics organization.

Reporting to VP, Global Technology Sourcing & VMO. Mgmt of (7) members of the global IT commodity team across Infrastructure, Software, Services & Telecom towers.

Mgmt of the Ariba P2P solution, deployed 2015. Use refinement and adoption including operational process reingineer to EndUser Support teams. Change mgmt.

Mgmt of technology sourcing service for charge back/ shared service model.

Defined support model to improve support, prioritization and SLAs. Established central repositiory (ServiceNow) for intake of new demand, mgmt of demand, transparency of work activity and SLA reporting.

Implemented central value tracker across Global Technology Sourcing & VMO to capture and classify value obtained and forecasted.

Authored Procurement Policy and operating model presentations, cascade across Enterprise IT. Operational process mapping.

M&A technology spend review and demand intake.

Support of capital invesments/ priorities including:

Implementation of Pricing Portfolio platform ($5M, US),

Selection and contracting for data center lease, ($30M, US),

Migration of contingent labor to centralized MSP, resulting in compliance and operational efficiency and 10% savings, ($12M, US)

Infrastructure & Software VAR rationalization, targeting 20% savings, ($15M, US),

Wireline network optimization – consolidatation of telecommunication providers, optimize bandwidth and provide diversity will yield savings of 15-30% of recurring costs for our data & voice network services.

End User device rationalization ($5M, US)

Liase with InfoSecurity, Architecture Review Board, Finance, and Legal accordingly.

Vendor mgmt including benchmarking, renegotiation of contracts, operational management and conflict resolution.

Stakeholder mgmt including representation of commodities, operations, best practice, and priority review/ alignment. Complexities with disparate processes and entities.

Led Team Lead IT Sourcing & Finance Conference, 2015.

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP, Wilmington, DE August 2006 - Present

Procurement Director providing procurement representation of global IT Procurement spends for Fortune 500 pharmaceutical organization.

Reporting to VP, IT & Enabling Functions Procurement. Managing Business Partner team.

Alignment to SET leadership teams, participation and influence with business insight and portfolio planning activities.

Responsible for originating, sourcing, and managing the following IS solutions:

Implementation of Veeva solutions ($50M, UK) cloud service offerings to enhance/ enable more effective global CRM.

Implementation of ANGEL regulatory information management solution ($40M, UK) to provide end-to-end lifecycle management,

Implementation of NEXUS marketing platform ($30M, US) providing a global ditigal shared service, and

Commercial development of IBM infrastructure project (IPS) delivery ($36M, UK) to address a gap offering from long term partnered service offering.

Execution of global framework/ scope agreements for the purchase of software, consultancy and infrastructure services, and outsourced services (OSP).

ING Direct, fsb, Philadelphia, PA October 2001 - August 2006

Procurement Lead providing sole management of spends for the U.S. Procurement Department of a global federal savings bank.

Drafted, negotiated, and executed agreements for national spend across all comodity (IT, FM, Marketing, Operations, etc.). Demonstrated cost savings equating to >$8MM annually through negotiation of new and existing contractual relationships.

Managed three (3) employees, oversaw the drafting and negotiation of contractual agreements and delegated tasks. Implemented an online tool (Commercehub) for administration of RFx, analysis/ bidder selection.

Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, Siegel & Bhaya, Wilmington, DE February 2000 - October 2001

Paralegal for trio of attorneys in general practice, specializing in Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury fields.

Draft pleadings and discovery papers in connection with insurance settlements. Preparation of clients for depositions and court participation.

Conducted legal research and assisted in trial preparation.


Strayer University, Philadelphia, PA

Master’s Degree of Business Administration, 2010

University of Phoenix, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor Degree of Business Management, 2006

University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE

Paralegal Certification, 2000

Delaware Technical & Community College, Stanton, DE

Associate Degree of Political Science, 1999

Additional Curriculum Attended

Toastmasters, 2016

Crucial Conversations, 2016

Ariba Live, 2016

ITIL Certified, 2015

Certification Purchasing Management Course(s) 1-3. PennState

ISM Project Management

ING Business School. Procurement Foundation, Netherlands

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