Byron A. Reynolds
Procurement & Supply Chain Manager
Results-focused procurement expert with more than 27 years’ success leading global purchasing and strategic sourcing in the energy and infrastructure industries. Adept at streamlining processes, negotiating favorable contract terms, and restructuring supplier channels to significantly reduce procurement costs. In-depth knowledge of end-to-end supply chain processes complemented by strong business acumen and the ability to build and maintain successful stakeholder relationships in multi-cultural and multi-national environments. Solid record leading, training, developing and fostering dedicated teams focused on quality, cost containment, and customer satisfaction. Proven expertise in:
Strategic Project Management
Contract Management and Negotiations
Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing
Materials and Inventory Management
Quality Assurance and Compliance
Vendor and Client Relations
Leadership & Staff Development
Worley – Monrovia, California, (Formally WorleyParsons)
Project Procurement Manager, 2019 (Present)
Oversee All Procurement Activities for the Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage Project – Hawiyah, KSA (Saudi Aramco)
Lead and manage a team of 4 Procurement Professionals responsible for implementing Procurement Strategies and the execution of those strategies to develop a first of its kind gas storage project for Saudi Aramco, which includes a Design Compression Facility for injecting 1500 MMSCFD of sales gas into the reservoir in the initial phase and a Design Reproduction Facility for reproducing 2000 MMSCFD of gas from the reservoir during peak consumption to produce sales gas quality gas. Provide compliance with Corporate Procurement Policies, project execution directives, systems implementation, staffing requirements, client relationships and the overall performance of Procurement for the project. Also provide funding requirements for the Procurement of Novated long lead items such as Injection and Reproduction Compressor Chains, Propane Refrigeration Package, TEG Dehydration Packages, 230 kV GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear) and MAC (Main Automation Contractor) to deliver a clearly defined Design Basis Scoping Paper (DBSP) package on time and within budget.
Proven expertise accomplishing the following responsibilities:
Proficient in the 9COM material number definition and linkage to the material specification requirements which is indispensable in expediting the development of MR/RFQ documents.
Skillful in the preparation, submittal to Saudi ARAMCO for approval and administration of the Bidder List for RFQ cycle management.
Familiar with the validation and confirmation of vendors “Quality Limitations” and the process of documenting compliance and qualifications and/or non-compliance on Bidder List documents.
Expert in the review and endorsement of the LSTK Contractor’s Procurement Procedure and related Project Execution Plan.
Experienced in monitoring, controlling and reporting the LSTK Contractor’s RFQ development process, Procurement Progress execution and reporting and Project Quality Index performance reporting.
Proficient in the alignment of LSTK Contract requirements for Contractor’s submittal of the PO Source of Material List, with a weighted % breakdown for each material requirement in the MTO, and its alignment with invoice progress payments and deliverable accounting.
Expert in mediating, negotiating and resolving PO conflicts and disputes with Sr. Vendor Representatives in order to avert delays and ensure a smooth transition in the vendor execution of the LSTK Contractor PO requirements.
Knowledgeable on the expediting techniques and methods of application on the major Procurement cycle work processes that traditional result in significant project delays, i.e. document review and approval cycle of MR/RFQ, NMRs, and vendor clarification/TQ documents.
Successfully negotiated and placed Purchase Orders for 6 Novated Procurements with a value in excess of USD $190 Million, 2 months ahead of schedule.
Improved the transition process from post PO award to Novation to the EPC Contractor seamlessly and with expediency.
Clear definition of DESIGN PHASE scope, allowed for proper control and administration of milestones and deliverables, enabling timely completion and payment to vendor.
Aggressive expediting of Post-PO Award work activities resulted in increased efficiency in the vendor data review cycle – slashing delays in the review and approval of fabrication drawings.
Established new interface protocols and procurement methods, enabled efficient communication flow between WP Engineers, ASC responsible Engineers, and WP Procurement team. This improved interface reduced delays and allowed for face-to-face interaction to address and resolve problems immediately, eliminating the conventional cycle approach.
Reduction of claims, change orders, and disputes during EPC execution – Vendor scope is now charged with clear obligations, rights, and scope of supply that mirrors the scope of supply of ASC generated PO’s in SAP.
The introduction of REMEDIES (Liquidated damages, Termination, Warranty) increased the vendor commitment to perform and lessened the risk and cost for ASC and EPC. Also, it impacts the EPC bid package since the cost associated with this area is now covered in the Novated PO.
The introduction of BONDS/BANK GUARANTEE – Also increased vendor seriousness and commitment to perform. It has lessened the risk for both ASC and EPC Contractor.
SNC-Lavalin – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Project Procurement Manager, 2017 to 2019
Oversee USD $1.7 billion in procurement activities for the Berri Gas Project (Saudi Aramco)
Provides management on all procurement of commodities and all activities associated with the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) for a new 530 MBCD (thousand barrels of oil per calendar day) gas oil separation plant at the existing Abu Ali Gas Plant, as well as additional facilities at the Khursaniyah Gas Plant that will process 40 MBD (thousand barrels per day) of hydrocarbon condensate. It also provides pre-EPC construction stage services, Novation of Contracts, issue bid packages for long-lead items such as the DCS (Distributed Control System) and MAC (Main Automation Contractor). Supervises Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors to ensure the fulfillment of Contract and Client requirements. Oversees a staff of buyers, expeditors and procurement engineers.
Successfully negotiated and placed Purchase Orders for 11 Novated Procurements with a value in excess of USD $110 Million, 2 months ahead of schedule.
Obtained pricing on 145 Budgetary Purchase Orders to support the EPC Cost Estimate 3 months ahead of schedule.
PHILLIPS 66 – Billings, Montana
Procurement Manager, 2015 to 2016
Oversee USD $300 million in procurement for the Vacuum Improvement Project and contribute to overall strategic planning as a Project Management Consultant.
Provide guidance to senior leadership regarding procurement activities and manage all aspects of contract development and negotiations. Work closely with contractors and vendors to ensure accurate implementation of procurement and contracting elements of the Capital Project Management System (CPMS), forecast inventory requirements, and assess risk. Review requisitions and purchase orders to insure compliance with SAP Material Management Guidelines and company regulations to identify and quickly resolve logistical complications and supply chain shortages. Managed 9 direct reports including mentoring, facilitating training and professional development, and monitoring performance.
Successfully negotiated and executed 113 procurements and contracts 4 months ahead of scheduled completion on the Vacuum Improvement Project.
WorleyParsons Ltd. – Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Anchorage Alaska, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Senior Program Contract/Procurement Manager, 2007 to 2015
Provided high-level project management support and managed procurement activities.
Served as Project Management Consultant regarding procurement activities for a broad portfolio including LUKOIL’s Group of Fields Project, BP core projects, the SAMREF (Saudi Aramco/Exxon Mobil) Clean Fuels project, and two Chevron petrochemical refineries. Managed procurement of commodities and all activities associated with Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and pre-turnaround/turnaround, administered contracts, issued service agreements and supervised Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractors to ensure fulfillment of contract requirements. Gained substantial experience in Greenfield (Upstream) and Brownfield (Downstream) environments.
Spearheaded transition of procurement activities from former contractor to WorleyParsons; completed all required procurements 3 months ahead of schedule on the BP Core Project.
Achieved 100% compliance on 11 audits for the SAMREF Clean Fuels Project; restructured the Field Procurement department, established Standard Operating Procedures, and trained 5 employees.
Negotiated and implemented Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) for structural steel used in the Chevron West Coast Bundled Project resulting in over USD $750,000 cost savings.
Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Inc. – Pasadena, California
Deputy Contracts Manager and Senior Contract Administrator, 2000 to 2007
Played a key role in expanding contract awards and ensuring 100% compliance with federal requirements.
Negotiated and executed over 375 major contracts for projects in the oil and gas industry. Developed contract documents and managed global procurement of goods and services for construction and maintenance of petrochemical and polypropylene plants in Saudi Arabia, California, and Alaska. Identified potential supply sources, negotiated vendors terms, and conditions, implemented project procurement plans and procedures, and streamlined procurement logistics activities. Oversight of US Government projects to ensure compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR), and company regulations. Developed and managed business alliances with international suppliers.
Successfully negotiated and managed over USD $15 million in construction subcontracts with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to construct and renovate 3,000+ locations throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Guam; saved more than 10% in lump-sum cost per contract.
Negotiated favorable terms for procurement of a Metal Parts Furnace resulting in USD $1.2 million cost savings for the Russian Chemical Weapons Destruction Complex (RCWDC) Project.
Reduced product procurement timeline by 2 weeks on a USD $500 million decommissioning projects resulting in 5% (USD $2.5 million) overall cost savings.
Director of Purchasing, Contractors Wardrobe, Valencia, CA
Senior Buyer, Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Inc., Pasadena, CA
Purchasing Manager, SunWest Materials (CEMEX), Ontario, CA
Senior Buyer, Calmat / Conrock, Irwindale, CA
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Associate of Science Degree in Business Management
Associate of Science Degree in Quality Assurance
Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts
Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
Certified Purchasing Manager Course (completed), Glendale College
WorleyParsons Frontline Leadership Program
MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Oracle J.D. Edwards DMCS SPM (Marian) SAP PaMMS