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Senior Commodity Manager

Charlotte, NC
January 01, 2020

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Chris Collins

**** ******** **. * • Charlotte, NC 28204

Tel: 404-***-**** • Email:


Highly skilled and versatile in sales, procurement, vendor management, and contract negotiation, supply chain operations, and management responsibilities. Exceptional interpersonal skills and excellent communicator.

Advanced knowledge of the domestic and global trading markets with a strong understanding of the influence economic world events, have on these markets. Experience within a manufacturing environment and integrated global company.

Focused and dependable, with domestic and international trading, communication, and sales experience. ISO 9001/CCIC Self-Inspector. Knowledge, understanding, experience SAP/Oracle.

Exceptional critical thinking skills with sustained success in creating value to existing clients as well as procuring new business channels. Proven history of project management, process improvement, and account management.

Well qualified and accomplished with ten years of experience in procurement, sales, & trading. Skilled in Microsoft software, analyzing/understanding data metrics, and project management.

Campbell’s Soup Co., Charlotte, NC February 2015 to Present

Sr. Procurement Manager Agricultural Commodities

Develop a detailed annual commodity budget. Perform quarterly commodity reviews and monthly PPV analyses/metrics to substantiate progress. Propose and implement strategies to adapt to changing market conditions.

Coordinate performance and development of commodity suppliers to meet specified KPI targets and goals, including supplier evaluation programs, pricing matrix, transportation, demand/delivery of contracts.

Manage demand projections, procurement, inventory, contract positions, and delivery logistics for over 190 ingredients, into eight manufacturing plants across the US.

Responsible for futures target pricing, basis results, negotiating mill feed credit prices, and delivered cost of all peanuts, tree nuts, oils, and sugar consumed.

Statistical analysis of agricultural markets, including soybeans, beet/cane sugar, palm/canola/soybean/avocado oils, corn, peanuts and tree nuts.

Drive continuous improvement with key internal and external partners. Develop and implement cost savings projects through alternate materials and supply sources, competitive bidding, arbitrage and new varietals/blends. Provide monthly updates and perform periodic supplier rationalization.

Work in cross-functional teams as needed to support new product development and capital improvement projects.

Georgia Pacific, Atlanta, Georgia September 2008 to February 2015

Fiber Market Trader/Big Island Mill Buyer

Building category metrics dashboard including inventory, consumption, logistical expectations, pricing/commodity, and orders, to guide traders and inside sales representatives on highest need/lowest cost, which lead to higher sales margin and increased profit.

Achieved superior results in inventory management, effectively forecasting supply/demand, achieving safety goals, lowering transportation cost, material quality, and overall profit.

Increased profits of commodities shipped into the Big Island Mill by 137.55% over four years.

Successfully identified new suppliers and grew stronger relationships with existing suppliers to support the needs within the GP mill system, while raising profits. Executed production planning goals by understanding the manufacturing material flow.

Reduced the average annual freight cost by anticipating seasonal demand and utilizing strategic back hauls resulting in savings of $1.21 million. Successful in implementing new supply-chain techniques, for the mills new computer program scheduling system.

Executed territorial trading business, increasing market share, exports, and profit increases. Used the capabilities of GP and MBM principals to leverage existing vendors, and gain new vendors and customers.

Increased Mid-Atlantic commodity tonnage into GP Savannah River Mill by 211% from 2011 to 2014

Coordinated with GP Packaging, finished goods customers and transportation to streamline the logistical flow of outbound products and incoming commodity shipments.

Maintained close relationships with National Accounts such as Cintas, Wal-Mart and Kroger to ensure pick-ups, monitor volumes, AR/AP, inventory management, mill receipts and trans-loading/re-baling.


Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Bachelor of Science in International Studies and Marketing, 2008


U.S. Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

January 2002 to July 2006

Top Secret Security Clearance

Air Force Training Ribbon

ARF Merit Service Medal

G8 Summit Diplomatic Relations & Defense

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terror Campaign Medal

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