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Procurement Manager

Location:
Cumming, GA
Posted:
October 08, 2019

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Bobbie Jo Brown

adajlp@r.postjobfree.com

678-***-****

SUMMARY:

Extremely organized and driven professional with extensive Sourcing, Finance and Project Management.

Majority of experience has been in IT and Construction Procurement, have also worked closely in other areas such as Marketing, Sales, Finance, etc. to negotiate contracts, leverage spend and streamline processes to better the needs of each organization. Have also been heavily involved in numerous company acquisitions and expansions.

Have very strong negotiating skills with proven success in Strategic and Tactical Sourcing, Vendor Management and Cost Reduction Strategies.

Have the ability, patience, personality, drive and skill set to take on multiple responsibilities and work with all different levels of management.

Facilitated meetings and created reports for the Executive Team.

Extensive experience in Finance working with GAAP accounting rules, preparing extensive analytical reports, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance, budgeting tracking, consolidated savings approaches, implementing supplier rebate programs, obtaining more favorable payment terms with key vendors, providing guidance and resolution on areas of excessive spend as well as areas for saving opportunities, etc.

STRENGTHS:

IT Procurement

Project Management

Data Analysis

Process Implementation

Cost Management

New Data Center Construction

Vendor Management

Data Center Expansions

Data Center Operations

Network and Datacenter Procurement

Cost Reduction

Procedural Compliance (SOX)

Strategic and Tactical Sourcing

Competitive Bidding

Budget Forecasting and Analysis

Effective Contract Negotiation

Spend Leveraging

Oracle Financials

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Cox Communication Inc, Atlanta, GA May 2019 – Present

Sr. Project Manager, Negotiated Savings Analytics & Processes

Cox Communications (also known as Cox Cable and formerly Cox Broadcasting Corporation, Dimension Cable Services and Times-Mirror Cable) is an American privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television, telecommunications and Home Automation services in the United States. It is the third-largest cable television provider in the United States, serving more than 6.2 million customers, including 2.9 million digital cable subscribers, 3.5 million Internet subscribers and almost 3.2 million digital telephone subscribers, making it the seventh-largest telephone carrier in the country. Cox is headquartered at 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Responsibilities:

Ensured that strategies were executed to improve the Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing measures, analyze performance management tactics and increase overall sourcing experience related metrics as well as achieve other business and financial goals.

Responsible for cost analysis of complex supplier proposals including reviewing supplier proposals, cost and pricing data submitted and all other factors provided by supplier in support of their proposal.

Responsible for measuring and assessing the effectiveness of Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing processes and procedures.

Utilized strong analytical skills to ensure quality processes and programs were being utilized and were effective by developing key performance measurements and communicating performance relative to standards.

Ensured optimal efficiency by monitoring work quality; delivering reports, statistics and recommendations for improvement.

McKesson Corporation, Alpharetta, GA May 2017 – Jan 2019

Project Manager (Contract Role)

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 6th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly.

Responsibilities:

My position at McKesson Corporation was a unique consulting and implementation role involving a $4B acquisition with planned divestiture for another large healthcare technology company.

Once became embedded in the processes related to the TSA was asked to take further point in helping to migrate agreements, contracts, licenses, vendors, etc.

Over to the new company while leveraging the McKesson spend. In addition to that helped with the following:

Develop plans to fulfill TSA obligations for Enterprise Sourcing organization responsible for almost $3B in annual spend

Liaison to TSA Program Office including Status Reporting and Issue/Escalation Handling

Coordinate with peers from other business towers and with other Project Managers and Executives

Handle escalations by applying understanding of transaction goals and TSA guidelines; required intensive knowledge of TSA contract in terms of “spirit and letter”

Responsible for planning and oversight to decouple Supplier contracts and address System dependencies for P2P, Analytics, Travel Management, contract/document management and activity tracking.

PRGX Global Inc, Atlanta GA Oct 2014 – Apr 2017

Sr. Sourcing Manager

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, PRGX Global, Inc. is the world's leading provider of recovery audit services. With approximately 1,500 employees, the Company operates and serves clients in more than 30 countries and provides its services to over 75% of the top 30 global retailers. PRGX is also pioneering Profit Discovery, a unique combination of audit, analytics and advisory services that improves client financial performance.

Responsibilities:

Created a centralized Procurement Department that allowed the company to streamline purchases and leverage spend to maximize discounts reducing operational expenses by 15%.

Managed and negotiated RFP’s, RFQ’s and Competitive Bidding for all CAPEX projects. Including; but not limited to the following: An entire Data Center Migration, building a Disaster Recovery Site, renewing all of our 3rd Party Maintenance Agreements (savings 40% off what had been spent in previous years) as well as providing savings on all of the other IT purchases that I was involved in. I have found savings in 100% of the projects that I have been involved with at PRGX.

Developed and implemented a more strategic approach to the way the company sources goods and services to increase discounts and streamline processes to increase efficiencies of those that are ordering while saving the company money.

Contract negotiations for construction, maintenance, consulting and various other IT and Finance related projects.

Analyze past spend to develop long term approaches to managing the future spend.

Created reports for the Executive Team to help them see more details on where their spend is and assist in finding areas to reduce costs.

Created a tracking system to assist the IT Department in keeping track of when all of their software and renewals on support are due.

Analyzed and developed a process for how we buy software licenses and worked with IT to develop a way to better track how many software licenses we have, what we need to buy and who they tie back to so that we can better manage and repurpose licenses that had been purchased for people who have left the company so we can repurpose those rather than buy new ones.

Developed a Bid Process that allowed the company to obtain and level multiple bids on every project to maximize savings opportunities. This allowed us to identify which vendors provided the most savings and gave us the leverage that we needed to ask for free support, free shipping; rebates based on spend, etc.

Converted all of our key suppliers from Net 30 Terms to Net 45 Terms.

Analyzed past spending trends and created processes and consolidated vendors for all of our office supplies, recycling, shipping, break room services, and copiers creating a 25% cost reduction as well as put in place a rebate program that provides money back to the company for the spend associated with the consolidation.

Assisted in the creation and managing of IT budgets.

Internap Network Services, Atlanta GA Aug 2005 – Jul 2014

Sr. Procurement Manager

Internap offers network performance optimization technologies to more than 3,000 customers through its global platform of data centers, managed Internet services and content delivery. In addition to the data to day procurement processes for the entire company, assisted in the management of the construction, budgeting, RFP process and procurement of five new data centers, the expansion of eight existing data centers and the operations of a dozen company owned data centers and hundreds of remote hands locations.

Responsibilities:

Worked extensively with upper management to identify cost saving opportunities

Review Capex, COGS and OpEx account coding for GAAP and company policy compliance

Vet all new vendors; negotiate service contracts; establish and maintain relationships

Administrator of corporate supplies, shipping and purchasing-card programs

Managed multiple projects across multiple departments. Eextreme multitasker which allows me a vision into a wide variety of projects across the company. This ability allows me to find potential savings for the overall company by working with multiple departments on multiple projects.

Negotiated contracts for all of the Preventative Maintenance in existing data centers, including but not limited to, Fire Alarms, HVAC, UPS, Generators, etc.

Created a management system to track company purchases totaling over $165M annually and totally between 350-400 PO’s a month.

Managed and negotiated RFP’s, RFQ’s and Competitive Bidding for general contractors on both new construction and data center expansions as well as all of the components associated with building a data center or expanding an existing data center, including but not limited to, the CRAC Units, CRAH Units, UPS, Generators, Cabinets, Power, etc. across a wide range of manufacturers

Effectively managed over 1400 suppliers, consolidated and leveraged spend across departments, negotiated free shipping and rebate incentives based on spend with key suppliers which netted a return of almost a million dollars in 2013.

Review system-generated accruals for accuracy; create journal entries as needed

Documented numerous internal and external purchasing processes and procedures

Implemented month-end procedures that decreased purchasing close by 3 days

Participated in implementation of Oracle 11i Purchasing and iProc modules

Strong vendor relationships with Dell, Iron Systems, APC Softchoice, Emerson Liebert, Brocade, Cisco, EMC, Canatal, Stulz, Middle Atlantic, Red Hat, Microsoft, Graybar, Anixter, Staples, Federal Express, SunTrust Visa, American Express as well as a vast array of electrical and general contractors in Atlanta, New York, New Jersey, Seattle, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Singapore, Canada and London.

EDUCATION:

University of Nebraska Kearney (1993-1995).

West Texas A & M (1995-1997)

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook

Advanced Oracle 11i (Purchasing and iProc modules)

Clarus

Business Objects



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