AMAKA V. ORAJAKA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 469-***-****
My career objective is to work with a result-driven global Supply Chain team focused on developing and driving improvements globally within Procurement and Supply Chain which in turn leads to organizational growth.
Accomplished Professional with 10 years of experience in Direct and Indirect Procurement, as well as Supply Chain Management. I have worked in diverse industries such as: Biotechnology, Chemical, Retail, Telecommunications and Oil & Gas.
Currently, I work as a Global Senior Category Buyer for QIAGEN SCIENCES LLC and responsible for managing spend of ~$60M within the “Automated Systems” and “MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations)” Categories.
I have a Masters degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. I have also worked in North America, Europe and Africa.
I excel in leadership roles and also a good team player, resourceful, innovative and driven by excellence. Possess adept knowledge of supplier management, contracts and procurement initiatives that produce significant cost savings and drives Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). I am passionate about succeeding and generating results, learn very quickly and have demonstrated excellent ability to excel in a fast paced professional environment. CORE COMPETENCIES
Vendor and contract Management, End-to-End Supply Chain, complex negotiation and implementation, Strategic sourcing, Asset and Material Management, Risk mitigation, Inventory planning and control, On Time Delivery Improvement, Innovation and Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Demand Forecasting, Data and root cause analysis, Process Improvement and Drive to improve competitive edge, Cross-Functional Communication, Front-End Reporting. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Global Category Buyer,
QIAGEN SCIENCES LLC, Germantown, MD June 2017 – Present
Develop and execute sourcing strategies for “Automated Systems” and “MRO” categories.
Responsible for annual Spend of $60M across two categories and proactively develop solutions to drive impact and total cost of ownership.
Manage supplier relationship and KPI to ensure quality and timeliness of supply and services.
Analyze current and future market conditions to determine industry and supplier trends in pricing, service, and availability
Responsible for assigned savings and KPI achievements and its reporting of the supply base, including performance reporting
Create and maintain project procurement plans, and assuring proper execution by supply chain throughout the entire project (initial estimates, orders and ongoing deliverables).
Build high-performing relationships with internal stakeholders across functional teams.
Draft, review and negotiate purchase contracts/supplier agreements and warranty plans. Key Achievements:
Negotiated the contract for the supply, installation and maintenance of smart cabinets/freezers which resulted in a cost savings of ~$1M within my first 6 months in QIAGEN
Consolidated the global supply of the Mills Portfolio from 5 different suppliers to two main source resulting in a 40% cost savings
Buyer, Direct Material, North America
W.R. Grace & Co. – Conn, Columbia MD April 2015 – June 2017
Purchase raw materials and supplies for production in various North America plants and also for research and development, inline with set policies and procedures.
Analyze material requirements and inventory levels to maintain on-time delivery and targeted inventory levels.
Solicit bids and quotations; analyze and evaluate bids to determine optimum value; select suppliers, issue purchase orders, follow up, and expedite where necessary.
Analyze and negotiate long-term purchase contracts.
Deploy strategic sourcing initiatives to yield significant savings (by working with cross functional teams that includes research and development, legal, finance, risk management, quality, Production Planning Build and maintain supplier relationship and first point of contact for invoicing issues.
Completed RFP for the supply of a core raw material to various North America Plants, resulting in annualized savings of $522K within my first 6 months of joining the company
Successfully negotiated increase in payment terms from 45 to 60 days for 4 suppliers, resulting in a cash flow improvement of $153,000
Senior Supply Chain Analyst
MARKS AND SPENCER PLC, London, UK January 2012 – November 2014
Manage the daily and weekly delivery of accurate physical stock flows, from origin, through primary and secondary network operations and into stores.
Produce Key Performance Indicator for on time availability, completeness, data accuracy, stock holding and quality
Liaise with procurement team and suppliers to ensure correct and timely execution of purchase orders to achieve accurate flow plans.
Liaise with various Business Units and suppliers for forecasting, analysis and reporting
Support targeted freight costs by working with Suppliers and procurement team to prioritize purchase orders and optimize container fills.
Responsible for day-to-day managing and developing a team of eight Supply Chain Analysts.
Deliver Presentations and training colleagues to inspire, educate, engage and inform Key Achievements:
Reduced average year on year stock levels from £484k to £290k for the first 10wks of the year, at the same time increasing availability from 93.7% to 95.1%.
Oversaw operations and planning across 5 business units for all Supply Chain Analysts. Improving efficiency within supply chain team by 25% Supply Chain Analyst
MARKS AND SPENCER PLC, London, UK January 2009 – December 2011
Ensure the availability of all products to stores on time across direct suppliers and Full Service vendors (FSV).
Ensure data accuracy to reflect commercial requirements
Work with Freight operations team to communicate any potential delays and issues within the supply chain and suggest resolutions where there are commercial impacts.
Manage any product specification issues Customs may encounter and liaise with the Warehouse on any outstanding Purchase orders due to issues like Quality, IT or conformity.
Monitor redundant, slow and rejected stock in the warehouse and ensure relevant action is taken to dispose of it.
TELNET COMMUNICATIONS LTD, Lagos NG October 2006 – August 2007
Accurately Prepare Purchase order to meet clients’ specification
Maintain accurate list of required components in the Bill of materials (BoM) for PABX
(Private Automatic branch exchange)
Set supplier benchmarking and performance monitor, setting targets and objectives
Liaise with Buyer to optimize profit through effective buying
Track and update open purchase orders from approval through to closure. EDUCATION
University Of South Wales, United Kingdom. 2008
M.Sc. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Honors: Distinction (1st Class)
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. 2006
B.Eng. Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
MS Office Suite, SAP, Share point, Supply Chain Network optimization tool (ediTRACK), SAS forecast Server, Contracts, PeopleSoft and Lotus Notes. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Level 5-Advanced Diploma (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply).
Fundamentals of Project Management (International Institute of Learning 2018) CERTIFICATION
Pursuing Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) ADDITIONAL HONORS & AWARDS
Best Graduating student: Logistics and Supply Chain Management at University of South Wales
(2007/2008 academic year)