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Manager Support

Cross, SC, 29436
February 27, 2020

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Procurement / Buyer

Contracts Manager / Sourcing Manager

Proven expertise in developing and executing strategic procurement / purchasing initiatives, negotiating contractual relationships and aligning all processes and operations to exceed company objectives. Repeated success negotiating high-dollar contracts and implementing leading-edge procurement operations. Skilled in forging solid relationships with key vendors, building effective supply channels to support high-growth operations. Adept at tendering proposals, developing pricing/cost analysis, and devising innovative solutions to meet specific project demands.

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Sourcing & Planning

Federal Acquisition Regulations

Strategic Pricing/Cost Analysis

Performance Metrics & Audits

Vendor Relations Management

Staff Training & Development

Risk Analysis & Mitigation

Policy & Process Development

Team Leadership & Mentoring

Key Skills Assessment

Contracts Administration – Committed to negotiating awards to minimize risks and cost impacts, while maximizing potential profit on firm-fixed price programs.

Strategic Sourcing – Implement strategic processes to source new vendors/suppliers and evaluate current suppliers, devising proposals to reduce costs and realize savings on all product and service contracts.

Professional Experience

Contract Administration, Charleston, SC

Contract Administrator / Buyer / Procurement Officer

Demonstrated expertise in preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating, and revising purchase contracts to procure a goods and services for variety of businesses in diverse industries. Skilled in identifying project details, business objectives, and implementing policies and sourcing plans that meet company objectives. Interface with internal/external stakeholders to implement and monitor performance measures and metrics. Negotiate contract terms and conditions.

Key Contributions:

Manage vendor relationships and conducted high-level vendor negotiations to realize cost savings.

Prepare contract change notices, monitor contractor performance, and ensure compliance with all legal requirements and government regulations.

Prepare and disseminate information regarding contract status, and facilitate vendor/supplier meetings.

Negotiate and settle claims, rejections, losses, material returns, over shipments, cancellations, and changes.

Key Assignments:

Global Aeronautica, LLC (4/07-10/07)

Oversaw administration and development of contracts and agreements, establishing delivery obligations and schedules, ensuring accuracy of all contract terms. Advised management team on contractual rights and obligations, thus ensuring adherence to all terms and conditions.

SY Coleman, (5/03-3/04)

Hand chosen to administer Firm Fixed Price contracts for regional Homeland Security operations. Played key role in negotiating contracts, providing cost/price analysis, and developing cost proposals.

Scientific Research Corporation, (5/02-5/03)

Provided high-level administration support for this high-tech engineering firm. Coordinated medium and high volume purchasing operations and contract services for government and commercial customers. Prepared purchase documentation and followed-up on awards to ensure order completion. Evaluated bids, selected suppliers, and negotiated price/contract terms.

Capstone Corporation, Charleston, SC 2000 to 2002

Management Analyst

Recruited to provide technical and administrative support for this IT consulting services firm servicing key contracts with Department of the Navy. Worked directly with client managers and staff to define project scope, establish requirements, and conduct process reviews. Utilize in-depth understanding of management practices and methodologies to document existing business operations.

Key Contributions:

Hand-picked to support SPAWARSYSCEN project by preparing and creating internal documentation to understand user operations, applications, and infrastructure support programs

Charleston County Procurement Office, Charleston, SC 1994 to 2000


Supported all procurement and purchasing activities for all departments in Charleston County, procuring highest quality and cost effective services and products. Coordinated preparation and execution of contracts, conducted price analysis and evaluated contracts regarding all large purchase agreements. Implement strategic purchasing policies and processes to better source new suppliers and negotiate cost savings. Awarded and administered contracts.

Key Contributions:

Served as point of contact in monitoring vendor/supplier scorecards, initiated supplier corrective actions.

Assisted in training procurement staff to effectively research and evaluate vendors, and negotiate vendor contracts which resulted in reducing costs.

Management Systems Application, Inc., Charleston, SC 1993 to 1994

Purchasing Agent/Contract Administrator

Provided administrative support for four Program Managers, negotiating pricing agreements, and securing bids on computer equipment, electronic systems, and related supplies and services. Administered delivery of orders to meet government contract requirements. Oversaw data entry of purchase orders, invoices, and employee hours.


Contract Specialist / Officer in Charge of Construction, Naval Base, Charleston, SC

Awarded and administrated service contracts to support construction, maintenance, and engineering operations. Conducted bid negotiations and provided technical advice on contract plans/specifications and procedures. Reviewed statements of work, analyzed sealed bids/proposals, and initiated pre-award surveys.

Contract Specialist / Contracting Officer, Regional Contracting Department, Naval Supply Center, Charleston, SC

Held responsibility for managing procurement projects ranging from $100K to millions. Conducted direct negotiations, bid openings and post-negotiation conferences. Served as Contracting Officer for purchase orders under $100K. Administered change orders and supplemental agreements.

Education & Certifications

Completed coursework, Rice Business and Limestone College, Charleston, SC

Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) - NIGP

Completed Certified Purchasing Management Course Modules I, II, III, IV

Professional Training

Government Buying Training: Facilities Support Contracting, Design Contract Management, Construction Contract Modifications, Cost/Price Analysis, Defense Contract Negotiation Workshop, Government Contract Law, Defense Contracting For Information Resources, Management of Defense Acquisitions (Basic and Advanced)

Technical Proficiencies: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), WordPerfect, Deltek, SAP

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