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Mechanical Engineer & Executive MBA

Houston, TX
February 24, 2020

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Pier A. Rosset

Mechanical Engineer & Executive MBA

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Dynamic results-oriented leader with a track record in procurement transformation and project management; International operations experience on reorganizations, strategic sourcing and process deployment; Talent for building empowered teams in multi-cultural environments; Hands-on leader with entrepreneurial skills, piloting P&L, projects & capital expenditures; Recognized achiever and communicator; High Potential.


Strategic Planning Strategic Sourcing Contract & Negotiation Power of Influence Change Agent

Project Lifecycle Vendor Management Developing People Organizational Agility Visionary


Director Global Procurement, Element Materials Technology – USA / UK Oct.2018 – Jan.2020

Turn around and establish a group of procurement function supporting 90 business units across 12 countries. Lead and implement Procurement solutions for $300m annual spends with 35 direct/indirect reports.

Organizational Transformation: Design and lead a procurement structure with best-in-class processes

Strategic Sourcing: Implement categorization on service & product categories; 25% supplier reduction

System & Processes: Define software product roadmap, and implement next generation tools for SC & Ops

EPC: Lead procurement activities for multi-million $ project

SRM: Set Segmentation, supplier development, Total Cost of Ownership, Contract Management

Cost Reduction: Deploy projects to achieve $3m+ savings for 2019

Director Supply Chain Solutions, EMEA, Dover – Milano, Italy Jan.2017 – Sept.2018

Managed pump solutions activities for 65m€ annual spend, 650 suppliers and 20 direct reports. Led teams in operations to build a robust supply base required to develop and execute a world-class strategy by leveraging combined spends. Categories: Indirect products & services, Casting, Machining & OEMs.

Strategic Sourcing: Implemented category plans and regional sourcing bases; 15% vendor reduction.

Operational Excellence: Operational processes, suppliers’ development & Lean Six Sigma projects.

System & Processes: Led SC module ERP steps; deployed procurement cross-department processes.

Cost Reduction: Deployed Total Cost of Ownership: achieved $3m cost reduction in 2017.

Working Capital: Drove lean actions: consignment stock, increased turns from 4 to 7.

Senior Consultant, BTI Consulting – Houston, USA Feb.2015 – Dec.2016

Led projects and implemented sourcing solutions for Oil & Gas and Manufacturing industries.

Expertise: Sourcing, Change Management, Negotiation, Innovative Processes and Supplier Development.

Strategic Sourcing Manager, Schlumberger – Houston, USA Jan.2012 – Jan.2015

Promoted to lead categories sourcing for $400m annual spend for O&G products & unconventional drilling.

Sourcing: Deployed category plans; Secured capacity in growing markets; Reduced supplier base by 21%.

Contracts: Led negotiations, implemented commercial contracts, and managed compliance.

Supplier Relationship Management: Set common goals and run development plan; Measured KPIs and improved performance; Achieved 97% On-Time delivery and 21% improvement on Quality.

Cost Reduction: Achieved $15m cost savings over 3 years.

Six Sigma Lean Projects: Set allocation forecast to enable 100% procurement availability; Reduced Lead-Time by 22% ; Set Total Cost of Ownership processes.

Inventory Management: Led Field & Operations procurement patterns to implement stock levels and replenishment processes; Increased turns from 6 to 10.

Procurement & Sourcing Manager, Schlumberger – Angola & South Africa Mar.2010 – Dec.2011

Led team and managed $250m annual spends, with 400 regional suppliers for O&G Parts & Services.

Organization: Restructured teams by differentiating Procurement from Sourcing to improve services.

Direct Categories: Chemicals, MROs and Machined Parts; Set contracts, supplier development plans, KPI & Audit reviews; Improved P2P process; Reduced supplier base by 18%.

Capex & Indirect Categories: Led activities and contracts on staffing, travel, real estate and construction.

Capital projects: Led procurement of material & services; Managed execution of building and warehouse.

Logistics: Led execution of equipment transportation, controlled budgets and managed freight forwarders.

Cost Reduction: Led activities through Six Sigma process; saving $6.7m (2010) and $10.2m (2011).

People: Recruited and coached a team of 22 people, on 3 locations; Developed training programs.

Director of Procurement, Caterpillar – Paris, France Apr.2006 – Feb.2010

Promoted to take over the business unit procurement for $220m annual spend, 300 suppliers and 12 FTEs.

Strategic Planning: Formalized business unit supply chain strategy, and structured global governance with regional VPs; Implemented procurement strategic initiatives; Set Supplier-Response-Time, Total Cost of Ownership & Resource allocation programs.

Organizational Transformation: Designed, implemented and led a new procurement organization; Applied the Operational Excellence program from Oliver Wight.

Strategic Sourcing: Defined suppliers matrix; Set procurement goals and projects; Negotiated contracts; Secured capacity; Managed strategic QBRs and performance with 17% supplier base reduction in 2 years.

Cost Reduction: Achieved $3m cost savings in 2009.

New Product Introduction: Responsible for procurement and NPI schedules; 100% on timing and Quality.

Programs & Processes: Led NPI programs; Implemented S&OP process; Deployed SOX compliant process; Conducted Lean process optimization and lead-time management.

Capital projects: Managed manufacturing process upgrade; Led procurement; Managed project schedules.

People: Developed employees through succession planning organization, mentoring and trainings.

Project Manager – Black Belt Lean - Six Sigma, Caterpillar – France Mar.2004 – Mar.2006

Managed cross-functional teams, core suppliers and customers; Led problem-solving actions on sourcing, quality and logistics assignments; Developed and coached project leaders; Communicated and implemented operational recommendations; Achieved waste eliminations on Supply Chain flow processes, supplier capacity improvement, and components availability; Results: $1.8m savings in 2005.

Procurement & Operational roles, Caterpillar – France 1998 – 2003


Executive MBA International Business major EM Lyon Business School, France

Mechanical Engineering Project Management major Polytech’Lille, France

Supply Chain major, via exchange program McGill University, Canada

Black Belt - 6 Sigma Strategic Sourcing – Lean – DMAIC Caterpillar University, USA

Consultant AlixPartners Certified AlixPartners, USA

* Supply Chain Professional (CPSM) APICS w/ Caterpillar, USA

* Strategic Cost Management, Project Management Institute of Supply Management, USA

* Quality Assurance & Management, Procurement Transformation, Corporate Executive Board, USA

Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier Risk Management

* Certified Recruiter, Corporate & Business Schools Caterpillar University, USA

LANGUAGES English: fluent; French: native language; Italian: fluent; Spanish: basic.

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