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Wake Forest, NC
February 26, 2020

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Robert Thomas Wildrick, CPSM, C.P.M.

Raleigh, North Carolina 27587



Team Leader Experienced in Planning & Managing Sourcing Operations & Supplier Relationships

Earned reputation for creative problem solving, establishing a new culture of collaboration. Goal-oriented, enthusiastic professional with a track record of delivering results on complex initiatives that cross international borders, industries, and functional areas. Accomplished in acquisition integration, business development, operations, legal negotiation, contracting, and procurement. Adept at developing and executing winning strategies focusing on customers, metrics leading to growth, empowerment, mitigation of risk, and profitability within highly regulated global matrix organizations.

Expertise in:

Leadership/Team Building Cost Reduction/Avoidance Strategic Cost Management Lean/Six Sigma SQM/SRM ERP/SAP/Agile CIP Project Management ISO 9001/13485



Owner, Independent Supply Management Consultant 2016 - Present

Wildrick Supply Solutions is a boutique supply management concierge service provider. Expert in the global supply chain, supply management, strategic sourcing, contract management, and regional procurement management. Knowledge sharing to educate and empower client’s employees to perform their roles at a new level of excellence to interim special project supply management services. Custom supply solutions improving results by applying gained knowledge and real experience using interpersonal communication immediately to your specific business needs.

TELEFLEX INC. Raleigh, North Carolina

Regional Procurement Manager, North America – Global Operations 2014 - 2016

Led largest tactical and most complex region with restructuring promotion to better leverage resources of $260M. Managed one international and two domestic professionals. Applied proficiency in developing risk-averse technical and commercial sourcing strategies designed for maximum value and optimizing time-to-market goals to build new revenue streams. Delivered high quality supply chain initiatives and Lean, meeting aggressive cost objectives and continuously improving processes to reduce waste.

Became first to deliver cost improvement value 2% above AOP budget of $3.7MM and identified $3M by prioritizing project resources, coaching EMEA APAC Latin America liaison, and negotiating commercial and quality agreements.

Contributed as Site Quality Systems Review Board and Site Management Review Board quorum, ensuring clean opinion of FDA, and ISO external and internal QSR compliance audits.

Reduced time from 3 days to 15 minutes for compiling financial month-end closing report in Euro or USD by identifying, influencing, and collaborating to deliver SAP supply chain management analytical programming enhancement, aligning finance and global operations.

Led monthly cost improvement projects (CIP) and price pressures program; after recognizing need for capability to monitor PO price changes by region, site, commodity, or buyer for any date range, built on-demand reporting with automatic monthly report broadcast, improving decisions based on data and quickly identifying trends.

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Senior Strategic Sourcing Commodity and PFG Manager – Global Strategic Sourcing 2010 – 2014

Strategic Sourcing and PFG Manager 2008 – 2010

Group Senior Strategic Direct Sourcing Specialist 2005 – 2008

Promotion to manage $60M Purchased Finished Goods business unit. Led tactical procurement group in addition to leading strategic sourcing initiatives, including NPI onboarding and acquisition integration which generated over $110M in revenue. Built customer and supplier relationships and drove winning data-driven solutions within global matrix organizations.

Directed Project Delta Vision Positioning System, Project Bizmo, and AM PICC project teams, releasing 26 new healthcare products ahead of schedule, overcoming vendor qualification challenges, resolving complex supply chain requirements, and ensuring material on-hand for initial packaging and launch.

Met challenge to implement new SAP, ERP system software, serving as super user / trainer for 96-person SCM course, increasing efficiency of approval to commitment of funds and enabling buyers to focus value-add realization.

Developed KPIs, contract, reduced staffing, expenses of $1.2M, and improved processes end-to-end by consolidating North America inbound international logistics broker/freight forwarder service providers from 18 to 1.

Strategic Direct Sourcing Specialist 2004 – 2005

Senior Strategic Supply Chain Specialist 2003 – 2004

Strategic Supply Specialist 2001 – 2003

Designed, built, and managed international strategic sourcing start-up operation having implemented 1st SBA Supplier Diversity program SBLO. Transitioned from sourcing indirect and direct to focus on direct with TFX acquisition, moving to NC working effectively with marketing and accounting. Assured NPI and new supplier introductions were qualified and documented for heavily regulated medical industry. Authored, directed, and administered standard operating policies and procedures including ongoing training for Purchasing. Worked as FDA and ISO Notified Body QSR compliance audit lead.

Worked with Marketing, R&D, and Operations, achieving Y-O-Y cost reduction record of 5% and providing negotiated positive purchase price variance for raw materials, components, services, and purchased finished goods.

Led international Purchased Finished Goods 3rd-party and inter-company S&OP supply chain monthly cross-functional team meetings with 4 Mexican manufacturing sites and 5 US sites, including distribution center, and improved customer satisfaction and forecasting available to promise.

Deployed Lean and Six Sigma continuous improvement techniques, streamlining reports and improving processes, reducing waste along entire value stream, and increasing overall efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.


Senior Buyer

Secret Clearance MARTIN MARIETTA CORPORATION (now Lockheed Martin)

Principal SLM Buyer

NCR Corporation

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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Minor: Economics; Emphasis: Marketing


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, San Diego, California - Certificate in Purchasing Management

Institute for Supply Management - Designation of Certified Purchasing Manager (Lifetime Designation April 2000)

Accredited Purchasing Practitioner – A.P.P. (Designation Expired)

Institute for Supply Management - Designation of Certified Professional in Supply Management (June 2018)


Chinese Visa Expiration Date - 18MAR2029


National Association Purchasing Management - San Diego - Outstanding Contribution Award

NCR Corporation - Quality Achievement Award - EDI and Stockless Program

Junior Achievement/Project Business – 11 Years - Economics and Business Consultant

ISM/National Association of Purchasing Management – 500 members locally - Elected President NAPM-San Diego

C.P.M. Examination Workshop Instructor – 4 workshops over 2 years

Teleflex High Five Award - Bismo Project; Outstanding contribution - Softech Plus Project, Outstanding contribution - ResMed NIV Project; Outstanding efforts - Project Sirius (SAP)

Institute for Supply Management, Carolinas-Virginia Triangle Chapter - Vice President 2016

Institute for Supply Management, Carolinas-Virginia Triangle Chapter – President 2017-2019

Institute for Supply Management, Carolinas-Virginia – Director 2019 - Present

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