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Manager Project

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
May 21, 2020

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Michael Berthelette

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Highly accomplished supply chain professional with strong background in manufacturing, fabrication and construction industries. Outstanding ability to make sound buying decisions driven to maximize profitability. Excellent organizational, guidance and negotiation skills, demonstrated through the purchasing and inventory management of 50+ million annually. Unmatched ability to establish Strategic vendor/supplier relationships and develop performance based, low cost solutions that become win-win agreements for all parties. Proven success at managing customs compliance, inventory control, low cost economy sourcing and logistics. Exceptional problem solving and interpersonal skills complimented by unparalleled drive for success.


Procurement Manager Multicrete Systems Inc. Winnipeg, MB

Oct 2019 - Present

Reporting directly to the President and CEO, key responsibilities include:

Direct day to day supply chain operations including purchasing, receiving, warehousing, shipping, logistics and expediting.

Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

Created and launched Asset management tracking system with full GPS location tracking.

Develop and implement new effective sourcing strategies

Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements

Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

Conduct interviews with vendors, negotiate supplier agreements and manage vendor contracts

Delegate tasks and supervise the work of purchasing and inventory control team

Monitor and evaluate daily performance of internal team and external supply base.

Staffing/planning for departmental needs as well as training and mentorship for team members

Manage budgetary needs of organization and ensure proper stock levels are maintained to assist company maintain positive cash flow.

Prequalifying suppliers and negotiation terms.

Deputy Procurement Manager BBE Hydro Constructors, KEEYASK GENERATION PROJECT

(Manitoba Hydro)

Mar 2015 – Oct 2019

Reporting directly of the Project Procurement Manager, key responsibilities include:

Develop, hone and execute new improved procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing

Evaluate and enhance our operations in local spend while researching and prospecting developments in global spend

Delegate tasks and supervise the work of purchasing and procurement agents across all departments

Manage every aspect of the supply chain and notify the senior management team of any possible obstacles to ideal efficiency

Institute policies and procedures for collecting and reporting key metrics that will reduce our overall expenses while increasing productivity

Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks

Coordinate deliveries

Create policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation

Provide training and direction to buyer’s, expeditors, T&L, administrative support staff and warehouse operations.

Create, update and review SOP’s for all procurement life-cycle functions

Ensure that all purchasing, receiving, and inventory activities are carried out in compliance with BBE and Manitoba Hydro, quality and safety procedures

Perform formation and administration of purchase orders and subcontracts as well as contract formations and negotiation.

Provide inventory updates to required departments as well as monthly and yearly audits

In conjunction with quality assurance, process and coordinate the handling, return, or disposition of non-confirming materials

Prepare bidder pre-qualification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, and administer purchase orders, while maintaining the highest standards of business ethics.

Monitor supplier performance for conformance to commercial terms and execution of both long or short term supply/service contracts.

Initiate follow-up actions with the supplier or in-house functional group to ensure performance in accordance with sub-contract terms and conditions.

Analyze Commodity cost drivers, effectively driving purchasing decisions based on market fluctuations.

Communicate with Engineering to assist and guide purchase requisition processes.

Deliver budgets and forecasts relating to cost saving measures to drive up profitability of all disciplines and overall success of the project.

Negotiate contract terms and conditions as well as resolution of complex issues through conflict resolution and crisis management as necessary.

Communicate decisions and strategies for supplier cost reduction to all levels of management as well as externally client facing.

Supervise Junior Buyer’s, Senior Buyer’s, and purchasing admin support team, as well as provide mentorship and guidance.

Key Accomplishments:

Personally negotiated over 100 million in purchase orders and subcontracts to date.

Assisted with organization and implementation of all permanent plant receiving processes to meet or exceed Manitoba Hydro expectations.

Improved supply chain logistics and negotiated costs savings for complicated transportation to remote site.

Negotiated savings recorded over 10 million CAD to date.

Purchasing Manager Saskarc Industries

Jan 2015 – Mar 2015

Reporting directly of the Director of Manufacturing and Operations, key responsibilities include:

Identify opportunities for improvement and execute changes.

Mentor, coach and train team members.

Negotiation of supply contracts and purchase agreements.

Developed new Purchase process to save operating costs in supply chain.

Lead company’s initiatives to implement new supplier base of key commodities using global commodity sourcing options.

Key Accomplishments:

Boosted company efficiency through technology upgrades and process improvements.

Increased just in-time deliveries to a 95% threshold within the first three months on site.

Implemented cost saving procedures and policies reflected in cost savings of 15% per annum on consumables alone.

Developed shipping and receiving procedures for equipment and fabrication departments.

Served as key contributing member of Leadership team, responsible for communications with all levels of senior management, as well as client and vendor facing communication.

Negotiation of VMI contract implementation to reduce operating costs within supply chain driving up profitability for both Saskarc Fabrication and Equipment rental fleet business.

Collaborated with senior management team on Major contract award negotiations with largest energy client of Saskarc industries.

Purchasing Manager Peter Kiewit Infrastructure


(Manitoba Hydro)

Feb 2013 – Jan 2015

Reporting directly to the Project Manager, key responsibilities include:

Full warehouse start-up, Material management

Develop all necessary Procurement procedures and inventory control processes

Lead for the purchasing, receiving, inventory control teams

Manage purchasing and warehousing employees day to day operations, scheduling, travel and career progression.

Managed external service for transportation and cross-docking permanent materials and supplies.

Detailed reporting to Manitoba hydro on Socio Economic impact, based on contract terms.

Commodities procurement and detailed vendor cost analysis reporting to project management

Subcontract management/implementation including billing for services as well as back charges.

Development and implementation of project SOP’s.

Key Accomplishments:

Head of Mobilization and Demobilization operations for 300+ million dollar general civil works contract

Promoted to Material manager within 6 months, and Purchasing manager within year, overseeing the security and shipment of $150+ million in inventory and permanent materials.

Developed operational efficiencies that saved over 70 man hours per week in warehousing/material handling operations.

Implemented and launched new ERP system, SAP, project wide rollout and became SAP superuser.

Further Experience available upon request.


Powerview Collegiate

High School Diploma

-Highest achievements in Business class

-Highest achievement in Technology innovation class.

-Developed and chaired fundraising campaign to purchase new audio/visual equipment for school


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