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Alexandria, VA
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December 02, 2022

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Springfield, VA *****

Senior Procurement Operation Professional


Supply strategic direction and support Innovative purchasing negotiation activities for large procurements in MRO/ Indirect supplies, contractor services, facilities storeroom initiatives and capital projects. Leverage experience in federal, state, and international contract / subcontract administration, procurement, pricing, and acquisition support; featuring client and subcontractor management, and management of contracts department staff. Understanding of Quality Systems and Standards (ISO:9000 and/or AS9100). Excellent organizational and oral communication skills, Proficient in MS Office suite - strong Excel skills (pivot tables, graphs, charts), Knowledge of various ERP systems and their functionalities

Experience with the Procurement Supplier Relationship Management team to implement for the client Strong computer skills with an emphasis on excel and PowerPoint applications. Experience on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of identifiable factors. Experience in MRP, MPS, Min / Max, SIOP and other supply chain / materials management tools and processes Oversees collaborative procurement initiatives, such as expansion of Master Agreements. Strong background in drafting terms and conditions, developing negotiation strategies, and providing directions to the team on management and oversight of all subcontract agreements. Must have demonstrated management and financial skills in dealing with all phases of business operations. Actual hands-on experience in managing procurement operations to include, but not limited to, managing procurement audits to include Contractor Purchasing System Reviews. Working knowledge of FAR, DFAR, DOSAR, DEAR as well as other Federal agency acquisition regulations.

Experience providing RFP/RFI/SOW reviews, Strong background in drafting terms and conditions, developing negotiation strategies, and providing directions to the team on management and oversight of all subcontract agreements. Experience providing RFP/RFI/SOW reviews. Partners with the Strategic Purchasing Director on behalf of the CFO to find and mitigate potential procurement issues, such as supply chain disruptions or purchase order compliance. Manage a team of procurement professionals through mentoring, training, and development.

Develop and communicate a global strategic sourcing business plan; an execution roadmap to identify opportunities that will provide the best price, quality, and value for Verint.

Develops and implements strategies globally to optimize contract negotiations, contract renewals, invoicing and conducts visits to evaluate vendor performance. Resolves vendor disputes.

Establish, communicate, and implement short and long-term goals for the sourcing team to promote effectiveness and efficiency within the department.

Develop and manage various purchasing categories and vendor rationalization plans.

Build key relationships across the organization to manage procurement process and practices for all major company vendor engagements.

Manages supplier base of vendors promoting savings and other value-add through proactive negotiations of new agreements and renewals by leading benchmarking activity to perform market comparison of supplier rates and cost models.

Develop, maintain, and report on annual savings plans.

Serve as the primary contact for procurement sourcing and vendor management related questions, training, policy and procedure interpretation and alignment by all departments.

Professional Experience

Ted Tekle Page Two


Fairfax, VA

Director of Subcontracts

Responsible for Subcontracts management rules and regulations of government contracting and subcontracting along with the understanding of the requirements of government proposals cycle, competitive acquisition, and effective subcontract management. I serve as the point of contact for all business units and is responsible for overseeing the entire subcontracting life cycle from award to close-out

Being a focal point for all communications with legal, finance and business team disciplines for resolution of subcontract issues and disputes, assist in identification, development, and implementation of new contract policy, procedures, and processes and work directly with Business Development to coordinate generation of NDAs, TAs, and Subcontracts for all opportunities pre-award and post-award, analyze significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and business unit procedure, with a focus on risk reduction to the company, interact and communicate as appropriate with finance/accounting and business team disciplines for kickoff meetings, resolution of contract issues, and disputes.

Ingalls Shipbuilder March 2017 to Present

Category Manager

Responsible for the strategic sourcing management goals of the company and implement action items to ensure that our goals are mate.

Mentor staff encouraging professional growth & development, lead the centralized procurement staffs as well as indirect supply buying managers between the divisions. Build a resolute team to develop/train/mentor team members.

Drive cost reduction goals and meet/exceed project timelines, ensuring the change management process has the intended impact on cost reduction.

Lead and guide cross-functional category management team and drive category business plan realization

Research and expect shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers.

Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively find supply base issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and use emerging opportunities, continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes throughout the operational organization.

Participate in setting up short-term and long-range planning and budget development of the company to support strategic business goals.

Develop and implementing a strategy sourcing strategy that supports and meets company financial targets, company performance aims, customer expectations, supplier management program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives that will bring cost savings more than $2000,000.

OSHKOSH CORPORATION, Oshkosh, WI 2015 – 2016

Sr. Subcontracts / Contract Manager

Ensured compliance with federal regulations, procurement policies, and procedures.

Maintained awareness of changes in government regulations and developed recommendations about company policies and practices.

Supplied advice and aid in subcontracting matters to management, including matters involving Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR).

Led procurement team and supported proposal efforts by analyzing category spend, market research (category, competitor, and trend information), and supply chain data to develop and implement methods, improving category performance.

Functioned as liaison with Contract Administration, Buying, Pricing, Legal, and other functional areas, ensuring subcontract execution follows customer requirements while mitigating risks.

Monitored subcontractor performance, including management of deliverables, time schedules / milestones, and statement of work changes.

Developed policies, procedures, and training for procurement personnel on best business practices, verifying compliance with FAR / DFARS and Public Law regulations.

Prepared and supported subcontract negotiation, ensuring subcontract was by legal requirements, customer specifications, and government regulations.

DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL CSO, Fort Worth, TX and Kandahar, Afghanistan 2012 – 2015

Senior Contract / Supplier Manager Lead

Revised and prepared subcontract documents, ensuring proper FAR Clauses and / or flow downs from prime contract.

Managed all subcontracts activities in (3) US Bases in Kandahar region, traveling to entire sites supported sir and functioned as site manager as needed. Issued and processed NDA agreements.

Gained experience aiding in preparing, analyzing, and resolving EOT claims.

Participate in facility /construction issues such as outages and schedule requirements and support emergency service restoration as needed.

Develop and manage a risk matrix and measurement system to proactively find products and/or suppliers that present a risk to DynCorp supply chain supporting our military material needs.

Managed and executed LOGCAP IV Supplier Management functions, interacting with all subcontractors making sure all sub-agreements were in full compliance with company’s mission and Statement of Works (SOW).

Oversaw IT equipment and maintenance support agreement with Dell and HP suppliers, including DSW for all purchased IT equipment supporting our Military command and MRO Procurements.

Drafted and negotiated Foundation subcontracts agreements and modifications in compliance with Federal contract requirements and Foundation policies and procedures.

Maintained CPSR compliant files, ensuring files are well-documented.

Obtained and / or supplied certifications, clearances, approvals, and documentation needed for all subcontracts and subcontract modifications.

ICF INTERNATIONAL, Fairfax, VA 2011 – 2012

Contract / Subcontracts Manager

Managed contracts to support various federal & civilian agencies, such as USAID.

Established IT equipment supplies, Software License agreements, and IT maintenance agreements, supporting all technology upgrade requirements and MRO Procurements.

Leads negotiations for complex material purchases and analyzes opportunities for cost savings.

Analyzes market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.

Perform duties as an authorized representative for the overall performance of all procurement and supply chain management functions within your purview.

Function as Direct manager for multiple Buyers; function as dotted line Manager for 8-10 program Procurement Managers and their team of Buyers.

Maintained organized, well-documented CPSR compliant files.

PAE (a Lockheed Martin Company) Arlington, VA, Djibouti, East Africa 2009 – 2011

Contract Manager

Managed DJ BOS contract planning, organized, coordinated, and evaluated contract actions in supporting site Construction Projects for the Navy, a project worth $800M.

Ensured compliance with CPSR and Lockheed Corporate policies and procedures.

Drive acquisition guidance and solutions for agency strategic purchases of all sizes

Delivering strategic category management briefings and written recommendations to executive level staff, including Government Contract Officer.

Responsible for direct support to Djboss Director (PAE Director of contracts) and management of the supporting team

Proactively administer a variety of contracts (government/commercial, domestic/international) of all types (cost reimbursement, fixed price, incentive, award fee, IDIQ, time and material) and modifications thereto.

Drive use of the DJ boss defense by interfacing with senior decision-makers at federal agencies and providing expert guidance and aid with the planning, coordination, and delivery of support solutions.

Lead DJ boss engagement with executive-level acquisition and oversees government contracts officers out of Naples, Italy within the federal government in coordination with senior civil servants.

Function as the primary Djboss relationship POC between customer stakeholders/users and other general Djboss support, to include performing triage and vetting, responding, and handling customer requests including:

Prepares total material cost models and keeps historical spend profiles. Presents to senior management, and coordinates proposal efforts with cost price, suppliers, estimating & pricing, and audit teams for PAE Internal Audits, Government DCAA Audits.

Developed program management skills to control scope, cost, and schedule while keeping compliance and thorough knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR).

Aided in administration of contracts and other agreements, ensuring compliance with liable terms and conditions (FIDIC).

Led, trained, mentored, and supplied clear direction to subordinates.

URS CORPORATION, Gaithersburg, MD 2006 – 2009

Senior Subcontracts / Procurement Manager

Managed $900M of prime contracts and over eighty subcontractors.

Administered contracts and supported various federal agencies, such as FEMA.

Supplied advice and support to Program Managers and Cost Estimators in developing proposals, including developing Basis of Estimates (BOEs) & MRO Procurements.

Experience of keeping an approved purchasing system and leading a Contractor Purchasing System Review. Working knowledge of DCAA and DCMA.

Negotiating with customers in setting realistic, quality-driven expectations of Procurement sourcing deliverables/results. Conduct or supervise facilitation of sourcing projects of varying complexity (e.g., RFP/Q/Is) in accordance with firm guidelines.

Trained new compliance staff, as needed.

Supplied support in developing Statements of Work (SOW), advising on source selection criteria, and performing source selections.

Independently conceived of and led special projects and process improvement activities with organization-wide impact and draft agreements in conjunction with Contracts department.

Reviewed, negotiated, and executed broad range of commercial contracts and agreements, including NDAs, Reseller Agreements, and Professional Services.

Additional Relevant Experience

KBR, Overseas Operations in the Middle East

Senior Subcontracts Administrator / Manager


Senior Subcontracts Administrator


Strategic Sourcing / Operation Manager

TRW, Space & Defense Division, Redondo Beach, CA

MRO Buyer


Master of Science, Contract Management, University of Maryland, Graduate School, College Park, MD

Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Minor in Marketing & Accounting, Suffolk University School of Management, Boston, MA

Technical Skills

Deltek Cost Point, PeopleSoft Procurement Software, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access & SharePoint experience)

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