BSc Business & Finance, Financial Management @
University of Phoenix
Experienced procurement professional with significant experience in managing direct and indirect spend to leverage spend and optimise cost efficiences. Managed purchasing needs with an annual value of US$ 20 million. Directed projects, controlled inventory and oversaw materials needs of several distribution centers. Knowledge entails , contract negotiation and creation as it pertains to specifications on the statement
Experienced procurement professional with significant experience in managing direct and indirect spend to leverage spend and optimise cost efficiences. Managed purchasing needs with an annual value of US$ 20 million. Directed projects, controlled inventory and oversaw materials needs of several distribution centers. Knowledge entails , contract negotiation and creation as it pertains to specifications on the statement of works; Knowledge of strategic purchasing processes and relevant guidelines, supply sourcing and developement.
Specialties: Client Relationships
Supply Chain Management
Import & Export Operations
Controller, Supply Chain (MRP) @ Position requires a thorough understanding of supply chain management and operational concepts surrounding production planning, inventory control, purchasing, logistics, stockroom operations and shipping / receiving. Strong experience and knowledge of MRP / ERP concepts.
Responsible for material planning and scheduling while leading process improvements to deliver customer service, along with cost reductions and meeting inventory objectives. From October 2013 to Present (2 years 2 months) Yonkers, NYMaterials & Production Planner @ Reviewed MRP for parts requirements to support new releases of requisitions for procurement changes in existing purchase order quantity and delivery requirements.
Identify changes to existing open requisitions and purchase order requirements to determine necessary effort to support required delivery of components parts.
Establish priorities to conform to lead time necessary for process procedures and assembly operations. From April 2012 to April 2013 (1 year 1 month) Elmwood Park, New JerseyProcurement Analyst @ Supply Analyst, Demand Procurement.
Drove significant cost reductions and cost avoidance in overall management of budgetary spend by providing overall leadership and direction in the following areas: review and approve purchase requisitions; determine appropriate methods of procurement; perform cost/benefit analysis; develop and review product specifications, statements of work, performance terms, and acceptance criteria; locate, select and maintain lists of potential sources of supply; prepare and solicit competitive bids; evaluate competitive offerings; reconcile inventory discrepancies; manage obsolescence; conduct supplier visits and evaluations; measure supplier performance using predetermined standards; review supplier samples and product demonstrations; conduct expediting and follow-up procedures when necessary; resolve contractual disagreements and payment problems with suppliers; review and revise procurement practices to ensure their compliance with established laws, policies, and ethical principles. From October 2010 to May 2011 (8 months) Norwalk, CTSupplier Performance Manager @ SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE MANAGER, DEMAND PROCUREMENT
Led local and regional sourcing initiatives for Diageo / Red Stripe initiated by the Marketing, Sales, Corporate relations and Human Resource teams with an annual budgeted spend of $ 35,000,000 USD. Also worked closely with Finance, and local Heads of Procurement to establish performance targets.
Drove significant cost reductions and cost avoidance in overall management of budgetary spend through meticulous contract and supplier management initiatives which allowed our suppliers to deliver targeted cost, service and quality levels in each operating center.
Consolidated the supply base reducing it by 45% to a pool of Primary, Secondary and third tier suppliers. By segmenting the supply base in terms of spend and service level analysis resulted in leveraging which impacted savings and cost avoidance of almost 20% of total annual spend.
Launched process improvements and change management via a Request for Proposal document which stipulated 3 supplier or more quotes for spend over a specified amount and established no bid spend. Managed cross-functional teams which produced cost savings, increased security, streamlined services and tracked accountability.
Implemented Supplier Failure Risk Management on primary preferred suppliers which identified potential exposures to the business of over $13,000,000 JMD.
Facilitate Win-Win relationships between Diageo and its Suppliers. From September 2008 to May 2010 (1 year 9 months) Red Stripe, JamaicaMaterials Planning & Delivery Coordinator @ Managed planning and scheduling of all packaging materials for Red Stripe's products inclusive of Smirnoff Vodka, Heineken and Guinness. Managed the inventory levels of all premium alcoholic beverages and scheduling the replenishment of same.
Engage in periodic communications with suppliers to ensure alignment with production projections, quality and scheduled material forecast.
Impact production forecast document to ensure alignment of 13 week production plan
Confirm receipt of PO and Schedule Forecast with supplier.
Monitor system to ensure PO availability and creation for inbound materials.
Align inventory figures on schedule with that established by SAP.
Ensure Logistical alignment with major suppliers and third party logistics providers on movement of critical materials.
Ensure quantity and quality alignment with Quality Assurance and Inbound Logistics on materials due receiving.
Exposure to this material management environment resulted in no stock out or downtime as a result of my material planning actions. From September 2008 to August 2009 (1 year) Red Stripe, JamaicaASSISTANT MANAGER / BUYER @ AIRCRAFT MATERIAL & DEFECTS MANAGEMENT
Managed all 1 through 30 day cycle defects for Air Jamaica's fleet of 17 aircraft and budgeted spend of $25,000,000 USD.
Fully responsible for all aspects of the purchasing process which involved; quote receipts and analysis, approval, ordering, logistical setup and monitoring, inventory management, invoice reconciliation and supplier management.
Established sourcing metrics that helped to identify potential suppliers with required skill, services and materials which align to global quality standards .This significantly reduced defective or non-conforming materials receipt by 28%.
Monitor and coordinate mission-critical component purchases for maintenance and engineering departments.
Analyzed, negotiated and procured non-aircraft services and materials in alignment with budget.
Based on these actions built a reputation of reliability and trust with my major stakeholders as defects were being actioned and closed 85% of the time impacting Air Jamaica's performance and customer service levels. From November 2003 to August 2008 (4 years 10 months)
Master's degree, Operational and Supply Management @ University of Liverpool From 2015 to 2017 BSc Business & Finance, Financial Management @ University of Phoenix From 2009 to 2011 Professional Certification, Management and Financial Accounting @ Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales From 2001 to 2006 ASc. Business Administration, Business and Finance @ City University of New York From 1996 to 1998 6 O-Level Subjects, Caribbean Examination (C.X.C) & General Certificates (G.C.E.) @ St. Georges College From 1983 to 1988
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