Director, Marketing and Fixture Procurement / Strategic Sourcing @
College of Lake County
An established and proven leader with definitive marketing, strategic sourcing and procurement achievements at industry leading companies. Known as a poised, confident negotiator and collaborative decision maker, with focus on goals, strategy, cost-savings, team building and ingenuity. Owner of an established and robust industry network of suppliers, available to improve program performance and delivery. Change enabler with
An established and proven leader with definitive marketing, strategic sourcing and procurement achievements at industry leading companies. Known as a poised, confident negotiator and collaborative decision maker, with focus on goals, strategy, cost-savings, team building and ingenuity. Owner of an established and robust industry network of suppliers, available to improve program performance and delivery. Change enabler with a focus on continuous improvement, creating solutions to challenges that allow for leaner, more dynamic workflows and results.
Specialties: Marketing, procurement, strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, operations, systems development and implementation, project/program management
Global Procurement Director: Strategy, Operations and Marketing @ Develop and manage the global procurement strategy and solutions including e-procurement approach, implementation and roll-out. Align the global procurement platform relevant to procurement policy, processes and benchmarks for all direct, indirect and marketing categories across the US and International operating units. Provide support to CPO and staff in the areas of budget development and tracking, value capture assessment, reporting, communications as well as leading various corporate-wide and operations-specific initiatives as required. Close interaction and coordination with operations finance leadership to drive reporting consistency and governance across all aspects of global procurement.
Leader of the global marketing procurement team, providing strategy and direction for effective management of Beam’s marketing spend including agencies, media, print, point-of-sale, logistics and displays. Strategically aligning cross-functional integration among: Procurement, Marketing, Legal, Sales, Finance, suppliers and other business functions across Beam. Driving the maximization of global marketing spend through effective and efficient category and supplier management practices. Providing guidance and alignment toward Beam’s global procurement vision and long-term strategy that also aligns with business needs. Delivering significant value through ongoing transformation. From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Senior Manager, Marketing Procurement @ Leader of the US Marketing Procurement team, providing direction for effective category management of Beam’s marketing spend including agencies, media, print, POS, logistics and displays. Defining and implementing the cross-functional integration among: Procurement, Marketing, Legal, Sales, Finance, suppliers and other business functions within Beam. A key business partner with the Marketing/Sales organizations, obtaining high-quality and timely marketing services and materials, while minimizing the total cost of ownership to deliver savings to drive profitable business growth. Driving the maximization of US marketing spend through effective and efficient category and supplier management practices. Identifying and implementing opportunities for business improvement and effective cross-functional collaboration. Providing insights to Beam’s Global Procurement vision and long-term strategy that aligns with business needs, delivering significant value through transformation. From June 2012 to March 2014 (1 year 10 months) Director, Marketing and Fixture Procurement / Strategic Sourcing @ Direction of a team of Category Managers and Category Specialists across multiple spend categories related to marketing, print, store fixtures, displays, interior décor & branding, agencies and media.
Responsible for evaluation and optimization of annual enterprise marketing and fixture spend in excess of $500MM
Redefined business structure with legacy suppliers securing $5MM of incremental savings
Directed the renegotiation of supply base contracts to maximize benefit and minimize risk from legacy agreements
Led marketing and fixture supply chain integration for the Duane Reade acquisition
Sets targets and strategic objectives for spend categories aligned with enterprise strategic planning
Collaborates with cross-functional leadership in the development of sourcing strategies and goals
Oversees the development and consistent use of reporting, tracking mechanisms and supplier KPIs From March 2010 to June 2012 (2 years 4 months) Senior Manager, National Print Procurement / Strategic Sourcing @ Senior Manager of team tasked with the restructuring of the circular program, securing significant program savings and enhancements through rigorous sourcing, implementation, negotiation and tracking
Led Marketing implementation and distribution team to define significant savings through program and process alterations
Negotiated and implemented numerous contracts for Marketing/Advertising Division to define and secure identified savings over contract life cycle From March 2009 to March 2010 (1 year 1 month) Manager, Media Operations & Services / Advertising @ Senior Manager of Times Square Digital Spectacular project, the largest Advertising project in Walgreens history. Successfully completed project under budget
Researched and developed concept for fully integrated digital media program encompassing television, radio and exterior digital billboards From October 2007 to March 2009 (1 year 6 months) Manager, Print & Fulfillment / Advertising @ Developed automated supplier bidding system, reducing overall print costs
allowing for budget reductions in subsequent years
Collaborated with third-party suppliers to implement customized distributions of advertising materials by profiling 6,000+ stores, ultimately reducing print and freight costs by over 20% annually
Led Advertising team through successful acquisition and transition of Happy Harry’s pharmacy chain
Developed and implemented formal RFP/RFQ supplier selection processes From March 2002 to October 2007 (5 years 8 months)
BS, Sociology/Criminal Justice @ University of Southern Indiana From 1991 to 1994 AA @ College of Lake County From 1989 to 1991 Waukegan East HS From 1986 to 1989 Jim Dionne is skilled in: Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Program Management, Negotiation, Marketing Strategy, Print, Supply Chain, Vendor Management, Marketing Operations, Contractual Agreements, Retail, Process Improvement, Budgets, Leadership, Pricing
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