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Stephen
LaddStephen86@Gmail.com
626-940-9698
1919 Gilman Circle
Placentia, CA 92870
Strategic Sourcing Specialist
21 years experience W2
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Summary

  • Contracts Procurement - Supply Chain Professional with extensive experience in the administration and negotiation of supply chain contracts and procurement strategy in the entire lifecycle of Contract management to drive the supply chain process, from change requests to RFPs, RFQs, RFIs to negotiations to completion to renewal maintenance. I can draft from scratch complex IT software procurement processes (SAAS, Cloud).
  • I am not a typical Project Manager (Procurement Agent), someone who can lead a team through the process to completion of the procurement process. I have the ability to multitask and process through 8 to 15 contracts at the same time within the different stages of the contract lifecycle.
  • I’m flexible and nimble to steer a process that is dynamic, collaborative and innovative in nature. I can step in with a flexible mindset and be very adaptive to a dynamic process.
  • I’m a strong team leader with the ability to be efficient in processes and procedures leading to innovative, cost-effective procurement solutions nationally or globally, resulting in immediate actual cost savings.
  • Experience managing a diverse set of global suppliers with the ability to facilitate and communicate needs regarding; total cost, quality, delivery/acceptance and compliance.
  • Conduct contract negotiations and competitive bidding processes from Statement of Work (SOW), Request for Proposal/Quotes. Concept to execution/award through closeout or termination of contracts.
  • Create and develop Supplier performance accountability per agreed to Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). Develop and implement efficient supply chain processes through a commitment to a Lean Six Sigma methodology.
  • Provide analysis, consulting, process improvements, and implementations that bring positive change to the contracts and procurement organization. Strong ERP (SAP, Oracle & Ariba) acumen with strong analytical abilities to drive category management strategies.

Experience
Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Information Technology
Jan 2020 - May 2020
Duarte, CA
  • Successfully developed comprehensive strategic sourcing plans. Facilitated gathering information for internal data discovery, scope and specification development, market due diligence, and perform alternative source development RFI’s and RFP’s.
  • Developed compelling business case/analysis to drive meaningful change in processes to meet sourcing/strategic objectives. Proactively sought new opportunities to optimize current agreements to drive efficiency and cost savings.
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Strategic Sourcing Manager
Information Technology
May 2019 - Jan 2020
Culver City, CA
  • Initiating and managing strategic procurement activities, outsourcing opportunities, and contract negotiations to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve return on invest (ROI).
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies in various technology product (desktop, laptop, server, storage, network), service (e.g. application development and maintenance, help desk), and cloud-solution (Software-as-a -Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service) cycle time and improve quality to a World Class Procurement level.
Application Development Contract Negotiations
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Sourcing Specialist
Information Technology
Nov 2018 - Jan 2019
Glendale, CA
  • Recommended best sourcing practices and developed a vendor management partner process to continuously scale to keep pace with the studios needs of production.
  • Initiated processes and procedures (workflow) from internal customers to key vendor relationships to realize full value from all products and services in an end to end process. Articulated best practices for by utilizing SAP, Ariba and internal systems.
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IT Contracts Specialist
Information Technology
May 2018 - Nov 2018
Newport Beach, CA
  • Contractually executed from an RFP a Managed Security Services and a Disaster Recovery program, while processing over a third of the Departments contract requests and providing significant actual costs savings.
  • Developed and implemented best practices in Technology Procurement processes to ensure consistent outcomes and best practices in the contract lifecycle processes to the project teams.
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Supply Chain Analyst
Information Technology
Mar 2018 - May 2018
Yorba Linda, CA
  • Facilitated and collaborated with (FDA) regulatory, quality and engineering in developing a dynamic analytical model to support recommendations for SKU level relabeling timeline for medical devices.
  • Provided AD hoc analytical support with the organization ERP systems (SAP and SharePoint) sales forecasting, production planning, manufacturing scheduling, materials planning and (GMP) procurement.
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IT Security Vendor Risk Analyst
Information Technology
Jul 2017 - Jan 2018
Irwindale, CA
  • Successfully developed and maintained the vendor third party information security risk assessment program.
  • Developed a security vendor contract assessment program to review PCI, PHI, PII and sensitive information efficiently to improve the contract and procurement cycle.
  • Established a process to identify and remediated Third Party Vendor contracts risks and vulnerabilities by a Supplier Information Gathering, "SIG" process.
Information Security PCI Risk Assessment
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IT Purchasing Manager, APR Consulting
Information Technology
Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
Las Vegas, NV
  • Responsible to lead centralized sourcing initiatives and contracting activities for Cyber Security Software Agreements and Video Surveillance commodities.
  • Developed strategic sourcing strategy, negotiated deals, ownership through the contracting process (Ariba), defined SLA's and determine requirements for ongoing supplier management.
  • Reviewed spend analysis and proposed potential sourcing opportunities, identified and lead e-procurement strategies for Caesars IT / Marketing / Gaming.
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IT Procurement Agent
Sep 2015 - Nov 2015
Rosemead, CA
Information Security
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Information Technology
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
Rosemead, CA
Developed and implemented procurement strategies for Corporate (indirect spend)
  • Negotiated and developed custom IT supplier partnerships that assisted in the organization's technology driven solutions.
  • Developed processes and procedures to monitor and track contracts using SAP and Ariba, developed and negotiated RFPs and RFQs for corporate-wide IT commodities and services.
  • Managed and negotiated contracts (MSA's) over $340 million for IT software developed services.
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Contracts Officer
Feb 2009 - Feb 2010
Los Angeles, CA
  • Development and implementation of contractual agreements evaluated and revised contractual terms and conditions.
  • Reviewed and evaluated contractual issues and suggested legal remedies for terminations.
  • Prepared Department and Contract Administration policies and procedures, and developed methods to resolve programmatic impediments. Continuously improve supplier performance (Quality, Delivery, and Cost).
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Procurement Contracts Manager
May 2000 - Jan 2007
El Segundo, CA
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
University of Phoenix
Communications
California State University
Certifications
Certified Purchasing Manager C.P.M
Green Belt Lean Six Sigma
Materials Management Purchasing
Remedial Actions & Supervising Operations at Hazardous Waste Sites
Skills
Application Development
2020
1
Contract Negotiations
2020
1
Information Security
2018
1
PCI
2018
1
Risk Assessment
2018
1