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Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Senior Category Manager
21 years experience W2
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  • Accomplished sourcing professional with 10+ years’ experience. Now focusing on pushing my career through to the next level.
  • Specialties include: Creative sourcing strategy, Marketing and brand spend management, MRO supplies, Tailspend Management, Inventory forecasting, Spend analytics, fortune 500 level multi-national/Global Sourcing operations, Global Vendor Relations, Sourcing Negotiations, Expense Management, IT Asset Management, Technology Asset life cycle management.

Senior Category Manager
Information Technology
Jul 2017 - Jan 2019
Jacksonville, FL

Maintain all category manager responsibilities along with Implementation of category strategies to optimize business efficiency and reduce bottom line spend. This includes strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract, performance and negotiating rebate structures. Supervise and lead a team of 3 category managers and 1 analyst on all aspects of category management and cost savings initiatives.

Category Manager

  • Design and execute organizational procurement strategy, supported by tactical and innovative procurement programs, to deliver enhanced benefits and value to the key stakeholders
  • Develop vendor relationship strategies and is responsible for all aspects of vendor relationship management.
  • Analyze spend in multiple categories and build strategy to present to senior leadership for short and long-term goals
  • Communicate new category strategies directly to the CFO for buy in and approval
  • Manage supplier relationships and performance to meet or exceed contracted agreements
  • Lead and manage 3 Category Mangers, 1 Analyst and 1 clerk
  • Train end users on P2P tool
  • Implement P2P tool (ePurchase, Ariba, Coupa)
  • Manage and Admin Procurement software SAP, Ariba, ePurchase.
  • Driving assigned category sourcing objectives through the development and execution of business plans and strategies in accordance with Crowley’s organizational priorities.
  • Leading cross-functional teams in the execution of strategic sourcing initiatives and vendor management strategies.
  • Driving the sourcing process, analyzing industry trends and current and historical spend data to forecast industry direction and future spend levels.
  • Lead national marketing teams through contract negotiation while understanding needs of operations and all internal stakeholders to achieve peak effectiveness
  • Measure and monitor the effectiveness of suppliers and product availability
  • Lead cross-functional teams through entire sourcing events to include all RFx processes
  • Influence inter-company leaders and decision makers to identify bottom line savings.
Contract Negotiations SAP Stakeholder Engagement Procurement Sourcing Vendor Management SAP Ariba C-Level Management
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Purchasing Manager
Information Technology
Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
Saint Augustine, FL

As the Purchasing manager I was responsible for negotiating the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services used by the company. Also managed a staff of 4.

2 Buyers and 2 Sr. Purchasing clerks.

  • Monitor and maintain all preventative and scheduled maintenance agreements companywide to result in minimal down time
  • Implement new processes to streamline effectiveness of production teams and procurement strategies
  • Collaborate with senior vendor leadership to develop partnerships and long-term execution plans
  • Leads the bidding and contract process for all company goods and services.
  • Review new contracts for accuracy and create new drafts that meet company policy and vision
  • Effectively communicate new strategies to company leadership and staff for companywide buy in
  • Maintain stock levels, overviews raw and sub-material inventory
  • Lead the successful launch of new P2P procurement software - Verian (Procureit).
  • Leads and supervises 2 Buyers and 2 Sr. Purchasing clerks on all projects and daily task.
MS Visio Procurement
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Indirect Purchasing Dept. Manager
Information Technology
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Jacksonville, FL

Promoted from procurement analyst to Purchasing Department Manager 2014-2016. In this position I was responsible for all cost savings initiatives and departments staff projects.

  • Lead a team of 2 buyers, 1 Coupa administrator, 2 security guards and mailroom staff.
  • Areas of responsibility included (Temporary Labor, Utilities, Office Supplies, facility Maintenance Program).
  • Forecast and analyze market trends that could affect availability and price of raw materials
  • Manage conveyor belt, lift truck and warehouse equipment maintenance contracts and on hand parts inventory for minimal downtime.
  • Help creating SOW, through signing of contract/agreement.
  • Lead implementation of P2P software, manage and admin the procure to pay system.
  • Negotiate and execute warehouse contracts.
  • Occupancy and Facility Coordinator for all company buildings. (5) locations in Jacksonville market
  • Manage all construction projects, build outs and internal move of employees.
  • Work directly with IT and infrastructure team to identify current and future needs.
  • Work with architects and designers to road map future systems and minimize transition time.
  • Communicate financial reports and trends to company leadership
  • Leads and supervises Indirect procurement team along with Security and mailroom clerks.
SOW Procurement Sourcing
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Strategic Buyer
Professional/Consulting Services
Sep 2007 - Dec 2011
Jacksonville, FL

Responsible for managing supplier Performance and assisting in the scheduling of materials and processing within BCBS's claims and print center environment. Managing over $10m annual budget for supplies. Deliver supplier quarterly business reviews for all suppliers (QBR's). and develop strategic sourcing plans.

  • Large emphasis on inventory management and supply chain.
  • Forecasting of product demand for monthly and annual use.
  • Work closely with company leadership on all Capital expenditures
  • Communication with all stakeholders, vendors and freight carriers.
  • Implementation of supplier managed inventory and supplier performance evaluations.
  • Evaluating specs and assists with SOW for RFQ process, to include a full RFP, E-sourcing and RFI or RFQ when necessary.
  • Member of many cross functional and six sigma project teams, as a lead and a supporting role.
Inventory Management RFP Sourcing SOW Stakeholder Engagement
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Information Technology
Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
Jacksonville, FL
  • Research, evaluate and buy products for all hospital operations MRO projects and inventory.
  • Create scope of work and evaluate specs to determine supplier viability.
  • Evaluates bids, selects and recommends suppliers.
  • Negotiates price, quality and services with all suppliers.
  • Lead team members for department to provide work direction and completion of assignments.
  • Create and track purchase orders at a high volume and maintain multiple tasked environment/
  • Responsible for Technical procurement, negotiating and managing vendor contracts, software licensing compliance as well as developing technical indicators and procedures for quality control.
  • Responsible for purchasing of surgical, maintenance and repair supplies.
  • Maintains positive supplier relationships, working to meet socio-economic goals and at all times acting with complete integrity.
  • Maintains and negotiates contracts with suppliers of goods or services.
BIDS Compliance Database Maintenance Procurement Quality Control
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Purchasing Agent
Information Technology
Jan 2001 - Sep 2006
Jacksonville, FL
  • Research, evaluate and buy products for all hospital operations MRO projects and inventory.
  • Maintained files and records of material, prices, inventories, and deliveries.
  • Had the responsibility and authority to drive/participate in the analysis, design, evaluation, testing, and implementation of information systems tools and reports to support current and futures objectives of the organization's strategic sourcing objective.
  • Manage the Facility maintenance category (plumbing, electrical, HVAC and construction).
  • Review, monitor and report vendor relationships in terms of performance and contractual terms.
  • Work closely with hospital leadership to analyze and execute all capital expense purchases
  • Work from RFP to contract. Tracking of assets total life cycle.
RFP Sourcing Database Maintenance Analysis
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Bachelor's in Business Administration
Saint Leo University 2001
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) - Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Database Maintenance
Stakeholder Engagement
Inventory Management
C-Level Management
Contract Negotiations
MS Visio
Quality Control
SAP Ariba
Vendor Management
Asset Management