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VP Procurement Resume

Desired Industry: Executive SpiderID: 49887
Desired Job Location: New York, New York Date Posted: 4/11/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 04/18/11
Desired Wage: 200000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: MBA Willing to Relocate: Yes

The ideal position would allow me to partner with senior management to develop Procurement and Supply Chain strategies and lead their successful implementation. I am interested in either a Procurement or Supply Chain leadership position or an Operations role that directly support the growth of the business and its earnings.

A results oriented, senior level leader with a proven track record of achievement in PROCUREMENT AND OPERATIONS in multi-division, national, and international service and product companies. A forward thinking innovator who identifies profitable business opportunities and provides the drive and leadership necessary to maximize shareholder value. A dynamic communicator and relationship builder who excels in strategic and operating environments.
* Leadership role in reversing $10,000,000 loss to $7,000,000 profit and positioning the company for profitable sale.
* Change agent with diverse experience in consistently building productivity, competitive edge and the bottom line.
* Innovator and collaborator with a strong focus on maximizing shareholder value.

KAPLAN, INC., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2009-2011
Vice President of Procurement

Designed and created Kaplan's first corporate procurement department, recruited a full staff of professionals, and redirected existing buying and fulfillment operations into a fully functional, proactive product development and supplier management group. Updated purchasing processes and implemented changes in an eProcurement environment. Created ongoing reporting and communications vehicles with executive leadership at the divisional and corporate levels. Conceived and presented the global procurement organizational strategy to Kaplan CEOs and CFOs, including targeted spending for all categories and all Kaplan operating divisions.
* Developed a program of vertical integration between Kaplan business units in the areas of Learning Materials, Academic Curriculum Leaders, and Kaplan Publishing.
* Implemented multiple system enhancements, reducing operating costs by $12.5 million annually.
* Initiated a $45 million to $60 million savings program with 12 month results exceeding $32 million.
* Designed and implemented a global eProcurement program with national targeted spend to exceed $1 billion.
* Renegotiated various global software licensing agreements to recognize all Kaplan divisions as educational enterprises.
* Supported Kaplan M&A activities in identifying open source publisher opportunities and consolidating contracts.

Senior Director/Managing Consultant

Leader in the supply chain operating solutions/full value procurement practice. Marketed, planned, and implemented client engagements in eProcurement, eSourcing outsourcing, strategic sourcing, infrastructure, process, organizational development, and procurement strategy, and developed go to market service offerings. Projects included:
* Global purchasing process review and infrastructure gap analysis for a manufacturing company in the semiconductor/electronics industry. Created a global development strategy involving 15 projects encompassing strategic sourcing programs, eProcurement implementation leading practice, and a global departmental restructuring to align and integrate with corporate marketing and manufacturing.
* North American eProcurement implementation for a multi-division, multinational consumer products company. Completed $42 million online spend with more than 75 suppliers across nine operating companies, by more than 400 users in a seven month time frame. Project included process review, supplier and user training, supplier adoption, and catalog strategy. Leveraged procurement services design and implementation.
* Provided thought leadership for PWC, including eProcurement course development for purchasing practitioners, full value procurement course development and presentation, concurrency in supply chain, spend analysis, maturity profiling, and spend analysis software development.
* Planned and created a global procurement policy and procedure documentation program for an international pharmaceutical manufacturer.
* Designed a global supplier relationship database program for a Fortune 500 conglomerate. Led project team in updating and completing a multinational, multicultural requirements document and in presenting and describing requirements to an international design team.

IMC VIGORO, Winter Haven, Florida, Director of Strategic Sourcing, 1996-1999. Reduced direct material costs by up to 15% on spot and contract bases via strategic sourcing, supplier alliances, and global sourcing for chemical actives. Launched research and development plant project into full scale production for 1996 to 1997 year, with first year sales of $950,000. Reformulated 40% of company consumer products, reducing raw material costs $1.8 million. Negotiated and managed third party contract manufacturing capacities, saving 8% over company owned capacity. Created MRP system for company and third party manufacturing facilities integrated with company S&OP, reducing inventory by 25%.

LONG ISLAND LIGHTING COMPANY, Hicksville, New York, Division Manager, Fuels Purchasing and Operations, 1991-1996. Developed and implemented public utility’s fuel quality control program, producing annual savings exceeding $150,000. Conceived and executed commodity procurement and inventory strategies, yielding annual savings of $3.4 million. Developed financial and procurement models for co-firing and fuel switching, with energy cost improvements exceeding 2%. Managed utility’s role in five year regulatory commission audit of fuel procurement practices. Enabled department to earn Public Utility Commission commendation for best practices.

TRANS WORLD AIRLINES, New York, New York, Manager of Fuel Operations, 1986-1991. Redirected and reorganized overall operation of company’s global fueling program. Reorganized airline’s post merger fuel supply and terminaling systems for more than 80 operating locations, saving $3 million per year. Developed and co-managed airline’s fuel hedging program. Managed worldwide inventory levels to within 5% of budget. Chaired airline consortia at five major airports and directed, as chief executive officer and chief operating officer, all service, capital, and financial operations on behalf of airline community.

ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF RAILROAD, Chicago, Illinois, Manager of Purchasing, Manager of Marketing, 1981-1986. Negotiated ten year, ten million ton transportation contract, with $2.1 million in capital and project ROI of 21%. Reduced railroad’s inventory levels 40% after reviewing procurement standards and redeploying, supplementing, and reconfiguring fleet by renegotiating equipment lease agreements. Drafted and negotiated fixed price fuel procurement contracts tied to NYMEX futures, yielding 15% savings on spot market and commodity costs. Performed business segment profitability and investment analyses and co-authored the consolidation plan, leading to restructuring and divestiture involving 80% of operating assets.
UNITED STATES ARMY, Nuclear Weapons Specialist, 1973-1975. Security clearance, CBR.

M.B.A., Accounting and Finance, 1980

SUNY FREDONIA, Fredonia, New York
B.A., English Literature and Language, 1977



Capital Allocation and Budgeting, Hofstra University
Careers in Purchasing and Logistics to University Students
Avoiding Pitfalls in Sourcing eProcurement Solutions, ISM 7 Countries, March 2008
Preparing for an Economic Downturn: Procurement’s Crucial Role, ProcureCon, Indirect, February 2008
eProcurement: Dead or Alive A Front Line Briefing, Ariba Live 2002, Anaheim, California, February 2002

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Capital Allocation and Budgeting, Hofstra University
Careers in Purchasing and Logistics to University Students
Avoiding Pitfalls in Sourcing eProcurement Solutions, ISM 7 Countries, March 2008
Preparing for an Economic Downturn: Procurement’s Crucial Role, ProcureCon, Indirect, February 2008
eProcurement: Dead or Alive A Front Line Briefing, Ariba Live 2002, Anaheim, California, February 2002

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