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Expert in Procurement, Sourcing, and Supplier Management

Expert ID: 733417 California, USA

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Expert has been leading procurement organizations for the past 25 years.  He has led both manufacturing and indirect teams at Sun Microsystems, Kaiser Permanente, and most recently Juniper Networks. In all three companies, he drove the change management of major ERP system replacements (Oracle, SAP, Ariba, Coupa), as well as the business process innovations to become world class in their management of the Source-to-Pay processes.   Expert is now providing advisory services to CPO's, procurement professionals, and suppliers to help them maximize their mutual value-add.

Brought in to Establish or Dramatically Improve Global Supplier Management:
-Will come with time tested purchasing strategies, policies, tools, and processes
-Can establish the organization, recruit the talent, enable their success
-Will deliver the cost savings, quality, flexibility, and continuity of supply
-Can establish global processes and leveraged spend across Americas, EMEA, Asia/Pac

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: MBA Subject: General Business and Marketing Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1985 Degree: BS EE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Advisor Department: CEO Responsibilities: Consulting to procurement leaders and suppliers of procurement tools and services.
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sr. Director, Worldwide Indirect Procurement Department: Global Supplier Management Responsibilities: -Successfully replaced Oracle with Coupa in only 8 mos. in 44 countries
-Increased cost savings 50% in one year on $800M of spend, to $45M
-Reorganized to drive global focus, and up-leveled positioning with execs.
Years: 2006 to 2013 Employer: Kaiser Permanente Title: VP IT & Facilities Procurement Department: Procurement Responsibilities: -Maximized leverage on $3B in spend, team of 72
-Expanded procurement value-add in Facilities from $171M in spend to $2B
-Drove first ever IT Supplier Relationship Management
-Tripled IT cost savings and doubled Facilities cost saving.
Years: 1990 to 2005 Employer: Sun Microsystems Title: VP Customer Advocacy; Exec Dir. Worldwide Indirect Procurement Department: Global Supplier Management Responsibilities: -VP, Six Sigma & Customer Advocacy (rated in the top 10% of VP’s)
-Director, eProcurement Software Product Marketing
-WW Director, Global Supplier Mgmt., Indirect, $2B, team of 60 in 13 countries.

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