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Expert in Specialty and Commodity Chemicals Sourcing and Purchasing

Expert ID: 730014 Connecticut, USA

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39 year veteran of the Chemical Industry. His primary expertise is in supply chain management and more specifically raw material chemicals sourcing and supply, both local (USA) and global. He managed several chemicals portfolios in his career. His primary thrust was always guaranteeing sustainable sourcing and back-up source approvals at the right price, never compromising quality and timely availability for the cheapest price. Expert worked extensively in the personal care industry as the purchasing team member for several new product development events. This was inevitably followed by cost reduction initiatives to evaluate alternate sources and materials. He also has considerable background in Laundry and Household raw materials sourcing. He has significant experience with contract manufacturing, packaging, transportation, legal, safety, research and development, and other supply chain-related fields.

Expert retired in 2008 and immediately contracted with Phoenix Brands as a consultant as VP Chemicals Purchasing from 2008 to present. Expert has worked for EOS Products in personal care specialty chemicals sourcing on a single event basis since 2008.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Springfield, Massachusetts

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: MBA Management Subject: Management, minor in Marketing Institution: Suffolk University, Boston

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: VP Purchasing (part time consultant) Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Sourcing, negotiating, contracting for laundry and household chemicals.
Years: 1986 to 2008 Employer: Unilever Americas Title: Undisclosed Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: Local and global Purchasing of Chemicals for Personal Care factories around the world.
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: Chesebrough Pond's(bought in '88 by Unilever) Title: Undisclosed Department: Purchasing Responsibilities: Purchasing of packaging, cotton, paper, fragrances, chemicals.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1997 to 2008 Country / Region: Europe, South America, Africa, Far East Summary: Expert was a team leader for global sourcing of specialty chemicals for personal care products for Unilever

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Global experience in finding vendors, evaluating viability of each, obtaining pricing, negotiating, arranging logistics, seeking R&D approval, managing contracts
Marketing Experience
Significant experience in cultivating vendor relations, benchmarking chemicals costs and vendor cost drivers, evauating new and offshore suppliers and opportunities.
Other Relevant Experience
Coordinating cradle-to-grave materials supply situations between the different functional groups within the corporate supply chain world (and R&D).

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Passable

Fields of Expertise

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