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Successful, Senior Level, Lean Six Sigma Professional with executional leadership and management skills in addition to planning and research, communication, self-management, teamwork and interpersonal skills. Proven delivery of sustainable cost reductions and spend control ($400M+) through strategic negotiations, building solid foundations for long-lasting business relationships, supporting internal client needs, and improving sourcing and vender management lifecycle activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Leadership and Management
  • Planning and Research
  • Communication
  • Self-Management
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal skills
  • Global Strategic Sourcing
  • Vendor Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Process and People Improvement
  • SAP/Ariba Application Suite
  • Procurement ERP Solutions
  • Contract & Spend Analysis Tools
  • eSourcing & Resource Management
  • Microsoft Office Suite

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Culture Estate
Licensed NJ Real Estate Professional (Self-Employed)    12/2017 – Present

Ten-X, Auction.com
Business Development Manager, Real Estate (PTA)    12/2017 – Present

Gloria Nilson & Co.
Licensed NJ Real Estate Professional (Self-Employed)    06/2017 – 12/2017

Dow Jones
Global Sourcing IT/Non-IT (Contract/Consulting)                          06/2017 – 09/2017

  • Managed Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for IT (Hardware/Software), Indirect (HR Services, Professional Services) and Facilities Management (Custodial, HVAC, Real Estate, Fleet)
  • Lead end-to-end sourcing lifecycle including competitive bidding process, supplier selection, negotiating terms and conditions in partnership with internal and external parties and developing statements of work with service level agreements (SLA’s)
  • Lead bidding, negotiations, and drafting of commercial contracts for Company’s global businesses; translated business requirements into contractual language; liaised between business partners to ensure full understanding of legal implications
  • Created a standard RFP template and process; analyzed RFP responses and summarized findings, organized supplier site visits and meetings as needed; supported supplier rating and selection process; and communicated decisions to suppliers

 

Viacom
MTS Vendor Management, Process Improvement (Contract/Consulting)    10/2016 – 01/2017

  • Lead process improvement initiative for multi-million-dollar Media & Technology Services 3rd Party Vendor spend
  • Identified opportunities to improve efficiency and deliver substantial cost savings across Media Technology Services (MTS)
  • Documented as-is processes and created intelligible workflow maps using Lean Six Sigma methodologies
  • Created, implemented, and enforced a Standard Operating Procedure framework and governance document composed of lean disciplined processes and reporting structures for the end-to-end lifecycle of the Vendor Management Office
  • Managed and updated master vendor list, cost savings and cost avoidance data and supporting documentation
  • Contributed to EBCs, QBRs, and account reviews to ensure adequate service delivery performance
  • Identified and evaluated strategic vendor partners; managed relationships and performance feedback through scorecarding
  • Created and maintained internal vendor scorecards, templates, reports, and internal and external SharePoint sites
  • Supported key VMO initiatives with research, benchmarking and due diligence
  • Provided overview and training on processes to internal clients in addition to project management as needed

 

Viacom
Global Strategic Sourcing IT/Non-IT (Contract/Consulting)    10/2014 – 10/2016

  • Responsible for lifecycle of sourcing initiatives large ($40M) and small ($500k) across IT & Non-IT
  • Implement eSourcing tool, create training materials and train global sourcing team to achieve 100% transition
  • Develop, implement and refine global sourcing strategies and align projects to company goals
  • Responsible for drafting and preparing formal supplier requests: RFP’s, RFI’s and RFQ’s
  • Develop negotiation strategies in collaboration with key stakeholders; including Legal, VMO, and InfoSec
  • Analyze vendor landscape, current vs. future state of business, and identify savings opportunities
  • Utilize e-sourcing spend tools and create internal presentations for senior executives and key stakeholders
  • Develop internal and external relationships for long term partnership and success

 

Morgan Stanley
Professional Services Sourcing IT & Non-IT (FTE)    04/2013 – 08/2014

  • Negotiated Professional Services for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Technology and Info Risk, Research, and Global Wealth Strategy and Solutions (GWSS) IT/Non-IT Global Contracts
  • Achieved baseline reductions/cost avoidance savings utilizing market research, best practices and contract negotiations
  • Conducted e-bidding through Ariba; created and developed standard and custom RFP processes and documents
  • Analyzed contract and spend data to identify areas of improvement and mitigate risks
  • Applied and enforced a ‘Quality-Over-Quantity’ approach to vendor relationships and negotiating agreement terms
  • Built sustainable relationships with internal client based on trust, clarity and accountability in order to drive organizational change and achieve bottom line goals

 

EmblemHealth
Program Management, IT Vendor Relationship Specialist (Contract/Consulting)    02/2012 – 04/2013

  • Lead the implementation of a Software Asset Management tool and central contracts repository system
  • Red-lined IT software and hardware agreements and managed repository of purchases and entitlement information
  • Managed the Microsoft True-Up process; assessed license ownership for over deployment and reconciled company usage
  • Provided direction and consultation to business units on mitigating supplier risk and reducing costs

 

AIG
Project Management, Global Sourcing & Procurement (Contract/Consulting)    12/2011 – 02/2013

  • Managed 20+ projects for 5 Executives in Business Services, Construction and Property Management commodities
  • Developed and recommended short and long-term sourcing strategies based on qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Worked with internal clients to forecast sourcing projects and establish business requirements
  • Negotiated pricing at market value or lower; achieved at least 15% savings (cost reduction and cost avoidance)
  • Prepared program and project forecast decks in MS PowerPoint for quarterly reviews with CPO
  • Reported and analyzed spend trends across top commodities and suppliers through Zycus
  • Monitored fulfillment of contract obligations, due dates, net terms, and contract conditions through Ariba
  • Maintained excellent supplier relationships and vendor governance risk assessment records

 

Johnson & Johnson
Project Management, IT Asset Management (Contract/Consulting)    02/2011 – 02/2012

  • Lead a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) clean-up project to migrate value-add data to Service Now
  • Independently managed regional intake mailboxes and ITSM task queue and closing tickets
  • Created and updated Configuration Items (CI’s) in BMC Remedy Atrium CMDB based on CI templates
  • Prepared and executed bulk data loads of large project additions, updates, and deletions
  • Entered Ariba requisitions for Unix/Linux/Mainframe groups
  • Created and lead process improvement initiatives to establish work efficiency and project completion

 

McGraw Hill
Procurement & Contract Specialist IT/Non-IT (FTE)    01/2008 – 02/2011

  • Processed over $12M IT Corporate and Construction purchase orders (POs) in Lawson, P2P Ariba, and SAP annually
  • Executed full lifecycle of purchasing from procure to pay including IT asset and inventory management in BMC Remedy
  • Tracked and managed invoices, payments, and supplier catalogs to ensure pricing aligned with contract terms
  • Logged and reported on contract terms, purchase orders, significant supplier interruptions, and SOX compliance issues
  • Managed internal client portfolios of Software and Hardware contracts
  • Created and developed processes and training manuals for the over 200+ global IT stakeholders
  • Compared and evaluated supplier costs, quality, and suitability of products and services

 

EDUCATION 

NJ Real Estate
Mulroy School of Real Estate, NJ Licensed (2017)

NY Real Estate
NY Real Estate Institute, NY Licensed (2017)

Acuity Institute
Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement (2016)

Kaplan University
MBA, Master in Business Administration (2011)

Berkeley College
BS, Bachelors in Marketing and Management (2007)

 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

NJ Real Estate
Real Estate Salesperson License (2017)

NY Real Estate
Real Estate Salesperson License (2017)

Acuity Institute
Lean Six Sigma, Yellow Belt Certification #C1712 (2016)