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US Cit. // FL / will relocate
BA Marketing, Cum Laude, Six Sigma Green Belt, CPM Lifetime cert. // Languages: English & Spanish
PRIMARY INDUSTRY: Medical Devices, Rx non-sterile pharma // ADDITIONAL INDUSTRIES: Appliances / Wire & Cable Industries


Jul 2014 to present – Non-sterile Rx

Associate Director Operations Shared Services

Managed Procurement (direct, indirect and capital), warehouse and logistics. Overall expense of $95MM.

Ensured compliance and application of procurement processes and policies across company.
Implemented Sourcing Skills Requirements document, Project Procurement Matrix and Roles and Responsibilities form with key stakeholder teams.
Developed the Procurement and logistics vision, strategy and cost improvements opportunities. Develop and implement Supplier Diversity program strategy.
Implemented commodity strategy for ATS Project films and packaging components and Clinical Operations CRO’s.
Achieved 2020 cost savings of $714K (direct) and $1,085K (Indirect).
Implemented strategy for custodial services, lab and operations supplies and facilities services, clinical research organizations (CRO’s) – resulting in 2019 $753K in savings.
Achieved cost reduction of 19% on API’s and chemicals negotiations. ($249K savings)

Sr. Procurement Manager

Execute overall vision, strategy and execution plan for API’s / chemicals, films and packaging categories.

Conduct business review meetings with Business Units key stakeholders to review future strategies, established three key Supply Agreement contracts.
Guarantee sustainability of supply for sole source commodities.
Integrated Procurement to the New Product Development process to improve the speed to market of projects.
Achieved cost reduction of 15% on inserts and 12% on cartons negotiations. ($873K savings)

Jan 2012 to Jun 2014 – Worldwide Wire & Cable Manufacturer

Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa Sourcing Manager

Managed Latin America and Africa cable sourcing (metals and plastics) with total purchases of $423 MM. Developed and implemented strategy for vendors’ process-improvement and cost saving programs.

Leveraged company sourcing strategies for metals and plastic commodities to secure access to Asia and Latin America raw materials at the lowest cost, ensuring that the strategies are aligned to support global procurement and maximize utilization of internal assets.
Managed “Procables acquisition” sourcing integration to comp[nay global procurement strategies. Developed sourcing synergies of $500k savings in 2013.
Created and lead Sub Saharan region sourcing council. Established procurement procedures for key raw materials and eliminated material stock out issues.
Developed and implemented 2014 commodity strategies for aluminum and copper raw materials globally. Achieved $1.2MM savings
Lead “Americas PVC” project, developed supply strategies and executed negotiations that resulted in $3.8 MM savings in 2013
Achieved $3.3MM savings ($2.2mm cost avoidance and $1.1MM cost savings) in 2012 supplier negotiations

March 2011 – Dec-2011 – North America leader in small home appliances

Sr. Sourcing Manager

Managed Applica Consumer Products, North America and Latin America small home appliances and garment care sourcing with total purchases of $137 MM. Developing and implementing Asia strategic vendors’ process-improvement and cost saving programs.

Developed and implemented commodity metrics in Asia supplier contracts.
Achieved $147K savings in key Iron supplier contract negotiation
Start the development of strategies for supplier management to improve access to Asia suppliers at the lowest cost.

1997 – 2010 – Worldwide leader in the development of medical devices.

Procurement Director- Project Blazer (May 2006 – 2010)

Developed and completed execution of the Procurement strategy for new facility in Ireland ($209 MM budget). Developed Dock to Stock strategy for raw materials components and aligned it with production system and Worldwide Strategic Sourcing procedures. Integrated New Product Development activities to site procurement strategy and suppliers.

Executed Supply Chain and Procurement benchmark with Ireland and European leaders. Developed and implemented logistics and transportation strategies.
Implemented JDE procurement to payment system.
Led project to outsource Sterilization services and provide capacity for New Product development products. Executed multi-year contract and achieved $2.4 MM in savings.
Transferred 60 % of raw material commodities to local suppliers. Developed 18 Sourcing Strategies for chemicals and packaging components
Achieved $9.1MM in project cost savings
Partnered with Legal department for a supplier litigation case. Achieved $800K favorable settlement for Cordis.

Worldwide Director Indirect & Capital Sourcing (2004 – 2006)

Managed company Worldwide, Indirect Strategic Sourcing Department with total purchases of $302 MM. Mentored Indirect team to meet organizational requirements for C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Management) and Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt). 100% of direct reports were certified within first year of hire. Led negotiating high value contracts on key commodities.

Developed and implemented Worldwide Indirect and Capital procurement strategy
Led worldwide cost improvement projects achieving savings of $15.1MM and $4.5MM in cost avoidance within 1 year; this represented 70% increase from previous year; in 2004 results were 123% increase vs. 2003
Implemented Procurement pre-negotiation and post negotiation forms
Headed company procurement team to be the Leader within company Medical Device and Diagnostic sector for e-Sourcing savings ($8.7MM) and number of bid events (43)
Led procurement strategy, contracting and execution for Puerto Rico expansion project ($93MM)

Indirect & Capital Worldwide Manager (1997 – 2003)

Managed Cordis, North America, Indirect Sourcing with total purchases of $130 MM. Standardized Worldwide Procurement Policies and Procedures. Developed and implemented Indirect performance

metrics. Negotiated Worldwide office supplies, copiers, custodial services, lab supplies and overnight freight contracts.

Increased Supplier Diversity expenditures by $5.9MM (50%) vs. previous year
Managed cost improvement projects achieving annual savings of $3.7MM and $2.6MM in cost avoidance
Headed Project-Outsourced Transportation commodity ($17MM spent). Achieved 10% savings.
Initiated and formed Johnson and Johnson Juarez Sourcing Team. Achieved $650k in savings
Developed and implemented North America e-procurement strategy. Achieved $2.5MM in cost savings

1988 – 1997 Division of consumer products for personal hygiene and OTC medicines.

Senior Buyer and Planner Buyer (1993 – 1997)

Managed Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic Consumer Product Co. oral care commodities with a total budget of $14MM.

Designed and developed strategic improvement plan for key commodities such as plastics, fibers, work-in-process and packaging components that improved quality, lead time, delivery and cost
Developed in time strategic purchasing processes for raw materials that maintain costs and supply levels at all times. Achieved 99% on time delivery and achieved annual savings of $750K.

Sr. Manufacturing Supervisor (1988 – 1992)

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