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I am passionate about procurement, and the value that procurement can deliver for organizations. However, I believe we are on at the beginning of substantial change in our profession – both in the way we must create value for our organizations, and in our delivery model.
The change – and the opportunities that that may bring – compelled me to make the jump from the corporate world in mid-2015. I founded and host the Art of Procurement, a weekly procurement podcast with a mission to help members of the procurement community elevate the role of our function, and their careers. I am fortunate to interview a cross section of industry thought leaders every week for the show. I also help procurement leaders adapt to the new normal by providing advisory services through ProcureChange.
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INDUSTRY: Professional Services
CURRENT LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY: Senior
Host, The Art of Procurement
The Art of Procurement
November 2015 - Present
The Art of Procurement is a weekly show where I interview thought leaders from both inside and outside the world of procurement. The show seeks to understand the trends, strategies and tactics that are evolving the procurement value proposition and the procurement career of the future.
Founder & Principal Consultant
September 2015 - Present
I strongly believe that the on-demand, as-a-service economy is going to fundamentally change the way in which companies structure their back office operations.
I founded ProcureChange to help clients make procurement a competitive advantage by levering knowledge based outsourcing and the growing as-a-service economy.
We do this through a mix of data driven products, traditional project-based consulting, and a governance retainer program – all built and delivered by procurement, and procurement outsourcing experts.
Our products and services support clients whether they are looking to make either incremental or transformational change to their Indirect procurement organizations.
For companies that are considering what procurement delivery models would be most appropriate to meet their long term goals, we answer the fundamental question: “could my company benefit from strategic procurement outsourcing?”.
Where the answer is yes, we help clients design, build and govern their outsourced procurement program. This ensures that their program is designed and managed in a way that maximizes the value of their significant procurement investment.
Advanced Purchasing Dynamics
September 2015 - April 2016 ( 7 months )
Client Delivery Leader
Accenture (formerly Procurian)
May 2012 - September 2015 ( 3 years, 4 months ) | Los Angeles, CA
Head of International Sourcing, Procurement & Supplier Management
Ally Financial (formerly GMAC Financial Services)
December 2008 - May 2012 ( 3 years, 4 months ) | Detroit, MI & London, England.
Other roles at Ally included:
2010 - 2011: Senior Manager, Supplier Management and Procurement Transformation Initiatives
2008 - 2010: Manager, Outsourcing & Offshoring Center of Excellence
Manager, Indirect Sourcing & Outsourcing
Chiquita Brands International
May 2008 - December 2008 ( 7 months ) | Cincinnati, Ohio
Procurement Shared Services Operations Lead
Visteon Corporation (US & India)
June 2006 - December 2008 ( 2 years, 6 months ) | Chennai, India & Detroit, MI
Other roles at Visteon (India & US) included:
2006 - 2007: Program Manager, New Product Launches (Lighting Products)
Category Lead - Professional Services
August 2004 - June 2006 ( 1 year, 10 months ) | Sandwich, England & New London, CT
Direct Materials & Indirect Services Buyer
Ford Motor Company / Visteon Corporation (UK)
August 2000 - August 2004 ( 4 years ) | Basildon, England
Roles at Ford / Visteon (UK) included:
2003 - 2004: Senior Buyer, Travel, HR & Professional Services
2001 - 2003: Commodity Buyer, Electro-Mechanical Components
2000 - 2001: Full Service Buyer, Interior Plastics (Ford Graduate Program)
Logistics Analyst (Undergraduate Program)
Vauxhall Ltd / General Motors
July 1998 - September 1999 ( 1 year, 2 months ) | Luton, England
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
BA (Hons) Business Studies of
1996 - 2000