Tony C. Astorga, MBA, CPSM

Tony C. Astorga, MBA, CPSM

Supply Chain Manager

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Supply Chain Team Service Solutions.

Supply Chain Executive | Leadership | Operations | Continuous Improvement | Business Transformation | Team Solutions

Supply Chain executive with extensive and transformational achievements in leadership roles, strengthening supply chain teams, integrating strategic business solutions, targeting operational excellence and enhancing corporate profitability. Track record of implementing best practices and disciplines in supply chain. Developed and transitioned from tactical purchasing to strategic sourcing, category management, and value integration. Demonstrated success driving and delivering substantial revenue enhancements, cost reductions, working capital improvements, and capital spend discipline. Change agent, team collaborator, mentor and developer of talent.

Areas of Expertise:
Organizational Development, System & Process Integration, Analytics & Strategic Planning, Regulatory Compliance, Change Management, Safety Advocacy, Project Management, Stakeholder Relationships, Contract Negotiation, Profit and Loss Management, Dispute Resolution, Commodities, CAPEX, OPEX, Revenue Enhancement, Cost Reductions, Savings, Inventory Reductions, Service Leadership, MRO

Prior positions have included:
Materials Manager, Purchasing Manager, Commodity Manager, Contracts Manager, Supply Chain Manager, and Director - Supply Chain.

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JOB TITLE: Supply Chain Manager

INDUSTRY: Supply Chain

CATEGORY: Executive



Work experience

Supply Chain Manager

Barrick Gold Corporation

January 2018 - Present | Dominican Republic

Supply Chain Manager - Gerente de Cadena de Suministro
Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (PVDC) - Barrick Pueblo Viejo

Supply Chain Management Consultant

Independent Supply Chain Consultant

February 2017 - December 2017 ( 10 months )

Supply Chain Team Service Solutions

Director, Supply Chain (Operations)

Coeur Mining Inc.

June 2012 - January 2017 ( 4 years, 7 months ) | Chicago, Illinois - United States of America

Director, Supply Chain Management: June 2013 to January 2017 (Chicago, Illinois)

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, responsibilities included the oversight of 5 international supply chain teams, $300M Annual Purchase Order Spend, Commodities, Capital / Operational Expenditures, Commercial Contracts Support, Centralized Inventory, Contracts and Supplier Management Resources.

Corporate Supply Chain Manager - June 2012 - June 2013 (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho)

Provided strategic planning and development to provide site-based supply chain teams with an operational support team to provide standardization, integration and raise the effectiveness of the organization. Identified commodity, CAPEX, and OPEX opportunities to provide the organization significant cost savings.

The largest U.S. based primary silver producer and significant gold producer with operations in Alaska, Nevada, South Dakota, Mexico and Bolivia.
Market Cap 2.41B (Jan 2017)

Contracts Manager

Barrick Gold of North America, Inc.

February 2009 - June 2012 ( 3 years, 4 months ) | Elko, Nevada - United States of America

Contracts Manager - Regional Contracts Group (December 2010 - June 2012)

Accountable for Regional Strategic Sourcing Projects – Capital Equipment, Regional/Site Services, Expansion Growth, Organizational Development, Regional Integration, Standardization, Change Management. Created a sustainable contract support team for the North American Region. NA contracts process became a model/best practice for Global Operations.

Regional Contracts Supervisor (February 2009 - December 2010)

Accountable for the development of a Shared Service - Regional Contracts Team – Rationalization, System Integration, Services Organization, as well as the development of Regional Standards: Contracts Process, Contractor Safety, Supply Chain Compliance. Eliminated inconsistencies in Contractor/Consultant rate structures and contractual terms and conditions. Leveraged the aggregate spend of the region to competitively reduce costs and increase service capabilities.

Barrick Corp. is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world. North American Region included 6 operations in U.S., 1 Canada, 1 Dominican Republic.
Market Cap 20.99B (Jan. 2017)

Service Delivery Coordinator / Sr. Contracts Administrator

Rio Tinto Procurement / Kennecott Minerals / Hecla Mining Company

September 2006 - January 2009 ( 2 years, 4 months ) | Juneau, Alaska - United States of America

Hecla Mining - Sr. Contracts Administrator (April 2008 - January 2009)
Rio Tinto Procurement - Service Delivery Coordinator (September 2006 - April 2008)

Implemented Rio Tinto Procurement and Shared Service Support Structure – provided support for underground operations in Alaska, Arizona, Utah, Michigan, and Canada.

Greens Creek Mine - sold from Rio Tinto/Kennecott to Hecla Mining

Transitioned Supply Chain Contract Support and Capital Purchasing following sale of property from Rio Tinto to Hecla Mining.

Hecla Mining Company is a precious metals company and a leading silver producer with current operations in Alaska, Idaho, Mexico and Quebec (gold)
Market Cap 2.49B (Jan. 2017)

Rio Tinto Group is a leading global mining and metals group with 4 product groups: Aluminum, Copper & Diamonds, Energy & Minerals, Iron Ore
Market Cap 95.43B (Jan. 2017)

Commodity Manager (Contracted Services, Goods, CAPEX, Mobile Equipment)

Phelps Dodge Corporation (now FreePort-McMoRan Inc.)

July 2004 - September 2006 ( 2 years, 2 months ) | Phoenix, Arizona - United States of America

Commodity Manager (January 2006 - September 2006) - Phoenix, Arizona

Regional oversight of Contract Administrators (4 states) and projects including: Audit/Governance, Business Development (Corporate), Insurance, Remediation, Demolition, Reclamation, Resource Management, Property Leases, Aircraft Services, Corporate Financial, Corporate Records, Environmental, Waste Disposal/Removal, Research & Development, Project Based Capital Equipment, Contract Mining, Exploration, Drilling Services

Sourcing Process Leader (October 2004 - December 2005) - Phoenix, Arizona
Contracts Administrator (July 2004 - October 2004) - Miami, Arizona

Phelps Dodge (now Freeport McMoran) is a Natural Resources Company (Copper, Molybdenum, Gold). Largest publicly traded copper producer. North/South America, Indonesia
Market Cap 22.33B (Jan. 2017)

Purchasing Manager

ASARCO Incorporated

September 1995 - July 2004 ( 8 years, 10 months ) | Tucson, Arizona - United States of America

Purchasing Manager (January 2002 - July 2004) - Tucson, Arizona
Materials Manager (January 2001 - January 2002) - Hayden, Arizona (Ray/Hayden Mines)
(May 1993 - December 2000) - Ray Mine
Purchasing Agent / Buyer
Materials Control Coordinator
Maintenance Clerk II
Operations - Support (September 1995)
Summer Hire Support

(Now a subsidiary of Group Mexico) Largest mining corporation in Mexico and the third largest copper producer in the world through ASARCO
Market Cap 22.26B (Jan. 2017)


University of Phoenix

MBA of Business Administration