Valley Stream, NY
Sr. Procurement / Purchasing Manager
October 2010 to December 2011
Implement and Modernize Related Department Policies and Procedures; Implantation of Current and Updated Regulatory Requirements in the Area of Procurement and Purchasing Ensuring the Continuation and Enhancements of Services; Organized Monthly Reports for Internal Controls to Maximize Department Effectiveness ; Administer the Improvement of the Invoicing and Receiving Process for Greater Accountability and Processing Efficiency; Keep to Date with IT Compliance and Coding Issues Affecting Purchasing and Business Operations; Manage/Perform Operational Assessments of Existing Practices Affecting Departmental Effectiveness; Develop and Negotiate Final Contract Terms and Conditions with Vendors; Oversee Preparation of Business Plans for New Practices and/or Lines of Business; Lead the Review and Manage the Competitive Bid and Draft Contract Process; Acquisition Process for Information Technology Hardware, Software, Software Development, Communications Equipment and Related Services; Implement and Review Appropriate Records for the Proper Processing of Technology Purchases; Review Monthly Account Accruals and Budget Comparison; Evaluate Ad-hoc Reports on Specific Issues to Facilitate Organizational Decisions; Arrange/Review and Assist in Preparation of FY Budgets; Attend Monthly Management Meetings.
July 2008 to July 2010
Internal Controls and Identifying Areas of Improvement for Purchasing and Bank Operations; Monitor all Compliance Related Activities; Provide Business Justification for the Engagement of External Vendors; Developed, Initiated and Enforced Department Policies and Procedures; Arranged Monthly Reports for Internal Controls; Developed Internal Controls and Identifying Areas of Improvement for the Purchasing Department; Work Closely With the Legal and Risk Management Divisions to Ensure Contracts Address Applicable Laws and Regulations; Work with Service Providers in Development of Transaction Processing Policies and Procedures; Acted as Point of Contact with External Vendors and Internal Management; Monthly Account Budget Reports; Assisted with the Annual Budgeting and Forecasting; Ad-hoc Projects; Analyzed Monthly and Quarterly Fixed Asset Roll Forward Schedules with Management; Performed Additional Duties as Required.
Purchasing / Operations Manager
January 2001 to April 2008
Prepare and Review RFP (Request for Proposal) and Manage the Competitive Bid Process; Manage Supplier/Contractor Base, Pre-Qualify and Evaluate New Supplier Source for Potential Approval; Work with Various Business Lines to Consolidate the Procurement Function Leading to Cost Efficiency and Reduction in Vendor Relationships; Perform and Coordinate Administrative, Technical and Professional Duties to Ensure the Company is Supplied with the Material, Equipment and Services Required to Function Optimally; Continually Engage with Senior Level Management to Understand their Business Requirements and Ensure All Services are Delivered to the Highest Satisfaction; Assist as Necessary, in Resolving Supplier Payments and Performance Problems, Insurance Issues and Customer Satisfaction Problems; New Account Review and Set-up on going Account Maintenance as Well as Account Terminations; Review Current Internal Procedures and Processes to Ensure they are Appropriate, Efficient and Documented; Continuously Identify Needs for New or Revised Policies, Procedures and Business Tools; Develop and Implement Specific Marketing Plans; Direct Line Reporting Relationship to General Manager; Coordinate Transaction Closing, Funding and Processing of all Transactions into Internal System and Outside Service Providers; Work with and Understand the Legal Structures Within the firm, and Counterparties to Ensure the Accurate Management and Booking of Transactions.
Regional Finance and Marketing Manager
March 1993 to January 2001
Generate and Analyze Financial/Management Reports; Identified, Designed, and Implemented Creative Business and Technology Solutions; Developed and Presented Proposals for Business Development; Planed, Designed and Implemented New Business Solutions; Identified Key Clients Business Issues, Determined their Needs and Developed Recommendations; Identified Opportunities to Cross Sell other Services; Demonstrated in Debt Knowledge of Market Trends and Competitor Marketing Activities; Identified, Lead and Participated in Business Proposal Development Efforts and Closing Sales Opportunities; Hired, Trained and Developed Staff through Job Development Training; Build and Nurtured a Positive Working Relationship with Clients with the Intention to Exceed Client Expectations; Orchestrated Multiple Activities to Accomplish Professional Business Goals; Developed and Implemented Sales and Marketing Strategy in Accordance with overall Business Objectives; Provided Leadership by Supporting and Motivating Staff.
BS in Electrical Engineering
MBA in Business and Finance Management
Areas of Expertise:
• Maintenance and Consultant Contracts Agreements
• Generate and Review RFP's/RFQ's
• E-Procurement Implementation and Vendor Management Negotiations
• Budget Proposals, Projection and Forecasting Reports
• IT Hardware, Software and Services
• Strategic Sourcing and Cost Saving Implementation Processing
• Contract Negotiation with Vendors
• Identify, Evaluate and Implement Procedures for Improvement
• Extensive Technical Aptitude and Knowledge of the IT Procurement Process
Microsoft Office, Crystal Reports, PeopleSoft, QuickBooks, SAP, FAS, Imagic, IS Research; Watchdog Pro (OFAC), Adobe Acrobat, Audio/Video System Management, Computer Network and Systems Management.
Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills; Presentation Skills; Problem Solving and Trouble Shooting Skills with the Ability to Exercise Mature Judgment; Evaluate, Mentor and Provide Feedback on Performance of Others; Demonstrate Creative Thinking for Developing Solutions.