You are on page 1of 2

IRENE T.

BARNETT
Friendswood, TX 77546

Cell: (281) 731-0148


Irene.t.barnett@comcast.net
www.linkedin.com/pub/irene-barnett/b3/a75/23b

LEADER WITH AN OUTSTANDING BOTTOM-LINE RECORD IN CATEGORY


MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC SOURCING, AND OPERATIONS PROCUREMENT
Accomplished, customer-focused professional with Downstream Chemicals, Midstream,
Refining, and Upstream Drilling experience in increasing Net Profit 25%, in six months, with no
investment. A multi-dimensional and well-travelled individual that drove 15% cost reductions
through Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Collaboration, Category Management, S&OP, Contract
Management, and Procurement Field Experience. Successful global experience in all sized
companies across many cultures in:

Market Intelligence Analyst


Category Analyst
Strategic Sourcing Analyst
Procurement Manager

Contracts (MSAs, contracts all $ sizes)


Chemical plant field experience
Commodity chemicals experience
SAP PowerUser

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
PHILLIPS66, HOUSTON, TX
Responsible for all U.S-based refineries and P&T Maintenance totaling $300MM.
Category Lead, Reforming, Isomerization, and Tail-gas catalysts
Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Commodity Chemicals, Pipelines & Terminals (P&T).

2012-2015

Reduced annual costs of catalysts by optimizing refinery yields (based on catalyst testing) the
type of Semi-Regen Reforming catalysts selected and yield improvements for the refineries to
save $80MM per year.
Category lead tasked with creation of a playbook for the refining catalyst category, including
increasing managed spend, implementing procure-to-pay processes, and working
collaboratively to source catalysts and capture contract improvement opportunities.
RFP analysis for all maintenance activities for the build/replace/repair of all U.S. oil and gas
pipeline systems.

IRENE T. BARNETT

Page Two

CONOCOPHILLIPS / FORMERLY BURLINGTON RESOURCES, HOUSTON, TX


2005-2012
Oversaw L48, Canada, Norway, and Asia-Pacific representing $600MM
Strategic Sourcing Lead, Global Drilling & Completion Fluids, Drilling rigs, Specialty
Chemicals and Directional drilling

Best Practices Leader for directional drilling on multiple oil and gas wells for the Eagleford
shale and Bakken fields (L48 drilling rigs).
Led various tendering efforts for Drilling & Completion Fluids, Norway stimulation
chemicals, and Australia Directional Drilling.
Corresponded with all levels of leadership to coordinate activities between departments to
balance manpower, maintain information including time and material cost records and
prepare department management reports.
Published market intelligence reports regarding L48 and Canada inshore drilling rigs and
Burlington Resources position in the marketplace.

AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS, HOUSTON, TX


1998 2005
Oversaw Pasadena, TX and Calvert City, TX grass-roots plants for a capital investment in excess
of $200MM
Procurement and Product Manager, Acetic acid, Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH), and Polyurethanes
Intermediates (PUI). S&OP Demand Planner.
Provided market analysis, supplier selection, and contract negotiation for the polymers
business; administered large and small capital plant projects, directed material purchasing and the
full cradle-to-cradle supply chain for the acetic acid, PVOH and PUI businesses.
Supervised 13 professionals coordinating all rail and barge activities, plant shutdowns, and
continuously driving productivity increases by automating and controlling spending.
Applications and product support with customers across the U.S.
Six Sigma, Kaizen, and LEAN Implemented a more rigorous process that lowered physical
inventory, reduced costs for reactor cleans, and improved accountability; average cost reduction
was 12%, a value above $100MM.

EDUCATION
The Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
The University of Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona
Master of Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Professional Upgrading: AFPM, IPMI
Power User: SAP R/3; Ariba; PeopleSoft, Emptoris; WellView; Microsoft Office (Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, Project), Anklesaria Cost Modeling, GAP Partnership Negotiations
Accreditation: DOT (49 CFR), LEAN/Six Sigma Certified Green Belt, ISO 9001, IACCM