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PROFILE "Highly reputed, performance driven, and dedicated professional with hands-on kn owledge in vendor relations, purchasing and

marketing. Proven track record in de monstrating talent for establishing personal relationships, networking, and expl aining complex concepts to others. Strong management, program development and co mputer abilities, with an exemplary ability to work independently and with a tea m "to get the job done". EXPERIENCE Technical Project Manager - Aug. 2009 - Present Fluid Networks & Consulting Services, Stone Mountain, Georgia Applies significant knowledge of industry trends and developments to improve ser vice to our clients. Reviews work of development team. Creates and executes development plans and revises as appropriate to meet changi ng needs and requirements. Communicates and enforces coding standards Manages technical resources within budget and project schedule. Consistently delivers high-quality services to our clients Facilitates team and client meetings effectively. Holds regular status meetings with development team. Keeps development team well informed of changes within the organization and gene ral corporate news. Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion. Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully. Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model. Manages the development of team by ensuring that project tasks are in line with each Innovator's career interests when possible. Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutio ns. Leads internal teams/task forces. Reviews the status reports of team members and addresses issues as appropriate. Complies with and helps to enforce standard policies and procedures. Strategic Sourcing Vendor Purchasing Specialist - Apr. 2008 - Apr. 2009 GE Energy, Atlanta, Georgia Procured quality products and maintained attractive price points satisfying cust omer demands and ensuring company profitability. Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for good s and services. Prioritized, scheduled and expedited delivery of materials to meet target dates prevented excess inventory and avoided stock shortages. Interfaced with Order Administrators, Engineers, Project Managers and suppliers to expedite and resolved issues. Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, sup port, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and t he supplier's reputation and history. Expedited and prioritized supply chain to meet emergency forced outages, and sho rt cycle customer's demands. Contacted vendors and suppliers for quotation and followed up on outstanding pur chasing orders. Conferred with vendors; obtained product and service information, pricing, avail ability, and delivery schedule. Avoided product delays and secured significant cost savings by developing altern ative sources for hard-to-find products. Developed strong relationships with new vendors; reestablished relationship with former vendors. Sourced and qualified vendors, with an emphasis on quality and cost effectivenes s.

Used a just-in-time purchasing system ensured that goods and services arrive inhouse when required. Streamlined the purchasing process through single sourcing suppliers. Conducted comprehensive research on products and suppliers. Monitored shipments to ensure that goods come in on time and resolve problems re lated to undelivered goods. Vendor Manager - Oct. 2001 - Sep. 2007 Hewlett Packard, Atlanta, Georgia Reviewed Statement of Work; negotiated contract terms, plans, schedules, rates, resources, involvement and role/responsibilities. Administered Hardware Service Level Agreements between hardware and software ven dors, ensured services and inventory levels were maintained. Placed orders and assured accurate pricing, as well as secured vendors payment. Created and executed project work plans and revised as appropriate meeting chang ing needs and requirements identified resources needed and assigned individuals responsibilities. Effectively applied methodology and enforced project standards. Protected project documents and completed, current, and stored appropriately int erpreted all aspects of contractual agreement between Hewlett Packard and Bank o f America, well maintaining a detailed view of the supplier's performance agains t contract. Communicated with the installation team and subcontracted vendors, to facilitate the installation of new equipment within the bank environment, as it was procur ed from HP. Planned, scheduled, and procured all manufactured, fabricated and subcontracted hardware to support in-house production, new product development, and spare part requirements. Identified resources needed and assigned HP technicians. Analyzed purchase requests of completeness, specifications, and technical docume ntation. Standardized purchasing procedures related to facilities, equipment, and service s. Discussed defective or unacceptable goods with quality control personnel and ve ndors, determined source of trouble, and took corrective action. Procured various types of technology equipment. Vendor Relations Manager - Sep. 1997 - Mar. 2001 MCI WorldCom, Atlanta, Georgia Managed revenues of $145 million and promoted the MCI WorldCom Fund program, ass isted the customers with implementing technology. Worked cooperatively with manufacturers to develop appealing packaging, price po ints, and marketing strategies to highlight products and created excitement for the MCI WorldCom Business Solution customers. Saved over $250,000 on annual basis, in development and staffing costs and had a n increase over 9.8 million in customer deposits. Negotiated, issued, and maintained blanket purchase orders for production mater ials. Monitored distribution channels for changes in products, price, and availabilit y and reported status changes to senior sales personnel. Developed requisition and ordering procedures. Approved invoices for payments and expedited delivery of goods for production. Coordinated and implemented project plan, to bring MCI Fund program in-house and eliminated the need for outsourcing agents. Supervised and trained Administrators on vendor's equipment, ordering procedures , as well as developed training manual. Tracked, maintained and reconciled financial information and conducted monthly c onference calls with account payable processor, Account Payable Manager, Senior Marketing Managers and vendors to discuss monthly financial results, objectively identifying issues and resolutions.

Produced and instituted a successful MCI Fund catalog using an internal proposal tool designed for MCI WorldCom Business Solution customers. Recorded incoming invoices into an Excel spreadsheet to ensure that they were pa id within 30 days. Moderated and managed contract changes, modifications, and terminated as require d. Utilized the "Purchase n Pay", system to create Purchase Requisitions and perfor med on-going support to the financial close and settlement process with SAP acco unting cycle. Managed 32 MCI WorldCom Fund vendors. EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Marketing and Advertising Clark College (Clark-Atlanta University) COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft Word; Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Schedule, Mic rosoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, SAP R/3 Finance Module, Arib a, Visio, Oracle, COPICS/COSDOM, Citrix AWARDS MCI Executive Club Award; MCI Business Marketing Star Award; MCI Executive Club Award; MCI Business Marketing Star Award