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ROBIN LAMBUI 63 Old Town Lane Huntington, NY 11743 631.549.2101 rl15f4d86@westpost.

net SUMMARY Accomplished and results-oriented Global Procurement, Financial, and Project Man agement Professional with expertise in supporting corporate initiatives by restr ucturing business units, streamlining policies and procedures, reducing costs, a nd improving operations. Track record in administering multimillion-dollar budg ets and supporting hundreds of freestanding retail stores. Highly dedicated and recognized as exceptional supervisor and mentor; skilled in motivating employee s to exceed personal and corporate objectives. Recognized for creative problem solving and ability to quickly learn, assess, and correct troubled systems. Core competencies * Strategic Business Planning * Procurement and Purchasing * Testing and Quality Control * Regulatory Compliance * Business Innovations * Supplier / Vendor Management * Team Building and Leadership * Contract Negotiations * Cost Reduction and Avoidance * Organizational Restructuring * Budget Management * QA and QC Planning * Process Improvements * SLA Administration * Communications PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES, Melville, NY 1990 - 2010 Manufacturer and marketer of skin care, cosmetics, perfume, and hair care produc ts with 26+ brands and $7.8B+ in annual revenue. Global IT Procurement Manager, Software and Services 2008 - 2010 Managed global procurement team in recommending, approving, and purchasing deskt op and server software for all Estee Lauder Companies business units. Administe red $5M budget for Global Corporate Office automation hardware and software. Su pported single centralized global purchasing process while ensuring compliance w ith corporate policies and local laws in North America, EMEA, and APAC regions. * Developed centralized global procurement process for SAP and non-SAP users res ulting in reduction in costs and increased productivity. * Centralized procurement process outside of North America by creating global pr ocurement form for APAC region resulting in enhanced efficiencies. * Delivered innovation by partnering with suppliers and maintaining up-to-date k nowledge of technology trends and market-based insights. * Guaranteed customer value by establishing and adhering to service level agreem ents (SLAs). Business Administration Manager, Retail Store, 2000 - 2008 HR / Payroll and Global Financial Systems Promoted to structure and lead strategic planning of Retail Store Systems divisi on including establishing business processes and procedures, restructuring divis ion into smaller functional groups, and creating helpdesk support team to serve retail stores. Directed financial activities of IS Retail Store ROBIN LAMBUI PAGE TWO ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES systems, Global Financial Systems, and HR / Payroll Systems with combined annual operating expenses of $11.4M and capital budgets of $8.2M. Directed cost manag ement and budget support for 460 freestanding stores under 5 brands. Coordinated hardware purchases, equipm ent maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. Selected to serve on Strategic Manageme

nt Initiative (SMI) and Performance Improvement Initiative (PII) committees; res ults included streamlining operations, standardizing QA processes, improving res ource management, and increasing staff accountability. * Restructured GFS division by creating outsourcing structure resulting in maint aining quality operations with 50% reduction in staff. * Streamlined sales audit process by reducing daily error logs of JDA POS Back O ffice System from multiple pages to less than one page. Collaborated with devel opers to resolve data issues and coordinated vendor training session to empower users to solve problems independently. * Reduced training costs by developing Internet-based e-learning platform for re tail stores. * Increased user support levels by transitioning employees away from on-site mai ntenance. * Improved communication between retail stores, technicians, and corporate brand s / divisions by co-designing and implementing IS Retail Store Systems intranet website. * Instituted departmental QA testing process for POS / JDA Win / DSS Front End S oftware for freestanding retail stores, which was subsequently implemented compa ny-wide. * Managed and implemented $5M POS hardware operating lease, which involved 300+ stores. Purchasing Manager, Global Information Services 1990 - 2000 Purchased all computers for USA-based brands, divisions, and field support servi ces. Gathered end user equipment requirements and consulted with vendors on lat est technologies and pricing. Identified and recruited all hardware / software vendors. Processed vendor payments and researched / reconciled payment issues. Monitored and ensured compliance with budgeted capital requisitions and maintai ned monthly communications with department heads regarding actual vs. budgeted s pending. Tracked and controlled office automation capital spending, as well as spending for numerous IS projects. * Managed $15M+ purchasing budget to support more than 5,000 users nationwide. * Reduced capital expenditures 20% by initiating competitive bidding process for computer purchases. * Increased scope of vendor contracts with no additional costs by cultivating pr oductive relationships and renegotiating contracts. Previous management and supervisory positions with Canon USA and Photo Discount Outlet. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION Foundations of Project Management: Project Planning and Control -24 certificati on credits, Stony Brook University, Melville, NY Power of Positive Attitude Seminar: Leadership Development, Planning and Organi zing, The Institute for Management Studies Conference Attendee, JDA Focus Conference, 2005 - 2008 AA, Major, Nassau Community College, Mineola, NY