I am a procurement and supply chain professional with expertise in vendor relationship management, contract negotiation, and co-worker/stakeholder management. My capacity to develop new strategic thinking in my role is driven by my ability to see the full cross functional landscape and identifying the key resources required to execute on a vision. When thinking strategically I focus on having a balance between visionary and down to earth planner that helps deliver what the business needs.
I previously lead sourcing for the Biscuits category in External Manufacturing for Mondelez North America. In this role I managed the production of a portfolio of products in excess of 350 SKUs, equating to 300MM lbs of products across 10 bakeries in the US. In addition to traditional Procurement responsibilities, I was tasked with facilitating innovation with external manufacturers. During my tenure we launched more than 100 new SKUs with external partners. Successfully facilitating innovation required that I have strong capabilities in the following areas: New Product Development, existing product change management, optimizing the new product commercialization process, managing trials, creation and ongoing validation of production financials.
I possess the majority of the skills/experience outlined as being desirable in the description of an ideal candidate for this role. I feel the intangibles that I bring to the table, paired with my strong work ethic, set me apart from other potential candidates. I have a demonstrated ability in multiple companies and roles to quickly build relationships with a broad spectrum of people. I feel strongly that my multi-cultural background (I've lived in multiple areas of Brazil and the United States and worked closely with colleagues from all over the world) contributes to my ability to connect with people. In my experience, strong relationships are the key to individual, team, and overall project success.
Lead a 10-person cross-functional team tasked with ideating, developing, and validating solutions to deliver more than $100MM in annualized supply chain savings across 250MM pounds of production
The main point of contact for the broader project team (100+ people) including all major functional areas within the company (Sales, Marketing, Quality, R&D, Legal, Engineering, Finance.)Facilitated numerous working sessions with groups of 50 – 75 senior managers involved in validating and supporting the supply chain strategic plan.
Worked closely with Legal and HR to develop contingency plans that deliver the lowest possible impact to supply if interruptions in labor availability were to materialize.
Starting with ideation, and ultimately culminating in approval, worked with North American Senior Leadership to present the project to Global Senior Leadership, and Mondelez’s Board of Directors
Lead sourcing for the Biscuits category in External Manufacturing for North America managing annual spend in excess of $500MM.
Defined and drove sourcing strategy including supplier choice, business continuity planning, and cross-functional collaboration to deliver regional and global business expectations.
Managed stakeholder engagement, cross-functional collaboration, and supplier relationships at all points, and at all levels of the organization, throughout the end-to-end sourcing process.
Developed and executed a plan to deliver over $6MM in productivity and over $50MM in cash flow due to extended payment terms.
Executed more than 80 Master Sourcing Agreements, Project Agreements, Letters of Authorization, Letters of Intent, etc. while strictly adhering to globally mandated procurement policies.
While working to launch in excess of 100 new products, a variety of other responsibilities were required in this role: New Product Development, existing product change management, optimizing the new product commercialization process, managing trials, development and ongoing validation of production financials.
Managed the Real Estate portfolio for North America and Latin America (office space, warehouses, manufacturing sites, and technical centers).
Directed and negotiated large project site selections and incentive packages with local, state and federal governments in North America and throughout Latin America.