Experienced Sourcing Specialist with Spend Analytics and Project Management background!

Dear Hiring Manager,

Today’s economy requires exceptional talent who possess a unique blend of leadership, vision, broad-based experience, and the ability to deliver superior results. I am such a person.

Throughout my career I have utilized my analytical, planning, relationship-building and influencing skills to understand, predict, and enhance Procurement processes to reduce costs, improve asset utilization and drive customer satisfaction.

Most recently, I was the EMC, Corporate Indirect Procurement lead for several infrastructure enhancements that were enablers for year-over-year sustainable savings, improved productivity and increased efficiency.

Selected Accomplishments

Implemented third party spend visibility solution (BIQ)
Deployed e-Catalogs (B2B) in 20 countries (SmartOCI)
Established business requirements for automated cost-savings database (Intuit QuickBase)
Operationalized and expanded utilization of e-Sourcing RFx application (Ariba)

I am convinced that my combined knowledge Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Infrastructure, Project Management and Spend Analytics will have an immediate impact on achieving organizational goals and objectives.

I welcome the opportunity to bring my experience and skills to the TowerClimbers.com team!


Leslie G. Holmes

P.S. Thank you in advance for your consideration in what I have to offer. I look forward to meeting with you shortly!

Leslie G. Holmes
Worcester, MA 01602
xxx@xxx.com xxx-xxx-xxxx www.linkedin/in/lesholmes

Professional Profile

Passionate, pragmatic results-driven Strategic Sourcing Leader with extensive experience and knowledge of infrastructure improvement opportunities for Procurement/Supply Chain organizations.
Recent Accomplishments

Implemented third party spend visibility solution (BIQ)
Deployed e-Catalogs (B2B) in 20 countries (SmartOCI)
Established business requirements for automated cost-savings database (Intuit QuickBase)
Operationalized and expanded utilization of e-Sourcing RFx application (Ariba)

Project Management ⌂ Strategic Sourcing ⌂ Spend Visibility/Analytics
Procurement Infrastructure ⌂ Reporting

Accomplished professional with 15+ years experience in fast-paced Procurement environments.
Solid Program/Project management skills within Indirect Procurement – infrastructure enhancements.
In depth, working knowledge of Spend Visibility, and Spend Analytics including pattern recognition.
Adept at building cross-functional teams and relationships through mutual respect and collaboration.
Excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills.

Professional Experience

EMC, Hopkinton, MA 2009–2014

Program/Project Manager Indirect Spend – Recruited to assist newly-formed Corporate Indirect Procurement organization implement e-Procurement applications, SAS tools and reporting processes as enablers to sustain year-over-year savings, improved operational efficiency and increased productivity.

Program/Project managed Global e-Catalog initiative that included transition to new software application and deployment of 35 e-Catalogs in 20 countries across Europe, South America and Asia/Pacific regions. Within twelve month period, catalog spend increased 125% ($18M to $40M) and number of catalogs available to end-users tripled (9 to 42).

Indirect procurement lead to implement company-wide Spend Visibility tool from "proof of concept" through international roll-out. This application transformed 100% of Accounts Payable and P-Card processed payments into an actionable Spend Cube that was an enabler in identifying $200M cost take-outs annually from $4000M Indirect Spend baseline.

Managed implementation and customization of Intuit’s QuickBase software application/database to provide global Corporate Indirect Procurement organization with standard means to view, analyze, forecast and report cost savings. The “deal pipeline” component of reporting process provided executive management with real time assessment of GAP to GOAL values.

Project managed global expansion of Ariba e-Sourcing RFx tool across 3 Regions, 20+ Countries and 50+ users including: General Administration, License Management, Training, Reporting and monthly Open "Discussion" Forum.

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DELUXE CORPORATION, Groton, MA xxx-xxx-xxxx
Supply Chain Analyst / Indirect Spend - Led the design, development and roll-out of enterprise-wide Spend
Management business practices for Director of Strategic Sourcing. Identified cost take-out opportunities for
Commodity Managers, provided Project/Program leaders with spend data/patterns and created reporting processes as required to support business practice roll-out.

Created Spend Cube used to identify $60M in cost take-outs from $480M Indirect Spend baseline.
Instituted monthly compliance reporting process – achieved 90% compliance with preferred suppliers.
Championed enterprise-wide Payment Discount initiative – reduced lost discounts by $150K.

NEBS - DELUXE CORPORATION, Groton, MA xxx-xxx-xxxx
Buyer – Led supply planning for records management product line with annual spend of $2.5M. Specific product families included File Folders, Medical Labels and related Accessories. Total SKU’s planned exceeded 3000.

Executed RFP for records management product line that delivered annual savings of $300K.
Exceeded Customer Satisfaction metric – held material stock outs to less than 2% of items planned.

Sportsman’s Advantage Inc., Fitchburg, MA
Owner/Operator - Retail sporting goods store with an annual sales of $325K. Complete responsibility for all aspects of business operations

Digital Equipment Corporation
Personal Computer Business Unit, Marlboro, MA Supply Manager/Senior Buyer – Directed worldwide procurement and supply planning processes for Intel microprocessors. Annual spend: $240M.

Corporate Manufacturing, Boxborough, MA
Lead Project Analyst – Coordinated scheduling, methods development and reporting for global project chartered to identify and remove waste from supply chains across enterprise.

Networks Business Unit, Littleton, MA
Supply Manager – Orchestrated worldwide integration of supply plans for 150 Network product families. Annual sales: $1.0 Billion.

Education & Professional Development

Associate Degree, Liberal Arts
Worcester Junior College
Business Curriculum
Boston University
Lean Training: Lean Office, 5S, Value Stream Mapping
Organizational Learning: Peter Senge, M.I.T. Sloan School of Management

Last Resume Update July 10, 2014
Address Worcester, Massachusetts
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