The Wireless Alliance

Director of Procurement

2015 - 2017

The Wireless Alliance
  • Achieved significant cost savings of $200k in the first year by spearheading procurement operations through effective management of purchases and inventory, expert negotiation of prices and contracts, and strong supplier relationship management.
  • Analyzed variances and evaluated significant cost drivers, developing and implementing successful negotiation, second sourcing, and value engineering strategies to drive down costs and improve profitability.
  • Led a team of procurement and warehouse staff, setting and achieving KPIs, and establishing accurate monthly forecasts that incorporated economic and business cycle variances.
  • Developed and maintained strong supplier relationships, resulting in an average of 10% cost savings across all categories.
  • Improved procurement processes by implementing a digital procurement platform, resulting in an increase in efficiency and productivity, and a reduction in manual errors by 25%.
  • Coordinated with cross-functional teams to ensure timely and efficient procurement of materials, equipment, and supplies, ensuring on-time delivery and avoiding delays.
  • Introduced new supplier selection and evaluation criteria, resulting in a 20% reduction in supplier onboarding time and an improvement in the quality of the products and services procured.
  • Conducted regular market research and analysis, identifying cost-saving opportunities and negotiating better terms and conditions with suppliers, resulting in a 15% reduction in procurement costs.