Profiles In Materials Management

Recent Positions

Procurement Management Specialist, Halton Healthcare

Director, Purchasing Resources, McMaster University

Vice President, Global Procurement, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Accomplishments

Accomplished supply chain leader with over 25 years of progressive experience who leverages strong leadership, interpersonal skills, negotiation skills and customer focus to implement best practices, positively affecting the bottom line. Known in the field of supply chain as a results oriented leader, strategic, a Bill 122 and AIT expert; and a creative problem solver with a strong work ethic who has gained respect from employers, customers, suppliers and employees.

Education

Certified SCMP (Cdn) & Certified PSM (US)

Recent Positions

CEO / COO / CFO for Retail Logistics and 3PLs, Supply Chain Specialists Ltd 1995 - 2012

CFO - High Growth / Start Ups, AAH Distribution Services Ltd 1992 - 1995

Troubleshooter / Turnaround Professional, Contracts/roles within MFG & Retail logistics 1987-1991

Accomplishments

Energetic/laser focused C level Leader, drives rapid improvement for Third Party Logistics (3PL) and Retailers. Also available for short term executive roles.

25 year track record, radical service AND profitability improvement within Logistics industry (career ave. 25:1 ROI)

Personally delivered $50M 1st year improved annual profits, plans developed for further $100M. Cash-flow $100M+. Annual sales secured > $200M.

Education

MSc - Master of Science (Supply Chain Management and Logistics) - Cranfield University

MBA - Master of Business Administration - Cranfield University, SOM

FCILTNA & CITT , Lean Six Sigma Black Belt grad. Prince2 and MSP

Recent Positions

Administrative Assistant, City of Brampton - Fire & Emergency Services

Buyer, City of Brampton - Purchasing Division

Purchasing Assistant , City of Brampton - Purchasing Division

Accomplishments

- Successfully completed an Honours Diploma in Supply Chain & Logistics through TriOs College
- Managed assigned procurement projects in excess of one million dollars for the City of Brampton
- Educated city departments and vendors on the City's Purchasing By-Law and procedures
- Developed and maintained trusting relationships internally and externally
- Successfully obtained the Principles of Effective Public Purchasing certificate through the Ontario Public Buyers Association

Education

Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma - TriOs College

Principles of Effective Public Purchasing - Ontario Public Buyers Association

Executive Assistant Certificate - Sheridan College

Recent Positions

Consultant, Tony Hockett (Self-Employed

Senior Buyer, Stantec Consulting

Project Buyer, EHV Power

Accomplishments

Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP)
Directed the team that successfully implemented JD Edwards and SAP
Effectively directed and supervised the team that successfully completed a 550mw natural gas electrical generating plant with SNC-Lavalin and two 9.4mw and 8.6mw solar farms with EHV Power on time and within budget
Drastically improved productivity and efficiency to organizations by integrating purchasing, inventory control and warehouse procedures

Education

University of Toronto Continuing Eductaion

Cecil Jones College

Recent Positions

Senior Project Manager, Canadian Cancer Society

Director of Creative Services, Oxford University Press

Production Manager, Pearson Education Canada

Accomplishments

I achieved my Project Management Professional certification as a way to facilitate my transition from publishing into other industries, and as a way to leverage the many PM knowledge based skills I have amassed over the last 20 years.

In publishing, I worked my way up from Editor to Director of Creative Services; taking courses, learning about the other areas of the business and always expanding on my knowledge of technology.

Education

Honours BA, U of T

Financial Literacy for Directors, Rotman's, U of

Project Management Professional, PMI