Experienced Procurement Leader with strengths in multiple procurement categories such as Capital Investments, MRO’s, Energy/Utilities, Facilities, and Clinical Research:
- developing and implementing innovative strategies, processes, and partnerships to ensure timely delivery of all purchased goods on cost and with the proper quality;
- connecting the strategy, the people, and the operating plans/processes to deliver up to 120% higher savings than the competing firms.
Hired, developed and led procurement & sourcing teams (up to 7 managers) in Global Category Manager and Program Procurement Manager roles based in Singapore, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. My whole career includes being onboard in over $5 billion USD worth of investment projects in engineering, sales and procurement roles - a rich learning experience! 10 years of experience in working for world leading healthcare / biopharma companies.
Associate Director, Global Sourcing & Procurement
Since June 2016
Global lead (head) of energy & utilities sourcing & procurement. Developing the strategy, process, tools/programs and people to manage the total cost of ownership and new category initiatives most optimally.
Senior Manager, Global Sourcing and Procurement
June 2015 --- May 2016
Global lead (head) of energy & utilities sourcing & procurement. Developed the strategy, process, tools/programs and people to manage the total cost of ownership most optimally. Managed the category during a great moment of change and challenges: Baxalta did first a spin-off from Baxter and then it was acquired by Shire.
Senior Manager Global Sourcing & Procurement, Global Category Manager Capital Expenditures
November 2011 --- May 2015
Region head for the capital investments and MROs during a period of heavy investing in new manufacturing facilities - some projects at the company were $1+ billion. Capital & MRO's sourcing head in the region: responsible of the strategy, sourcing staff and their development. Hired and led several Global Category Managers and Program Procurement Managers. The team was highly successful and delivered a great value beyond the cost savings that were double in comparison to the industry benchmarks. Promoted to the senior manager level.
European Manufacturing Category Manager
January 2010 --- November 2011
Region head for the manufacturing indirect sourcing & procurement. Created a new procurement category that included all technical goods and services in the region: capital investments, MROs, energy, utilities, facility, etc. Managed spends of $300m+ and led a team.
European Category Manager
January 2007 --- January 2010
Region head for 3 procurement categories: capital investments, MRO and clinical research. Run up the categories and optimal spend management as the first pioneer in the company (a new role). Managed 10+ manufacturing plants and category spends at $100m++. Obtained a strong support from the country/plant CEO levels. Invited by the business VP to join Baxter Clinical Research Advisory Board to accelerate new drugs time-to-market.
January 2005 --- January 2007
Responsible of major infrastructure sales proposals for clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East ($100m++).
January 2001 --- January 2005
Responsible of polymer & process & construction projects and later on market research and market intelligence projects. Project lead in a successful industry joint development program that involved several industrial partners and the European Commission. Evolved to the global sourcing organization to establish global agreements and collaborations for the technical goods & services.
Nuclear Safety Engineer
January 2000 --- January 2001
Responsible of nuclear safety & engineering projects in Europe.
Process Design Engineer
January 1997 --- January 1998
Received a Patent Office Award from a leading Scandinavian oil refining company.
Strategic thinkingAnalytical thinkingCollaborationResult OrientedService orientedCommunicativeFlexibilityProblem solvingTrust
Clinical trialsManufacturingGood Manufacturing Practice (GMP)BiopharmaceuticalsContract negotiationMergers & AcquisitionsProcurementBusiness StrategyBusiness DevelopmentSales Management
Skills and Expertise
Develop business planManage projects resourcesNegotiationDevelop supply strategyLead teamsManage research projectsFinancial reportsIdentify market opportunitiesMaintenance of biomedical equipment
Doctor of Technology in Engineering and Business from Aalto University in 2002
Visiting PhD student and staff member in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department from Western University in 2000
Master of Science in Engineering and Business from Aalto University in 1997
Training and Certification
Selecting & Managing CROs in 2008 Training
Certified Purchasing Manager Certification
Six Sigma Green Belt Training Certification