Comprehensive experience in business operations, contract administration, logistics, purchasing/inventory control, regulatory, compliance and procedure development/implementation in emerging and high-growth US-based and international industries
Effectively introduces strategic plans, procedures, programs, and user support policies that increase efficiency as well as performance standards
Knowledgeable with Regulatory, Compliance, Healthcare Laws, Customs, Department of Transportation and International Air Transportation
Coordinate training program for staff and managers for new programs
Skilled in needs assessment, problem identification/resolution, process reengineering, lean manufacturing, six sigma, contract negotiations, cost analysis and reduction
Well-versed intercultural communication and negotiation; experience working with business partners in Europe, the Pacific Rim and Latin America; Fluent in French.
Utilize Microsoft system Window XP, Window7 Enterprise, proficient with Access database, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Word, Visio, PDF, Oracle, Procuri/Arabia, SAP, Spend Hub, Mainframe, Lotus Notes, Outlook and WINDCHILL
Boston Scientific Corporation, Maple Grove, MN 2008 – Present
Vendor Management & Preclinical Archive Manager
Responsible for all aspects of vendor management and contract administration, including project management, vendors relations, performance and expense authorization for all Business Units
Act as a primary liaison to vendors, internal and external counsels as well as an advisor for internal teams to meet day to day operations
Provide contract administration support and business integration to new acquisitions
Manage contract administration Federal and Commercial contracts to support all internal business units in timely fashion to meet all critical deadlines
Drafting, issuing, negotiating and finalizing a variety of agreements (including academic institution, consulting, CRO, equipment/surgical supplies, physician, medical facilities and services)
Reviewing redlines and interfaced with external counsels by actively participating in negotiation to meet contract deadline.
Analyzing Fair Market Value to support budget development
Mediating to resolution any arising issues during the life of the agreements with vendors
Planned and implemented new procedures to meet internal, Federal and States laws and regulations
Develop international vendor base to meet current business needs by selecting key vendors in Europe and Asia Pacific Rim.
Introduced two databases to lean the process on tracking service level agreement, vendors information, spending and current legal agreements status that improve accuracy and reducing by 50% processing time as well as customized reports for internal users
Performed data collection and analysis for the development of special reports on costs savings driven and vendor performance
Risk Management evaluate vendor performance coordinate with internal team based on feedback to issues resolution
Developed relationship and strategy with internal business units and research associates to ensure the most qualified vendor is used.
Provided training for general contract requirements and procedures for healthcare providers to ensure compliance with Federal laws and regulations
Manage day to day activities of the Preclinical Archives, including vendor relations, contract negotiation, archive activities consolidation and logistics.
Centralized 20 vendors offsite archives locations to one offsite location that resulted in $2.5 million dollars cost saving.
Initiated an annual cost saving of $505,000.00 by negotiating a contract with the offsite archiving facility, a VIP award was given by Finance for providing a low cost operation and an annual cost saving.
Lean and harmonized the archiving process and forms between two quality systems and introducing new processes to improve archival retrieval
Created mirror databases between two quality systems to maintain archives records for each company that are ready to be merged when the two quality systems will be harmonized
Provided supporting documentation during Audit Internal/External (PQA, Corporate, IACUC, USDA, FDA), regulatory Submission for US, Europe, and Japan markets
Coordinate the transfer of Boston Scientific new business acquisitions studies to the offsite archives
Managed the logistic of the vendors archives transfer of the materials and bio-hazardous materials to Boston Scientific offsite, including negotiation of transfer price, shipping cost and the closing of Boston Scientific accounts
Orchestrated the development and implementation of multiple databases and processes across multiple business group to support various needs
Human Specimen process and database to provide a comprehensive inventory of all human specimens in house and offsite
Bio-Laboratory tracking project database to record studies and experimentation that are taking place in the Bio-Laboratory for yearly review of the usage of the laboratory
Capa Issue tracking database for user to record and sign off on each issues including tabular reporting for management at the research facility
Implemented an Inventory Product database and process to track orders for the research facility that improve inventory management by consolidating and reducing the vendor base and provided a costs savings by analyzing base products costs by 30%.
Clinical Complaint Process:
Provided guidance and support to develop a clinical compliant process including feasibility and regulations around the pathology laboratory by receiving explanted samples from domestic and international in order to provide reporting in timely manners to the clinical compliance group
Introduced a new process and a new database to inventory the samples and shipment from domestic and international locations for regulatory purpose to facilitate the retrieval and information for each sample.
Pro Staff- Boston Scientific, Maple Grove MN 2006 – 2008 Vendor Mgt, Archivist
• Manage day to day activities of the Preclinical Archives, including vendor relations, contract negotiation, archive activities and consolidation.
• Centralized all archives to one offsite location to reduce cost and provide support for audit (FDA, USDA and Corporate)
• Manage Vendor operations for the preclinical group
• Updated the yearly financial expenses report for the Preclinical group that is quarterly published to upper management • Reviewing and updating procedures to maintain the preclinical group compliant with regulatory
Administration support for Launch, Planning & Execution Group • Provided administrative support including executing purchase order in SAP, archiving records, data entry.
Primerica financial Services, Plymouth, MN 2004 – 2006 Financial Analyst Primerica, as the marketing division of Citigroup, provides a wide range of services to consumers, including Mortgages, Insurance and Investments.
Start up my own company that provided personal finance to customers, developed customer base accounts. Trained and mentored new associates on products available from Citigroup subsidiaries
1st ST NW INC,Eagan, MN, 1998-2004
Consultant – Thermo King Corporation/Ingersoll-Rand
Operation Manager II Asia Pacific Rim / Senior Business & System Analyst
Provide consulting services to the worldwide leader in Refrigeration Manufacturing for Supply Chain Management. Responsible for:
Operation Manager II /Acting Director for Asia Pacific Rim • Developed a marketing strategy to promote Asia Pacific countries and sourcing opportunities for the corporation worldwide • Utilized a web base that resulted in 40% sourcing the first year from the region included a complete listing of manufacturer per business area including an Editorial that provided the latest manufacturing news for the region. • Published a corporate report that showed the progress of sourcing from Asia Pacific Rim
Region • Streamlined Operations Management, consolidating and improving the startup of a new plant in China • Participated in the migration of one Product line from Europe to China • Managed the development of new suppliers based in China, resulting in cost savings of $20 million for one commodity and an average of $10 million per commodities.
• Collaborated with the General Counsel on existing patented products
• Negotiated new contracts with suppliers
• Introduced advanced systems, technologies and processes to reduce workflow and inventory by 30% in the new plant in China • Reduced operating costs and improved purchasing, inventory and transportation operations in China and Pacific Rim by 40% • System developed and implemented in China is now slated to be implemented worldwide
• Analyzed business information flows and designed operational system designed to maximize international operation
• Worked with the Engineering group on stress test of new products from Chinese suppliers
• Changing raw materials for existing products
Senior Business & System Analyst: • Development of information flow utilizing Oracle, SAP, Windchill applications • Provide technical assistance to major corporate clients, specializing in advanced information
technologies (web design layout, system integration, strategic planning, and system administration) • Support 1000 employees in 14 branches within 4 world regions • Implement monthly financial statement reporting by major commodities in order to enhance decision making and focus attention on the bottom line
o Resulted in a 35% cost reduction and a 20% vendor consolidation worldwide • Designed and implemented database system in multi-user environment to control payables and receivables • Managed International Security Groups for an array of applications through the network and help desk support provided for upper management
• As a member of International Customs Compliance Committee, structured and consolidated global information flow across the company worldwide. o Focused on implementation of new regulations issued by US Customs across the company
• Within the NAFTA (North American Fair Trade Agreement) regulation framework, designed, developed and implemented a database that stored all purchased parts o The Database was utilized by the Logistic team to claim duty drawback for all exported goods to Canada and Mexico, including goods that are shipped back to the United States from around the world o Achieved cost savings of $100,000 per year
Special Projects: Managed cross-functional project teams in a project that improved application software
capabilities and heightened support for global Supply Chain Management within the organization • Functioned as the Liaison between Supply Management and Oracle team o Contributed on the design and enhancement of the vendor set up including the layout of Oracle tables and reports o Provided analysis for the data migration and management from SAP to Oracle o Developed non standard financial reports in Oracle o Developed a training guide and provided training for the users and administrators. o Conducted testing prior to the implementation of Oracle o Created a data warehouse to store information from Oracle, SAP and Mainframe for the generation of reports used by upper management • Contributed to the development of a workshop conducted with the global Supply Chain Management Group and outside Vendors o Workshop included an online presentation for all of the major commodities • Engineered and implemented a process design and performance improvement plan that contributed to new revenues and cost reductions • Provided business requirement and analysis for the migration of BOM from the mainframe platform to Windchill, including the usage of SICCODE and UNSPSC codes and data clean up • Contributed in the design of the process flow of windchill and the tool customization requirements to provide a better usage for the users • Conducted testing prior to the implementation of Windchill • Functioned as the liaison between the users and the programmers to resolve any outstanding issues during the project and for any improvement on the functionality of Windchill • Trained the business users on Windchill use • Created on-line training manual that is stored in the intranet for corporate-wide access
ON CALL INC, Minneapolis, MN 1995-1998 Consultant Target Corporation
Junior Business and Systems Analyst • Designed and implemented a customized relational access database used by IS Executives and Managers to monitor the progress of software development across the corporation. • Created tabular on-line data entry forms (Windows) to ensure data security and integrity. • Using SQL language, developed queries and created customized weekly and monthly reports, which indicated the status, critical paths and progress of all development projects underway • Supported the ABT Tools, IS WORKBENCH and Reporting by maintaining up to date data on all projects • Provided Help desk support to clients • Trained management on the use of the IS WORKBENCH Tool.
Education University of Jean Moulins, Lyon 2 France Bachelor of Arts 1991
Continuing Education Dearborn/Prosource Estate Planning, Real Estate Investment and Insurance
Certifications Health Life & Accident License Chamber of Commerce 2004 Loan Certification Chamber of Commerce 2004 GLP Certification (FDA) Boston Scientific 2006 Archivist Certification Boston Scientific 2006
DOT Certification Boston Scientific 2009
IATA Certification Boston Scientific 2010
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