Bachelor degree in Business Management with over 15 years Chemical Industry Procurement experience, as well as Oil & Gas, Capital Project purchasing, strategic sourcing and global risk analysis. International negotiation strategies with Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, Americas Styrenics (a former Dow Chemical now Chevron/Trinseo company). Raw material chemical management and large capital projects, including commodities, bottleneck and
Bachelor degree in Business Management with over 15 years Chemical Industry Procurement experience, as well as Oil & Gas, Capital Project purchasing, strategic sourcing and global risk analysis. International negotiation strategies with Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, Americas Styrenics (a former Dow Chemical now Chevron/Trinseo company). Raw material chemical management and large capital projects, including commodities, bottleneck and Tier I, II, III chemicals, PVF, HVAC, Electrical, Construction material, Paints and Coatings, Resins and Natural oils. Sourcing for new product development, contract management, vendor relationship management, and international business experience. Past experience with real estate sales and realtor license, finance loans, credit approval, banking, sales and three SAP implementations.
Procurement Manager, Protective Coatings @ Procurement strategies and risk analysis of raw material chemicals for Protective Coatings. From November 2015 to Present (2 months) Procurement Director @ Procurement Director for environmental remediation and project construction materials in Houston, Texas From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Sr. Sourcing Specialist - Chemicals for Styrene / Polystyrene @ Managed over $100MM in direct spend.
Developed strategies for raw material & packaging portfolio across global, cross- functional teams.
Developed and contracted with Toll Manufacturers and worked with marketing/sales and business development team to develop new product for recycled polystyrene.
Purchased specialty additives and raw materials including rubber, eso, benzene, catalyst, antioxidants, nitrogen, process aids, stearates.
Vendor and contract management.
Analyzed market trends using Six Sigma methodology and value chain analysis.
Focal point for quality and logistical issues.
Key roles on cross-functional teams such as EH&S, R&D and Logistics. From March 2013 to June 2014 (1 year 4 months) Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Chemicals PE, PP @ Managed $60-80MM in direct and indirect spend. Developed complex supply strategies for the purchase of raw materials for the polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, wire&cable, epoxy, building & construction, agriculture and personal care industries. Evaluated vendors, trained in contract negotiation, Six Sigma and A.T.Kearney Purchasing methodology. Focal point for new product development working with a team of R&D and Business Development Managers to drive profitability and bring new products to market. Realize cost savings of $3-6MM annual. From July 2006 to March 2013 (6 years 9 months) Sr. Client Service Representative - Raw Material Chemicals @ Managed $2-4MM in spend for bottleneck raw material and specialty chemicals, which resulted in 10% to 25% cost reductions.
Extensive knowledge of SAP P2P as well as focal point for acquisitions and training of new companies.
Accounts Payable resolution, inventory management and scheduling to ensure supply and compliance.
Focal point for internal business partners raw material mergers & acquisitions.
Participated in both business and functional internal and external audits.
Managed supplier ISO certifications and have extensive knowledge of QS/ISO requirements.
Applied Six Sigma methodology and tools for value delivery and participated as a team member on global black belt projects.
Trained in conflict resolutions, negotiation, contracts and safety.
Green Belt Certified From July 2000 to June 2006 (6 years) Sourcing Manager - Electrical @ Managed a portfolio of over $40MM in direct spend for an OEM manufacturer of crank shaft machinery for the auto industry.
Procured electrical components and steel housing units, globally.
Part of the expedite team and project management teams to ensure timely delivery to customers. From December 1999 to July 2000 (8 months) Sourcing Manager - Capital Projects @ Managed over $20MM in spend. Procured all equipment for capital projects, including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, HVAC and labor and services. Managed and scheduled all site inspections. Managed pre-bid meetings and negotiated/awarded all bids. From April 1997 to December 1999 (2 years 9 months)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) @ Northwood University From 2005 to 2007 Kristen Andrews is skilled in: Purchasing, Market Analysis, Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, SAP, Sourcing, Supply Management, Raw Materials, Materials Management, Global Sourcing, Six Sigma, Supply Chain
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