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Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist / Consultant
Contracts ~ Inventory Planning & Control ~ LTAs ~ Purchase Order Process
Supplier Relations ~ Budget Compliance ~ Report Preparation ~ Mentoring & Team Leadership
Bilingual (English and French) with a significant background in full-scope supply chain management for major international organizations and in private sectors.
Adept throughout receipt, identification, maintenance, utilization and disposition of equipment and supplies.
Excel at building teams and strategically steering projects to maximize use of resources, boost productivity and efficiency, control costs and achieve aggressive performance goals.
Constantly strive to maximize profitability, product integrity, cost control and sustainability through polished forecasting, scheduling and negotiating capabilities.
Evaluate existing processes and procedures to rapidly implement solutions and controls that enhance supply chain functions and generate cost savings.
Able to identify requirements, allocate and procure suitable resources, direct team members, and facilitate project/program delivery within timeline, scope, and budget parameters.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 2012 to 2014
Team Leader Procurement Specialist
Directed, trained, mentored, and supervised team of five in all facets of purchasing operations.
Evaluated, negotiated and finalized Long Term Agreements (LTAs) for telecom services, fuel for motor vehicles, equipment with magnetic cards, and internet services via fiber optic cables.
UNDP Democratic Republic of Congo, 2011 to 2012
UNDP Central African Republic (CAR), 2010 to 2011
UNDP Burundi, Service Center, 2010
Delivered influential guidance to Procurement unit and Electoral Process department to support timely purchasing of materials such as ballot papers, voting booths, and ballot boxes for General Elections.
Demonstrated exceptional subject matter knowledge in training, educating, coaching and instructing personnel within Purchasing unit.
UNDP Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Service Center, 2005 to 2009
Spearheaded planning, procurement, and allocation of goods and services for all United Nations development projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Served as primary point of contact for all procurement activities related to Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Brassage, and Post-Brassage Programs of country office.
Evaluated, selected and authorized LTAs for purchase of internet and telephone services providers, customs
clearance services, freight forwarders, travel agencies, and audit firms.
Sourced and secured a broad range of goods to meet the needs of Poverty Reduction and Governance unit.
Headed team in purchasing electoral materials for UNDP project (PACE) such as voters cards, accessories for voters enrolment kits, and printed documents detailing objectives of the Independent Electoral Commission.
Fulfilled concurrent role as Team Leader of Procurement unit from 2008 to 2009, holding accountability for supervising buyers to ensure strict compliance with procurement rules and regulations of UNDP and providing guidance to Service Center Manager on departmental policies.
Functioned as Acting Service Center Manager and/or Acting Head of Purchasing unit during absences.
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Professional Experience continued
United Nations Missions in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), 2000 to 2003
Governed planning and acquisition of general supplies by determining annual budget, anticipating and forecasting needs, and formulating procurement contracts which consistently comply with financial limitations.
Adhered to defined budgets in procuring general supply items encompassing medical equipment and supplies, office equipment and supplies, furniture, security technology, cleaning materials and more.
Analyzed, prepared and submitted Statements of Work (SOW) to administer contracts for provision of emergency drugs, consumables and laboratory reagents for use at Mission clinic and UN-supported hospitals.
Sourced, negotiated, and secured budget-compliant contracts with external third parties for maintenance and repair of a wide range of equipment used within Mission clinic and hospitals.
Scrutinized incoming bids to verify products and services offered by vendors aligned with terms, requirements and specifications indicated in solicitation documents.
Prudently controlled emergency petty cash purchases according to United Nations financial rules, policies, and regulations, and maintained up-to-date documentation outlining purchases.
Fostered, nurtured, and maintained cohesive relationships among all sections of Mission spanning Procurement unit, Medical Services unit, and military units of the Troops Contributing Countries (TCCs) to ensure they received all necessary support from Supply unit.
Circuit City, Nanuet, New York, 1999 to 2000
National Parts Manager
SCOATRAC (a division of SCOA NIG, PLC), Lagos, Nigeria, 1992 to 1998
Master of Arts, Physics, Columbia University, New York
Ma trise s-Sciences, Physics, University of Besancon, France
License s-Sciences, Physics and Chemistry, University of Dakar, Senegal
UN Peacekeeping for Supply Officers
UNDP Procurement Certification, Level 1
UNDP Sexual Harassment
CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) Procurement Certification, Level 2
CIPS Certificate in Ethical Procurement and Supply
CIPS Certification in Advance Procurement and Supply Operations
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