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Salary range: $115,000 to $125,000
Willing to relocate: No
Years of related job experience: 23
Highest degree earned: Master's Degree
Languages: English
Software: Microsoft office suite, PeopleSoft, Emptoris
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Candidate Code: a15f98


We are excited to represent a Native Nashvillian. Her deep rooted history and extensive professional experience coupled with her innate people skills have allowed her to successfully manage supplier relationships over three uniquely different industries. This candidate has been instrumental in mitigating risks, streamlining processes and savings mutli-million dollars along the way.


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Location: Nashville, TN
Job title: External Entity Manager
Years and months employed: 6 Year(s) 7 Month(s)
Responsibilities: Manage the life cycle of key multi-million dollar supplier relationships to ensure full adherence of contracted terms and conditions. Responsibilities: provide leadership and insight to business partners in relationship to their supplier needs; direct internal and external customers through the proper contracting policies, procedures and best practices; facilitate and document solutions to supplier issues and discrepancies; manage quarterly supplier reviews and analyze monthly and quarterly supplier reports; act as a liaison to bridge the gap between HealthSpring business needs and Cigna's existing supplier relationships; lead supplier initiatives and process improvements to meet growing business demands; and communicate supplier updates to internal business groups in order to maximize supplier relationships

Organization: Fisk University
Location: Nashville, TN
Job title: Purchasing Director
Years and months employed: 5 Year(s)
Responsibilities: Directed and coordinated the procurement, warehousing, inventory control and distribution of various products and related services. Additional responsibilities: managed fixed asset control and the accounting functions for accounts payable, purchasing and fixed assets; negotiated contracts to support all aspects of the University's operations; managed the completion of complex purchasing projects; performed advanced research on market trends, market forces, pricing, supply problems and complex product specifications in order to make purchasing decisions; and provided guidance to management, staff and vendors on policies, regulations and procedures.

Organization: Ford Credit
Location: Franklin, TN
Job title: Procurement Buyer
Years and months employed: 11 Year(s)
Responsibilities: Represented 8 Service Centers and 32 Branch Offices in the U.S. and Canada during contract negotiations and vendor selection. Responsibilities included: managed vendor base while creating new relationships that adhered to budgetary and service specifications; administered requests for quotation for more than 40 service commodities; negotiated pricing and terms of vendor proposals; created analysis to support sourcing selection and provided training for the company-wide procurement process


Institution Name: Middle Tennessee State University
Location: Murfreesbor,TN
Degree earned: Master's Degree
Major/Concentration: Marketing/Management
Year Graduated: 2000

Institution Name: Tennessee State University
Location: Nashville, TN
Degree earned: Bachelors Degree
Major/Concentration: Business Administration/Marketing
Year Graduated: 1998


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