Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics Last Updated: 11th January 2019 (10 days ago)
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English, Greek

Summary

I offer my expertise and experience from the position as procurement supervisor ( Served as acting ISC manager ) to contribute to an official project of the United States Agency of International Development (USAID). The purpose of this program is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. My team supports health programs through the supply of a wide range of health commodities, including contraceptives, condoms, essential drugs; and select commodities for HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, and infectious diseases.

I am prepared to ensure with professionalism, dynamism and persistence the responsibilities of coordination and leadership and contribute to the supply chain and contracts management. My extensive experience in public and government procurement, combined with extended management successes in sourcing strategy, and cost-effective approaches have equipped me with the critical abilities to succeed my future missions.

My experience in supply chain and logistics in complex and diverse circumstances, attest to my natural abilities to execute multifaceted major procurement projects including design and implementation, plan procurement processes and identify cost-effective and acquisitions methods, in compliance with in-country procurement laws and international standards.

With an extensive knowledge of the logistics and supply chain and practices in international procurement, I am proficient in negotiations skills and conflicts resolutions in the entire course of the procurement cycle.

I have excellent communication skills, which include active listening and the ability to present complex ideas in concise written and verbal descriptions, which are easily understood by both technical and non-technical audiences

My greatest strengths include professionalism, understanding the importance of client’s commitment and embracing challenges.

I look forward with great anticipation to discussing with you the many ways in which I can make a significant contribution to the company’s growth and expansion into the international markets. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Education

George Washington University Interactive Web Design
   Nov 2000 — Jan 2001

Experience

Chemonics International Inc. Procurement Supervisor ( Acted as ISC Manager )
   Apr 2016 — Current
( Served as Acting ISC Manager May 2017- Dec.2017 )

Leading the execution of the procurement operation across all Task orders for Laboratory commodities and essential medicines. The operation is under the GHSC-PSM program, which is an official project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contracted to Chemonics International and its consortium members. Our roles is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of humanitarian aid and health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. Supervising a team of 11 procurement specialists tracking requisition orders from clients in countries where GHSC-PSM has field offices, as well as non-field office countries.

• Supervise team of 11 Tender Specialists, including establishment of performance goals.
• Implemented policies, procedures, work instructions and guidance documents related to the Sourcing & Contracts function in GSC.
• Maintained staffing capacity to conduct Laboratory and Diagnostics supplies sourcing events, ensuring technical expertise is available to efficiently execute RFX events for selected Task Orders.
• Coordinated supplier selection and contracting activities for selected range of commodities, including all types of RFX events and contract types, leveraging GHSC-PSM MIS tools.
• Continuously identifying emergency, or critical sourcing events that require management intervention, collaborating with USAID, Country Programs and suppliers as required.
• Ensured visibility for all Laboratory and Diagnostics sourcing event, to internal and external stakeholders, including USAID, GHSC-PSM Country Programs and GSC teams.
• Collaborated with Sourcing & Contracts and Procurement teams to achieve target cycle time metrics goals for sourcing and contracting activities.
• Support strategic sourcing strategy implementation, in collaboration with Supplier Relationship Management team, USAID, GHSC-PSM functional leaders and GSC teams.
• Collaborate with GHSC-PSM Quality Assurance/Quality Control team and USAID regarding quality control requirements for sourcing events.
• Collaborated with GHSC-PSM on continuous improvement of GSC systems and tools.
• Support continuous improvement of GSC business processes.
• HR Responsibilities, recruiting
• Provide short term technical assistance and/or capacity building to field offices, as necessary.
• Track fulfillment process.




Branch Manager – Business Development Manager May 2015 – Feb. 2016
Bollore Logistics (Former SDV USA INC.)

Branch Manager with a dual role as business development manager with more than 18 years of logistics experience. Worked within all modes of transportation and move product from its origination point to its final destination in a professional, timely, and accurate fashion. As business development manager, build and strengthen the business relationships with commercial and U.S government clients. Worked very close with the Dep. Of State and the USAID on humanitarian aid programs within the U.S and overseas. Oversaw and responsible for all operations for the Washington DC branch of SDV USA. Reporting directly to the CEO of Americas.

• Managed the existing business accounts and continuously building customer rapport
• Generated new business development, and revenue independently and for the branch
• Utilize company’s internal tools to negotiate market freight rates for the customer
• Maintained a working knowledge of the company's specialty services, internal resources, competitive strategies, and customer requirements
• Provided the highest level of customer service to both, internal and external business partners.
• I hold specific knowledge in regards to priority freight, ground freight, international air freight, ocean freight, high risk/high value cargo, trade show shipping, customs brokerage, supply chain project management, warehousing, and other shipping services and solutions.
• Precise determination of delivery and weather related conditions in order to minimize any delays with our services
• Responsible for recruiting employees for the branch and off site locations.
• Encouraged training of employees.
• Oversee export and Import operations.
• Consistently oversaw the freight from origination to destination and took responsibility for any occurrences while solving them both constructively and timely.
• The ability to work independently while supporting an overall team mentality.
• Assist in setting high standards of performance for all team.
• Budget preparation.
• Insurance claims.
• HR Responsibilities, recruiting
• Proactively addressed concerns, conflicts, and interactions with team.
• Promote a positive work environment that is challenging and engaging.
• Monitor team’s productivity, and speed.
• Experience transporting shipments into challenging areas overseas.





Manager – Logistics & Support / Business Development February 2014 –May 2015
SkyLink Aviation

Committed, and goal driven logistics manager overseeing daily logistics operations. Broad experience in the Aviation, freight forwarding, and cargo transportation. International and domestic. Offering over 17 years in the field. Currently part of a team of experts in the Aviation industry that has been offering services over 26 years, and has operated in more than 75 countries. Currently long term projects providing aviation services for DynCorp in Afghanistan, FEMA within the U.S, and unclassified shipments for the Department of State.

• Correspondence, and complete oversight of location logistics operations.
• Monitoring budget and operational metrics while diagnosing and improving processes and procedures to ultimately improve performance and profitability.
• Responsible for recruiting employees for the branch and off site locations.
• Oversight of warehouse and dispatch personnel.
• Responsible for general staff training and development.
• Compliance with all regulatory requirements and any associated reporting.
• Work with our legal department on insurance claims.
• Aircraft analysis, and suitability.
• Aircraft sourcing, pricing
• Export / Import operations
• Excellent business writing skills necessary to create various reports, and assisting with proposal preparation.
• Market research, and analysis
• Analysis of new Business Leads.
• Growth of the operation while still maintaining superior service to existing customers
• Flexible work schedule, as work requires.
• Budget preparation
• HR Responsibilities, recruiting
• Other duties within the office as team might need assistance.
Unitrans International Project Coordinator
   Aug 2010 — Feb 2014
Planning, implementing and delivering project initiatives for high-profile US government and commercial customers. Preparing project reports to review project activities, determine status and project monitoring.
Assisting in creating proposals and plans, implement and deliver project initiative to meet project schedule and delivery objectives once the project is won. Major challenge, was part of the Prime Vendor team that provided the Defense Supply Center – Philadelphia (DSCP) the Full Line of Food Distribution services, to U.S bases in Iraq. Our services included transparent reporting and proactive customer service, as well as considerable and ongoing efforts to provide the government with the best total supply and distribution costs.


• Logistics Coordinator that arranges supply chain transportation services. Maintains vendor and customer working relationships to successfully ship cargo worldwide.
• Managing, and entering procurement orders for Prime vendor as the main account, and also for other various on-going projects in Afghanistan and Iraq. (From IT, and communication equipment to large power generation equipment needed by the U.S Government and private vendors).
• Analyzed costs from vendors for various procurement projects.
• FMS Logistics / Transportation, and budget analysis.
• FMS RFQ response
• Supply chain management based on fulfilling various contracts with the U.S government.
• Procurement of materials and subcontracts from qualified vendors and subcontractors
• Reported costs to director of procurement prior to entering any orders.
• Navigates in intricate information technology systems to extract procurement and freight data to transfer information into an in house tracking and tracing report.
• Responsible for recruiting on a case to case projects.
• Hazmat shipments handling, radioactive goods, and Dry ice.
• Produces shipping plans for official offers in proposal formats that are submitted to US government and commercial customers
• Maintains the quality control and assurance of vendor and carrier reporting activities
• Responds to and executes emergency airlift of PV critical cargo
• Review project work plans and schedules for accuracy and compliance with program requirements. Update project activities and schedules according to revised and approved project status and requirements.
• Researching and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking into account factors such as the perishable or hazardous nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security.
• Developing project based initiatives for delivery of strategic project analysis, scheduling and planning.
• Identify project phases, areas, and activities and develop project schedule.
• Monitor, track and upgrade project progress, information and generate report.
• Prepare and provide reports to client and upper management.
• Arranging for ocean, air and inland transportation for secure and non-secure cargo.
• Liaise between client, vendor, and logistics department to ensure efficiency.
• Negotiating price and delivery terms with warehouse and air freight agents.
• Preparing shipping documents, freight invoice and cost sheet related to on going projects.
• Aircraft Chartering for oversized and time sensitive shipments.
• Capable of identifying new customers and retaining the current client base.
• Occasional visits to client sites and attend industry exhibitions.
• Customer service